With its iconic profile—plumb bow, graceful shear line and reverse transom—the True North 34 Outboard Express is a unique take on a traditional Downeast lobster boat. But it’s a lobster boat that goes 43 mph and that can be used for cruising, fishing, diving, water sports or, if you trim up the outboards, a picnic on the beach.
Power comes from the boat’s twin 250-hp Evinrude E-TEC outboards, using advanced two-stroke technology and displaying the same color as the True North’s signature red hull. Using outboards—as opposed to an inboard diesel—opens up useable space under the cockpit for a sports locker for toys, fish boxes and even a small deflated tender. Up top, the flat cabin top holds optional purpose-built racks for more toys, a kayak or paddleboard.
A hardtop covers the bridge deck with a small galley to starboard. An L-shaped settee to port can be converted to a berth. The captain has an adjustable Stidd chair; the mate’s seat is large enough for two. Down two steps, the cabin has a V-berth, head with shower and hanging locker. True North yachts are made by USWatercraft, which specializes in Scrimp resin-infusion technology for stronger, lighter hulls. The 34 is a user-friendly boat that’s fast, fun and easy.