OCEAN HIKER was built in Southern California by Pacific Seacraft, which may qualify her as a NAFTA product, and provide a tariff advantage to prospective Canadian buyers.
She is well into the Nordhavn 40 series — perhaps the most capable 40-foot passagemaking powerboat ever designed — and has many of the basic system configurations, port light style, and other developments that followed hull #42, the Nordhavn 40 that circumnavigated in the 2001 “Around-the-World” project. She has the well-proven Nordhavn dry stack exhaust system and gravity feed fuel system, producing one of the most reliable engine systems fitted on any yacht.
OCEAN HIKER has the standard Nordhavn 40 layout with teak joinery throughout.
Enter the salon through a Diamond/Seaglaze door. There is a dinette settee and table to starboard and a couch. Outboard there are lockers in the original, standard configuration. The galley has light Corian countertops, and is to port at the forward end of the salon. Just forward there are steps up to the pilothouse and down to the passageway access to the head and sleeping cabins. The head, with separate stall shower is to starboard, and the guest stateroom is to port. Engine room access is through the guest cabin, although there are mechanic’s and egress hatches in the salon. At the forward end of the passageway is the master stateroom with a centerline double bed, and a lot of stowage space organized in hanging and overhead lockers port and starboard.
The engine room of the Nordhavn 40 is highly regarded for its space and systems organization.
There is a dinette settee and table to starboard and seating to port
OCEAN HIKER has the standard stowage lockers outboard to port. They provide a lot of easily accessed storage space.
6 ea. Diamond/Seaglaze opening windows with insect screens
Carpet on sole
Double stainless steel sink
Grohe faucet with removable crane/sprayer
Princess 3-burner stove and oven (propane tanks are stowed in a cockpit locker)
Goldstar microwave oven
Broan trash compactor
Separate refrigerator and freezer
Overhead storage lockers
12-volt DC outlet
Tilt-up chart table port side
Settee with dinette table
Pilothouse watch berth
Side doors are split “dutch-door” type
Plastimo overhead steering compass
Clock and barometer
Remote windlass control
Remote spotlight control
Defogging fans integrated with the Espar hydronic heating system
Centerline bed with gas springs for access to stowage space beneath
Hanging lockers port and starboard
Opening ports port and starboard
TV with DVD
Corian counter top
Fiberglass shower stall
Clear glass shower door
Locker storage over vanity
Main Engine (253 hrs.) – Lugger 668D, 105hp, continuous-duty rating, w/ Twin Disc 3.9:1 transmission and 2” propeller shaft
Main engine alternators – 1 ea. 130-amp for house bank charging, and 1 ea. 40-amp for engine start battery charging
Multi-stage alternator voltage regulator
Wing Engine – Yanmar 3GM 30 w/ 1” propeller shaft and Martec folding propeller – providing a redundant propulsion system rather than having a second source of propulsion linked to the main shaft
2 ea. 460 US gallon vinylester resin-laminated fiberglass fuel tanks (920 gals. total). Extremely durable. Each tank has a sight gauge and a manhole size access port in the top.
Centerline supply tank, gravity fed through ¾” fuel lines from the main tanks. All systems requiring diesel fuel are fed from this tank. The large diameter fuel supply line reduces the chance of debris in the fuel ever causing a blockage. There is a water drain fitting at the low point in the tank.
Dry stack exhaust with keel cooler eliminates raw water pump and raw water contact with engine. Main engine exhausts well above deck in moving air. No intake through-hull to ingest debris into cooling system.
Isolated wing engine fuel tank – 10-gallon tank is independent from the main fuel system. Fuel is filtered through a separate Racor filter during operator-selected refueling of the wing engine tank from the main supply.
Fuel transfer system with in-line Racor 900 filter
Reverso oil-changing system – plumbed to main and generator engines
Paravane passive stabilizer system
8-hp Side-Power bow thruster
Hand-held control for bow and stern thrusters
Diesel heating system in salon
Northern Lights 8Kw (20 hours)
2 ea. 12-volt 30-amp shorepower inlets – one for general service and one for air-conditioning when available
Xantrex Prosine 2500 inverter with remote panel
Two engine-driven alternators – 40-amp for engine battery charging, 130-amp for house bank
3 ea. 12-volt lifeline batteries for the bow thruster bank
1 ea. Navnet plotter screen
1 ea. Navnet plotter/radar screen with depth finder module
Simrad AP 16 autopilot
Rudder angle indicator
2x Icom IC-M424 VHF radios
Audio & Visual Equipment
Receptacles for dockside TV and telephone on Portuguese bridge, plus internal wiring in boat
Trawler mast with electric winches for dinghy launching
Boom winch controls on boat deck and in cockpit
Dinghy hoist cable has been upgraded to Spectra line
Maxwell 2200 electric anchor windlass
Washdown on portuguese bridge port side
Diamond/Seaglaze aluminum exterior doors and windows
Searchlight with remote control in pilothouse
Custom stainless steel dinghy chocks on boat deck
Nordhavn Owner’s Manual and all component manuals
Fenders and dock lines
Custom radar mount search
(6) Rocket Launchers
Custom table & stools
Custom BBQ mount
Will trade for 100’+ vessel
There are few boats so uniquely qualified to take two people and their guests around the world as comfortably and as economically as the Nordhavn 40. Strong, rugged and handsome in a no-nonsense way, her special personality was inspired by salty commercial ships fishing the world's deepest oceans. She stirs a passionate interest and curiosity along docks and throughout anchorages everywhere, with people enthusiastically asking her crew "where have you been" and "where are you headed?" Indeed, the Nordhavn 40 looks like the serious passagemaker that she is. But above all her seriousness of purpose, there is a wonderfully romantic, emotional element to the boat that strongly attracts a wide base of seasoned sailors, experienced power boaters and those just entering the world of boating.
Ocean Hiker has been a great floating condo on an amazing slip at Glorietta Bay. Original owner has used the vessel very lightly with only 253 hours. The vessel has some custom features of a table and stool in the cockpit and raised radar mount.
Seller is looking to trade for a larger vessel.