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Brief Summary

The Nordhavn N60 is designed, engineered and built to be a luxury expedition yacht of the highest caliber. With a boat of this nature, several considerations come in to play, including safety, strength of build, and enough storage for spending weeks onboard without visiting a grocery store, or for that matter, even seeing dry land.

Key Features

  • Large full beam swim platform with staple-style safety rails
  • Pilothouse lower helm with Portuguese bridge
  • Single 325-horsepower John Deere diesel cooled through a keel cooler heat exchanger
  • Boat deck with hydraulic davit and fuel storage for tenders
  • Overbuilt, solid fiberglass hull with no coring
  • Crafted cherry wood interior
  • Full-featured galley with pass-through to the salon
  • Upper helm with 360-degree of visibility


Length Overall 62' 6" (19.05 m)
Beam 18' (5.49 m)
Dry Weight 138,000 lbs. (62,596 kg)
Draft 6' 8" (2.02 m)
Weight Capacity Yacht Certified
Person Capacity Yacht Certified
Fuel Capacity 2,250 gal. (8,517 L)
Water Capacity 600 gal. (2,271 L)

Engine Options

Std. Power 1 x 325-hp John Deere

Captain's Report

Captain’s Report by Capt. Mark Kellum

Norhavn 60

The Nordhavn N60 is designed to take an owner operator, and the whole family, on extended passages in luxury, comfort, and most importantly, safety.

Starboard side view

The single 325-horsepower John Deere diesel is efficient and capable of achieving trans-oceanic crossings.


The Nordhavn N60 is built to safely cross oceans with a knowledgeable owner/operator. It is a long-distance trawler with redundant systems to securely take friends and family on adventures anywhere in the world in luxury and comfort. Nordhavn’s extensive experience building these ocean-going vessels shows throughout with well-organized systems and soundly thought-out storage for long-period provisioning.


The flybridge gives the operator a commanding view. The large hardtop provides protection from long days in the sun.

Distinguishing Features

  • Heavy Build. Weight is not a consideration therefore Nordhavn built the Nordhavn 60 with the highest quality materials throughout. Everything is overbuilt for reliability and durability.
  • Professional Pilothouse. The main helm is fully enclosed with a Portuguese bridge. All systems have back up redundancy for safety at sea. There is a separate Captain’s Cabin just abaft of the main helm.

Major Features

  • Single 325-Horsepower John Deere Diesel. The diesel drives a straight shaft turning a 42 x 31.5 5-bladed bronze prop fitted with line cutters.
  • 100-Horsepower John Deere Wing Engine. The wing engine drives V-drive transmission, turning a Gori collapsible propeller so it’s all independent of the main shaft, fuel, electrical and controls are all redundant from the main engine.
  • Well Thought Out Mechanical Spaces. There is a small cabin with berth outside the watertight main engine room door. All wiring, plumbing, hydraulic plumbing and systems are clearly labeled.
  • Well Appointed Galley. Equipped with everything to prepare meals over multiple days for everyone onboard.
  • Forward VIP Stateroom. Tastefully appointed with satin finished teak cabinetry with cherry and ebony flooring.
  • Master Stateroom. Well-designed and elegant with teak, cherry and ebony throughout.
  • Boat Deck. The boat deck above the salon and aft deck hardtop is large enough to accommodate two tenders and includes a gantry davit.
  • Aft Deck. The aft deck is replete with natural teak decking.


The line-art depicts the overall layout for the Nordhavn 60 that was tested. The owner had Nordhavn customize several details not shown.


Bow view

Everything about the Nordhavn 60 is designed for safe long-distance passages in luxury and style.

The Nordhavn 60 originated from the Nordhavn 55 stretching the salon and adding exterior space. These modifications were derived from owner input and feedback.


Open ocean

The Nordhavn N60 is not built for speed. It is built for safe, steady passage making on most oceans in the world.

The Nordhavn N60 has a LOA of 62’6” (19.05 m), a beam of 18’ (5.49 m), and a draft of 6’8" (2.02 m). With an empty weight of 138,000 lbs. (62,596 kg), full fuel, water and three people onboard, we had an estimated test weight of 156,905 lbs. (71,171 kg). During the sea trial on the Nordhavn N60, the John Deere engine display was not properly operating, as it was stuck in diagnostic mode, so was not able to acquire test results from the main engine. 

Nordhavn has done extensive testing on this boat however, and here’s what they report. With the single 325-hp John Deere run up to a max 2200 rpm, the speed topped out at 9.8 knots. Now no one in their right mind would run her at that speed for an expedition passage. The 16 gph fuel burn is almost double that at 1800 rpm while gaining only 1.1 knots. At 1800 rpm and 8.7 knots she burns 8.7 gph, and can keep running for just under 2250 nm. Slower at that point really adds the miles, topping out at 6000nm at 1000 rpm and 5.6 knots. So clearly, this boat is not about speed but distance… distance to cross an ocean. 

data chart



Normally when weather moves in during a test, captains will correctly seek shelter. With the radar showing weather moving in all around it was not necessary. The Nordhavn N60 remained stable and comfortable through it all.

In port showed how nicely maneuverable this yacht is. The test captain utilized the wing control on the Portuguese bridge. Maneuvering into the dock was as uneventful as the departure, with the same process proving successful. Small movements of the engine control to gain a little momentum coupled with bursts from the thrusters. 

Boat Inspection

The lines are classic Nordhavn. However, the additional 5' (1.52 m) give the Nordhavn N60 a sleeker look than the original Nordhavn 50.


The Nordhavn N60 has a full-beam swim platform with safety rails and a well-organized transom.

Swim platform

The swim platform on the Nordhavn N60 is 4’6” (1.37) deep. The two staple-shaped safety rails on the starboard side can be removed and placed in the receiver on the port side rails.

Aft cleats

There are two 6” (15.24 cm) pull-up cleats located on the port and starboard corners of the platform. Convenient for securing a tender.

Transom hawesholes

Built into the transom are two hawseholes with integrate cleat for securing the Nordhavn N60 at the dock.

Reboarding ladder

The heavy-duty, stainless-steel reboarding ladder flips out and down. When stowed it is secured with a clip to prevent accidental deployment.


Fresh water shower

Built into the transom, adjacent to the stowed reboarding ladder is a hot and cold freshwater shower.

Shore power

On the starboard side built into the transom is the shore-power receptacles. One 240-volt receptacle and two 120-volt SmartPort receptacles.

Grab rails

The Nordhavn N60 has grab rails on both the port and starboard corners of the transom.

Cockpit doors

Access to the Nordhavn N60’s cockpit is through a heavy-duty pantograph door. The grab rail becomes the door handle. There is only one step up to the cockpit.


The cockpit of the Nordhavn N60 measures 14’5” (4.40 m) wide by 10’5” (3.18 m) deep and has 6’11” (2.10 m) of headroom under the full-length hardtop. For oceanic conditions, the bulwarks are 32” (81.30 cm) at the transom and transition to 39” (99.10 cm) forwardmost providing another safety factor. Natural teak graces the test boats cockpit deck.

Aft deck

Shown is the cockpit with natural teak decking. There is no fixed furniture on the Nordhavn N60. The table and chairs are owner supplied.

Horn style cleat

There are two 7” (17.78 cm) hawseholes with horn-style cleats built onto the hawsehole on the port and starboard bulwarks. Note the deck drain.

Deck Drains. The Nordhavn N60 is an ocean-going yacht and Nordhavn designed it with strategic deck drains throughout the exterior to quickly remove any seawater that may wash aboard.

Aft grill

The test Nordhavn N60 had a grab-rail mounted stainless-steel gas grill. Note the two propane tanks secured in the transom locker.

Rod holders

The owner also had rod holders installed on the corners of the transom.

Cockpit refreshment center

Molded into the forward bulkhead is the cockpit refreshment center with a sink and counter prep space with storage below. On the port side is a large wet locker that, at the owner’s request, replaced a stairway to the boat deck above. Note the two-diesel fuel fills on the corners (green arrows).

One side deck

There is only one side deck on the starboard side to move forward on the Nordhavn N60.

Side Deck

Nordhavn designed the N60 to have only one side deck on the starboard side that leads to a stairway that leads to the Portuguese bridge and pilothouse. The side deck measures 20” (50.8 cm) wide with 38” (96.5 cm) high bulwarks and an overhead of 6’11” (2.11 m).

Midships boarding

Along the starboard side deck is a midship boarding door in the bulwark that opens outward. There is an overhead grab rail above the opening. Note the grab rail that continues up the stairs to the Portuguese bridge.

Deck drains

On the Nordhavn N60, there are three deck drains along the starboard side deck to rapidly remove any seawater that may intrude. Note the hawsehole with horn style cleat.


Along the starboard side of the Nordhavn N60 are scuppers that allow deck drains to function without back flow.

Portuguese Bridge

The purpose of the Portuguese bridge is to deflect seawater from the foredeck up protecting the forward windows of the pilothouse. It gives a semi-sheltered area outside the pilothouse while underway. It also provides a "safe area" or handhold when it is necessary to be on the foredeck in inclement weather. In addition, the Nordhavn N60 has a wing helm station on the starboard side which gives a clearer view when backing into a slip.

Portuguese bridge

The Portuguese bridge provides a semi-sheltered area with storage for lines, fenders or even a drogue.

Pantograph door

The Nordhavn N60's Portuguese bridge has an outward opening pantograph door for easy access to the foredeck.

Wing controllers

Built into the starboard corner of the Portuguese bridge is the wing controls. There is the main engine control binnacle, main engine start/stop switches, bow and stern thruster control, windlass control, and horn switch. 


The windshield on the Nordhavn N60 rakes forward and has a 9” (22.86 cm) visor above. Note the heavy-duty windshield wipers.


Through the centerline pantograph door is the Portuguese bridge which leads to the foredeck and ground tackle. All the decking on the foredeck is contrast colored non-skid. 

Deck hatches

As seen throughout the Nordhavn 60, there are strategically placed deck drains on the foredeck (green arrows) to expunge any seawater and rainwater that may come aboard in inclement weather.

Ground tackle

Along the sides of the foredeck, there are safety rails that are 36” (91.44 cm) above the deck. At the ground tackle handling platform, the rails are 27” (68.58 cm). Note the two 14” (45.56 cm) fixed cleats for securing the ground tackle.

Bow pulpit

A Maxwell hydraulic capstan windlass feeds the bow pulpit mounted bow roller system to deploy and retrieve the ground tackle. Note the waterproof hatch that leads to the ground tackle locker.

Anchor locker

Shown is the inside of the ground tackle locker. Note the main rode on the Nordhavn N60 is all chain.

Recessed deck

Note that the recessed deck between the cabin trunk and outboard bulwark is a practical area to secure fenders when preparing to dock.

Boat Deck

The boat deck on the test Nordhavn N60 was modified at the request of the owner. The opening for a stairway and the stairway from the cockpit were both removed, and the boat deck was made to support two tenders. A 14’ (4.26 m) Novurania RIB with a 50-horsepower Yamaha outboard and a 17’ (5.18 m) Twin Vee catamaran with a 60-horsepower Suzuki outboard.

Steps to upper deck

On the port side there is an upper side deck from the Portuguese bridge that leads to the boat deck. Note the steps that lead to the upper helm.


Aft between the tenders is a Steelhead Esprit 1,500 lb. (680 kg) davit with an extension of 12’ (3.66 m) allowing launches from either side or aft of the swim platform. Note, directly in front of the Twin Vee center console is a fuel locker with a 40-gallon (151 L) tank and hose with a filling nozzle.

Upper Helm

Access to the flying bridge is via a set of stairs from the boat deck. When the weather is clement, the upper helm gives an impressive panoramic view.

Upper helm

The upper helm is equipped with two 16” (40.64 cm) Furuno multifunction displays, a Fusion stereo remote, autopilot control, and a multi-data display.

Upper helm console

The remote camera controls are to the left of the wheel. Above the wheel are the autopilot controls and Fusion stereo remote.

Windlass controls

To the right is the windlass control, Trac stabilizer fins control, main engine control binnacle, the bow and stern thruster controls, and the speaker volume control. Above is the main engine start/stop and data display.

Helm Seating. There is no seat directly behind the 30” (76.2 cm) destroyer-style wheel. The intention is that the Nordhavn N60 will be cruising on autopilot for long periods of time. The two Stidd helm seats are designed for monitoring the cruise not driving. When docking, the intention is the operator would be standing behind the wheel.

Upper helm seats

Behind the helm seats is wrap-around bench seating with an FRP table mounted on twin pedestals.

Upper Helm Deck. The Nordhavn N60's upper helm deck measures 11’3” (3.43 m) across and 6’6” (1.98 m) and there is 6’9” (2.06 m) headroom under the hardtop.

Bench seat

There is a bench seat built into the hand rail behind the bench seating similar to a taffrail seat on a sailboat.


The hardtop measures 12’6” (3.81 m) by 15’5” (4.7 m) and is supported by 2.5” (6.35 cm) stanchions.

Port side salon window

Over the port side salon windows is a swing out “flopper stopper” to provide added stability at anchor.


The pilothouse on the Nordhavn N60 can be accessed from either side of the Portuguese bridge and from below, via the spiral stairway on the starboard side across from the galley.

Pilot house

The main helm on the Nordhavn N60 is more than simply well laid out. It has redundant systems everywhere.


The main panel is black Formica and starts with the wing engine controls, main power switches for the panel, a forward-looking depth finder display, a satellite-based phone, an inter-ship phone, the stabilizer control panel, and USB connectivity. Below is a keyboard, mouse for inputting data and infrared camera.


Next to the Trac display and the forward-looking depth sounder display are the three 24” (60.96 cm) displays. There’s a vertically mounted 30” (76.20 cm) destroyer wheel driving a Hynautic hydraulic steering system.

Windlass control

To the right is the camera selector and below is the windlass control, main engine control binnacle, the autopilot control, the three-display controller, and the bow and stern thruster control paddles.

Tank monitors

Above, are the gray water and black water tank monitors and controls, the battery status screen, the water level gauge, the control for the anchor washdown and emergency bilge pumps, the control for the 12 kW generator.

Radio and AIS

Center is the wing engine control panel, the AIS panel, relative and apparent wind speed, a multi data display, and VHF 1 and VHF 2.

Main engine control

To starboard is the main engine control panel, the 20 kW generator controls and light switches.

120V breaker panel

To the port are the main electrical sourcing controls over the 120-volt breaker panel.

24V breaker panel

On the starboard side of the helm is the 24-volt DC breaker panel.

Helm Seats. The dual Stidd helm seats are from their "Slimline Admiral" series and are fully adjustable.

Tempered glass windshield

The 12mm thick tempered glass windshields are FRP framed and forward raked to knock down glare inside, and the sun is further blocked from the 9” (22.86 cm) brow overhead.

Dutch doors

On both the port and starboard sides are double latching Dutch doors that lead to the Portuguese bridge wings.

Plotting table

Located at the top of the stairs directly behind the helm integrated into the starboard side is a plotting table with shelving and storage drawers.

Helm seats in pilot house

There is an Ultraleather upholstered settee just behind the helm seats with a pilothouse table with a starburst pattern. The pedestal has storage.

Captain’s Cabin

While underway on a long passage the captain would want to be close at hand if the watch needs support. The Nordhavn N60 has a comfortable captain’s cabin and head built into the pilothouse directly behind the main helm.

Captains quarters

The captain’s cabin has a double berth, a door to the port side deck and window without shades.

Captains cabin head

The head serves the captain’s cabin and the helm watch, it has marble flooring and separate shower stall with pebble flooring.

Stainless steel sink

The stainless-steel sink is deep and has a mirrored cabinet above.


The salon on the Nordhavn N60 is 2’ (0.61 m) longer in comparison to its older sibling, the Nordhavn N55 that it is based on. It allowed Nordhavn to add an additional window to port and starboard.

Cockpit entrance

Entering the salon from the cockpit, there is a R250 series Seaglaze Dutch, four-hinged door with window and double dogs, in addition to a deadbolt and latch. It measures 32” (81.28 cm) wide and 73” (185.42) tall.


Inside, there’s an abundance of teak woodwork with a satin varnish finish. Flooring is a combination of cherry and ebony. Overhead are padded vinyl Majilite panels secured in place with 3M industrial Velcro, all easily removed for servicing deck hardware and wiring.

Starboard couch

To starboard, the 110” (279.4cm) wide couch is owner supplied. The three windows bring in natural light. Note the solid-teak grab rail mounted on the overhead.


Just forward of the couch there is a small refrigerator in the two-tiered side table.

Teak table

To port is a Nordhavn designed French Vanilla Ultraleather upholstered settee behind a solid teak table on dual pedestals.

Hideaway TV

On the port side behind the settee is a hideaway TV on an electric lift.

Liquor cabinet

Ahead is storage for the entertainment center components and then dedicated storage for stemware and bottles.

Cabin storage

Between the salon and galley there is a granite countertop with storage below and above. The opening between creates a passthrough for serving from the galley.


The U-shaped galley is well appointed with a continuation of the satin finished teak cabinetry. The backsplash is granite tile, as is the flooring.

Kitchen granite counter

Recessed into the granite counter is a 31” (78.74 cm) x 18” (45.72 cm) x 9” (22.86 cm) large 'Biscotti' colored Blanco Valea sink, with an offset divider and it includes a pullout sprayer.


All appliances are GE. Built into the counter is a four-burner LPG cooktop with 110-volt starter from an inverter. Just above is a 16" (40.6 cm) x 7 (17.8 cm) stainless steel oval port light.


Above the cooktop, built into the cabinetry, is a stainless faced convection microwave. Note the electric blower vent under the cabinet.


Below the cooktop is a 240-volt oven.

Corner cabinet

There is storage including this custom corner cabinet.

Main fridge

There’s a 30” (76.20 cm) GE refrigerator with icemaker and custom teak doors with locks. There are two freezer drawers below.


Just across the companionway is pantry storage. Abaft are the stairs to the crew space, ahead are the stairs to the pilothouse.

Day head

Also, in the companionway on the Nordhavn N60 is a day-head with marble countertop and mirrored cabinet.

Shower stall window

The shower stall in the day-head has a wand shower head and an opening port light.

Pebble flooring

The shower also has a built-in seat and custom pebble flooring.

Master Stateroom

Forward of the galley, in the Nordhavn N60 is a two-stateroom vessel both with dedicated heads with the master stated room on the port side. The master is tastefully appointed with more of the satin finish teak cabinetry with cherry and ebony flooring found throughout the yacht, giving the entire boat a classically nautical ambiance.

Master stateroom

The master stateroom on the Nordhavn N60 in this inspection is laid out with the double berth mounted on the port side bulwark. Note the shelving with fiddles and teak rails to keep objects in place. Note, all the countertops have fiddles. Headroom is 6’9” (2.06 m) and like the salon, these are Majilite tiles which are easily removed for servicing.

Master bed

The headboard is artfully crafted into the teak wood and lath on the bulwark. The berth is 81” (205.74 cm) long by 64” (126.56 cm) with night stands and reading lamp on each side. Over the headboard are two 16” (40.6 cm) by 7” (17.8 cm) stainless-steel opening portlights.

Built in bureau

Forward of the berth is a built-in bureau with six drawers and a cedar lined hanging locker above with a 24-volt light that automatically comes on when the door is opened. Note, the door leads to the master bath.


To starboard of the master bath door is a second cedar lined hanging locker with shelving above and automatic 24-volt lighting.

Master stateroom

Mounted on the starboard most bulkhead is a flat panel television monitor.

Master Head

The head is forward and as with all heads throughout the yacht, the toilet is a Tecma 24v electric flush plumbed to fresh water.

Master bath

The countertop and backsplash in the Nordhavn N60's master bath are granite as is the floor. The cabinetry continues the satin finish teak theme.

Above the granite back splash is a full width mirror.

Separate shower stall

The separate show stall has storage above an opening portlight and molded in seating (not shown) below. The shower wand system is Kolher Seaside with a Coralis faucet (not shown).

Forward VIP Stateroom

The Nordhavn N60's forward VIP Stateroom has a traditional layout with the centerline double berth measuring 79” (200.66 cm) long by 58” (147.32 cm) across. The headroom over the deck is 6’11 (2.11 m) and 4’ (1.22 m) over the berth.

Forward stairway

Forward of the stairway to the pilothouse and the galley pantry is a slide out door that separates the master stateroom from the VIP stateroom for additional privacy.

Center line double berth

The centerline double berth is surrounded by four opening portlights with shelving on each side that serves as night stands with reading lights above. Teak storage cabinets are mounted overhead.

Pull out storage

Beneath the double berth are four pull-out storage drawers.

Stateroom hatches

Three opening deck hatches provide copious natural light throughout the stateroom. They have blinds for privacy.

Teak hatches

Built into the shelving on the starboard side is storage under a teak hatch.

Bureau style storage

There are bureau style storage drawers and shelves built into the starboard and port sides.

Hanging locker

Just aft of the starboard side storage is a hanging locker with automatic 24-volt lighting.

More storage

On the port side of the VIP stateroom is more storage and an additional hatch on the shelf (not shown).

Mechanical Spaces

Aside from Nordhavn’s reputation for incredibly strong and solid built vessels and beautifully appointed interiors, it is the mechanical spaces and redundant systems that truly set Nordhavn apart. Access to the main engine room is through a hatch in the cockpit, or from the companionway stairs adjacent to the galley.

Stairway storage

There is storage in the stairway leading down to the mechanical spaces. Note the courtesy lights.

Crew space

At the base of the stairs is a crew space with a stainless-steel sink and granite countertop. There is 6’1” (1.85 m) of headroom.

Crew berth

A built-in single berth is on the port side with more storage below. On the aft bulkhead is the watertight door.

Washer and dryer

There is a full-size washer and dryer behind the cabinets built into the forward bulkhead.

Main Engine Room

Headroom at the entrance of the main engine room is 5’7” (1.70 m), there is light gray FRP with nonskid deck ramps upward moving aft dropping the headroom to 4’8” (1.42m). The engine room was surgically clean. The space is cooled with Dayton blowers and intakes. 

Engine room

The owner of this Nordhavn N60 opted for a single engine 325-horsepower John Deere diesel. There is stainless-steel railing surrounding the engine, making engine checks in a seaway safer.

Engine cooler

The main diesel is cooled by a keel cooler heat exchanger therefore has a dry exhaust running up through the top of the on-deck stack so there’s no raw water running through the engine. At the bend, there’s a drain valve in the exhaust to drain off condensate water if the boat has been idle for a period of time.

Exhaust Support Hangers. All supports are mounted to isolation mounts and the entire exhaust is wrapped in custom insulation blankets. Green arrow above points to one isolator.

Shaft space

The main engine drives a straight shaft turning a 42 x 31.5 5-bladed bronze prop fitted with line cutters. There’s a PSS shaft seal with raw water cooling from a dedicated thru hull.

Fuel Tank System. There are four main tanks with sight gauges, two in this compartment, all totaling 2,250 gallons (8,517 L). Each has a dedicated fill point on deck. There is one centerline aluminum "Day Tank" protected by stainless rails, at 31 gallons (117 L) which will gravity feed from the other four tanks.


The top part of this day tank holds approximately two 2-gallons (7.57 L) and it’s fitted with a sight gauge. The bottom part of reservoir holds 29-gallons (110 L) fitted with a drain at the bottom for water purging and it includes a water sensor. There is an illuminating light in pilothouse if water is present. Note one of the main tank’s sight gauge on the right.

Manifold system

For directing the flow, there’s a very elaborate and well labeled manifold system.

Fire system

On the starboard side is the wing engine with separate shaft driven by a ZF 2.477:1 V-drive transmission turning a Gori collapsible propeller. Completely redundant from the main engine. The engine room is protected by a SEAFIRE fire system with a relay box to shut down the engine, generator, and blowers.

Emergency manual bildge

Abaft of the wing engine is an emergency manual bilge pump accessible from the salon through a deck hatch. Note the handle mounted on the bulkhead behind the pump.

Port side hydraulics

To the port side is all hydraulics, with the main tank located aft and separate systems all laid out just ahead for the two thrusters, the stabilizing fins, the anchor windlass, and emergency bilge pump and a hydraulic 180 gpm pump for the anchor washdown.


On the port side across from the wing engine is the 20 kW Northern Lights generator. One of two generators.


The Trac stabilizer control module is located on the forward bulkhead on the starboard side.


Aft of the main engine room there is another watertight door leading to another mechanical space. The overhead clearance varies from 3’8” (1.12 m) to 4’ (1.22 m). Access to the lazarette space is also through a hatch in the cockpit deck.

Watertight door

The watertight door to the lazarette measures 22” (55.88 cm) by 31” (78.74 cm) and the door is 2” (5.08 cm) thick.

Battery switches

Mounted on the lazarette’s forward bulkhead is the battery connection and switches. All the connections are readily accessible.

Air chiller systems

To starboard are the air chiller systems. There are 10 D type house batteries.

House Battery System. The 10 D-type house batteries are connected to two inverters that supply house power. The Nordhavn N60 can run all electrical systems from the house batteries without the generators including air conditioning, washer, dryer, refrigerators, etc. When the batteries are at half charge, the generator in the lazarette automatically starts to recharge the batteries.

Battery system inverters

Shown is the inverters for the house battery system. Note, the owner has used this space for personal gear stowage.


The second 12 kW Northern Lights generator is mounted on the centerline in the lazarette.

Steering rams

There is portside access to the steering rams with an emergency steering tiller stowed nearby.  Below the hull is a 2.75” (6.98 cm) thick rudder with a 3/8” (95 cm) stainless backbone plate with tightening holes sheathed in FRP and foam.

Pump Room

Forward of the main engine room, under and accessible from the forward VIP stateroom is a third mechanical space.

Mechanical space

Access to the third mechanical space, the pump room, is through a hatch in the VIP stateroom companionway.

Water heater

Directly below is the Dometic water maker and water heater with a water pump just forward.

Hydraulic expansion tank

Looking forward there is the hot water manifold on the forward bulkhead, the cold-water manifold is on the aft bulkhead (not shown). Port and starboard are sanitation pumps. Further forward is the hydraulics for the bow thruster, an expansion tank and mounted on the bulkhead is the breaker for the anchor and rode washdown system.

Options to Consider

Nordhavn is a customer centric organization. Most of their boat buyers are experienced operators and are in the market for an expedition yacht that is built to their expectations. Essentially, each Nordhavn is built to its original owners needs and considerations. As seen on the test boat, everything is an option for the owner to dictate what is their preference.


Nordhavn’s warranty covers defects of goods and parts thereof.

Nordhavn’s warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, disrepair or incorrect handling, (including overload or overvoltage), including batteries, negligence, accidental damages, non authorized modifications, unauthorized use or programming; inappropriate maintenance or connection, storage, transportation or installing; any kind of use of the equipment over the capacity  and limits established by the manufacturer or under the conditions different from those re-commended; failures caused after the failure or defect had or should have been detected; batteries, lamps and fuses damages; damages due to a use of parts not supplied or manufactured by the manufacturer.

Nordhavn’s warranty is limited to a period of 12 months from commissioning. The warranty will however expire no later than 18 months after delivery. Delivery is to be understood as the ex works delivery date agreed between the Customer and Nordhavn.


The warranty enters into force at the date of commissioning of the goods.


The customer must notify Nordhavn the exact commissioning date. The notification must be made by returning the “Certificate of Warranty” to Nordhavn. The “Certificate of Warranty” will be attached to the order confirmation.


If notification is not made, commissioning date is the ex works delivery date agreed between the Customer and Nordhavn.




Pricing Range: TBD


Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to customer specifications.




Nordhavn has a reputation for building luxury expedition yachts without compromise. With a history of dozens of customers experiencing circumnavigations in these yachts, one having done three circumnavigations in a row. The Nordhavn 60 has expanded on the immensely popular Nordhavn 55 with more space in the salon and exterior while generating a sleeker look all while maintaining true oceanic capabilities.


The Nordhavn 60 should prove to be popular for the job they’re designed for. More importantly, owners deal with the builder through the life of the vessel.  Probably the only thing better than the support the company provides, is the close-knit fraternity of owners who are quick to share experiences and advice on any topic Nordhavn.  The experience truly never ends. 


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