Celt is a proven Nordhavn 43 that has just completed some major restoration projects to confirm machinery and equipment is operational and in good working order. She and has improved her reliability while logging many hours over the past three years.
As a model, the Nordhavn 43 is a popular a two stateroom, two head, owner operator trawler designed for long distance cruising. Enjoying the benefits of Nordhavns keel cooled, dry stack exhaust for the Lugger main engine, Celt, and her sister ships, were created to go and go – these trawlers are happiest when they are out running from island to island, port to port.
Running with her trusty ABT TRAC active stabilizers she has a smooth, even ride. Her Yanmar wing engine gives peace of mind if you are worried about back up propulsion. Every system was installed for performance and ease of service.
The 43 has a reasonable cockpit deck area aft with three boarding doors. You can walk forward along the starboard side deck to reach the Portuguese bridge level and continue up to the foredeck and anchor, or curve around aft to port and ascends to the boat deck. The dinghy is mounted here and launched by the mast and boom arrangement.
Inside she is a teak treasure – matching grain wood on bulkheads and built-in furniture, including teak planked soles. You enter the saloon with seating on both sides and a dining table to starboard. Forward to port is the galley which has been the source of numerous meals during her cruises.
Up to the pilothouse you can manage operations from the Stidd helm chair and have great visibility of the outside world through multiple windows.
The lower level has the guest stateroom forward with a double berth to port and an office desk to starboard fronted by a head with shower, sink and toilet.
The owner cabin has an island berth bed arrangement with an ensuite sink, shower and toilet.
The engine room below the saloon and the lazarette below the cockpit provide protected areas for the working machinery and the layout of equipment gave a lot of thought to access and servicing.
ACCOMMODATIONS and LAYOUT:
The Nordhavn 43 is a passage maker that was created for a cruising couple to maintain and operate. She benefits from hundreds of Nordhavns that preceded this model. The design team truly addressed the priorities a capable pair would require to be safe and comfortable while traveling long distances. Celt is no stranger to long range adventures she was built to do just that – and her interior is beautifully crafted so that you can enjoy being aboard while both underway and at rest.
SALOON: You enter the saloon through a Dutch door to greet the entry level which consists of the saloon and galley. The saloon has settees on both sides and large windows allow for a beautiful view. For dining and relaxing, this aft section of the boat is very appealing. There is a top load freezer forward to starboard, conveniently installed directly across from the galley.
GALLEY: The galley is ideal for storing cooking conveniences and for preparing meals. There is refrigeration by Isotherm and a Force 10 propane stove and oven. Lockers, drawers and a spacious Corian counter make this a pleasing place to cook.
PILOTHOUSE: The primary operations center for navigation and communication, this wheelhouse has a practical layout of the many controls and displays that you use for cruising. The Stidd helm chair assists comfort for a long watch and most key components are easily within reach. The electrical breakers are labeled for convenience. A bench seat aft has a teak table and there is a single watch berth behind. Two outside leading Dutch doors allow you to go outside. The forward stairwell takes you to the accommodations level with staterooms and heads.
FORWARD STAIRS: From the pilothouse, you drop down to the lower level which has both staterooms and heads as well as access to the engine room.
GUEST STATEROOM and HEAD: Located forward this stateroom has the popular double wide berth to port and working desk with chair to starboard. The head and shower is positioned forward. There is outside airflow from the on deck Dorade vent, plus opening overhead hatches and outboard opening port lights.
OWNER STATEROOM and HEAD: The amidships owner stateroom is a private area that is also very comfortable. The head and shower are connected en-suite to starboard. There are two hanging lockers and drawers. The forward bulkhead has a large mirror. The floors are teak. The head has a large shower stall with bi-fold door, granite counter with sink and medicine cabinet and the fresh water toilet.
ENGINE ROOM: This machinery space has a tall entrance door off the owner cabin. Primary propulsion is provided from the Lugger main engine which is keel cooled with a dry stack exhaust. The primary fuel tanks are fiberglass and have sight glasses. The Northern Lights generator to starboard has sound shields. The Yanmar wing engine to port provides independent propulsion. The fuel distribution is via a forward supply tank and uses manifolds and Racor fuel water separators.
LAZARETTE: The lazarette contains the steering gear, water maker, hot water tank, emergency tiller, air conditioners, batteries, inverter and chargers. This is a large space that serves to store the extras most cruisers accumulate.
SWIM PLATFORM/COCKPIT: The cockpit – aft deck has nonskid flooring with a large fiberglass hatch to enter the lazarette. There are three hull boarding doors – both sides and aft. The swim deck aft is designed for arrival by dinghy. The boat deck above overhangs to provide shade. The saloon door is centered, and you can go forward outside along the walking side decks.
SIDE DECK/PORTUGUESE BRIDGE: From the cockpit you can step up to the starboard side deck and walk past the saloon up to the Portuguese bridge. The shore power connections are centrally located outside of the pilothouse on the starboard side. The Portuguese bridge deck has an access door to the foredeck and wraps around the front of the pilothouse.
FOREDECK: The Maxwell windlass is atop a guttered anchor well with a Freeman hatch access to the chain locker below. There two deck hatches above the forward cabin and forward head. Two built in fiberglass storage boxes. Two dorade vents. The life raft is mounted to port.
PILOTHOUSE ROOF: Flat platform for mounting accessories and gear storage.
BOAT DECK: This is a large deck with tall stainless steel safety railings. The mast supporting the dry stack exhaust pipe runs up from the engine room through the muffler console (muffler replaced). The boom is rigged with cables and blocks for dinghy launching. The dinghy is mounted athwartships, aft. There are two fiberglass storage boxes for gear.
43-21 Celt – Projects Completed 2019 – 2020 – 2021 – 2022
Note: Approximately $200,000.00 spent to improve Celt during this time frame. Purchase in March of 2019, Celt returned to active cruising. Some of this was overdue routine maintenance that had been deferred, others were projects that resulted from lack of use being stationary for a couple of years prior to purchase. The focus was targeted to improve reliability of essential equipment. Prior to sudden need for immediate sale she was prepared for an Atlantic crossing.
Replaced air conditioning unit in saloon (2020)
Note: Previous owner replaced original two units during ownership
Installed tee and cap on all air conditioning and water inlets for winterization
Rebuilt Jabsco electric bilge pump
Rebuilt EDSON 30/gal per minute manual pump
Installed third bilge pump (electric) with check valve. Pump fitted with auto float and switch control in pilothouse
Boat deck, tender, spars, pilothouse roof
10’ Zodiac Cadet consoled inflatable tender (2020)
Tohatsu 20 HP outboard (2020)
Set up bracket cradle system to stow and added auto bilge pump, power outlet, and console access door
Installed two storage containers with bracket system for quick removal on top of wheel house (2020) Installed new fiberglass storage boxes on wheelhouse roof (2020)
One storage box has hookah system with 100’ hose and regulator
Installed two Thule storage containers on wheel house roof (2020)
Storage container 1 = 8’2” West Marine dinghy (spare tender) packed with peripherals
Storage container 2 = (2) 12’ paddle boards with peripherals
Installed new EPIRB and new strobe flares also new 25 mm flare launch set up
Installed Viking four-man liferaft
Installed 110 V outlet up in stack house on top deck
Installed Flopper Stopper system on pilothouse roof (2020)
Installed two white fiberglass storage boxes on boat deck (2020)
Replaced ice chest cooler seat on top deck
Installed two outdoor white and stainless seats (2020)
Replaced boom winch cable with Dyneema
Installed alternate holding points for boom halyards
Replaced all running rigging on mast and boom system (2021)
Replaced Square D two pole 30-amp main breaker in owner head cabinet (2020)
Replaced (5) Lifeline 8D house batteries (2019)
Installed panel switch and outlet from non-inverter panel to lazarette outlet
Installed three G26000 NOCO smart battery chargers for main house bank in Lazarette. (Auxiliary, boost, trickle and backup charging).
Installed 110 V non-inverted outlet on the floor in forward cabin for Rain Man watermaker and forward battery charger
Upgraded (6) outlets to include USB and USBC connections
Installed Smart TV in owner stateroom (2020)
Install complete Fusion stereo system (2021)
Install LG TV in saloon (2020)
Engine – Lugger main
Replaced two fan belts on Lugger main
Replaced engine mounts on Lugger main engine
Reconditioned main shaft
Replaced main cutlass shaft bearing
Performed shaft realignments
Stern gland repacked with four rings of 38GTU graphite/Teflon packing (2020)
Reconditioned main propeller
Replaced copper carbon brush on main shaft grounding system (2020)
Installed comprehensive tool center in engine room (2020)
Reverso oil changer breaker replaced
Recovered main engine exhaust blanket
Changed oil filters on main engine, generator and wing engine and ZF gear box
Replaced all Racor fuel filters
Replaced air filters on main, wing and generator
Performed complete fuel polishing with Stanadyne treatment
Installed complete replacement Harco muffler in stack house including modifying vibration bracket system (2021)
Installed Isotherm drawers installed to replace SubZero refrigerator
Rebuilt stove in galley – new igniters and thermal couplers
Replaced air conditioning damper in galley
Replaced galley faucet pull out head
Installed separate fresh water 0.5 micron filter and faucet set on main galley sink
Installed new Kohler strainers and drain pipes on galley sink
Replaced blower motor on galley exhaust system
Replaced defrost timer on fridge/freezer ice maker
Replaced solenoid and cooler fan on fridge freezer combo unit
Replaced evaporator fan on fridge freezer
Replaced fan for vaporizer fridge freezer
Haul out Owl Creek Marina (Alva, FL) new bottom paint and zincs (2022)
Zincs replaced on hull, main propeller, wing propeller, TRAC fins, thruster, line cutter and keel cooler. (12) total
Haulout at Lambs Marina (Jacksonville, FL) washed bottom and changed all Zincs Hull (2020)
Installed (7) grab bars
Installed (2) foot grip holders
Installed two carbon monoxide alarms
Filed all boat manuals in proper filing box system
Replaced BBQ cover
Installed oil soaker sock and matt in bilge
Dixon straps over hose clamps on the rubber portion of the stuffing box shaft seal (2020)
Set up Dyson storage and charge system in owner stateroom hanging locker (2020)
Set up (4) removable Lexan storm windows for saloon (2020)
Recovered all leather seats in saloon (2020)
Labeled locations for haul out slings on top sides
Replaced complete fuel injection pump on generator (2020)
Installed 2nd remote S1B starting panel at generator (2020)
Replaced injector pump on generator (2020)
Replaced glow plugs on generator (2020)
Replaced fan belt on generator (2020)
Replaced backlit bulbs on generator control panel (2020)
Repaired generator cover
Installed noise damper
Installed Groco vacuum loop on forward head.
Installed check valve on forward head inlet
Installed (two) foot climbers – lazarette and port rear bulkhead
Repaired light in anchor chain locker
Replaced steaming light bulb on mast
Replaced reading lamp forward owner suite
Installed LED lighting on all lighting fixtures and complete vessel
Installed new chart reading lamp red and clear LED
Installed soft wall lamp fixture in salon with dimmer switch
Installed three new powerful LED light fixtures in lazarette (2020)
Installed LED light above generator (2020)
installed LED lights under wheel house control center
Installed LED lights and wire in space behind large breaker panel (2020)
installed new ACR 4800 candle power search light with manual controls and remote2020
Replaced EC4pq camera controller
Installed Nest camera in saloon
Provided CF-31 (Panasonic Tough Book) windows computer with OpenCPN and GPS
Installed Iridium Go set up with external antenna (subscription)
Installed Wave Wi-Fi and cellular antennas with complete router and control system (2020)
installed Simrad plotter evo3 12″ screen and Hailo20+ Radar integrated to AIS
Installed Furuno 420 weather fax system. (2021)
Installed ICOM 504 VHF and 500 AIS complete system stand-alone with individual antennas
Installed GPS 86 with Iridium inReach
Installed complete stand-alone Simrad AP44 backup autopilot with Bluetooth remote
Installed Stidd helm chair in (2020)
Calibrated ships compass
Installed Trak-4 sensor in wheelhouse console
Recovered leather settee (2020)
Windshield wipers repaired and blades replaced
Installed ACR 4200 search light on wheelhouse roof with remote and toggle controls (2020)
Repaired air horns (2020)
installed FM radio with Sirius (subscription).
Installed five-temp sensor and monitor in wheelhouse
Installed remote control panel for Sea Recovery water maker (2020)
Installed 120 V power outlet in stack house with breaker at main panel (2020)
installed Splendide combo clothes washer dryer in wheelhouse (condensing) (2020)
Replaced tide clock in wheelhouse
Installed two additional 12 V outlets on port side of wheelhouse console
Installed small breaker panel port side for additions: bilge pump, autopilot and Simrad autopilot
Cleared clogged gauge glasses on water tanks
Installed new fresh water site tubes with improved valves
Water tanks sanitized with shock treatment
Installed fresh water filter/purifier unit faucet at galley sink (2020)
Replaced Gray water bilge pump and float controller.
Replaced 12 V mechanical pump and manual pump for gray water tank (2020)
Rebuilt original 12V pump and manual pump units for spares (2020)
Installed small buzzer unit on holding tank pump circuit August 2020
Installed full hookah dive set up on pilothouse roof with 100’ hose and regulator
TRAC stabilizer system improvements
Replaced seals (2018) previous owner
Replaced leaking high pressure oil delivery hose from top of oil filter to TRAC stabilizer compressor
Flushed out and replaced iso 46 hydraulic fluid
Serviced TRAC system on portside (alignment was off)
Replaced rod seal on ram
Replaced bushings and rod pin
Replaced rod end bushing
Replaced complete ram (2021)
Replaced complete locking yoke ram (2021)
Replaced rod seal on ram
Replaced bushings and rod pin
Installed 2nd complete water maker Rain Man 37 gallon per hour complete with backwash and remote controls (2021)
Installed / replaced major components on water maker Sea Recovery model 170 (2020) Including; new solenoid complete, pressure control unit pressure gauges, replaced all filters and RO membrane and replaced primary pump
Windlass and ground tackle
Maxwell windlass – complete service with new seals and circlips (2021)
installed complete Maxwell chain counting system for windlass
Serviced, reversed, oiled and cleaned 360 feet of chain
Lewmar Claw 110 lb. plow anchor
Lewmar Claw 75lb plow spare
Installed Morse controls for wing engine. 2021
Installed robotic gear shift on Yanmar gear box
For additional information please visit Celt’s website: www.Nordhavn43ForSale.com
ADDITIONAL BROKER COMMENTS:
Celt is a US Coast Guard Documented vessel. Celt is loaded and ready to head right back out to sea. The current owners have done an exceptional job looking after her and getting her back to cruising shape. When they purchased Celt, she was languishing on the market and had been mostly forgotten by her owners. Any boat that sits too long is bound to require some attention and that she did. The new owners quickly organized a strategy to live with the cosmetics as-is and spend energy, time and money to rectify all of the operational machinery and equipment. Their performance priorities were exactly what Celt needed. They also took Celt out away from land and traveled offshore to let her regain her joy of ocean travel. Any boat you buy awaits and needs your own personalization’s. There are some cosmetic projects aboard Celt that you may consider past due (overhead panels), but nothing should prevent you from filling up with fuel and food and casting off for adventure.
Exclusions: Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to Paintings, tools, handheld nav gear and binoculars. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
Disclaimer: Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. presents the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor guarantee or warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyers should instruct their agents and their surveyors to investigate all details the buyers desire validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Brokerage: JMYS is a US based (licensed and bonded yacht brokerage in California, Florida and Washington) with an international emphasis specializing in ocean capable trawlers and recreational tugs. Our brokers are experienced boaters, most are trawler owner/operators with thousands of hours and miles at sea. We treat our clients with respect, we are responsive and not pushy. Our focus is to become your loyal advocate, always looking out for your best interests. The team at JMYS has extensive trawler and motor yacht product knowledge and our skills are available for coaching after the sale has concluded.
Co-Brokerage: Fellow yacht broker association members: Celt is available for Co-Brokerage.
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