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Nordhavn 40 "Cassidy"




Nordhavn 40






Jeff Leishman



Hull Material:



2,500 miles


39' - 9"


35' - 5"


14' - 6"


4' - 9"


50,000 lbs.


4,000 lbs.


Lugger 668D

Engine – Wing:

Yanmar 3GM




Naiad/ Paravane


920 US gals.


220 US gals.

Holding Tank:

68 US gals


Dana Point, CA

Asking price:


Listing Broker:

Larry Gieselman
email: larry@nordhavn.com
cell: 949.300.3377
office: 949.496.4848

For more information, please contact your Nordhavn sales person or the office nearest you.




“Cassidy” presents a unique opportunity to purchase a Nordhavn 40 at a very attractive price.  A mishap that resulted in a sinking, without any structural breaches or failures, occurred in 2004 and resulted in many of the major components being replaced in the time since. 

She is hull #40, well into the Nordhavn 40 series — perhaps the most capable 40-foot passagemaking powerboat ever designed — and 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. 

Enter the salon through a Diamond/Seaglaze door.  There is a dinette settee and table to starboard with an L-shaped seating to port.  The galley has light Corian countertops, and is located to port at the forward end of the salon.  The TV and audio-visual equipment are to starboard.  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.  At the forward end of the passageway is the master stateroom with a centerline double bed, and a lot of stowage space organized in hanging and overhead lockers port and starboard.   

The engine room of the Nordhavn 40 is highly regarded for its space and systems organization.


  • Six (6) ea. Diamond/Seaglaze opening windows with insect screens

  • Cell shades on all salon windows

  • Carpet on sole

  • A large teak dinette table to Starboard with protective cover

  • Cream colored ultra-leather on salon seating

  • Custom ottoman with ultra-leather



  • Double stainless steel sink

  • Moen faucet with removable crane/sprayer

  • Princess 3-burner stove and oven (two/2 ea. 20 lb. propane tanks are stowed in a cockpit locker) - new in 2013

  • Goldstar microwave oven

  • Broan trash compactor

  • Vitrifrigo dual drawer refrigerator - new in 2013

  • Vitrifrigo dual drawer freezer - new in 2013

  • Lonseal flooring

  • Overhead storage lockers


  • 12-volt DC outlet

  • Settee with dinette table

  • Pilothouse watch berth

  • Lonseal flooring

  • Side doors are split “Dutch-door” type

  • Plastimo overhead steering compass

  • Chelsea clock and barometer

  • Remote windlass control

  • Remote Carlisle-Finch spotlight control

  • Defogging fans integrated with the Espar hydronic heating system

  • Crown LTD steering leaning post - new in 2018


Master Stateroom

  • Centerline bed with gas springs for access to stowage space beneath

  • Custom mattress by Seattle Mattress Company

  • Hanging lockers port and starboard

  • Overhead hatch

  • Opening ports, port and starboard

  • Custom fit quilted bed spread - new in 2018

  • Hanging lockers fitted with heat loop from diesel heater

  • Maretron DSM 410 display for access to critical vessel data


  • Corian counter top

  • Tecma electric head - new in 2012

  • Fiberglass shower stall

  • Clear glass shower door

  • Locker storage over vanity

Engines/Fuel System
“Cassidy” is hull #40.  The main engine, wing engine, and fuel system configuration are the same as fitted on hull #21, the “Around-the-World” boat.

  • Main Engine (2,590 hrs.)  - Lugger 668D, 105 hp, continuous-duty rating, w/ Twin Disc 3.9:1 transmission and 2" propeller shaft.

  • Main engine alternators – 1 ea. 130-amp for house bank charging, and 1 ea. 40-amp for engine start battery charging

  • Multi-stage alternator voltage regulator - new in 2014

  • Spurs line cutter on main shaft

  • Propeller removed and scanned to “Class 1” in 2007

  • Wing Engine – Yanmar 3GM 30 w/ 1" propeller shaft and Martec folding propeller – providing a redundant propulsion system rather than having a second source of propulsion linked to the main shaft (new in 2010 - 35 hrs.)

  • Stainless exhaust mixing elbow for wing engine - new in 2018

  • Two (2) ea. 460 US gallon vinylester resin-laminated fiberglass fuel tanks (920 gals. total).  Extremely durable.  Each tank has a sight gauge and a manhole size access port in the top.

  • Tanks inspected and cleaned in 2013

  • Tank access hatches re-built in 2013

  • Centerline supply tank, gravity fed through ¾" fuel lines from the main tanks.  All systems requiring diesel fuel are fed from this tank. The large diameter fuel supply line reduces the chance of debris in the fuel ever causing a blockage.  There is a water drain fitting at the low point in the tank.

  • Dry stack exhaust with keel cooler eliminates raw water pump and raw water contact with engine. Main engine exhausts well above deck in moving air.  No intake through-hull to ingest debris into cooling system. Replaced by Hatton Marine in 2013.

  • Isolated wing engine fuel tank (replaced in 2010) - 10-gallon tank is independent from the main fuel system. Fuel is filtered through a separate Racor filter during operator-selected refueling of the wing engine tank from the main supply.

  • Racor duplex 900 fuel filters with vacuum gauge for main engine - new in 2014

  • Fuel transfer system with in-line Racor 900 filter

  • Reverso oil-changing system - plumbed to main and generator engines

  • Fuel flow meters on main engine and generator - new in 2018

Mechanical Systems

  • Marine Air - 3-zone air-conditioning system.  Two compressors - new in 2013.

  • Naiad active fin stabilizer system - new seals in November 2017

  • Paravane passive stabilizer system

  • 8-hp Side-Power bow thruster

  • 8-hp Side-Power stern thruster - new in 2009

  • Wireless hand-held control for bow and stern thrusters.  Espar hydronic heating system with closet loops for storage locker heat, and hot water heat exchanger for extended hot water - full maintenance and upgrades in 2018.

  • Windshield wipers

Electrical Systems

  • Northern Lights 8Kw generator - new in 2005 (880 hrs.)

  • Two (2) 12-volt 30-amp shorepower inlets – one for general service and one for air-conditioning when available

  • Victron Multi-Plus 3000 3 KW inverter/charger - new in 2018

  • Two (2) engine-driven alternators – 40-amp for engine battery charging, 130-amp for house bank

  • Three (3) AGM 12-volt lifeline batteries for the bow thruster bank - new in 2013

  • Two (2) AGM engine start batteries - new in 2013

  • One (1) AGM wing engine/generator start battery - new in 2013

  • Eight (8) 6-volt lifeline AGM house bank batteries - new in 2013

  • Xantrex battery monitor - new in 2013

  • Victron BMV 712 Smart battery monitor - new in 2018

Nav/Com Electronics

  • Two Furuno TZ Touch-2 15" multifunction displays - new in 2016

  • Furuno NXT Doppler Radar - new in 2016

  • Furuno Navpilot 711C autopilot controller with pilot computer - new in 2016

  • Jastram follow-up steering lever - new in 2016

  • Furuno DFF3D sonar - new in 2018

  • Vesper Marine Watchmate Vision 2 AIS class B transponder - new in 2018

  • Milltech Marine AIS / GPS antenna - new in 2016

  • Standard Horizon VLH-3000 loud hailer

  • Simrad R S 35 VHF radio with redundant AIS receiver and wireless remote

  • 27" computer monitor for navigation PC

  • Maretron DSM 410 display for NMEA 2000 data in both pilothouse and forward stateroom - new in 2018

  • Furuno FI 70 color instrument display

  • Maretron NMEA 200 Temperature sensor for engine room and stuffing box - new in 2018

  • Maretron RIM 100 with alarm that monitors bilge water - new in 2018

  • Maretron fuel flow meters for main and generator - new in 2018

  • Victron color control GX electric monitor - new in 2017

  • Two digital 16' VHF antennas - new in 2018

  • Maretron USB 100 interface for laptop

  • Nav-Net VX2 plotter/radar screen with open array Furuno radar

  • NMEA interface for laptop

  • Simrad AP 16 autopilot as a backup autopilot

  • Simrad analog rudder angle indicator

  • Icom IC-M424 VHF radios

  • EPIRB mounted on boat deck

  • C-Map charts for West Coast from Cabo San Lucas to Glacier Bay

  • Navionics charts


Audio-Visual Equipment

  • Samsung 23" LED monitor in salon

  • Fusion MS-AV700 marine stereo

  • Four (4) ea. Bose speakers in main salon

  • Receptacles for dockside TV and telephone on Portuguese bridge, plus internal wiring in boat  



  • Three (3) ea. water tanks - port and starboard upper tanks (w/ sight gauges) gravity feed to lower tank on centerline

  • Sight gauges - new in 2018

  • Spectra Ventura 150 12 volt 6 GPH watermaker

  • Watermaker membrane - new in 2018  

  • Head system – Tecma electric head

  • Edson manual bilge pump with 2" hose, operable from aft end of main salon

  • Jabsco bilge pump per Nordhavn specification - new in 2014

  • Rule high-water emergency bilge pump - new in 2018

  • Hot/cold cockpit shower

  • Water heater installed in 2014

  • Marco UPE12/E Smart variable speed fresh water gear pump - new in 2018

  • Secondary Jabsco back-up freshwater pump


Deck Gear

  • Trawler mast with electric winches for dinghy launching - new boom winches and Spectra line in 2018 - new blocks, running gear and tuned in 2017

  • Boom winch controls on boat deck and in cockpit

  • Boston Whaler 110 Sport tender - new in 2005

  • Dingy painted with LP paint in 2017

  • Yamaha 25 HP dinghy engine - new in 2018

  • Weaver deck chocks for dinghy - new in 2018

  • Viking Pro 4-person canister liferaft deck mounted in stainless cradle- certified until 2012

  • Maxwell 2200 electric anchor windlass - rebuilt in 2013

  • 44 lb. Rocna anchor

  • 400' of 3/8" BBB anchor chain

  • Saltwater wash down at bow

  • Freshwater washdown on Portuguese bridge port side

  • Hot and cold shower in cockpit

  • Diamond/Seaglaze aluminum exterior doors and windows

  • Carlisle-Finch searchlight with remote control in pilothouse

  • Magma propane barbecue grill with slide-out bracket on transom

  • Outland rigid hatch covers - new in 2018


Miscellaneous Equipment

  • Bottom painted with Trinidad anti-fouling in 2017

  • Prop-Speed underwater running gear coated in November 2017

  • Engine keel cooler removed, flushed, cleaned and re-installed November 2017

  • Nordhavn Owner’s Manual and all component manuals

  • Quick-line stern line mounted on reel

  • Fenders and dock lines

  • Spare parts


Safety Equipment

  • Fireboy suppression system with 241 suppressant in engine room

  • Life-sling overboard rescue system

  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

  • Edson manual bilge pump operable from main salon

  • Jabsco electric bilge pump

  • Ultra Safety Senior bilge switch

  • EPIRB mounted on boat deck


Canadian Prospects Note:

“Cassidy” was built in Southern California by Pacific Seacraft, which may qualify her as a NAFTA product, and provide a tariff advantage to prospective Canadian buyers. 


  • Tools

  • Artwork

  • Personal gear

  • Deck chairs


ASKING:  $398,000                                                            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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