Naida is a wooden lobsterboat yacht built by the highly-regarded local lobsterboat builder Frank “June” Day in his shop at Benjamin River in Sedgwick, Maine. While she was built as a yacht, she is of authentic, traditional work-boat appearance and plain finish, and will look right at home in any local harbor. Unlike many similar boats, she has real cruising accommodations and will be suitable for day trips for up to seven people, weekend overnights for up to four, and long-term cruising for two.

NAIDA Custom 1991 2 w/head $2000 Rockland, ME $2800/wk


Design Frank Day
Designer Frank Day
Builder Frank Day
Hull Construction Fiberglass
Year Built 1991
Rigging power
LOA 32'
LWL 29'9"
Beam 9'6"
Draft 3'3"
Displacement approx. 10,000lbs.
Weight NA
Ballast NA
Engine Chrysler 260hpV-8
Sail Area none
Water Capacity 80 US Gallons
Fuel Capacity 80 US Gallons
Holding Tank power vent composting

Sleeps two on new foam mattresses (could sleep two more on the cockpit floor in a pinch—no mattresses for cockpit are provided).

Cockpit can seat up to seven for a day trip, plus one or two in the pilothouse.

The interior is all paint except for a small amount of varnished mahogany trim. Interior is being completely re-painted this winter.

From forward: Under the foredeck there is a chain locker with a hanging locker. In the forward cabin are two berths with new burgundy berth cushions. This cabin has sitting headroom, with comfortable seating on the berths and large ports at eye level. A screened overhead hatch provides ventilation, additional light, and standing room when open. There is a Force 10 vented propane heater mounted on the bulkhead on the starboard side, with an enclosed head aft and to starboard. The head contains a newly-installed, power-ventilated AirHead toilet and sink.  Just aft of the port berth is a small seat. There is storage under the berths and in net hammocks above the berths. The forward cabin is lit with four LED swivel lights with shades. The engine box provides another shelf area toward the rear of the cabin.

The pilothouse is fully enclosed with a door on centerline at the aft end. Ventilation is provided by two opening windshield windows (both with windshield wipers), and two windows at the aft end. Screens are being made for these four windows this winter. Steering is to starboard, with a solar-powered 12 volt refrigerator and counter space aft. To port is a sink with storage under, and a Force 10 3-burner propane range with oven.

The cockpit has room for 2-4 folding chairs (provided) plus seating for up to three on a combination bench and storage box at the aft end.  An extension of the pilothouse roof covers about 2/3 of the cockpit. Canvas side panels allow degrees of added shelter up to and including full enclosure of the cockpit as rain-proof living space. It would be possible to sleep two people on the sole, in a pinch (mattresses not provided).

There is a small boarding platform with swim ladder mounted on the transom.


Lighted Ritchie binnacle compass, Ratheon R10X radar, Standard Horizon 5” GPS chartplotter; Apelco 250 XCD fish finder; Uniden VHF radio; search light; older stereo system. 

Hull and Deck

Traditional wooden plank-on-frame construction with bronze fastenings, cedar planks, and white oak timbers. Laid wooden decks with caulked seams. Light buff decks, white topsides and cabin sides, bottom color yet to be determined but probably green. Cockpit sole and interior soles are a traditional greyish green. The remainder of the interior is semi-gloss white, with mahogany trim. 

Stainless bow pulpit

Small stainless and teak stern platform with swim ladder

Canvas enclosure for cockpit


260 HP Chrysler V-8 engine turning a four-bladed prop. Prop cage being installed this spring renders the boat immune to lobster traps when underway.  Hydraulic wheel steering with traditional bronze and mahogany wheel. Electric bilge pump. Tachometer, temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, ammeter and voltmeter. Fuel and water levels measured via dip stick.

Runs at six knots, burns about 3 gallons per hour, and she will go 12 at 15 gallons per hour.

 Recommend that people keep her under 8 knots because at that speed one should pull the dinghy aboard. 


Force 10 vented propane heater

Two 20-gallon propane tanks. Propane box, hoses, etc. being replaced this winter.

Fenders, dock lines, boat hook, deck brush, bucket.


3 fire extinguishers

Propane detector with solenoid valve

Carbon monoxide detector

Smoke detector

High water alarm

Throwable flotation cushions

6 PFD’s

Flare kit



25 lb Kingston plow anchor on approximately 150’ mixed chain and nylon rode with depth markers,

Bow roller on bowsprit

12 lb Danforth anchor on mixed chain and nylon rode with depth markers.


9’ fiberglass rowing dinghy with room for three, with gunwale guard all around.

USB plug in

12 Volt outlet with adaptor


new 2017


Rockland Harbor, Maine
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