The Nordhavn 47, one of the most successful Nordhavn’s ever has beaten off the competition and won the Trawler Yachts and Aft Cabin cruisers category of the Shoreguard sponsored Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2007. The awards, which celebrate the world’s very best motor yachts where hard fought, with many of the world’s top marques nominated for this prestigious event, which took place at the Savoy in London, on 8th January 2006.
Nordhavn Europe Ltd’s Director of European Sales, Neil Russell was at the ceremony to collect the award: “We are absolutely delighted that the Nordhavn 47 has been recognised as the best in its class. We had high hopes when we were nominated as we are confident that the design, build and finish of the 47 is as good as it gets. Winning the award is a huge honour for us and the 47, but we are all confident that the best is still yet to come from Nordhavn. Watch this space…”
When launched in the USA by builder’s PAE, the Nordhavn 47 quickly became the most successful new motor yacht launch in the company’s history. The innovative use of interior layout, enhanced by the voluminous design, gives this motor yacht an extremely spacious and light appearance. The design not only provides the interior space but also assists in her exceptional sea keeping qualities, unusual for a boat of this size. The Nordhavn 47 therefore has the appearance and feel of a much larger vessel.
The Nordhavn 47 has a high bow and broad beam, designed to punch through heavy head seas with reserve buoyancy that builds confidence in even inexperienced skippers. Her robust construction, heavy-duty hardware and ship-like design all work in perfect harmony to create an extraordinary vessel that can take her owners anywhere in safety and comfort. Cruising efficiently at up to 9 knots, the Nordhavn 47 is equally as comfortable cruising inshore waters as making more substantial passages at sea. With a range of over 3,000 nautical miles the Nordhavn 47 can carry enough stores, water and fuel for weeks of self-sufficient cruising.
On deck the 47 is safe and comfortable to move around with easy access to the flybridge and forward Portuguese Bridge, traditional with most of the Nordhavn designs. The upper helm area has a panoramic view for easy manoeuvring while a rear deck has ample space to stow a full sized tender.
The main saloon has access from the aft deck and is sumptuously fitted with seating and dining table, together with a breakfast bar opening to the galley which is comprehensively equipped. The main helm station in the pilothouse provides a full navigation area and access to the deck. The superb master cabin has an en suite bathroom while a separate head and shower room serves the spacious guest cabin. The engine room has excellent headroom to provide simple maintenance for the main engine, separate wing engine and generator.
The Nordhavn 47 has a heritage of exceptional build quality and a design development programme which ensures that Nordhavn motor yachts are capable of providing their owners with a comfortable and safe passage in virtually all weather. It is a true cruising motor yacht with a go-anywhere capability, and its recognition as being the best in the Trawler Yachts and Aft Cabin cruisers category of the Motor Boat of the Year Awards 2007 reflects this.