When they walk the few steps from their desks to the boats under construction, owners Paul and Gary Nordlund bring a lifetime of boat building knowledge onto the shop floor. They work closely with our knowledgeable construction teams, and are involved in every step of crafting these extraordinary yachts. Our shop crews work hand in hand not only with Paul and Gary, but with the boat owners, to make sure every detail is right. And that every option is explored to achieve an optimum yacht.
Ocean Tested Hulls
Because these yachts are designed to travel the world, our craftsmen make sure these vessels are up to the task. Our hulls are built incredibly strong for adverse conditions, using advanced resin-infusion layups of cored fiberglass for higher strength and lower weight. More than strong, they're also remarkably fuel efficient for extended voyages.
Carbon fiber is one of the materials we use for structural components, because of its amazing stiffness and low weight. Fiberglass work is straight and smooth. Stainless work is durable, with a finish worthy of fine art. Pilothouses are intelligently organized to optimize control. Galleys are elegant centers for preparing meals, and a natural place to gather. And engine rooms are built to make sure that maintenance is easy, key machinery and controls are accessible and above all, that reliability and longevity are foremost in their design.
New World Craftsmanship
The talented work force at Nordlund has at its core, people who have been with us for decades. Having a boat built at our yard in Tacoma means that you'll be working with these U.S. master craftsmen who will help make your boat project better, easier and more enjoyable. And while the level of craftsmanship in our Nordlund yachts can compare with any others in the industry, there are other distinct advantages to our U.S. made boats.
Made In The USA
Should the time come when chartering your yacht – either by you or a future owner – is desired, the benefits of having a U.S. built boat are absolute. And if a part is needed sometime, or a question comes up, we're here to support your new yacht. So that you can enjoy maximum time cruising, with minimum difficulty in tracing sources or locating needed items. It's all part of why our many years of relationships with suppliers and the consistency of our team, helps make owning a Nordlund a very intelligent choice.
“Nordlund is a family owned, family run, boat yard that has been building custom yachts for over 55 years.”