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Nordhavn 55 "Honu Kai"


Honu Kai




50' 1"


Nordhavn 55 Long Range Trawler




6' 6"




115,000 lbs.


PAE/South Coast Marine


8,500 lbs


Jeff Leishman


Grey Hull/Wt. Superstructure/Blk boot stripes

Bottom paint:


Hull Material:

Solid Fiberglass


Enclosed Pilothouse


Blk: 1 tank, 120 Gals


3,000 miles


1 tank, 600 Gals


4 tanks, 2,350 Gals

Holding Grey:

1 tank, 120 Gals


Dana Point, CA




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 queen sized berth, two hanging closets, large windows to allow ample natural lighting, and an ensuite head with shower and full sized bathtub.  The VIP stateroom is forward of the master, featuring a double bed with adjacent office area, and ensuite head and stall shower. One special feature is a movable partition between the berth and office area, allowing one to access the office without disturbing off-watch crew.
The pilothouse is what separates the N55 from the typical motoryacht. The height of eye and near 360 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.


  • 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) Ekornes leather reclining chairs with ottomans

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

  • 26"  Sharp Aquos hi definition LCD TV in Master Stateroom wall mounted

  • Bose Lifestyle 3500 built-in stereo/CD/DVD system with two zones

  • Custom window coverings

  • Granite counter tops in galley and heads

  • Granite flooring in heads

  • Grohe fixtures in heads, showers and galley

  • Custom carpets in saloon, master stateroom, pilothouse and Captain’s Cabin

  • Combination shower/tub in master cabin

  • Custom window covers for salon windows and master hatches

  • Custom HMC mattress in master and guest staterooms

  • Custom bed spreads and sheets

  • Upgraded high gloss starburst dining table with custom leather cover in salon

  • Designer accent pieces throughout

Pilothouse, Electronics and Wheelhouse:

  • Flir night vision M303 Pan/Tilt/Zoom - new in 2012

  • Two separately plumbed Simrad AP-25 auto pilots with upgraded compass and rudder angle indicators

  • 2 Accu-Steer HPU 100-24 hydraulic steering pumps for auto pilots

  • Simrad AP 27 Handheld Autopilot controls with access at all 4 control stations.

  • Two separate Furuno Navnet Black Box navigation systems, networked.  One with 12KW 6”Array Radar, Chart plotter/GPS and Depth sounder.  The second has 4KW Radar, GPS/Chart plotter and dept sounder.  Both have 17" screens

  • Class B AIS transceiver - new in 2012

  • C-map west coast and Hawaiian Islands map discs

  • Net gear DS 108 dual speed network hub

  • Furuno NavNet Wx Fax Navtex Receiver

  • SSB-Icom 802 single sideband radio

  • Two Icom M-602 all channel VHF radios

  • Custom house computer system with 17” matching screen

  • HP 2710 Color Printer/Copier/Fax

  • Nobeltec Admiral 7.0 Commercial Navigation Program

  • Nobeltec Region 40 Deluxe

  • Updated Nobeltec software - new in 2012

  • KVH Fleet 55 Tracphone System

  • KVH G6 Tracvision Satellite TV system with Gyro

  • Dish Network Receiver

  • Panasonic KXTA1232 Integrated Telephone system with automatic fax recognition

  • Iridium Telephone system for back up

  • Bose secondary stereo system

  • IPhone Bose docking station in saloon - new in 2012

  • Ritchie compass

  • Stidd Admiral slim line leather helm chair 

  • Mathers electronic engine controls with 4 total control stations-pilothouse, flybridge, cockpit and starboard Portuguese flybridge


  • Furuno Navnet 10.4" Color LCD Remote Display

  • Outdoor CD/stereo controls

  • Two (2) Todd helm chairs

  • Fixed stainless steel framed Bimini top with vinyl/canvas cover

  • U-shaped settee with table

  • Marine Stereo radio and CD player with speakers

Engine and Mechanical Equipment

  • John Deere 330 HP model 6081 diesel with approx. 2,290 hrs.

  • ZF W320 with 4:1 reduction gear transmission 

  • Dry exhaust with keel cooler

  • Aquamet 17 shafting for main engine and wing engine

  • Sea chest through hull system

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

  • High water alarm system

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

  • Lugger L-984D Diesel Wing Engine - 70hp with Hurth V-drive – 30 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.

  • Cruisair remote compressor system with SMX controls. Reverse cycle with heat strips for use in cold water

  • American Bow Thruster stabilizing system, #250 Trac Digital active fin stabilizers with digital controls at wheelhouse and flybridge 

  • Seafire fire suppression system in engine room and lazarette

  • Reverso oil change system 

  • Aft cockpit engine controls console

  • Engine room freshwater wash down

  • Four fiberglass fuel tanks totaling 2,350 gallons

Electrical Equipment:

  • 20 kW Northern Lights generator in sound box (with approx. 1530 hours)

  • AC Electrical system including isolation transformer and galvanic isolator 

  • 4000 watt Pure Sine Wave Trace inverter  

  • 110/220V AC Electrical supply 

  • Color-coded wiring for easy identification

  • Olsun balancing transformer

  • Olsun 3kva transformer for stove/oven operation from inverter 

  • Eight (8) 8D AGM Lifeline batteries in series, two (2) banks of four (4) each for 24V house service - new in 2012 

  • Two (2) 8D AGM Lifeline batteries in series for 24V engine starting 

  • Zantrex link Pro Battery monitoring system - new in 2012

  • ISO Boost shore power voltage booster for 240 volt - new in 2012

  • Marinco TV/phone inlet

  • Two lazarette cameras - new in 2012

  • Two Engine room cameras, New in 2012

  • Four (4) underwater lights

  • Two (2) 50' – 50 amp shore power cords

Galley, Laundry and Plumbing Features:

  • Subzero #700 refrigerator with two (2) freezer drawers and icemaker

  • GE Profive gas stove

  • GE Profive electric oven

  • Miele dishwasher with varnished teak face

  • Bosch clothes washer and Bosch clothes dryer

  • Granite counter tops

  • Large capacity top loading GE freezer

  • Horizon Seafari 900 gallon-per-day water maker

  • Granite bar counter top with two chairs

  • Built in spice rack drawer

  • Two (2) full pantry drawers

  • Double stainless sink

  • Fresh water deck wash down at bow, stern, engine room and boat deck

  • Scandvik cockpit shower

  • Three (3) bilge pumps

  • 8,000 GPH high capacity emergency bilge pump - new in 2012

  • 120 gallon black water holding tank for all 3 heads

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

Deck and Hull:

  • Nautilus 13' Center console tender with 50hp Yamaha

  • Custom stainless dinghy chocks with tie-downs

  • Zodiac 6-person Hydrostatic release life raft

  • Aritex stainless 1,300 lb. capacity power rotating davit with boom fully extended to 11 feet 

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

  • 175 lb stainless plow anchor

  • EPIRB, hydrostatic release mounted, 406 mhz

  • Force 10 BBQ and Magma BBQ in cockpit 

  • Flopper Stopper system

  • Hella navigation lights 

  • Fiberglass exhaust stack with platforms for electronics 

  • Swim ladder 

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

  • Imtra windshield wipers with washers 

  • (3) On deck freshwater wash down stations

  • Aft cockpit control station

  • Portuguese bridge control station starboard side

  • Sunbrella canvass covers for hatches and windows

  • Varnished teak cap rail in cock-pit

Nordhavn 55 Honu Kai


The Nordhavn 55 is a strong, capable offshore cruiser and one of the most successful and popular designs that Nordhavn has built. Her high bow, efficient hull practical layout, and luxurious amenities make this yacht ideal for ocean passages and coastal cruising.

HONU KAI has a 3,000 mile range at cruise speed, is extremely well equipped. No expense has been spared in the outrigging, upgrades and maintenance. The generous freeboard allows for a safe comfortable ride as well as provides for very spacious interior accommodations.

The quality of fit and finish has earned Nordhavn a reputation for seaworthiness, comfort, and strong resale values. This proven yacht is an excellent choice for the discriminating yachtsman with a thirst for travel and adventure.

Exclusions: Galley supplies and utensils, tools, owner’s personal effects.

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 withdrawl without notice. 


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