Nordlund Boat Company currently has three motoryacht projects underway at its shipyard in Tacoma, Wash. Earmarked for delivery to American clients, all three have naval architecture by Ed Monk and engineering by Tim Nolan.
The largest of these projects is a 115-foot (35-meter) tri-deck sportfisher with exterior and interior styling by Jonathan Quinn Barnett. It is due to be launched in 2013. Also nearing completion in the same construction hall is another sportfishing yacht, this one with huge bait tanks and an LOA of 111 feet (33.8 meters).
The third, more recent project is a 106-foot (32.3-meter) full-displacement expedition motoryacht, a genre that represents a departure from the semi-displacement designs more typical of the Nordlund portfolio. The shipyard tends to attract owners seeking a boat they cannot find elsewhere on the market, and it is more than willing to build yachts suited to their wishes. In this case, the owner specified a relatively shallow 4-foot-9-inch (1.4-meter) draft in order to ensure access to more ports than his current yacht allows.
– Jerry Stansfield
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