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North Pacific Yachts 28 Ready for Sea Trials

Tom Tripp | OceanLines.biz | August 2009

The new North Pacific Yachts 28 pocket trawler will splash for the first time and begin its builder’s sea trials as early as this week, according to Trevor Brice, company president. New photos from the factory show the boat undergoing final installation of trim and finish pieces before clean-up and launch. In the photo above you can see the overall lines of the boat, with the sheer mirrored by the rubrail.

A number of key design features are evident in these photos. In the photo immediately above, you can see the significant room on top of the deckhouse available for storing kayaks, a small dinghy or other cruising gear and toys. The aft cockpit, with its transom-centered door is also visible here, as is the open hatch to the lazarette.

In this view, you can see the tall transom, rudder and keel of the NPY 28. Note the hawse holes for ease of line handling.

The photo above shows a nice overhead view of the entire boat. Features visible in this shot include the forward cabin overhead hatchway (temporary hatchcover in place), sliding pilothouse doors, forward railings and anchor pulpit. Harder to see but key for inland waterway cruisers is the folding antenna mast, here show folded down as it would be to minimize air draft.

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