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Nordhavn 64 - "Kapowai"




Nordhavn 64  

Hull Number:





19.51 M / 64' 


6.20 M  / 20'4" 


2.08 M / 6'10"

Hull Color:

Light Grey


185,000 lbs.




Detroit Diesel 60
Series (400 hp)


12.227 L / 3,230 Gallons


1.893 L / 500 Gallons


Nelson, New Zealand

Asking Price:


Listing Broker:

Neil Russell
email: Neil.Russell@nordhavneurope.com
cell: +44 (0)7793 582 905
office: +44 (0) 23 8045 6342

Philip Roach
email: Philip.roach@nordhavneurope.com
cell: +44 (0)7989 852546
office: +44 (0) 23 8045 6342

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



We are delighted to be able to offer 64 hull 17, “Kapowai” onto our brokerage. Her current owner bought her at the end of 2014 and from the beginning of Spring 2015, started some serious cruising. This has taken him and his wife across the Atlantic twice and across the Pacific. She has been lovingly cared for by her owners who have squeezed a lifetimes cruising into a couple of years! The N64 is a remarkable model in a remarkable range of vessels, but Kapowai has truly shown that this is the ultimate yacht for short handed, comfortable cruising. Now Kapowai is back to the owners birth place, they have decided they want to stay and have put their pride and joy for sale so they can persue new adventures. They bought a vessel in fabulous condition and have made her even better so now you can take the helm and go live your dreams! 



The interior of “Kapowai” is teak with a satin finish.  All living spaces are cooled by Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning.  The main saloon is accessed from the stern of the boat through a large door. This arrangement allows for a large settee on the starboard side along with two (2) Ekornes Diplomat chairs w/ a cocktail table.  The portside features a wraparound settee w/ a large dining table.  Also hidden behind the port settee is a TV lift for a 42" flat screen TV. Under & behind each settee there’s abundant storage areas.  Also included just forward of the port settee is a wine cooler.   


The galley is at the forward end of the saloon and offers large granite countertops that can be used for passing items to the saloon or breakfast bar area.  The gas cook top is at the far end of the galley allowing the cook to enjoy the view while underway.  Also as part of the galley there is a pantry for dry goods plus ample storage is available in the lockers around the appliances. The custom tile floor adds to the appearance of the galley.  The galley contains the following appliances:

  • Sub-Zero # 736TC refrigerator/freezer      
  • Double sink 
  • (2) Sub-Zero freezer drawers        
  • GE Advantium microwave convection oven
  • GE stainless steel gas cooktop      
  • GE Monogram 12" trash compactor 
  • GE stainless steel 220V electric oven       
  • Insinkerator 3/4 hp garbage disposal
  • Miele 18" space saver dishwasher
  • Xintex propane gas sensing system


A few steps up from the galley lead up into the pilothouse from the companionway.  The pilothouse includes the primary command stations & electronics for the vessel.  This area provides a panoramic view of the boat and her surroundings and is comfortable in all weather.  Just behind the Stidd captain’s chairs is a settee with a teak table. Above the settee is a double berth w/ privacy curtain which keeps the crew close during overnight trips. The pilothouse also includes a custom ordered day head which is convenient to both the pilothouse and salon.  


  • Four (4) Furuno 17" color LCD Monitors
  • Two (2) Furuno black box processors
  • Maxsea navigation software
  • Furuno GP37 DGPS
  • Furuno satellite compass
  • Furuno FA150 Universal AIS
  • Furuno Navnet fishfinder module
  • Furuno hailer
  • Simrad AP50 autopilot
  • (2) Accusteer hydraulic autopilot steering pumps
  • Furuno 6 KW Navnet 3D radar
  • Furuno 12 KW Navnet 3D radar
  • ICOM M802 SSB
  • ICOM M604 VHF
  • ICOM HM 162B command mike
  • Weather fax
  • ACR spotlight control
  • Panasonic telephone system
  • NVT night vision camera
  • Four (4) Raymarine CCTV cameras
  • KVH satellite TV
  • KVH latin TV receiver
  • (2) KVH DirecTV receivers
  • Maretron wind sensor system
  • Variable control bow & stern thruster
  • Chain counter
  • ABT stabilizer controls


The owner’s stateroom is located just forward of the galley on the starboard side and features a full beam cabin with a king size bed. Opposite the bed is a flat screen TV along w/ many drawers and lockers for storage.


On the starboard side in the owner’s stateroom is the doorway to the owner’s head.  It features a full size shower.  There is custom tile flooring along with a Sealand vacuflush head. A granite countertop, white porcelain washbasin and Grohe faucet make this area easy to clean.


The guest staterooms are accessed from a staircase down from the wheelhouse on the port side.  At the base of the stairs there is a hallway leading to the two guest staterooms.

On the starboard side there is a stateroom that features two large single berths with a night stand between them.  There is also a full size hanging locker with additional drawers under each berth.

On the port side there is the second guest stateroom which features a double bed along with many lockers and drawers.


Just forward of the guest staterooms is a head.  It features a full shower & head w/ storage.  Finish is white FRP for easy cleaning w/ a custom tile floor. 


Beneath the hallway leading to the guest staterooms there are two machinery spaces. The forward area contains a large storage area which includes storm anchors and lines.  This area also features a crash bulkhead as well as the termination point for the emergency hydraulic pump.

Aft of the water tight door is the pump room which includes the hot water heater, fresh water pumps along with an ultraviolet water purifier.  This area also houses the waste and grey water storage tanks along with pump systems.


Access to the engine room is down through a stairway adjacent to the owner’s cabin and through the crew’s quarters.  The Nordhavn 64 engine room is well lit, air conditioned and has a work bench and tool chest built in on the starboard side.  

The machinery in the engine room is as follows:

  • MTU Detroit Diesel Series 60 14L model (400 hp continuous duty @ 2,100 RPM) (6087 hours)
  • Lugger #668D wing engine w/ folding Gori prop & 20-gallon day tank (745 hours)
  • Northern Lights 25 KW generator (3,462 hours)
  • Northern Lights 16 KW generator (2,557 hours)
  • American Bow Thruster TRAC #300 stabilizing system
  • ABT Hydraulic System (powers thrusters, windlass, deck wash, & emergency bilge pump)
  • Fireboy fire suppression system
  • Oil change system (attached to each engine w/ manifold in lazarette)
  • Racor Duplex 900 fuel filter
  • Racor 900 fuel transfer and polishing filter


The lazarette contains a large storage area along with the boat’s battery bank.  Also included in this area are the inverters, dive compressor (tanks shown in photo are not part of sale), upgraded autopilot steering pumps, central vacuum and the ship’s oil change system which includes a new and waste oil storage system.  



The teak planked swim platform with U-shaped rails makes for easy entry aboard either from the dock or the water using the fold down swim ladder.  There is also a deck shower for hosing off after your swim.  Once on the aft deck you will notice a beautiful sitting area with a work station that includes a sink area and an ice maker.  Also here is an aft docking station and a Glendenning electric cable system.  


The boat deck is aft of the flybridge and it is where the tender is kept and launched using the davit.   The WalkerBay 11ft tender with a 20 hp Honda motor was new in 2015 and is mounted on the starboard side of the boat deck using Weaver removable tender mounts. There is also a Brig Dingo 265 inflatable with a Yamaha 4HP agin new in 2015. Forward of the tender area is a storage garage and an enclosed gas pump & tank to fuel the tender.  Also mounted on the boat deck is an 8-person Viking life raft. This leaves the portside of the deck open for a sun sitting area.  Access to the boat deck from the back of the boat is managed by a ladder with a custom safety hatch.


One of the best places to entertain while underway is the flybridge.  The flybridge is sheltered from the sun by a custom FRP hardtop.  Behind the two Stidd chairs is a teak table and sitting area.  Also a custom feature on the flybridge is a wet bar along with a 220 volt grill and a small fridge, all of which are built into an FRP cabinet.

The electronics on the flybridge include the following:

  • Two (2) Furuno NavNet 3D Chart plotter/radar           
  • ACR spotlight control
  • Two (2) Furuno 15" color LCD screens          
  • Maxwell chain counter
  • Simrad AP50 autopilot        
  • Windlass control 
  • Simrad jog lever    
  • Ritchie compass
  • ICOM M604 VHF
  • ABT stabilizer control



The foredeck is kept clear for anchoring duties using the Maxwell VWC 4000 hydraulic windlass along with 350 lb. CQR anchor along with 400' of 1/2" HT chain. A Maxwell chain brake is also included as part of the installation.  


“Kapowai ” has been done in the last couple of years what most of us can merely dream about. She has travelled to some of the most beautiful places and has been home to her owners. The owner comes from a professional marine background and his engineer knowledge and knowhow has been imparted on Kapowai, to make her a proper turn key adventurer. She has just been antifouled and polished with all anodes replaced and is ready to go. Her owner will also help in making sure the geography of location works for a buyer. We sold this hull to her owner in 2014 and know the boat well. She was one of several N64’s available at the time so he had the pick of a good bunch, this certainly has been proven in her crusing.   


It is with a sad heart that we have decided to call time on two and a half years of owning our beautiful, strong safe and reliable “home”. We have lived aboard permanently during that time and have enjoyed some spectacular cruising. Kapowai has taken care of myself, wife and family brilliantly well and I think I am leaving her in better condition and better equipped for the next stage of her adventures. I will be happy to discuss the upgrades and changes made over the course of my ownership and know that the Nordhavn team will help you in everyway should you decide to go for it. Happy cruising!! 


Listing Agent: Neil Russell / Philip Roach

Tel: Office + 44 (0) 2380 456342

Mobile: +44 07793 582905 / +44 (0)7989 852546

Nordhavn Europe Ltd

10/12 Firefly Road

Hamble Point Marina




SO31 4NB




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 surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.