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Nordhavn 86 Still Queen of the Fleet — For Now

Nordhavn 86 Still Queen of the Fleet — For Now

 

Nordhavn 86 -- Current Queen of the Fleet

Nordhavn 86 -- Current Queen of the Fleet

For a little while longer this year–until the giant Nordhavn 120 is launched–the Nordhavn 86 is still the largest boat from this famous bluewater brand of trawlers. And in many ways, she is already a superyacht. At 400,000 lbs she has as much mass as many in the 120’ to 140’ class, so this 86-footer won’t leave you with a case of three-foot-itis.  I took a look at the N86 at last fall’s Fort Lauderdale show and wrote up a piece that was just published on Yachtworld.com.

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

P.A.E. Introduces New Nordhavn 52 Coastal Pilot

 

Nordhavn 52 Coastal Pilot Profile -- Image Courtesy of P.A.E.

Nordhavn 52 Coastal Pilot Profile -- Image Courtesy of P.A.E.

 

The builders of the famous Nordhavn brand of ocean-crossing, full-displacement yachts, this week introduced a brand-new design – the 52 Coastal Pilot — that reestablishes a coastal cruising model in the company’s fleet.  The original 35 Coastal Pilot has been discontinued for several years, but Nordhavn admirers continued to clamor for a replacement.

Well, this is a much bigger boat than the 35 CP, but its semi-displacement hull and 8-15 knot cruising speed and lighter weight than a traditional deep-hull Nordhavn may be the sweet spot for potential customers looking for a less ambitious entry into the Nordhavn fleet.

 

Nordhavn 52 Coastal Pilot Layout -- Image Courtesy of P.A.E.

Nordhavn 52 Coastal Pilot Layout -- Image Courtesy of P.A.E.

 

The new 52 Coastal Pilot has a classic sedan configuration with liveaboard-quality owners’ cabin and a second guest stateroom.  A second head with stall shower will service the guest accommodations and double as a day head.

 

Nordhavn 52 Coastal Pilot Deck Layout -- Image Courtesy of P.A.E.

Nordhavn 52 Coastal Pilot Deck Layout -- Image Courtesy of P.A.E.

 

The new boat will have a displacement of about 52,000 pounds, which is nearly the same as the Nordhavn 40, currently the smallest boat in the fleet.  It will be barely half the mass of the current full-displacement N52, however.  Range with 800 gallons of fuel powering twin Cummins QSB 5.9 liter, 480 hp diesels should be about 1,000 miles.  Larger engines, with higher top-end speeds, are also available.  Even though it is designed to be a coastal cruiser, the 52 CP will comply with CE Category A certification for unrestricted offshore recreational use.

True to its liveaboard design target, the 52 CP will have eight 255 amp hour AGM batteries for starting and house needs, along with a 3,500 watt inverter/charger and a 20 kW Onan generator with its own starting batteries.

Here’s a full rundown on the features:

  • Designed to comply with CE Category A certification for unrestricted offshore recreational use
  • Twin Cummins QSB 5.9 liter – 480 hp diesel engines with electronic controls on fly bridge and interior helm station
  • Heavily insulated stand up engine room with molded fiberglass floors and highly detailed overhead and walls with three access points.
  • Engine room fitted with Delta T intake and exhaust blowers with Delta T moisture eliminators
  • 2 Molded fiberglass fuel tanks with gravity supply reservoir for absolute reliability in fuel delivery
  • Two Molded fiberglass water tanks
  • Molded fiberglass holding tank
  • Bennett Premium trim tabs
  • Side Power 11 hp, 24 volt bow thruster
  • Eight 255 amp hour AGM batteries for engine starting and house power
  • 3500 watt inverter/charger
  • 20 KW Onan generator with separate starting batteries
  • Cruisair reverse cycle air-conditioning – heating through out
  • Galley appliances including refrigerator freezer with ice maker, electric cook top and convection microwave
  • Bosch Washer and dryer with separate Uline freezer in basement utility area
  • Imtra LED lighting throughout
  • Muir 3500 lb horizontal electric windlass with 110 lb anchor and 400 feet 3/8” chain
  • Flybridge with fixed stainless steel and fiberglass bimini and LED overhead lighting
  • Steelhead 600-lb. tender crane

General Specifications are as follows:

 

  •        LOA:            52’ 1 ½”
  •        LWL:            48 11 ½”
  •        Draft :           4’ 3 ½”
  •        Beam:          15’ 10”
  •        Displ.            52,000
  •        Water           340 gallons
  •        Fuel              800 gallons
  •        Holding         80 gallons

 

Lots more information is available at the Nordhavn brand website.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Powerboats

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

First Photos of Nordhavn 63 Delivery

Silver Spray, Nordhavn '63, running in Stuart, FL. Photo by Billy Black, courtesy of P.A.E.

Silver Spray, Nordhavn '63, running in Stuart, FL. Photo by Billy Black, courtesy of P.A.E.

We’ve got a great collection of photos of the very first Nordhavn 63, Silver Spray, taken by Billy Black in Stuart, Florida, for P.A.E. last month just before delivery.  There is quite a bit of detail to absorb and the photos leave you with the overwhelming impression of a luxurious, capable bluewater yacht.  I happen to think this might be the perfect size for a couple to handle without crew, although Ken and Roberta Williams demonstrate that the N68 is manageable for a couple, too.  If you haven’t seen the initial performance data, you can view it here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments on the yacht’s features and decor.  Let us know in the comments.

Here’s the link to the gallery page:  Nordhavn 63-01 Delivery Photos

 

 

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Posted by Tom in Boats

Nordhavn 120 Passes Construction Milestone — Photos

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc., reports the joining of pilothouse and deck to the hull of N120-01, a major milestone in the assembly of the first Nordhavn megayacht.  There is still a long way to go as the company and its construction partner begin to stuff the hull with systems and accommodations, but for the first time you get a real sense of the actual yacht.  Herewith, the photos, courtesy of P.A.E.

First Photo of the Nordhavn 120 with hull, deck and pilothouse joined.  Photo: P.A.E.

First Photo of the Nordhavn 120 with hull, deck and pilothouse joined. Photo: P.A.E.

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First Photos of the Nordhavn 120 with hull, deck and pilothouse joined.  Photo: P.A.E.

First Photos of the Nordhavn 120 with hull, deck and pilothouse joined. Photo: P.A.E.

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First Photos of the Nordhavn 120 with hull, deck and pilothouse joined.  Photo: P.A.E.

First Photos of the Nordhavn 120 with hull, deck and pilothouse joined. Photo: P.A.E.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Construction & Technical, megayachts

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