"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 dark blue 'whale strip' draw admiration wherever she goes. She was the first and only Nordhavn 55 to be built with the full length N60 boat deck, which extends all the way aft to align with the transom.
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 manouvering 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 built in 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.
A passagemaker of this quality is a rare appearance on the brokerage market, you simply won't find another like her! "MV Skope" is lying at her home berth in Picton, right in the heart of New Zealand's world famous Marlborough Sounds, home of the iconic wine region, and one of the great cruising destinations of the world.
Please take a moment to review the impressive specifications and inventory of this very special vessel......
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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 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.
This vessel features the desired two double guest cabin layout with the 3rd cabin (Captain's Cabin) in the Pilothouse aft. 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 in the Pilothouse cabin.
Showers: Two full ensuites, with additional a H&C shower in cockpit, accessed from the swim platform.
Heads: 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.
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 Cabin)
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) w/ flybridge speakers
On the main deck and adjacent to the Saloon:
The galley will please the most demanding chef!
Full sized home style appliances
Abundant dish and dry goods storage, storage cabinets and generous counter space
A granite top counter separates the galley from the salon, enabling direct contact between these areas. All appliances to have brushed S/S faces.
Sub-zero refrigerator and ice maker
GE trash compactor
Kitchen Aid Microwave
S/S Cooktop Miele Electric
Miele Master Chef single oven BP S/S with 'classic' handle
Miele slim line Dishwasher
Galley sink is 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
(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
Freezer: Sub-zero refrigerator with two drawer freezer with icemaker
Watermaker: Village Marine 800 gallons per day unit with auto back flush. In new condition, never operated
Hot Water System: Hot Water heated either by AC Power or via Main Engine Heat Exchanger
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
"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 the tender.
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, adjacent sink with H&C water
"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 the boat 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
Upgraded Davit to Steelhead SM1500R with 3' extension davit
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 on passage
Custom canvas covers
A large selection of heavy duty ropes and lines
Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP Solid hand laid GRP hull and topsides, composite deck and coach house sides
Deck: GRP non-skid
Dinghy: Caribe Rigid Inflatable dinghy with GSP, Fishfinder. Battery minder for Caribe battery
O/B: Yamaha New Generation 4 stroke
Covers/Canvas: Extensive Canvas covers including tender, flybridge seats, console
Upgraded Maxwell 4000 Hydraulic vertical windlass with heavy duty brake and Chain stopper
Bow tow eye
Anchor raw water wash down pump
Secondary deck hawse pipe
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
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
Throwing life ring,
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.
Lugger L1276A. 2C/MG5091 - 340 hp @1800 continuous
The Lugger 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 - greatly reducing the risk of failure at sea.
Propulsion: Conventional shaft drive, with stuffing box and fixed propellor
Prop: 40"x 32"
Lugger L-944-D Diesel " Get Home Engine" - 65 hp with Hurth V-Drive transmission driving a Gori 3 blade feathering propellor
Northern lights 20kw in sound shield, 110V/60Hz @ 600 hours
Second generator in Lazarette - Northern Lights 9 Kw. 110V/60HZ @ 412 hours
Both Gensets 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)
Upgraded all raw water strainers to Groco
Two intakes for sea chest (ER) model # SA-1500 w/monel basket
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 pump in engine room
Stabilizer fins painted black
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
"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
New Zealand Warrant of Electrical Fitness (WOEF)
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 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
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
Maxwell chain counter for windlass - AA500C - two stations (Pilothouse and flybridge)
Bilge pump counter in pilot house
Shorepower "off" alarm displays blue strobe light at top of mast
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 and Pacific VHf aerial
Icom 1CM422B Marine VHF waterproof with DSC
Pacific VHf aerial
Icom IC-M802NZ Marine SSB 150watt with AT140 with Pacific VHf aerial
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 watt
KVH M7 Tracvision M7 satellite TV antenna system
Dual LNB KVH 01-0290-01 Tracvision
M7 empty dome
Pacific P6136 GSM cell aerial
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
"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.