Exclusive | 38 Wilbur/Duffy — By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
— May 2006
Fifth Time's A Charm
When this couple decided to build their dream boat, their search for a builder ended at the same place it had four times before.
The results are impressive: With the engine literally inches beneath my feet, the decibel meter registered a low 82 dB-A while running at WOT (65 is the level of normal conversation).
Although Lonrach is Jerry and Diane Lynch's fifth Wilbur and second 38 Duffy, the couple is hardly new to boating; Jerry's been on the water for more than 50 years, and the couple purchased their first boat, a 13-foot Boston Whaler, 36 years ago in their eighth year of marriage. They've also owned a 17-foot Boston Whaler, a 20-foot SeaCraft, and a 24-foot Nauset.
Spotlight On | Dual Head
Although the 38 Wilbur is available in a two-stateroom design, the Lynches traded the guest stateroom for a second head. The head to port offers a stand-up shower and sink, while the other one, to starboard, offers an MSD and a sink.
The main idea, they say, was to gain space. Diane says that since she and Jerry won’t be entertaining many adults onboard, and since the settee in the saloon converts to a double berth, a second stateroom would be superfluous and the second head a more favorable option. “It gives me an opportunity to shower and get ready to go out to dinner while, at the same time, Jerry is busy shaving and getting ready himself without [us] being on top of each other,” says Diane. Her favorite part is the Stamoid-made shower curtain, which prevents water from escaping the shower area. “I can leave a blow-dryer and my make-up right there on the sink when I shower, and it’s dry when I step out,” she boasts. Also noteworthy here is the FM Mattson control in the shower, which maintains a con-
stant water temperature and pressure, even when someone is running water elsewhere on the boat.
This article originally appeared in the June 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.