First Photos: Nordhavn 63-01 Hull Complete, Deck Plugs Under Construction

Written by on July 23, 2009 in Boats
Nordhavn N63-01 Deck Plug Under Construction  -- Photo: PAE

Nordhavn N63-01 Deck Plug Under Construction -- Photo: PAE

Pacific Asian Enterprises’ President Dan Streech reports that the hull mold for the new N63-01 is complete and workers at the Nordhavn China plant are finishing the deck plugs, after which molding will commence.  In these first photos of the boat under construction, you can see the way the vessel will look when superstructure is completed and mated to the hull.

Nordhavn N63-01 Deck Plug Under Construction  -- Photo: PAE

Nordhavn N63-01 Deck Plug Under Construction -- Photo: PAE

The N63 is the latest iteration of the N55 hull design, but incorporates the larger cockpit and boat deck of the N60.  PAE has already sold two of the N63s, and this first hull is scheduled to be completed in May 2010.  You can read more of the details of this fourth-generation Nordhavn in our original story about the program launch here.

Nordhavn N63-01 Deck Plug Under Construction  -- Photo: PAE

Nordhavn N63-01 Deck Plug Under Construction -- Photo: PAE

In the photos with this story, workmen are putting the finishing touches on the wooden plugs for the main and upper deckhouses, including the pilothouse.  Streech reports that interior construction is also well underway. 

Nordhavn N63-01 Deck Plug Under Construction  -- Photo: PAE

Nordhavn N63-01 Deck Plug Under Construction -- Photo: PAE

If all continues to go to plan, the first N63 could be completed less than a year from the time the first order was placed.

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