North Pacific 45' Pilothouse - Next Generation
Proven Quality; Refined Luxury
The North Pacific 43’ Pilothouse was our first and thus far, most popular model, with over 60 delivered. We always keep in contact with NP owners and over the years we developed a list of improvements that would enhance an already great design.
The North Pacific 45’ Pilothouse builds on the successful attributes of the NP43 including a spacious full beam salon, a raised pilothouse with great visibility, a two stateroom design, a fully covered aft deck, a low maintenance exterior and easily-accessible equipment as well as incorporating the enhancements. We built new tooling to add 13” more beam - benefiting the vessel throughout - and changed the bow to a more plumb design, adding 3’ of waterline length with only 2” more LOA (45’10”). By doing this, we were able to greatly increase the amount of useable space in the staterooms. This allowed us to quadruple the storage, build a near walk around queen in the master and allow more guest stateroom options. This also allowed for the option of a nice master stateroom en-suite head. In addition to this we raised the spray chine which has no negative effect on the performance of the hull but eliminates “chine slap” resulting in more peaceful sleep in both staterooms. The hull design was improved to provide more lift and allow for higher top end speed while still allowing for excellent fuel economy and displacement settings. The new reverse rake windshield in the pilothouse was a popular request to alter the exterior look with the added benefit or reducing instrument glare at night, keeping rain off the windows and heat out of the pilothouse on sunny days.
The inviting, comfortable feel of the North Pacific 45’ boasts our Next Generation, world-class teak finished interior with all the luxuries you expect. Start making your dream a reality…
Compare our specifications and standard equipment list carefully with other brands. You will see that North Pacific Yachts come very well equipped. Many big ticket items that are “optional" on other brands are standard on North Pacific Yachts and can add up to well over $100,000. Some of these items are shown in italics below. Please contact us for complete pricing and option information.
Standard Specifications/Equipment List:
- Solid, hand-laid fiberglass hull. Outer two layers are vinyl ester resin
- Superstructure cored primarily with NIDA core including all decks
- Fully integrated swimming platform
- Seacocks on all through-hull fittings both above and below the waterline
- All interior floors supported by aluminum grid
- International paints micron CSC anti-fouling
- International paints epoxy barrier coating below water line
Engine Room, Propulsion, Heat and Fresh Water System:
- 355 hp Cummins QSB 6.7L diesel engine with 160 amp alternator, ZF85A transmission
- Engine room 2" sound insulation (foam, rubber, lead) - 5 access hatches & stairs that flip up at forward end
- Aluminum non-skid plate floors
- Engine room light (4) - LED
- Engine room blower
- Fiberglass fuel tanks (2 X 200 gallons) - fuel lines for engine 1/2 ID
- Stainless steel shaft - Aqua 17
- Dripless shaft seal - PSS
- Precision 4 blade bronze propeller
- Hynautic 2 station hydraulic steering
- Exhaust muffler - exhaust 6" diameter - sea water intake for engine 2"
- Dual Racor fuel filter
- Automatic bilge pump (3)
- Manual bilge pump (1)
- Holding tank (50 GAL) w/ macerator
- Fiberglass water tanks (2 X 175 gallons)
- Variable speed Smart Sensor fresh water pump
- Fresh water intake (2)
- 11 gallon water heater in engineroom
- Oil change system for engine and generator
- Northern Lights 6KW genset w/ sound shield and water/gas separator
- Magnum MS2812 2800W inverter/charger (pure sine wave)
- 12v/200AMP AGM battery in battery box (2 house batteries, 2 thruster/windlass batteries, 1 engine starter, 1 generator starter)
- Master control panel (AC/DC circuit breakers) - Blue Sea
- Bonded electrical system
- Color coded and numbered tinned wire
- 50 amp 125V/250 shore power connection at the stern - Smart Plug
- Imtra LED lights throughout with stainless steel trim ring
- Teak and holly flooring throughout (hardwood options available)
- Teak paneling and cabinetry throughout with 7 sprayed coats of satin poly eurethane (modern, walnut interior available)
- Bookmatched cabinetry (grains continue from walls through all cabinets and drawers)
- Routed design cabinet trim and fiddles throughout
- Steam bent fiddles throughout (no joints)
- Chrome or Brass light fixtures, push buttons for all drawers and cabinetry
- Louvered doors on select lockers
- Backlit frosted glass cabinet doors on select cabinets
- Full extension roller bearing drawer glides
- Curtains on all windows
- Screens on all sliding windows
- Soft vinyl headliners - all attached with Velcro
- Laminated safety glass on sliding windows
- Heating or air conditioning systems depend on the delivery option you choose
Salon, Dinette and Galley:Many different salon layouts are available. The following is the standard layout.
- A/C outlet (5)
- Reading lights (2)
- LED accent rope lighting
- L-shaped settee that converts into a bed with cabinet or drawers underneath
- Cabinet and drawer along forward starboard side wall
- Dinette with hi-low folding table that converts into a bed
- 40" LCD pop up TV
- Staron or granite countertops
- Double SS sink
- Faucet with pullout spout
- Seaward Electric or Propane stove w/ oven
- NovaKool RFU 9000 - 9 cu.ft fridge/freezer AC and DC
- Storage cabinets in galley (6) - includes overhead cabinet above galley counter
- Microwave shelf with AC outlet
- Drawers in galley (7)
- Exhaust fan beside the stove - vented outside
- Hatch that lifts on galley countertop (1)
- Ceiling hand rail in salon
- A/C outlet (2)
- D/C outlet (1)
- Map light (1)
- Aluminum locking, sliding door (2)
- Hinged AC & DC electrical panels - Blue Seas
- Helm seat - adjustable fore and aft, up and down, 360 degree as well as recline
- Cummins single lever electronic throttle and shift
- Engine gauges including fuel flow on Cummins Smart Tach
- Windlass control
- Bow thruster control
- Electric fuel and water gauges
- Horn control
- Teak and SS steering wheel
- Defrost fan (2)
- Windshield wiper (3)
- Windshield washer (3)
- Bench seat - Folding foot rest attached to bench seat - optional table
- Teak folding table on stainless steel stanchion
- Storage cabinet and drawer
- Reading light above bench seat (2)
- Aft window, opening, screened window
- Side opening, screened window (2)
- Finished with teak and teak and holly
- A/C outlet (1)
- Tecma toilet with fresh water flush
- Ceramic undermount sink or frosted glass or ceramic above counter sink
- Adjoining moulded fiberglass shower stall
- Exhaust fan
- Shower control and nozzle
- Frosted glass shower door with NP logo
- Automatic shower sump pump
- Staron or granite countertop
- Opening, screened porthole window (2)
- Tank watch holding tank level gauge
- Towel racks and other hardware
- Double bed - bunks or an office layout also available
- Reading lights (2)
- A/C outlet (1)
- Opening, screened porthole window (2)
- Hanging locker on the forward wall with drawers (3) underneath
- Bed side cabinet with drawers
- Drawers under bed
- Book shelf
- A/C outlet (3)
- Walk around queen island bed
- Headboard with white vinyl leather and mirror
- Gas assist mattress lift to access storage under the bed
- Reading light (2)
- Drawers (7)
- Cabinets (6)
- Hanging locker (1)
- Stack of drawers on aft wall with mirror (Optional second head would go here)
- Opening, screened porthole window (4)
- Opening, screened overhead hatch (1)
- LED accent rope lighting
- Cabinet in the hallway just aft of the master stateroom for storage or installation of a washer/dryer
Exterior Fittings and Equipment:
- Stainless steel window frames
- Stainless steel railing and stanchions around all edges - secured with bolts
- FRP no-skid deck on all deck surfaces
- SS mooring cleats (8) - 4 in cockpit, 2 midship, 2 at the bow +1 on each side of salon
- SS fuel, water and waste tank deck fittings
- SS portholes
- Safety glass windows
- LED courtesy lights (9)
- Light (1)
- Hatch to access lazarette - gas assisted
- Drippless rudder bearing in lazarette
- Stainless steel ladder leading to fly bridge
- Transom door leading to swim grid
- Bulwark door on starboard side
- Aritex stainless steel and glass sliding door to access salon
- Locker on transom with fresh/sea water washdown outlet
- Locker on transom with shore power connector
- Fresh water shower
- Swim ladder
- Extra SS aft upper deck supports (2)
- Flexiteek decks on the cockpit floor and swim platform (synthetic teak that looks real but requires no maintenance and wont fade -$5000 credit to delete this
- Dual helm seat
- Stainless steel steering wheel
- Engine gauges
- Cummins single lever electronic throttle and shift
- Windlass control
- Bow thruster control
- Radar arch hinged
- Radar arch light (2)
- D/C outlet (1)
- Anchor light
- Navigation lights
- Stainless steel flag base
- Dual trumpet air horn
- Storage cabinet/propane locker on starboard side of helm seat
- Storage locker/seat (2) with cushions
- Sunbrella canvas for instruments and seating
- Nick Jackson LP650 davit
- Hardtop now standard
Forward Walk Around:
- Fresh & sea water washdown hose connector
- Maxwell HRC10-8 windlass with foot switches
- 280 ft of galvanized chain, 5/16
- Chain locker divided in half - fender storage port side
- 45 LBS anchor
- Mouded in seat with cushions
- Vetus 95kgf (7.3 hp) 12V bow thruster
- Emergency tiller
- Zincs (5)
- Extra gelcoat (about 1qt)
- A full set of Garmin electronics is included with the NP49. The system includes 3 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
Built solid; Low Maintenance
Hull & Superstructure:
The North Pacific 45’ Pilothouse with its reverse rake pilothouse and trawler style design gives the yacht a bold, go-anywhere look. There is no wood on the outside of the NP45, only stainless steel and fiberglass. This adds to the rugged look, but also lessens the workload in maintaining NPs.
The hull was carefully designed to provide good stability; its hard chines and economy at low-end speeds provide lift to allow for higher top end speeds when larger engines are chosen. A keel allows the vessel to track well while allowing you to remain in full control at any speed with a large barn door style rudder. The planked look embedded in the fiberglass adds to the character and classic look.
The solid, hand-laid fiberglass hull is both very strong and heavy, adding to the stability. An ISO vinyl ester resin is used in the outer two layers of the hull to prevent blistering. Below the waterline is additional protection in the form of an epoxy barrier. The stringers are made on a separate mold and then glassed into the hull allowing them to be hollow.
The superstructure is made of fiberglass and cored mostly with a synthetic lightweight honeycomb material, which increases stability and prevents rot. There are squares of resin soaked, marine grade plywood in areas that require more strength (where the upper helm seat is bolted for example). The hull and superstructure are a shoebox design and are epoxied and fiber glassed together when matted for a strong and lasting bond.
Access to the upper deck of the North Pacific 45 is gained either up the stairs on both sides of the pilothouse or up the ladder from the cockpit. The steps on the outside of the pilothouse to the upper deck mean that you can safely access the bow from the stern without walking through the cabin (unlike many pilothouse models). The upper deck is very spacious, providing a large area to relax with room to spare for a 400 pound (up to) 12' RIB dinghy. A Nick Jackson LP650 davit is standard equipment. There are two large storage lockers with cushions (that double as seating) and a comfortable reversible double helm seat near the front. A large raised dash allows plenty of space for all the standard controls, as well as any other instrumentation you may choose to add. A hardtop is standard above the seating area and provides a platform to mount all of the various antennas. You can opt for a folding radar arch instead and receive a credit.
The foredeck around the bow is accessed through the pilothouse or from the upper deck. It is protected from the water by a high freeboard and heavy-duty 1 ¼” stainless steel handrails. All railings and other stainless equipment are 316 Type stainless steel. The railings are throughly bolted into aluminum backing plates that are laid into the fiberglass. Courtesy lights around the foredeck light up the non-skid fiberglass surface, making walking around even on a rough night easier. At the bow is a Maxwell HRC10 windlass with 1500 lbs. of lifting capacity, a 45 lb. anchor and 280 feet of 5/16” galvanized chain. The split chain locker allows for chain storage on one side and a great space for fender and line storage on the other. A molded-in seat at the bow makes an excellent place to enjoy a nice harbor or cruise with a wireless autopilot remote.
At the stern of the NP45, there is a fully covered cockpit approximately 12’ X 5’ in size. The cockpit provides a good area for storage, fishing or enjoying some fresh air when it's raining. There is a bulwark door on the starboard side as well as a transom door on the aft wall to access the cockpit. The cockpit is finished with Flexiteek decks. These are synthetic teak decks that look just like real teak but require no maintenance and never fade. They give a great first impression when boarding.
The swim platform on the 45' Pilothouse is 46" deep. This makes getting on and off easy, as well as making a great place to sit out on a nice evening just inches above the water. The swim platform is also finished with Flexiteek decks.
World Class Finishing; Inviting and Comfortable
North Pacific teak interiors are finished to world class standards with fine 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 cabinetry are the standard throughout, as well as real teak and holly floors. We’ve added a touch of luxury with detailed cabinetry trim while not going too far.
Adding to the level of comfort, we studied the most comfortable chairs we could find and made the settees with similar height and depth dimensions.
The interior of the North Pacific 45 is well lit with Imtra LED lights throughout and LED accent lighting. The combination of good lighting and teak gives North Pacific interiors a warm feel in any weather (and you’ll feel right at home, too).
We believe in large interior living spaces, and the NP45 does not disappoint. The salon is full beam, while still allowing for easy access around the exterior with a full “raised walk around” (see exterior section for more details). The salon is as large as many substantially larger vessels, sizing up at 11’ long and almost 13’ wide. It is surrounded by nine large windows (4 of which are opening windows), giving lots of light and allowing for a nice panoramic view.
The salon is customizable and we have many different (no-cost) layouts to choose from. The standard layout includes a large settee that is easily converted into a double bed. There is storage space underneath the entire length of the settee, as well as a cabinet at the forward end for extra storage. In lieu of a settee, you can choose to eliminate it and put in a couch or two comfortable chairs. Across from the settee is an H shaped dinette with a hi-low folding table that can easily seat four for dinner. You can choose to eliminate this and install a chair in the aft port corner and extend the galley counter to make a breakfast bar area.
Cooks will love that the galley is in the salon and will not feel excluded from socializing. A large and well-lit Staron or granite countertop makes an excellent work surface. Dual stainless steel sinks (each big enough to fit large plates and pots) make clean up easy. A Princess 3 burner glass cooktop is standard equipment; however, a sealed burner gas stove/oven is also available. There are 6 drawers, one large cabinet with two adjustable shelves, another large cabinet under the sink with two fixed shelves and a small cabinet above the stove for storing spices.
The staterooms and head(s) are accessed directly from the salon. You don’t have to go up to the pilothouse to get to the head or the stateroom, which appeals to many.
With the plumb bow design the forward master stateroom is very spacious, which allows for a full queen walk around bed and high ceilings. Teak slats next to the 4 opening portholes give a rich feel to the stateroom while backlit, frosted glass cabinetry and a white headboard and mirror lighten up the stateroom and add to the feeling of spaciousness.
At the aft end of the stateroom there is a makeup desk and mirror. This area can also be used as a second head if so desired.
Six drawers, eight cabinets and a nice hanging locker provide plenty of storage space. In addition to this, there iss a large storage area underneath the mattress that can be accessed by lifting the mattress with the help of gas assist struts.
On the port side is a spacious guest stateroom with a 48” wide bed. Other layouts are available in this room, including bunks or a combination office with bunks. Various storage options are available and the number of drawers, cabinets and hanging lockers depends on the layout chosen.
At the forward end of the hallway (on the starboard side) there is a linen closet with lots of good storage. This space can also be used to install an optional washer/dryer.
The head is finished with teak and teak and holly. Staron or granite counters are standard, and you have the choice between an under-mount or raised ceramic or glass sink. The standard toilet is the comfortable and reliable Tecma Silence Plus. The adjoining separate shower is molded fiberglass, large enough for anyone and has a nice glass door with an NP logo inscribed in it. The shower drains to an automatic sump pump.
The pilothouse has excellent forward visibility for both the helmsman and crew. Standing to the starboard side of the helm, you can easily see the aft end of the swim platform. With two opening doors and an aft window, you can feel confident piloting the NP45 from the pilothouse in any situation. A comfortable and adjustable center helm seat and raised dash (with space for all needed instrumentation) means you can cruise comfortably all day. Aft of the pilothouse helm seat is a raised bench seat and optional table, which allows crew and captain to enjoy a day on the water together.
Quality Equipment; Well Laid Out
All North Pacific Yachts are designed so that equipment, wiring and plumbing is all easy to access. There are numerous hatches throughout the vessels; 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 of the NP45 is built and varnished before most of the wiring or equipment is installed.
All floors in the North Pacific 45 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.
A full set of Garmin electronics is included with the NP49. The system includes 3 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.
The North Pacific 45 is powered by a single 355 hp QSB 6.7L Cummins diesel. Larger engines for greater top end speed are available. The 355 hp Cummins diesel is a good choice, pushing the yacht along at a 7-10 knot cruise.
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 45 includes an oversized rudder and Vetus 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.
Wiring on the NP45 is second to none. It is tinned, color coded, numbered and runs though clean and well laid out wiring chases. A quiet Northern Lights generator with sound shield and water/gas separator, 2800W Magnum MS2812 pure sign wave inverter/charger, 160 amp alternator and a large AGM battery bank means you’ll have plenty of power.
The engine room on the North Pacific 45’ is well insulated with 2” foam/rubber/lead sound dampening insulation. In addition to this, we put rubber on the aluminum grid above the engine room which cuts down on noise and vibration. The engine room is easily accessed through 6 removable floor hatches on the salon floor, allowing quick access to any part of the engine room without lifting a large section of the floor. It can also be accessed by flipping up the stairs that lead from the salon to the forward rooms. Equipment is laid out so that it can be reached from the access points. The room is well-lit and spacious. Also located in the engine room is the generator, two baffled fiberglass fuel tanks (separately made with vinyl ester resin and gelcoat) with a total capacity of 400 gallons (up to 750 gallons available), 11 gallon water heater, two 175 gallon fiberglass water tanks and a variable speed fresh water pump.