Has it really been 2 months since my last update? I really didn’t think I had that much to contribute but as I think back, a lot has happened in these past 2 months.
Steve Seaton Joins Us!!!
We are thrilled that Steve Seaton has joined us to continue the design phases for our current models as well as future models. Steve has over 35 years experience in yacht design. He designed the original Northern Marine series as well as many yachts built at Delta, Cheoy Lee, and other notable yards. His influence is already having a positive effect. More on that later.
Gene Kohlmann Joins Us!!!
We are proud to announce that Gene Kohlmann has been brought aboard as General Manager of Northwest Trawlers. Gene brings over 35 years experience in senior management in the yacht building industry. His contributions to the success of Ericson Yachts, Pacific Seacraft and more recently, Nordhavn are well known in the industry. We are truly excited to have Gene aboard.
Hull 3 is Launched
Hull #3 is nearing completion and we launched her this past week. Here she is just before they lowered here into the water.
Here she is in the water just before we pulled away for the first seatrial.
This boat has an optional John Deere 6125 engine that produces 610 horsepower at 2100 rpm. We observed a 2 way average of 16.75 knots in our initial seatrial. This, of course, was at “lightship” which is without full fuel, water, provisions, or gear. We anticipate that at cruise weight, we will have a 15 knot top speed, which is what we were hoping.
Above is the hand held GPS that we used to measure the speeds. This was the one way run and the other read out at 16.6 knots.
Back at the dock….
Hull 3 will be here for another 3 weeks or so for final commissioning. There still needs to be carpeting, electronics, and a few other interior items completed before we begin the process of delivering her to her new owners.
If you want to see hulls 1 or 3, please give us a call (866-370-5560) to schedule a viewing and a sea trial.