Sea Bright 38

Parker Marine Enterprises—Sea Bright 38
Length Over All: 37′ 11”
Beam: 10′ 6″
Draft: 2′ 4″
Displacement: 9,500 lbs, half-laden (approximate)
Power: Yanmar 4JH4HTE (110 hp int/99 hp cont)
Water: 200 gallons
Fuel: 200 gallons

Accommodations:  Sleeps four in double V-berth and two settee berths. Headroom is 6 feet on the centerline. Huge cockpit with swivel chairs and bench seat aft, including table; folding director chairs are recommended for additional seating. Anchor well forward with “rumble seat.” Fishing poles, gaffs and boathooks may be stowed under side decks in racks. NOTE: Full water & fuel tanks add over 3,000 lbs to “light” vessel weight; vessel should be operated conventionally with tanks at half-capacity unless undertaking a long cruise.

Type:  New Jersey Sea Bright Power Skiff (after Banfield, circa 1928); suitable for running in coastal and offshore conditions. This model is designed with watertight floatation compartments and accommodations for four with a galley and head (including a shower). The type has an excellent record as offshore yacht and commercial fishing vessel, and can be used as an island-hopper, coastal cruiser, and ocean voyager.

Construction:  Lapstrake marine plywood covered with epoxy-saturated Xynole-polyester fabric. The hull is frameless, being built over bulkheads. Skill-level required for construction is moderate to high. Alternate construction methods include strip plank and triple planked (Parker Method).

Design Specs

Reuel B. Parker
Year of Design: 
37' 11"
10' 6"
2' 4"
Yanmar 4JH4HTE
Skill Level to Build: 
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)
Available as: 
Complete Plans
Contact Information: 


snailmail: P O Box 651429, Vero Beach, FL 32965