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  This line of true, ocean-going passage-makers is offered by Pacific Asian Enterprises in Dana Point, California, which closely supervises the production of the power yachts in Taiwan. Nordhavns are full-displacement motor vessels with exceptional range and seakeeping ability. There are currently 16 boats in the fleet from the Nordhavn 40 to the 120-foot flagship – but every one of them is built stout and tough and designed to punch through heavy head seas and track down swells as if on rails. Nordhavns attract owners with serious cruising plans and those who are extremely comfortable on extended blue water transits. It’s a reputation well supported by Nordhavn’s heritage. In 1989, for instance, the Nordhavn N46 debuted as the first production passage-maker and after selling more than 80 of these groundbreaking hulls, many of them still carry their current owners to all corners of the globe today.      

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Nordhavn 43

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Boat Description

In 1999, P.A.E.’s naval architect, Jeff Leishman, again made the boating world take notice with the successful launch of the innovative Nordhavn 40, a small, mighty ship that soon proved its remarkable capabilities. In 2002, a stock Nordhavn 40 completed a 26,000-mile circumnavigation in less than 25 weeks without incident or breakdown. Crewed by our P.A.E. staff, this proud little vessel served as the testing ground for a variety of evolutionary ideas. The Nordhavn 43 is the direct result of lessons learned on that challenging and very satisfying adventure. It also represents the culmination of what 25 years of quality boat building has taught us. Unlike other boat builders, we did not set out to design a 43-foot model to fit a marketing strategy. Instead we challenged ourselves to make a great boat, the Nordhavn 40, even better. Likewise, we knew that our Nordhavn 47 was already on its way to becoming one of our all time best sellers. But it was simply more boat than many people wanted or could afford. A careful comparison of both the 40 and 47 formed the design parameters for a new model. It just happened to result in a 43-foot long boat.

Boat Details
Beam 4.52 mMax Draft 1.50 m
Dry Weight 27215.54 kgHull Material Fiberglass
Hull Shape DisplacementFuel Capacity 4542.49 l
Length at Waterline 11.68 mWater Capacity 1135.62 l