With the unparalleled success of the Nordhavn 76 with its sophisticated systems and construction features, PAE’s design, engineering and manufacturing team was ready for a larger vessel and at 86 feet, this Nordhavn represents PAE’s firm entry into the megayacht market. With a 24-foot beam, she is more than impressive at first sight, however her full load displacement of over 400,000 pounds allows her to compare with many vessels well over 100 feet.
Building on the experience of hundreds of thousands of ocean crossing miles and applying the “form follows function” rule, this ultimate offshore passagemaker has been designed in an aft wheelhouse configuration. For comfort and visibility at sea, this arrangement cannot be beat and with her long foredeck where tenders up to 20 feet can be accommodated.
Taking advantage of the enormous volume of this hull, the new Nordhavn 86 offers accommodations that are nothing short of remarkable. The saloon and galley measures 36 feet in length, the master cabin and head are full width consuming the whole forward/upper section of the vessel and the combination of wheelhouse, captain’s cabin and sky lounge measure almost 30 feet in length. In addition to the master stateroom and captain’s cabin, the vessel includes three guest staterooms with ensuite heads and an additional crew cabin and head aft with an interior and exterior entrance. A laundry and utility room are also provided. The luxurious and functional interior is finished with fine hardwoods, beautiful moldings and raised panels combined with stone floors, granite countertops, the finest hardware, lighting and fixtures.
Construction of the N86 is conventional fiberglass, built to extremely heavy scantlings using beautifully constructed female molds for the entire hull and deck. Starting with a seamless, flawless structure, a highly detailed gelcoated finish possible only with this molding process, she will then receive a complete Alexseal paint job prior to assembly. A combination of the highly detailed molding and the superior luster and maintainability of the Alexseal paint will result in a yacht finish that is to the highest possible standard. Designed and built to the
latest international standards, each new Nordhavn 86 can be built to ABS certification with +A1 Yachting
Service rating for the hull and AMS rating for machinery and installation as an option.
Twin MTU Series 60 engines rated at 600 hp each spinning 48-inch
propellers through 4.59 to 1 reduction gears allow a transatlantic
cruising speed of 10 knots. With over 7,000 gallons of fuel aboard and
throttled back to the 9 knot range, this new design can run roughly
4,000 miles before refueling. This twin configuration includes integral
skegs and two large attached rudders for maximum directional control and
propellers that are protected within their own apertures. The advanced
high-pressure, common rail, electronically injected engines are fitted
with wet exhaust, commercial rated transmissions with large reduction
gears and offer efficiency and reliability never before possible.
An extensive list of standard machinery details includes central hydraulics with 20-square-foot stabilizers, 50 hp bow and stern thrusters, hydraulic bilge pumping and anchor wash downs, dual Onan generators, a universal AC electrical system for world wide use, 3,500 lb. Marquipt davit, chilled water air-conditioning system, 2000 gallons per day water maker, automatic engine room and lazarette fire system with ventilation dampeners, an on-deck Jacuzzi and much more. There’s little to add to the Nordhavn 86 except electronics and tenders.