Star of the Northwest

General Specifications

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NameStar of the Northwest
BuilderNichols Brothers Boat Builders
USCG CertifiedYes
USCG Dry DockJune 2025
Passenger Capacity245
Gross Tonnage96
Net Tonnage65
Speed (approx.)Cruising: 11 knots @ 1400 RPM
Maximum: 13 knots @ 1825 RPM
LWL 100.1′
Hull Depth8’6″
DraftWater 7′, Air 37′
Displacement139 long tons
U.S.C.G. Official Number593217
Route CertificationLakes, Bays and Sounds
Hull MaterialSteel
Deckhouse MaterialSteel
Tank CapacitiesFuel: 2,000 gallons
Waste: 1,500 gallons
Water: 1,500 gallons


  • Scania engine control system (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters)
  • ZF model 92220 Clear Command clutch and throttle control
  • Scania engine pyrometers
  • Bilge alarm system
  • Fog bell
  • Dual trumpet horn
  • Lever operated searchlights
  • Windshield wiper
  • Sperry compass
  • Sperry autopilot model 8T
  • Dell laptop with nautical charting program
  • Two Furuno model RDP099 radar
  • Furuno model GP1650 WF Sea Map NT
  • Furuno model LS4100 sounder
  • ICOM model IC M422 VHF/FM marine radio and antenna
  • ICOM model IC M444G VHF/FM marine radio and antenna


  • 12 – 4 top tables
  • 6 tables (41.4” x 19.5”)
  • 6 tables (79” x 19.5”)
  • 2 tables (156” x 19.5”)
  • 92 chairs


  • 1 table (21.4” x 19.5”)
  • 12 tables (79” x 19.5”)
  • 82 chairs
  • Two Insignia 40” television monitors


  • Two partition stainless steel sink
  • Norlake walk in refrigerator model KLC45-WL-26 W29513
  • GE refrigerator freezer model GTE16DTHBRBB
  • Norlake walk in freezer (77 cubic feet
  • Amana washer and dryer
  • Hobart Sanitize


  • Two partition stainless steel sink
  • Three keg cooler
  • Hatco food warmer
  • True Artic refrigerator
  • Three steam tables and two chill plate inserts
  • Gemini coffee machine
  • Panasonic microwave oven
  • Manitowoc model BY054A ice machine
  • Cecilware hot chocolate machine


  • Two 72 kW Northern Lights model MP668 three phase generators powered by a dedicated John Deere model 6068 6-cylinder marine diesel with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock
  • Hours: port: 19,611 (SN LM-311232-1097, starboard: 4,196 (SN MT-0020684-42015 November 2021
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 100 AMP 120/ 240 VAC shore power service
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Six Perko battery selector switches
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


  • 1/4” steel plate hull
  • Five watertight compartments formed by four transverse bulkheads
  • Deck fittings:
    Electrical:       bow
    Waste:             bow
    Water:             bow
    Fuel:                main deck salon


  • Three Scania model DI130832 M 331 kW @ 2,100 RPM marine diesel Tier 3 engines (NEW 2015), fuel filter, seawater strainer with seacock
  • Hours: port 3,630, center 3,630, starboard 3,634 November 2021
  • ZF model ZFW325 2.933 marine gear (NEW 2015)
  • 41” x 44” NiAlBr propellers
  • 3” stainless steel propeller shafts
  • Two AO Smith water heaters
  • Two Speed air compressors
  • Two Headhunter model TDR MSD 2
  • Two Peabody Barnes 1 hp sewage pumps


The vessel has two head lockers.

  • Men’s head has two stalls and one urinal
  • Female head has three stalls


  • 250 type I adult size personal flotation devices (stowed in deck boxes)
  • 25 type I child size personal flotation devices (stowed in deck boxes)
  • Three 30” life rings one with line
  • One self-actuated rescue light
  • Four B-II and One B-I 10 lb. dry chemical fire extinguisher
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Three fire stations including: two 1 1/2” UL approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, two brass or bronze nozzles, two brass or bronze hose bibs. The bilge pump system operates the fire system also
  • 200 lb. Danforth style anchor
  • Fire axe


  • Exterior coating: Coating
  • Exterior decks: Nonskid
  • Interior decks:
    Salon: Carpet


    •             Heads: Non-Skid
    •             Bar: Non-Skid
    •             Wheelhouse: Non-Skid
  • Headliner: Acoustical
  • Interior Bulkheads: Coating

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged for passenger boarding forward of amidships port and starboard.  The main salon is arranged with table and chairs forward and the service buffet aft.  A dual stairway between the main and 01 decks is abaft of the service buffet.  The heads are fully aft to port.  The galley is to starboard.  The 01 deck offers open air passenger space forward and aft as well as port and starboard.  The 01 salon provides table and chair seating with a center aisle.   An exterior stair aft provides access between the 01 and 02 decks.  The 02 deck is arranged with the wheelhouse forward and open-air deck space for passengers aft.  There is fixed seating along the centerline facing port and starboard.


The STAR OF THE NORTHWEST is in very good condition.

The Vessel offers a classic style and wonderful viewing for passengers.