Custom – Richard Stanley Lobster

Maine, United States

This like-new boat was launched in 2017, and built by Richard Stanley Custom Boats of Bass Harbor, Maine, a design of a wooden hull with a molded fiberglass deck, cabin, and shelter assembly.  She was built for either commercial or pleasure use with a pot hauler. Her fir cockpit platform is spacious to accommodate just about any desired use!  Her cabin can be outfitted for overnighting as well.  Her graceful sheer with traditional windshield and shelter area are what make this Downeast boat both attractive and functional. And she offers the stability of a wooden boat with the ease of maintaining a fiberglass superstructure.

Basic Boat Info

Richard Stanley Lobster
Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


38 ft
Length Overall
38 ft
15 ft
Max Draft
4.75 ft

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : John Deere
  • Model : 6-cyl. #6090SFM85
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 550 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
550 hp


Boat Class

Additional Info


This boat is a new building technique of a wooden hull and a fiberglass deck assembly, the opposite of what has been previously built using the combination of fiberglass and wood. And the idea is a smart one in that the effects of sun, fresh water, and weather in general react negatively with the natural movement of wooden decks and superstructure more than they will with fiberglass. And the wooden hull in the salt water will give the natural flotation and steadiness that make going through the water more comfortable and enjoyable.

The wooden hull is 1 1/4" cedar planking over 1 1/2" x 2 3/4" oak frames, 9" on center.  Silicon bronze fastened. The keel is 7" wide.   The 1 1/2" thick Douglas fir platform is 22' L x 14' W with 4 Anchor aluminum rectangular deck plates w/SS trim rings and 3 round 9" hatches--two over fuel tank fills and 1one over engine coolant fill.  4 custom SS deck cleats by Harrison Pinkham. 1/8" SS trap sheathing on starboard side fastened with SS screws with zinc. SS corner guard on starboard transom. Solid SS half-oval. Transom scuppers.

Custom fiberglass house and deck assembly is close-celled foam cored fiberglass, fastened to hull with SS screws, built by Scott Edgerly of Surry. Teak handrails. 13" washrails. Bomar square windows with opening helm windshield. 7' headroom at helm.


2016 John Deere 6-cyl., 550 HP. Model #6090SFM85. 2 1/2:1 TD 5075 gear. 2 1/4" Aquanet 22 SS shaft by RE Thomas Marine Hardware swinging a 28x28x4 LH prop. by H&H. 2" SS rudder post, 1/2" SS rudder with zinc.  Cutlass bearing, stuffing box. Hydraulic power steering.  Hydraulic 14" pot hauler. 2-lever controls. Wet stern exhaust.  Under 30  hours


Cruises 16 kn

Top: 21 kn @ 2500 RPM



Fuel:  400 gallons in 2 SS tanks built by Harrison Pinkham.

Water:  23-gallon polypropylene tank.

Holding Tank: 12-gallon polypropylene tank.


Two D8 12v batteries. Circuit breaker panel, Master Switch, Nav. lights, Spot light.


Down below through centerline companionway are two 7'2" vee berths forward with lockers under, enclosed head to starboard with Y valve and holding tank and SS sink with cold water hand pump. 4 opening ports with screens and cabintop hatch for good light and ventilation with varnished pine starboard ceiling and woodwork.  6'8" headroom. 


6" Ritchie Compass

Furuno Transducer Fish Finder

Standard Horizon VHF Radio

2 Bilge Pumps w/alarms

2 Fuel Gauges

Danforth Anchor with chain & rode

Custom SS Prop. Cage fitted to boat, ready to install

SS Sampson Post

Spot Light

Electric Horn

Washdown Pump


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