Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE) has announced two new models to the Nordhavn line-up of passage making yachts.
The Nordhavn 625 will be a twist on the current Nordhavn 60 hull, and the Nordhavn 71, a modern option for those in the 65-75-foot range.
What helps keep Nordhavn at the top of its game is the continual push to move its designs forward. We have seen this in the past with the N52 (from the N47), the N60 and 63 (from the N55), the N68 (from the N64), the N76 (from the N72) and the N96 (from the 86). By refreshing existing hulls, it allows the company to efficiently introduce updated, modern offerings.
The N625 will be a combination of what’s working incredibly well for Nordhavn right now. The new model is based on the very popular Nordhavn 60 and will employ some of the same bulk production techniques used with the N41 and 51 builds.
The N625 will maintain the same footprint as the N60 but will also feel entirely different. As a result of his “cleaning up the lines”, the flybridge is slightly bigger, the windows in the cabins will be larger, and some seating has been added to the foredeck. “It will feel lighter and brighter and give a sense of a bigger boat,” he said, even though size-wise, it’s nearly identical. Like the N60 and N63 before her, the N625 will have three cabins – two below and one behind the wheelhouse.
The N625 also takes a nod from the Turkish built N41 and N51 designs, utilising a production boat-approach to ordering. She will have more equipment and features as standard, which equates to a more resourceful buy. (Not included in the standard boat are tender and soft goods.) The spec won’t be as fixed as her smaller sisters, but certainly, the boat won’t be as customisable as the 60 and 63. Offering yachts with a complete or more-complete spec provides better building efficiency as well, Leishman said.
The next available hull (#3) is offered at $US2.5 million.
The Nordhavn 71 is a brand new boat that will follow in the wake of the Nordhavn 80, providing her owners with an elegant, modern, state-of-the-art passage making yacht. The N71 is a brand new hull, created especially for those who find themselves in the upper end of the mid-size range, who desire the esthetic of one of Nordhavn’s larger yachts but want the ability to manage without crew.
Indeed, with the first three hulls committed by former owners of Nordhavn 68 or Nordhavn 60 models, the N71 seems to be filling a void. The Nordhavn 71 is available in two layouts: a three-stateroom layout with a sky lounge or a format that incorporates a fourth stateroom in place of the sky lounge. While decidedly smaller than the 80, the N71 mimics her twin model configuration, sleek lines, and advanced engineering level. She was designed with Nordhavn’s in-house Computational Fluid Dynamics program. As is the case with all long-range Nordhavns, she will have ocean-crossing capability and built to the strictest CE Certification standard for offshore use.
The cost of the N71 is about $US5 million.