Every decade or so a yacht is designed that is extraordinarily successful by all measures. The Nordhavn 40 is one such yacht. Proportions 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 40 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 N40 was from the very beginning a design that broke the marketing and styling rules of the day. From the very beginning, the Nordhavn 40 has stood out from all other ‘trawler yachts.” There is nothing in comparable size on the market that could compare with its offshore ability, economical operation and luxurious accommodations.
The Nordhavn 40 engine room houses the mam propulsion engine, fuel tanks, fuel management the system, an optional auxiliary ’wing’ engine. Main Engine is a John Deere 4045TFM75 107hp, with Dry Exhaust and exterior keel cooling
The exhaust is stainless steel for all areas above decks. Engine room finish: moulded GRP engine beds and floors, with Techmcon fireproof foiled and led foam 5.08 cm thick. All exposed insulated surfaces lined with perforated anodized aluminium sheets. HYNAUTIC hydraulic steering system. Yanmar 27 hp Wing Engine 3YM20V – 26 hours, includes separate 40-litre day tank and fuel transfer system • including a Racor 900 transfer filter. This system allows for fuel transfer between mam tanks and filtering of transferred fuel. A Vdrive gearbox on the Yanmar wing engine drives an offset separate shaft and Gori 3 bladed folding bronze propeller Morse controls for wing engine. Main engine Gearbox; Twin Disc MG5O5O
Drive Train: Conventional Shaft Propeller 4-bladed bronze, 76.2 cm dia. x 55.9 cm pitch (30* d x 22′ p) Inverter: Victron pure sine wave Phoenix multiple 12/3000/120 Inverter/ charger 230 volt AC 50 Hz
Batteries: Lifeline Bow Thruster: Side-Power Bow Thruster 12v – 220 lb thrust Stabilisers; ABT TRAC stabilizers 220 keels cooled Drive Train: Conventional Shaft
Start with a generous beam of 14′ 6.74.42m. add a relatively high profile with lots of hull below the waterline and mix in P.A.E.’s years of experience and enviable record of building blue water passage makers it becomes easier to understand how the Nordhavn 40 Mark II can provide such spacious accommodations. Her overall interior volume is, in fact, similar to that of many boats in the 45 to 50- foot range. A large, luxurious owner’s cabin with a centerline island berth measuring 200cms. x 150cms. is located forward. A guest stateroom features an upper berth and a lower. It has a Camec washing machine and offers abundant storage. The conveniently located head features a separate stall shower. The light and airy main saloon seats four or more at the dining table with plenty of storage for provisions beneath the settee.
Upgraded interior upholstery to Ultraleather – ’Chamois’ Upgraded ‘Dutch’ door in salon Modified Salon table – adding extra width to inboard side by making fold-down addition, using hinges to create a wider table for dining
During extended cruising, the fully equipped galley provides the chef with all the conveniences of home, including a refrigerator and freezer, microwave oven, 3-burner stove and a double stainless steel sink. An efficient, well-equipped galley is convenient to the dining area which features a comfortable settee and sturdy table. Stairs lead up to the wheelhouse and down to staterooms. The galley boasts a ’Force Ten’ 3 burner propane stove & oven with broiler -1 x LPG bottle with electric solenoid shutoff in cockpit locker vented to exterior. Drawers closest to the dry stack have one slide-out cupboard beneath with custom storage for the galley cutlery. Generous granite benchtop space for preparing meals. Upgraded round portlight in the galley. Refrigerator and Freezer by U-Line (black)12v DC / 240v AC power Scandvik double stainless steel brushed sink with one large and one small bowl. A water filter tap installed in bench’ top adjacent to the sink
A large, luxurious owner’s cabin with a centre island Slats added to berth measuring 200cms x 150cms is located forward. Ample storage in hanging lockers and drawers. Voluminous storage beneath the master berth. Opening portlights and a Lewmar #60 Ocean overhead hatch allow for natural light and ventilation.
Teak and holly floors. Upgraded Tecma ‘silence-plus’ freshwater toilet in the separate ensuite. Full-size shower stall and adjacent hand basin with mirrored cupboard above.
Upper and lower single bunks on the port side. Storage Welter and drawers beneath the lower bunk. Teak and Holly flooring. Access to the engine room via h/duty door with viewing window.
An additional berth is located in the wheelhouse, making it the perfect off-watch berth while underway. It also makes for an ideal berth for the occasional additional guest. Black Majilite overhead panelling to diffuse night light. 4 red overhead Cantalupi lights in wheelhouse wired to a separate circuit breaker for night running Side and rear Pilothouse side and rear windows are tinted with high UV filter foils. Hatch in wheelhouse roof is one (1) Lewmar #Ocean 60
FRP tanks each with sight gauges, totalling 3,483 litres gallons with inspection plates appropriately positioned for interior access. Baffles are removable to allow access to the entire tank. The fuel system includes a Supply reservoir which is fed by gravity from both fuel tanks. The Supply reservoir is fitted with a sight gauge having one-gallon range and 10tngallon marks for fuel consumption checks. Inspection plates appropriately positioned for interior access by average size man. Internal baffling with a removable panel to allow access to the entire interior of both fuel tanks. The fuel system includes a supply reservoir which is fed by gravity from both fuel tanks. Supply reservoir holds approximately 7.6 litres (2 US gallons) and is fitted with a sight gauge. Supply Reservoir is fitted with a bottom drain for water purging and with a water sensor – illuminating light in wheelhouse if excessive water is present. Reservoir fitted with four supply valves for main, generator, wing engine and spare – mounted below sight gauge but above water level range. All returns from main, wing and generator plumbed into the reservoir with valves.
Ritchie compass 11.43 cm card
Autopilot: Simrad AP24 autopilot, with a remote control unit
GPS/Plotter/Sounder: Simrad NSS 12 main screen, with NSS7, back up screen, both touchscreen operation.
Fishfinder. Depth Sounder, plus AIS receiver.
VHF: Icom VHF
Radar: Simrad 3G broadband radar Analog rudder indicator: Simrad Wind speed indicator: Simrad
Sony TV/DVD player, with Amplifier booster.
12-volt socket. Remote Windlass control Horn, Clock, Barometer, Chart light
Stabilizer control panel. Bowthruster control. Wing engine controls.
Navigation Lights are Aqua-Signal Series III
Spurs line cutters on main engine shaft.
Maxwell VWC 2200 windlass to be mounted on a moulded FRP base
Anchor on starboard roller is an 80LB CQR Stainless anchor
Bow Roller: Stainless steel double bow roller.
Port roller is designed for a secondary anchor.
Starboard roller is slotted for the chain, the port roller is smooth for warp.
120 metres of 9.5 mm BBB chain.
Windlass foot controls at the bow.
Two dorade vents at the aft end of foredeck: moulded FRP to service guest cabin and owner’s cabin.
Stainless steel handrails in the cockpit by engine vents.
2 x Roca parallel sweep RW Windshield wipers with long stud BS blades.
Saltwater deck wash down with tap on foredeck and cockpit.
Stainless steel rails on Portuguese bridge.
Upgraded factory-installed 18″ swim step extension
Factory-installed swim ladder for swim step extension with starboard treads.
Mast and boom: Forespar LP painted standing rigging: aluminium strong backs – electric boom winches with remotes.