||8,500 lbs. lead
|| 340 hp John Deere 1276(main engine, 1244 hours)
65 hp John Deere (wing engine, 144 hours)
Northern Lights 20kW (523 hours)
2250 gals. (in five tanks)
It is rare to find a Nordhavn 60 on the brokerage market, let alone one with this level of equipment specification. With the lead time for a new Nordhavn 60 from 18 months to two years, Full Quarter would allow her new owner to enjoy the remainder of the cruising season in the Pacific Northwest, and still have suitable weather for a trip to the southern climes for the winter.
Of the Nordhavn 60’s built to date, not many are fitted with the full hydraulic system that includes powerful, continuous bow and stern thrusters in addition to an anchor wash, windlass and emergency bilge pump.
There would be little to add beyond provisioning Full Quarter for enjoying extended time onboard.
Enter the salon from the large aft cockpit through a Dutch door. Moving forward the salon, galley, master stateroom, and forward guest stateroom are generally on the same level with minimal elevation changes. The galley is at the port forward end of the salon and visually connected to it. An L-shaped dinette is aft and to port in the salon, and joinerwork housing that TV lift and screen is to starboard. The dinette upholstery is Ultraleather and the cabin sole is cherry with spruce inlayed stripes.
The galley has all the amenities that a cruising cook would hope for, and includes the following appliances:
- Sub-Zero 700 TC Refrigerator with two freezer drawers below. The lower of the two freezer drawers contains an icemaker
- GE stainless steel LPG cook top with stainless steel pot fiddles all around
- GE stainless steel 240v oven
- GE stainless steel microwave/convection oven
- GE trash compactor
- GE dish washer
- Seagull water filter
- Granite counter tops – terraced to provide dining space from the salon. Two chairs slide up to it comfortably from the salon
- Large stainless steel double bowl under mount sink
- Grohe faucet
- Mosaic tiled sole
Stairs to starboard and forward lead up to the pilothouse. If the master stateroom is occupied, the route to the forward guest cabin is up the steps to the pilothouse and down steps forward from the pilothouse to the landing just forward and between the master and guest staterooms. The steps up to the pilothouse separate it from galley light when running at night, and also from the sleeping cabins. This layout design has made the Nordhavn 55, from which the Nordhavn 60 is derived, the most popular model in Nordhavn’s history.
Master and Guest Staterooms
The master has plenty of storage in drawers and hanging lockers for long term cruising or living onboard. There are three opening ports with screens and an overhead hatch for light and ventilation. Nightstands on either side of the bed have custom reading lights above them. The bed is fitted with a custom mattress.
The master stateroom has a head ensuite that includes a full sized tub with shower. The sole in the head is mosaic tile. And the toilet is a Tecma. The vanity counter top is granite, and there are drawers beneath it.
The guest stateroom layout features a centerline bed that is only found on the later 55/60 series Nordhavns. There is drawer storage under the bed, and overhead lockers port and starboard. The guest stateroom is one to which you would be proud to show your most esteemed guests. It has a nice head with shower, granite vanity counter top and mosaic tile sole.
Forward Bilge Area
Below the sole in the guest stateroom is the forward bilge area. This area takes full advantage of the 60’s considerable hull volume. It can be used for storage, but it affords excellent maintenance access to the watermaker, hot water heater, fresh water manifold and Headhunter “Mach 5” pressure water pump.
The pilothouse can comfortably accommodate an entire crew while underway. Within its generous space are a day head – with Tecma toilet and vanity – as well as a sleeping cabin with a double bed, settee and dinette table and drawer and shelf storage for books, charts and navigation equipment. The sleeping cabin can be closed off from the pilothouse, and includes a custom mattress.
Just inboard of the steps up to the pilothouse are steps down to the utility and engine rooms. The utility room is at the bottom of the steps and has the Bosch Axxis model washer and dryer. A GE chest freezer is forward in the utility room and will hold a couple of hundred pounds of Salmon. There is still plenty of storage volume in addition to the space occupied by the appliances.
Engine Room/Mechanical Systems
Nordhavn engine rooms are legendary for their space, organization, and sound attenuation. Access to mechanical components therein is as easy as you would find on any boat.
Nordhavns in general are very comfortable boats underway. They have to be or not as many folks would have completed the trans-oceanic and other long distance passages that have been logged. The centerpiece is the Lugger 1276 rated at 340 hp, an upgrade from the standard John Deere 6081 engine. The engine is connected to a smoother running five-blade propeller with a 3” Aquamet 22HS shaft. The reduction gear is 3.9:1
The main engine is configured with dry stack exhaust and a keel cooling system, consisting of a grid-like radiator on the outside of the hull. The keel cooling system circulates the coolant mixture through the cooler and the engine jacket with a metal vane pump, eliminating the need for a raw water pump with its rubber impeller. Raw water pump impeller failure is perhaps the most common cause of engine shut-downs.
The dry stack, keel-cooled system, along with Nordhavn’s gravity feed fuel system, create the most reliable engine system available. In addition, the fiberglass fuel storage tanks are constructed using vinylester resin, which produces a tank that may well last the life of the boat. Each of the tanks has a large inspection port for inspection and clean-out. The supply pick-ups from the main engine room tanks are near the bottom forward corner of each tank. They run to the central supply tank forward in the engine room. The bottom of the supply tank is the lowest point of the fuel system, providing a concentrated pick-up point for the main engine and generator. There is a sump in the bottom of the tank that has a water sensor and a drain valve installed in it. The sump is the first line of defense against water and sediment that may have traveled to it from the storage tanks. The use of ¾” diameter supply hoses from the storage tanks to the supply tank, and out to the duplex Racor filters helps to ensure that there will not be an intermediate blockage before the fuel reaches the Racors. If water were to accumulate in the supply tank sump, an alarm would sound in the pilothouse, allowing enough time for it to be drained off.
The supply tank is also fitted with sight gauges. The electronic engine means that there is a very accurate fuel consumption monitoring for the main engine, but the sight gauge can be used to monitor the cumulative fuel consumption for the main engine plus the generator.
The supply tank is constructed of aluminum and can be unfastened and removed from the engine room if necessary.
A Lugger L-944-D wing engine is located aft and to starboard in the engine room. It functions both as a “get home” engine in the event of a main engine shut down, and also powers one of two hydraulic system pumps to produce full power for maximum output to the thrusters and other hydraulic system components.
The wing engine has its own shaft and propeller for reliable auxiliary propulsion should it be necessary. The Nordhavn philosophy is not to use a cross-linked auxiliary propulsion system for two reasons: one is loss of efficiency in the transfer; and two, the cause of a main engine shut down may be due todamage or fouling of the main propeller.
The presence of the second hydraulic pump on the wing engine gives redundancy to the hydraulic system and also ensures that the wing engine is run on a regular basis.
Mechanical Systems Summary
- Lugger 1276A main engine, 340hp at 1800 rpm (1244 hours)
- Lugger L-944-D 65 hp wing engine (144 hours)
- Mathers electronic controls in pilothouse, flybridge, starboard wing station on Portuguese bridge, and cockpit station at transom
- Spurs line cutter on main propeller shaft
- Air-conditioning system – Cruisair 86,000 btu – has reverse cycle heat function
- ABT full hydraulic system – includes hydraulic pumps on the main and wing engines, 25 hp bow and stern thrusters, TRAC #250 stabilizer fins, windlass, 180 gpm anchor washdown pump and fixed nozzle at anchor rollers, 180 gpm emergency bilge pump
- Sea Fire suppression system in engine room
- Sea Fire suppression system in lazarette
- PAE oil change system
- Village Marine “Squirt” 600 gal./day watermaker with auto back flush
The hull skin is constructed of solid fiberglass without the use of core anywhere. It forms a keel that is internally ballasted with 8,500 lbs. of lead.
The propeller shaft exits the trailing edge of the keel into a propeller aperture formed by the keel and the propeller. The rudder is connected to the bottom of the keel with a bronze rudder shoe. The rudder is constructed using a stainless steel rudder stock with a stainless steel web welded to it, forming an internal “back bone” for the fiber filled resin core and fiberglass skins. The rudder has a port in it to allow shaft removal without rudder removal, saving significantly on boatyard labor. The resultant assembly is very strong and provides very good protection for the propeller.
Full Quarter has 240-volt AC and 24-volt electrical systems. There are inlets in the forward face of the Portuguese bridge for 240-volt 50-amp “ship’s service”, and 240-volt 50-amp “air-conditioning” service and 120-volt 30-amp ship’s service for use when 240 volt service is not available.
An “iso-boost” transformer will deliver 240-volts to the service panel when only 120-volt power is available.
The battery banks consist of the following:
- House bank – 8ea. Lifeline 8D’s in series for a total of 1020 amps
- Main engine start – 2ea. 8D’s in series
- Wing engine/Generator start batteries – 2ea. Group 31 in series
- Com/Nav battery in pilothouse – 12-volt Group 31 dedicated to Com/Nav service buss
The main engine has two alternators: one 175-amp large case for charging the house bank, and one 40-amp for charging the engine start bank. The wing engine and generator each have an alternator as well. There starting banks are normally isolated from house loads, but may be paralleled to the house bank for additional starting power.
There is a 3500-watt Xantrex inverter for normal battery charging while on shorepower or generator, and also a Mastervolt back-up battery charger.
A Xantrex battery monitor is installed in the pilothouse for tracking battery charge condition.
- Furuno Navnet 3D Plotter/Radar
- Furuno 4’ open array radar scanner (new in 2012)
- Furuno 6’ open array radar scanner
- Furuno Navnet 3D hub
- Furuno 19” MU-190 HD monitors
- AmbientNav 15” daylight LCD PH monitor for CC camera
- Raymarine CAM 100 CC TV camera for viewing aft
- KVH Tracphone
- KVH Fleet broadband system (US and Dual output)
- KVH V3 satellite phone/internet (new in 2012)
- Furuno SC-50 Satellite compass (new in 2012)
- Simrad AP 50 autopilot control head
- (2) Accusteer HPU 150 autopilot pumps with Softshift valves
- Simrad RC 25 fluxgate compass
- Simrad FU 50 autopilot steering lever
- Furuno GP32 GPS
- Icom 504 VHF radio
- Furuno FA50 black box AIS system class B
- Furuno NMEA 2000 instruments with wind sensor
- Furuno RD30 remote display
- Furuno DFF1 depth sounder
- Furuno GP330B NMEA GPS sensor
- Furuno Navnet 3D 12” multifunction display
- Simrad AP50 autopilot control head
- Icom 504 VHF radio with remove command Mic
- Bose Lifestyle 28 III DVD with speakers in salon, pilothouse and flybridge
- Fusion 6” high performance 2-way marine speakers for flybridge
- Bose link hub
- Bose personal music center II LCD remote for pilothouse and flybridge
- Tiverton Audio volume control
- Dish Network high definition receiver with I/R remote
- KVH TracVision M7 satellite dome
- Samsung Blueray DVD player
- Samsung 42” LED TV
- I pod docking station
Deck and Exterior
The deck and exterior of the “Full Quarter” is designed with many functions in mind. Forward on the foredeck is a ground tackle area where the Maxwell 3500 hydraulic windlass is mounted. The Maxwell 3500 will easily handle the 170 lb. stainless steel plow anchor and its 400’ of high-test chain.
Just aft of the windlass is a molded in low bulwark that contains mud and debris that may come aboard during retrieval of the anchor. The area around the windlass drains through deck drains to the waterline rather than through the bulwark where it would streak the hull. There is a freeman hatch installed next to the windlass allowing full climb-in access to the anchor locker.
Moving aft, the Portuguese bridge just ahead of the pilothouse provides a secure place to stand, and breaks up any solid water that might come aboard over the bow. It also had large storage lockers accessible in the Portuguese bridge.
Moving aft on the starboard side there are steps down to the starboard side deck secured by a high bulwark outboard. Halfway down the side deck is a boarding door.
The starboard side deck leads to the large cockpit. The cockpit has the built in functions of a module with sink forward against the house bulkhead; an aft control station with engine, thruster, windlass and engine controls; molded stairway leading to the boat deck; and a transom door with stainless steel pantograph hinges leading to the extended swim platform with its staple rails and diver’s type ladder.
There are side rails on the bulwark caps in the cockpit which are handy for security, hanging fenders, or for mounting a variety of accessories, including rod holders and cleaning tables among other items. The cockpit makes a beautifully functional fishing platform, especially in concert with the wing engine used as a trolling engine. There is plenty of room for a table and chairs to enjoy the bounty of the catch.
Moving aft from the Portuguese bridge on the port side, steps lead up to the boat deck, which is 2’ longer than that of the Nordhavn 55. Full Quarter has an upgraded Steelhead SM 1500R davit that easily handles the 13.5’ center console Nautica Tender.
Steps forward on the boat deck lead up to the flybridge with its commanding view. The flybridge is an excellent vantage point to entering and leaving harbors and mooring grounds, and for simply enjoying a cocktail at sunset. It has a crescent shaped settee and dinette table. There is a folding bimini top to shade the flybridge.
- USCG basic gear including lifejackets, fire extinguishers, etc.
- Switlik 6-person life raft mounted in cradle with hydrostatic release
- Sea Fire engine room fire suppression system
- 180 gal/min hydraulic emergency bilge pump ( in addition to standard electric pumps and Edson manual bilge pump)
- Large quantity of fuel onboard
Art, tools, owners’ personal effects.
Location: Seattle, WA
DISCLAIMER Specifications are provided for informational purposes only. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds; capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agree to instruct his agent/s to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.