The Nordhavn 63 is yet another iteration of one of our most proven hull forms, the Nordhavn 55. Due to its performance and interior layout capabilities, the N55 has fast become one of the most popular, and one of the most tested models we’ve produced. We designed the 60-foot version of the N55 platform to meet owners’ demands for increased space.
The new 63 is actually an aft wheelhouse version of the N60 and its extended cockpit and boat deck. Looks-wise, however, the new model retains the same salty feel that popularized the Nordhavn 62. For those who love the N62 but have a width restriction at their slip, the N63 may be the perfect choice with its 18-foot beam. One of P.A.E.’s greatest qualities is the ability of our Chief of Design, Jeff Leishman, and his engineering staff to continually conceive, design and introduce exciting new models.
While the 63 shares the same hull as the N55/60 designs, an entire new deck and engine room mold have been created for it, providing increased interior volume and added amenities.
For instance, just forward of the engine room door on the 55/60 sits the utility room with washer/dryer and freezer. On the 63, this area has been expanded to also include a crew quarters to port with fixed berth and pipe berth at forward end. Another layout change is the centerline guest stateroom and four large opening port lights, both of which come standard.
Perhaps the greatest attribute of the N63 is realized while stepping through the cockpit door. Not only is this boat incredibly spacious, it exudes luxury. Standard on the 63 is the same raised paneled cherry wood that was ordered on hull #1 of the Expedition Yachtfisher. And in the galley is a 700 Series Subzero refrigerator and freezer, as well as a U-Line freezer in the utility room, providing enough storage for extended traveling.
The main saloon is larger than both the 55 and 60 and offers two wrapping settees for entertaining with the galley on the same level. A unique hatch alcove on the port side of the Portuguese bridge allows light and air below to the galley; it sits just above the GE stainless steel LPG 4 burner stove and convection/ microwave oven. Like all Nordhavns, granite countertops are beautifully crafted from your selection of our latest array of samples.
Two steps below the main salon you will find the master cabin near amidships on the port side. A walkaround bed facing athwart ships with two large ports creates a light and airy feeling in the cabin. The master head is designed to please the first mate. The space and furnishings in all areas are designed to be as welcoming as they are beautiful.
Opposite the master cabin on the starboard side is the day head which is convenient to the main saloon and is complete with shower and opening ports for light and air.
Forward to the bow is the guest cabin which rivals the master cabin with its port lights, a walkaround bed on center line, drawers and cedar lined closets for clothing storage.
A great view all around is provided from the wheel house which is just about the same height as the 55 but aft which gives added protection and that very cool look that has made the 62 such a popular model. A very handy off-watch cabin aft on the same level, keeps crew close to the action if needed and also provides a full head and shower on starboard. Just beyond the pilot house is the open aft lounge deck with full 360 degree access to the Portuguese bridge. Port and starboard control pods on the Portuguese bridge are an option that can be added amidships for ease in docking.
The 63 is powered by the John Deere 6081AFM w/M3 rating of 330 HP @ 2,300 rpm, which is keel cooled to enable a dry stack exhaust. The transmission is an equally bullet proof ZF ZFW325 with a 4 to 1 reduction gear. The Nordhavn 63 has a projected fuel capacity of 2,500 gallons contained in four main tanks and one aluminum “day tank” holding 31 gallons which gravity feed from main wing tanks and center tank. As with all Nordhavns a range of at least 3,000 nm is projected.
The large open foredeck can support a tender as large as 15-1/5' and it comes standard with a Steelhead ES 1500 telescoping yacht crane with a 1500-lb. safe working load.
Another design cue taken from the N75 EYF is the updated dry stack which trails aft of the radar platform and forms the support for the dual tracking domes atop the pilot house.
Judging from the interest we have seen on N63, this newest addition to the Nordhavn line is on track to become the next new classic.