North Pacific 38' Sedan
Proven Quality; Traditional Design
We created the North Pacific 38’ Sedan for those who like the look of a traditional trawler but seek the modern quality of a new yacht.
The NP38 is built to the same proven quality standards as all North Pacific Yachts. Though the North Pacific 38’ has walk around decks (making handling easy), it also features a 17’ long salon with 360-degree visibility, giving a feeling of spaciousness. The inviting teak interior is beautifully finished and sure to impress all. Available with a single or two stateroom layout and many other customs options, the North Pacific 38’ appeals to a wide range of boaters. Economical cruise speeds and excellent hull design (based on the NP39 hull) make the NP38 an excellent long-range coastal trawler.
Please read further about the North Pacific 38’ Sedan and contact us if you have any questions. Start making your dream a reality.
Standard Specifications/Equipment List:
- Hull and superstructure are hand laid, molded fiberglass
- The hull is solid fiberglass
- Solid keel
- Vinylester resin used in the outer layers
- Nida-core used on all decks
- Hollow stringers
- Non-skid fiberglass decks
- Fully integrated swimming platform
- International paints micron CSC anti-fouling
- International paints epoxy barrier coating below water line
Engine Room, Propulsion, Heat and Fresh Water System:
- Cummins 250QSB 6.7L engine with 160 amp alternator
- Engine room sound insulation
- Aluminum non-skid plate floors
- Engine room light (4)
- Engine room blower
- Fiberglassl fuel tanks (2 X 175 gallons)
- Stainless steel shaft
- Dripless shaft seal
- Precision 4 blade propeller
- Hynautic 2 station hydraulic steering
- Exhaust muffler
- Sea cock and strainer on engine raw water intake
- Dual Racor fuel filter
- Automatic bilge pump (3)
- Manual bilge pump (1)
- Holding tank (40 GAL) with macerator pump
- Fiberglass water tanks (2 X 100 gallons)
- Fresh water pump - Variable speed
- 11 gallon water heater
- Seafire automatic fire extinguishing system
- Northern Light generator with sound shield and water/gas separator (size depends on climate/delivery option)
- 2800W Magnum MS2812 inverter/battery charger
- 12v/200AMP hour AGM battery in battery box (4) - (One engine starter, 3 house)
- Master control panels (AC/DC circuit breakers - Bluesea)
- Color coded and bonded electrical system
- Tinned wiring, numbered and labeled
- 120V AC outlets (14)
- IMTRA LED 12V throughout interior
- LED accent rope lighting throughout
- 50amp 125V shore power receptacle with Smart Plug
- Teak and holly flooring throughout
- Teak paneling and cabinetry throughout - satin poly eurathane finish
- Bookmatched cabinetry
- Routed fiddles and trim, many steam bent
- All drawers and lockers with push button locks and full extension roller bearing slides
- Curtains on all windows
- Screens on all sliding windows
- Soft vinyl headliners
- Laminated safety glass on sliding windows
- Espar Airtronic 5 heater or Air-conditioning depending on climate/delivery option
Salon, Dinette and Galley:
- Ceiling lights (9)
- A/C outlet (4)
- Reading lights (2)
- H shaped dinette with teak hi-low table - Alternate salon layouts available
- Storage under dinette seats
- Settee that converts into a bed with storage below
- Corian equivalent countertop
- Double SS sink in galley
- Faucet with pullout spout
- Princess electric glass cooktop 3 burner w/ oven (gas available)
- Novakool RFU9000 fridge/freezer (9 cu.ft)
- Teak storage cabinet above stove
- Drawers in galley (5)
- Cabinets in galley (3)
- Exhaust fan above the stove
- Hatch for storage on galley countertop (1)
- Raised dash stb side
- D/C outlet (1)
- Aluminum locking, sliding door (1)
- AC & DC electrical panels (Blue Sea)
- Leather helm seat
- Cummins DTS electronic engine control
- Windlass control
- Bow thruster control
- Tank tender - fresh water, and fuel gauge
- Horn control
- Teak steering wheel
- Windshield wiper (3)
- Windshield washer (3)
- Ceiling light (2)
- A/C outlet (1)
- Tecma fresh water flushing toilet with tank watch
- Stainless steel sink and chrome faucet
- Cabinet (2)
- Opening, screened porthole window (1)
- Tank watch for holding tank
Separate Shower Stall:
- Ceiling light (1)
- All fiberglass
- Shower control
- Drains into shower sump pump
- Exhaust fan
- Opening, screened porthole (1)
Master Stateroom (two stateroom layout available, please inquire):
- Halogen light (2)
- A/C outlet (2)
- Large island bed
- Reading light (2)
- Drawer under bed (4)
- Hanging locker (1)
- Bookshelves along each wall or cabinets on each wall or half bookshelves & half cabinets on each side
- Opening, screened porthole window (2)
- Opening, screened overhead hatch (1)
Exterior Fittings and Equipment:
- Stainless steel railing and stanchions around all edges
- Stainless steel window frames
- FRP no-skid deck on all deck surfaces
- SS mooring cleats (8)
- SS fuel, water and waste tank deck fittings
- SS portholes
- Tempered glass windows
- Teak caprail with Seatol
- Light (1)
- Hatch to access lazarette - gas assisted
- Stainless steel ladder leading to fly bridge on port side
- Transom door leading to swim grid
- Aluminum sliding door to access salon
- Fresh water hot/cold shower
- Swim ladder
- Helm seat
- Stainless steel steering wheel
- Engine gauges
- Cummins DTS electronic single lever engine control
- Windlass control
- Bow thruster control
- Radar arch hinged (hardtop available)
- Radar arch light (2) - Courtesy light (2)
- Exterior DC outlet (1) - AC outlet (1)
- Anchor light - Navigation lights
- Stainless steel flag base
- Electric horn
- L seating and bench seat both with cushions and storage
- Storage locker/seat (2)
- Nick Jackson LP650 davit
- Canvas for helm seat, instrument panel and bench seats
- Lights (2)
- Sea water washdown hose connector
- Windlass, Maxwell HRC10-8
- SS anchor roller
- 280 ft of galvanized chain
- 45 LBS C.Q.R. style anchor
- Bulwark door on each side of walk around
- Vetus 75kgf (7.3 hp) 12V bow thruster
- Emergency tiller
- Zincs (4)
- Pre-wire for one speaker in each corner of salon and DC power to the middle panel above the helm - More pre-wiring can be added
- Fenders, lines, required safety equipment
- A full set of Garmin electronics is included with the NP38. The system includes 2 multifunction displays with chartplotter, fishfinder and radar functions. Autopilot and VHF radios are also included. We don't list the specific equipment here because electronics change so quickly, so please contact us for details.
Exterior & Interior Gallery
Classic lines; modern construction
Hull & Superstructure:
The hull mold for the North Pacific 38’ is closely based on the hull of the NP39 and 43. The hull is a deep V at the bow with the aft end of the hull rising and becoming more flat with hard chines. A deep, solid keel drops below to help the NP38 track well, also providing running gear protection. The hard chines help reduce roll and increase initial stability, making the NP38 a great coastal trawler.
The hull is solid fiberglass and a vinyl ester resin is used in the outer two layers, which protects the hull against blistering. In addition to this, two layers of epoxy are applied before the Micron bottom paint. The superstructure is mostly cored with a synthetic honeycomb material which is strong but light, helping to keep the center of gravity low. The hull and superstructure are bonded together with epoxy and fiberglass. The deck/hull joint is covered by a teak cap rail, adding a nice classic touch to the NP38 without too much brightwork.
Access to the upper deck of the North Pacific 38’ is from a ladder on the port side of the cockpit. The ladder is designed with the shallowest angle possible and is also built with integrated handrails. The aft portion of the flybridge area is large and open, making a suitable area to store up to a 12’ dinghy. Forward on the port side is a straight bench seat; the starboard side is an L shaped bench that also has storage underneath. The single helm seat swivels to provide extra seating and a double helm seat is available. Electronic engine controls, engine gauges (including a fuel totalizer), bow thruster control and windlass control are standard on the fly bridge, but you may choose to have our factory install navigational equipment (Raymarine or Garmin). A folding radar arch above the seating area provides a platform to mount all of the various antennas. It also allows the vessel to pass under any bridges you’ll encounter on the intracoastal waterways.
There is 25” of space between the salon wall and bulwarks, making the decks comfortable to walk around. You are protected from the water by a high freeboard and heavy-duty 1 ¼” stainless steel handrails. Courtesy lights around the walk around light up the non- skid fiberglass, making getting around even on a rough night easier. Handling is made easy with one bulwark door on each side of the walk around. At the bow is a Maxwell HRC10-8 windlass with 1500 lbs. of lifting capacity. The NP38 is equipped with a 45 lb. plow type anchor and 280 feet of galvanized chain, providing a good grip for the yacht and in turn, a good night’s sleep for owners. A standard sea and fresh water wash-down is right next to the anchor and not only allows you to keep the chain clean, but also wash salt spray off the bow area.
At the stern of the yacht, there is a fully covered cockpit that can be accessed from the flybridge ladder or salon. The cockpit is a great place to get some fresh air while staying dry out of the rain. Some buyers choose to enclose and heat this area, adding a lot of nice additional interior space. In addition to the two bulwark doors on the sides, there is one centerline transom door leading to the swim platform. The swim platform is 36” deep and can comfortably accoomodate chairs, making a great place to enjoy a nice sunset. The swim platform is also an excellent place for fishing or installing a dinghy davit.
A large, well-lit lazarette is accessed through a hatch on the cockpit floor that is easily lifted on gas struts. The lazarette utilizes the entire length and width of the cockpit, extending into the integrated swim platform. This provides an enormous amount of space for extra equipment (freezer, water maker, etc.) or storage.
*Window frames are now Stainless Steel.
North Pacific teak interiors are finished to world class standards with the finest fittings and finishes. We’ve hired experts and spent years training our staff in the techniques that we use to attain the level of finish that we expect.
Hand crafted teak paneled walls, drawers and book-matched cabinetry are standard throughout, as well as real teak and holly floors. Routed and steam bent trim (no joints) add a touch of luxury while not going too far.
The interior of the North Pacific 38’ is well lit throughout, giving the teak a warm glow. The combination of good lighting and teak gives North Pacific interiors a comfortable feel in any weather, and we’re sure you will feel right at home on the water.
The North Pacific 38’ Sedan features a salon that is 17’ long and is surrounded by windows that give the yacht a light, open and spacious feel. On the starboard side is a settee that is 6’5” long and easily converts into a bed by pulling the edge of the settee towards the port side. On the port side, there is a booth dinette that also converts into a bed. The table at the dinette is a hi-low that folds in towards the center, giving more room and making the dinette more comfortable when not being used for eating.
A curtain can be drawn to separate the forward part of the salon from the aft section. This allows owners to get up in the morning, use the galley and get out the side door next to the helm without disturbing guests.
Forward of the dinette is a U shaped galley. The galley has plenty of counter space for preparing food and is topped with a Staron or granite countertop. A cabinet and two drawers run along the aft edge of the galley, while a 3 burner glass cooktop and oven are in the middle. Along the forward edge of the galley is a large, double stainless steel sink. One of the galley’s greatest features is its large Nova Kool 9 cu. ft. fridge/freezer which is far bigger than those normally installed on a yacht this size. Many people like the design of this unit with the freezer on the bottom and the fridge on top.
Across from the galley is the helm area. The entire forward dash area is covered in a non-reflective soft black vinyl material which lowers glare and stops items from sliding. The built in helm seat is high enough to offer the captain an excellent view over the raised dash and the bow. The seat slides fore and aft to ensure that the captain is always within easy reach of the steering wheel, while a door just to the right of the helm (and 360-degree visibility) makes handling the NP38 easy. The raised dash makes an excellent place to install electronics (Raymarine or Garmin can be factory installed) such as a 12” plotter, autopilot and radio. A single lever electronic engine control is standard. Other standard controls at the dash area are the windlass, bow thruster, horn, bilge pump, windshield wipers (x3) and windshield washers (x3).
Forward Section - Single Stateroom:
Going down the stairs from the salon, you enter a hallway with the head entrance on the port side, with the shower stall entrance being on the starboard side. There is also a door leading to the stateroom that can shut the stateroom off from this area.
The head is finished much like the rest of the boat with teak and holly floors, teaks walls and cabinets. The counter is large, being made from either Staron or granite. There are 5 cabinets for storage, including one behind the mirror. An optional washer/dryer can be installed in the head. The standard toilet on the NP38 is a Tecma Silent Plus, an electric toilet with one touch flush buttons and fresh water flush. It is very quiet and has a robust impeller and motor. There is also one porthole in the head for ventilation and light.
The spacious shower stall contains a built-in seat and is directly across from the head. It also contains an exhaust fan and port hole, as well. The heat vent is very nice in the shower, keeping you warm and helping to dry the shower after use.
The stateroom on the NP38 has lots of headroom, making for a spacious feel. There is a queen island bed in length and width (except for the forward section). On each side of the bed, there are stairs that make getting in and out easy. Underneath the mattress is a large storage area that can be accessed by lifting the mattress with the help of gas assist struts. The stateroom has a hanging locker on the port and starboard side, four drawers below the bed, one cabinet on each side above the forward end of the bed, and a choice of cabinets or bookshelves (or a combination of both) running along each side of the bed. Two opening portholes and one large hatch, all of which are screened, provide extra light and ventilation in the stateroom.
Forward Section - 2 Stateroom Layout - Extra Cost $8000:
If the second stateroom option is chosen, the head on the port side is eliminated to make room for the stateroom. By pushing the aft wall farther into the engine room (this does not make engine room access any more difficult), we are able to build a bed that is about 36” wide and 76” long. Storage in the guest stateroom consists of a hanging locker, two drawers and two cabinets along the port wall.
As mentioned above, the head on the port side is eliminated when the second stateroom layout is chosen. The shower stall on the starboard side is replaced with a larger “wet head” (a head with a shower). In order to get the extra space required, the hanging locker on the starboard side of the master stateroom is eliminated. Teak louvered cabinets (protected by a curtain when showering) and a Staron (or granite) counter add nice accents to the head. An opening, screened porthole and a heat vent make drying the head after a shower quick and easy. A robust and quiet Tecma Silence Plus toilet with fresh water flush is standard on the NP38.
The master stateroom (on yachts with the two stateroom layout) is similar to those described above. The main difference is that there is no starboard side hanging locker, as the bulkhead is moved forward to make the head larger and more comfortable.
All North Pacific Yachts are designed so that all equipment, wiring and plumbing is easy to access. There are numerous hatches throughout the yachts; headliners are attached with Velcro and screw caps are used to make removal of teak wiring chases and other access panels easier. In order to ensure accessibility throughout, the interior on the NP38 is built and varnished before most of the wiring or equipment is installed.
All floors in the North Pacific 38’ are held up by an interlocking aluminum grid. This grid, unlike wood, will never sag over time and will not swell, meaning it will always be easy to remove hatches.
Navigational electronics are not included in the base price of North Pacific Yachts. However, we can install any Raymarine or Garmin equipment during construction.
The North Pacific 38’ is powered by a single 250 hp QSB6.7L Cummins diesel. The 250 hp Cummins is a good choice, pushing the yacht along at up to 10 knots with a 9.5 knot cruise speed. At 7 knots, the NP38 burns approximately 2 gallons per hour, while burning approximately 6.5 gallons per hour at 9 knots. With the single engine configuration the propeller, shaft and rudder are fully protected, taking a lot of the worry out of watching for logs while cruising in the Pacific Northwest or hitting the bottom on the ICW. Standard equipment on the North Pacific 38’ includes a Vetus 75KGF bow thruster, giving you the maneuverability to make docking in any slip easy. A stern thruster is optional equipment for those who like the maneuverability of twins, but the economy of a single engine. However; a stern thruster is not necessary because the NP38 is equipped with a large rudder that gives instant feedback.
The North Pacific 38’ Sedan was designed so that accessing any wire, or installing new wires or equipment, is quick and easy. Good examples of this are the AC and DC electrical panels, which are located near the helm. They are hinged, making access to the back of the panels easy. Wiring is tinned copper and is both labeled and numbered. A 160 amp alternator is standard on the NP38, as well as a quiet Northern Lights generator. A Magnum 2800-watt inverter/battery charger can provide enough pure sine wave AC power to run most of the 110V electrical equipment - including microwaves, coffee makers and toaster ovens. The high output inverter/charger means that the four 12V/220 amp hour AGM batteries are charged at the optimum rate while connected to AC power. AGM batteries are a recent upgrade that charge significantly faster than regular lead/acid batteries and hold longer charges.
The engine room on the North Pacific 38’ is easily accessed through five removable floor hatches on the salon floor, which allow quick access to the area without lifting a large section of the floor. The engine room can also be conveniently accessed by lifting the hinged steps from the salon to the forward staterooms. The room is well lit, covered with light aluminum panels and diamond floor plating. The area is spacious, allowing access to all sides of the engine. Also located in the engine room is an 11 gallon water heater, inverter/charger, dual Racor fuel filters and the oil change system and Northern Lights generator with a sound shield and water/gas separator. Easy access to the dripless PYI shaft seal reinforces the convenience of the NP38’s engine room.
Fuel and Water:
The NP38 is equipped with two, 100 gallon water tanks and two 175 gallon fuel tanks, all made from separate fiberglass molds and placed in the hull. Each tank is baffled and has inspection ports on the top. Vinyl ester resins are used in the fuel tanks, so using bio-diesel is not a concern and in the water tanks to prevent blistering.