The North Pacific 28’ Pilothouse is the perfect pocket trawler. The NP28 is large enough to be spacious and provide comfort during extended trips, but small enough to trailer without a permit. The concept provides people with the ability to economically cruise Alaska in the summer, Florida in the winter and every lake and campground in between.
Winter Harbor Marina
Broker: Thomas J. Pirro Sr.
Sales: Leslie Corrigan
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The wiring on all North Pacific Yachts is done neatly following ABYC standards.
NP yachts ensure the wiring is accessible and easy to run new wiring in the future. The wire is color coded and made from tinned copper, which prevents corrosion.
Behind every electrical panel (or at every bus bar), each wire is numbered according to the wiring diagram provided. Through-hulls and other equipment are also bonded.
The NP28 is equipped with a single engine, but is still very maneuverable. Like all other models, the NP28 is equipped with a large rudder that gives quick response, even at slow speeds. Standard equipment includes a Vetus 35KGF bow thruster, which is adequate even in strong winds.
The keel on the NP28 will provide directional stability, helping the captain stay on a straight track. A skeg extends from the aft end of the keel to the rudder shaft, giving good protection to the shaft that runs through the keel and the propeller.
Speed & Fuel Burn:
The hull is a semi displacement hull. With the standard engine, it’s designed to achieve a maximum speed of around 13 knots with a light load. Highly efficient at 6kts, the NP28 burns approximately 1 gallon per hour. At 8kts, the NP28 burns 3 gallons per hour and at 10 knots, approximately 5 gph.
A deep V at the bow prevents snap roll while hard chines at the stern give it stability and lift. Constructed of solid, hand-laid fiberglass, the NP28 is surprisingly sea worthy and stable for a smaller trawler. Two layers of epoxy below the waterline give the hull further protection. After that, three coats of Micron Extra are applied to the bottom. Like all other North Pacific Yachts, they build the sides of the hull with a planked look.
The North Pacific 28' Pilothouse is the perfect pocket trawler; large enough to be spacious and provide comfort during extended trips, but small enough to trailer without a permit.
The concept is wonderful, providing people with the ability to economically cruise Alaska in the summer, Florida in the winter and all the lakes and campgrounds in between.
This NP28 has a modified hull giving added stability and speed. Some other key design features incorporated are a full body salon for maximum space, large windows, glass doors, open space and hatches add to the open feel. The NP28 is built to the same standards as all other North Pacific Yachts and so share common features like the easy access to all equipment, a solid low-maintenance exterior and a warm, beautifully finished teak interior.
From the salon there are two steps up to the pilothouse. With 6’5” of headroom, nine windows and a door on each side, the raised pilothouse feels open and offers excellent visibility as well as access to the forward deck.
From the helm, you have great visibility fore and aft, making docking easy.
Two comfortable helm seats also make cruising all day comfortable. A raised dash forward of the helm.
The engine room is located under the pilothouse. Surrounding the entire inside of the engine room is 2” of sound insulation made from foam with a thick rubber and lead core.
There are multiple ways to access the engine room. First, the stairs from the salon to the pilothouse are hinged and flip up to get to the transmission. This entrance also allows access to the sides of the engine and the AGM batteries. The stairs from the pilothouse to the forward rooms also allow similar access to the sea strainer, fan belt, secondary fuel filter, oil filter and coolant. There is a hatch on the floor of the pilothouse which gives access to the top of the engine and oil check.
At the forward end of the pilothouse, there are 3 steps going down. Immediately on the port side is the head, with a hanging locker on the starboard side. The stateroom is forward of both.
The forward stateroom features 2 single beds joined at the feet. This provides the most comfort possible in the space available. In the middle of the stateroom (where the two beds join) is a step that makes getting in and out of bed easier, and provides a place to sit while dressing. There is also a removable insert that can increase the size of the bed to the full beam. There are four drawers, two cabinets and a hanging locker on the starboard side that’s large enough for foul weather gear.
The head is made of fiberglass and finished in white gelcoat, making it light and easy to clean. An opening, screened porthole adds to the light in the head. There are two cabinets, a sink and mirror. It is equipped with a very reliable Tecma toilet. The NP28 has a 20 gallon holding tank with a macerator pump and a Tank Watch (holding tank gauge) in the head. The head also doubles as a shower and is drained into an electric sump box. There is also a hot/cold shower in the cockpit.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.