Our focus is to create a true
mariner’s vessel – one that is soundly designed, finely constructed, fuel
efficient, comfortable and that has low maintenance requirements.
Quality Design and Construction
To design the structure of the vessel, we
incorporated features in the hull that have evolved from the many contributions of
boat designers throughout our modern history. We gave the hull a generous bow, a strong
forefoot and a full length keel to protect the bottom, and to help track through the water.
The sides and bottom of the vessel are positively shaped and curved reducing the need for flat hull surfaces against the water used in many high-powered welded-aluminum boats designed primarily for planing.
Our design requires special forming techniques
and more closely spaced scantlings (interior lateral and long framing) which add to the
cost of construction, but make for a very sound and rigid hull design.
Aluminum is the construction medium due to its natural corrosion resistance, strength,
durability, flexibility and, its light strength to weight ratio.
To accomplish the important fuel efficiency,
we engineered the hull, stern, bow and forefoot to cut through the
water with a fine entry. The North Westerner's semi-displacement hull is designed
to delay the tendency of the bow to lift thereby reducing the bow wave as power
and speed reach the maximum. The result is a vessel that requires as little as
60 horsepower to achieve comfortable 9 knot cruising speeds.
We deliberated over
every single inch of cabin space, both horizontal and vertical and
cabin with maximum versatility and functionality. The standard
cabin layout for the North Westerner has a fine yacht-quality and
adult-sized sleeping berths, comfortable dinette/lounging area, galley,
head and a generous fishing deck.
located helm station of the 2510 affords the helmsman easy access to deck activities while
guests can take advantage of tilting seatbacks to face forward or back. A forward positioned helm location is optional.
Westerner boats feature all-welded aluminum construction and a self-bailing deck. Tanks, pumps and batteries are located midship for a balanced weight distribution and are easy to access.
The salty North Westerner boats offer a
myriad of options including hull lengths of 26 or 28 feet, 60, 90 or 115-140
horsepower motor, tug or sport cabin style, standard or extended
cabin, canvas-back or a removable Alaskan bulkhead, an interior or exterior outboard motor location, a variety of custom
interior layouts and many other possible options. They feature a large cabin roof area for solar panels or an inflatable boat. The cabin
floor height is customizable to accommodate up to 6’-4” users.