Sunday, February 25

Nordhavn Finishing New 51 in Turkey

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Nordhavn is putting the final touches on its first new 51 long-range cruiser at its plant in Turkey. The 51 is a larger version of the well-received 41 that Nordhavn launched in the summer of 2020.

Both the 51 and the 41 are the first Nordhavns to be built in Turkey, where a streamlined production process does not allow for the individual customization that’s available on other Nordhavns that are made in Taiwan and China.

The new 51 has two staterooms and two heads, a flybridge and an elevated pilothouse, all representing upgrades from the 41. Powered by twin 160-hp John Deere diesels, top speed is expected to be about 10 knots, with a cruising speed of 7-8 knots. At the lower speed, range is more than 3,000 nm.

The 51 also will carry a CE Certified Category A classification for serious offshore voyages. The 41 also has that rating. It was Nordhavn’s entry-level passagemaker, a successor to the Nordhavn 40 that cruised around the world in 2001 and 2002.

The contemporary interior is similar to the interior of the 41. The exterior features a raised pilothouse with a reverse-raked windshield, a high foredeck, and a split-level flybridge with a crane for a tender on the aft deck.

Below, the forward part of the hull holds the two en suite cabins, both about the same size. In the amidships one, the bed is set athwartships, while the cabin in the bow has a central island bed.

Specs.: LOA: 50’9”; Beam: 15’8”; Draft: 4’9”; Disp.: 71,575 lbs.; Fuel: 1,450 gals.; Water: 300 gals; Power: 2×160-hp John Deere diesels.


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