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New Nordhavn 120 Construction Photos

Construction Update photo of new Nordhavn 120 Megayacht

Construction Update photo of new Nordhavn 120 Megayacht

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc., today passed along a new collection of informal photos updating the construction progress of the new Nordhavn 120.  The new-design megayacht will become the new queen of the Nordhavn fleet sometime late this year.  According to PAE,

“Work continues on the first hull of the future queenship of the Nordhavn line: the Nordhavn 120. The latest photos released by the South Coast factory last week illustrate progress on various interior sections of the N120. Evident are the glossy build-up coats of varnish on the cherry wood which will serve to prime the satin finish that the owners have chosen for the woodwork. ‘Even in its unfinished state, the boat is so impressive,’ notes Project Manager Trever Smith.”

Check out the updated Nordhavn 120 photo gallery below.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Cruising Under Power, megayachts, Powerboats

PAE Reports Build Progress on First Nordhavn 120

Latest exterior rendering of the new Nordhavn 120 under construction -- Courtesy of P.A.E.

Latest exterior rendering of the new Nordhavn 120 under construction -- Courtesy of P.A.E.

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc., said last night that progress continues with the build process on its first true superyacht, the Nordhavn 120.  According to the company, the hull and deck are joined, while the engine beds have been made and are ready for installation of the main engines (twin MTU 8V 2000 M72’s, rated at 965 HP at 2,250 RPM).  The company also provided these new renderings of the exterior and stateroom and salon.

Updated rendering of stateroom on the new Nordhavn 120 - Courtesy of P.A.E.

Updated rendering of stateroom on the new Nordhavn 120 - Courtesy of P.A.E.

Delivery is scheduled for mid-2012, which is about as specific as you can be more than a year out from the milestone.  A new interior designer has been chosen for hull number one.  PAE said,

Destry Darr has been commissioned to develop a high-end custom interior for hull one. The look will be simple and elegant yet contemporary in its styling. African cherry has been selected as the primary hardwood to be used throughout.

Updated rendering of the salon on the new Nordhavn 120 - Courtesy of P.A.E.

Updated rendering of the salon on the new Nordhavn 120 - Courtesy of P.A.E.

The N120, when delivered, will supplant the N86 as the queen of the 16-yacht Nordhavn fleet, with a cool 80 feet between the smallest and largest member.  The N120 is ABS-classed and designed and built to be certified to any international classification chosen by a buyer.  Classification decisions by an owner normally depend on the intended use of the yacht (charter vs. private use) and may be dictated in some cases by an owner’s insurance company.  Formal classification can involve a relatively significant expense to an owner, mainly due to the constant inspections and reviews required during the construction process, but as the size of the yacht increases, the cost as a percentage of the overall build declines and may be worthwhile in any event if the yacht is to be chartered.

You can read our earlier coverage of the Nordhavn 120 here.

A quick reminder of the N120 specs:

LOA:                                                   120’ 7”
LWL:                                                   108’ 4”
BEAM:                                                27’ 11”
BWL:                                                  27’ 10 ½”
DRAFT (FULL LD):                          9’
DISPLACEMENT (HALF):              740,992 lbs.
DISPLACEMENT (FULL):              848,994 lbs.
DISPLACEMENT (EMPTY):          668,890 lbs.
CP:                                                     .57
D/L (HALF)                                        251
A/B:                                                     2.25/1
WATER:                                             2,800 GALS.
FUEL:                                                 17,500 GALS.
BLACK WATER:                              300 GALS.
GRAY WATER                                 300 GALS.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Construction & Technical, Cruising Under Power, megayachts, Powerboats

PAE Announces New Nordhavn 120

As I first wrote on Mad Mariner, Pacific Asian Enterprises has announced the Nordhavn 120, an ABS-classed global explorer.  Weighing in at more than 715,000 pounds — nearly the weight of an early-model 747 — the new queen of the Nordhavn fleet will be powered by twin MTU Series 2000 M72 diesels, producing 975 HP each.

PAE says the N120 will have four decks, with four “King-size” suites, and what the company calls a “tantalizing owner’s suite.”  The company will customize the interior to an owner’s taste.  The profile of the new boat sets it clearly in the now-familiar line of aft-pilothouse trawlers that are the hallmark of designer Jeff Leishman.  The tall bow, significant displacement and 17,500 gallons of fuel all signify a design intended to explore oceans without limits.

Nordhavn 120

Artist's Rendering of New Nordhavn 120

Copyright 2008 Thomas M. Tripp

Posted by Tom in Boats, Industry News