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Nordhavn 40 "StarPlath"




Nordhavn 40 II


Long range passage maker


Jeff Leishman





Hull Material:



2,500 miles at 7.5 knots


39’ – 9”


35’ – 5”


14’ – 6”


4’ – 9”


50,000 lbs.


4,000 lbs.

Engine – Main (hours) Lugger

Model 668D 105-hp

(3665 hrs.)

Engine – Wing

Yanmar 3GM 30 27 hp. (18 hrs.)


920 US gals.


220 US gals.

Holding Tank:

68 US gals.

Generator (hours):

Northern Lights 8 kW (1773 hrs.)


Paravane passive


Dana Point, CA



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.





StarPlath is hull #60, well into the Nordhavn 40 II series and is perhaps the most capable 40-foot passage making powerboat ever designed she and has many of the basic system configurations, port light style, and other developments that followed hull #21, the Nordhavn 40 that circumnavigated in the 2001 “Around-the-World” voyage.  She has the well-proven Nordhavn dry stack exhaust system and gravity feed fuel system, producing one of the most reliable engine systems fitted on any yacht.  StarPlath was purchased, maintained, and continually improved by her original owners.

StarPlath has spent her life exploring Southeast Alaska, Southern California, and has been as far south as Huatulco, Mexico. She has paravane stabilizers providing simple, effective stabilization when needed, and increased fuel efficiency when stowed.  The owners report a deployment time of approximately 3 minutes, and a retrieval time of 5 minutes.  An added benefit of the paravane system is that it is also effective at anchor.

StarPlath's interior: Enter the salon through a gasket, dogged, aluminum door.  There is a dinette settee and table to starboard and an opposing settee to port. The galley is at the port forward end of the salon, and has granite countertops.  Just forward there are steps up to the pilothouse and down to the passageway access to the head and sleeping cabins.  The head, with separate stall shower is to starboard and the guest stateroom is to port.  Engine room access is through the guest cabin, although there is a mechanic’s and egress hatch in the salon.  At the forward end of the passageway is the master stateroom.  The master has a centerline double bed. The engine room of the Nordhavn 40 II series is legendary for its space and systems organization. 



There is a dinette settee and table to starboard, and an opposing settee to port.  The settee cushions are upholstered with upgraded Ultra leather.

  • 6ea. opening windows with screens
  • custom drapes
  • Teak flooring
  • Ultra leather settee upholstery
  • Dutch aft salon door
  • TV and DVD player


  • Stainless steel sink 
  • Grohe faucet 
  • Force Ten 3-burner stove and oven (30lb propane tank is stowed in a cockpit locker) 
  • Sub-Zero below-counter refrigerator 
  • Sub-Zero below-counter freezer with icemaker
  • Microwave
  • Teak flooring


As it is with much of the interior accommodation, the pilothouse on the Nordhavn 40 seems to come from a much larger yacht and functions well for extended period operation.  There is plenty of room for instrument placement on the console, the forward windscreen has reverse rake for interior light glare reduction and water shedding.

  • Angled wheel with speed knob
  • Bow thruster control
  • Remote windlass control
  • 12-volt DC outlet
  • Tilt-up chart table port side
  • Settee with dinette table –  Ultra leather upholstery
  • Custom removable teak book case over watch berth
  • Lonseal flooring 
  • Pilothouse doors are split “Dutch-door” type
  • Ritchie compass
  • Custom laptop alcove on the port side of the console

Master stateroom:

  • Centerline bed with access to stowage space beneath
  • Hanging lockers port and starboard
  • Teak flooring
  • Overhead hatch
  • Opening ports port and starboard with deadlights
  • Dorade vents
  • Two optional extra port lights in aft bulkhead into Portuguese bridge
  • TV with built in DVD player 

Guest Stateroom:

  • Port side bed with overhead storage
  • Combination Splendide washer and dryer model #2100 behind louvered door
  • Changing seat
  • 2ea. Oval opening ports with deadlights and insect screens
  • Engine room access through gasket and dogged, insulated, aluminum door
  • Hanging locker
  • Dorade vent


  • Granite counter top
  • Clear glass shower door
  • Grohe sink and shower fixtures
  • Shower sump and exhaust fan
  • Groco K head
  • Sealand Tankwatch to monitor holding tank.
  • Sealand waste discharge pump to allow pump out of holding tank when offshore

Engines/fuel system:

The main engine, wing engine, and fuel system configuration are the same as fitted on hull #21, the “Around-the-World” boat.


  • Main Engine (3665 hrs) – Lugger 668D, 105hp, continuous-duty rating, w/Twin Disc 3.9:1 transmission and 2” propeller shaft.  .
  • Main engine alternators – 1ea. 160-amp, and 1ea. 40-amp.
  • Wing Engine  – Yanmar 3GM 30 with 1” propeller shaft and Martec folding propeller – providing a redundant propulsion system rather than a second source of propulsion linked to the main shaft.  
  • 2ea. 460 US gallon vinylester resin-laminated fiberglass fuel tanks (920 gals. total).  Each tank has a sight gauge and a manhole size access port in the top.
  • Centerline supply tank (2 gals.), gravity fed through ¾” fuel lines from the main tanks, and serves as a manifold tank for the main engine and generator. The large diameter fuel supply line reduces the chance of debris in the fuel causing a blockage.  There is a water drain fitting at the low point in the tank.  The centerline tank is also fitted with a sight gauge allowing cumulative fuel consumption from main engine and generator.
  • Dry stack exhaust with a keel cooler eliminates a main engine raw water cooling pump and raw water contact with engine. The main engine exhausts well above deck in moving air, avoiding the effect of exhaust being drawn into the boat from aft.
  • Isolated wing engine fuel tank – (10 gals.) The tank is fitted with a sight gauge and is independent from the main fuel system. It is filled by using the fuel transfer system so that any fuel transferred to it is filtered through the Racor 900 transfer filter
  • Racor duplex #75-900 fuel filters with vacuum gauge for main engine. 
  • Fuel transfer system with in-line Racor 900 filter is used for moving fuel from one tank to the other for trim, or for filtering contaminants.  It is also used to fill the wing engine tank. 
  • Reverso oil-changing system – plumbed to main and generator engines
  • Engine room fire suppression system 28lb bottle

Mechanical Systems:

  • Marine Air  - 44,000 btu 3-zone air-conditioning/heating system (3 compressors) 
  • Engine heat exchanger for supplementing heating system underway
  • Seaward 11 gal. water heater 
  • Paravane passive stabilizer system (NEW SS chains March 2017)
  • 8-hp Side-Power bow thruster
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering
  • Emergency tiller

Electrical Systems:

  • Northern Lights 8Kw generator in sound enclosure (1773 hours) 
  • 2ea.  120-volt 30-amp shore power inlets – one for general service and one for air-conditioning when available.
  • 30-amp shore power cord
  • Two engine-driven alternators – 40-amp for engine battery charging, 160-amp for house bank.
  • 3ea. 8D AGM house batteries (NEW April 2016)
  • 1ea. 4D AGM engine start battery (NEW April 2016)
  • 1ea. 4D AGM wing engine/generator start battery (NEW April 2016)
  • Xantrex Prosine 2000 inverter charger (NEW April 2016)
  • 50’ shore power cord

Nav/Com Electronics:

  • Furuno Navnet 2 NT 10.4” radar/plotter display, uses C-map charts
  • Furuno 1943 C/NT) 6kW radar with ARPA card installed
  • Furuno 600 watt depth/fish finder
  • Uniden ES VHF radio in pilothouse
  • Furuno Navpilot 500 autopilot in pilothouse and on fly bridge
  • 2ea. Accusteer autopilot pumps
  • Weems and Plath clock and barometer
  • TV in salon
  • DVD player 


  • 3ea. water tanks – port and starboard upper tanks (w/sight gauges) gravity feed to lower tank on centerline for a total of 220 gals. 
  • Edson manual bilge pump with 2” hose, operable from aft end of main salon
  • Jabsco electric bilge pump in main sump
  • Rule high capacity electric bilge pumps with high-water alarm in forward bilge area
  • Jabsco electric holding tank pump-out
  • Splendide combination washer/vented-dryer
  • Hot water 
  • Freshwater wash spigots bow and stern
  • Village Marine 600 gal per day water maker

Deck Gear and Features:

  • Trawler mast with electric winches for dinghy launching and paravane management 
  • Boom winch controls on boat deck and in cockpit
  • Maxwell 2200 electric anchor windlass with remote in pilothouse 
  • 110 lb.  claw anchor
  • 45 lb. Delta anchor
  • 400’ of 3/8” BBB anchor chain
  • 250’ 5/8” nylon stern anchor line
  • Freshwater wash down fore and aft
  • Exterior doors and windows are aluminum
  • Custom stainless steel rails in cockpit with fishing rod holders x2
  • Custom dinghy davit for transom
  • Boarding doors on port and starboard sides
  • Aft cockpit canvas shade 
  • Pettit Trinidad Pro bottom paint (NEW January 2017)
  • Boot stripe Awlgrip (NEW February 2015)

Miscellaneous Equipment:

  • 2006 Caribe inflatable 10’4” 
  • 2006 Yamaha 15hp outboard.
  • Weaver stainless steel dinghy chocks – removable when dinghy is launched
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • MastMate mast ladder
  • Spares – main bilge pump, pressure water pump, shower drain pump, macerator pump, engine blower, large alternator (160 amp)
  • Nordhavn Owner’s Manual and individual component manuals
  • Hookah diving system

Safety Equipment:

  • Seafire auto/manual suppression system with FE-241 suppressant in engine room 
  • Edson manual bilge pump operable from main salon
  • Rule electric bilge pump with high-water alarm in pilothouse
  • Fire extinguishers, life jackets, dock lines, fenders, and visual distress signals
  • Winslow 4-person offshore liferaft 
  • ACR ResQlink (man overboard)
  • 4ea. storm plates for port and starboard salon windows


  • Fishing gear
  • Tools
  • Stitch artwork
  • Linens in upper port lockers in master stateroom

ASKING: $459,000.00
LOCATION: Dana Point, CA.


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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