The Truant Deckhouse 370 was built IN the Gulf Islands, FOR the Gulf Islands – and beyond. Designed by world-renown William Garden and built on Vancouver Island, anyone cruising the Pacific Northwest will appreciate the raised steering and living space of the pilothouse, and the lower, cozy saloon area. You have a complete 360° view in the pilothouse and that bright comfort spills into the saloon. So, whether you’re enjoying the sunshine, or getting out of the “liquid sunshine” it’s a great place to spend your time any time of the year.
The shape of this boat is an eye-catcher: with a proud bow and a pointy stern, the raised pilothouse, and its sweet line. Below the water, it has a long fin keel and ½ skeg. The Deckhouse model was intended for coastal cruising, while the Truant Turtle was intended for offshore, the main difference being the cabin. The raised deck affords superior visibility, which is a joy for sight-seeing, but also important for spotting debris. The hull and keel design affords the excellent tracking of an offshore boat, as well as good maneuverability in tighter marinas.
The current owners have had her for two years, and in that time, they’ve put a tremendous amount of energy into her. The “NEW” list is long. It includes things like NEW sails, NEW canvas, NEW windlass, and so on. While the rebuilt engine isn’t new, it starts from cold with only a puff a smoke and a lot of enthusiasm. It will perform well under inspection.
Look at all this classic has to offer, you’ll be impressed! At this affordable price, you’ll be sailing! Give me a call and I’d be pleased to present her.