Stretching 148 feet 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.
A NORDHAVN DESIGNED BY VRIPACK
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 8 meter tenders.