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Mary Lou Underway Transom Steering bulkhead Helm Port side with open shower locker Starboard Boarding Ladder Battery Hatch Fuel Tank Stern deck frame Hydraulic Steering Some new floor timbers and ribs Foredeck fir Finished Foredeck Windshield framed in Windshield and Shelter Top Cabintop Frame Cabintop Electrical Panel AC Panel and outlet Double vee berth John Deere placement Head area Interior Cabintop Prop, SS Rudder & Skeg Shoe Matthews Joy w/original owner Amanda Rose II w/2nd owner Mary Lou w/3rd owner On mooring June 2018 Raymond Bunker & Ralph Ellis 1958

Mary Lou
1977 38 ft

$ 279,000
Cranberry Island, ME, US


Mary Lou, (formerly Matthew's Joy and Amanda Rose) is a two-owner Southwest Harbor lobster boat and one-owner pleasure boat. She is one of the last boats built by Raymond Bunker & Ralph Ellis and is one of the five wider models.  Her current owner hired the Newman and Gray Boatyard of Cranberry Island Maine to convert her to a pleasure boat while maintaining her original profile and many of her lobster boat features.  She has a new cabin, shelter, deck & platform as well as a hull rebuild. She is in excellent condition with a new diesel engine with less than 100 hours. Her cabin accommodates two for overnighting, and she has a spacious cockpit for plenty of seating capacity to enjoy the scenery, as well as contribute to its beauty! This is a locally built and rebuilt boat that has many good years ahead of her on the water. We highly recommend this fine Downeast wooden power boat for the person who appreciates her classic value. 


Name Mary Lou
Price $ 279,000 USD
Year 1977
Length Overall 38 ft
Draft 3.83 ft (Max)
Beam 12.67 ft
Location Cranberry Island, ME, US
Hull Material Wood


Engine 1
Power 400|horsepower
Fuel diesel
Engine Make John Deere
Model Inboard
Engine Year 2016

Additional Information


Planking is 1 1/8" cedar over steam-bent oak frames, 2 1/4" x 1 1/4"  (all new ribs aft of the steering bulkheads and most of the starboard cedar planks are new). 5" oak keel, stem, 2" floor timbers (3 aft are new), deck framing, 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" clamp and shelf, horn timber and stern frame. Cedar decks caulked and painted. Fir self-bailing platform with 3 hatches. 34" stern deck with oak coaming. Marine mahogany plywood cabin sides, cabin top and shelter top, glassed over.  Painted mahogany exterior trim. The guardrails, toerails, handrails, spray rails, and quarter guards are painted oak. SS half-oval.


2016 John Deere 6-cyl. diesel, 400 HP. Less than 100 hours. TD 2 1/2:1 gear, 1.75" SS shaft.  Full panel, dual-lever controls.  Hydroslave steering. Volvo electric trim tabs. SS rudder, skeg shoe, & exhaust.


Fuel:  100-gal. fiberglass tank under stern deck with 2 filters.


Top: 21 knots

Cruising: 17 knots


Two12V 8D batteries with master switch, 1-2-Both. DC and AC electrical panels. Shore Power. Navigational lights, wheelhouse dome and cabin lights. Cabin outlet. 


In cabin aft of rope locker is a double vee berth with 5" custom upholstered cushions and storage below. To starboard is Vacuflush head with SS sink, hot & cold pressure water.  Two dome electric lights. Custom cabintop hatch and four opening bronze ports for light and ventilation, 5'6" headroom.  Varnished pine ceiling, white bulkheads and interior cabinsides, painted gray sole. Up through port companionway to wheelhouse. 

Helm is to starboard. A very clean steering bulkhead and a one-level fir 16' long x 10'4" wide platform back to the  stern deck.  Under forward port deck in a custom locker is a hot & cold water shower. 12" side decks.  Bronze deck hardware. On clean foredeck is sampson post, bow chocks, and the anchor chain and rope deck pipe. On shelter top are dual horns, antenna, and flag staff/stern light.


Garmin 1040 GPS w/transducer for depth

Standard Horizon VHF Radio

Ritchie Compass


Canvas side curtain

Fire Extinguisher

High Water Alarm

Bilge Pump

Anchor, Chain & Rode


Life Jackets

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.

Allied Marine is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Newman Marine.