Stretching 148ft in length, she will be the largest Nordhavn to date. It will also be the first ever metal Nordhavn, with the yard having only built in composite until now. Sporting a steel hull, aluminium superstructure and round bilge, it is a displacement yacht that offers comfort and durability.
As a no-nonsense go-anywhere explorer boat, the Nordhavn 148 possesses the strong Nordhavn DNA but with Dutch styling. “As a designer, we really were able to be on the cutting edge in terms of how far we could stretch the Nordhavn brand without losing its heritage. It’s a Nordhavn explorer – designed by Vripack – but it remains a Nordhavn nonetheless. Our aim was simply to reimagine it.” explains Hoekstra.
In addition, the yacht will benefit from an ‘ice belt’ – a.k.a. an ice-strengthened hull – a stiffer hull than the minimum requirement by classification and a generous-sized engine room. In terms of interior layout, she is spacious, grand and has enough tender storage to accommodate two 8m tenders.