John's Bay Boat Lobsteryacht 32

  • Vessel Specifications and Comments

    • LOA: 32' 0"
    • LOD:
    • LWL: 30' 10"
    • Beam: 11' 2"
    • Draft: 3' 7"
    • Displacement: lbs
    • Ballast: lbs
    • Speed: 22 knots
    • Power: Yanmar 6LP-STE Horse Power
    • Construction: plank-on-frame
    • General Comments: Update: June 07, 2012. New photos of Bernadette. I have been collaborating with Pete Kass of John's Bay Boat for sevaral years now. Pete is one of the last full time builders of plank-on-frame wooden lobster boats.

About the Builders - John's Bay Boat Co.

John's Bay Boat Company is a small, traditional boatshop located in mid-coast Maine. They build custom plank on frame boats for work or pleasure up to 50' in length.

Peter H. Kass
tel: 207-644-8261
web site:
P.O. Box 58
South Bristol ME
04568 USA

Designer's Comments

John's Bay Boat Lobsteryacht 32

The majority of the yard's production is commercial vessels for the Maine lobster fishery: Occasionally, Johns Bay builds a lobster yacht. The recently launched Julieann is an example of this, and we are currently in the planning stages for a 44' classic that will begin construction in the summer of 2002.

Our usual method of working together is to start with a model that Pete has built. We modify that hull to fit the new requirements, changing depth, freeboard, station spacing, etc. To the modified hull, I then add the deckhouse and interior arrangement and work out powering, tanks, and analyze the weights and balance of the boat.

All boat photos belong to the builder, John's Bay Boat.

Tad Roberts