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Nordhavn 46 "Patience"




Nordhavn 46#45


Jeff Leishman


P.A.E/Pacific Seacraft USA



Hull Material:


Hull Color:

Awlgrip "Jet Black"




45' 9"


38' 4"


15' 5"


5' 0"


60,000 lbs


6,600 lbs


Lugger Model L-668D 140 hp


Yanmar 3GM 30  27 hp

Miles Fuel:

1,000 US gals.


280 US gals.

Holding Tank:

50 US gals.


Dana Point, CA




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


For only the second time in her history, PATIENCE is being offered for sale.  She has lovingly under-gone re-fits by her original owner in 2006 and now recently in 2014 by her second owner in preparation for long range cruising. She is one of the finest outfitted and maintained Nordhavn 46's available for sale.   

PATIENCE has the master stateroom forward layout. Enter from the aft salon door into the salon with a straight settee to starboard and L-shape dinette settee and high/low folding table to port.  The galley counters are forward of the port settee. Steps lead down to a hallway accessing accommodations below. To starboard are steps that lead up to the pilothouse.  The pilothouse has a steering station and a new instrument console with new updated electronics complimentary to such a passagemaking yacht.  There is a folding helm seat, settee and dinette table, and a full watch/sleeping berth aft of the settee.  The guest stateroom (below) at the bottom of the hallway steps to the port has over-and-under berths accommodating three adults.  Engine room access is through a comfortably sized door in the guest stateroom. Across the hall from the guest stateroom is the guest head.  At the forward end of the hall you enter the master stateroom where you will find a private head with a fully enclosed shower and tub.  The master stateroom has a centerline queen, voluminous organized storage and the added safety of a newly constructed forward bulkhead separating the stateroom from the anchor locker. 

The cockpit is of moderate size with transom and starboard side boarding doors.  Up a ladder forward, in the cockpit and through a Lewmar hatch provides access to the boat tender deck. Access to the foredeck is from the Portuguese bridge.  In 2014, part of PATIENCE’s refit included reconstructing her forepeak to accommodate a custom Samson post, a new solid bulkhead to seal off the anchor locker from the lower stateroom and installing a commercial grade Freeman hatch to access her large anchor locker.  In addition, on foredeck aft of the double anchor rollers, is an upgraded oversized Maxwell 3500 vertical windlass, anchor washdown, hawse pipe and stout mooring cleats.   Aft of the ground tackle centerline are two off-set Lewmar portlights, a Lewmar access hatch, storage box, and stainless steel cowls.  A reserve high strength steel Fluke anchor is secured to the starboard bulworks. 

PATIENCE is equipped with paravane stabilizers, a simple, effective and highly dependable stabilization system.  Rigged with optional electric winch controls on her stern, deployment and retrieval is easy and safe.  The paravanes with the use of “flopper-stoppers” (1 or 2) significantly reduce roll while at anchor. 

PATIENCE’S electrical charging system was redesigned to include new wiring, switching and a Belmar 260 amp high-output marine alternator with the “Mastervolt package”.   To further enhance this vessel, she's equipped with a Yanmar wing engine (or “get-home”), an independent, and redundant propulsion system, a low hour Lugger/Northern Lights 12KW gen-set (new 2009), a 40,000 BTU Webasto hydronic diesel heating system throughout, LED lighting throughout, and 3 independent 16,500 BTU Marine Air reverse AC air/heat systems new to PATIENCE in 2014.  Bottom paint was applied in April 2014. 

Patience has just undergone an extensive re-fit in 2014 in preparation for extensive long range cruising. Her refit included reconditioning and servicing all operating systems on board, installing new electronic equipment, rigging, air conditioning, reconstructed foredeck and anchor locker to include a solid bulkhead and Freeman deck hatch.  


Over solid teak floors, the salon has an L-shaped dinette settee and high/low table which easily converts and slides into position as a full size dining table. A long longitudinal settee to starboard provides additional storage and may be used as a sea berth.  The settee cushions are upholstered in beautifully maintained durable leather with many years of additional wear remaining. New factory replacement leather of the same color was originally ordered and will be included.

  • 6 opening portlights 

  • 16,500 btu Marine air conditioner with insolated ducting, fixed and remote controls

  • Dinette table-hinged foldout leaf, hi-lo stainless steel pedestal with a slide for positioning

  • Teak and spruce floor

  • Leather settee upholstery 

  • Window blinds and bug screens 

  • Decorative and classic hanging trawler oil lamp 

  • Sony flat screen TV 

  • Bose speakers

  • Table lamp 


Designed for convenience and function, the galley layout offers easy access, cabinet space, stainless steel hand holds and stove top pot fiddle rails for safe cooking at sea. 

  • Corian counter tops

  • Double stainless steel sinks with deep bowls

  • Updated stainless freshwater pressurized fixture

  • Full louvers on locking doors 

  • Locking drawers 

  • Overhead lockable cabinets 

  • Teak and spruce floor 

  • Jenn-Air four burner electric cooktop 

  • Sub-Zero below counter refrigerator

  • Sub-Zero below counter freezer 

  • GE Profile convection oven and microwave

  • Frigidare dishwasher 

  • GE trash compactor 

  • Freshwater and  seawater foot pump and spigot at sink

  • Seagull water purifier spigot mounted at galley sink (in-board) 


As it is with much of the interior accommodations, the pilothouse on Nordhavn 46's are designed for extended periods of operation.  She offers plenty of room for her newly arranged compliment of electronic equipment and instrumentation, all within easy reach.   PATIENCE’s updated electronics package includes new and additional equipment adding to the vessel’s designed redundancies for easy operation and reliability.  The forward windshield is reversed raked for reduced interior light glare and water shedding. 

  • Leather covered stainless steel destroyer wheel 

  • Hynautic hydraulic steering. 

  • Side-Power bow thruster system controller

  • Morse engine and transmission controls 

  • Norcold refrigerator with freezer

  • Settee with dinette table – leather upholstery 

  • Pilothouse watch birth with slide-out (27' to 46") leather upholstered cushion 

  • Deep open stowage bays aft of watch birth

  • Teak and spruce flooring with decorative floor carpets 

  • Port/Starboard side siding doors 

  • Ritchie steering compass

  • Quartz brass clock and barometer set

  • Flip-up helm seat 

  • 12 volt windscreen adjustable heat/air defogger fans (3)

  • Updated ship’s electrical distribution panel with clear Plexiglas door

  • Overhead Lewmar hatches (2) for viewing and ventilation 

  • Four place rod holder


The master stateroom is a comfortably spacious accommodation uniquely loaded with additional lockers and drawer storage space.  The vanity area includes additional built-in drawers, unique to PATIENCE. 

  • Centerline queen with stowage space below

  • Custom handcrafted mattress (2014) with memory foam 

  • Large hanging locker to starboard 

  • Vanity seating area is customized to include added drawer space

  • Leather covered changing seat to port with storage below

  • Teak hull plank interior covering

  • Six foot book shelf space to port 

  • Vanity mirror

  • Overhead Lewmar hatches (3)

  • Opening port-lights (2) with removable bug screens 

  • Dorade ceiling vent 

  • DC oscillating cabin fan

  • Fixed 12 volt  reading lamps 

  • Air conditioning / heating with teak raised vent

  • Webasto hydronic heating   


The guest stateroom is a comfortable living space that includes extendable upper and lower berths capable of easily accommodating three adults. Spacious drawers are found under the lower birth with a hanging locker aft.  Deep storage lockers (2) are accessible at the aft bulkhead.  A work desk with drawers and a hinged top accessing storage is to starboard.  A notable feature of this layout is the great engine room access through the guest stateroom only found on the newer Nordhavn 46's.  The engine room door is found just to the left, just inside the stateroom entrance.     

  • Teak planked hull interior covering 

  • Teak and spruce flooring

  • Upper/lower book shelf   

  • Vanity mirror

  • Opening port-lights (2) with removable bug screens 

  • Dorade ceiling vent 

  • DC oscillating cabin fan

  • Updated LED lighting (ceiling) and 3 overhead reading lamps 

  • Air conditioning/heating 


The forward and aft heads are to starboard in the hallway between the salon and master stateroom.  The head and shower/tub configuration on PATIENCE is unique.  She is designed with a common shower/tub arrangement between the heads, which allows for larger, more accommodating shower/tub and heads, as well as additional storage cabinets and drawers.  Shower/tub includes a convenient seat for safety while underway.  The shower has solid doors with louvered vents, port-light, and storage locker outboard. 

  • Corian counter tops trimmed in teak wood

  • Grohe sink fixtures

  • Freshwater or seawater foot pump with spigot at sink

  • Exhaust fan

  • Securable fiberglass doors to shower closet 

  • Vanity mirror 

  • Lockers (4)

  • Sinks - Updated to include sumps for increased efficiency

  • Opening port-lights with bug screens (heads and shower closet) 

  • Raritan freshwater heads with adjustable flow settings (new 2006, serviced 2014)


  • Splendide 2000S combination washer and dryer 

  • Teak and spruce flooring with lift out floor plate to access storage

  • Hinged storage steps


The John Deere based Lugger engine, which includes the dry stack exhaust, provides the capability and reliability to make long passages.  The dry stack exhaust configuration eliminates the need for a raw water pump, its rubber impeller and sea strainer used with wet-exhaust systems.  The dry stack system includes a completely enclosed cooling system that circulates a water/antifreeze mixture through a keel cooler on the bottom of the hull before returning to cool the big Lugger motor.   The dry stack keel-cooled system allows reliable, trouble free operation without the concern of clogging the cooling system with debris.  

  • Main Engine (7,100 hrs. approx) Lugger L-668D, 140 hp with Twin Disc 3.9:1 transmission and 2 propeller shafts.  Full service w/ new injectors (2014).

  • Dual 900MA2 Turbine Series fuel filters

  • Wing Engine – Yanmar 3YM 30 with 1 ¼  propeller shaft and Martec folding propeller providing an independent, redundant propulsion  (full service and preheater installed 2014)

  • Wing engine control panel is in the pilothouse

  • 1000 gallon fuel capacity.  Each fuel tank (4) is equipped with a sight gauge.

  • Dry stack exhausts well above the upper deck and prevents exhaust gases from being drawn into the boat from over the transom. 

  • Fuel transfer system with in-line dual Racor 900 MA2 filters and timer switch used for moving and polishing fuel from any of  the four fuel tanks

  • Oil transfer pump – Portable oil change system


  • Marine Air 16,500 BTU marine heating and air conditioning systems (3) with individual control panels and wireless remote controls

  • Webasto 40,000 BTU diesel hydronic heating system with fan units and controls throughout interior.  Heating exhausts through upper stack above the boat deck. 

  • Upsized 10 hp. Side-Power Bow Thruster (new 2006)

  • Hynautic hydraulic steering with Kobelt steering ram 

  • Emergency tiller (aft cockpit)


PATIENCE’s charging and battery storage capabilities were redesigned and updated in 2014 to include new:

  • Balmar Marine High-Output 260 amp alternator

  • Belmar Max Charge Digital multi-stage voltage regulator 

  • Battery switches, combination solenoid, isolater and cabling

  • 10 CAT deep cycle 230 AMP 6 volt in series batteries, 1 8-D starter CAT battery (new 2014) 

Other essential equipment includes:  

  • 2006 Northern Lights (Lugger 2,490 hrs.) 12kw generator within factory sound enclosure and Racor 500MR2 fuel filter (full service w/ new injectors 2014)  

  • 2006 OutBack Power System – OutBack VFX 2812M FX and VFX inverter and battery charging system with controller and display panel 

  • Lewco 12 volt 80 AMP silicon marine battery charger with remote control panel located within the pilothouse

  • AMP-HOUR +2 meter display located in pilothouse lower console

  • 12-volt outlets throughout interior 

  • Updated GFI outlets (2014)

  • Two 50 amp shorepower inlets (AC system powered separate from house inlet)

  • Phone and TV inlet – with 50' supply yellow cord (new)

  • 50A shore power cord – 50' with Pigtail Adapter (50A to 30A)

  • 30A shore power cords (two 50', one 30') with 30 to 15 amp 125 volt adapter          


PATIENCE’s navigation and communication electronics was updated during her 2014 refit to include the following new NMEA 2000 equipment: 

  • SIMRAD NSS-12 Easy Touch – touchscreen multifunction display with GPS (two year warranty)

  • SIMRAD pole roof mounted high speed GS15 directional GPS 

  • SIMRAD broadband 3G 36 mile radar (dome array)

  • SIMRAD GoFree WiFi (allows access/use of the primary screen anywhere on board)  

  • ICOM 40 watt 40 HM PA/hailer

  • Navionics Platinum+  nautical charts w/ satellite overlay/3D options of North, Central and South Americas  

  • ICOM M604A Class D w/ DSC VHF marine transceiver, flush mount, roof mount Glxy 8' antenna  

  • SI-TEX Class B AIS transceiver with Shakespeare 8' antenna

The balance of PATIENCE’s electronic equipment further compliments her off-shore package and adds to the level of redundancies.

  • Iridium satellite phone with external high output antenna (new 2008)

  • 4' Roof mount fiberglass WiFi booster antenna (new 2009)    

  • ICOM IC-7000 HF/VHF/UHF (SSB/Ham Radio) with 8' and 20' antennas

  • PACTOR SCS PTC-II Pro model (used with SSB for receiving/sending e-mails via a provider)

  • Raytheon R41-48 radar with open array and ARPA capability

  • Garmin GPS receiver/antenna

  • Navionics software 

  • Argonaut TFlex High vis day light computer monitor screen

  • SIMRAD/Robertson AP300X autopilot

  • SIMRAD autopilot pump (new 2009)

  • Robertson R135 analog rudder angle indicator

  • Raytheon V850 video depth sounder/fish finder

  • B&G/SIMRAD network wind-point/wind-speed instrument panel

  • B&G/SIMRAD network quad multi-display instrument panel

  • LED navigational lights (oversize high-range) 2014   


  • Sony TV in salon

  • Four stereo speakers 

  • NAXA stereo and CD player with remote (Prewired for additional speakers)


  • Sea Recovery 600 GPD watermaker (226 hrs. approx) replaced membranes, pulled and serviced all systems/motors at 116 hrs. for full system reconditioning (returned to new condition in 2014)  

  • Edson manual bilge pump with 2" hose to overboard ball-valve fitting aft operated within salon

  • Rule electric bilge pumps (2)

  • Splendide combination washer and vented dryer

  • Saltwater wash spigot at bow 

  • Fresh water wash spigot located within the aft laz.

  • Electric hot water heater with heat exchanger off main motor (new 2006)   

  • Raritan freshwater adjustable flushing heads (2006) 

  • Tank tender monitoring system 


  • Trawler mast and boom with electric winches (2) for tender launching and paravane management (remote switching added to each side of the cockpit for easy retrieval of the stabilizing birds)

  • Maxwell 3500 ele. anchor windless (pulled and serviced and installed new floor switches 2014)

  • 60 lb. CQR primary anchor with 400' of 3/8" BBB anchor chain re-galvanized in 2009

  • Danforth Hi-Tensile galvanized steel anchor with 300' of  rope and chain rode

  • Steadying sail

  • 4- Taylor 10 x 30" finders (blk.) and 24" Tuff End round (new 2014)

  • Upper deck halogen floodlight 

  • Fiberglass fixed mounted deck stowage box

  • Custom covered storage box with custom aluminum mounting rack – foredeck    

  • Fixed aft upper deck ladder (stainless and teak)

  • Custom mast forestay 

  • Access portals – aft transom (new) 


  • Avon 10' hard-bottom RIB with 9.9 HP Tohatsu outboard – added stainless flush mounts and ratchet straps for securing - related equipment (tank, two fuel lines, anchor and etc.) included 

  • Matching double braded dock lines (new 2014) w/ many spares on board for extreme conditions  

  • Magma S/S barbecue 

  • Individual component manuals included for all equipment

  • Extensive list of spare parts 

  • Two plastic battery boxes for house batteries (not yet installed)          


  • ACR Satellite GlobalFIX iPro 406 GPS EPIRP w/ hydrostatic release exterior mount (new 2014)

  • ACR Satellite Class 1 406 EPIRP w/ hydrostatic release bracket (Interior location)

  • SWIFTLIK 6-person life-raft with hydrostatic release case and mounted (pilothouse rooftop)  

  • Window storm plates – 6 ½" thick Plexiglas bolt-on transparent plates (salon windows) 

  • Radar reflector – mast mounted

  • Fortress (collapsible) storm anchor

  • Aqualarm 5-way alarm system

  • Amber safety lighting throughout interior and lower exterior access ways

  • Fireboy auto/manual fire suppression system (engine room - sized 475 sq. ft.)

  • Fire extinguishers: one 5 lb, three 2 lb, and one Halon (handheld)

  • Carbon monoxide (2) and smoke/fire alarm detectors (4) 

  • Orion 25mm signal flare launcher and flares (exp. 2016)

  • Edson 2 ½" manual bilge pumps operable from salon

  • Two 1" electric bilge pumps auto/manual operations from pilothouse  

  • High-water bilge alarm

  • 400' floating 7/8" nylon high-vis tree-strand tow or stern anchor line/bag  

  • Type 1 offshore life jackets, LIFESLING 3, Throw rope 50', and Type 4 ring buoy

  • Swim Ladder – Gunwale-mount 6-step stainless steel

  • Telescoping S/S boat hook 

  • Dock lines, fixed S/S air horns 

Additional Comments:

PATIENCE is held in a Nevada LLC.  Her hull number (45) is well into the Nordhavn 46 series. Perhaps the most capable 46 foot Passagemaking vessel ever designed, this model has completed numerous circumnavigations.  PATIENCE has the well proven Nordhavn dry stack exhaust system with the most reliable engine and related systems offered in off-shore vessels. Her hull was professionally repainted black using AWLGRIP two part epoxy paint in 2009.

EXCLUSIONS:  Tools, master stateroom painting, fishing gear, cookery/galley-ware, personal items and various décor.   



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.



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