Custom Nordlund Yacht THE HAPPY BOAT

Unique purchase opportunity

THE HAPPY BOAT (ex. ANGELIQUE) presents a unique purchase opportunity from renowned manufacturers Nordlund Boat Company and McQueen Shipyard. This partnership between shipyards has ushered a custom yacht like no other in the world.

THE HAPPY BOAT 75' Nordlund Yacht 2002 Profile

Hull construction was completed by the Nordlund Boat Company in Washington before being transported to the McQueen Shipyard in Canada for final construction and commissioning. Originally named ANGELIQUE, THE HAPPY BOAT was the 35th yacht over 75-feet McQueen Shipyard has built. Designed by the internationally renowned naval architect from Bainbridge Island, Ed Monk Jr and structurally engineered by Tim Nolan of Port Townsend the exceptional build quality is apparent from the moment you step onboard. THE HAPPY BOAT was designed with a modified v molded FRP hull and boasts a 21-inch tracking keel and modest deadrise aft. Equipped with a Wesmar motion dampening system (stabilizing fins) as well as bow and stern thrusters she provides a smooth ride underway and at anchor.

Built to be owner-operated, the flush deck raised pilothouse motor yacht features a distinct profile. The interior finishes are teak paneling with solid teak trim. A spacious salon can be accessed through the sliding door in the aft deck. An entertainment center is to port while dining for up to four guests is to starboard. A large L-shaped seating area is located forward to starboard. Moving two steps up to the galley, an intelligently designed 12-foot-long buffet is to port.

THE HAPPY BOAT 75' Nordlund Yacht 2002 Bow Running

Lower deck accommodations allow for eight guests in three staterooms. The forward stateroom was originally designed for crew quarters but has since been customized into a spacious ensuite stateroom with queen walkaround berth and twin bunks. Through the passageway is an additional guest ensuite stateroom with a queen walkaround berth. Moving aft is the owner’s ensuite stateroom with dedicated hanging lockers, an entertainment center, and access to the utility and engine rooms. Additionally, the engine room and lazarette can also be accessed via deck hatch on the aft deck.

THE HAPPY BOAT 75' Nordlund Yacht 2002 Aft Deck

Powered by twin, diesel, Caterpillar 3406E engines with 800HP, THE HAPPY BOAT cruises comfortably at 15 knots and 1600 rpm. Reaching a top speed of 20 knots at 2300 rpm, the seaworthy strength of THE HAPPY BOAT is undisputed. On demand power is supplied by two Northern Lights gensets with 20kW and 12kW.

Over the years the side decks were reconstructed to allow for more headroom and easier access. Additionally, the aft cockpit area was extended by 3-feet which resulted in a more voluminous space allowing for the easy entertaining of guests.

THE HAPPY BOAT 75' Nordlund Yacht 2002 Aerial Running


◼︎    Refit in 2021

◼︎    New Exterior Paint

◼︎    Cockpit Expansion

◼︎    New Raymarine Electronics

◼︎    Boat and Stern Thrusters

◼︎    Low Hours

◼︎    Stabilized


Originally founded in 1952 by George McQueen, McQueen Shipyard has a reputation for building custom motor yachts to the highest of standards. Located in Richmond, British Columbia just south of Vancouver, the company has reigned on through the McQueen family. Initially having focused on 28-foot plywood boats, McQueen then transitioned to carvel planked wood boats up to 95-feet in length. In 1985 they finally dove into fiberglass construction and have built yachts up to 115-feet.

THE HAPPY BOAT 75' Nordlund Yacht 2002 Top Deck

ABOUT nordlund boat company

Having recently come under new ownership, Nordlund Boat Company is fully operational and completing refit, repair, and custom builds to each yacht owner’s personal specifications. With close relationships to renowned architects and design firms located in the Pacific Northwest the heritage and excellence will continue. Based in Tacoma the talented craftsmen have built yachts up to 115-feet for over 60 years. Their dedicated network of captains and clients have trusted Nordlund Boat Company with their yachts for decades.

THE HAPPY BOAT 75' Nordlund Yacht 2002 Aerial


Length: 75′ (22.86m)
Beam: 18′ 10″ (5.74m)
Draft: 4′ 2″ (1.26m)
Engines: Twin, CAT 3406E, 800HP
Cruising Speed:  15 Knots
Max Speed: 20 Knots
Sleeps 8 Guests in 3 Staterooms
THE HAPPY BOAT 75' Nordlund Yacht 2002 Bow

To learn more about this custom yacht, THE HAPPY BOAT, contact the Worth Avenue Yachts office at (206) 209-1920 or


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