Nordic Yachts Inc in Bellingham, Washington built many fine sailboats to this Bob Perry design. Several 44s have crossed the Pacific Ocean and many are still racing competitively in PHRF fleets. Secret Might Be Blue was built by the employees of the company after the parent got into financial difficulties in the late 1980s. Consequently, she is designated a “Bella” and was completed in 1994, much later than most Nordic sailboats.
Secret Might Be Blue has mostly stayed in the Pacific Northwest and her current owner has been upgrading her with an engine replacement to a Yanmar, non-skid deck replacement and updated Navtec hydraulics. The sails are in terrific shape and her gelcoat looks like new. Nordic sailboats are known for using plenty of real teak below and being warm and cozy. The layout below is great for offshore work with a large galley and two true staterooms. If you are looking for a sailboat that could take you anywhere in comfort, but still easily managed by a single person, come take a look at Secret Might Be Blue.