Hull #1 of the new Nordhavn 41 splashed in the Aegean Sea last week and will commence with sea trials this week. She will undergo further testing before being prepared to ship in mid July. The first hull will be delivered to her buyer in the northeast United States.
Currently, 14 the of the first 20 hulls have been reserved – sight unseen – pointing to the design’s broad appeal. What’s more, the boat is drawing on a truly international base with buyers coming from all over the globe, including America, Turkey, Denmark, South Africa and Australia.
Additionally, of the first five hulls completed, two will cruise right out of Turkey, taking advantage of Nordhavn’s offer to allow buyers to spend time cruising the Mediterranean before shipping the boat to their homeport, with Nordhavn handling shipping logistics.
“We are very pleased with the way the boat has turned out,” said Drew Leishman, Project Manager of the N41.
He continued, “The team at the factory did an amazing job. They scrutinised every detail.”
Upon the boat’s arrival to the east coast, Drew, along with Nordhavn’s vice president Jim Leishman and Chief of Design Jeff Leishman, will fly from CA to inspect her.
The Nordhavn 41 is the smallest boat in Nordhavn’s ocean-crossing line-up. She has a range of 3,000-plus nautical miles and an anticipated cruise speed of around 7 knots. She succeeds the Nordhavn 40, Nordhavn’s previous smallest couple’s passagemaker, of which 69 hulls were built.
The Nordhavn 40 is celebrated for setting the world record for fastest circumnavigation made by a production powerboat.
“We’re confident that the N41 will enjoy the same if not greater success as the 40,” said Drew.