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Nordhavn (yacht)

Nordhavn is a trade name of a line of ocean-going trawler-styled motor vessel designed and produced by Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. of Dana Point, California. The vessels, ranging from 40 to in length, are renowned for their structural strength and ability to cross oceans. They all have a raised forward pilothouse which is separate from the main salon and galley, or an aft deckhouse with the pilothouse raised on a second level above the salon. They also generally have full headroom in the engine room, and a single main engine with a "wing" 'get home' engine with separate prop shaft and a folding propeller. Nordhavn vessels are often purchased by liveaboards and a proportion of owners live aboard their vessel; often selling their homes to purchase a Nordhavn. Some models optionally have twin engines.

One 'stock' Nordhavn made history as the smallest production powered vessel to circumnavigate the world, from November 3, 2001 - June 30, 2002. It covered more than over some 170 days at sea, starting and ending its circumnavigation at Dana Point, California.


Nordhavn may refer to:

  • Nordhavnen, harbour in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Nordhavn Station, train station in Copenhagen
  • Nordhavn (yacht)