Workboats, Pilot Boats

63' Orion Pilot Boat

63' Orion Pilot Boat

In January 2018, Nordlund Boat Company launched the 63' pilot boat Orion for Jacobsen Pilot Service serving Long Beach Harbor, California. The boat draws upon a successful series of pilot boats built previously by Nordlund for Puget Sound pilot service. Among the innovative features are an emergency rescue lift on the stern, and twin Hamilton waterjets, powered by twin Cat C-18, 800 horsepower engines. Tim Nolan Marine Design provided structural design.


Length Overall           63'6”
Length                      62’5”
Length, Waterline      53’3” 
Max Beam                19’3”
Maximum Draft          3’1”
Power                        2 Caterpillar C-18 Diesels, 803 hp ea
Reduction Gear         2 ZF550, 1.833:1
Propulsion System     2 Hamilton HM522 Waterjets
Generator                  Northern Lights, 12kw
Fuel Capacity            1,400 gallons
Fresh Water               100 gallons
Displ, Full Load          79,000 lbs
Pilot Seating               2 Stidd Contoured
Passenger Seating     8 Eknes Transit Super Nova

“Nordlund is a family owned, family run, boat yard that has been building custom yachts for over 55 years.”