• 68'
  • 2003
  • Marina di Carrara, Italy
  • 755 000 €


Good looking S&S design built by North Wind, just beautifully. Twin cockpit, great sailing, huge interior for families and troops. Never raced, rallied or put away remotely wet. She is astonishing.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: NORTH WIND
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: North Wind 68
  • Model Year: 2003
  • YearBuilt: 2003
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: VAT Paid
  • Country: Italy
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 5/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 68' 0" (20.73m)
  • LWL: 56' 7" (17.25m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 17' 6" (5.33m)
  • Min Draft: 9' 4" (2.84m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 49,000 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 1,000 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,400 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 10
  • Heads: 5
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 5
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Volvo Penta
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Broker's Comments

The North Wind 68 is a capable and well-designed blue water cruising yacht which offers good sailing and excellent accommodation.   TODO MODO is still in her original ownership and she has been well maintained through her lifetime and much updated, including new topsides paint recently as well as improvements to many of her systems.  She is very unusual in that she has never chartered or sailed extensively.   She has only cruised in the Mediterranean as a family yacht and her condition throughout reflects this light usage.  

Owner's Comments

TODO MODO is a splendid raised saloon semi-custom 68 footer designed for the North Wind shipyard by Sparkman & Stephens. She is certified Class A - Ocean by Germanischer Lloyd, in accordance with EU directives. The combination of 5 cabins, 5 heads compartments and the elegant, spacious areas that have been central to the success of the North Wind 68’.  It means that she can accommodate 8 guests and 2 crew whilst safely sailing the oceans, even in adverse weather.


The yacht performs superbly under sail, even with a limited crew, as the sails can be operated directly from the helm cockpit. The genoa and staysail have hydraulic furling systems, as does the mainsail. The staysail has its own forestay and is self-tacking, with hydraulically operated winches. The double backstay increases safety and the tensioning of the backstays, vang and the stainless halyards for the genoa, staysail and main sail are managed hydraulically from the helm cockpit, which is a large and clear space separated from the mid cockpit. 


Since launch, TODO MODO has been owned by me.


RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

·         Sandwich construction technique, with the laminating done by hand under controlled temperature and humidity conditions using a vinyl ester resin reinforced with a multiaxial Kevlar and fibreglass fabric.

·         Expanded PVC was used for the internal reinforcing, laminated to the hull using a vinyl ester resin.

·         A sandwich construction was also adopted for the deck, with an infusion technique using vinyl ester resin reinforced with a multiaxial fibreglass fabric.

·         Stainless steel plates and solid laminate sections were used to reinforce areas where equipment is attached or secured to the deck.

·         The bulkheads are all tabbed to the hull using resin.

·         In spring 2013, the hull was completely repainted in Awlgrip Flag Blue.

·         The teak decking is laid using 12 mm Burma teak panels glued into place and then caulked to provide waterproofing.

·         The hatches are flush with the deck, making it easier to handle the bow sails and creating a large, open space for sunbathing.

·         The companionway hatch is operated by a compressed air piston controlled using buttons on the exterior of the boat, in the passenger cockpit, and in the interior, close to the hatch.


Keel & Rudder:

·         The rudder was an ad hoc design by Lewmar and has a carbon shaft, while the blades were made with a multiaxial fabric with fibreglass and expanded PVC. 


Engine & Gearboxes:

·         6-cylinder Volvo Penta TAMD41 190HP.

·         The engine is linked to a ZF Hurt Marine HSW450 H2-3.OR marine inverter. 


Maintenance & Performance:

·         The outlet for the engine cooling water is below sea level to make it more silent.

·         Engine maintenance is simple, as the engine compartment is located below the boards in the eating area, which can be completely removed.


Propulsion & Steering:

·         The bow thruster is a Max Power, 225 Duo Classic model.

·         Gori three-blade folding propeller (26x18x3 RH). 

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

·         24 V powers most of the equipment as well as the interior and exterior lights.

·         Two 24 V sockets are located in the galley area and two externally, for the two long-distance spotlights located in the helm cockpitand the sail locker in the bow.

·         In addition to the 24 V wiring, a 230 V circuit powers the heavy power appliances, with 230 V sockets in the main saloon, galley, at the nav station and in each of the cabins and heads compartments.

·         There is also a 12 V circuit that powers the minor appliances, with the 12 V sockets (like car cigarette lighters) found in the saloon, galley, nav station and each cabin as well as outside in the forepeak.

·         The power distribution board is located near the navigation table and is divided into 24V, 12V and 230V sections. 

·         There is also a second power distribution board for the lights and external utilities located in the helm cockpit.


Battery Banks:

·         The 24 V circuit is powered by a set of service batteries: eight 12 V (200 A) marine gel-sealed batteries, in parallel series, for a total output of 800A or 24 V.

·         The 230 V power comes from the batteries, using an inverter, the generator or, where available, shore power.

·         The 12 V power comes from a set of service batteries, with two converters to transform the 24 V power to 12 V.

·         The engine has its own batteries: two 12 V (120 A) marine gel-sealed batteries, in series, to provide 120 A and 24 V. 

·         The generator has a 12 V (120 A) marine gel-sealed battery.

·         The bow thruster is fed by a specific set of two gel-sealed marine batteries able to provide elevated inrush current peaks of 12 V and 250 A each. Since these are connected in series, the set provides 250 A and 24 V, with an inrush peak of 850 A.

·         Three SKB SK 12/120 batteries.

·         Two Optima 34 batteries.


Battery Chargers:

·         The batteries are charged using the engine alternator, two 24 V Two Mastervolt 24 V MASS 24/75 battery chargers chargers powered by the generator or, if available, shore power (the socket to connect to the latter is found in the lazarette).

·         The engine batteries are charged by the engine alternator and, if the batteries are nearly flat, the required power to start the engine from the service batteries can be drawn from them.

·         The generator battery is charged by the alternator of the generator and, in case of a flat battery, the yacht is equipped to draw the power needed to start the generator from one of the engine batteries.

·         The bow thruster batteries are charged using the engine service alternator, two 24 V battery chargers powered by the generator or, if available, shore power.

·         One Mastervolt 12 V 04-30-11500 IVO Smart 12/15 charger.



·         2 x Alternators on main engine; one for the main engine battery and one for the service bank.



·         Northern Lights M843NK, 12kW (1,180 h as of January 2016).


Shore Power:

·         220v ring main.


Other Electrical:

·         Two Victron Energy power regulators are part of the internal lighting system.

·         Two Victron Energy ORION 24/24 360w power stabilisers.

·         Mastervolt PV12s 24V/12V DC converter.

·         Mastervolt MASS 24/2500 inverter.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

·         The fresh water is pumped to the galley and heads areas using a dual pump autoclave with a buffer reservoir to provide stable water pressure.

·         There is also a backup autoclave, in case the main one breaks down. The galley has a pedal operated pump.

·         The water is heated by the engine via calorifier or, if this is off, by the two 60 l Two Quick BX 60 immersion heaters.

·         An Acqua Jet Duo WPS 10.0 system (2 pumps) from Johnson Pump.

·         An Acqua Jet Duo WPS 10.0 backup system (2 pumps) from Johnson Pump.

·         There is also a freshwater shower on the transom.



·         An Ecosystem E-120 watermaker (desalination system) providing 120 litres per hour. 

·         The watermaker automatically washes the filters at the end of a cycle, with the option to add a sterilising solution.


Bilge Pumps:

·         The yacht has 7 bilge pumps: a manual one, operated from the helm cockpit; a submersible pump in the forepeak; a submersible pump and an impeller pump in the bilge of the galley; two impeller pumps in the engine compartment; and an impeller pump in the lazarette.

·         The impeller pumps are Johnson Pump F5B-19 and the submersible pumps are Rule 2000.

·         The seawater suction pump for the engine to remove any bilge water from the engine compartment.

·         An alarm connected to a Quick electronic sensor (Bilge Switch BS 015) goes off when water gets into the lowest bilge. It sounds in three places: below deck in the bow and stern, and in the helm cockpit. 



·         Total capacity of 1,400 litres (307 gallons).

·         The diesel for the engine and generator are stored in three tanks, with a total capacity of 1,400 l. The two main tanks, each holding about 500 l each, are both outboard

·         The third, holding about 400 l, is in the generator compartment and acts as the day tank.

·         The day tank is fed by the two main tanks, which are connected, using a pump with a supplementary filter that can be bypassed in case of malfunctioning.

·         The pump can be operated manually or automatically, when the level drops below a set minimum threshold.

·         An alarm on the main power distribution board goes off when water is detected in the diesel.


Fresh water:

·         Total capacity of 1,000 litres (219 gallons).

·         The 2 fresh water tanks are connected.


Grey water holding tanks:

·         Grey wastewater goes into a 420 l tank.

·         The tank has a deck vent with an anti-odour carbon filter.

·         The tank can be accessed from the deck so it can be emptied when docked.

·         While sailing, the tank is emptied into the sea, with a diaphragm pump that can be set for automatic or manual operation.

·         If the grey wastewater tank discharge pump breaks down, there is a bypass that allows the pump for the black wastewater to be used.

·         Wastewater from the galley reaches the tank via gravity, while the grey wastewater from the heads compartments is pumped using a pump located below the grating in the shower of each heads.

·         A T24DC Dometic – Sealand grey wastewater discharge pump

·         A Tankwatch 4 grey wastewater level sensor, from Dometic – Sealand

·         A Tankmaster 4 status and discharge panel for grey wastewater, from Dometic – Sealand

·         5 Jabsco 37202 pumps to pump grey wastewater from the bathrooms to the tank.


Black water holding tanks:

·         4 Dometic – Sealand 1006 vacuum flush toilets, each with a vacuum tank.

·         4 of the 4 WCs have black wastewater vacuum flush systems.

·         A vacuum pump creates a vacuum in the vacuum tank below each WC and, when flushed, this vacuum pulls the grey wastewater into the 420 l tank.

·         The tank has a deck vent with an anti-odour carbon filter.

·         The tank can be accessed from the deck so it can be emptied when docked.

·         While sailing, the tank is emptied into the sea, with a diaphragm pump that can be set for automatic or manual operation.

·         If the black wastewater tank discharge pump breaks down, there is a bypass that allows the pump for the grey wastewater to be used.

·         The 5th on-board marine WC has a manual pump, ensuring at least one of the WCs work if the system fails.     

·         A Series M Dometic – Sealand vacuum generator.

·         A T24DC Dometic – Sealand black wastewater discharge pump.

·         A Tankwatch 4 black wastewater level sensor, from Dometic – Sealand.

·         A Tankmaster 4 status and discharge panel for black wastewater, from Dometic – Sealand.

Navigation Equipment

Raymarine ST290 sailing instrumentation. This has the following:

·         Raymarine E-120 chartplotter (helm cockpit).

·         Raymarine E-80 chartplotter (navigation table).

·         Raymarine ST7001 autopilot with two control panels (one in the helm cockpit and one on the navigation table).

·         Two Raymarine ST290 graphic displays, able to display four data sources at the same time (one in the helm cockpit, the other on the navigation table).

·         Two Raymarine ST60 displays (one in the master cabin and one in the stern cabin).

·         A Raymarine 2D-2KW 18" radome radar, mounted on a steel pole on the stern. It has tilt adjustment for listing that uses an electric motor controlled by a joystick in the helm cockpit. 

·         A log.

·         An echo sounder.



·         The wind instruments are also in the helm cockpit, forward of the wheel.

·         These are from the Raymarine ST290 series and include a wind sensor and closed-haul instrument. A Windex Maxi is mounted on the masthead. 

·         Raymarine 230E VHF with two receivers, one in the helm cockpit and one at the navigation table.

·         Nasa marine Clipper Navtex weather monitoring system.

·         Two MZ chain counters, an EV011, is located in the helm cockpit and an EV020, is in the sail locker in the stern which also has buttons to operate the anchor windlass. 

Domestic Equipment


·         Force 10 Marine 161346 gas cooker with 3 burners and oven.

·         There is an additional fridge in the centre cockpit.

·         Gas alarm system that cuts of the gas flow off if there is a leak.

·         Alpex Inox CFE-A CO/1 extractor hood.

·         WhirpooltMWD246 microwave.

·         2 WAECO Coolmatic RSD 115 fridges front opening with a capacity of 115 litres.

·         2 WAECO Coolmatic CB-40 freezers which are top opening with a capacity of 40 litres.

·         A Frigoboat E 50095 fridge.



·         4 Dometic – Sealand 1006 vacuum flush toilets, each with a vacuum tank.

·         A Jabsco 29120 - 2000 marine toilet.

·         Each heads compartment has a separate shower stall, except for the day heads and crew cabin.


Heating & Ventilation:

·         CLD Marine 2000 air conditioning system (50,000 BTU), with a heat pump.

·         The main control panel is on the power distribution board in the navigation table area.

·         The air is pumped through fan coil units in each cabin and two in the saloon.

·         Each area has a thermostat and the temperature can be set individually.

·         In winter, the same units provide heating for the yacht using the heat pump.



·         The on-board entertainment is based on a BOSE system with 5 speakers internally and 2 in the centre cockpit. 

·         A PC can be linked up to the TV and an iPod or MP3 players to the Hi-Fi.

·         BOSE surround sound Lifestyle 25 Series II entertainment system.

·         5 BOSE interior speakers.

·         2 Marine Speaker 131 exterior speakers.

·         BOSE Lifestyle Music System CD player (holds up to 6 CDs at a time).

·         An LG Flatron M1921A TV.

·         A Loewe Xemix 5106 DO DVD player.



·         4 boom lights.

·         A spotlight located on the mast and by 2 high intensity lights located on the first set of spreaders light the deck.

·         The centre cockpit is lit by 4 smaller spotlights located on the boom, while courtesy lights are also located in all the interior areas and in both cockpits.  


Summary of Accommodation:

·         A warm shade of teak, combining classic elegance and understatement, defines the interiors.

·         The entrance is in the centre cockpit, leading to the raised saloon furnished with a 3-sided sofa to port, with a large dining table, and an additional sofa to starboard

·         Shelves, lockers and drawers provide plenty of storage space.

·         The main saloon is light and airy with lots of natural light from the port lights

·         Aft is the navigation table, with a chair,  navigational instruments and the power distribution board.

·         Continuing towards the stern, the owners’ cabin is to port, with a double berth, 2 wardrobes with drawers, a small safe and en-suite heads compartment with a basin, vacuum flush toilet, bidet and separate shower.

·         To starboard there is an additional heads compartment with a basin, marine toilet and shower, and another cabin with upper and lower berths and a wardrobe with drawers.

·         Heading towards the bow, down 2 steps to reach the galley which is divided into 2 sections.

·         To port there is a 3-sided food preparation counter.

·         The numerous cupboards, shelves and drawers in both sections of the kitchen provide ample pan, crockery and supply storage space.

·         Heading further forward, are 2 identical guest cabins, each one with double berth and a wardrobe with drawers, and an en-suite heads compartment with a basin, vacuum flush toilet and separate shower area.

·         The crew quarters are in the bow, with upper and lower berths, wardrobe with drawers and an en-suite heads compartment with a basin, vacuum flush toilet and shower.

·         Access to the crew quarters is from the deck, through a large hatch, although in rough seas, it can also be reached through the port guest cabin. 

Deck Equipment


·         Cutter headed sloop rig by Selden of aluminium with stainless steel rigging and inmast furling

·         The mast rising 25.7 m above the deck with 3 sets of angled spreaders. 

·         Both genoa and staysail have a hydraulic furling system controlled from the helm cockpit.

·         The staysail is on a self-tacker.

·         The mainsheet has a fixed deck attachment, eliminating the mainsail traveller. 

·         The in-mast furling and outhaul are both hydraulic and controlled from the helm cockpit.

·         The on-board hydraulics are partly operated by electric pumps and partly manually.

·         The electric pumps were manufactured by Meridian Technologies. They are the HPU 2x3 15NL model, with two electric motors, and operate the roller furling for the genoa, staysail and mainsail, the outhaul, the eight winches, the winch for the anchor windlass and the stern platform.

·         The manual hydraulic system is a Navtex System 50 with a pressure gauge, located in the helm cockpit, which is used to regulate the tension of the backstay and the halyard of the genoa, staysail and mainsail and the vang.

·         Navtex also made the vang and the hydraulic pistons for the backstay and the halyards. The manual hydraulic system also provides a backup for the stern platform.

·         The genoa travellers, the traveller track for the self-tacking for the staysail and all the deck hardware were made by Lewmar.

·         The running backstays are made of Spectra. Three rope halyards for the gennaker or spinnaker are attached to the base of the mast, while the mast itself has a spinnaker pole car and the traveller tracks.



·         The helm cockpit is separated from the centre cockpit. This large, sheltered space has 6 winches for sail handling and the wheel.

·         8 Lewmar hydraulically operated winches:

·         2 x 88 SHST two-speed winches, located on the sides of the sprayhood protecting the helm cockpit.

·         4 x 66 SHST two-speed winches, located on the sides of the sprayhood protecting the helm cockpit.

·         2 x 64 CHST single-speed winches, located at the base of the mast.



·         Mainsail in Idranet (Spectra fabric). P = 23.45 m and E = 7.85 m.

·         Genoa 120% in Idranet (Spectra fabric).  I = 25.72 m and J = 8.78 m.

·         Staysail in Idranet (Spectra fabric).  I1 = 17.49 m and J1 = 5.07 m.

·         Gennaker in nylon (1 ½ ounce per sq.m).



·         Aft of the deckhouse, the spacious centre cockpit has a central table with an inbuilt fridge.

·         There is deck access to the large lazarette, in the stern, and the sizeable sail locker, in the bow.

·         Passerelle with handrail retracts into the stern when not in use. It is an Opacmare 1003/29. When fully extended, it is about 3 m long, while the height can be adjusted (2m range) to allow it to be used as a diving board.

·         The passerelle can be extended or retracted hydraulically using a specific pump controlled by a switch in the helm cockpit or using a remote.

·         The stern can be lowered for swimming. This is done using 2 hydraulic pistons controlled by a switch in the helm cockpit or using a remote.  Once open, access is via two steps that extend automatically. The platform is lit.

·         A steel folding ladder with teak steps is used for access from the water which is stowed in the lazarette when not in use.

·         Side boarding gates.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

·         The main anchor is a 45 kg Delta with a 120 m chain (12 mm).

·         The kedge anchor is a 45 kg CQR.

·         Lewmar Ocean 3000 hydraulic anchor windlass.

·         The windlass is controlled from the foredeck, with duplicate controls in the helm cockpit.

·         The anchor windlass can also be operated using the chain counter in the sail locker.

·         The helm cockpit has an additional chain counter. 


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

·         Shelter in cockpit, measuring 2.4 m long by 2.2 m wide, is provided by a foldable sprayhood and a large bimini top.

·         The section aft of the helm cockpit can also be used for sunbathing, with two foldable benches.


Tender & Outboard:

·         Focchi 250 four-person tender from2010.

·         4-stroke Yamaha outboard motor (F8AMHS, 8 HP).

·         Custom-made steel davits.


Safety Equipment:

·         2 EUROVINIL ISO 9650 self-inflating life rafts (capacity of 8 people).

·         The life rafts are located in a specific locker on the stern and, in an emergency, they are raised, ready for use, by a compressed air piston controlled from the helm cockpit.

·         EPIRB is an ACR RLB 32 CAT 1.


Fire-fighting equipment:

·         7 powder extinguishers, one in each cabin (2 kg), one in the saloon (1 kg) and one in the galley (2 kg).

·         Foam extinguisher in the navigation table area (9 kg) and 5 automatic gas extinguishers with heat sensors, 3 of which are located in the engine compartment (one 4 kg, two 2 kg) and one in the generator compartment (2 kg).

·         The helm cockpit has two levers that operate the largest gas extinguishers in the engine compartment and cut off the flow of diesel to the engine and generator.