October 30, 2014

Project: Nordhavn 56

Much of the innovation and design development of Nordhavn comes from customer suggestions and many new concepts are worked on. One such design currently being worked on is particularly interesting as it presents a significant variation on the standard layout themes and offers some very unique features. All Nordhavns are designed to cross oceans but this all new design places an even greater emphasis on ocean crossing capability while maximizing interior accommodations that are well suited for offshore conditions as well as dockside living. At 56 feet and with a displacement of 57 tons this new Nordhavn is ready to tackle the toughest and longest ocean passages.  Standard propulsion will include the 4.5 liter John Deere engines in a twin configuration and a fuel capacity of 8800 liters. This package combined with an efficient hull design will allow for a very comfortable transoceanic range and will retain the ability to maintain near normal cruising speed and positive direction control even if one of the two engines fail. Props are protected with skegs and attached rudders.