1977, Joel White / Brooklin Boat Yard Downeast Cruiser, 34’

USCG #: 583612

Location: Brooklin, Maine / Asking Price: $64,500

HIGH TIME was designed by Joel White and built to very high standards by Brooklin Boat Yard.  She has been professionally maintained and, over the years has had good care and maintenance with the owners making various improvements and upgrades. She is featured in the book Joel White Boatbuilder/Designer/Sailor by Maynard Bray and Bill Mayher.


Designer Joel White
Builder Brooklin Boat Yard
Year Built 1977
LOA 34’ 0”
LWL 31’ 2”
Beam 11’ 2”
Draft 3’ 6”
Displacement 13250 lbs.
Auxiliary Power Caterpillar 3208 210-HP 8-cylinder diesel
Fuel Capacity 120 Gallons
Fresh Water Capacity 45 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity 25 Gallons

Hull constructed of carvel planked Eastern Cedar over steam bent oak frames and floor timbers.  The planks are fastened with bronze screws. Bottom was completely refastened in 2011.  The decks of the cabin top are of plywood with a layer of fiberglass over the surface.  House sides are of mahogany and have a trunk cabin forward followed by a semi enclosed deck house. Varnished mahogany transom.  The engine is located below the semi enclosed deckhouse.  Large floor hatches give good service access to the engine

Forepeak storage forward followed by a port and starboard berth.  Next aft to starboard is the galley and to port is a fully enclosed head.  Steps centered aft lead up to the semi-enclosed deckhouse.  The deckhouse has the steering station to port and a drop canvas to separate/enclose this area from the cockpit aft.  Cabin has excellent ventilation with 1 forward hatch, 7 portholes and the companionway.  Interior is painted white with varnished mahogany trim.

Cast bronze deck hardware

Morse push pull cable

Caterpillar 3208 Diesel, 1977 (Major service 2012)- 8 cyl, 2800 RPM 210 HP, oak sided engine bed, Caterpillar hydraulic reduction gear, Closed fresh water cooling system, Racor filter, 12 V alternator, Morse dual level controls, 19 x 16 Fixed 4 blade prop, 2 x 120 gal fuel tanks (mild steel)

ICOM M-422 VHF with DSC (2009), Garmin 4212  Chartplotter/ Radar  with  4KW  HD radar dome (2009), 4” Ritchie spherical compass,  12V Dual trumpet horn, Weems Plath Ships Clock, Weems Plath Barometer

2 8D 12 V lead acid batteries (2011), 12 V DC ships service lighting, 12 V circuit breaker panel fed via MVP switch, 12 V DC circuit breaker12 Volt DC running lights, 12 V DC anchor light, 12 V Remote searchlight, 12 V electric Rule 1500 auto bilge pump, 12 V  Whale gulper pump

212 Shipmate solid fuel stove with 5” diameter stainless steel stack, top loading stainless steel icebox, sink with freshwater hand pump

Galley and head hand fresh water, 120 V holding tank pump, Raritan PH Manual head with holding tank, bronze seacocks

Ground tackle: 35 lb.  chain lead, 200’ nylon rode, 20 lb. CQR, chain lead, 200’ nylon rode, 40 lb. LUKE, chain lead, 175’ nylon rode, Brass bell, Orion Flare kit, 6 Type I lifejackets, 1 type II life jacket, horseshoe life sling, 8 man life raft.