Nordhavn has always been renowned for building boats with distinctive lines and rugged silhouettes, and the new 63 from the California-based company is no exception. The boat shares a hull form with Nordhavn’s popular 55 and 60, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have its own dynamic design attributes. Most strikingly, the 63 features an aft wheelhouse. This
The Greatest EscapeWith its biggest boat to date, Nordhavn stays true to its oceangoing heritage.A Ready to relax? Head for the alfresco Jacuzzi tub. B A foredeck davit lets you launch tenders to either side. C For European boarding, use the passerelle, which is hidden under the
There are two ways to explain the Nordhavn 75 Expedition Yachtfisher (EYF). One is that if you want to not only go after really big fish but find them in abundance, you have to venture beyond coastal waters. You must journey to places that never see a sportfishing boat and are visited only rarely by commercial vessels. The other is that if you’re going to do bluewater voyaging, as in being at sea
Nordhavn 86If you’re considering a ‘round-the-world cruise, Nordhavn’s new 87'1/4-foot trawler might be just the ticket. The builder says that she should have a 4,000-NM range at 10.5 knots with the help of twin MTU Series 60 diesel inboards. A pair of 48-inch wheels attached to four-inch shafts shouldn’t hurt efficiency either.
For a long time there has been a stigma attached to motorsailers: They're neither good motoryachts nor good sailboats. But in a world where "going green" has become a chief concern and "the rising price of fuel" has become a clich, many manufacturers of both boats and engines are looking toward hybrid machines. And although most motoryacht builders are still staying clear of sail power in favor
For me, stepping aboard a Nordhavn is like going to school—I always learn a few things. Maybe that’s because, due to the constraints of this job, I’m not a bluewater cruiser. But the people who design and build Nordhavns are, and you see it in their boats. These little ships are full of neat systems and solutions that could only have been conceived by people who’ve actually made long,
Prior to writing up a boat test, I normally put in a day or so on the phone, bird-dogging details. Are the brand names and engine designations on the specification sheets I’ve been given correct? Have I got a solid understanding of the builder’s construction methods? Were there any performance foibles that need amplification?Doing this stuff is rarely unnecessary. But occasionally, a