This line of true, ocean-going passagemakers is offered by Pacific Asian Enterprises in Dana Point, California, which closely supervises the production of the power yachts in Taiwan.
Nordhavns are full-displacement motor vessels with exceptional range and seakeeping ability. Each model–from the Nordhavn 40 on the low end to the 120-foot flagship–is built stout and tough and designed to punch through heavy head seas and track down swell as if on rails. Nordhavns attract owners with serious cruising plans, those who are extremely comfortable traveling blue water for extended periods of time. These owners are proud of the Nordhavn history, too. In 1989, for instance, the Nordhavn N46 debuted as the first production passagemaker. More than 80 of those groundbreaking hulls were sold. Today, many of those boats continue to carry their current owners to all corners of the globe.
The Nordhavn 64 draws on many of the elements of other Nordhavn designs, but it is also uniquely beautiful and elegant in its own special way. The generous interior volume is made possible by the relatively high bow and extra freeboard of the overall design. After extensive tank testing and actual sea trials of its various models, P.A.E. determined that there is no downside to adding more freeboard to its designs as long as weight is kept low. Beyond the obvious advantage of providing more volume below, there are sea-keeping advantages to the high bow and deck level. The bow provides extra buoyancy when punching into large head seas, and the deck takes on less green water in high seas. Because the added height provides more volume below the cabin sole, the engine, fuel tanks and water tanks are positioned very low, ensuring superior stability. P.A.E. is able to use its bulletproof 'gravity feed' fuel system, which has proven to be extremely reliable and easy to use. Corrosion-free fiberglass fuel tanks feature human-sized inspection plates, adding to the trouble free, long-term service of the vessel. The Nordhavn 64's commercial-like pilothouse is located amidships for minimal motion at sea and provides excellent, 360-degree visibility. Two full-sized helm chairs put the captain and mate comfortably in command of their ship, with all electronics and controls within sight and reach. Aft of the helm chair, a settee and table, elevated for superior visibility, will seat four crewmembers. Beneath the settee are full-sized chart drawers and additional storage. Above and aft of the settee is a double-sized pilot berth, perfect for the off-watch crew on long passages. The standard Nordhavn 64 is provided with a spacious flying bridge. Located directly over the pilothouse, it will be the social center in fair weather. The flying bridge is equipped with a U shaped settee and table seating four, a Norcold drinks refrigerator and a Stidd helm seat. With a waterline of just under 60-feet, the Nordhavn 64 has a high cruise speed of 10.3 knots under full load conditions. At this speed, she has a range of 1600 nautical miles.
20 ft 4 in
6 ft 10 in
Length at Waterline
59 ft 2 in
As with all Nordhavns, the main saloon opens directly to the aft cockpit, effectively expanding the living area to the outside. The asymmetrical cabin allows for a wider main saloon and features a wide side deck on the starboard side. There are two seating areas featuring settees and tables as well as a large lounge chair. A 42" plasma TV installed on a hide-away lift system is standard as is a Bose sound system. Three bar chairs face the pass-through counter top in the galley, which is just forward of the saloon. The galley rivals today's finest gourmet kitchen with its full-sized home-style appliances, abundant storage cabinets and generous counter space. Standard equipment includes a Sub Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, a 4-burner Thermadore stove and oven, a GE microwave/convection oven, a GE trash compactor, Miele dishwasher and GE top-load freezer. The owner's stateroom is located amidships, where the motion is minimal during passages and at anchor. A king sized, walk-around berth, two huge hanging lockers, a desk area and a master head finished with a tiled sole competes with the finest hotel suite. The two guest staterooms forward, one with a double berth and one with twins, share a large head.
Main propulsion is provided by a Detroit Diesel 400 hp diesel engine that turns a 3 1/2 ?inch Aquamet shaft via a 3:43:1 reduction Twin Disc transmission. This amount of reduction allows the 42? 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. A Lugger 668 wing engine with its own shaft, folding prop, fuel system and battery is designed to move the N64 at 4-5 knots in normal conditions and to make headway in rough seas should an emergency cause a loss of power from the main engine or power train.