For many of the same reasons, I too considered the PS38 — high level of finish by the folks who built the early Nordhavn 40. My problem is with the cabin layout. Like most all trawlers of this size, the galley runs all along the port side of the salon, which leaves no room for companion seating, so on long trips your partner is confined to sitting at the sette, apart from the “action”. Either that or stand up in order to keep a look out ahead. For this reason alone, I have confined my interest to American and Nordic tugs, both of which have a small but proper “wheel house” designed for two.
MV Kika, Selene 47 Ocean Trawler