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2002 True North 38

Saint Simons Island, Georgia


Bright Hope represents the best value of any True North on the market today. This very well maintained and significantly upgraded True North 38 includes a complete Yanmar repower in 2021 and updated Garmin Electronics Package. This particular T38 was built with the sought after solid aft bulkead option, not the clear vinyl enclosure which makes it a much more functional cruising vessel. In addition, Bright Hope is one of the few that features two helm deck air conditioners. She is turn key and ready to go with clean bilges and engine spaces. She's easy to see and conveniently located only fifteen minutes off Interstate 95 in Saint Simons Island, GA. Noteable features include;

  • New Yanmar 440hp Engine Installed 2021 - 150 Hours Reported April 2024'
  • Garmin 16" GPS MAP / Chartplotter 
  • Garmin Radar
  • Garmin Autopilot 
  • Garmin Sounder
  • FLIR Night Vision
  • ICOM IC-M506 VHF Radio
  • VacuFlush Head System
  • MAS Diesel Generator 645 Hours Reported April 2024'
  • All Batteries Replaced Last 12 Months
  • New Bow Thruster Motor 2022
  • Air Conditioning & Heat (3) Units
  • New Air Conditioner for Cabin 2020
  • Engine & Generator Serviced 2023
  • New Stainless Galley Refrigerator 2020
  • Protective Window Covers


Gulf Coast Yacht Group - Gulf Region is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Coastal Carolina Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Make: True North
Model: 38
Year: 2002
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: tsp38014c202
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 41'6 ft / 12.65 m
Waterline Length: 38'6 ft / 11.73 m
Beam: 13'6 ft / 4.11 m
Min Draft: 3.5 ft
Dry Weight: 15,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LY2A-STP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 145


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 220 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 35 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Downeast, Express Cruiser, Motor Yachts

Vessel Overview

The True North 38 was built by Pearson Yachts, a highly respected sailboat builder in New England. The single engine downeast design is an extremely economical vessel to operate and is equally functional as a couples cruising yacht or day boat. Electric Bow Thruster provides for easy maneauvering and docking. 

Cabin provides a bouble V-Berth for two and the the dinette converts to a berth for two additional guests. A summer galley on the helm deck keeps the cabin unclutterd and both the cabin and helm deck area are air conditioned. A modern VacuFlush Head System adds to cruising comfort. 

The famous "opening transom" allows easy storage and deployment of water toys like kayaks or a tender.


  • New Yanmar 440hp Diesel engine installed in 2021. 150 engine hours reported March 2024 - Serviced 2023
  • MAS Diesel Generator 645 hours reported March 2024 - Serviced 2023
  • New Batteries 2023
  • (3) Air Conditioning / Heat units - (2) on helm deck & (1) for cabin
  • ZF Transmission 2.69:1 ratio
  • Teleflex Hydraulic Steering (reservoir replaced & ram rebuily 2022)
  • Xantrex Inverter
  • Dual 30 Amp shore power
Helm Deck and Galley
  • Electrically actuated engine hatch for easy access
  • Dinette that converts to twin berth
  • (2)  air conditioning units
  • Large Salon door that opens to cockpit
  • Large sliding salon windows
  • Dual stainless sink
  • Stainless refrigerator - New 2020
  • 3 burner cooktop
  • Microwave oven
  • Garmin Electronics Package
  • ICOM VHF Radio
  • Bow Thruster - Side Power
  • Dual Stereo
  • Remote Controlled Spotlight
  • Racor Water Sensor
  • Morse Controls
  • Windlass Controls
  • Edson Wheel
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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