51' Nordia van Dam steel ketch. 1981. 7 berths in 3 double cabins + passageway berths. Large sheltered center cock-pit. 125hp Volvo. Bowthruster. Generator. 7 year world cruise in previous ownership. Complete equipment. Rosewood joinery. 6'+ head-room. 2 showers. Recent surveys. Many updates in 2014. A fantastic blue water cruising boat.
Contact: Richard Gregson. 01803 833899. 07886 081657.
Nordia 51 Bermudian ketch. 1981 UK flag Lying Scotland £118,000
Length on deck 52’
Built by Nordia van Dam, Holland in 1981 under the supervision of Germanischer Lloyd to Lloyds 100 A4. (unlimited voyaging). One of 14 yachts built to this design.
The yacht has the classic Jongert/Nordia lines. A full long keel, short over-hanging transom stern and racey, raked stem with a plank bowsprit.
This is a generous, full bodied yacht giving huge volume for accommodation. The covered centre-cock-pit arrangement, part hard roof part tented, makes for very comfortable sailing in all weathers and with her powerful engine, roller headsails and stac-pak booms she is manageable by 2.
This big volume hull allows for 3 separate twin bunk sleeping cabins, a lower saloon with comfortable seating below deck in addition to the large covered cock-pit, a practical galley and 2 heads and showers.
The hull has a generous freeboard which allows full head-room all through below under a largely flush deck leaving plenty of clear and uncluttered deck space.
The walk-in engine is mid-ships under the cock-pit.
The saloon cabin has a coach-roof raised over it between the cock-pit and the main mast with windows and twin Lewmar deck hatches for ventilation.
Forward, a 4” step down into the forward accommodation allows full head-room.
The aft cabin is accessed either directly from the back of the cock-pit or by a walk-through passage below deck to stbd past the galley.
The yacht is finished below in all varnished, good quality, rich rosewood joinery.
The exterior hull has a broad blue stripe round the gunnel which disguises the rectangular port lights, a white hull, deck and superstructure. From the aft cabin bunks there is a wonderful view of the yacht’s wake through the large windows in the transom!
The yacht was built for a Swiss owner, purchased by an English owner in around 1999 and in his ownership sailed round the world and back to UK in 2007. Purchased by the present owners in 2009 and sailed to the Clyde where she has been this retired couple’s cruising home.
Sadly, family commitments ashore look like forcing them home miles from the sea so the yacht will not get the use she deserves and must be sold.
Steel hull and deck.
Nordia yachts built at the van Dam yard using Lloyds approved Grade A Siemens Martin ship-building steel.
All seams are welded both sides using CO2 arc welding equipment.
Stainless steel bar rubbing strake cleverly avoids the inevitable rust streaks on a steel hull.
4mm deck plating with 50mm insulation below. Scupper drains down to the wl avoid atmospheric dirt stains down the topsides.
Scrubbed teak capping to the toe rails.
3 water-tight bulkheads below including the collision bulkhead at the chain locker forward.
Encapsulated lead ballast within the keel.
Double bottom contains the tanks – fresh water, waste water and fuel – all with stainless steel filler pipes and breathers.
Oil filled rudder with stainless steel stock on bronze and nylon bush bearings.
Steering with traditional ship’s wheel and cables to a quadrant on the head of the rudder stock under the aft cabin.
Armoured glass windows all round in stainless steel frames.
The stem is extended forward to form an integral bowsprit and fitted with an 18” varnished teak stub extension to carry the outer forestay.
The hull is protected inside and out with an epoxy paint primer system and finished with high gloss exterior. The hull was completely repainted Summer 2014.
Stainless steel pulpit, push-pit and stanchions all round.
Heavy duty stainless steel davits over the stern carry the inflatable dinghy.
6 separate bilge compartments pumped through an engine room valve chest which allows compartment selection.
Salt water deck wash.
Fresh water deck shower
On purchase in 2008 a survey revealed some suspect areas in the hollow keel sections. The keel was cut open, the interior cleaned and preserved and new plating welded into the keel profile.
All work photographed.
Various seacocks renewed in 2002, 2004 and 2014.
The windscreen and shelter over the cock-pit are built in hardwood, varnished inside, white painted outside. Clearview fitted to the centre window, wipers on the side windows.
The forward part of the cock-pit is sheltered with a fixed roof.
The after part of the cock-pit is fitted with a zip on tent, windows all round, door flaps each side thus transforming this large cock-pit into a deck saloon.
Cutter headed bermudian ketch rig on gold anodised aluminium masts and spars.
The main mast is stepped in a shoe on the coach-roof with granny bars each side.
The mizzen mast is stepped on the after deck just aft of the cock-pit
Single swept up spreaders to the mizzen.
Stainless steel standing rigging, all replaced new in 2000 and overhauled 2014. Swaged terminals, stainless steel rigging screws to internal stainless steel chain plates.
The masts are very well stayed. Main mast with twin lowers, intermediates and double cap shrouds round double up-swept spreaders.
Twin standing back-stays to the aft deck.
Inner stemhead fore stay to the upper spreaders,
Outer bowsprit end fore stay to the masthead.
Mizzen mast with twin lowers, intermediates and cap shrouds round single up-swept spreaders, overhauled 2014.
Twin standing back-stays to the stainless steel davits over the stern.
Main mast. Goit captive wire headsail halyard mast winch port side
Goit captive wire spinnaker halyard winch on the fwd face.
Self tailing top action halyard winch stbd side
Mizzen Goit captive wire halyard winch to the mizzen port side
Small Lewmar top-action winch on the mast port side
Cock-pit Pair of Lewmar 55ST self-tailing primary winches take the genoa sheets through lead block on tracks on the rails.
Lewmar 48 ST self tailing winch for the genoa furling gear
Lewmar 44ST self tailing winch on the cock-pit aft deck – main sheet
Lewmar 48ST electric main halyard winch.
Mainsail by Doyle Sails 2002, fully battened with Leisurefurl in-boom furling gear fitted 2000 with integral sail cover, overhauled 2014.
Telescopic main boom kicker, overhauled 2014.
Mizzen by Lee Sails 2006, fully battened with one row of reefing points. ( + old spare mizzen)
Genoa 130% by Lee Sails 2004 on Selden twin track Furlex 2000 furling gear fitted 2001to the outer end of the bowsprit.
Yankee by Osen Sails, 2000 on twin track Furlex 2000 furling gear.
Boomed staysail, hanked to the fore stay and self tacking.New boom 2009
Cruising chute by Lee Sails, 2006 in a sock, little used, set flying on spinnaker halyard.
Storm jib, Osen Sails 2000 unused in orange terylene.
Staysail boom cover 2010
Mainsail boom cover 2012.
Stak-pac self stowing sail cover to the mizzen.
Volvo 70B 125hp 6-cyl, fresh water cooled, naturally aspirated diesel engine with approx 7600 hours.
Complete top overhaul in 2006. Regular professional maintenance since, last serviced Summer 2014.
Borg Warner Velvet Drive single lever controlled ahead and astern hydraulic gear-box to centre-line shaft fitted with Federal oil bath type gland - minimal maintenance and eliminating packing and leaks.
Maxpower 180kg dual prop bow thruster with control at the helm, new 2000.
New gearbox on the thrusters fitted 2012.
Westerber 5.7kw generator in the engine room, new 2014.
Fuel: 1500 litres in integral keel tank.
Fresh water in two tanks – total 2000 litres
Black water stainless steel tank midships approx 500 litres – new 2000 - not connected
Grey water integral tank for aft shower – large with dedicated pump.
Pressurised water system to all outlets with Sihi pressure pump. Fresh water foot pump back-up.
Hot water from calorifier tank heated off the engine cooling water and 240v immersion heater fitted new in 2002.
Galley sink waste to dedicated grey water tank, evacuated on No 2 outlet on the ER manifold.
24v circuits with full circuit breakers. Mobiltronic dropper 24v to 12v provides 12v for certain applications.
Domestic battery bank new 2010
Engine start battery bank 165 amp/hr new in 2013.
CAV heavy duty engine driven alternator fitted new in 2010
Battman 11 monitor fitted 2002
550 watt pure sine wave inverter fitted new in 2011
Shore power connection, cable and circuits.
Solar panels. 2 x 12v Unisolar flexible panels.
Below deck the yacht is divided into 5 areas – aft cabin, cock-pit, saloon cabin, forward cabin and fore peak cabin.
The interior has a pleasant, spacious feel with fine varnished rosewood joinery all in nice condition.
Large cock-pit with seating each side and a table.
From the cock-pit, stbd off-set steps down forward to the saloon cabin.
Horse-shoe seating to port around a polished rose-wood table. Stowage under and behind the seating.
Sit down chart desk in the forward stbd corner.
Galley in the after port corner. Excellent 2010 fixed stainless steel 4-burner and oven gas cooker with deep fiddles. Twin stainless steel sinks with mixer tap and good work surfaces. Lockers above and below.
Top-loading deep freeze and fridge.
Walk-way past the galley down a passageway through to the aft cabin. Up and down berths under the side deck of the passageway.
Hatch at the back of the cock-pit with steps down into the aft cabin.
Aft cabin with generous port and stbd berths and a wide shelf across the transom which makes a third berth. The windows over the stern are an interesting feature.
Heads compartment in the fwd port corner of the aft cabin with sea toilet, hand basin and shower.
From the saloon cabin, passageway forward slightly off-set to stbd with a twin berth hi and lo cabin to port and heads compartment to stbd.
Through to the V berth fore cabin. Infill to make a double berth.
Saloon cabin 7’6”
Aft cabin and heads 6’
Fwd passageway and forward cabins 6’2”
Eberspacher hot air system to all parts of the interior.
Sestral steering compass
Raymarine ST60+, new transducers 2006, speed, wind and depth with repeaters at the helm
Seafarer 901 sounder
Icom M710 SSB radio and tuner – 2000
Modem Pactor PCT11e, 2000
Sailor VHF radio with Seacall
Cobra VHF radio 2010 x 2
Cobra plotter 2010
Leica Magnavox GPS
C-tronix AP9000 auto-pilot with Ritchie compass and additional Azimuth fluxgate compass.
Raytheon R80 radar, new 2000 with 24” Radome, new 2005.
2 x wipers
Manson 80lb bower anchor, new 2002
75lb CQR anchor
22kg CQR kedge anchor
85 m 1.2” chain, regalvanised 2010
Lofrans 24v windlass, new 2010
3 long warps
8-man life raft serviced 2010
Several life jackets and harnesses
2 x horse-shoe life buoys with lights
4 x powder fire extinguishers
Galley fire blanket
Engine room CO2 fire extinguishers
Life lines, new 2002
Passarelle carried on the aft deck
Outboard engine brackets on the aft rail
Deck shower port side
Wash-down saltwater outlet
6 mooring bollards
Awnings and covers
Warps and fenders
1996 Novurania RIB refitted 2006
Yamaha 15hp outboard engine – overhauled 2014
Simpson Lawrence davits aft, refitted 2010.
Extensive spares, manuals for all equipment
Cock-pit marine speakers
Sony 52w sound system
Mustek DVD player
2 Southford Road