"The Nordhavn 46 Long Range Cruiser is no ordinary boat it is the result of a daring concept. What makes it so is that it combines unusual sea-sense, proven commercial boat features and highly practical thinking in a design rarely offered as a pleasure boat. It is actually a small ship that will appeal to any serious-minded, long distance power cruiser." Bob Duke for Sea Magazine
Havn has recently gone through a partial refit and is currently in cruising condition. After falling on her side in a boatyard in Florida, her current owners purchased her, repaired the damage and have been cruising for the past two years. There is still cosmetic work that needs to be completed as well as some moisture in the forward deck to be addressed, but overall the yacht is sound. Owners had a structural survey on the yacht in November of 2017 that is available. This yacht offers fantastic value on today's market.
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Cait@ecys.com (860) 886 3707
"Every decade or so a yacht is designed that is extraordinarily successful by all measures. Lines and proportion are wonderfully pleasing, while at the same time highly functional. Aesthetic attraction is universal, performance is exemplary, and the ideal balance between subjective and objective qualities is achieved. One design having all of these characteristics is rare, and it invariably becomes a classic by which others are measured. In the highly specialized world of oceangoing, recreational power vessels, the Nordhavn 46 has achieved the legendary status of a modern day classic. Born from the driving passion of the founders of Pacific Asian Enterprises, P.A.E., the 46 was from the very beginning a design that broke the marketing and styling rules of the day. Challenging the popular trends of the marine industry for light, go-fast boats, the Nordhavn 46 immediately attracted an ardent following of sailors and power boaters who shared a common desire to travel the oceans of the world. Many had read Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power and were searching for their ideal passagemaker. Others had simply become tired of the discomfort of voyaging under sail and the dependence on fair wind and good weather. The P.A.E. team, already developing and marketing the beautiful, oceangoing line of Mason sailboats, saw this opportunity and introduced the Nordhavn 46 to the enthusiastic response of experienced cruisers. What may have seemed like a cult following at first has grown to a worldwide family of boat lovers who enjoy the comfort and simplicity of voyaging under power." Nordhavn Web Site
"First and foremost, the Nordhavn 46 is a true-blooded, full displacement design. Detailed benefits of a full displacement hull are presented in the Nordhavn full line brochure, but they can be summed up in three words: seakindly, seaworthy and efficient. Capable of running in very rough seas in any direction, her gently-curved chine and ballasted hull form deliver a soft, comfortable motion. There are no harsh, snapping motions characteristic of a hard chine, semi-displacement hull. Instead, she presents a more natural, friendly shape to unfriendly seas. Her seaworthiness can be utilized to great advantage, as her efficiency through the water requires only l00 hp to maintain cruising speeds of between 7.5 and 8.5 knots. As a result of this modest power requirement, her low fuel consumption provides an ocean-crossing range of nearly 3,000 nautical miles. Even for coastal cruising, this freedom from having to find fuel every few hundred miles is a great comfort to captain and crew.
From the beginning of the design phase, P.A.E. wanted this vessel to be easily handled by two people, yet include accommodations for at least two more. An LOA of over 45 feet was agreed upon as an ideal length for accomplishing both goals; and judging from the robust sales of the 46, this length is ideal for many cruising couples and families. She functions as a comfortable home with a level of luxury that keeps all aboard perfectly happy for long, extended stays. And her maneuverability, stability and well-thought-out deck layout make docking and anchoring simple tasks for two people to perform...
One of the more striking characteristics of the Nordhavn 46 is its high Displacement/Length Ratio. At 383, it is a function of extra-heavy scantlings, or construction details, contributing greatly to her ability to punch through heavy head seas without suffering from deceleration. When comparing boats, buyers should carefully consider displacement as well as length, as it is an important measure of seaworthiness and overall value. At 60,000 pounds, the rugged Nordhavn 46 is heavier than most 50 to 55 foot boats. Adding to the advantages of her heavy displacement, the reserve buoyancy of her high bow allows her to proceed in extreme conditions when other boats have to return to port. Indeed a Nordhavn 46 has been observed outpacing a l00-foot-plus semi-displacement motoryacht against high winds and 15 foot head seas. In the case of full displacement designs, "heavier'' is better, and in certain sea conditions, actually faster. The owner of a new Nordhavn 62, the big sister to the 46, said of his first Nordhavn voyage, "This was the fastest voyage I ever made in the slowest boat I've ever owned." ~ Nordhavn Web Site
Havn features painted nonskid decks with teak cap board on the wrap around Portuguese bridge. Stepping into the aft cockpit from the dock:
Aft cockpit features
Weather deck to starboard features
Weather deck to port features
Upper deck features
Ballast: 4000 lbs of internal iron laid and glassed into keel. 600 additional lbs of lead for trimming ballast
Havn is both 110v and 220v capable, with the addition of an international 50/60 Hz shorepower "step-up" transformer that allows you to plug in to either 50amp or 30amp shore power. Main electrical panel in wheelhouse has been completely rewired and all digital meters installed. In the wheelhouse, new gauge & switch panels were installed. Digital dimmers & Italian Vimar switches have been fitted throughout. All new battery cables and switches fitted throughout, with main battery bank under master cabin bed, emergency battery in wheelhouse and emergency starter battery in the engine room. Two new battery chargers (80A and 40A) were installed and a 150A alternator is fitted to the main engine.
110 Volt/220 Volt system
12 Volt system
As you walk through the sliding door in Havn's cockpit you are in the salon. There is a J-shaped seating area to port, and a Dickinson diesel heater to starboard. The current owners rebuilt the shelving area, and created storage below the stove. There is space just forward of the Dickinson stove for additional storage or another chair. This area also features:
Just forward of the salon to port is the galley. It also had some hull work done in this space so a new stove and large refrigerator were installed in 2016. There is some wood work that needs to be finished but it is all functional and ready for use. Main features of this area are:
To starboard of the galley is the companionway down to the master stateroom. Outboard of the master-cabin companionway is the companionway to the pilot house. The command station is a well lit easily accessible area with great visibility. There is aesthetic work that still needs to be effected to the paneling around the fixed window aft and outboard to port. Other features in this area include:
Outboard to starboard is the companionway down to the cabins. Stepping down and forward is the guest cabin. To the starboard is a thwart ship single bunk with storage below, and a second Pullman-style double to port. Both bunks feature ample storage below and shelve storage outboard of the bunks. This area also features:
The en-suite head in the guest cabin features:
Moving aft back though the guest stateroom you enter the master stateroom. This area has been significantly rebuilt. The queen bed is athwart-ship and port. This large suite also features:
The en-suite head in the master cabin features:
Havn was in a yard accident in Florida, falling over while on the hard. The stabilizer went through the hull. She was repaired to the same layup standards as was originally done in the Nordhavn factory. The engine was removed for rebuild. A new stabilizer block and actuator were installed. Once the engine was reinstalled, the gearbox was rebuilt and a new shaft, stuffing box and cutlass bearing were installed.
The vessel's wiring, and plumbing are completely new throughout.
Details of the refit are as follows:
Spring 2016 (completed by previous owner)
Items New Owners Added - Spring 2016
New 2017 Fall Haul Out
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.