2003 ShearWater 38 Amanda is as classic as they come!  Built with cold-molded construction by Snug Harbor Boatworks and designed by reputable Maine designer Carroll Lowell, she is the epitome of a Downeast cruiser.  Amanda was very well cared for by her current owners with several recent improvements, including: New Furuno touch screen GPS plotter; new helm/passenger seats; new Trim tabs as well as new protective prop cage (all added in 2019). She has a very desirable bright and open interior layout and is perfect for coastal cruising or longer passage-making. 2003 ShearWater 38 Amanda is a Downeast classic any yachtsman would be proud to own!  



  • loa 38'6"
  • lwl 36'8"
  • beam 13'
  • draft 4'
  • displacement 2000 (1/2 load)
  • fuel capacity 375 gallons
  • water capacity 200 gallons
  • designed by Carroll Lowell
  • builder Snug Harbor Boatworks
  • model Downeaster
  • year 2003
  • construction Cold-Molded
  • hull material Wood
  • location Sorrento, Maine
  • boat engine Cummins 6CTA8.3-M3
  • horsepower 450 hp
  • cruising speed 13 knots
  • top speed 16 knots


Amanda has an amazingly open and spacious interior with sleeping accommodations for four; with owner’s stateroom forward and L-shaped settee in main salon that converts to a bunk for two. The galley is down and to port of the head. The forward cabin has two 7′ long single berths (one port and one stbd) with a chest of Mahogany drawers fitted between. The mattresses are constructed of three foam densities, totaling 5″ thick. Additional storage is located in a drawer below the berths. There is a hanging locker forward and behind a sliding panel with stained glass mirror.  A gorgeous classic Butterfly hatch above provides excellent light and is finished in mahogany.

The U-shaped galley below is opposite the enclosed head. The head includes a shower, teak grate, teak grate over toilet seat, vanity, stained glass mirror and ventilation overhead. The electric push button freshwater toilet is by Raritan Atlantes and includes a macerator.

The main salon is very open and spacious; terrific for entertaining. The starboard helm station includes a sliding door to starboard; great for ventilation and visibility while docking. The custom helm seat also provides storage for charts and has a drop-front bar with bottle rack. The Nav area is to port and features a chart table with book rack. Aft and to port, is a drop leaf dinette table that lowers to convert into a double berth. A custom bookcase with locker storage below is opposite to starboard. The interior cushions are fabricated in “Hunter Green” Ultrasuede. Four removable sections of teak and holly cabin sole provide excellent access to the main engine.


The u-shaped Galley is equipped with a two-burner propane range, Sharp Carousel convection/microwave oven, Nova Kool Model RFS6100 2-door refrigerator/freezer (110volts AC or 12 volts DC), stainless steel sink with pressurized hot and cold water, refrigerated ice box next to sink (AC and DC), Corian countertops and built-in dish, cup, glassware and wine bottle rack.

Electronics & Electrical

The Bass breaker distribution panel includes both voltmeter and amp meter (analog). The batteries can be charged via a Heart Combi 25 battery charger/inverter with Link 2000 monitor. Shore power is available via 110v 30 amp plug and includes 50′ shore power cord, 15 amp adapters and 50 amp splitter.  110v power can also be produced by onboard Onan 6.5KW genset; very quiet in its dedicated sound shield and water separator exhaust.

Helm and electronics


Engine and Drivetrain:  Cummins 6CTA8.3-M3 450HP turbo-charged six cylinder freshwater cooled diesel.  Airsep air separator system.  Dual Racor 900 MA fuel filters.  Groco AGR 2000 raw/seawater strainer.  Twin-Disk MG-507-5A 2:1 transmission.  Custom engine mounts matched to Evolution Marine Shaft system.  FloScan Feul monitor system.  28″ x 26″ 4-blade bronze propeller on 2″ stainless steel shaft.  Shark tooth shaft line cutter and custom prop cage.  Approx 400 hrs on main engine (HR meter DNW)

Genset:  Onan 5 MDKUB-1339 three-cylinder 6.5KW diesel with raw water sep exhaust system and mounted in sound shield under aft cockpit teak sole.  Racor 500 FG fuel filter.  Approx 155 Hrs.

Bow thruster:  Vetus 

Windlass:  Ideal vertical electrical windlass with rope/chain gypsy and controls at helm as well as bow.



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Eric Roos