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Old 11-25-2017, 04:38 PM   #1
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Good opportunity for someone!!

I just came across this Nordhavn 46 for under $200k! This could be an amazing deal for someone looking to get into a N46. It's pretty well equipped considering it's vintage (1989).

Okay, now the bad news...It had some hull damage from being dropped in boat yard and some wet deck issues!

I'm sure this boat could probably be snagged for $160k or so and then at that purchase price someone could drop another $75-100k into it and still be ahead of the game. So cool. Who's the brave buyer gonna be?? Maybe a TF member?

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I'm surprised it doesn't have a helm chair. For a long range cruiser to have nothing more than a leaning post seems surprising. Nice boat though.
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:36 PM   #3
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Bit of a hot potato this one...they haven't had it for long. Write up mentions leak in the forward deck, but says nothing about horrendous leaks from every single window!

Still, if the hull was repaired properly and the price could be squeezed lower, someone with a full skill set with money & time aplenty, might be a worthy project.

A TF member is the first owner (when it fell off the jacks) who might add some insight...
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Nordhavn

Looks like there is a fold away seat/perch.
That's a lot of boat. A lot of systems on board too.
Nice design with the full wraparound walkway and high bulwarks.Classic and timeless functionality.
Looks better than some of the more recent rather high windage version they make now.
Could be good value if the systems are fairly well sorted. The price obviously reflect work needs doing yet.
Shame the hull design needs stabilizers but that's a discussion for a different thread.
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I know the folks that own that boat. Although I have never seen the boat,you can be assured that what ever repairs or up-grades he has done, they were done right.
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Old 11-25-2017, 06:53 PM   #6
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Dream boat for me, but I’m short on the time and money aplenty. Having the wet deck in FL could be a mold problem, but the freezing NE could produce some more consequences. Still love to tackle it.
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Does this mean water damage from leaking windows isn't structural, and is "limited" to interior paneling?
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Nothing is perfect. Even Nordhavns leak.
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More like GUSH in this case, don't you think?
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"Still, if the hull was repaired properly and the price could be squeezed lower, someone with a full skill set with money & time aplenty, might be a worthy project."

"if the hull was repaired properly" ,,,might be to purchase a replacement hull and transfer all parts.

Fixing unknowable damage for ocean work is a monster task.
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I just came across this Nordhavn 46 for under $200k! This could be an amazing deal for someone looking to get into a N46. It's pretty well equipped considering it's vintage (1989).

Okay, now the bad news...It had some hull damage from being dropped in boat yard and some wet deck issues!

I'm sure this boat could probably be snagged for $160k or so and then at that purchase price someone could drop another $75-100k into it and still be ahead of the game. So cool. Who's the brave buyer gonna be?? Maybe a TF member?

1989 Nordhavn 46 Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
I do not know how much money they spent but, I am guessing it was more than the $185 they are selling it for. I know that boat. Seeing those photos was like revisiting the boat. All I can say is, that was my boat when it was dropped. Remember has a way of smoothing over the rough parts. For an instant, I actually considered rebuying the boat and then, I realize I am 10 years older. No longer do I "fold" as I did 10 years ago.
I cannot remember how much money I put into it but all the work I had done was top notch. I see many improvements I made.... They made even more improvements. The pilot house was a joy.

I am glad to see it is still 'alive'. It deserves a good life.
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Hard to believe all that interior woodwork damage was just from falling over. It must have laid on its side in 6 feet of water for a couple of weeks.
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Hard to believe all that interior woodwork damage was just from falling over. It must have laid on its side in 6 feet of water for a couple of weeks.
Fell on the hard.
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Fell on the hard.
If you care to share (will understand if you don't want to) did the windows leak that bad before the fall?
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I didn't notice the new damage. Which window?
I do not like to look at the pictures, makes me sad
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I didn't notice the new damage. Which window?
I do not like to look at the pictures, makes me sad
oops...better not look then. Forget I was even here..........
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oops...better not look then. Forget I was even here..........
Please just tell me which window. I pretty much had that boat memorized.
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Yacht World pop ups really piss me off!

Gotta agree that this vessel has great potential, but the asking price is far too high for an insurance salvage Boat.
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Please just tell me which window. I pretty much had that boat memorized.
It looks like half the windows have serious rot/water damage below and above. Most ceilings are covered by new plywood, no headliner. Galley cabinets show serious damage. No floors in the engine room, just loose plywood pieces. And then there is the ominous mention that the foredeck is soft.

I have been looking at Nordhavns but this type of damage from a simple roll-over gives me pause. It is possible the boat was damaged again by the storms earlier this year.
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Hmmmm, sounds like extensive damage either as a result of the fall or some other event.

It appears all the electronics were upgraded. I will confess to spending more than $30K on the fwd stateroom rebuild. Sure did make my 'then' wife happy. I also put in a 12hp bow thruster. I think the original bow thruster was 5 hp.
They did not show a picture of the fuel polishing station.
Loved that fuel manifold. Took a while to figure it out but with the polishing station one could transfer fuel between the 4 tanks and also change out the returns.
They removed the TV cabinet in the salon, starboard side making the salon more roomie and added a diesel furnace.
The 3 A/C reverse cycle were new.
I had removed the fwd mast and someone else removed the aft mast. Guess they had low bridges to clear.
I sure am glad you folks are pointing all the areas needing attention. I am feeling better now.

I went back and looked at the pictures. I think some of the pics were some before (with the aft mast) and some after (without the aft mast). I am proud of the improvement they made.
Per the obvious discoloration around the windows, that can all be repaired but, at what cost.
I read the broker's comments and I will have to say, he/she wrote one of the most honest reports I read.
I still think she deserves more life.
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