John's Bay Boat Lobsteryacht 40

  • Vessel Specifications and Comments

    • LOA: 40' 0"
    • LOD:
    • LWL: 37' 10"
    • Beam: 12' 8"
    • Draft: 4' 1"
    • Displacement: lbs
    • Ballast: lbs
    • Speed: 22 knots
    • Power: Cummins 400 Horse Power
    • Construction: traditional plank-on-frame lobsterboat
    • General Comments: 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. 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. More

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

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.

As a designer, working with high quality custom builders such as Pete is always rewarding. Together, we can work through compromises, and I always have complete confidence in the outcome.

Tad Roberts