Benefiting from more than 7 million miles of on-water experience, Nordhavn launches a new hull to replace the iconic N40.
IN 2002, A NORDHAVN 40 became the fastest circumnavigating trawler, taking 172 days to circle the globe. How does one follow that? If you’re Nordhavn Yachts, you partner with Dutch design firm Vripack to build a new model from the keel up. Then you have the boat built in Turkey, giving new owners the option to cruise the Aegean Sea before shipping it home.
Efficient, safe and sea-kindly, the N41 hull was developed to incorporate computational fluid dynamics and is powered by twin Beta Marine 75 hp diesels. With 900 gallons of fuel, the N41 is expected to have a range of 1,000 miles at 9 knots. Slowed down a little, to 6 knots, it will cruise 8,000 miles without a fill-up.
Designed to CE Category A standards, the N41 can take on Force 8 winds (more than 40 knots) and wave heights of more than 13 feet. In easier waters, its twin screws and thruster will make putting it in a tight slip a snap.
The N41 comes packed with standard equipment including ABT Trac 220 stabilizers with 6-square-foot fins, a Side Power bow thruster, 1,000 amps of AGM house batteries, a Nick Jackson 800-pound davit, 400 watts of flexible solar panels, a Revere four-person canister life raft and a full suite of Garmin electronics, including an engine room camera and an AIS transceiver.
Since it’s a Nordhavn, the N41 is luxurious and comes in two configurations: an owners’ version with a single cabin and a walk-in closet, or with two staterooms.
Hull #1 will debut at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January 2020. Hull #2 has been laid up.