Northern Marine 80' Julianne
For lovers of character boats, the range of expedition yachts built by Anacortes, Washington-based Northern Marine are, as the old Yankee expression goes, a joy to behold. Hefty and rugged, the boats have handsome exterior lines that at the very first glance offer the promise of a seakindly ride in all but the most extreme weather conditions. Julianne is no exception.
“We had a very detailed list of things that we absolutely had to have,” the owner explained. “We determined that we wanted four relatively good size, all ensuite staterooms. We wanted one king, two queens, and we wanted a v-berth with one very wide berth......and two over-and-under berths.”
“Another example of an absolute was ergonomic....... all the stairs are a minimum of ten-inch treads with eight-inch risers, and from the pilot house to the galley, there are full wooden handrails on both sides of the steps. We wanted to design the boat so that it would be comfortable, easier to get around and accommodating.”