First Photos: North Pacific Yachts 28-01 Hull Released from Mold

OceanLines publishes the first photos of the hull for the new North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse model.

OceanLines is pleased to bring you the first photos of hull #1 of the North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse trawler just after its release from the mold.  These pictures, aside from documenting the continuing progress of the first of this new model for NPY, also show some of the interesting design details of the boat.

Starboard Quarter Photo of new North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo:  North Pacific Yachts

Starboard Quarter Photo of new North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo: North Pacific Yachts

In the picture above you get a good sense of the general lines of the NPY 28, with its gracefully sweeping sheer, mirrored by the molded rubrail.  You also get a nice view here of the full-length keel and the shoe for the rudder.  The prop on this boat will be fully protected from damage during minor groundings.  The tall transom will keep following seas outside of the cockpit.

Port Quarter Photo of First Hull for North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Line -- Photo:  North Pacific Yachts

Port Quarter Photo of First Hull for North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Line -- Photo: North Pacific Yachts

In the second picture, we see the port side of the hull, with  what looks to be a very smooth finish.  You can see some of the molded “planking” surface detail in this view, too, that will contribute to the traditional look of this pocket trawler.

Port Bow Photo of First Hull for New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo:  North Pacific Yachts

Port Bow Photo of First Hull for New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo: North Pacific Yachts

The third photo gives a good look at the stem and fine entry of the bow.  You can see that the sharp vee of the forward hull transitions to fairly flat sections aft, which will enable the higher-end speeds the 28 will be capable of.  The hard chine runs the full length of the hull and will contribute both to roll dampening and turning performance.

Port Overhead Photo of Hull Interior of New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse -- Photo:  North Pacific Yachts

Port Overhead Photo of Hull Interior of New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse -- Photo: North Pacific Yachts

Port Bow Overhead Photo of Hull Bulkheads for New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo:  North Pacific Yachts

Port Bow Overhead Photo of Hull Bulkheads for New North Pacific Yachts 28 Pilothouse Trawler -- Photo: North Pacific Yachts

In the last two photos, the interior bulkheads are easily visible at the beginning of the interior finishing process.  This begins to give the viewer a sense of the space of interior compartments.  According to North Pacific Yachts, the boat is still on schedule for delivery to North America late this summer.  Competition in this pocket trawler market will heat up considerably when it does, given the remarkable pricing on this boat (see earlier OceanLines article on the NPY 28 here).

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Tom Tripp is the owner of OceanLines LLC, the publisher of OceanLines and founder of Marine Science Today. He is an award-winning marine journalist, science writer and long-time public communications specialist. His PR career and much of his writing stems from the fact that he loves to explain stuff. It all began when he and his brother Mark threw all of Mom's tomatoes at the back wall of the house. . .