Captain's ReportThe Norhavn 50 is a serious bluewater yacht designed for both coastal cruising and real ocean crossings. The hull design of this 50-footer has been thoroughly tank tested, and results show that her bulbous bow and full width stern create a perfect combination of efficiency through the water and reduced pitching in a sea way. Wide bulwarks outboard protect her rugged hull, and her 16-foot beam and high freeboard ensure a stable yet dry ride offshore. Underway the boat proved her stable design thanks to her wide beam and 5’1” keel.With a single 250-hp Lugger diesel, we recorded a comfortable top-speed of 9.4 knots. Burning just 9.4 gallons per hour at wide open throttle (1 n.m./gallon), the 50 can travel nearly 1,200 nautical miles. But back her down to 7 knots and she can cross the Atlantic Ocean non-stop. Because she’s a displacement hull there is no “best cruise” rpm setting. Basically you determine the rpm based on the range and speed you need to make.Though she’s not going anywhere fast, the Norhavn 50 can take you anywhere far, AND in the comfort and traditional style of a proper yacht.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Nordhavn 50 is 10.8 mph (17.4 kph), burning 9.4 gallons per hour (gph) or 35.58 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Nordhavn 50 is 10.0 mph (16.1 kph), and the boat gets 1.28 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.54 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 1523 miles (2451.03 kilometers).
- Tested power is 1 x 250-hp Lugger L-6108A diesel inboard.
Standard and Optional Features
|Dripless Shaft Seals||Standard|
|Washdown: Fresh Water||Standard|
|Washdown: Raw Water||Standard|
|Windlass||Standard Maxwell VWC|
|Outlet: 12-Volt Acc||Standard|
Boats More Than 30 Feet
|Helm: Second Station||Standard|
Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!