Nordhavn N475

The new model in the lineup replaces the 40 and the 43.

Nordhavn’s designers have never been afraid to take a popular hull design and stretch it to create a new yacht. It’s a strategy that has met with much success, as six current models are lengthened versions of a smaller boat. Make that seven. The Nordhavn N475 is the latest trawler design to be the beneficiary of a growth spurt. Based on the N43 hull, the 47-and-a-half-foot 475, the first hull of which is currently under construction, will also be the smallest new-build Nordhavn in the lineup, as the 40 and the 43 will be discontinued and their molds destroyed, according to the company.

Part of the extra length is dedicated to the cockpit and the flybridge deck, creating a larger social space in the cockpit and more room for toys and a bigger dinghy in the aft section of the bridge, while maintaining room for an upper helm station that features twin captain’s chairs and a large settee.

In the main cabin is the salon and galley. The former is aft, just inside the entry door, and includes settees to port and starboard. The bench settee to port has drawer storage under each section, and the J-shaped one to starboard is accompanied by a teak dining table. The U-shaped galley includes two refrigerators, a top-load freezers, a gas range, a microwave, and storage below the counters and overhead.

Up a set of stairs is the pilothouse. Its fully equipped helm includes a captain’s chair, engine controls, multifunction displays, gauges and more. A chart table to port can house the optional combo washer/dryer. Aft is a settee with a table, and aft of that is a single berth.

Belowdecks are two staterooms and two heads. The master stateroom spans the nearly 15-foot beam, with a queen berth, three hanging lockers and a head with a separate shower stall. A twin berth to port and a single to starboard give the guest stateroom some versatility, and drawers under the berths ensure there’s storage. In the forepeak is the guest head, where there is room for a toilet, a vanity and a separate shower stall that includes access to an overhead locker.

As one might expect from Nordhavn, a John Deere diesel will power the N475, specifically a 180 hp 4045AFM85-M2.


LOA 47 ft., 6 in.
Beam 14 ft., 10 in.
Draft 5 ft., 3 in.
Displacement 11,500 lbs.
Fuel 1,200 gal.
Water 300 gal.
Power John Deere 4045AFM85-M2 180 hp diesel
Price (base) $1,098,900 (as of Oct. 26, 2018)
Pacific Asian Enterprises, Dana Point, Calif.;
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Nordhavn Yachts Southwest, Dana Point, Calif.; (949) 496-4933;