“Sequel” (ex-Eden) is a well-proven veteran of a trans-Pacific crossing from the US west coast to Australia. She is a flybridge model, and although she is a 2006 model, electronics were updated in 2012/2013. She has been very attentively looked after by her current owners. “Sequel” comes to market as her owners wait for the completion of their new larger Nordhavn.
For more information please contact:
Paul Hutton: 949.496.4848 (office), 949.547.0607 (cell) or email@example.com
Don Kohlmann: 206.223.3624 (office), 206.708.5770 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The reputation of the Nordhavn 47 as an open ocean passage making yacht is well established by now, given hundreds of thousands of cumulative miles logged all over the world. The 47 has a number of the attractive features of the larger Nordhavn models including an engine room with generally full standing headroom in many of the maintenance locations, a door connecting the engine room with the lazarette, a 220-volt electrical system, full size galley, and separate laundry appliances, and a deep bulwark shielding the starboard side deck. In addition Sequel has the optional flybridge for that exceptional vantage point when entering a new harbor, a narrow passage, or picking your way through coral heads, oh – and, then there are cocktails at sunset.
Sequel comes to market as her owners wait for the completion of their new Nordhavn 52. When reading through these specifications, please note the age of many of the key electronics, the presence of redundant nav computers and software (2015), and the battery banks (2014). Also note the copious amount of spare parts from fuel filters to steering components. Whether or not you are planning a trans-oceanic voyage across the south Pacific, as her previous owners did, or to simply have the ability to be self-sufficient for weeks, holed up in a scenic fjord in Alaska, Sequel is equipped to be your vessel or shelter.
ACCOMMODATIONS & LAYOUT
MAIN SALON AND GALLEY
Enter from the cockpit through the aft door into the salon, the door is a Dutch door, especially functional for allowing in fresh air while not pulling engine exhaust into the cabin in the turbulence of the superstructure. The dry stack exhausts high above the slipstream.
To starboard is a crescent shaped settee with a pedestal mounted dinette table. The settee is upholstered in Ultraleather, and becomes a very comfortable sea berth underway. To port are two Ekornes “Stressless” reclining chairs with ottomans, among the most comfortable found anywhere. A Samsung TV is secured to the forward facet of the settee top for easy viewing anywhere in the salon, although some might prefer the view outside through the large, but strong salon windows. The side windows of the salon have clear storm plates to cover them for long offshore passages. The storm plates also afford a surprising amount of insulation the winter season.
Forward, the salon connects nicely with the galley, helping to create a convivial environment in both areas. The galley features ample workspace, helped by the efficient layout of the double stainless steel sinks under- mounted outboard in the corner of the granite countertops. The sinks also include an Insinkerator garbage disposal. The galley is also fitted with full size appliances, including a Sub-Zero full size refrigerator with two freezer drawers. Outboard of the refrigerator is a GE gas cooktop, and a GE electric oven. Above the stove is a GE Monogram microwave oven. A Broan trash compactor rounds out the galley appliance complement. To starboard, just across from the galley are separate GE washer and dryer, enclosed in their locker by a louvered door.
Up five steps from the forward end of the salon is the pilothouse. The pilothouse layout is designed so that activity therein has a minimal affect on other areas of the interior and vice versa – activity in the galley by the on-watch crew will have minimal affect on the pilothouse and staterooms. The pilothouse has all of the amenities essential for crew comfort – an adjustable Stidd helm chair affording a good view outside as well as the instrument array, a settee and dinette, as the pilothouse also becomes the crew gathering place on passage, and a watch berth up and aft of the dinette settee.
Sequel has all of the quality of equipment, redundancy, and vessel monitoring systems desired in a passage making yacht. Although she is a 2006 model Nordhavn 47, please pay particular attention to the recent updates in her nav/com equipment specification:
Navigation and Communication Electronics
Vessel Monitoring System
Other Pilothouse Features
Down a set of steps is a landing for access to the guest stateroom forward, and the master stateroom aft.
The guest stateroom has a double bed offset to port and a desk to starboard. There are overhead hatches and opening ports to provide lots of natural light and fresh air. In addition the cabin has its own air conditioning unit. A pull-out pipe berth creates additional sleeping space above the double bed especially for kids and their friends.
There is storage throughout the cabin, including overhead lockers with a surprising amount of volume, hanging locker space and drawers in the desk joinerwork.
The desk has its own swing-out chair, and is a great central location for the ship’s manuals and paperwork.
The ensuite head is very efficiently located forward of the stateroom. The shower has comfortable headroom and a bi-fold door. The vanity has a granite counter top and Kohler sink. There is locker storage throughout the head.
The master stateroom is aft from the landing. The queen bed is pretty close to the centerline oriented fore and aft. Below the bed are drawers, and there is also additional storage space accessed by lifting the top of the bed.
Two hanging lockers make live-aboard situations practical. One is forward and outboard to port and the other behind sliders aft of it.
Engine room access is through a full-height insulated and gasketed aluminum door aft and to starboard of the bed. The door provides effective sound and also air insulation from the engine room.
The master head is ensuite to the stateroom and features a comfortable sized shower, granite topped vanity, and lots of storage. There are opening ports and an extraction blower for fresh air and moisture control.
The engine room on the Nordhavn 47 is remarkable for its headroom and mechanical space organization. The Nordhavn maintenance strakes, which add volume to the hull around the engine to both flatten the propeller shaft angle for increase efficiency, and also increase the headroom around the engine for much easier access all around the engine and peripheral systems, including fuel filters and selector valves. Further aft, though the headroom decreases, there is still plenty of it to access the maintenance and inspection points of the wing engine and generator. Both DC dome lighting and AC fluorescent lighting serve the space well.
The Nordhavn gravity feed fuel system is well-proven, very reliable, and easily managed. There are two 700 gallon fiberglass storage tanks that plumbed to a 70-gallon aluminum supply tank. The supply tank feeds the main engine and the generator. In addition, the supply tank has several more functions than a standard tubular supply manifold. It functions to:
All the way aft in the engine room is another aluminum, gasketed door for access to the lazarette, providing an easy and secure path to inspect the steering gear and other components installed there.
The engine room also has an automatic fire suppression system with manual override.
Engine and Mechanical System
The lazarette is where the steering ram foundation, steering ram components, auto pilot pumps, some of the batteries, and the high-current DC bus are all found. The lazarette is accessible through the large deck hatch in the cockpit as well as through the aft engine room door, below.
The cockpit is designed specifically for offshore cruising. It is large enough to create plenty of utility but also drains quickly through large freeing ports at the base of the high bulwarks created by the transom and the starboard side deck bulwark. There is plenty of room to accommodate chairs and a table, and a rail mounted barbecue. There are two lockers on the inboard face of the transom – to port is the vented propane locker with three translucent 20lb. propane tanks. One is dedicated to the barbecue with a detachable hose that can be coiled and stowed in the locker. The other two are connected to a switchable regulator to supply the galley stove. There is a shut-off solenoid in the propane locker controlled from a switch panel in the galley. In all there is enough propane to last for a year of regular use. Propane is a safe efficient fuel when the system is properly installed. The propane fueled galley cooktop obviates the need to run a generator just to cook a meal.
To starboard is a general storage locker for cleaning items or anything desired to be close at hand. Between the two lockers in the transom is a boarding door that opens out onto the swim step. A cockpit shower is mounted next to the transom door. There are port, starboard, and centerline hawse pipes with integral cleats as well. The centerline hawse pipe is especially effective at tucking the stern in close to the dock given the nearly horizontal angle of the mooring line tethered to it.
STARBOARD SIDEDECK AND PORTUGUESE BRIDGE
The cockpit connects securely to the foredeck via the starboard side deck inside a high bulwark. Part way forward along the side deck is a starboard side boarding door hinged into the bulwark. Further forward and up a few steps is the multi-functional Portuguese bridge with a door to starboard for easy foredeck access and a secure bulwark around the forward face of the pilothouse. There are two storage lockers on the inboard face of the Portuguese bridge and two deck lockers on the forward side, all adding up to voluminous at-hand storage space for mooring lines, cords, etc.
BOATDECK AND FLYBRIDGE
Continuing around the Portuguese bridge to the port side and along the pilothouse there is access to the boat deck. The boat deck is the best place to store the tender, even two perhaps. Sequel has a 1,500 lb. Steelhead davit for easy launching and retrieval of a tender (not included in the sale, but a nice set of Weaver chocks are). There is also a lot of utility on the boat deck where additional storage deck boxes may be installed. With the tender launched it also turns into a lounge deck.
There are kayak racks mounted outboard on the boat deck railings complete with two Wilderness Systems kayaks (included).
There are those days when there is no better place to be than on the flybridge. On the operational side the vantage point for maneuvering in tight or unfamiliar areas, or docking is superb. Sequel also has a very nice electronics complement installed there.
The foredeck also has some unique Nordhavn design features. Forward in the ground tackle handling area, is a raised bulwark in the deck designed to contain any debris that may come off the anchor chain to prevent it from running aft. That section of deck is fitted with two drains to direct the water all the way to the waterline eliminating residues streaking the topsides. Also in the same area, is a Freeman commercial-grade aluminum hatch large enough to allow a man to enter the chain locker to tend to ground tackle or service windlass components.
At the stemhead is an anchor platform with two anchor rollers and channels. The 55kg Rocna is a favorite in the Pacific Northwest where deep anchoring is regularly done. The all chain (360'x 3/8") rode lends itself to hands free anchoring operations. There are two foot switches forward, a Maxwell Auto Anchor control in the pilothouse, and a toggle switch control on the flybridge.
Further aft on the face of the Portuguese bridge bulwark are multiple shore power connections presenting convenient connections whether bow or stern in.
Shore Power Connections
Fuel, Water, and Waste Systems
Entertainment and Connectivity
Boat is currently equipped as represented
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