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Old 04-14-2020, 06:36 PM   #21
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Absolutely a wonderful boat until it's time to enter the ER.

Your people do that, not you.
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:43 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the thoughtful comments, Back to the drawing board. I hope to see some of you soon at some port. Jp
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Old 04-20-2020, 02:21 PM   #23
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Hi JP,
My wife and I have owned our N62 for the last 8 years. We handle the vessel ourselves, and have 29,000 miles under her keel so far. (Vancouver - Australia). We love the boat, and she continues to get better (and smaller) with each passing day. She's a great sea boat, and looks after us. We have hydraulic thrusters, so close quarter maneuvering is easy, and makes me look like a rock star. I work from the boat, and she's also basically our home now. (although we do have a base in Vancouver).

I'm not certain if the N62 will be the best boat for you, but it certainly is for us. As others have said, the N57 is a great boat, and the N47 will make you proud. You can't go wrong. Personally though, we need the space, so we went bigger. Marina slips have never been an issue, but we have totally autonomy for a year on the hook if required.

If you have any N62 (or general Nordhavn questions), I'll be happy to reply here. Best of luck to you!
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Old 04-20-2020, 03:11 PM   #24
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I have boated all my life. Now 74. When I looked for my last new vessel four years ago, for cruising and live aboard, I capped my search at 50' length overall. The main reason is boating the PNW once you are over 50' your docking choices are drastically reduced. Also the larger the boat the more challenges docking in marinas. At that time I did a lot of solo boating.

However, with a good skiff one can anchor out & use the skiff as many do. I did not like that scenario.

It really boils down to what you want to do with your vessel along with your present and near future physical condition.
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I am retiring this year and upgrading my boat to travel 9 months a year with the wife. Plan includes both coast for a few years. I have 45 years of boating and 66 years old.The question i pose to the members is should I buy a 47 nordhavn which is a great boat or go for the 62 nordhavn which gives us more elbow room for live aboard , I am concerned that it is too big for us to handle ,the extra cost to run and the problem of getting slips that big. Thanks jp
9 months a year on your boat means it is your primary residence. If you can afford the purchase and operation of the bigger one, get it. If you are on a budget..get the smaller one. Worry about money in retirement will shorten your life.
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Old 04-20-2020, 09:45 PM   #26
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Thanks for the info....yes I have decided to buy a 57 or 62 not a 47, we like the space for live aboard and guest. Did you write a book on the 62 you bought, great book!
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Thanks for the info....yes I have decided to buy a 57 or 62 not a 47, we like the space for live aboard and guest. Did you write a book on the 62 you bought, great book!

Hi Deepblue,
Not sure if you were replying to my post above? If so, answer is 'no' - I have not written a book (yet), but there was one N62 owner who did. James Ellingford (6220 - Pendana). He has since sold the boat, and moved on to other projects.

There is a peach of a N57 available is you are interested. But situated in Hawaii, last I heard. Good luck!
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:38 PM   #28
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Hi Deepblue,
Not sure if you were replying to my post above? If so, answer is 'no' - I have not written a book (yet), but there was one N62 owner who did. James Ellingford (6220 - Pendana). He has since sold the boat, and moved on to other projects.

There is a peach of a N57 available is you are interested. But situated in Hawaii, last I heard. Good luck!
Ken Williams also wrote a book with his N62 on the cover - he is credited as a co-author on James Ellingford's book. I've never read Williams' book, but have read a number of his blogs (www.KensBlog.com). He's an exceptional writer - a very easy read.

https://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Ocea.../dp/1484890604
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