1996 38 ft Devlin Gollywobbler 38 | Seattle ,WA

  • Price $ 285,000
  • Boat Name Lotus
  • MAKE / Model Devlin
  • Builder Devlin Boat Builders
  • Construction Composite
  • Length 38 ft
  • Beam 12 ft
  • Draft
  • Cabins 1
  • Engine(s) Volvo Penta, diesel


This excellent Pacific Northwest-built trawler has been lovingly upgraded since 2010 by the current owner. Many updates, including new hull paint in gorgeous, deep blue, updated electronics, Newer batteries, inverter, and head system. Bow and Stern thruster makes her easy to maneuver. Cruising speed of 8 knots, tops out at 10, she is very efficient on her 180 HP Volvo-Penta single engine.

This 38 foot semi-displacement trawler is capable of boating to Alaska. Equipped with Espar diesel heating, she will make a very comfortable home away from home. With a high visibility pilothouse and a covered after deck, it’s clear to see her Northwest heritage. 

Would also make an excellent liveaboard!

Features Include:

  • Volvo Penta TAMD41A engine with 180 HP
  • Bow and Stern Thruster
  • Espar Diesel heating
  • Furuno chartplotter, Radar with AIS Class B. Simrad Autopilot.
  • Beautiful wood interior. Owner added Yellow Oak headliner in salon and pilothouse.

Call to make an appointment to see her. Located at our docks on Lake Union in Seattle, WA.

  • Exterior Description and Features

    About the hull and deck construction:

    Devlins are built in Olympia, Washington, and are considered true Pacific Northwest trawlers. 

    Construction is Wood/Epoxy Composite using Devlin’s Stitch and Glue method. This construction yields a beautiful boat that is warm and insulated due to the wood hull and structure and yet as maintainable as any of the fiberglass hulls you might find coming out of the large production yards. 

    About the Stitch and Glue method: The Stitch and Glue method uses wire sutures to hold panels together until they can be joined permanently with epoxy and fiberglass tape. The outside of the hull is completely coated with fiberglass or Dynel cloth sheathing. All exposed wood is coated with epoxy to encapsulate the boat from sun and sea to retain the excellent characteristics of wooden boats without the drawbacks of traditional building methods. Finally, the boat can be finished with high-quality marine paint to finish the whole project in a mirror sheen.

    Hull Features:

    The Gollywobbler 38 has got the classic tug/trawler lines, and is ideal for a couple or small family that wants to go out for adventures, even to Alaska. The aft cockpit has a hard roof to protect from weather, and a teak grate flooring that is removable. There is plenty of space to layout several chairs and even a table for "al fresco" dining. There is a small but serviceable swim platform, and hookups to connect a Devlin tender.

    You can move forward on the outside of the boat via the foot-wide walkway (wood grab handles on the cabintop help). To starboard you can access the pilothouse via a great sidedoor. Once past the pilothouse, you have a nice foredeck which has plenty of seating  for enjoying the evening views. The deck is flat and there is a good guardrail, making going forward comfortable.

    Above the Pilothouse, there are solar panels (may or may not be operable), as well as your radar and antennas, and wood mast with boom, which can be used to hoist for example kayaks to store on the cabintop above the salon. 

    • Deck surface - White gelcoat with white non-skid applied.
    • Windows - Diamond Sea Glaze tinted windows
    • Stanchions - 1" welded stainless steel, from midship forward.
    • Toe Rails - A 3/4" raised wood toe rail runs the entire circumference of the deck.
    • Ground tackle - (1) Bruce 33 Lb anchor with 60 Ft of 1 1/2" chain and 180 ft of 3/4 Inch rode
    • Windlass - LoFrans electric windlass 
    • Handrails - Wooden handrails throughout deck
    • Cleats - (6) All brass
    • Mast and Davit - Wooden mast and davit system with pulley system (Can handle kayaks, not heavy tenders). 
    • Horn - Electric
    • Spotlights - to Port and starboard
  • Interior Description and Features


    Walking into the boat from the covered cockpit, immediately to port and starboard when you enter the Salon, the galley is composed of an L-shaped counter with sink, stove and storage, and top starboard, a standing fridge with separate freezer compartment, and more countertop with a microwave. There is good storage under the counters.

    The salon is open and inviting. There is plenty of natural light via large windows to port and starboard, the glass and aluminium door, and opening windows by the galley counter. Lastly, there is a large skylight that can be open to let plenty of natural air in. 

    The seating is set up as an L-shaped settee to Port, with a large table that can drop down to make a berth. To Starboard is a long bench settee. This arrangement allows a goo- sized group to converse or lounge without feeling like they are getting in each others way. There is teak and holly flooring and the ceiling has been tastefully refinished in yellow cedar (as in the Pilothouse).

    Up a couple of steps to the pilothouse, here one encounters a large, bright and should I say “shippy” feeling bridge. To port, there is a long chart table area with three large drawers underneath. The current owner has added comfortable pillows so that one or more people can sit and read a book or enjoy the views.

    The helm is to starboard with a tall locker to stow gear. There is 360 degree visibility from the bridge and docking is easily handled with a side sliding door to starboard and a simple single step out to the side deck.

    Going forward and down three steps into the forward area of the ship, you will encounter a head to port with enough room to maneuver in without feeling cramped. There is a separate shower stall and both the head compartment and shower drain into a separate sump. There is a quarter berth to starboard for that occasional guest that might come along for a cruise. Forward of the quarter berth is a hanging locker and a vanity or personal work desk on the starboard side. Forward is a large double berth and a couple of reading seats. The designer favor the concept of providing plenty of nesting spots so to allow one the opportunity to relax in quiet seclusion when its needed. The Gollywobbler has been designed with that in mind.

    Salon Features:

    • L-Shaped Settee (To Port) - With large, drop-down table. Can be made into a berth (Cushion not available)
    • Straight Settee (To Starboard)
    • Storage - Lots of storage underneat the seat cushions. Under floor, there is three large hatches for accessing boat systems, and one of the storages has plenty of extra storage.
    • Speakers - Seaworthy 5" round speaker
    • Diesel Heating Outlet - Webasto Diesel heating (Has its own tank)

    Galley Features:

    • Stove/Oven – Princess LPG-fueled 3-burner stove

    • Sink - Large stainless steel
    • Refrigerator / Freezer – Tundra T80 standing fridge. Separate freezer compartment.

    • Microwave – Black & Decker, small. 

    • Storage - Under sink, stove. (3) large drawers to starboard, next to the refrigerator.

    Pilothouse Features:

    • Opening Ports - (1) large to port and (2) aft-facing smaller windows, and (2) Port and starboard round brass portholes. (1) Opening hatch forward. Side door next to helm also lets plenty of air.
    • Large Chart table - Doubles as settee
    • Storage - (3) large drawers to port, underneath chart table, (1) large hanging locker to Starboard
    • Lighting - (4) reading lamps
    • Diesel Heating Outlet - Webasto Diesel heating
    • Stools - (2)
    • AC/DC Panel - AC and DC breakers, Auto/Manual Bilge pump switches, Inverter panel, Battery main switch.
    • Stereo - CD/AM/FM player Sony CDX-F50M Marine player. By AC/DC Panel

    Helmstation Features:

    • Chartplotter – Furuno MFD12 NavNet 3D - 12 inch screen

    • Transponder/AIS - Furuno Class B AIS Transponder
    • Radar -  Furuno DRS4D 24" Radome

    • Autopilot – Simrad AP 24

    • Autopilot Remote / Man Overboard Remote – Simrad WR20

    • VHF – Icom VHF Marine IC-M504 – By helm station

    • VHF (Backup) – Icom VHF Marine IC-M422 with 2nd antenna – By helm station

    • VHF (Backup) – Icom VHF Marine Transreceiver IC-M127 – At AC/DC Control Panel

    • Bow and Stern Thruster – Sleipner

    • Compass – Ritchie Powerdamp Plus

    Forward Quarters:

    Contains guest single berth, large queen pullman berth, plenty of storage and Head with separate shower. There is lots of natural light.

    • Storage - (1) large hanging locker, (3) cubbies to Starboard and (1) drawer. Plenty of shelf space. Additional storage under the queen berth.
    • Guest Berth - single bert to starboard, just down the stairs. Can be great storage as well.
    • Queen berth - Pullman style (climb on one side or from end), 
    • Diesel Heating Outlet - Webasto Diesel heating (Underneath queen bed)
    • Settee - Located by Queen bed, comfortable spot to read.
    • Opening hatch - overhead, has plenty of natural light
    • Ports - (3) opening ports and (4) non-opening ports.

    Head and Shower:

    This generously-sized head has a spacious shower compartment, Newer Dometic electric toilet, sink and locker. 

    • Electric Head - Dometic toilet (Whole head system replaced in September 2019)
    • Sink - stainless
    • Shower stall
    • Full-height mirror
    • Storage locker
    • Ports - (1) opening, one non-opening.
    • Lights (2)
  • Electrical
    • Shore Power Inlet - 125 V 30 Amp shore power inlet located on aft deck
    • Inverter/Charger - Magnum Inverter/Charger (Installed 2015)
    • House Batteries - (4) Dyno L-16H/C - 6 Volt Deep Cycle Lead-Acid, 415 Ah (Replaced June 2019)
    • Engine Start - (1) Dyno 31 Stud - 12 Volt, (Closed cell) 115 Ah (Replaced June 2019)
    • Bow Thruster Battery - (1) Fullriver DC115-12B - 12 Volt Deep Cycle AGM, Group 31, 128 Ah (Replaced 2015)
    • Stern Thruster Battery - (1) Fullriver DC115-12B - 12 Volt Deep Cycle AGM, Group 31, 128 Ah (Replaced 2015)
    • Galvanic isolator - (Installed 2015)
    • Hot Water Heater - 120 V marine Grade water heater with engine supplied heat exchanger off the main engine.
    • Diesel Heating - Webasto diesel-powered heater. Model DBW-2010. Has it's own fuel tank. Outlets in salon, pilothouse and forward quarters.
  • Mechanical

    The engine room is below the pilothouse sole and can be accessed through through lift up hatches in the pilothouse floor. Open one for quick access or the entire floor for full standing room, with great access to all sides. Fuel tanks are port and starboard in the engine room under the side decks and the whole space is sound insulated and brightly lit so that maintenance can be as comfortable and convenient as possible.

    • Engine - 6 Cylinder Volvo-Penta TAMD41A, 180 HP. Hours 2,025 (Meter reads 525 Hours as of 1/19/21, but Tachometer and Hour meter were replaced at 1,500 Hours. Have logs).
    • Cruising / Top Speed: Owner reports cruising speed at 8 knots, and top speed of 10 Knots. 3-4 NM per gallon at cruising (estimate).
    • Shaft Seal - PSS Shaft seal
    • Fuel Filters - (2) Racor 75/500 FGX filter/water separator with level to switch over from one to the other.
    • Steering system - Hydraulic steering by Teleflex
    • Shifter System - Mechanical/Cable by Teleflex 
    • Bow Thruster - Side Power SE80/185T
    • Stern Thruster - Side Power SE80/185T
    • Trim Tabs - Bennet Trim Tabs
  • Main Upgrades and Maintenance (2010 - )

    Owner has done regular engine service himself in years without major work, he keeps logs.

    • October 2020 - In-water clean and change of zincs.
    • September 2019 - New head and black water system - Replaced holding tank, head, hoses, macerator, waste pump and run new wiring.
    • July 2019 - Engine - Remove heat exchanger, charge air cooler and transmission oil cooler. Change oil pressure sensor. Replaced air cooler and trans oil cooler. 
    • July 2019 - Engine - Service Intercooler and heat exchanger.
    • June 2019 - Hull - 2 new coats of bottom paint, removed and replaced broken blades for bow thruster., clean and polish prop, buff and wax hull.
    • June 2019 - Batteries - Load test all batteries. Replace all 4 house batteries and starter battery.
    • June 2019 - Replaced PSS shaft seal. 
    • June 2019 - Installed through-hull for new holding tank. Removed old water tank and replaced with new plastic tank.
    • June 2019 - Full engine service - oil and filter change, gear oil and filter, air filter, fuel filter, impeller, hoses, performed valve adjustment, changed out two belts, replaced sea pump
    • September 2016 - Hull paint - Entire hull repainted following damage by power washer. Hull color changed from white to a deep, beautiful blue. Painted in Awlgrip.
    • May 2015 - Remove, repair and replace alternator. Inspect bow thruster. Inspect LPG Propane system and serviced.
    • May 2015 - 1 coat bottom paint. 
    • May 2015 - Batteries - Replaced batteries for bow and stern thruster. Added AGMs.
    • May 2015 - Install Magnum Inverter/Charger
    • 2013 - Replaced engine exhaust elbow and tachometer.
    • August 2010 - Installed Bow Thruster 
    • August 2010 - Installed yellow cedar in salon and pilothouse overhead
    • August 2010 - Painted hull dark blue in Awlgrip
    • May 2010 - Installed suite of electronics - Furuno display, radar, gps antenna, AIS, depth sounder, fluxgate compass, Simrad autopilot system, (2) Icom VHF and (2) Shakespeare antennas
    • April 2010 - Installed extra sound insulation for engine room
    • April 2010 - Installed Benett trim tabs
    • April 2010 – Condition and Valuation Survey (with Haul out)

  • Disclaimer

    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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Basic Boat Info

  • Price: $ 285,000
  • Boat Name: Lotus
  • Make: Devlin
  • Model: Gollywobbler 38
  • Year: 1996
  • Condition: Used
  • Category: Power
  • Construction: Composite


  • Length: 38 ft
  • Length Over All: 38 ft
  • Waterline Length:
  • Beam: 12 ft
  • Max Draft:
  • Cabins Count: 1


  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: TAMD41A
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Engine Power: 180|horsepower
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1996
  • Engine Hours: 2025


  • Fuel Tanks: 1
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 365|gallon
  • Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
  • Water Tanks: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: Other
  • Holding Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Material: Plastic


  • Heads Count: 1
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Boat Class: Tug,Pilothouse,Trawlers