Nordlys combines the legendary Sparkman & Stephens hull lines with amazing bluewater capability and inventory. A great yacht to escape the real world, with impeccable sea manners and performance. She also benefits from no teak on the side decks, new engine 5 years ago and new standing rigging 2 years ago. With all these key items being done and her extensive bluewater inventory there is little left to add…
On her return from her circumnavigation Nordlys was refitted in the UK in 2009/10. The work included a full respray of the topsides and side decks in Awlgrip. The underwater sections were slurry blasted and additional coats of epoxy added. The teak in the cockpit was renewed. During removal of the old teak from the coachroof and foredeck the fittings were removed, rebedded and replaced. The access to the aft cabin was modified, greatly improving accessibility for cruising.
In the last 5 seasons Nordlys has cruised to Spitzbergen, Norway, The Hebrides, Portugal, West Greenland, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm. Thanks to our policy of keeping engine, rigging and key equipment updated and maintained, we have had outstanding reliability so that Nordlys has always given a comfortable ride, been popular with crew, and inspired confidence in any conditions encountered. Despite the slightly out of date layout she is easily handled and has recently made single-handed passages. During the winter periods she has regularly spent up to 8 months ashore which will doubtless have helped preserve the low moisture content of the hull seen at the last survey.
RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- The deck is foam-cored GRP sandwich construction but is a single laminate with stainless steel backing plates under the deck fittings.
- The cockpits have teak laid decking renovated in 2010.
- The side decks are GRP painted with Awlgrip and non-slip deck paint.
- The access to the aft cabin from the aft cockpit was modified in 2010.
- Mast step and I beam thickness tested, cleaned and painted with epoxy paint (2016).
Keel & Rudder:
- The ballast keel is a lead casting with antimony.
- The rudder is of foam-filled fibre glass constructed with a high tensile tubular stainless steel stock supported by two roller bearings.
Engine & Gearboxes:
· Volvo D2 75 HP diesel engine turbocharged with fresh water cooling via a raw water inlet and heat exchanger. (Engine fitted new in 2011).
· Reduction gearbox.
Propulsion & Steering:
· Max Prop 3-bladed propeller.
· PSS shaft seal (2005).
· Cable operated wheel steering with hide covered stainless steel wheel.
Maintenance & Performance:
· Engine hours – approx. 2100 as of April 2016.
· Engine last serviced: Partial service April 2016.
· Cruising speed – approx. 7 knots.
· Maximum speed – approx. 8 knots.
· Fuel consumption at cruising speed – approx. 3 litres per hour.
· Range @ cruising speed – approx. 500nm.
· Twin Volvo engine-mounted alternators for charging the engine starter battery and the domestic bank (2011).
· 12vDC domestic system with 220vAC ring main.
· Link 10 battery monitor at control panel.
· 6 x 220Ah 6v Trojan golf cart batteries wired in pairs in parallel to give 600Ah @12 v (2008).
· 1 x 12v engine start battery (2010).
· Battery banks can be paralleled to allow charging by either alternator.
· 2 x BP Solar 75 Watt solar panels with regulator.
· Airmarine Air-X wind generator.
· 25 Amp 220v AC/12v DC battery charger (1992).
· 220v AC Marineco shore-power connection with 220vAC sockets in accommodation.
· Pro-Sine 1.8KW 12vDC/220vAC inverter for powering TV/DVD and other AC devices. (The output is sufficient to run a microwave oven if required).
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
· 12v pressurised hot and cold water system with in-line override switch in galley.
· Hot water heated by engine calorifier or by 220v immersion heater in 40 litre insulated hot water tank
· Spectra 380 12v DC watermaker producing approx. 50 litres per hour at maximum capacity. The watermaker will produce approximately 25 litres per hour on a single pump.
· 1x 12V DC bilge pump in main bilge.
· 1x 12V high capacity emergency bilge pump.
· 1 x manual pump in aft cockpit.
· Fuel capacity 290 litres in 3 stainless steel tanks.
· Fresh water capacity 480 litres in 3 stainless steel tanks.
Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:
· 2 x Grey water tanks
· 1 x Black water (black tank not currently connected although pipework and valves are all supplied).
· Raymarine ST60+ speed, wind, depth, multi x2 (2007).
· Raymarine ST 6000 SG3 autopilot (2007).
· Danforth Constellation Compass rebuilt 1998.
At chart table:
· Raymarine Radar R10XX ( 1996).
· Phillips AP Navigator (1996).
· ICS Navtex.
· ICS Fax4 weather fax (1998) not in current use).
· Standard Horizon Chart plotter at chart table with alternative mounting in cockpit.
· AIS receiver linked to Chart Plotter.
· ST60 Multi display – speed, depth and wind.
· Sailor DSC VHF 1996
· Icom K-M302VHF with separate aerial in aft cabin adjacent to cockpit (2008).
· Icom AD-95 hand held VHF (1998).
· Icom IC-M700UK SSB transceiver with backstay aerial.
· Thrane and Thrane Sat C system with laptop PC (1999)( not in current use).
· Motorola Iridium 9555 phone with external aerial (permits USB connection to personal laptop for email world wide link.
· Taylors gimballed stainless steel gas cooker with 2 burners, griddle, oven and grill.
· 12v refrigerator in aft cabin rebuilt in 2005 with frigoboat compressor and keel-cooled heat exchanger.
· Second air cooled 12v refrigerator in galley area with new compressor and evaporator in 2014.
· Alternative fresh water supply at galley by footpump.
· Salt water supply at galley by footpump.
· 2 Jabsco manual marine heads with new pumps 2009.
· 2 hot and cold pressurised showers.
Heating & Ventilation:
· Mikuni diesel-fired hot air heater 1998 overhauled 2014.
· 12v fans for all cabins. (Currently not fitted).
· Dorade vents throughout.
· Kenwood CD/ radio with speakers in saloon (2009).
· 12v Dc halogen lighting throughout.
· Additional reading lights in all cabins.
Summary of Accommodation:
· 8 berths in 2 cabins plus the saloon.
· All interior joinery is of light grained teak of uniform appearance and colour, finished with a hand rubbed satin varnish finish. This is very much the Nautor signature.
· The soleboards are the original Nautor marine ply restored in 2002 with a 5mm ply of teak and holly revarnished in 2015.
· White vinyl headlining with teak battening.
· Sunbrella upholstery in saloon renewed in 2009 with new foam bases.
· Oatmeal cloth upholstery in aft cabin.
· Blue canvas pipecots in forepeak on aluminium frames.
· Anti-condensation mats beneath saloon seating and aft cabin mattresses.
· Lee cloths for all sea berths.
· Formica splashbacks to all basins.
· Stainless steel worktops in galley.
Description of layout from forwards:
· A spacious forward cabin with two folding pipe berths.
· Stowage beneath berths
· Aft of forward cabin there are lockers to starboard. The forward heads are to port with hot and cold water, shower and more locker space.
· Moving aft again, the main saloon has a large drop leaf dining table between the settees offering comfortable dining for eight. There is generous storage behind the seat backs and outboard of the settees there are sea berths and additional storage.
· On the starboard side aft of the settees, is a large forward-facing chart table with upholstered seat and adjacent switch panel.
· Opposite the chart table on the port side running either side of the passageway to the aft cabin, is the galley area with cooker, twin sinks, drying rack and fridge under a stainless steel worktop.
· The aft cabin has a double berth to starboard with a single berth to port. A second fridge is situated on the seat between the berths. There is a good array of stowage lockers.
· The aft heads is en-suite to the aft cabin with basin shower and hot and cold water and stowage lockers.
· A companionway gives access to the cockpit from the aft cabin.
· Nautor Aluminium alloy spars with keel stepped mast and two in-line spreader rig.
· Stainless steel wire standing rigging from deck to first spreader then Dyform rigging above (2011).
· Backstay replaced 2011.
· Forestay replaced 2014.
· Harken Genoa Furler (2014).
· Kemp rod vang kicker (1996).
· Fredriksen ball bearing batten car system for fully battened mainsail.
· Lazyjacks and canvas sail cover.
· Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner (2002).
· Wire checkstays for use with staysail.
· 2 x carbon fiber spinnaker poles vertically mounted on mast with individual mast tracks and associated equipment.
· Trisail track on mast.
· Genoa and staysail tracks.
· Inner forestay and staysail furling gear.
· Wire staysail furling bearings replaced 2008.
· New running rigging for mainsheet, genoa furling and traveler.
· 2 x Lewmar 65 3-speed manual winches in mid cockpit for checkstays and gybe preventer.
· 2 x Lewmar 48 3-speed manual winches.
· 2 x Anderson 58 ST 2 speed self - tailing electric winches in aft cockpit (1998).
· 2 x Harken 40ST manual winches in aft cockpit (1996) for genoa and staysail furling.
· 1 x Lewmar 44ST 2-speed manual halliard winch on mast.
· 2 x Lewmar 44 2-speed manual spinnaker sheet winches in forward cockpit.
· 2 x Lewmar 40 2-speed manual halliard winches adjacent to mast.
· North Mainsail in Dacron fully battened with 3 reef points (2008).
· Brand new Sanders Genoa 120% Woven Hydranet (2016).
· Sanders Genoa 120% Dacron almost unused (1999).
· Sanders “code 0” Reacher on own furling gear Nylon (1999).
· Staysail 95% with soft hanks Dacron (2005).
· Hood spinnaker nylon – almost unused.
· Hood Trisail Dacron – (unused by last 2 owners).
· Hood Storm Jib Dacron - (unused by last 2 owners).
· Stainless steel Pulpit and Pushpit both suited for boarding over bow or stern.
· Stainless steel guardrail stanchions (raised 4” over standard) with stainless steel wire and boarding gates both sides.
· Stainless steel side mounted boarding ladder.
· Stainless steel fixed boom cradle.
· Aluminium stern gantry with crane for outboard, and mast for various antennas radar and wind generator.
· Teak cockpit table.
· Removable stainless steel frame in forward cockpit providing safe storage for possible deckbox or other equipment.
· Stainless steel protective bars forward of mast and by main companionway.
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
· Lewmar Horizon 1500 1.5kw1 12v DC electric anchor windlass with remote control (2007).
· 30kgs Bruce main anchor with 70m of 10mm stainless steel chain and a further 40m of 10mm galvanised chain.
· Chain stopper and uprated bow roller on stemhead fitting.
· 25kgs Delta secondary anchor with 12m galvanised chain and approx. 70m nylon warp.
· Mooring cleats forward, aft and midships.
· Warps and fenders.
Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
· Large canvas/ clear window awning covering half the cockpit for cold or wet weather anchorages fits over boom gallows.
· Blue canvas sprayhoods for mid and aft companionways.
· Blue canvas covers for liferaft.
· Aft cockpit bimini with stainless steel frame extending from boom cradle to stern gantry.
· A new Ocean Safety 6-man liferaft was fitted in 2013 mounted on a teak cradle aft of the mast. The raft is equipped to ISO 9650 Type 1 Group A with food and water to “greater than 24 hour” standard thus maintaining her ocean-going capability. (Liferaft serviced for the 2016 season).
· Flares new for the 2016 season.
· Horseshoe buoy with drogue and light.
· Emergency steering gear.
· Radar reflector on mast.
· MOB recovery line and canvas belt.
· First aid box.
· Fire extinguishers throughout.
· Fire blanket in galley.