Northern Marine signs contract for new 27m expedition yacht
2011-10-24By Raphael Montigneaux

Northern Marine has announced a new contract for a 27m pocket expedition yacht, designated hull #8501. She's one of three projects currently under construction at their yard in Anacortes, Washington.

She has been designed by the yard's in-house team in collaboration with Adriel Design and Aaron Pufal, who will captain her. She has large interior volume with plenty of space for entertaining and relaxation. A notable feature is her extended superstructure that brings the pilothouse aft to create a large panoramic skylounge.

A true tri-deck yacht, she will accommodate 8 guests in a full-beam master suite on the main deck and a VIP and two double cabins on the lower deck.

In the engine room, twin fuel-efficient 600hp Caterpillar engines will give a top speed of 12 knots, a cruising speed of 10 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles.

She is scheduled to be launched in the summer of 2013, when she will be christened Blood Baron.