Trevor Brice has made quite a name for himself as one of the youngest and most promising yacht builders on the West Coast. Since founding his company, North Pacific Yachts, in 2004, the 25-year-old has already developed an impressive yacht sales record with his first model, the 42 North Pacific Pilothouse.
With the help of his father, Brice designed, built and marketed the first yacht in early 2004. A couple of months later, he made his first sale. By the end of the year, he'd sold hull #8, and by the end of 2005, hull #26. The successful entrepreneur currently has orders up to hull #36.
"People I meet have typically travelled several hours, and often spent several thousands of dollars to meet with me and view the boats," says Brice. "The part I get the biggest kick out of is when they actually see me for the first time. They usually have a surprised look on their faces, and it can take about 15 minutes for them to get over the shock of meeting me before they realize I know what I'm talking about."
Yet of the 25 new owners who attended the first annual rendezvous for North Pacific in 2006, all said they were impressed with Brice's trustworthiness and integrity. "He's a man of his word," said one enthusiastic boat owner. And all agreed that he consistently provides a high level of customer service and has a comprehensive knowledge of his boat, its capabilities and equipment.