March 27, 2014

Project: Nordhavn 59 Coastal Pilot

Nordhavn got a cult following serving a niche boating market of the adventurous explorer few since the first 46 arrived on the scene 25 years ago. But Nordhavn’s manufacturer, Pacific Asian Enterprises thinks it’s come up with a new model that will lead the brand down a more mainstream path by introducing the 59 Coastal Pilot project. Continuously striving to offer revolutionary designs, PAE is excited about this newest yacht shaking up its product line. What makes the new 59 Coastal Pilot so revolutionary is that rather than targeting world explorers, it caters to the needs of many different segments. She is a continuation of Nordhavn’s Coastal Pilot series and may quite possibly be one of the most versatile cruising boats to arrive on the scene. Powered by twin Cummins 715hp and having a semi-displacement hull the 59 Coastal Pilot is designed for modest top speeds in the 20 knots range and offers an efficient and sea kindly ride at lower cruising speeds. PAE’s vice president Jim Leishman calls the 59 Coastal Pilot the “transitional” and feels it could be hugely popular with current Nordhavn owners who are winding down their world cruising and considering a new boat with lesser time and effort restraints. At the same time, the Nordhavn 59 Coastal Pilot could prove to be the ultimate jump off boat for anyone looking to get into the long range cruising game. The 59’s design features a CE Category A unlimited offshore rating, insuring the sea-keeping and strength capabilities to take on the most serious of coastal cruises up to a thousand miles. Versatility and capability aside, the 59 Coastal Pilot living arrangements is really what’s going to give her mass appeal. This Explorer Yacht is available in a two or three cabins configuration, either of which is highlighted by a massive owner’s cabin. The raised deck of the 59 Coastal Pilot can also be left open or enclosed with Isinglass and can be equipped with air-conditioning or heat systems, depending on owners needs. As with all Nordhavns, the best hardwoods, stone, and top of the line appliances will be incorporated into the build.