Donelle Series Hulls – Available in 35′ 43′ and 45′ sizes2020-01-19T18:53:18+00:00

The Donelle Series hulls hold the traditional lines and proportions of the Northumberland Strait Lobster Boat Fleet. Her sharp entry cuts smoothly though short choppy seas. A low freeboard keeps her deck close to the water, ideal for a comfortable inshore lobster boat.

With superb maneuverability and a shallow draft, our Donelle hulls are easily pushed, reaching 20 knots with only 400-hp.

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Donelle 35

The “BIG” Little Boat! Available with either commercial or sport fish cabins, the Donelle 35 is known for its spacious cockpit.

For the Lobstermen: Enjoy a fast and fuel-efficient ride without sparing too much deck space. With nearly 20′ from transom to cabin wall is more deck than many 40′ boats out there. The smaller commercial cabin makes for the perfect day boat still with enough area for a head, galley, settee, and berths for two.

LOA: 34′-8″
Beam: 13′
Transom: 11′
Draft: 44″
Fuel Capacity: 800 litres
Sleeps: 2 people

Displacement: 18,000
Hold Capacity: 100ft³
Power: 480HP
Top Speed: 26 knots
Cruising Speed: 20 knots
Fuel Consumption: 1 NMPG

Donelle 35 Spec Sheet (PDF)

LOA: 34′-8″
Beam: 13′
Transom: 11′
Draft: 44″
Fuel Capacity: 800 litres
Sleeps: 3 people

Displacement: 18,000
Hold Capacity: 100ft³
Power: 480HP
Top Speed: 26 knots
Cruising Speed: 20 knots
Fuel Consumption: 1 NMPG

Donelle 35 Sport Spec Sheet (PDF)

Donelle 35 – Sport

For the Sport Fisher: For the SERIOUS only! Tired of being beat up and cramped in a production boat?  Tweak this sweet ride by laying out your rod holders, fish holds, live wells, tackle station, storage, and interior comfort.

Each is built to meet our customers needs!

Donelle 35 – Sport

For the Sport Fisher: For the SERIOUS only! Tired of being beat up and cramped in a production boat?  Tweak this sweet ride by laying out your rod holders, fish holds, live wells, tackle station, storage, and interior comfort.

Each is built to meet our customers needs!

LOA: 34′-8″
Beam: 13′
Transom: 11′
Draft: 44″
Fuel Capacity: 800 litres
Sleeps: 3 people

Displacement: 18,000
Hold Capacity: 100ft³
Power: 480HP
Top Speed: 26 knots
Cruising Speed: 20 knots
Fuel Consumption: 1 NMPG

Donelle 35 Sport Spec Sheet (PDF)

Donelle 43

Hundreds have been sold throughout Canada and the U.S. since the mid 90’s. In 2019, we raised the freeboard allowing for deeper fish holds and a larger engine to be installed under a flush deck.

We have also modified the cabin giving it a “new look”!

The Donelle 43, known for its fuel efficiency at a 16-20 knot cruise, is the ultimate day boat.  Now with deeper holds, it also appeals to commercial tuna fishermen, salmon gilnetters, and other applications where speed and fuel consumption are of concern.

Where most builders have gone to wider hulls, the Donelle 43 still possesses the tradition proportions with a 14’6″ beam tapering to 12’2″ at her transom.

LOA: 42′-10″
Beam: 14′-6″
Transom: 12’-2”
Draft: 48″
Fuel Capacity: 900 litres
Sleeps: 4 people

Displacement: 26,000
Hold Capacity: 120 ft3
Power: 510HP
Top Speed: 21 knots
Cruising Speed: 17 knots
Fuel Consumption: 1 NMPG

Donelle 43 Spec Sheet (PDF)

LOA: 44’-11”
Beam: 15-6”
Transom: 15-6”
Draft: 52″
Fuel Capacity: 1,800 litres
Sleeps: 4 people

Displacement: 36,000
Hold Capacity: 650 ft3
Power: 625 HP
Top Speed: 25 knots
Cruising Speed: 20 knots

Donelle 45 Spec Sheet (PDF)

Donelle 45

Crabbers, Gilnetters, and Hardcore Lobstermen who prefer the lines of the Donelle… the 43 can be transformed into the Super Donelle 45 being stretched and widened.

Donelle 45

Crabbers, Gilnetters, and Hardcore Lobstermen who prefer the lines of the Donelle… the 43 can be transformed into the Super Donelle 45 being stretched and widened.

LOA: 44’-11”
Beam: 15-6”
Transom: 15-6”
Draft: 52″
Fuel Capacity: 1,800 litres
Sleeps: 4 people

Displacement: 36,000
Hold Capacity: 650 ft3
Power: 625 HP
Top Speed: 25 knots
Cruising Speed: 20 knots

Donelle 45 Spec Sheet (PDF)