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2010 Nordhavn Long Range Passagemaker

Marlborough Sounds


"MV Skope" is hull number 48 of the hugely successful N55 model. She is quite
possibly the most well equipped N55 ever built, and is also quite possibly the
most cared for meticulously and proudly maintained N55 on the water. She has
been maintained and operated absolutely without regard for cost, by a
professional Captain/Engineer, who is one of New Zealand's most experienced
offshore mariners. The Nordhavn 55 was designed to provide maximum comfort
underway while living aboard during extended cruises. The generous interior
volume is made possible by the relatively high bow and high freeboard of the
design. And "MV Skope" has been equipped with an extensive list of the highest
quality Retail Options, all designed to enhance the safety, comfort and style of
the owner and his family. Exceptionally low hours on all engine room appliances,
coupled with a rigorous maintenance schedule, ensure that "MV Skope's" new
owner will be assured of trouble free and peace of mind boating for many years
into the future. "MV Skope features the stunning optional 'all white' gelcoat, her
gleaming 'Supershield White' topsides and superstructure, offset by a dark blue
'whale stripe' draw admiration wherever she goes. Whether it's long trans-ocean
voyages, or short coastal cruises, the ABT Trac active stabilization keeps your
passages comfortable. With powerful hydraulic bow thruster and stern thrusters,
and four control stations, she is a dream to operate, allowing for easy
manoeuvring in tight anchorages and marinas. Redundant systems, high-end
domestic appliances and an impressive array of electronics were installed to
reach and enjoy the most remote destinations in safety and style. "MV Skope" is
one of a very few Nordhavn 55's currently available on the brokerage market.
These models are traditionally closely held by families for long periods, so the
opportunity to secure a very low hours, well sorted vessel should be seriously
considered. No expense was spared on her original build order. From the factory
she came highly upgraded with multiple custom additions inside and out,
including the popular forward VIP centre line double guest cabin arrangement,
and the factory GRP built extended swim platform. One of Nordhavn's most
popular models, the N55 appeals to those looking for a motoryacht offering the
most modern of conveniences and enhanced living arrangements, while still
maintaining superior seakeeping qualities. "MV Skope" is fully imported into New
Zealand, with all Taxes and Duties paid. For New Zealand buyers, these taxes
follow the boat and add value to it because the new buyer (and the next buyer
after that) does not have to pay those taxes again. This next paragraph is for
Americans and/or USD buyers: With the strong US Dollar, you could purchase
"MV Skope" at a great price, explore New Zealand and have a grand adventure
cruising the incredibly beautiful waters of the New Zealand, the Australian coast,
Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, and all of the
western Pacific and beyond. She is lying at her home berth in Picton, in the
heart of New Zealand's iconic picturesque wine regions, and the world famous
cruising grounds of the Marlborough Sounds. A passagemaker of this quality is
an extremely rare appearance on the brokerage market, you simply won't find
another like her! Please take a moment to review the impressive specifications
and inventory of this very special vessel......

Basic Boat Info

Price: $2,500,000
Boat Name: MV SKOPE
Make: Nordhavn
Model: Long Range Passagemaker
Year: 2010
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: PA1550448E909
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 1,726.17 mi


Length: 55 ft
Length Overall: 56'1 ft
Waterline Length: 55 ft
Beam: 18 ft
Max Draft: 6'6 ft
Min Draft: 6'6 ft
Displacement: 115,000 lb
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: LUGGER
  • Model: L1276A MAIN ENGINE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 340hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2010
  • Engine Hours: 700
Cruising Speed: 9.5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 8,518 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 2,271 gal


Heads Count: 3
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Pilothouse, Cruisers


Kris Niebling
Gulf Coast Yacht Sales


Gulf Coast Yacht Sales
St. Petersburg 101 16th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida, US, 33701
Tel:(727) 822-5516
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 investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Saloon: Long a Nordhavn feature, the main saloon opens directly to the aft
cockpit, which is on the same level. This design effectively expands the living
area from the inside to the outside, and the cockpit becomes an extension of the
saloon, even in foul weather. The asymmetrical cabin design allows for a wider
main saloon and galley and features a wide side deck on the starboard side. A
large, L-shaped settee and beautifully finished teak table with starburst pattern
are adjacent to two comfortable reading chairs. Two custom Nordhavn teak and
stainless steel bar chairs face the pass-through counter top in the galley, which
is two steps down from the saloon. Pilothouse: The Nordhavn 55 shows her
serious side in her pilothouse. Located amidships for minimal motion at sea, it
provides excellent, 360 degree visibility. A full sized Stidd 500-XL PNF
Ultraleather and chrome finish power operated helm chair puts the captain
comfortably in command of his ship, with all electronics and controls within sight
and reach. The overhead above the helm chair has been finished in black
"Majilite' to reduce night running glare. A TV is mounted above the helm console
allowing viewing from both the helm chair and the settee. Aft of the teak wood
varnished destroyer type helm chair, an L-shaped settee and teak table with
starburst pattern, elevated for superior visibility, will seat three to four crew
members. Beneath the settee are full-sized chart drawers and additional
storage. But the most surprising feature of the N55's pilothouse is its private
stateroom complete with private head with washbasin and mirror/cabinet, and
double sized berth. Perfect for the off-watch crew on long passages, this area
will also serve as a private guest stateroom. Flybridge: The Nordhavn 55 has
been designed to incorporate a flying bridge as standard. Located directly over
the pilothouse, it provides excellent visibility and is the ideal place to run the
vessel in fair weather. MV Skope is fitted with the optional hard top which allows
for protection from the elements as well as for mounting the extensive array of
electronic aerials and radar array's. Comfortable table and fixed settee with
below seat storage Massive storage area forward of helm position accessed by
two hatches in console bulkhead Two upgraded Stidd manual helm chairs Model
500-200 Fridge with freezer and sink in Flybridge aft adjacent to stairs 30"
destroyer type wheel Navionics console with repeaters from Pilothouse helm
Rumble seat aft to starboard Utility Room: Generous utility room forward of the
engine room and accessed by the engine room stairs, features a Bosch
Automatic Washing machine, Bosch Clothes dryer, big volume top loading
freezer, storage cupboards and drawers for linen, and H&C sink set in counter
top. Basement: (f'wd machinery space, accessed via hatch in Guest cabin
companionway) This area is fitted with a two-way valve, which if there is water
ingress from damage to the underwater forward section, would allow the
hydraulically operated anchor wash down system to draw water from the
forward bilge instead of from the raw water intake Bilge alarm for basement
Custom Shelving for tools and spares Back up fresh water pump and filter, Mach
5 pump 110V Sentry #A3431 1.2 cu. Ft. Personal Safe installed Independent
through hull and strainer for watermaker


Cabins :This vessel features the desired two double guest cabin layout. The owner's
stateroom is on the same level as the galley, and it is located amidships, where
the motion is least objectionable during passages and while at anchor. A king
sized, walk-around berth, two hanging lockers and a spacious head complete
with a generous bath rival the space of most home bedrooms. Forward is a
spacious guest cabin with centre line double sized berth, huge hanging locker,
office area and spacious private head with stall shower. Comfortable stairs with
handrails lead from both the saloon and the cabin foyer, up to the private
Pilothouse cabin which features a double berth, ample storage lockers and an
adjacent toilet with washbasin and mirror. Stainless steel hand pumps on all
hand basins for liquid soap. Magnetic retaining latches on all cabin/head doors.
Oceanair low profile roller screen and blackout shades Custom pillowtop
mattresses in Master cabin, Guest Cabin and Pilothouse cabin. Specially sized
with 1" gap all around to allow for easy bed making.
BERTHS: King Size bed in the Master, Queen Size bed in the Guest cabin, Double Bed inthe Pilothouse cabin
Shower: Two full ensuites, with additional a H&C shower in cockpit, accessed from the
swim platform
Toilet: Three x Tecma Fresh Water flush 24 volt Black with Y-valve for overboard or
black tank disposal. Electric and manual pump out and deck pump out.


With full sized home style appliances, abundant storage cabinets and generous
counter space, the galley will please the most demanding chef. A granite top
counter separates the galley from the salon, enabling direct contact between
these areas. Upgrade all appliances to have brushed S/S faces - charge is for
the upgraded s/s finish for all appliances below Sub-zero refrigerator and ice
maker - 700TCI GE trash compactor ZCG3500DSS Microwave - Kitchen Aid
model #KHMS2050SSS Cooktop - Miele Electric model # KM5656 Oven - Miele
Master Chef single oven - model #H4881 BP S/S with 'classic' handle
Dishwasher is Miele slim line G832SCI Galley sink brushed s/s Galley faucet -
brushed stainless steel Seagull IV X-1F water purifier with faucet in galley sink.
Purifier installed in-line before ice maker Galley barn built full width of forward
counter Granite splashback (2) duplex 120V outlets, one outboard and one
inboard inside barn cabinet Custom Galley counter cutting board Custom Galley
counter surface knife block Garbage disposal in main sink with 'Y" valve Slide
out spice rack in galley, port side aft over counter top Countertop - black granite
#19 Floor - tile Interceramic Colorland - Goldland 6 New 110V fridge in
Pilothouse under settee to port There is no propane gas on board, however
provision for propane gas is built-in, including plumbing, wiring and propane gas
detection system in the galley
Freezer Sub-zero refrigerator with two drawer freezer with icemaker - 700TCI
Water Maker Village Marine 800 gallons per day unit with auto back flush. In new condition,
never operated.
Hot Water System Hot Water System heated either by AC Power or via Main Engine Heat Exchanger


1 x Bose stereo/TV/DVD/CD/AM-FM system (Saloon surround sound + cockpit
speakers) 2 x Panasonic TVs (Saloon and Master Bedroom) 2 x TEAC TVs ( Helm
and Guest Bedroom) 3 x Sony DVD/CD/radios (Master, Guest & Helm) 3 x Sony
cameras, displaying engine room, aft decks and boarding platform on Navnet
glass bridge. 1 x Blaupunkt radio/CD (flybridge)
Air Conditioning Air-conditioning system - CRUISAIR remote compressor system with SMX  controls.


New Zealand Warrant of Electrical Fitness (WOEF) "MV Skope" has been
configured to operate in both 110V and 240V electrical environments, making
her a truly 'international vessel' Northern Lights 20Kw generator in Sound Shield
110V 60Hz, with GenSep exhaust system and Centek waterlift muffler. 24 V
start with two Group 1 batteries Second Northern Lights Generator installed in
lazarette - 9.0Kw 110V/60Hz in Sound Shield, with GenSep exhaust system and
Centek waterlift muffler Engine Room blowers are Dayton 4C831 exhaust and
Dayton 2C647 intake. Olsen Isolation Transformer SGS12-YY Olsen Balancing
Transformer SGS 7.5SS Olsen 3Kv transformer, 8 x 225AMH (8D) Lifeline
Batteries in series for house service (2040 AMH) Two additional (8D) batteries
for 24 V engine starting One Group 31 Lifeline battery in Pilothouse for house
communications service, with 20Amp charger Trace Pure Sinewave Inverter
4000 watt 24 Volt inverter/battery charger with remote panel in Pilothouse Cat.
5 cable wired for TV to Salon and cabins Lightning ground system with #2 wire
and Forespar wand Glendinning Automatic shorepower deploy and retrieval
system in lazarette Marinco 50Amp 124/250V shore power cord Second
shorepower inlet on foredeck brow. (12) Hella turbo fans in interior - hard wired
to Saloon, galley, Pilothouse, Pilothouse cabin and Master Cabin. 110amp
Mastervolt battery charger in lazarette. 190-250AC input multi-voltage 50-60
cycle charger to allow for voltage or European power charging the house
batteries. 2 x Xantrex 3000 VA 120v inverter/chargers ( one for backup ) 1 x
Xantrex 4000 VA 230v inverter/charger, for operation of small load AC
appliances such as TV's Bose Sound System, and small portable AC appliances.
1 x Mastervolt 100 amp 24v backup charger Reverso oil change system plumbed
for main and wing engine, main gearbox and two generators Duplex GFCI outlet
in basement for Mach 5 house water pump LED lights for all navigation and
anchoring lights All interior lights upgraded to LED Dimmers on all salon,
Pilothouse and cabin lights Red night lighting overhead in Pilothouse and saloon
All interior courtesy lights installed to side of steps, in lieu of step risers
Spotlight on Pilothouse brow. Two cameras Maxwell chain counter for windlass -
AA500C - two stations (Pilothouse and flybridge) Bilge pump counter in pilot
house - Aqual #20045 Shorepower "off" alarm displays blue strobe light at top
of mast. There are both 110V AC and adjacent 240V AC outlets throughout the vessel.


"MV Skope" is equipped with a very comprehensive suite of navionics including:
3 x Navnet Furuno MFD12 Navnet 3D 12.1" displays Furuno Navnet GP33)B GPS
Receiver with 6M NMEA 2000 cable MaxSea V64P-MAP NN3D/MaxSea Time Zero
Chart 2 x Furuno Navnet 8" LCD's Furuno Ethernet HUB101 Wassp WMB160C
Trackball Compact keyboard Wassp WMB PC Trackball Furuno DRS12A-6 Navnet
3D 12Kw Scanner (72 mile) Furuno DRS4A Navnet 3D 4Kw Scanner (48 mile)
Furuno DFFI Digital External Echo Sounder 50/200k, 600/1000k for Navnet
Furuno SC30 GPS Satellite Compass with Radome antenna Maretron SSC200-1
Solid State Compass compatible with NMEA 2000 & NMEA 0183 interface
(secondary heading source) Furuno FA50 Class B AIS Transponder with
GPA017S GPS antenna Furuno Navplot500 Adaptive Autopilot System with 4.6"
LCD display, back-up Furuno Autopilot system Furuno FAP5001 Navpilot 511
Control unit Jog Stick steering in pilothouse with separately mounted rudder
angle indicator Icom IC-M604G Marine VHf with DSC and hailer, with Pacific VHf
aerial 7.3 metres Icom 1CM422B Marine VHf waterproof with DSC, Pacific VHf
aerial 7.3 metres Icom IC-M802NZ Marine SSB 150watt with AT140 with Pacific
VHf aerial 7.3 metres, Furuno display in Master cabin provides vessel position,
wind strength, direction and depth. 50watt Maretron Ultrasonic Wind and
weather station NMEA 2000 Sanshin Searchlight - remote searchlight 2 x 55 wat
24DC KVH M7 Tracvision M7 satellite TV antenna system Dual LNB KVH 01-
0290-01 Tracvision M7 empty dome Pacific P6136 GSM cell aerial 2.5m Furuno
FAX30 Black Box Weather Fax receiver for Navnet, 2 x "Nordhavn" compasses,
one in Pilothouse, one in Flybridge. Satellite telephone for voice and data.


Main Engine: Lugger L1276A. 2C/MG5091 - 340 hp @1800 continuous - 40"x
32" propellor. Wing engine: Lugger L-944-D Diesel " Get Home Engine" - 65 hp
with Hurth V-Drive transmission with Gori 3 blade feathering propellor. With a
waterline of slightly more than 50 feet, the Nordhavn 55 has an efficient hull
speed of 9.5 knots and under full load conditions, a range of 1500 nautical
miles. The proven N55 hull form, a refinement of Nordhavn's MFD (Modified Full
Displacement) design, features fuller aft sections that reduce "squatting" when
running at higher speeds. Added benefits include reduced pitching motion and
increased stability. Main propulsion is provided by a Lugger L1276A 340 HP
diesel engine rated at a continuous1800 rpm. This engine turns a 3-inch A22
drive shaft via a 4:1 reduction transmission. This amount of reduction allows the
prop to turn slowly, greatly reducing noise and vibration. A dry exhaust, a
signature design element of most Nordhavns, eliminates the need for a large
through-hull and raw water pump, via a proprietary Fernstrum Grid Cooler
mounted in a recess in the hull underwater, hull greatly reducing the risk of
failure at sea. Upgrade to all raw water strainers to Groco - two intake for sea
chest (ER) model # SA-1500 w/monel basket and one intake for water maker
(in basement) model # SA-750 with monel basket. Bilge Buster installed in
engine room bilge ABT Hydraulics package with 25 hp Bow Thruster, 25 Hp
Stern Thruster, raw water anchor chain wash pump, emergency bilge in engine
room Stabilizer fins painted black, Airconditioning: CRUISAIR remote
compressor system with SMX controls. Salon and Galley - 48 BTU compressor /
2x24 BTU air handlers. Pilot house - 30 BTU compressor / 1x16 BTU and 1x12
BTU air handlers. Master stateroom- 16 BTU compressor / 1x10 BTU and 1x7
BTU air handlers. Guest room - 10 BTU compressor / 1x10 BTU air handler.

Engine Hours Main Engine: Under 700 original hrs
Propulsion Conventional shaft drive, with stuffing box and fixed propellor.
Thrusters ABT Hydraulics: 25 HP bow thruster, 25 HP stern thruster.
Genset Northern lights 20kw in sound shield, 110V/60Hz @ 600 hours. Second
generator in Lazarette, Northern Lights 9 Kw. 110V/60HZ @ 412 hours. Both
with Gen-sep and sound shields.
Fuel 8515 lts in 2 main tanks, 2 f'ward tanks and 1 day tank.
Water 2271 litres. Isolation valves H&C at every sink, shower, toilet, dishwasher etc
(17 total)
Dinghy Caribe Rigid Inflatable dinghy with GSP, Fishfinder. Battery minder for Caribe
Outboard Yamaha New Generation 4 stroke
Covers Extensive Canvas covers including tender, flybridge seats, console.

4 x Electric bilge pumps with alarms at Helm & nav stations Large capacity
manual Edson pump.


"MV Skope" offers the optional integrated wide swim platform with L shaped
hand rails and removeable staples and tender cleats Optional extended boat
deck extends aft, entirely covering the lower cockpit Optional GRP 3' extended
swim step offers ease of boarding from either side or stern, a great place for
fishing and sun worshiping. There is a starboard side boarding gate at the pilot
house level providing extra boarding options. Optional GRP hard top with
stainless steel supports and mounting platforms for (2) radars The flybridge is
equipped with optional two Stidd helm chairs, a large settee and table, fridge,
sink with H&C water. Optional Hatch on boat deck over aft staircase, keeps
cockpit dry in inclement weather Optional Pilothouse level boarding door to
starboard allowing boarding alongside high quays Step in cockpit above fresh
water tap for access to starboard side Boat deck rails modified to be removable
aft, with stainless steel mini-posts to secure removed rails. This allows easier of
deployment and retrieval of tender Bow Tow Eye Two fishing rod holders in aft
cockpit coaming Optional Electric hydraulic lift for cockpit/lazarette hatch,
Optional Flopper stopper rigs Port and Starboard, for stability and comfort whilst
at anchor in rolling anchorages Clear acrylic storm boards for salon windows
with stainless fixing hardware, stowed in MSR. Meile KM-411 240v Electric BBQ
in cockpit cabinet top, (used 3 times) with adjacent sink with H&C water Factory
built aft cockpit teak varnished table (matches Saloon table) with removable
pedestal. Table stows in custom bag in vertical holder in lazarette 4 x USA
supplied teak folding chairs, which stow in the starboard Portuguese Bridge
locker Aluminium gasoline tank with 24v bowser pump in GRP box on boat deck.
Hose and nozzle is long enough to reach and fill the tender fuel tank whilst
alongside in the water AC Duplex outlet on Boat Deck at base of stack for tender
battery charging and general maintenance with power tools Stainless steel
'deadlights' and insect screens for all portholes Deep T-bar swim ladder allows
easy access for swimmers and divers, to and from the water Upgraded Davit to
Steelhead SM1500R with 3' extension davit Underwater transom lights Spotlight
mounted on custom teak base Swim step stainless steel staples Hot and Cold
shower in aft cockpit, accessible from swim step Custom stainless railing around
entire Portuguese bridge area Additional stainless handholds in key external
areas for added safety under passage Custom canvas covers A large selection of
heavy duty ropes and lines.


Ground Tackle Upgraded Maxwell 4000 Hydraulic vertical windlass with heavy duty band brake
Chain stopper Bow tow eye ABT -TRAC hydraulic anchor raw water wash down
pump Secondary deck hawse pipe and 18" shelf port side in the anchor locker
with 'lip' for secondary rode 110kg galvanized Rocna anchor, 400' high test
galvanised chain. Anchor locker is fitted with overhead light and vent blower

Safety Gear An extensive suite of NZ Maritime offshore safety equipment includes: Fire
suppression in engine room and lazarette 406 EPIRB with GPS and auto release
Emergency hydraulic bilge pumps in engine room and forward machinery room
Life Jackets, Throwing life ring, Flares, Life raft mounted in cradle with
hydrostatic release High powered spotlight with controls at Flybridge and
Pilothouse helm station, Kahlenberg horn with 6 horsepower compressor that
includes various outlets on board allowing a hose or air hand gun connections.
Parachute anchor with custom made rode and fittings.


"MV Skope" is a New Zealand Maritime Registered Ship, with all New Zealand
Import Duties and Taxes fully paid. To illustrate how well this model was
embraced by the passagemaking fraternity, and to highlight the popularity of
timeless design, robust construction and exquisite finishes, P. A. E. secured over
a dozen orders for the Nordhavn 55 before hull number one was launched. The
N55 still remains one of the most successful models in the Nordhavn range. "MV
Skope" is a unique and highly desirable vessel, a once in a lifetime opportunity -
ready now to offer her new owner's an exciting and adventurous life change in
style in total comfort.

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 investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Contact Gulf Coast Yacht Sales at 727-822-5516, St. Petersburg, FL  e-mail:

Kris Niebling 727-748-9117 or Lauran Lee 727-421-6662.

Disclaimer This calculator is intended solely for general informational purposes, and to provide a rough estimate based on the information you provide. You should not base your decision on this estimate alone.