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NEWS/ARTICLES

October 17,2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Northern Marine launches new 64’ Long Range Cruiser

Northern Marine has announced the completion and launch of the newest in the company’s series of 64' long-range displacement cruisers. The all-composite yacht made its debut appearance at the Seattle Boats Afloat Show in September.

Built on the same hull design as that of the well-known Spirit of Zopilote, the new 64 features a bulbous bow configuration to extend cruise range and reduce pitching motion in open water conditions, and a single 355 h.p. Volvo Penta D9MH main engine, which combines with the efficient hull form to deliver a 3,000 nautical mile range. The hull's high, flared forward sections contribute to a dry ride and true passage-making capability, according to Marketing Vice President Dave Mahalko. "The 64's hull has a pedigree that goes back to the first yacht built at Northern Marine," said Mahalko. "It has proved to be a superb platform for this series, and as a model for the design of our 57 and 80 series as well."

The 64's interior design and arrangement are consistent with its long-range design brief, Mahalko noted, with generous storage spaces for extra provisioning, convenient traffic flow throughout the boat, and intelligent division of spaces for privacy and comfort. Built-in settees in the main-deck saloon and on the aft and flybridge decks, plus a dining/observation banquette in the pilot house, offer room for group seating indoors and out. The galley features commercial-grade appliances and an efficient layout for service to diners at the informal counter bar or at the adjacent six-place dining table. Three double staterooms, including a midship master suite, are arranged on the accommodation deck, and a pilot berth in the wheelhouse helps ensure proper watch-keeping on lengthy passages.

Aft of the pilot house, a broad boat deck is fitted with a centerline davit for tender launch and recovery on either side. Two stairways provide access from the aft main deck area to the swim step for convenient access to docks or tenders.

A variety of arrangements is available to accommodate individual preferences; Northern Marine's in-house joinery shop enables owners to specify fully customized finishes and décor items.

About Northern Marine

Northern Marine Industries, Inc., is a leading builder of high-quality motoryachts and long-range cruisers ranging in length from 57' to 151'. A pioneer in the application of resin infusion composite technology, Northern Marine produces vessels of superior strength and low weight compared to those built using conventional methods. Since opening its doors in 1995 the company has built and delivered more than 25 yachts to 152' in length, one of which has completed a circumnavigation voyage and another, a two-way trans-Pacific crossing.

In addition to lamination and manufacturing operations, Northern Marine maintains an in-house woodshop, metal shop and design department. The yard currently employs about 150 people.


For additional information contact:

Dave Mahalko
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
3116 V Place
Anacortes WA 98221
360 299 8400 x 108
dmahalko@northernmarine.com