Hull Structure for Offshore Cruising or a Case for Steel

nwyachts Uncategorized

It was last year that we began to think about offering full displacement hull forms as an option for our Northwest Trawler line. Essentially, keep the basic Northwest Trawlers styling above the waterline but design the hull so that it could be easily built as a semi-displacement or full displacement hull. Our designer, Steve Seaton, was tasked with making the …

Asian Trip

nwyachts Uncategorized

I just returned from 2 weeks in Asia where I visited with several shipyards in order to evaluate their capability to build our steel-hulled Exploration Series trawlers. In my last blog post, I showed the preliminary drawings of the 72′, aft pilothouse model. We are working now on a forward pilothouse version of the 72 plus an 83′ boat. A …

Northwest Yachts Update

nwyachts Uncategorized

A lot has happened since I last posted here. Jan and I embarked on a 10,000 mile, 10week RV trip in September to participate in several boat shows on the East Coast. Having no RVing experience, we thought it would be a great way to compare the trawler cruising lifestyle to the RV cruising lifestyle. We both can say, unequivically, …

Upcoming Events for Northwest Trawlers

nwyachts Uncategorized

Seattle Boats Afloat Show – Lake Union, Seattle, WA September 15-19. We will have Nor’wester (hull #1) on display at the in-the-water section of the show. Come by and meet our new agents, Seattle Yachts. Seattle Yachts is owned by Ted Griffin and Ed Scripps. Working the show will also be Paris Woodard, Chris Duppenthaler, and Bob Olson. Trawler Fest …

A Nice Note From an Owner

nwyachts Uncategorized

One of our owners (Larry Hansen) recently returned from his summer cruise and sent me a very nice note regarding Orca’s reception by people he encountered. Here is an excerpt: “We just got back from three weeks in the San Juan’s and Desolation Sound so I thought I would give you a brief update on our summer cruising. We took …

Please Help Northwest Trawlers Set Its Course for the Future

nwyachts Uncategorized

Northwest Trawlers has reached a waypoint and needs to decide whether to alter course or continue on our present heading. Please take a few moments to be a part of helping us decide our future course. Your participation is greatly appreciated and you will remain anonymous…Thank you . HELP US CHART OUR COURSE If you have any other comments or …

Northwest Trawlers Discussion Group

nwyachts Uncategorized

We have started a Northwest Trawlers Discussion Group on Yahoo Groups. There are not too many members yet but it is growing. Tell us your boating plans, (ocean crossing, coastal cruising, great loop, inside passage, etc.). What type of boat is your preference (displacement, semi-displacement, pilothouse, sedan, tri-cabin, etc.) Or maybe we can discuss number of engines…..that always gets a …

More on President

nwyachts Uncategorized

I have been visiting shipyards in China and Taiwan for the past 9 years, some prospecting for a subcontract yard and others just to visit and see what they do and how they do it. Few yards have impressed me as much as the President yard; so much so that that is why we chose them to build our Northwest …

nwyachts Uncategorized

Altering Course Northwest Trawlers is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with President Boats International, Ltd. (President Yachts). Effective immediately, President Yachts will be the manufacturing arm of Northwest Trawlers. For over 40 years, President Yachts has been producing high quality yachts up to 150′ under their own name and as an OEM supplier. Notable customers include Krogen, Hood …

Owner Innovation

nwyachts Uncategorized

I am continually amazed at the imaginative innovations our owners come up with. I recently was back at the Annapolis Boat Show, aboard “The Path”, NW45, hull #2 and observed the boat deck/ flybridge seating arrangement that the owner designed, had fabricated and then installed. I apologize for the quality of the pictures. If you had been in Annapolis for …