Wednesday, March 29

A New 475 Blue-Water Pilothouse Cruiser Coming from Nordhavn

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Nordhavn is designing a new 475 trawler to replace the popular 43 in the company’s lineup. And the new two-stateroom, two-head pilothouse cruiser, powered by a single 180-hp John Deere diesel, will be true to Nordhavn’s blue-water, world-circling roots, says Jim Leishman, the vice president of PAE, Nordhavn’s parent company. “Nordhavns have crossed more oceans than all our competitors combined,” he told me at the Newport show recently. The 475 will be built to increase that number.

On the 475, the keel will be extended aft from the keel on the 43, the salon will be larger and the boat deck and flybridge will be completely new. There will be Dutch doors on both sides of the pilothouse, as well as leading into the salon, and three boarding doors will give easy entry to the cockpit. The starboard side deck allows access from the cockpit to the Portuguese bridge. The pilothouse will have a varnished teak table, and a drawer for charts under the settee, which can function as a pilot berth on long passages.

The new 475 builds on Nordhavn’s years of experience. A Nordhavn 40 cruised around the world in 2001 and 2002, and then Nordhavn held its Atlantic Rally in 2004 with 18 boats cruising from Fort Lauderdale to Gibraltar, the first trans-Atlantic rally of powerboats in history.

Tooling will start soon on the 475, and the company is taking orders now.

Specs.: LOA: 47’6”; Beam: 14’10”; Draft: 5’3”; Disp.: 62,400 lbs.; Fuel: 1,200 gals.; Water: 300 gals.; Power: 1×180-hp John Deere diesel.  




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