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Nordhavn 55 "Helen B 2"
Nordhavn 55 'Helen B 2'

Name: Helen B 2
LOA: 58' 03
LWL: 50' 1"
Model: Nordhavn 55 Long Range Trawler
Beam: 18'
Draft: 6' 6"
Year:  2009
Displacement: 120,000 lbs.
Builder:  PAE/South Coast Marine
Ballast:  8,500 lbs
Designer:  Jeff Leishman
Type: Enclosed Pilothouse 
Boot Stripe:   Dark Blue
Color: White Hull/Wt. Superstructure
Range:  3,000 miles 
Fuel:  4 tanks, 2,350 Gals
Hull Material: Solid Fiberglass
Water:  1 tank, 600 Gals
Holding Black: 1 tank, 120 Gals
Holding Grey: 1 tank, 120 Gals
Main approx: 3,600 hours

South Carolina
Approximate arrival: End of 1st week in November




Larry Gieselman
email: larry@nordhavn.com
ph: 949.496.4848


The cockpit opens directly to the main saloon, adding extra living area to already spacious accommodations. A large L-shaped settee and gorgeous varnished teak table are located aft to port. Adjacent to the settee are two comfortable reclining chairs and ottomans, perfect for reading or watching TV. Two bar chairs face the pass-through counter top to the galley, which features granite countertops, full sized home-style appliances, and abundant amounts of storage.
The master stateroom is located midships with walk around king sized berth, two hanging closets, upgraded new design larger port lights to allow ample natural lighting and great ventilation. In addition, the master state room has an en-suite head with shower and full sized bathtub. For the guest cabin the upgraded new design features a large centerline queen size walk-around berth which is located all the way forward and includes a large en-suite head and shower.

The pilothouse is what separates the N55 from the typical motoryacht. The height of eye and near 360 degree view rivals that of a large commercial boat. The Stidd helm chair puts the captain within easy reach of all bridge controls and allows for a commanding view of the surrounding of the vessel.  Aft of the helm chair is a raised L-shaped settee which can easily sit three or four crew members. Aft of the pilothouse is the third private stateroom, which is excellent for off watch crew during long passages. A day head is located aft and to starboard in the pilothouse


  • Upgraded forward guest stateroom to new walk-around queen berth

  • Interior décor including saloon carpet, window shades and bed coverings new in 2011

  • Large upgraded stainless port lights in the galley and in the owner’s stateroom and head

  • Cantalupi overhead lights with wall switches for each designated area

  • Multiple reading lights in staterooms and pilothouse

  • Interior courtesy lights

  • Diamond Seaglaze doors and windows

  • Varnished teak paneling with solid teak trim throughout

  • L-shaped settee and dinette

  • Two (2) “Carmel” Ekornes leather reclining chairs with ottomans

  • Teak interior

  • Teak and spruce flooring throughout queen size berth

  • Upgraded overhead ventilation hatch in master stateroom

  • 37" Sony hi-definition LCD TV with electronic lift from hidden cabinet

  • 37" Sony Aquos hi definition LCD TV in master stateroom, wall mounted

  • Sony 19" LCD TV in forward guest stateroom

  • TV lift on starboard side

  • Custom window coverings

  • Granite counter tops in galley and heads

  • Highly upgraded custom, handmade glass sinks in master & guest stateroom heads

  • Grohe fixtures in heads, showers and galley

  • Combination shower/tub in master cabin

  • Safe in master head

  • Custom window covers for salon windows and master hatches

  • Upgraded king size berth in owner’s stateroom

  • Upgraded custom HMC System 5 mattresses in owner’s stateroom

  • Upgraded mattresses in guest and pilothouse staterooms

  • Full length mirror with teak trim in master stateroom

  • Custom bed spreads and sheets

  • Designer accent pieces throughout

  • Saloon ultra-leather color/light oyster

Pilothouse, Electronics and Wheelhouse:

  • Two (2) separately plumbed Simrad AP-50 auto pilots with upgraded compass and rudder angle indicators
  • Two (2) Accu-Steer HPU HPV-150 soft shift hydraulic steering pumps for auto pilots
  • Furuno 12 KW high definition radar with 6 ft. antenna array
  • Two (2) Furuno Nav Net 3 black box system
  • Three (3) Furuno 17" color monitors
  • Furuno 6KW radar with 4 ft. antenna array

  • Furuno GP32 GPS receiver
  • Furuno SC 50 satellite compass
  • Furuno FA 150 AIS transponder with display
  • Furuno digital fish finder with 1 KW transducer
  • Speco 30 watt hailer horn
  • Icom hand mike for M504 VHF radio
  • Icom single side band radio with Comrod 23' antenna and auto tune coupler
  • Two (2) axis fixed closed circuit cameras

  • KVH  V Sat – V3, new in 2011

  • Custom stainless post for antenna dome

  • Furuno multi-purpose NMEA 2000 display in cockpit, new in 2011
  • KVH Tracvision satellite television with 24" Gyrotrac antenna

  • Direct TV
  • Furuno 2000 wind instrument
  • Two (2) Furuno 2000 multi-function instruments – wind/speed/depth
  • Furuno long reach depth temperature sensor
  • Bose 3-2-1 GS series stereo system in master stateroom

  • Navigation computer with electronic charts

  • Interlink wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Bose V30 component base home theater stereo system with Bose speakers in saloon, pilothouse cockpit, foredeck, flybridge and upper boat deck

  • Four IPod wall docking stations
  • Wave Wi-Fi amplifier with wireless router
  • ACR 2742 Geo-fix EPIRB with built-in GPS
  • Motorola portable Iridium satellite phone

  • Applied Science Iridium docking station
  • Furuno paperless Navtex weather receiver
  • ACR S.A.R.T. for visible radar target

  • Flir navigator pan/tilt/zoom night vision camera
  • Stidd Admiral slim line ultra-leather helm chair

  • Ritchie compass

  • Raised flooring at helm for better visibility
  • Custom teak binocular holder
  • Barometer with inclinometer

  • Matching clock





  • Furuno 17" color monitor

  • Furuno NavNet 3D black box control

  • Icom M-604 VHF
  • Simrad AP-50 autopilot control
  • Brooks and Gatehouse 1000 multi-function display
  • Mathers engine controls
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • Todd helm chair
  • Exterior 500 watt boat deck flood lights
  • Fiberglass bimini hard top
  • U-shaped settee with table

  • Bose stereo speakers

Engine and Mechanical Equipment


  • John Deere 330 hp model 6081 diesel with approx. 3,600 hrs.

  • ZF W320 with 4:1 reduction gear transmission

  • Mathers electronic controls in pilothouse and on flybridge

  • Dry exhaust with keel cooler

  • Wireless yacht controller for maneuvering boat

  • Aquamet 17 shafting for main engine and wing engine

  • Sea chest through hull system

  • Side power 15 hp 24V bow and stern electric thrusters

  • Max-Air 35 fully automatic dive compressor

  • High water alarm system

  • Engine room lights: AC (4) 120V fluorescent lights plus 24V dome lights

  • Lugger L-984D diesel wing engine – 65 hp with Hurth v-drive – 35 hrs

  • Separate “day tank” with diesel fuel for wing engine

  • Proprietary supply reservoir diesel fuel delivery system with calibration feature and water sensor

  • Gori 3-blade feathering wing engine prop.

  • Cruise Air remote compressor air conditioning system with SMX controls. Reverse cycle with heat strips for use in cold water.

  • Independent sea water intake for air conditioning system, new in 2013

  • American Bow Thruster stabilizing system, #250 Trac digital active fin stabilizers with digital controls at wheelhouse and flybridge – 9.5 sq ft. fins

  • Seafire fire suppression system in engine room and lazarette

  • Fire Boy FR-2000 four station fire detection system with pilothouse monitor

  • Reverso oil change system plumbed to engine, generator and wing engine

  • Engine room freshwater wash down

  • Four (4) fiberglass fuel tanks totaling 2,350 gallons

  • Extensive spare parts


Electrical Equipment:

  • 20 kW Northern Lights generator in sound box with approx. 1,900 hrs.
  • 9 KW Northern Lights generator in sound box with approx. 3,800 hrs.
  • AC Electrical system including isolation transformer and galvanic isolator
  • 4000 watt Pure Sine Wave Trace inverter
  • 100 amp 50/60 cycle battery charger for universal dockside power

  • 110/220V AC electrical supply
  • Color-coded wiring for easy identification
  • Olsun balancing transformer
  • Olsun 3kva transformer for stove/oven operation from inverter
  • (8) 8D AGM Lifeline batteries in series, (2) banks of (4) each for 24V house service
  • (2) 8D AGM Lifeline batteries in series for 24V engine starting
  • Marinco TV/phone inlet

  • Power in/out Glendenning shore power cord on stern with 75 ft. of cord
  • Iso-Boost transformer that boosts low dock voltage to correct specifications
  • Engine room camera
  • Four (4) underwater lights
  • Extra shore power cord connections
  • Lightning ground system

Galley, Laundry and Plumbing Features:

  • Subzero #700 refrigerator with two (2) freezer drawers and icemaker
  • GE Profile stainless gas cook top with two (2) large propane bottles
  • GE Profile stainless 27" electric oven

  • GE dishwasher with varnished teak face
  • Advantium convection microwave
  • Bosch clothes washer and Bosch clothes dryer
  • Central vacuum system with five (5) inlets

  • GE trash compactor
  • Granite counter tops

  • Large capacity top loading GE freezer
  • Village Marine SPW – 800- 33 GPH water maker with automatic backwash system
  • Granite bar counter top with two chairs

  • Slide out spice rack

  • Double stainless sink
  • Optional fresh water filtration system with separate galley spigot

  • Fresh water deck wash down at bow, stern, engine room and boat deck
  • Scandvik cockpit shower
  • Three (3) bilge pumps
  • 120-gallon black water holding tank for all three heads

  • 120-gallon grey water holding tank system for sinks, showers and washing machine


Deck and Hull:

  • “Yachtsman” deluxe 12' dinghy with custom lifting sling, fuel separator, compass & anchor with rode

  • 40 hp Honda outboard motor

  • Custom stainless dinghy chocks with tie-downs

  • Switlick MD2 6-person life raft, in canister with Hydrostatic release

  • Steelhead full power dinghy davit that extends to 12 feet

  • Maxwell 24 volt VWC 3500 windlass with 400 ft. ½" high test chain

  • 175 lb. stainless plow anchor

  • Custom dive tank storage racks

  • ACR EPIRB,  and S.A.R.T. hydrostatic release mounted, 406 mhz

  • Gas BBQ in cockpit with custom fiberglass enclosure

  • Underwater lights off transom

  • Flopper stopper at anchor system

  • Custom sink with U-Line refrigerator/icemaker on flybridge

  • Fiberglass hard top over flybridge

  • Spurs line cutter on main shaft

  • Stern anchor with ample chain and rode

  • Fortress FX-55 storm anchor

  • Two custom stainless “L” shaped handrails on transom

  • Hella navigation lights

  • Fiberglass exhaust stack with platforms for electronics

  • Swim ladder

  • Extended swim platform with stainless steel handrails and hot/cold shower

  • Optional large deck box storage installed on dinghy deck

  • Electric horn

  • Two (2) sea kayaks

  • Imtra windshield wipers with washers

  • High capacity salt water anchor wash down, new in 2011

  • Three (3) on-deck freshwater wash down stations

  • Sunbrella canvass covers for hatches and windows

  • Teak cap rail in cockpit

  • Bottom paint, new in May 2013

  • Prop speed anti-fouling on both propellers and thruster props

  • Extensive custom shelving in forward basement area for storage of spares, etc.

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No expense has been spared in the outfitting and care of “Helen B 2”. Only the finest of equipment has been chosen for her trips, since her delivery in 2009.


Deciding to take a sabbatical from work, the present owners of “Helen B 2” accomplished their lifelong desire to cruise from Southern California, transiting the Panama Canal, and continuing on up the East Coast to Maine. With the journey now complete, this late model, like-new Nordhavn 55 is now being offered for sale. She represents a great opportunity for the next buyer to save many thousands of dollars on replacement costs.


“Helen B 2” is more than ready to now take her new owners on a trip of a lifetime anywhere in the world they wish to go.


Ownership: A Wilmington Delaware LLC.

Exclusions: Galley supplies and utensils, owner’s personal effects, artwork, some fishing gear

Price: SOLD

Location:  South Carolina

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.