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Custom Built Yachts in Shelter Island, New York

38' Runabout

38' Shelter Island Runabout

The traditional beauty of the Shelter Island Runabout belies her incredible performance capabilities.

Shelter Island Runabouts are built to your order. Twin diesel engine packages are available ranging from 260 to 370 HP per engine. The moderate V-hull is designed with 15 degree deadrise at the transom and a narrow 10 foot beam to provide a smooth, comfortable ride at all speeds. Combine this with noise abatement and vibration reduction systems and we have composed the perfect harmony between handsome styling, speed and comfort.

The deck is designed with flexibility and safety in mind. An appropriately sized side deck is provided to walk forward without sacrificing valuable interior cabin or cockpit space. The cockpit and deck incorporate safe hand holds for adverse conditions. The forepeak contains the anchor with rode and provides additional storage for fenders and docklines. An optional anchor roller with windlass is available as is a stainless bow rail.

The cockpit is arranged for each individual's custom layouts. Wrap around seating, folding captain chairs or center facing benches in the pilothouse are just some of the options. The helm area provides safety from the elements behind a windshield and canvas navy top. For more adverse climates the Runabout is also offered as a hardtop with opening windows and two overhead hatches. To starboard is a Stidd Admiral Series helm chair, steering station with engine instrumentation and ample space for navigational equipment. On the port side there's an additional Stidd chair for a passenger plus a dash storage compartment. There is ample storage under the cockpit sole.

The interior bulkheads are white and are trimmed in native cherry joiner work with flush paneled doors. Interior varnish is done in a traditional rubbed effect finish or it can be ordered with a bright gloss finish. Ample storage is provided in assorted lockers for clothing, food and dinnerware. Five inch thick cushions provide comfort for sitting or sleeping while four opening ports and overhead opening hatch allow natural lighting and abundant ventilation.

Custom Built Yachts in Shelter Island, New York

Boat Information

Boat Details


  • Awlgripped owners choice of colors

  • Vinylester resin used throughout laminate

  • Kevlar/E glass hybrid composite

  • Vacuum bagged Corecell core

  • Core omitted around all through hull fittings

  • Through bolted quarterguards and guardrails with stainless steel rub strips


  • White Gelcoat with contrasting anti-slip surfaces

  • Vinylester resin

  • E glass composite fabrics

  • Vacumm bagged Corecell core

  • Core omitted around deck hardware

  • Six 8” cleats, polished stainless steel

  • Six custom chocks, polished stainless steel

  • Anchor locker with overboard drain, Fortress FX 16 anchor with 200 ft.  ½” nylon rode & 6 ft. of vinyl coated chain

  • Four opening portholes, Lewmar

  • Overhead hatch on cabin top, large opening

  • Varnished teak handrails for cabin top

  • Varnished teak coaming cap

  • Varnished teak toerails

  • Varnished teak windshield frame

  • Varnished teak eyebrows

  • Overboard deck drains

  • Teak flagstaffs bow & stern with chrome sockets, American flag

  • 5 docklines, ½” x 30 ft. braided with eye splice

  • 4 fenders with lines, 8” x 20”


  • Opening deck hatch with gas spring lifts, gasketed with overboard drain

  • Stidd Admiral helm and passenger seating, aft full width bench

  • Chart locker with binocular rack by helm chair

  • Functional dash with ample room for electronics

  • Cockpit courtesy lights

  • Glovebox

  • Available teak cockpit sole


  • FRP/Decolite composite bulkheads and cabinets with cherry trim

  • Forward V berth with 5” foam cushions (V berth filler available)

  • Varnished cherry batten hull ceiling panels

  • Generous galley worktop with stainless sink, hot & cold pressure water.  Galley face has two doors, a large drawer and a drop front compartment

  • Refrigerator, dual voltage

  • Built in 0.7 cu. ft. microwave

  • Hanging locker with bar

  • Bureau with upper book locker, two drawers and a drop front locker

  • Head with Vacuflush toilet, stainless sink, hot and cold pressure water with handheld shower, mirror and opening port

  • Teak and white striped varnished cabin sole

  • V groove paneled overhead

Mechanical / Electrical


  • Yanmar diesels, twin 260 HP standard, 320 HP & 370 HP optional

  • Yanmar ZT370 outdrives, twin counter-rotating propellors

  • Power assisted steering

  • Twin handle controls

  • 200 gallon USCG approved aluminum fuel tank, epoxy coated

  • 6 gallon hot water heater

  • 39 gallon polyethylene water tank

  • Shurflow domestic water pump

  • Rule 1500 bilge pumps with Ultra-Safety auto switches

  • Vacuflush toilet with 15 gal. holding tank, waste pump-out fitting on deck

  • Shower sump with automatic pump

  • Electric trim tabs

  • Electric lift for engine hatch

  • Fireboy automatic extinguisher in engine compartment

  • Additional fire extinguishers in the head and galley


  • Heart Freedom 20 Inverter with control panel

  • 30 amp shorepower service, 50 ft. shorecord

  • AC outlets (GFCI) in galley and head

  • Two 4D AGM batteries

  • Battery disconnects

  • Emergency battery parallel switch

  • All wiring tinned copper, marine grade to ABYC standards

  • Cockpit courtesy lights

  • Heavy duty self parking windshield wipers

  • Concealed 12V horn

  • USCG approved navigation lights

  • Rithcie high speed compass, flush mount

  • Instrument lights with dimmer

  • Interior lighting consists of 3 reading lamps, 2 dome lights & a shaded light in the head


Boat Specifications

  • LOA: 38'

  • BEAM, MAX: 10'

  • DRAFT, MAX: 2' - 3"




  • TOP SPEED: +50 MPH (with 370 HP engines)


Custom Built Yachts in Shelter Island, New York

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