Hull no: 71
Sales office: Nordhavn Yachts Southwest
Salesman: Larry Gieselman
Factory: South Coast
Shipping port: San Diego, CA
Commissioning location: Dana Point, CA
Flybridge or Non-flybridge: Flybridge
Single or Twin engines: Single dry stack with get home engine
Layout: The owners of "Elisel" have always loved the Nordhavn 63 hallway layout which features an easy , all-on-one-level, anytime access to the forward cabin as well as a larger pilothouse that can accommodate twin helm chairs and more room for electronics. In addition, they really wanted the exterior of a Nordhavn 60 that has a flybridge, like their previous Nordhavn 47, that can accommodate a larger dinghy on the aft boat deck. Hence PAE blended the best of both worlds and built for them the Norhavn 60, "Elisel", with the exterior and interior that satisfied all their needs.
Other features include:
Custom work/utility room forward of engine
Washer/dryer located across from galley
Nordhavn 60 pilothouse with forward stairway removed and semi custom arrangement with dual helm chairs
Owners' residence: Camarillo, California
Customers' background: The owners of " Elisel" purchased a Nordhavn 47 from PAE in the early days when that model was first introduced. After cruising that boat for several years, they explored returning to sailboat cruising and purchased a new 51 foot Passport. The lack of comfort underway in long distance cruising in a sailboat combined with the work required to operate a cruising sailboat was the catalyst needed to return to the Nordhavn designs. After viewing Nordhavn 60, hull# 67, that layout and design was the perfect choice for their needs and "Elisel" is a close duplicate of that boat.
Customers' cruising plans: The owners have departed for Mexico and will cruise to the Pacific Northwest the spring of 2018. They plan to stay in Seattle and Canada with summer expeditions to Alaska for several years.
Boat Features: Larger extended salon with three large salon windows port and starboard; extended dinghy boat deck able to easily accommodate a 15-foot tender; fiberglass flybridge hardtop; large Firemagic BBQ with console in cockpit; teak interior; custom layout in MSR; new style guest stateroom forward; Hurricane diesel heating; large capacity water maker; extensive electronics package.