2002 True North 38

ID# 4068110

Ask A Question



Yacht Overview

Make: True North

Model: 38

Year: 2002

Length: 38.5′

Located In: Saint Simons Island, GA

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8744941


This bright example of the True North Pearson 38 Express has a documented history of upgrades, including a recent full repower with a new Yanmar.

A perfect Loop boat, and ideal for trips along the intracoastal waterways, Bright Hope is a shining example of the benefits of a well crafted downeast design. A unique feature includes the opening transom, which incorporates two folding transom doors to allow full access the cockpit, and the ability to pull up and stow a dinghy. The hardtop allows for storage of additional water toys, such as kayaks, or bicycles were time in port. 

Interior comforts include a full dinette, with pull out additional seating behind the co-pilot bench. Guests can stay aboard by converting the dinette into an additional berth. The owner’s V berth forward cabin, also includes a top bunk for children or additional storage, described by the designer as a “sleeping loft”. Reverse cycle air conditioning provides cooling in the summer, and heat on chillier days. The heads are large, and include separate shower, vanity and mirror.

The chef benefits from large counter tops in the starboard side galley. In addition to a sink, there is a propane stove, and microwave, plus space for a coffee maker. Bright Hope benefits from a new, upgraded refrigerator in stylist stainless steel finish. 

At the helm, the wide visual range is immediately apparent, and forms a significant factor in the desirability of the True North as a Loop boat. A full compliment of electronics, including upgraded plotter, VHF and more, make long passages an ease. 

Full Specs

Boat Name

Bright Hope


LOA: 41.5
LWL: 38.5
Beam: 13.5 ft
Displacement: 15,000 lb


Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard



Number of single berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1

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.

This boat may not be listed by Massey Yacht Sales & Service and may be listed by another brokerage company. This listing is made available as a courtesy to those visiting our website.

The advertising broker is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.