BEAM 12' 7"
DRAFT 4' 6"
DISPLACEMENT 25,000 lb.
BRIDGE CLEARANCE 13' (arch lowered)
16' (to top of arch)
FUEL 300 U.S. gal.
WATER 200 U.S. gal.
HOLDING TANK 40 U.S. gal.
GENERATOR 5k W Northern Lights
ENGINE 230hp Cummins
MAXIMUM SPEED 10. 5 knots
RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED 600 miles
DESIGNER North Pacific Yachts
BASE PRICE $335,000
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North Pacific Yachts
#301 17750-65A Avenue
Canada V3S 5N4
room under the raised stairway.
First: The stairway teak is darker than other wood on
the boat, even though it received the same finish. I think
this was an accidental bit of good luck because the
darker wood signals to crew, and particularly to guests,
that a change in deck level is coming and that might
someday prevent a stumble.
Second: While perched on the batteries with the
stairway down, we noticed light leaks around the body
of the stairs. Hmmm, if light leaks, could sound leak
as well? The boat is insulated for noise control, but
perhaps a little work on soundproofing the stairway
might trim a decibel or two from the noise levels in the
pilothouse and saloon.
WHAT IT IS
This boat is a product of a low-overhead business
offered at a strongly competitive price. You’ll find no
granite or marble countertops. There is not a pop-up
North Pacific 39
TV in the saloon, nor is there a drop-down screen
above the master berth. The windows do not have
slatted wood blinds that rise and fall in teak channels.
She does not have a wine rack holding a dozen bottles.
There is not a “summer kitchen” on the flybridge, nor a
dishwasher in the galley.
Her owners, Cliff and Amy Cisco, former Hawaii
residents and veteran ocean sailors, went looking for a
motorboat that fit them as a couple—literally. She is 5
feet, 2 inches tall and he is 6 feet, 1 inch and they were
One of the most popular North Pacific yachts, the 39 illustrates
the builder’s focus on continual product improvement.
pleased Trevor made some changes to make them both
“fit.” Amy, for example, couldn’t reach grabrails in the
overhead, so Trevor installed others at a height that
worked for her.
I watched from atop Cap Sante, which overlooks the
public moorage in Anacortes, as the Ciscos took her out
of the harbor through an afternoon mist. Cliff later told
me that the stability of the boat and good all-around
visibility from the helm were comforting.
“We attended several Trawler Fests in Anacortes and
we have looked for boats that fit us as a couple. We’ve
chartered (powerboats) and we know what we like,”
Cliff said later. “The 39 fits our needs perfectly.
“We are very confident in the structure of the boat;
the boat feels solid,” he adds. “And, it has a really
attractive price and value that we can afford.”