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North Pacific 28 Pilothouse: Trailer Ready and Pocket Perfect

Sea Magazine | November 2009

The North Pacific 28 pilothouse is the perfect pocket trawler; large enough to be spacious and comfortable during extended trips, but small enough to trailer without a permit. Designed by Karl Stambaugh, the NP28 Pilothouse fits well with the already established North Pacific fleet yet meets a growing demand for this type of boat.

The third boat in the North Pacific lineup, the North Pacific 28 Pilothouse comes standard with a single 130 hp Cummins QSD diesel, bow thruster, windlass with anchor, chain and rope rode, raw-water washdown, teak and holly sole, and hand-rubbed teak paneling and cabinetry. All the sliding windows have screens and curtains for added privacy.

The layout is open with lots of windows, allowing natural light to flow throughout the space. The salon is 7 feet long and designed to impart the feeling of a much larger yacht.

Designed to comfortably sleep four, the North Pacific 28 Pilothouse has two bunks in the forward stateroom that can easily convert to one large bed with an insert; the pilothouse helm seats convert to one bed and the settee in the salon also converts to a bed.

The galley is equipped with a propane stove and 20-pound tank and locker, so electricity is not necessary to cook. In addition, almost all of the equipment installation and wiring is done after the interior is complete (except for the final varnishing) to ensure that everything runs properly and can be accessed easily. Throughout the North Pacific 28 Pilothouse there are several access hatches, removable panels and velcroed headliners.

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