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Jeff Merrill, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) and Ray Danet, have extensive product knowledge of the trawler market and has intimate knowledge of the Nordhavn 55 in general and South By West specifically. Please contact listing brokers, Jeff Merrill, CPYB or Ray Danet for additional information or to schedule a viewing appointment to inspect South By West.
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|NAME:||SOUTH BY WEST|
|TYPE:||Long range passage maker with flybridge and enclosed pilothouse|
|HULL COLOR:||Yellow Gelcoat|
|BOTTOM PAINT:||Dark Brown|
|REGISTRY:||United States Coast Guard documented|
|BUILDER:||P.A.E./South Coast – Xiamen, China|
|HULL MATERIAL:||Solid Fiberglass|
|DISPLACEMENT:||124,500 lbs. / 56.47 MT|
|BALLAST:||8,500 lbs. / 3.86 MT|
|RANGE:||2,761 miles @ 8.5 knots|
|SPEED:||Cruise 8.5, Top 9.7 knots|
|LOA:||61’0” / 18.59M|
|LWL:||50’1” / 15.27M|
|BEAM:||18’0” / 5.49M|
|DRAFT:||Minimum 5’9” / 1.75M. Maximum 6’6” / 1.98M|
|C/P:||Prismatic Coefficient n/a|
|AIR DRAFT:||37’0" / 11.28M to top of antennas|
|MAIN ENGINE:||Lugger 1276A 340HP (Main hours: 2650)|
|EXHAUST:||Dry stack, keel cooled|
|TRANSMISSION:||Twin Disc MG5091SC 2.95:1 reduction gear|
|WING ENGINE:||Lugger L984D 70 HP (Wing hours: 430)|
|THRUSTERS:||ABT hydraulic 25 HP for bow and stern|
|STABILIZERS:||ABT TRAC 250 digital active fins, anchor flopper stoppers on both sides|
|ELECTRICAL:||60 Hertz – US style|
|GENERATOR:||Northern Lights 20 kW (Generator hours: 3310)|
|INVERTER:||Xantrex SW series|
|CLIMATE CONTROL:||Cruisair Air conditioning|
|WINDLASS:||Maxwell 3500 hydraulic|
|CRANE:||Aritex 1500 pound|
|TENDER:||Nautica RIB 13.5’ with Yamaha four stroke 60 HP outboard|
|NAV/COM:||Extensive, redundant. Primarily Furuno and Simrad|
|FUEL:||2,250 gallons / 8,517L (4 fiberglass, 1 aluminum)|
|HOLDING BLACK:||120 gallons / 454L|
|HOLDING GRAY:||110 gallons / 416L|
|FRESH WATER:||600 gallons / 2,271L|
|STATEROOMS:||(3) Master, Guest, Captain|
|HEADS:||(3) Raritan Atlantes freshwater toilets|
|GALLEY:||Propane stove and oven|
|INTERIOR STONE:||Granite and Marble|
There has been a rapid turnover of Nordhavn 55’s in the past year as buyers are snapping them up shortly after they become available. Don’t wait too long, South By West may be the next to sell and is definitely worth a trip to inspect in person if you are looking for the best value Nordhavn 55 available.
SOUTH BY WEST – HULL NUMBER 7
The Nordhavn 55 design is a very large yacht. Measuring nearly 62’ overall she is a hefty yacht with a lot of headroom and a large freeboard balanced by appropriate ballast to keep her on her feet underway. Her systems engineering benefits from the hundreds of ocean crossing Nordhavns who precede her and you will be hard pressed to find a better built boat than a Nordhavn anywhere. And speaking of anywhere, that’s exactly where she is built to take you…comfortably and economically. There is something to say about the advantages of buying a proven boat that has already been out exploring, it provides peace of mind and reassurance.
ACCOMMODATIONS & LAYOUT:
MAIN SALOON AND GALLEY:
You can board the Nordhavn 55 from the extended swim platform which leads to a centered cockpit door or from her starboard side deck. When you enter the saloon you will be impressed by the amount of space and luxurious appointments. The cherry joinery is beautiful and includes cherry and spruce soles along with cherry surfaces where normally you see laminate. This magnificently appointed interior includes many subtle improvements, like crown moldings and additional handrails. You will appreciate her leisure comforts and upon close inspection see that the built in flat screen television is installed forward in the galley counter – easy to enjoy while dining or traveling. This large saloon is great for relaxing and dining seated on comfortable cushions wrapped with ultra leather. There is a custom ordered 7’ sofa to starboard in lieu of the typical chairs many other 55’s have. The saloon features a large oversized permanent cherry dinette table with starburst pattern and high gloss varnish surface to port with L-shaped settee (abundant storage beneath the seating). Indirect rope lighting concealed in the valances provides great ambient light. There are also tinted windows to enhance privacy.
The saloon transitions into an elegant galley that is a barely noticeable two steps down and features all of the essential galley appliances. There is excellent ventilation in the galley provided by an opening port light outboard. There are plenty of overhead and under counter lockers and drawers for storing everything you need in a proper seagoing galley. This is a working galley where two people can share the counter space and the cherry and spruce floor along with drawers on stainless sliders provides a practical touch, one of many little well thought out delights you will find as you continue to learn more about South By West.
At the forward end of the saloon you ascend a flight of steps to arrive in the wheelhouse, or you can open a cabin door that leads to the master stateroom. Also off the galley is a stairway down that leads to the engine room via the utility room (which boasts a top load freezer and separate front loading clothes washer and clothes dryer).
Entering the Master by continuing forward from the galley makes for a single level layout that is one of the most appealing features of the 55 design (with both of the master stateroom doors open you have all of the living spaces essentially on one level). For privacy the Galley to Master door can be closed and then other crew aboard would go up and down through the pilothouse stairs to reach the forward Guest cabin. The large 7’ long island berth in the Master runs athwartship providing plenty of walking space, bed stand counters on both sides as well as two hanging lockers. There is an upholstered soft headboard. The large flat screen television on the starboard inboard bulkhead perpendicular to the bed is trimmed with cherry wood. There are opening port lights outboard to port and the Master stateroom, like the rest of the living spaces, is comfortably air-conditioned. A special opening hatch forward ducts to the Portuguese bridge walk way providing natural light and creating a protected air flow…a huge plus at anchor.
The Master connects to a large Head to starboard, which includes an oversized custom shower (in lieu of the standard bath tub) another first and one that was often copied. This is a spacious room featuring a nice head, proper sink and marble counter. There are mirrors, drawers, a medicine locker and plenty of room for his and hers toiletries. Elegant tile floors add a decorative flair. The shower has granite flooring, trim and seating.
The Nordhavn 55 Wheelhouse is huge and the view is spectacular. There is an expansive navigation console with overhead panels and below window dash panels logically outfitted with all of the necessary control panels needed to operate South By West. The upgraded high-back Stidd helm chair is the best seat in the house creating a very comfortable perch for your time on watch. The windows and outboard Dutch Doors are all Diamond Sea/Glaze commercial strength. A large L-shaped bench seat fronted by a beautiful cherry table makes this location the perfect place for “back seat” drivers and ideal for catching a bite to eat while enjoying the incredible panoramic view. All of the panels are varnished cherry, no laminate.
The helm dash features a large vertical 30” teak destroyer steering wheel. The main engine, wing engine and generator control panels are positioned for straight forward monitoring as are all of the other key systems display heads. There is a practical electric island that extends aft from the starboard side of the dash area and houses all of the DC and AC breakers plus the air conditioning select breakers and more. All of the ships electrical distribution panels are hinged for access to wiring.
South By West was ordered with the upgraded Lugger main engine and Lugger wing engine. For docking convenience she has ABT hydraulic bow and stern thrusters with proportional control joy sticks.
South By West is maneuvered with the convenient installation of two outside docking stations on the Portuguese bridge (plus the fly bridge) which include MMC electric controls for the main engine plus joy sticks for the bow and stern thrusters. There is an extensive collection of navigational electronics selected to include all necessities for long range coastal cruising and ocean passages.
All the way aft along the port side of the wheelhouse is an isolated captain’s cabin, ideally situated as a third stateroom that includes a wide double bed and storage. This cabin is situated conveniently near the action while at the same time secluded in privacy. There are also blinds on the windows.
Pilothouse Day Head:
Aft to starboard is one of the best features of the 55, a pilothouse head with toilet and sink for use by the captain and/or on watch crew. It also serves as a convenient day head due to its’ close proximity to the saloon.
Fronting the pilothouse is a Portuguese bridge deck from which you can go up and aft to port to reach the boat deck and flybridge, or out to starboard for a quick forward turn to the foredeck or face aft to walk along the covered side deck on your way back to the cockpit.
The wheelhouse has a nicely curved staircase forward that leads to the master and guest staterooms. This stairwell is beautifully varnished cherry with a stainless steel handrail. The stairwell includes lockers outboard to starboard.
All the way forward in the boat is a cleverly designed cabin with a centerline bulkhead that separates a double bed to port from an office desk and swivel chair to starboard. There are two doors forward to the head and shower. The stateroom has a centerline divider which includes a double sliding door for sleeping privacy to port and also boasts a swinging portion forward that, when pivoted forward to starboard, converts this entire area into one large suite. The bed to port will sleep two and there is a flat screen television mounted on the forward bulkhead.
The forward head has an overhead hatch and two cabin doors. A marble counter with sink and a cavernous medicine cabinet is located to starboard. A good sized shower and bi-fold door and a Raritan freshwater toilet are separated by a nice tile floor.
Beneath the guest stateroom is huge equipment and storage cellar, a “hidden” area that is accessed by a hinged floor hatch. You descend a sturdy ladder to find the bow thruster forward and all of the ship’s fresh water components including water heater, two fresh water pumps (24V and 110V), water maker and an extensive fresh water manifold system. This is a great storage area divided into four chambers. The forward bow chamber is the location for the bow thruster. Chamber two includes custom shelves for storing small containers and spares. The third/entrance chamber has conveniently positioned breakers for the windlass plus storage shelves. The Village Marine water maker (800gal ) per day) is also installed here. This entire area is set up like a work shop and features additional storage. The overhead has upgraded aluminum paneling. There is a (30) bottle wine cooler storage in the fourth chamber.
Descending the curved stairway from the Galley you arrive in the Utility room. This is a forward antechamber for the engine room and includes a top load freezer and separate front loading Bosch clothes washer and front loading Bosch clothes dryer outboard on each side.
The engine room is fronted by a thick gasketed Diamond Sea Glaze door with inspection window. The large Lugger 1276A primary engine is on centerline. Immediately to starboard upon entry is the gravity fed supply tank which receives fuel from the four main fuel tanks and distributes to the main engine and the generator (note: the wing engine has its own supply tank). On the starboard fuel tank bulkhead the plumbing manifolds for fuel return and fuel transfer are neatly arranged. There is also an oil change system installed. The port outboard bulkhead comprises the mounting location for the extensive hydraulics package. The engine room also includes a Sea Fire fire suppression system. There is a proprietary dual inlet seachest located on centerline beneath the main engine shaft which provides cooling water for the wing engine, generator, air conditioning, etc. Aft on the starboard side is the Lugger wing engine and day tank.
Aft to port is the Northern Lights 20kW generator. The floor panels are designed with removable lids in key areas for access to service and inspection. All the way aft is a door to the lazarette which is a great feature since it provides underway access to the steering, inverter and batteries without having to go on deck. The spaciousness in the engine room for getting around and observing provides the crew with areas to stand and/or sit making this vital area of the boat extraordinarily inviting.
Located beneath the aft deck cockpit, the lazarette is accessed via a massive fiberglass deck hatch (or can be “tunneled” to from the engine room). The dual hydraulic steering is located aft and there is also an emergency tiller mounted. There are several through hulls – all easy to get to. Xantrex SW series inverter/battery charger, Dolphin charger, Lifeline batteries, stern thruster, air conditioning and davit control motor are all neatly installed for secure operation. This important space is protected by a built in Sea Fire system. This lazarette is a working space that is easy to get around in for routine maintenance and inspection. There are even underwater lights!
South By West was ordered with the optional swim platform extension that makes for a great platform behind the cockpit allowing a nice dock for arriving by dinghy, a great place to jump in for a swim and a convenient way to board the boat via dock from either side. The swim step platform also features a hot/cold freshwater shower for convenient washing off. Teak decking!
COCKPIT and STARBOARD SIDE DECK:
The cockpit allows an area for relaxing and also incorporates a nice curved stairway up to the boat deck. Forward there is a fiberglass console with a sink and locker. A removable awning provides extra shade as needed. Access to the lazarette is provided by a huge hatch and you can also walk forward on the covered starboard side deck all the way to the foredeck. There are at anchor flopper stoppers mounted port and starboard. There is a boarding door aft and also one amidships on the starboard side for easy dock traffic mobility. More teak decking!
The Foredeck is entered from the centerline of the Portuguese bridge via a beautifully engineered hinged door. You have shore power connections up here and a field of deck hatches which provide natural airflow into the forward stateroom and head. Fresh water hose bib in the Foredeck entry way door steps. There is a factory installed boarding door on starboard side of Portuguese bridge deck. The ground tackle arrangement allows for two anchors and includes an electric windlass, secondary deck pipe for anchor two and a cavernous chain locker secured by a commercial grade Freeman hatch. Two full length sun pads have been added for the enjoyment of the owners and guests.
The boat deck, where the tender is stored, is accessed by ascending the stairway from the cockpit or by coming aft along the port side from the pilothouse. This large deck is directly over the saloon and provides a huge landing pad for the ships tender. There is an Aritex crane installed for launching and retrieving the 13.5’ Nautica rigid inflatable with 60HP Yamaha outboard.
Forward to starboard is a fiberglass deck box which contains an aluminum gasoline fuel tank and dispensing nozzle with pump for easy refills of the launch.. A pressure washer has been installed in the dry stack access locker.
Clearly a highlight of the 55 is the view from the flybridge, this is a wonderful place to operate the yacht and also a great place to relax and enjoy your anchorage. There are two upgraded Stidd helm chairs forward of a fiberglass lunch table with built in bench. All essential Navigation gear is installed for simplicity of operation underway and this is actually an ideal place to get a great perspective while docking. Navigation gear includes the Simrad autopilot, GPS, Icom VHF, Ritchie compass, intercom, stereo, search light pad, Furuno 15” chart plotter and more. There is a stainless steel canvas wrapped Bimini top to keep the sun and rain away. The storage area underneath the forward coaming is huge. A small fridge/ice maker and sink make entertaining easy.
CUSTOM FEATURES & EQUIPMENT THAT ARE INCLUDED WITH SOUTH BY WEST
MACHINERY AND FUEL SYSTEM FEATURES:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FEATURES:
GALLEY, LAUNDRY AND PLUMBING FEATURES:
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS, WHEELHOUSE FEATURES:
43. Lugger main engine has auxiliary panel
44. ABT TRAC active fins stabilizer panel
45. Lewmar chain counter
46. Mathers electronic engine controls for main engine – pilothouse, flybridge, cockpit, port and starboard wing
HULL, DECK, COCKPIT & FLYBRIDGE ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT:
INTERIOR ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT:
SOUTH BY WEST - UPGRADES DURING OWNERSHIP
South By West is a USCG documented and registered vessel with US duty paid. The hull and topsides have been cleaned and waxed on a regular basis. All of the systems are proven and her equipment is sound. If you are in the market for an outstanding long-range passage maker at an exceptional price please give South By West a very close look. An extensive photo inventory of South By West is available by request.
ASKING PRICE: $1,195,000.00 LOCATION: Stuart, FL
Since January of 2016 the owners have made a renewed commitment to service and maintenance making sure the hull has been waxed, teak decks scrubbed and interior detailed (including machinery spaces). Recent work completed aside from weekly maintenance visits, bi-monthly exterior cleaning, annual bottom painting, and twice yearly exterior waxing is outlined below.
Please contact listing broker Jeff Merrill directly to learn more and to schedule a visit aboard.
Brokers, this listing is available for co-brokerage at 50/50. Courtesy showings are available by appointment after signed co-op. Subject to appropriate licensing (CA/FL) where required.
Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct, but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to – Paintings, Diving gear, Kayak, Tools (tool box remains), Drogue, Hookah, Paddle Board, Windsurf Boards and Binoculars. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Details regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel have been obtained from sources believed reliable, but the owner and brokers cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or the condition of the vessel. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his/her agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.
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