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.
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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