Downeast

Downeast
They really aren’t lobster boats anymore. It’s hard to imagine anyone pulling traps from the well-varnished cockpit of a new Downeast model. However, today’s boats have the lobster boat heritage—the low profile, the long shear, the tumblehome, and, above all, the sea-keeping ability. View our collection of Downeast boat reviews to find the right one for you.

Bruckmann Abaco 40

They don’t come much more traditional—or much better looking—than the Bruckmann Abaco 40, a single-diesel, straightforward, solid Downeast boat with elegant fit and finish....
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Vicem 46 IPS

The Vicem 46 IPS (51' 1" LOA, 14' 9" beam) is the builder’s first of this size constructed in fiberglass/epoxy. Generous interior volume allows...
Zurn/NEB 38

Don’t Miss the Zurn/NEB 38 at FLIBS

The Zurn/NEB 38 was designed for fishing and diving, and with jet drives powered by twin Volvo Penta D-6 diesel engines you’ll get to...
Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX

Grand Banks 44 Eastbay SX

When Grand Banks acquired Palm Beach, the luxury Australian builder, two years ago, it named Mark Richards, the Palm Beach president, and world-class sailor,...
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Padebco V32 Cruiser

The Padebco V32 Cruiser (32' 1" LOA, 11' 6" beam) combines the beauty of traditional Downeast lobster boat lines with a modern fiberglass underbody...

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