Welcome To The Family
We hope that you are enjoying your True North! The True North Owners Association (click here) provides a great place to interact with other True North owners, share experiences and even join a rendezvous. We hope you enjoy this fantastic organization.
We also wanted to let you know that the same people that built your pride and joy are here to help you service your boat, too. As a True North owner, you are assured of the utmost level of personal service for the life of your yacht. Our staff of experienced, factory-trained craftsmen take pride in what they do and are committed to achieving the highest level of satisfaction that owners of True North Yachts have come to expect. Our in-house professionals have the capabilities to handle full refits, mehanical and electrical, repower, varnish and cabinetry, as well as repair of gel-coat and AwlGrip finishes. We can also order parts and accessories for your yacht.
Contact Customer Service with any questions you have about service, storage or parts & accessories. We look forward to hearing from you.
True North Customer Service Department
True North Factory Service
We provide full service for all project needs as well as the option for seasonal storage. Please contact us for questions and inquiries at 401-247-3000 or Email: [email protected].
What Owners Say
“I love the look, design, and the way it rides”
“Everyone is so helpful.”
“Easy to use and maintain, solid performance. Never a worry about weather.”
“Overall, the boat is and can do everything I thought it would.”
Before buying a new boat, it’s wise to listen to what owners and magazine editors say about the model you are considering and about their experiences in dealing with the boat builder and its people. See what owners and industry experts are saying about the True North and doing business with True North Yachts.
“The roomy cockpit, the versatile cabin and comfortable head are all major points to please any boater.”
“Great boat for us – for vacation trips esp. Runs great, not too thirsty, looks great!”
“It has performed extremely well in all respects!”
“Very stable platform. High tech, good quality, classic lines.”
“The TN 33 is a boat that truly excels in comfort and performance under all conditions, particularly under adverse seas!”
“My TN 33 is the ideal boat for cruising the Chesapeake Bay.”
“My wife and I really like the boat and hope to spend many hours on it cruising the Chesapeake.”
“We have started our third season and still feel like we have a brand new boat. Our three young children are as happy as we are. While at anchor or visiting a marina we are still approached by folks commenting ” this is the best looking boat on the entire lake” We agree.”
“Thanks again. The boat is absolutely incredible by the way. We couldn’t be happier with it. So user friendly.”
The last 4 years with True North have been the best and I must congratulate your company on producing such a superb craft.
More…..what people are saying about True North:
We have started our third season and still feel like we have a brand new boat. Our three young children are as happy as we are. While at anchor or visiting a marina we are still approached by folks commenting ” this is the best looking boat on the entire lake” We agree.me.
John and Lori Cowen
The Glass Slipper, Hull No. 50
…if you’ve an eye for top-notch quality, an appreciation of traditional beauty and believe that the essence of cruising is being under way, then welcome home.
If your idea of cruising includes versatility, ease of maintenance, and the ability to weather open stretches with confidence, the True North 38 should top your list.
The 38 is fabulous! Fantastic! We’re very pleased. The people at Pearson were outstanding. Communications were excellent. They were there to help every step of the way.
Cathy Harville, owner
Adrienne Brooke, Hull No. 24
Dollops of water from the occasional five-foot sea defied the pronounced flare of the bow and splashed across the windshield, but the True North glided through that stuff like it was on Golden Pond.
My 6-year-old son could not contain his excitement as we prepared to pull away from the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. ‘Dad,’ he said, ‘when are we gonna go out on the coolest boat in the whole world?’
As I bore off down Nantucket Sound, she settled into a comfortable 18-knot cruise in beam seas. They I turned south into Vineyard Sound and surged down 4- and 5-footers. Her hull shape—with a narrow entry, a modified-V carried well aft and a short skeg protecting the running gear—helped her shoulder softly into the waves and track down-sea with conviction.
My long weekend started late, with no time for a systems briefing. I would have to fudge through myself. The exercise proved just how simple and functional this boat is.
George Sass Jr.,
It’s so versatile. If we want to put a dingy in the water, we just open the transom doors. And the handling is incredible.
Mark Stern, owner
True Blue, Hull No. 2
I thought this would be a great party boat. I never anticipated it would be great for cruising offshore. That’s a real plus for us and our grandchildren.
Carole Falk, owner
Gatsby, Hull No. 9
For a woman it’s a great boat. It isn’t intimidating. I feel like I have complete control. The size doesn’t overwhelm me. In fact it’s easier to handle than the 26-ft boat we had.
Cathy Harville, owner
Adrienne Brooke, Hull No. 24
…a plumb-bowed Downeast profile yachty enough to raise the eyebrows of every commercial crab fisherman in town, she was the perfect vessel for our three-day cruise of Florida’s 10,000 Islands.
Capt. Bill Pike,
A joy to own, a pleasure to run. With a retained marine architect, I could have not have come up with a more perfect vessel. And Pearson’s a great company to deal with.
Bill Wagner, owner
Rebecca, Hull No. 4
I love it. There are no second class components. Everything is top of the line. I had it in 15 foot seas and it was seaworthy and stable.
Jerry Edgerton, owner
Integrity, Hull No. 20
Testimonial from Dan Mathias
I don’t know if I sold any boats yet, but I exposed it to thousands of people. Here’s where the boat has been so far!:
Started in Ft. Myers, FL in the beginning of Oct. Went to Key West for December and January. Went to Marathon, FL for February. Then (in one trip): Bimini, Grand Bahama, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay, Elbow Cay, Great Guana Cay, then back to West Palm Beach. Then- West Palm to Daytona to St. Augustine to Savannah to Charleston. After 3 weeks in Charleston it’s back it’s finally home in Annapolis. We got back from Charleston in 2.5 days! Got back last night.
I absolutely cannot imagine a better boat! It is quite obvious that the design and construction was thought-out by experienced and knowledgeable engineers. Everything is where it should be and is of the highest quality. The boat offers the perfect combination of ride quality, size, and efficiency. It turns heads wherever It goes!
Capt. Daniel Mathias
From Lake Erie – written 1/14/08
Here is a new question for you. Last November, while crossing Lake Erie in rather rough weather, the boat was hit so hard by a wave that the flagstaff (and flag) popped out of the transom never to be seen again. I would either like to purchase a new one from you ( staff & flag both), or get the specs from you to purchase one here in Michigan. I’d be happy to buy it directly from you assuming the price is reasonable, of course.( I’m from New England! ) I would appreciate your advice.
Now, a word about that trip. Lake Erie, you may know, is noteworthy for its’ rather challenging wave structure. The Lake is so shallow, especially in the western basin, that it takes very little wind to create a dangerous situation, with steep waves spaced very close together . On that particular day, the wind speed increased very quickly (in 45 minutes from breezy to 30 mph steady, with gusts significantly exceeding that. Wave height went from 3 feet,short chop to 8-10 feet . In other words, punishing. At this point in the trip, having left Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, my home, far behind and with 30 miles to go to the Ohio shore, there was nothing to be done but to work my way thru each wave individually, tacking like a sailboat to quarter the waves as much as possible. My friend who was accompanying me, a lifelong boater, said he may never venture out on Lake Erie again. But I have to say, the boat( the 38 footer), performed wonderfully. At no time did I feel at significant risk and at no time did the boat ever give me cause for concern.I was able to give my full attention to driving, (which under the circumstances, seemed like the right thing to do), and trust that the boat would perform. And it did. Aside from water coming thru the windshield gaskets ( it seemed like we were underwater most of the trip; waves were going over us)) not a single system failed. For 30 miles I worked my way across that lake, never seeing another boat ( big surprise) and arrived safely in reasonable time. Your hull design is perfect!
I have owned many expensive boats and I will NEVER own anything other than a True North again.
From Naples, FL
I absolutely love the True North 38( ‘Waves’ ) and will be an outspoken salesman for you guys–outstanding boat! Following an extensive re-fresh of cosmetics, electronics and systems spearheaded by my very good friend, Charlie Gennarelli, I have used her extensively in Florida this winter and she is a dream–great sea boat and very well designed and comfortable. She will be shipped north in early April and will be based at American YC. Meg and I plan to cruise her extensively. She is a 10!!
From Vancouver, BC
Nobody who has seen this boat can think of a better boat for the North Coast!
I love my boat!
Happy Boat Owners, Will brave any type of storm.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I just wanted to report that yesterday, while it was a whopping 37 degrees in Birmingham, my family and I were out enjoying Hull #109, affectionately known as “Babs,” in Sarasota, where it was a lovely 69. We spent about 8 hours on the boat. We eased over to the Field Club and had lunch. Everyone there wanted to know, “what is that.” And they all loved it. “Beautiful” is a term that I am getting used to. We then peddled down the inter-coastal waterway for an hour or so. Dolphins chased us, Herons gawked. Our friends, Rob and Amanda (and their two kids) noted that “everyone stares at your boat.” The kids began acting as though they were in a Christmas parade, waving at everyone. Needless to say, the True North stands out in a Sea Ray filled World down here. Putting along at 5-7 knots, we were burning .4 – .5 gallons an hour. Or, “buck fifty an hour” Rob noted. Christi, Amanda and the four kids all hung out on the rear settees, picnic tables in place, soaking up the Sun. Around 3 the kids concked out so we dropped the table in the galley and laid all four to rest for a nap. We left Venice and headed out into the Gulf of Mexico. The wind was around 10-12 knots and the seas were probably one to two feet and choppy, but nothing ugly. We ran back North to Big Cut at 20 knots. It was comfortable enough that the girls just sat out back and enjoyed the ride. Rob and I sat up at the helm and chatted. It was a much shorter trip going home, about 30 minutes. It was a very non-dramatic ride. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with friends and family aboard a wonderful boat. Of course, there were no “following seas building around 12 off Port St. Jude,” but I suppose I will get some of that before this ride is over, and I will report on that as well.
Below is the write up of my time with “OCTOBER” in the Elisabeth Islands.
For many years, cruising the Elisabeth Islands, located just off the coast of Massachusetts, has been like a ritual each summer for my family and myself. We started sailing in the mid sixties on a 33 ft sloop and continued through the years with Nonsuch Catboats, first a 30 and then a 33 ft.
Our two sons grew up playing with sea shells and fish nets and dinghy racing. They also learned the rich history of these Islands as well as appreciating the sea life around their beaches and inlets.
Is it any wonder that, now we have grown out of the chores of raising and lowering sails and waiting endlessly for the wind to fill in, my wife Ineke and I have rediscovered the pleasure of cruising these same Islands with our True North 38 “OCTOBER”.
We are both in our seventies, our sons having long ago established careers of their own, and at this time our boat offers us both comfort and security.
We don’t have to wait for the wind to fill in anymore, but do tend to pick our traveling time to coincide with calmer weather, knowing that if conditions change our boat is capable of handling it all.
This year again, we started from our home port in Newport, RI and headed straight for the Island of Cuttyhunk. We were to rendezvous there with the cruising fleet of the Ida Lewis Yacht Club. Cuttyhunk is one of our most favorite destinations, not only because we have a mooring there, but more for the peace and quiete that this Island offers its visitors. Some people find little to do there. They are looking for the hustle and bustle of life as offered in some locations on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. We, on the other hand, like to relax, enjoy swimming at Churches Beach or do some reading in a lazy chair in the cockpit of “OCTOBER”. We have a small inflatable hard bottom dinghy that is easy to launch from the cockpit deck and can make trips in the harbor to visit friends or pick up supplies at the “Fish Dock”. They sell ice cream there and block ice as well. Although we have an excellent refrigerator on board, we keep an Igloo Ice Chest filled with a few blocks of ice to keep our overflow libations cool and at the ready for use at any time of the day.
We often hail the “Raw Bar”, operated by Seth Garfield, who delivers clam chowder and fresh oysters or shrimp to enhance the late afternoon cocktail hour that also has become standard procedure aboard our boat.
This first evening however, a lobster bake was on the docket for the participants of the cruise. Before we could all get ashore, a cold front swept through the Island. It brought heavy rain and wind and it is at moments like that, one will appreciate the comfort and room and low profile that the True North offers. Hailstones as big as marbles clattered on the cabin roof and the unimpeded view from the cabin house was fascinating.
Not only because of the storm but by the sight of the “Raw Bar” making it’s way through it all to deliver the lobster meals to each boat.
From Cuttyhunk we ventured to Menimsha, a small port for pleasure and fishing boats on the North coast of Martha’s Vineyard.
We took a slip there since there is no anchorage inside and only two moorings in this tiny harbor. Maneuvering the True North backwards into a narrow slip is a challenge which the boat makes easy because of the bow thruster.
Our True North cockpit and cabin provides such roominess, that “OCTOBER” soon became the designated Party Boat for the cruise.
We cruised to Tarpaulin Cove where we anchored and went for a swim and a walk on the beach. There is one house there that once served as a “Post Office” for whalers and freight haulers of the nineteenth century. From there we continued to Vineyard Haven and Hadley’s Harbor, before returning to Cuttyhunk and Newport.
Cruising like this during the height of the summer, with great, clear weather, is what the True North is made for.
It is a true couples boat when cruising, but offers accommodations for six or more to take a harbor cruise and do some entertaining.
We both love it!
Nic and Ineke Van Dongen
True North 38 Hull # 18