SEABIRD is for sale by her original owners who traded their Sparkman and Stephens sailboat in to embrace life under power with a solid vessel that could take them anywhere. They took delivery in California and have traveled north to Alaska, spending a couple of years in the Northwest before heading south back to California, on to Mexico and then exploring central America. Cutting through the Panama Canal they ventured through the Caribbean and then used Florida as their stepping off place to sail eastward. SEABIRD crossed the Atlantic on her own bottom. Two glorious years were spent cruising the Mediterranean before shipping back to the US as on deck cargo aboard a freighter due to other commitments. A veteran of four different summer trips to Alaska and extensive cruising that included ocean passages, island hopping and exploring remote coves and isolated shores. She eventually meandered back to their home port of Santa Barbara, an appropriate and special home for this wonderful trawler. Since 2012, SEABIRD has enjoyed a more coastal lifestyle with many adventures along the US west coast, the California Channel Islands becoming the preferred location to get away. SEABIRD has travelled more than 40,000 miles.
Jeff Merrill, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler market plus intimate knowledge of the Nordhavn 47. He helped clients build several new 47’s during his 14 years with PAE and continues to be active in the Nordhavn brokerage market. Jeff is a familiar face to YouTube viewers, is a regular presenter at TrawlerFest and is one of the instructors for Boaters University online courses.
Jeff is always available via Mobile (949) 355-4950 (call or text). You can send a detailed Email to: Jeff@JMYS.com.
Cockpit: The cockpit provides an outdoor space for fishing or relaxing. You can enter aft from the swim deck or along the starboard side mid lower deck. The swim deck is really a lower deck platform for easy water access by tender, kayak or swimming. It has a large hinged swim ladder with two U-rails aft serving as fencing and two L-rails outboard for boarding and hand support.
A large built in hinged entry door securely divides the swim deck from the cockpit. The cockpit is a long and wide mostly covered overhead outdoor area. There is a large hatch access to the lazarette below. A 50-amp shore power connection allows flexibility with docking positions. A practical Maxwell electric warping winch is mounted in the transom. The cockpit shower (hot/cold freshwater) is placed for a rinse after a dip. The covered starboard side deck transits outside the saloon forward and up to the Portuguese bridge and foredeck and/or allows access into the saloon entry level through her stout Dutch door.
Saloon: The saloon has comfortable bench seating to port and starboard with a fixed teak table on the starboard side ideal for dining. A flat screen television is incorporated forward into the starboard settee. A separate clothes washer and clothes dryer is concealed behind a louvered door forward to starboard just outboard of the stairway to the pilothouse. The interior has beautifully matched teak joinery surrounding and teak/spruce floors. The below decks living areas all enjoy air conditioning.
Galley: The galley has been laid out for easy meal preparation with granite counters and a double basin stainless steel sink. Appliances include a trash compactor and Sub-Zero refrigerator with freezer drawers. There is overhead storage and sliding locker alcove access forward of the stove. Plenty of drawers for glasses, dishes, utensils and silverware. For preparing meals there is a microwave oven if you are rushed and a GE dual fuel four burner propane cook top and electric oven for more involved meals.
Pilothouse: The raised pilothouse is surrounded by windows for an impressive view of your surroundings. Front and center, a Stidd helm chair provides comfort and easy access to controls while underway. There is an impressive assortment of navigation/communication electronics within reach and controls for the bow and stern thruster, windlass, watermaker, main engine, wing engine and generator. The electrical breaker panel is installed in a convenient island panel with clearly labeled breakers and digital read out displays. There is seating aft and up high, behind the operations console with a bench seat and teak table for crew and guests. Across the port aft bulkhead is a large single watch berth. Two Dutch doors open outboard to allow access to the side decks: starboard and forward to the Portuguese bridge deck – aft to port for the boat deck and flybridge.
Forward stairs landing: Going down a curved set of teak steps you pass the built-in freezer and then reach the lower level landing where you can go forward to the guest stateroom or aft to the owner’s stateroom.
Owner’s Stateroom: For a quiet place to sleep and relax, the spacious owner’s stateroom features a queen-sized fore/aft island berth with comfortable mattress topper. Being aft it is less prone to motion underway and quieter at anchor. To port there are two hanging lockers and a bank of drawers (with a hinged laundry hamper). There are additional drawers under the bed. The bed lifts on a hinge to reveal a huge space for additional long-term storage. Forward is a dresser with drawers, a mirror, and a ventilation hatch above provides light and ventilation. The owner’s stateroom includes a convenient head and shower outboard to starboard and also provides immediate access to the engine room aft through a tall commercial door with teak trim and a viewing window.
Guest Stateroom: The guest accommodations are forward. Sleeping two on the double berth with an extra convenient pipe berth “cot” above to port. Hanging lockers forward on both sides and a convenient built in desk to starboard with a swing out chair. Plenty of lockers and storage spaces. The bow section has a private head and shower.
Engine Room: Through the robust door and down a few stairs, you will be impressed with the headroom in the engine room. The Lugger main engine propulsion is keel cooled with a dry stack exhaust. The engine is accessible on all four sides for service and inspection, easiest to move about forward and along the sides. Forward to port is the fuel valving selection locker with return and transfer manifolds and a large gravity fed aluminum supply tank for the main and generator. To port the main engine and transfer Racors are cleverly protected with easy viewing. Outboard up forward behind hinged opening lockers grants access to the active fin stabilizers. The main fiberglass fuel tanks are outboard and have built-in sight glasses. The aft section of the engine room has the Lugger wing engine to port and Northern Lights generator to starboard. The room is well lit and easy to move around in. You can also enter the engine room aft from the saloon floor or through the door connected to the lazarette.
Lazarette: Though the large fiberglass cockpit hatch you can climb down a short ladder to enter the lazarette to inspect the steering, crane machinery, water maker, central vacuum, batteries, select switches, fuses, battery charger and inverter. Both the engine room and the lazarette are protected with built in fire suppression. This area is spacious enough to accommodate a lot of extra supplies and is a convenient storage area. There is a door that connects the lazarette with the engine room.
Foredeck: The foredeck, in front of the Portuguese bridge, is all business with a large stainless steel pulpit, dual bow rollers for anchors and chain, a Maxwell electric windlass and Freeman hatch to reach the divided chain locker below. The anchor well is dammed and guttered to keep muddy water from spilling onto the foredeck and, like the chain locker, drains overboard. There are two deck molded fiberglass storage lockers and dorade vents providing fresh air ventilation to each stateroom. Primary shore power connections are concealed behind a hinged door aft to port.
Portuguese Bridge: The Portuguese bridge leads aft on the port side up to the boat deck. There are portlights built in to the guest stateroom and storage lockers incorporated forward for easy access of gear stowage.
Boat Deck: The boat deck has a Steelhead crane centered with two tenders, a Nautica RIB tender to port and a smaller Avon RIB tender to starboard. With the tenders launched it is a large outdoor deck space.
Flybridge: Up a short set of teak steps brings you to the flybridge with two Prime Fabrication helm chairs and a wide bench for seating. The starboard helm seat is set up for command with all of the primary controls and nav/com electronics located for ease of operation. The overhead is covered with a stainless-steel framed Bimini top ideal in good weather for relaxing in shade and out of the rain. There is storage under the bench and forward behind the lockers.
SEABIRD has served well as an ocean crossing, long range cruising platform. PAE, the builder, evolved the Nordhavn 47 into the Nordhavn 52 model (for hundreds of thousands of dollars more in cost) and made standard the flybridge, fiberglass stack and crane – just like SEABIRD. One of the last of the 47’s she is a testament to her build quality and Nordhavn pedigree.
Highlighted Equipment aboard SEABIRD
Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct, but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to – Paintings, Tools and Binoculars. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
Brokers, this listing is available for co-brokerage at 50/50. Courtesy showings are available by appointment after signed co-op. Subject to appropriate licensing (CA/FL) where required.
We have created a separate website for Seabird which includes a descriptive summary, facts, figures, equipment selections, engine hours, drawings and a narrated video talk through tour- Nordhavn47forsale
BRAND AND MODEL:
NORDHAVN 47 (flybridge with stainless framed top)
Long range passage maker with raised pilothouse
Santa Barbara, CA
United States Coast Guard documented
85,000 lbs. | 38.56 MT
6,000 lbs. |2.7 MT (Lead)
3,000 miles @ 7.8 knots
Cruise 7.1 knots. Top 9.0 knots
51' | 15.55 M
47' 4" | 14.43 M
16' 1" | 4.9 M
6' 1" | 1.85 M
Prismatic Coefficient .61
35’0" |10.67 M to top of antennae (est.)
White deck with gray nonskid
Lugger | L1066T |173 HP (Main hours: ~6,755) September 2020 | ZF Mathers Micro Command wired shift pilothouse and flybridge |Duplex Racor 75/900 MAX fuel filter
ZF W220 | 3.9:1 reduction transmission
Dry stack, keel cooled
Lugger L844D 40 HP ZF V-drive 2.99:1 (Wing hours: ~80.0) September 2020 | Teleflex-Morse control cable shift | Racor 220 R fuel filter | 10-gallon aluminum day tank
SidePower SP115 TC 24V Bow and Stern thruster | Dual joystick controllers - pilothouse and flybridge
ABT TRAC 220 digital active fins, flopper stopper rig on port side
Hynautic hydraulic with ram| Backup emergency tiller (with bypass)
60 Hertz – US style - 50 amp
50 amp for house and 50 amp air con, 30 amp house (forward) | 50 amp house (aft)
Northern Lights 16 kW M844W2 240VAC 60Hz (Generator hours: ~890) September 2020 | Racor 500 MA fuel filter | Sound shield enclosure
Xantrex Trace SW4024MC2 4kW inverter / charger | Inverter by-pass | Victron Centaur 12/20 battery charger | Communications battery charger
Village Marine Squirt SPW 600 (600 gallons / day)
Cruisair 48,000 BTU air conditioning with reverse cycle heating
Walbro fuel transfer pump with Racor 900 MA filter | Reverso GP 3013 24V oil changer for main, wing and generator
Maxwell VWC 3500 24V electric, vertical capstan with gypsy | Foot buttons on foredeck | Controls in pilothouse and on flybridge | Chain stopper on foredeck
CQR 110 lb. primary| 400' 7/16" high test chain | Danforth 40 lb. secondary with chain and rode| Spare 35 lb. plow with detachable shank | Stainless steel bow eye 12" above waterline
Steelhead SM 1500R - 1,500 pound
TENDERS AND OUTBOARDS:
Nautica DL 11 RIB with Honda 40 HP outboard | Avon Rover 3.10 RIB (beaching wheels) with Honda 8 HP outboard
Furuno | Icom | Simrad | VEI
Samsung 23" flat screen TV on lift in saloon | Blu-Ray DVD player | Wired for TV in master and pilothouse |Sony stereo pilothouse display | Surround sound music system with subwoofer in saloon| music in saloon and on fly
(2) Owner aft | Guest forward
Custom mattress topper Owner bed
(2) Tecma 39097 Silence Plus (electric freshwater)
(2) Owner and Guest (stand up with hinged door) | (1) Cockpit
ASKO W6461 clothes washer | ASKO T711 clothes dryer
GE Profile (4) burner propane stove and electric oven| SubZero refrigerator, freezer drawers | Double basin stainless steel sink including Insinkerator disposal with y-valve |GE Convection microwave oven | GE Trash compactor | SubZero freezer in forward stairway
Teak - matte, semi-gloss finish
Teak and spruce hardwood
Electric Jabsco standard and electric Rule highwater submersible| Edson manual
1,480 gallons | 5,600 L (fiberglass primaries, aluminum supply and day)
120 gallons | 454 L (fiberglass) | Deck pump out | Electric and manual discharge
110 gallons | 416 L (fiberglass) | Deck pump out | Electric and manual discharge
400 gallons | 1514 L (fiberglass)
Stidd helm pilothouse | (2) Prime helm chairs flybridge | NuTone central vacuum | Maxwell VC1000 electric cockpit capstan | Olsun 7.5 kVA isolation transformer | Olsun boost transformer
SeaFire fire suppression self-actuating in engine room FE-241 and lazarette FE-350M with remote manual activation | Avon 8-person life raft| EPIRB | Kahlenberg K-380 compressor horn
Most detail photos were taken in September, 2020
Note: All information is believed accurate, but should be verified.
3010 Old Ranch Parkway
Seal Beach, CA 90740