Experienced boaters will appreciate that all North Pacific Yachts are designed so that that equipment, wiring and plumbing is easy to access. There are numerous hatches throughout our boats, 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, the NP44 Sedan is built and varnished before most of the wiring and equipment is installed.
We only install top quality, brand name equipment to ensure safer and easier long-term operation of our boats. The equipment list is continually evolving as new and innovative products become available. If we feel that the ownership experience would be enhanced by adding equipment or upgrading the standard list, we make those changes.
The North Pacific 44′ Sedan is powered by a single Cummins 355 QSB 6.7L engine. The 355 is a good choice, pushing the NP44 along at 7-10 knot cruise with a top speed of about 11.5 knots. Larger engines are available for higher top speeds. Twin engines and get-home engines are also available for redundancy.
With the single engine configuration, the propeller, shaft and rudder are fully protected. This reduces the risk of hitting logs in the Pacific Northwest or the bottom on the ICW. Standard equipment on the NP44 Sedan includes a large rudder and oversized 24v Sleipner bow thruster, giving you the control and maneuverability that you need to make docking easy.
Wiring on the NP44 Sedan is second to none. It is tinned, color coded, numbered, and runs through clean and well-laid-out wiring chases. A quiet Northern Lights generator with sound shield and water/gas separator, Victron pure sign wave inverter/charger, 160-amp alternator and a large AGM battery bank means you’ll have plenty of power. If you are looking to extend your time at anchor without running the generator, solar panels are available as well as lithium battery options.
Sanitation and Plumbing
The NP44 is plumbed with PEX hoses and compression fittings for a long lasting and very reliable system. Heavy duty dual Marco freshwater pumps and an accumulator tank are used for quiet and reliable operation. A 200 gallon fiberglass fresh water tank is located centerline in the bilge with easy access through a floor hatch. The 20 gallon electric water heater is located in the engine room.
The engine room on the North Pacific 44′ Sedan is spacious and well lit. The engine room is finished with perforated aluminum paneling giving it a clean and bright look. All wiring and plumbing is neat and tidy in chases. The engine room is well insulated with quality 2″ foam/rubber/lead sound dampening insulation. In addition to this, rubber is installed on the aluminum floor grid to isolate the salon floor from noise and vibration. Access to the engine room is through two hinged, salon floor hatches. With 4.5′ of headroom, many people can partially stand while they move around this engine room. There is plenty of space around the engine and generator to comfortably access all areas. The NP44 Sedan comes with a standard oil change system for the engine, transmission and generator, making oil changes a breeze.
There are two 200 gallon fiberglass baffled fuel tanks in the engine room. If you desire extended range and cruising, the boat can be built with two 350 gallon fuel tanks for a range of over 1,700 nautical miles.
All floors in the North Pacific 44′ Sedan are held up by an interlocking aluminum floor grid. Unlike wood, this will never sag or swell over time, and it adds strength and rigidity to the vessel.
A full set of Garmin electronics is included as standard equipment. This includes chart plotters, an autopilot, radar, fish finder, and VHF radios. Due to the electronics evolving so quickly, the standard list changes, so please inquire for details.