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The Last of Her Kind


Built in 1943 as a U.S. military vessel, the Pacific Yellowfin traversed the globe, eluded detection, and stored her mysteries. After accommodating millionaires, mischief-makers and rapscallions, she makes an inspiring and wonderfully adventure-worthy vessel to enjoy your own expedition. Today, she is owned by charismatic storyteller Captain Colin Griffinson.

A Storied Past

Originally constructed as a robust ship for carrying passengers and cargo, this vessel safeguarded the North American coastline, including the breathtaking Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. After decommissioning, it was utilized for various government research expeditions and was humorously renamed the Yellowfin. However, a close call with dynamite forced it back to auction, where it was purchased in 1957 and refurbished as a family excursion vessel, serving in that capacity for almost two decades.

Lovingly Refurbished

Captain Colin purchased the Yellowfin in 2000, renamed her the Pacific Yellowfin, and updated her with modern features while preserving her original spirit. Today, she is an exclusive private charter yacht offering access to stunning wilderness destinations in an intimate, lodge-style setting. The Pacific Yellowfin upholds the highest safety standards, ensuring that you can cruise with complete peace of mind. She is inspected annually as a Transport Canada-certified passenger vessel.

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