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Nordhavn 60 "Daybreak"












130,000 lbs.

Hull Color:




Boot Stripe (Waterline):


Internal Ballast: 

8,500 lbs. lead




330 hp John Deere 6081 AFM main engine, (4600 hours)
65 hp Lugger L-944D wing engine (1230 hours)

Generator (Primary):

Northern Lights 20kW (2671 hours)

Generator (Secondary):

Northern Lights 9kW (4939 hours)


2250 gals. (in five tanks)


600 gals.

Cruising Speed: 

8 knots

Maximum Speed: 

10.2 knots

Range (prox):

3,000nm @ 6-7 knots

Full ABT Hydraulic Pkg:  

25hp Bow and stern thrusters, Maxwell VWC 4000 windlass, TRAC 250 stabilizers, anchor wash system, and emergency bilge pump


Steelhead SM1750 yacht crane


1994 15’ Boston Whaler “Dauntless” with 2013 Yamaha 70hp outboard (40 hrs.)
9’ A/B ultralight inflatable with 6hp Mercury outboard




Elliott Bay Marina, Seattle

Listing Broker:

Don Kohlmann
email: don.kohlmann@nordhavn.com
cell: 206.708.5770
office: 206.223.3624

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



General Overview:

Daybreak is a Nordhavn 60 that has been extensively equipped for crossing oceans,
and has cruised through the south Pacific on her way to New Zealand. 

Her outstanding qualities and value are exemplified by meticulous maintenance and redundancy of critical extended voyaging systems, among them:  dual generators, dual watermakers, dual inverters, dual multi-frequency 100-amp Victron battery chargers suited for operation in 50hz environments, two tenders, and full electronics redundancy (autopilots, radars, and plotter cartography)

Daybreak presents a great opportunity to own a well-equipped Nordhavn 60 ready to for trans-oceanic passage making, as her owners move to a new, larger Nordhavn to accommodate a growing extended family.  With the lead-time for a new Nordhavn 60 nearing two-and-a-half years Daybreak would allow her new owners to enjoy the the 2019 cruising season in the Pacific Northwest, and still have suitable weather for a trip to the southern climes for the winter season.

Of the Nordhavn 60’s built to date, most are not fitted with the full hydraulic system that includes powerful, continuous duty, bow and stern thrusters in addition to an anchor wash, windlass and emergency bilge pump.

Daybreak has been maintained to a high standard, so there would be little to add in preparation for cruising,  beyond provisioning, in order to begin enjoying very self-sufficient, extended time onboard.

Interior Overview:

The Nordhavn 60 is derived from the 55, the most popular model in Nordhavn’s history.

Enter the salon from the large aft cockpit through a Dutch door.  Moving forward the salon, galley, master stateroom, and forward guest stateroom are generally on the same level, from aft forward, with minimal elevation changes. 

The current, original owners, have customized the standard Nordhavn 60 interior to include port and starboard settees built into the salon.  The starboard settee had to be long enough (7’-0”) for a tall person to stretch out for a nap now and then, and also serve well as a sea berth on passage if needed. 

The galley is at the port forward end of the salon and is visually connected to it.  The light colored (“Kashmir White”) granite in the galley gives the workspace an open feel. 

The utility of the interior reveals itself with the shallow transition from the salon, through the galley, and into the master stateroom, through the master stateroom, and another low transition to the guest stateroom forward.  Sleeping space has been supplemented by adding a single berth in the lieu of the standard desk in the guest stateroom area. 

The master head is ensuite to the stateroom and features a generous size bathtub/shower.

All the way forward is the guest head with its shower large enough for a genuinely tall person. 

The pilothouse is forward of the salon the stairs to starboard in the salon.  Passing through the pilothouse gives access to the guest stateroom should the master be occupied. 


Salon Features:

  • Phantom screen on the aft salon door

  • Built in settees port and starboard

  • Custom drawer storage under each of the settees

  • Storage locker space fore and aft of each of the settees, as well as storage behind each seat back

  • Teak and spruce floor

  • Custom Hi-Lo, double drop-leaf table by Scott Boyle

  • Two very stable chairs custom made to be used at the galley counter or dining table


The galley has all the amenities that a cruising cook would hope for, and includes the following appliances:

  • Sub-Zero 700 TC Refrigerator with two freezer drawers below.  The lower of the two freezer drawers contains an icemaker

  • GE stainless steel LPG cook top with stainless steel pot rails all around for mounting adjustable fiddles

  • GE stainless steel 240v oven

  • GE stainless steel microwave/convection oven

  • GE trash compactor

  • GE dish washer

  • Seagull water filter

  • Light colored “Kashmir white” granite counter tops – terraced to provide dining space from the salon.  Two chairs slide up to it comfortably from the salon.  The chairs are very stable, and can be used for seating at the salon dining table.

  • 3/4hp Garbage disposal

  • Large stainless steel Blanco single bowl under-mount sink

  • Grohe faucet

  • Seagull water purifier at the galley sink

Master Stateroom

The master bed is full king size, having been widened beyond the standard dimension. 

The master has plenty of storage in drawers and hanging lockers for long term cruising or living onboard.   There are three opening ports with screens and an overhead hatch for light and ventilation.  Nightstands on either side of the bed have custom reading lights above them.  The bed is fitted with a custom mattress.

Opening portlights and an optional overhead vent hatch provide light and ventilation to the cabin.

The master stateroom has a head ensuite that includes a full sized tub with shower.  The sole in the head is mosaic tile.  And the toilet is a Tecma. The vanity counter top is granite, and there are drawers beneath it.  Opening ports in the shower also provide light and ventilation.

Guest Stateroom

The offset double berth in the guest stateroom has been widened 10”, making it a full king at the head, but still allows enough space for the nightstand inboard.  There is drawer storage under the bed, and overhead lockers port and starboard. 

To starboard, a single bunk has been added in lieu of the standard desk.  There is a large volume of storage below it as well.

Forward in the space is an ensuite head with shower, granite vanity counter top and mosaic tile sole.

The guest stateroom is one to which you would be proud to show your most esteemed guests. 

Forward Bilge Area

Below the sole in the guest stateroom is the forward bilge area.  This area takes full advantage of the 60’s considerable hull volume.  It can be used for storage, but it affords excellent maintenance access to the watermaker, hot water heater, fresh water manifold and Headhunter “Mach 5” pressure water pump, and back-up Mach-5 pump.


The pilothouse can comfortably accommodate an entire crew while underway.  Within its generous space are a day head – with Tecma toilet and vanity – as well as a sleeping “captain’s” cabin with a queen bed with custom mattress, settee and dinette table and drawer and shelf storage for books, charts and navigation equipment.

Lighting includes both white and red overhead lights.  Two Hella DC fans help to de-fog the windscreens and keep the crew comfortable.

Two Stidd helm chairs add to the ease of operation by making monitoring of the electronics, eyes on the water, or conversation on night watches comfortable.

A Norcold drinks refrigerator is installed conveniently in the pilothouse also.

Utility Room

Just inboard of the steps up to the pilothouse are steps down to the utility and engine rooms.  The utility room is at the bottom of the steps and has the Bosch Axxis model washer and dryer.  A GE chest freezer is forward in the utility room and will hold three hundred pounds of Salmon.  There is still plenty of storage volume in addition to the space occupied by the appliances.

  • Bosch clothes washer

  • Bosch clothes dryer

  • GE 7.2 cu. ft. chest freezer

  • Sole is very durable blue Lonseal

  • Large storage locker

  • Stainless steel topped workbench over the freezer

  • Portable vise mounts on work bench


Engine Room/Mechanical Systems

Nordhavn engine rooms are legendary for their space, organization, and sound attenuation.  Access to mechanical components therein is as easy as you would find on any boat.

Nordhavns in general are very comfortable boats underway.  They have proven to be or so many owners would not have completed the six million cumulative miles of trans-oceanic and other long distance passages that have been logged to date.  The centerpiece is the single John Deere 6081 main engine rated at 330 hp. The engine is connected to a smooth running five-blade propeller on a 3” Aquamet 22HS connected to a 3.9:1 reduction gear.

The main engine is configured with dry stack exhaust and a keel cooling system, consisting of a grid-like radiator on the outside of the hull.  The keel cooling system circulates the coolant mixture through the cooler and the engine jacket with a metal vane pump, eliminating the need for a raw water pump with its rubber impeller.  Raw water pump impeller failure is perhaps the most common cause of engine shut-downs.

The dry stack, keel-cooled system, along with Nordhavn’s gravity feed fuel system, create the most reliable engine system available.  In addition, the fiberglass fuel storage tanks are constructed using vinylester resin, which produces a tank that may well last the life of the boat.  Each of the tanks has a large inspection port for inspection and clean-out.  The supply pick-ups from the main engine room tanks are near the bottom forward corner of each tank.  They run to the central supply tank forward in the engine room.  The bottom of the supply tank is the lowest point of the fuel system, providing a concentrated pick-up point for the main engine and generators.  A sump in the bottom of the tank has a water sensor and drain valve installed in it.  The sump is the first line of defense against water and sediment that may have traveled to it from the storage tanks.  The use of ¾” diameter supply hoses from the storage tanks to the supply tank, and out to the main engine duplex Racor filters helps to ensure that there will not be an intermediate blockage before the fuel reaches the Racors.  If water were to accumulate in the supply tank sump, an alarm would sound in the pilothouse, allowing enough time for it to be drained off. 

A Lugger L-944-D wing engine is located aft and to starboard in the engine room.  It functions both as a “get home” engine in the event of a main engine shut down, and also powers one of two hydraulic system pumps to produce full power for maximum output to the thrusters and other hydraulic system components.

The wing engine has its own shaft and Gori folding propeller for reliable auxiliary propulsion should it be necessary.  The Nordhavn philosophy is not to use a cross-linked auxiliary propulsion system for two reasons:  one is loss of efficiency in the transfer; and two, the cause of a main engine shut down may be due to damage or fouling of the main propeller. 

The presence of the second hydraulic pump on the wing engine gives redundancy to the hydraulic system and also ensures that the wing engine is run on a regular basis.

Mechanical Systems Summary

  • John Deere 6081 main engine, 340hp at 1800 rpm (4600 hours) – Coolant, oil, oil filter, fuel filters, crank case vent filter all replaced.  Air filter cleaned.  Engine start alternator replaced.  (3/19)

  • Main engine crank shaft dampener changed in 2018

  • Lugger L-944-D 65 hp wing engine (1300 hours) – Coolant, oil, oil filter, zincs, transmission oil and filter, impeller, exhaust mixing elbow, all changed (3/19)

  • PSS shaft seals on main and wing engine shafts (bellows changed in 2015)

  • Mathers electronic controls in pilothouse, flybridge, starboard wing station on Portuguese bridge, and cockpit station at transom

  • Spurs line cutter on main propeller shaft

  • Upgraded fuel transfer pump

  • Air-conditioning system – Cruisair 86,000 btu – has reverse cycle heat function

  • ABT full hydraulic system – includes hydraulic pumps on the main and wing engines, 25 hp bow and stern thrusters, TRAC #250 stabilizer fins, Maxwell 400 windlass, 180 gpm anchor washdown pump and fixed nozzle at anchor rollers, 180 gpm emergency bilge pump, and back-up hydraulic cooling pump

  • Hydraulic system heat exchanger cleaned and zincs changed (3/19)

  • Stabilizer actuators and seals replaced (3/19)

  • Windlass serviced (3/19)

  • Sea Fire suppression system in engine room

  • Sea Fire suppression system in lazarette

  • Sea Fire suppression system in forward bilge area

  • PAE oil change system

  • US Watermaker 220v 800 gal/day watermaker with media filter (essential for Alaska cruising) serviced (4/19)

  • Spectra Newport 400 24-volt watermaker

  • Eskimo 600 ice making system installed in the lazarette feeds custom ice bin in the cockpit module

  • Uline 75F freezer in lazarette – serves well for frozen bait

The hull skin is constructed of solid fiberglass without the use of core anywhere.  It forms a keel that is internally ballasted with 8,500 lbs. of lead.

The propeller shaft exits the trailing edge of the keel into a propeller aperture formed by the keel and the propeller. The rudder is connected to the bottom of the keel with a bronze rudder shoe.   The rudder is constructed using a stainless steel rudder stock with a stainless steel web welded to it, forming an internal “back bone” for the fiber filled resin core and fiberglass skins.  The rudder has a port in it to allow shaft removal without rudder removal, saving significantly on boatyard labor.  The resultant assembly is very strong and provides very good protection for the propeller.

Electrical Systems

Daybreak has 240-volt, 60hz AC and 24-volt electrical systems, with the flexibility to operate easily in 50hz environments while cruising worldwide.


There are inlets in the forward face of the Portuguese bridge for 240-volt 50-amp “ship’s service”, and 240-volt 50-amp “air-conditioning” service and 120-volt 30-amp ship’s service for use when 240 volt service is not available.

An “iso-boost” transformer will deliver 120-volts to the service panel when only diminished 120-volt power is available.

Electrical System Features

  • 9kW Northern Lights Generator producing 240-volts and 37.5 amps – Coolant, oil, oil filter, exhaust mixing elbow, alternator belt, changed (3/19)

  • 20kW Northern Light Generator producing 240-volts and 83.3 amps – Coolant, oil, oil filter, raw water cooling pump, changed (3/19)

  • Autostart function on the 20kW generator

  • 2ea. Outback VFX3524 (3500 watt) inverter/chargers with bypass switches

  • Victron Centaur 24/100 automatic battery charger, accepts 90-265 volts AC, and 45-65 hz. Frequency, making it an ideal charger for international cruising

  • 24-volt, 175-amp alternator on main engine for house battery charging

  • 24-volt, 40-amp alternator on main engine for start battery charging

  • House bank alternator is externally regulated by a Balmar regulator

  • Mastervolt converter Mac 24/12-20 DC charger converter for 12vdc GP-31 communications battery

  • Second 24-12 volt converter for the three downrigger plugs in the cockpit

  • Wing engine and generators each have their own alternators

  • Battery Isolation and parallel switches isolate start batteries against accidental discharge

  • 8ea. 8D Lifeline AGM house batteries

  • 2ea. 4D Lifeline AGM main engine start batteries

  • 2ea. 4D Lifeline AGM wing engine start batteries

  • 2ea. GP-31 Lifeline AGM generator starting batteries

  • All batteries replaced in 2015

  • Start batteries are normally isolated from house loads, but can be paralleled

  • 2 ea. 240-volt Shorepower connections on forward face of Portuguese bridge – one is for dedicated air-conditioning service, and one is for general ship’s service

  • Shorepower connection at transom with Glendinning cord retriever system with 80’ of cord

  • Charles Iso-boost transformer on “ship’s service” shorepower system

  • 3ea. Underwater lights with bulbs that can be changed while the boat is in the water

  • Charles Isoboost transformer for low-voltage 120-volt shorepower sources

  • Most interior overhead lighting is LED.  Individually switched overhead lights are halogen

  • Outback 3500-watt inverter/charger

  • Outback 3500-watt back-up inverter/charger

  • 2ea. Victron multi-frequency (45-65hz) battery chargers adapt Daybreak for cruising in the world’s 50hz electrical environments. One is new (3/19)

  • One new charger (3/19)

  • Xantrex battery monitor installed in pilothouse for tracking battery charge and amp-hour capacity

  • LED navigation and anchor lights

  • Most interior overhead lights are LED, individually switched lights are Halogen

There is a 3500 watt Outback inverter/charger, plus a second 3500 watt Outback inverter/charger as a back-up. There is also a Victron multi-frequency (45-65hz) back-up battery charger, which can be used in 50hz environments such as Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

A Xantrex battery monitor is installed in the pilothouse for tracking battery charge condition and amp-hour capacity.


Navigation/Communication Electronics

Pilothouse –

  • Furuno SC-50 Satellite Compass (2015)

  • Furuno NMEA 0183-2000 converter (2015)

  • Furuno TZT Black box processor

  • Furuno Megawide charts for all of the Pacific, Alaska to Panama, and all of Mexico

  • Electronic charts for Canada

  • 3ea. Nauticomp Trident 19” LED displays in pilothouse panel

  • Furuno Navnet 3D Black Box with keyboard (2012)

  • Furuno Navnet 3D UHD 25kW radar with 6’ open array

  • Furuno 3D UHD 6kW radar with 4’ open array

  • Furuno Navnet depth sounder

  • Furuno black box GPS receiver

  • Furuno Navnet hub

  • Furuno FA-150 class A AIS transponder

  • 2ea. Furuno RD-33 NMEA 2000 Color digital display for displaying weather, depth, and NMEA data

  • Furuno/Airmar NMEA 2000 weather station

  • Airmar HT 200 water temperature transducer

  • Airmar converter for RD-33 to PC connection

  • Furuno depth smart sensor for RD-33

  • IBM small form factor computer w/ Windows7

  • 2ea. Comnav Commander autopilot

  • Comnav CR203 remote jog levers in pilothouse, aft control (cockpit) station, and starboard wing station

  • Comnav TS203 handheld remote

  • 2ea. Accusteer HPU 200 autopilot pumps with softshift

  • 2ea. ICOM M604 VHF with hailer

  • Comrod 23’ VHF antenna for each, the Icom 604 and the AIS

  • Rugged low-light engine room cameras (displayed in pilothouse)

  • Rugged low-light aft deck camera and mast mount cameras

  • Carlisle and Finch Xenon 200 watt 15 million candle power searchlight with joystick control

  • KVH Vsat V-3 Internet satellite phone

  • Router for Vsat

  • Iridium Satellite phone with docking station and antenna mounted on the stack

  • KVH Tracvision M-7 satellite dome antenna with master control panel and Tri-Americas LNB dual output

  • USB to serial adapter for heading into PC and laptop

  • HDMI port for laptop to video dash connection

  • HDMI to DVI cable for display to laptop

  • USB dash connector and cable

  • Cell phone boost antenna

  • Ritchie steering compass

Master Stateroom

  • Furuno 8” multi-function display visible from bed

  • Samsung   TV

  • Samsung Bluray player

Forward Stateroom

  • Samsung 22” LED TV in forward stateroom

  • Samsung Bluray player


  • Furuno RD33 data display

  • Nauticomp 15” Sunlight display for Navnet and Maxsea

  • ICOM command mic

  • ICOM HM135 handset

  • Comnav autopilot hand-held remote

Boston Whaler tender

  • Standard-Horizon VHF/Plotter/depth combination

Deck and Exterior

The deck and exterior of the “Daybreak” is designed with many functions in mind.  Forward on the foredeck is a ground tackle area where the Maxwell 4000 hydraulic windlass is mounted.  The Maxwell 4000 will easily handle the 110kg. Rocna anchor and its 400’ of ½” high-test chain (re-galvanized in 2015).

Just aft of the windlass is a molded in low bulwark that contains mud and debris that may come aboard during retrieval of the anchor.  The area around the windlass drains through deck drains to the waterline rather than through the bulwark where it would streak the hull.  There is a freeman hatch installed next to the windlass allowing full climb-in access to the anchor locker.

Moving aft, the Portuguese bridge just ahead of the pilothouse provides a secure place to stand and breaks up any solid water that might come aboard over the bow.  It also had large storage lockers accessible in the Portuguese bridge. 

Moving aft on the starboard side there are steps down to the starboard side deck secured by a high bulwark outboard.  Halfway down the side deck is a boarding door.

The starboard side deck leads to the large cockpit.  The cockpit has molded module forward that includes a bank of drawers, a sink, and a magnificent ice bin, fed by the 600 lb./day Eskimo icemaker located in the lazarette below.  The ice bin has tremendous utility for icing down freshly caught fish, chilling drinks, and especially good for preserving fresh vegetables (useful for bartering for lobsters and other commodities).

The aft control station with engine, thruster, windlass and engine controls is located inside the cockpit on the forward face of the transom, next to the transom door with its stainless steel pantograph hinges.   The transom door leads to the extended swim platform with its staple rails and diver’s type ladder.

There are side rails on the bulwark caps in the cockpit which are handy for security, hanging fenders, or for mounting a variety of accessories, including rod holders and cleaning tables among other items.  The cockpit makes a beautifully functional fishing platform, especially in concert with the wing engine used as a trolling engine.  There is plenty of room for a table and chairs to enjoy the bounty of the catch.

Moving aft from the Portuguese bridge on the port side, steps lead up to the boat deck, which is 2’ longer than that of the Nordhavn 55.  Daybreak has an upgraded Steelhead SM 1500R davit that easily handles the 13.5’ center console Boston Whaler Dauntless tender. 

Steps forward on the boat deck lead up to the flybridge with its commanding view.  The flybridge is an excellent vantage point to entering and leaving harbors and mooring grounds, and for simply enjoying a cocktail at sunset.  It has a crescent shaped settee and dinette table.  There is a folding bimini top to shade the flybridge.

Deck Features

  • 2ea. helm chairs on flybridge

  • Settee seating on flybridge

  • High pressure washdown system – pump rebuilt (4/19)

  • Salt water washdown in cockpit – a great utility for fishing

  • Steelhead SM 1750, 1,750 lb. capacity yacht crane, with 9’ to 15’ reach and

360-degree power rotation

  • 15’ Boston Whaler “Dauntless” (1994) with 2013 Yamaha 70hp outboard engine (40 hrs.)  Well-suited to salmon fishing

  • 9’ A/B Ultralight inflatable with 6hp Mercury outboard.  Well-suited for carrying up on the beach or tying-up at the dinghy dock.

  • Flopper-stopper rig for port side

  • Starboard side boarding door

  • Transom door

  • Wide swim step with diver’s ladder and staple rails

  • Three downrigger plugs mounted in cockpit.

  • Four rod holders mounted in cockpit

  • Anchor rollers greased (3/19)

Safety Equipment:

  • USCG basic gear including lifejackets, fire extinguishers, etc.

  • Sea-Safe 6-person life raft mounted in cradle with hydrostatic release

  • Sea Fire engine room fire suppression system

  • Sea Fire forward machinery space fire suppression system

  • Sea Fire Lazarette space fire suppression system

  • 180 gal/min hydraulic emergency bilge pump

  • Rule 3700 high water bilge pump with float switch and high water alarm in engine room bilge, and also in forward machinery space

  • Jabsco electric diaphragm pump with float switch

  • Edson manual bilge pump operable from inside the salon

  • Back-up tiller steering links into the rudder stock in case of hydraulic system failure

  • Large freeing ports for dewatering cockpit and weather decks

  • Storm plates for port side salon windows


  • Nordhavn Owners Manual, electrical and plumbing diagrams

  • Numerous spare parts

  • New bottom paint (3/19)

  • ABT stabilizer seals serviced (3/19)

  • Through-hulls serviced (lubed) 3/19

  • New zincs (3/19)

Art, tools, owners’ personal effects, direct TV receivers (replacements will depend upon new owners’ service provider)

DISCLAIMER 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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