Thread: Two Nordhavns
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:15 AM   #11
Boydski
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City: Olympia, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Eagle
Vessel Model: Nordhavn 47
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I have to agree with Marty's post way above. I'd go with the older boat as well. The Hydraulic Bow and Stern Thrusters and wing engine are very desirable features and the Mid-Master layout is also much more comfortable (and quiet) than the newer boat's Fwd Master layout.

Wing engines are very nice to have when you are making long trips. If the main stops for any reason (clogged fuel filters, stoopid owner tricks, etc.), you just fire up the wing and it will keep you off the rocks and pointed into the weather.

The $100,000 price difference would buy a LOT of electronics if you're really concerned about them. Furuno is generally considered to be better gear than Raymarine, but if it is really old, it will need to be replaced at some point anyway.

Good Luck with your new Nordhavn!
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