Nordic Yachts Inc in Bellingham Wa built many fine sailboats to this Bob Perry design. Several of the 44’s have crossed the pacific ocean and many are still racing competitively in PHRF races. Secret Might Be Blue was built by the employees of the company after the parent got into financial difficulties in the late eighties. 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 PNW 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.