First North Pacific 38′ Sedan Delivered to North America

North Pacific Yachts said it has delivered the first NP38 Sedan to a North American customer. The boat was on display at last week’s Seattle Boat Show after arriving on 16 January from the shipyard in China.  We have the first photos of the NP38, both during initial sea trials in China and as she [...]

8th February 2010.
By Tom Tripp

First North Pacific Yachts 38' Sedan Begins Sea Trials

First North Pacific Yachts 38' Sedan Begins Sea Trials

North Pacific Yachts said it has delivered the first NP38 Sedan to a North American customer. The boat was on display at last week’s Seattle Boat Show after arriving on 16 January from the shipyard in China.  We have the first photos of the NP38, both during initial sea trials in China and as she was being unloaded in Vancouver last month.

North Pacific Yachts CEO Trevor Brice said the company is pleased with how the first two boats turned out.

The NP38 exceeded our expectations; wider and longer than its predecessor we were able to add a lot of nice features. The NP38 will fit a niche market for people looking for a classic look with modern, quality construction at an affordable price. The market now offers either very high priced new Sedan style yachts or very old yachts on the used market. I think this will give people a good alternative.

The NP38 was derived from the classic CHB 34/36 trawler, but is 10 inches wider and 2 feet longer, which makes for wider walk-around decks, a  17-fot-long long salon and more space and privacy in the stateroom. There is also an option for a second stateroom. 

The NP38 is powered by a single Cummins 230 QSB diesel, and will cruise economically (3 gph) at 8 knots, with a top speed of 10 knots. North Pacific includes many typically optional features as standard equipment on its yachts. The NP 38 Sedan is equipped with a bow thruster, 3000 watt inverter/charter, 160 amp alternator, diesel hydronic heating, dual Racor filters, oil change system, both sea and fresh-water washdowns, and anchor and windlass package.

The first hull was delivered to a buyer in Australia and this first North American hull has also been sold. Brice says he’s optimistic about more near-term sales, given the feedback from the Seattle Boat Show.

Incidentally, the NP28 “pocket trawler” will soon be available for Florida showings at the  new home in Tampa for hull 2802. Contact NPY if you’re interested in seeing this affordable and trailerable cruiser.

You can see more images of the NP38′ Sedan and the other North Pacific Yachts trawlers at our Image Gallery Page for NPY here.

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