|Engine 1 Make & Model||Yanmar 3YM30FV|
|Engine 1 Type||Inboard|
|Engine 1 Fuel||diesel|
|Engine 1 Year||2005|
|Engine 2 Make & Model||Lugger L668D|
|Engine 2 Type||Inboard|
|Engine 2 Fuel||diesel|
|Engine 2 Year||2005|
When describing a Nordhavn, what can one say that has not already been well stated elsewhere? Always true to their engineering and design principles of ruggedness, reliability, and safety, Nordhavn set the standard allowing a pleasure craft to cruise the world’s oceans in comfort and safety.
And that standard was set high: Nordhavns are robust in construction, and in support systems, and interiors are crafted with excellent joinery.
The addition of the optional (and super-useful!) swim platform gives Sea Browser a well-proportioned look. She makes full use of her interior living spaces with plenty of storage for extended times aboard. Everything in its place. The feeling on board is one of practicality, functionality, and livability.
Sea Browser is an ideal yacht for the cruising couple who want the reliability of a serious vessel, and the ability to cruise in comfort for long distances, or for extended periods. Capable of crossing oceans (N40-21 is the famous “Around The World” yacht), she is also wonderfully suited to cruising our home waters around the San Juans, Gulf Islands, or up and down the coast.
Being hull 48 of a very successful run, Sea Browser is well-proven and ready for the next adventure. She is stone reliable, and incredibly efficient, able to journey over 2,500 NM between fuel stops.
Begin your visit by boarding the cockpit by way of the starboard side door from the dock, or the transom door from the swim platform. The cockpit is cozy but affords room for peaceful morning coffee, afternoon fishing, or of course, evening gin and tonics.
Enter via the beefy Dutch door to the salon with adjacent galley forward and to port. Down centre-line steps to the accommodations area with guest cabin to port, head with shower stall to starboard, and master cabin forward.
The engine room is accessed from a watertight door in the guest cabin’s aft bulkhead.
Back in the salon, to the right of the accommodations stairs down, are stairs up to the pilothouse with port and starboard doors to the side decks, boat deck, and foredeck.
Whether guests are sitting or standing, all areas of the main and pilothouse decks afford outstanding views.
Except for the accommodations companionway, the cabin sole throughout is teak. Interior finishing is high quality teak with a good build up of satin varnish. The refined joinery and finish is one of the hallmark changes in these newer Mark II versions of the Nordhavn 40s. Most interior lighting has been upgraded to LED.
Accommodations are in two staterooms with the master forward and the guest cabin midships and to port.
The master cabin has an island queen berth. There are two hanging lockers and a multitude of other lockers and drawers. Everything has a place. Natural light and ventilation through two opening port lights with storm covers, and an opening overhead hatch with screen and privacy shade. There is a small settee to starboard with storage underneath. Overhead lighting in addition to two individually controlled reading lights.
Teak joinery, and finishing throughout.
The guest cabin is to port with two bunks, the lower one being quite wide. There are two drawers under the lower bunk, reading lights, overhead lights, and two opening portlights. Laundry is located in another locker within this cabin, and there is a door in the aft bulkhead to the machinery space an engine room.
The head is midship and to starboard. There are two opening portlights, storage in three lockers, plus a medicine locker, and a large shower stall with a teak grate seat, and a watertight locker.
The salon, galley and dining areas are configured in the same area as you enter from the cockpit. To starboard is a good sized built-in settee with table, storage below, and to port, a forward and aft facing dinette, also with storage below, and with a custom teak table. This really enhances the salon’s entertaining and lounging capability, and if necessary, up to seven can dine together in the salon.
Opening windows all around, with screens and storm plates.
The galley is U-shaped with an extended bullnose bending forward making the galley a large yet secure workspace. There is abundant storage in numerous drawers and lockers, and two opening port lights for natural light and fresh air, and ventilation.
Up four steps from the salon, the pilothouse can be said to be the heart of the vessel, with controls, navigation, communication, and monitoring close at hand.
One of the defining features of these newer Nordhavn 40s is the larger pilothouse windows, improving not only visibility, and hence safety, but also, the larger windows improve the look of the vessel. And of course, these afford expansive views in almost a 270 degree area for relaxing and enjoying the sea scapes and for safety when docking, maneuvering, or watching for logs and other debris while underway.
The pilothouse settee and table is a comfortable space from which to take in these views. It is a preferred space for owners and guests, whether underlay or at rest.
To port and starboard are heavy aluminum Dutch doors to the side decks, foredeck, and aft to the boat deck.
The soft two-tone inlaid non-skid in there decks reduce glare.
The cockpit is not large, but there is room to fish, or for a couple of teak chairs. And there are two molded seats aft. There is a boarding gate aft to the swim platform, and another starboard to a dock. The addition of the optional swim platform not only adds balance and proportion to the boat’s lines, but of course, it also serves getting people and gear in and out of the tender much more easily and safely. At a dock, with this swim platform, the boat an be docked port or starboard to and boarding is easy from either side.
The port and starboard side decks are accessed from the pilothouse doors.
Going forward is the Portuguese bridge, appreciated by the seasoned sailor for added protection from breaking seas.
Out the starboard side pilothouse door to the side decks, and aft up a few steps to Sea Browser’s boat deck. Here is the tender, and crane, and more room for other optional cruising toys and needs like kayaks, crabbing and prawning gear, liferaft…
Navigation is mainly guided by two separate PCs, each running an independent set of Coastal Explorer software by Rose Point. Coastal Explorer is full featured, and easy to learn and use.
AC and DC power services the vessel through circuit breaker panels with appropriate voltage and ampere gauges. 110VAC is provided by 50 Amp shore connection, by the genset, or, based on available house bank battery power, through the inverter.
At sea, the batteries are charged by engine or generator driven alternators and while at a dock, by the inverter / charger via shorepower.
The machinery space is another area where Nordhavn’s solid engineering is on display. It is a practical space with robust equipment and lots of room for Sea Browser’s mechanical systems. It is clean and well-organized making maintenance less a chore.
Motive power is provided by the rugged and reliable 6 cylinder Lugger LP668D, naturally aspirated and keel-cooled with a dry stack exhaust. Approximately 3,064 hours. This is a proven dependable heavy duty set up “as problem free as you will find”. (Chris Jeffries, Motor Boat and Yachting, October 2015).
As problem free as this Lugger set up is, there is an auxiliary Yanmar 3YM30FV wing engine with under 60 hours and Martec folding propeller.
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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.