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Nordhavn 62 "Gray Matter"


Gray Matter


Nordhavn 62



Overall length:



19' 6"


6' 3" 

Hull Material:



140,000 lbs 



Engine Brand:


Engine Model:


Engine Hours:


Wing Engine

L984D Lugger 80 hp

Total Power:

235 hp

Dry Weight (full load):

145,000 lbs 

Engine/Fuel Type:

Single / diesel



Fuel Capacity (4 Tanks):

2,652 gals.

Fuel Tank Material:


Fuel Tanks:

2,652 gals.

Fresh Water Tanks:

525 gals.

Water Tanks:

stainless steel 

Holding Tanks:

50 gals.

Water Capacity:

525 gals. (one tank)

Holding Tank Capacity:

50 gals.



Engine Brand:


Engine Model:


Engine Hours:


Wing Engine:

L984D Lugger 80 hp

Total Power:

235 hp


Auckland, New Zealand



Listing Broker:

James Leishman
email: james.leishman@nordhavn.com
cell: 949.310.3660
office: 949.496.4848

For more information, please contact your Nordhavn sales person or the office nearest you.



The Nordhavn 62 is one of the most revered long range cruising powerboats ever produced, and Gray Matter is a veteran of long passages throughout the Pacific.

Gray Matter is a walk-around version of the Nordhavn 62 with side decks to port and starboard. She is also a four stateroom, three head model that includes a crew cabin forward that includes access through a companionway to the foredeck as well as through the hallway aft to the salon.

The maneuverability and sea-keeping ability of the 62 under way coupled with the assistance of a powerful hydraulic bow thruster for close-in handling and docking assure that she can be handed easily by a couple. With all her fuel water and equipment specifications she provides self-sufficient, extended range capability. The dry stack exhaust on the Caterpillar main engine helps to establish the reliability to confidently cross any ocean, as so many Nordhavns have done.

Gray Matter is hull #6, and comes to the market after her most recent pacific crossing from Seattle, Washington to New Zealand. Upgrades have been made to the galley as well as hydraulic and marine electronic upgrades. 

September 2017 Gray Matter had the bottom taken to fiberglass, new epoxy barrier coat, prime coat and new bottom paint applied, and the running gear (props and shafts) were polished and new propspeed applied.

Price reduced to provide time for an international buyer to arrange shipping in January 2018 from Auckland via Dockwise (North America east or west coast), or Sevenseas (Asia, Europe).

Gray Matter has a 230-volt 50hz AC electrical system. She is also equipped with a Mastervolt

inverter/charger which will function with a 240-volt 60hz source, so she is able to accept shore power in North America.

Interior Layout - General

Boarding is from the side bulwark doors to either side deck, or through the transom from the transom platform. Enter the salon and galley area from the starboard salon door, or the double aft salon doors in the cockpit. The interior woodwork is done in satin varnished teak. Entering from the cockpit through the aft salon door, there is a C-shaped dinette to starboard and lockers to port.

Forward in the salon are the galley extending from the port side across the centerline, the steps up to the pilothouse to starboard, and the steps down to the passageway for access to the staterooms and heads forward.

At the bottom of the steps to the passageway is the engine room door. Just forward and to starboard is the main electrical distribution panel, with inverter and generator control panels, and tank monitoring equipment.

Further and to port is the entrance to the master stateroom which has a California king bed with the master head. Further forward and to starboard is a large storage locker, and then the starboard and port guest staterooms.

The starboard guest stateroom is furnished with two bunk beds aligned longitudinally. The port guest stateroom has two bunk beds, the upper is athwartship and lower one longitudinal. The starboard and port guest staterooms share a head with separate stall shower just forward of them.

Pass through the shared head to the forward guest/crew cabin. There is also access to the forward cabin from a companionway in the foredeck.

The forward crew cabin is fitted with single berths port and starboard, plus pull out pipe berths for overflow sleeping areas – perfect for kids and their friends, or for charter work. It has its head at the forward end of the cabin.

The aft pilothouse is up from the forward end of the salon, conveniently close to the galley. With its commanding view and spacious accommodations, the Nordhavn 62 pilothouse is a wonderful place to spend time. Gray Matter is one of the 62’s with a day head in the pilothouse, just aft of the top of the steps. A crew cabin with two athwartship bunks is aft. There is a dinette area just forward. The operational area of the pilothouse includes an expansive instrument console, with chart table area to starboard, and a Stidd helm chair. 

Deck Layout - General

Gray Matter has a stainless steel framed swim step with teak decking that is ideal for mooring stern-to. A transom door leads into the cockpit, and to the port and starboard side decks leading to the foredeck. There are boarding doors through the high bulwarks of both port and starboard side decks.

The aft pilothouse creates a long foredeck with plenty of space for carrying two tenders - which Gray Matter has - one on either side of the davit. Forward, there is a deck storage box. The foredeck companionway provides alternate access to the forward cabin and head. The hydraulic windlass and ground tackle handling gear are mounted in a recessed area forward just aft of the two stainless steel anchor rollers and chain stopper. The anchor locker has a second deck plate and shelves for secondary rode stowage in addition to the main bay for the all-chain primary anchor rode.

Steps from the aft end of the foredeck lead up to the Portuguese bridge and to the pilothouse level side decks. There are port and starboard wing control stations in the Portuguese bridge. The side decks lead aft to an aft deck seating area sheltered by a bimini on a folding frame. There are steps from the seating area to the pilothouse roof for access to antennas and other gear.

An extension aft from the pilothouse deck provides a dedicated life raft mounting platform. 


Even with the port side deck, the salon is large and has a very social feel with its versatile dinette and visual connection to the galley. While there is storage to port, there is still room to fit a comfortable chair or two inboard of it.

  • Large C-shaped settee seats approximately six, plus room to pull up chairs for two more
  • Teak dinette table with removable center leaf
  • Teak and spruce flooring
  • Bound edge carpet covers entire floor
  • Two ea. bar stools mounted at galley counter
  • Locker storage to port
  • Samsung flatscreen
  • Phillips DVD player
  • Bose stereo
  • DatalineX multi-instrument for speed and depth mounted outboard to port
  • Shipmate VHF speaker mounted as above


The pilothouse is perfectly suited to a long range motoryacht. It is isolated yet not far from the sleeping cabins, galley and salon. There is plenty of space to gather in it when desired. The dinette easily seats four. The layout includes the popular day head. In addition, there are two watch bunks aft that are divided from the general space by a bulkhead and door. There are deck hatches over the watch berths and over the day head.

Dutch doors port and starboard allow easy pilothouse deck access, especially to the port and starboard wing control stations on the Portuguese bridge. They also provide very effective cross ventilation.

To starboard outboard of the helm chair is a chart table. The wheel, main engine electronic controls, wing engine controls, and engine instruments are all within easy reach from the helm chair.

A small Norcold drinks refrigerator is under the starboard forward end of the settee. 

  • Day head with vanity, Tecma Silence Plus head, and opening port
  • L-shaped dinette settee
  • Over and under bunks behind bulkhead aft of settee
  • Stidd adjustable helm chair
  • Full width instrument and command console has chart table to starboard

Master Stateroom

  • California king size bed
  • Night stands on either side of bed
  • Desk
  • Ample hanging locker space
  • Teak flooring

Master Head

  • Surrell counter top
  • Grohe plumbing fixtures
  • Tecma Silence Plus head
  • Shower

Starboard Guest Stateroom

  • Over and under single bunks
  • Drawer and locker storage
  • Teak and spruce floor
  • Opening ports

Port Guest Stateroom

  • Full size bed with athwartship bunk above
  • Teak flooring
  • Opening ports
  • Chest of drawers
  • Hanging locker and overhead locker storage

Guest Head #1

  • Entrances from starboard guest stateroom and from port guest stateroom
  • Vanity with Corian top
  • Head removed plumbing is operational
  • Dometic electric quiet flush head
  • Separate shower stall
  • Access through to forward guest/crew cabin

Forward Stateroom/Crew Cabin

  • Twin bunks port and starboard with drawer storage below
  • Pull out pipe berth over each bunk
  • Companionway access to and from foredeck
  • Access to shower in port guest head and to forward head with vanity and Vacuflush head
  • Book shelves
  • Teak and spruce flooring

Forward Crew Cabin Head

  • Vanity with Corian top
  • Dometic fresh water electric head
  • Access to anchor locker via bulkhead doors

Engines/Engine Room/Fuel System

  • Main Engine: Caterpillar 3306, 235 hp (10,900 hrs.)
  • Twin Disc gear box
  • Engine controls – MMC electronic at four stations (pilothouse, port and starboard on Portuguese bridge, and aft cockpit)
  • PAE dry stack exhaust system with keel-cooler closed cooling system eliminates raw water pump on engine.
  • Spurs line cutters on main propeller shaft
  • Racor duplex fuel filters
  • Wing Engine: Lugger L439D 70 hp (690 hours.) with its own shaft and Martec folding propeller providing a completely redundant propulsion system. There is no cross-linking to the main shaft.
  • Oil change system for main and wing engines, and generator
  • Fuel tanks – four ea. totaling 2,652 gals.

Mechanical Systems

  • Naiad #254 hydraulic stabilizing fins
  • ABT hydraulic system including bow thruster, windlass, bilge pump, and cruise generator. Hydraulic pumps mounted on both main and wing engines. Note: hydraulic davit, and stabilizers are each on separate systems.
  • Hydraulic system pump on main engine replaced 2010
  • All hydraulic system hoses replaced 2010
  • Cruisair air-conditioning, reverse cycle heating system


  • ABT – TRAC active fins with auto-locking pins
  • Flopper stopper poles with plates for at-anchor stabilization

Electrical Systems

  • 230-volt 50hz AC system 
  • Onan 20kW 220volt 50hz 11,280 hr generator with sound shield, and gen-sep muffler system 
  • Mastervolt inverter/battery charger 
  • Magna Plus 16kW 115/230V AC hydraulic generator powered from pumps on main and wing engine 
  • 12V DC system 
  • 8D gel cell house batteries 
  • Four ea. AGM start batteries

Audio-Visual Equipment

  • Samsung TV in salon
  • Bose speakers in salon


  • Spectra 400MKII 480 gallon per day water maker (16 gal/hr.) water maker - new in 2009
  • Deck washdown fixtures on foredeck and cockpit
  • Tecma silent flush heads and Dometic electric fresh water flush head
  • 20 gallon electric water heater   

Deck Gear and Features

  • Aft cockpit storage module – with aft control station
  • Fiberglass cockpit bench with custom teak table and Sunbrella cover
  • Airitex stainless steel davit with power rotation and separate hydraulic power pack – 1500 lb. rating with wireless remote control
  • Two ea. Airitex 120 lb. stainless steel CQR-type bow anchors
  • Stainless steel folding swim ladder off of transom platform
  • Maxwell 2200 electric winch in cockpit for line handling
  • Maxwell hydraulic dual anchor windlass – capstan to port and chain wheel to starboard

Safety Equipment

  • Fireboy automatic suppression system in engine room with auto shut-down functions for engines and blowers
  • Liferaft – canister mount on pilothouse deck platform - certified 2016
  • EPIRB MT300 121.5
  • EPIRB Satellite2 406 class 1


  • American Bow Thruster (ABT) central system with storage tank, driven by clutched  pumps on either the main or wing engines
  • Maxwell 3500 hydraulic anchor windlass with chain and rope capstan
  • Maxwell 2200 hydraulic stern windlass 
  • Airtec 1500 lb hydraulic tender davit w/ wireless control (2015)
  • 16kw hydraulic generator w/ new controls (2014)
  • Three (3) 180 gpm (10,800 gal per hour) hydraulic emergency bilge pumps
  • 25 hp hydraulic bow thruster 
  • Naiad 254 stabilizer system with 9 sq ft fins 
  • All hydraulics and reverse cycle are cooled by Walter Keel Coolers


Electrical - D.C.

  • Six  12v 1975 amp hour Lifeline  GPL-8DA batteries  (New 2012)
  • Two  8D batteries for main engine starting   
  • One 8D battery for 20 kw generator and wing engine
  • One 160 amp 12volt- alternator for charging house batteries 
  • One 40 amp 12-volt alternator for charging engine batteries 
  • Parallel switch for emergency engine starting 

Electrical - A.C. 

  • Generator 1 – 20 kw Onan 230v 50hz– keel cooled with drystack exhaust
  • Generator 2 – 16kw 230v 50hz hydraulic generator which can be run from the main engine or the wing engine 
  • Mastervolt  230v AC inverter/charger for a total of 4000 watts   

Air Conditioning 

  • Cruisair water chiller piped to 7 air handlers in the pilothouse, salon (2) and each of the four staterooms
  • Compressor water is cooled by a Walter Keel Cooler instead of seawater
  • Chillers are 3 phase electrical with two variable frequency drives


  • Spectra 480 gallon per day water maker 
  • 20 gallon electric water heater


  • Anchors: two 300 lb. stainless steel Airtex CQR-style anchors with 400 ft. ½” chain 
  • 1 FX-85 Fortress aluminum anchor  
  • Maxwell hydraulic 3500 horizontal windlass, with chain gypsy and rope capstan 
  • Maxwell hydraulic 2200 vertical windlass on aft deck with rope gypsy 


  • 1 ACR EPIRB with hydrostatic release 
  • 10-person self-inflating life raft with inflatable floor and hydrostatic release
    Ditch bag, with flares, food, VHF, compass, GPS, hats, etc. 
  • Various Solas flares 
  • Engine room: Fireboy fire suppression system  
  • Spurs line cutter fitted on main shaft, wing shaft and stabilizer fins
  • Life jackets 



  • Two Raymarine A128 12" touch multifunction displays (radar, chart plotter, fish finder)
  • Raymarine 72 mile super HD color digital radar with 6 feet open array
  • Raymarine 48 mile super HD color 24 inch Radome
  • Raymarine SPX Core Pack / p70R head and Accusteer HPR75 12V pump (new 2012) 
  • TMQ AP9 auto pilot with separate engine driven (CAT) pump with independent hydraulics
  • Two Perko remote controlled 12v spotlights 
  • ICOM VHF-508  radio (new 2012) 
  • ICOM VHF (back-up)
  • ICOM IC-M710 SSB radio
  • Maretron depth finder, speed and distance log interfaced with Raymarine NMEA 2000 
  • Maretron ultrasonic fuel and water tank sensors interfaced into Raymarine NMEA 2000
  • Raymarine receive. AIS interfaced with A128 multi-function display.
  • KVH V7 VSAT satellite dish receiver broadband connection (new 2012)

Galley / Heads

  • Three (3) Dometic refrigerators 230v 50hz (new 2015)
  • One (1) Westinghouse freezer 230v 50hz
  • Refrigerator in pilothouse - 12v
  • Siemens HMT75M651B compact microwave (new 2012)
  • Siemens EH675MN11D iQ700 induction cooktop (new 2012)
  • Siemens HB84K552B iQ500 compact convection oven/microwave (new 2012)
  • Fisher Paykel Dd60DCHX6 double dish drawer dishwasher (new 2012)
  • One Dometic fresh water electric with mascerator head forward guest head


  • 14' Center console unsinkable fiberglass tender with 50 hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard 
  • 10' Zodiac  inflatable with 15 hp Yamaha 2-stroke


  • Para vane “flopper-stopper” stabilizer system for anchoring only 


Artwork, personal affects, books, tools

Disclaimer: The company offers the detail for this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel.  A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.  This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.