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October 17, 2007

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Northern Marine yacht captures interior design award at Yachtfest.

Northern Marine's 78-foot long-range expedition yacht Endurance has been awarded "Best Interior" honors at the 2007 YachtFest boat show in San Diego. The all-composite cruiser was selected from about 40 yachts on display at the mid-September event for its interpretation of a classic nautical theme, and was one of four winners of major awards presented at the show.

Endurance's interior arrangement and d├ęcor were developed by Northern Marine's in-house design team to showcase the traditional appeal of gloss-finished mahogany, according to Marketing Vice President Dave Mahalko. "Endurance's interior offers a constant reminder that this is a sea-going vessel," Mahalko said, "with lateral beams in the saloon overhead, fluted columns, curved lintels and disciplined use of moldings throughout." He added that all joinery aboard Endurance and other yachts by Northern Marine is produced in the company's on-site cabinet shop, enabling clients to specify a fully customized interior.

The yacht's arrangement places all main-deck spaces on a single level. The saloon features a built-in sofa and a corner cabinet enclosing an entertainment center. A peninsula counter amidships on the starboard side separates the dining area from the galley, which is fitted with Viking appliances and stone countertops. A passageway to port leads forward past a day head to the main-deck master suite, themed with a sunburst motif. The lower deck foyer provides access to two island king-berth, en suite guest staterooms, and to a third guest or crew accommodation opposite the laundry room. Endurance's bridge deck also offers a single-level design, from the foredeck then sternward along side walkways to a boat deck whose dimensions allow securing two tenders, deployed by a centerline davit. In the pilot house, three Stidd helm chairs face a wide console with instrument panel and navigation displays. An observation banquette with table is built adjacent to a pilot berth and desk. The flybridge coaming encircles an upper helm station and sun lounge seating.

A single Cummins K19M engine, de-rated to increase efficiency and lengthen service intervals, delivers a range of 4,000 nautical miles. Three generators provide electrical service, and a 157 h.p. pony engine powers hydraulics and provides back-up propulsion. Endurance's hull features a bulbous bow to maximize cruising range and attenuate pitch for a smooth ride in a seaway.

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 50 people.


For additional information contact:

Randy Cowley
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
310 34th Street
Anacortes WA 98221
360 299 8400
randy@northernmarine.com