Nordhavn is now building hull number one of its totally new 71-foot passagemaker designed for owner-operators to be able to cross oceans or go just about anywhere else they have in mind.
It’s been about two years since Nordhavn started thinking about the 71, and the company has been talking to its owners and working on the design and engineering with its in-house Computational Fluid Dynamics program. The idea was to fill a hole in the Nordhavn lineup at the upper end of the mid-size range, for owners who want to move up in size but still run the boat themselves.
“It was time to provide that size category in our product line with a new alternative,” said Jeff Leishman, Nordhavn’s design chief. The idea took hold. Indeed, the first three hulls have been sold to owners of Nordhavn 60s and 68s.
Hull number one is now under construction at the Ta Shing yard in Taiwan, where the company’s 68 and 76 models also are built. It is scheduled to be launched in August, 2023.
The new 71 comes in two layouts. One has three staterooms with a sky lounge, the other four staterooms without the sky lounge.
Either way, it maintains Nordhavn’s ocean-crossing tradition. (A Nordhavn 40 went around the world in 2001 and 2002.) It will be built for meet the strict CE Certification for offshore voyages.
The 71 will have large windows, a spacious owner’s stateroom, and a large dining room. The pilothouse, the heart of a serious cruising boat, will have a settee, a cherry dinette table with chart drawers underneath, book shelves and two Stidd helm chairs outfitted with Ultraleather.
The dining table in the salon will have seating for eight, while the galley will be complete for spending weeks, or more, on board, with a fridge/freezer, icemaker, microwave, convection oven, four-burner stove, dishwasher, trash compactor, and three bar stools.
Specs.: LOA: 71’10”; Beam: 22’5”; Draft: 6’8”; Disp.: 227,800 lbs.; Fuel: 4,830 gals.; Water: 600 gals.; Power: 2×249-hp John Deere diesels. Read more: