Many of the local Pacific Northwest builders are flourishing in the current bullish boat industry market, and Camano Island-based Lindell Yachts is one such example. Fresh off the Seattle Boat Show, with two additional build orders on the books, the Lindell 42 Navigator is a fishing yacht to keep an eye on. And yes, we stand by the “fishing yacht” categorization, for the 42 is one of the few boats on the market that is equal parts fishing machine and luxury ride.
On the rough and ready side, the 42 features the classic Pacific Northwest fishing “attack” cabin shape. Also included are standard eight Rocket Launch rod holders mounted to the aft top rail located above the open work deck that sports state-of-the-art fish holds (complete with macerator pumps for water management systems). There’s even an infused 120-gallon lighted, recirculated live well with pump that should keep the hooks baited with the good stuff for extended trips.
With twin Volvo IPS drives, the 42 can really haul it too. Sea trial data supplied by the manufacturer indicates a top speed of around 40 knots, with a more typical cruising speed of around 30 knots.
The other side of the 42 is that of a proper yacht, complete with a fiberglass hull and fine interior teak trimmings. Two large staterooms are standard aboard, both with generous queen-sized berths (one aft and one forward). An enclosed head, complete with walk-in shower, is located near the forward stateroom. The salon is spacious and well-lit (thanks to the many cabin windows) with a long table and bench-style seating port and complete galley starboard. Two padded chairs sit at the helm, positioned on either side of the companionway that leads forward and down to the staterooms and head.
The exterior is also a blend of fancy and fun. The expansive cockpit/working deck aft has the space and accommodations for a fishing derby crew, yet also the swim step of an island-hopping cruiser. Walkways with high rails for safety lead forward to a large foredeck, probably the best view in the house when underway on a calm day.
The Lindell 42 Navigator seems to have accomplished its goal of marrying the comforts of yachting with the performance and utilitarian emphasis of comparably-sized fishing boats. When one considers that cruising and fishing are two of the Pacific Northwest’s boating specialties, it’s easy to imagine why this boat is selling. If interested in more information or pricing, check out lindellyachts.com. Inside Passage Yacht Sales (insidepassageyachtsales.com), the local dealer, lists the base price at $799,000.