Pacific Asian Enterprises Introduces Nordhavn 55
Dana Point, Calif.—(December 3, 2003)— Continuing to build on the highly successful introductions of the Nordhavn 72, 47 and 43, Pacific Asian Enterprises (P.A.E.) introduces the Nordhavn 55, a long-range, full-displacement passage maker that incorporates the company’s newest styling and heightened focus on enhanced interior accommodations.
“The popularity of our new 47 confirmed our belief that our owners want more living space and more conveniences without sacrificing offshore capability, “ said Jim Leishman, vice president of P.A.E. “Our new N55 offers the interior room of many luxurious 60-footers, and yet she has the ability to cross oceans and take her owners to the far corners of the globe.”
Form Follows Function
The high bow provides extra buoyancy when punching into large head seas, and the higher deck takes on less blue water during rough conditions. The added height provides significantly more volume below the cabin sole. In relationship to the accommodations, the engine, fuel tanks and water tanks are very low, ensuring superior stability.
“Because of the added height, we can now use our bulletproof ‘gravity feed’ fuel system,” comments Leishman. “We use a similar system on our Nordhavn 40 which we took around world, and it has proven to be totally reliable and easy to use.” The use of fiberglass fuel tanks adds to the trouble free, long-term service of the boat. Of special note, the tanks have human-sized inspection plates and because the baffles are removable, a service technician can actually enter the tank and thoroughly clean it of contaminated fuel and algae residue.
The asymmetrical cabin design allows for a wider main saloon and galley and features a wide side deck on the starboard side. A large, L-shaped settee and beautifully finished teak table are adjacent to two comfortable reading chairs. Two bar chairs face the pass-through counter top in the galley, which is two steps down from the saloon.
With full-sized home-style appliances, abundant storage cabinets and generous counter space, the galley will please the most demanding chef. Standard equipment includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator with icemaker, a 4-burner Thermadore stove and oven, a GE microwave/convection oven, a Broan trash compactor, G.E. dishwasher and GE top-load freezer.
The owner’s stateroom is on the same level as the galley, and it is located amidships, where the motion is least objectionable during passages and while at anchor. A queen sized, walk-around berth, two hanging lockers and a spacious head complete with a shower/bath tub rival the space of most home bedrooms. Forward is a spacious guest cabin with double sized berth, huge hanging locker, office area and private head with stall shower.
Pilothouse With A View
Long Range Capability
Main propulsion is provided by a John Deere 330 hp diesel engine that turns a 3 1/2–inch Aquamet shaft via a 4:1 reduction ZF transmission. This amount of reduction allows the 40” prop to turn slowly, greatly reducing noise and vibration. A dry exhaust, a signature design element of all Nordhavns, eliminates the need for a large through-hull and raw water pump, greatly reducing the risk of failure at sea.
All This At A Competitive Price
Nordhavn’s robust construction, timeless designs and quality construction contribute to the high resale value of previously owned Nordhavns. “Buying one of our boats has proven to be one of the best boating investments our owners have ever made,” concludes Leishman. This message is resonating with serious boat buyers, as P.A.E., has taken over a dozen orders for the Nordhavn 55 before hull number one has been launched.
The first Nordhavn 55 is scheduled to arrive in Dana Point, California in late 2004.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
For more information: Pacific Asian Enterprises, Box 874, Dana Point, California, 92629. 949-496-4848.
Pilot House Plan
Lower Deck Plan
Predicted Performance Data*
*Based on full load displacement of 120,000 lbs.