Pacific Motor Boat Design - Classic Motor Yacht design, restoration, maintenance, and operations.

Rick Etsell is a retired naval architect and professional engineer, based in Anacortes, Washington, near the San Juan Islands. His career has spanned over 35 years, encompassing:

  • shipyard production engineering
  • naval architecture design
  • independent design office (PMBD) for 25 years
    • New designs, small passenger vessels and workboats, yachts, fishing vessels, etc.
    • Engineering support, stability studies, USCG and classification society submittals, etc.
  • vintage and historical vessel restorations and refits.
  • motor yacht operations as a Master Mariner. 200 GT captain's license

Now retired from naval architecture practice, Rick is primarily engaged as captain for a  privately owned family motor yacht based in Seattle.  M/V Malibu is a 100-foot 1926 Ted Geary/Blanchard Boat fantail motor yacht.