What started as a fun family project trying to design the “perfect” boat culminated in the formation of North Pacific Yachts in January 2004, when the first NP43 arrived in Seattle for the boat show. At the time, John and Trevor Brice had been boating together in the Pacific Northwest for 23 years. They had owned several different boats ranging from 12–44', of all types, from trawlers to fast planing hulls. However, the two had never come across a boat that fully met their expectations — they found themselves dissatisfied with the way things were installed, the lack of storage, the poor layout and the equally poor overall quality. So, to address all these issues, John and Trevor put their experience and love of sailing to work and created North Pacific Yachts. Over the years, their boats have steadily evolved into our Next Generation.