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Hoopers Yachts
599 Manning Ave S, Afton, MN 55001
Phone (651) 436-8795
Toll Free (800) 377-8795
1974    NORTHSTAR 1000 ""  $7,000.00 
Hull & Deck : White deck & blue hull  File Number: 3247 
Stripe Color: White  Located at : Hooper's Yachts  
LOA: 29' 11" LWL: 22' 8" BEAM: 9' 6" DRAFT: 5'3
SA: 399² RIG: Masthead Sloop HULL: Monohull Ballast: 3,710
Displacement: 8,000 KEEL: Fin
The Northstar 1000 is a Sparkman and Stephens 1/2  ton design that began production in 1973. It later was modified and became the Northstar 31. The origin of the manufacturer was Hughes Boats in Canada founded in 1963 near Toronto by two brothers Howard and Peter. They began building dinghies, but later expanded to another location and from tooling purchased from Tanzer they introduced the Hughes 24. Howard then designed the Hughes 27 and then they jumped to the Sparkman & Stephens designed Hughes 38. They built a number of boats up to 48 feet and through their history the company was sold a few times and in 1971 the name was changed to Northstar Yachts Ltd. From 1971 to 1974 they built the NS 22, NS 500 (25’), NS 1000 (31’), NS 1500 (35’), the NS 38, NS 80/20 (later named the H40), and the N900 (30’) and the NS 727 also known as the Farr 727 or Northstar 24, which was a Bruce Farr design and a quarter ton winner. Eventually Hughes purchased Columbia Yachts (’79) formerly Whittaker Corp. and which was finally sold to Aura Yachts. The factory burned in 1991 and that ceased production of Hughes vessels. So, the history is long with a lot of models built to quality standards and several were race winners throughout their history. The Northstar 1000 reminds us of some of Gary Mull’s large tumblehome designs (a West Coast origin) which, when heeled, increased the waterline length for more speed potential. This also increased interior space. This particular boat was built and purchased for the original owner who sailed her on Lake Pepin when new and later was moved to Kenora, Ontario Canada, where he virtually lived aboard during summers during his time off as a teacher while cruising Lake of the Woods. Eventually he purchased an island on the lake and then kept his boat at his cabin where it was used for day sailing and an annual two week or so cruise by his sons around the area. No longer being used, we sold the boat for him to the current owner . The hull and deck were repainted by the previous owner’s sons some years. The engine has been cared for by the current owner and the exhaust muffler was recently repaired. She sleeps 5 people.  
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Tandem Axel Trailer
Atomic 4 Gas Inboard
Mainsail w/Blue Cover
110% Working Jib
170% Genoa
Wheel Steering
Binnacle Compass
Bow & Stern Rail & Lifelines
Depth Sounder
VHF Marine Radio
Galley w/Ice box, alcohol stove and fresh water
Marine Head w/holding tank
Ground Tackle
Fire extinguisher
8' dinghy

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