• 96'
  • 1995
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • $1,595,000


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: NORDLUND
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1995
  • YearBuilt: 1995
  • Year Refit: 2005
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/0 - Crew R/B/S: 1/0/0
  • LOA: 96' 0" (29.26m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 20' 6" (6.25m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 6' 0" (1.83m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 21 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 24 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 500 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 300 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 3,400 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 6
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: C30
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

96' Nordlund Motor Yacht ALTISA VII 1/2

This 96' Nordlund Motor Yacht ALTISA VII ½ is currently stored in an undercover yacht showroom in Fort Lauderdale.

Nordlund Boat Company is a family owned boat yard that has been building custom boats for over 55 years in the Pacific Northwest. Unlike many builders that have ceased to operate, the yard is currently building a 115’ Expedition yachtfisher to launch in 2018. Altisa VII ½ was custom built for the current and original owner with great consideration for ease of operation as an owner operator without crew. Built completely of fiberglass construction, the yacht has four staterooms plus crew. The engines were replaced in 2005 with Caterpillar C- 30 1530 HP engines along with new generator’s, an aft deck extension, interior refit and much more at a cost over $4,000,000. Both main engines were rebuilt by Caterpillar under warranty and now have only 1700 hours.


Entrance to the yacht is from three areas, from doors that are  mid ship port or starboard , plus the aft deck for ease of boarding no matter the docking arrangements. When entering from the starboard side door, the entry is into a foyer leading forward to the country kitchen galley or aft into the main salon.

Since the salon is full beam the area is very spacious. Forward is a dining area with a table of striking high gloss Zebra wood with six upholstered chairs. There are cabinets for storage on all four sides with counter top areas to set a buffet. The doors for these cabinets show beautiful wood grain set with the grain in diagonal pieces. Glasses, dishes, table decorations can all be stored here. There is a wine cooler and room temperature bottle rack. There is a divider of low cabinets aft of the dining area to separate it from the main salon.

Aft in the main salon is a game table forward and to starboard with the table legs of the same striking dark and light zebra wood and chairs with upholstery to match the ding area.  Then to the port side an over-sized “L” shaped couch with a large square glass topped coffee table, plus a leather reclining chair. Across from the couch seating area is a built in 60 inch flat screen television and entertainment center, all controlled by a Creston system.

When entering from the port side door there is a closet for warmer clothes or foul weather gear. The day head is here, larger than many day heads on similar size yachts. The wood is the same cherry wood interior with a hand painted sink.


The country kitchen galley is forward making an informal meal area. Rather than the darker cherry finish of the salon, the wood is a much lighter burl and the large windows brighten the entire room. A table at an “L” shape bench along with side chairs makes a great spot for breakfast, informal meals or simply hanging out in the galley area. A captain’s desk here makes a good office space.
All of the appliances are GE Profile for ease of service or repair and are all full size. There is even a special cabinet in the back splash for the toaster oven. Behind the larger cabinets doors below the counters are drawers on rollers for easier access to the back of the drawers.

Granite counter & table tops & 2 rattan chairs
Desk area w/cabinets & chair
Samsung TV
GE side-by-side refrigerator/freezer
Additional under counter freezer
Center island w/ample storage & drawers
GE Profile oven & 4-burner cooktop
GE microwave
GE Profile dishwasher
Trash compactor
Stainless steel sinks & garbage disposal


Access to the full beam mid ship master stateroom is from a private stairway from the main salon, the guest staterooms have their own stairway forward from the galley. In the foyer at the master stateroom is a full-size washer and dryer and a door to the engine room. The master stateroom features high gloss cherry finish and has a walk around center-line king size berth with nightstands to each side. A flat screen television is built into the wall opposite the berth.  The woodwork here is excellent with the same attention to detail as the salon with contrasting wood panels in a herring bone display of the grain.

Unlike many yachts with side by side his and her heads that share a shower in the middle, the heads are totally separate. The larger head is aft with granite counters and a jet tub and shower with a large porthole for natural light, and Roman shade for privacy. The smaller head is forward with a large stall shower and the same granite counter tops. There are two closets by the forward head and a much larger walk in closet aft with shelves and a built in safe for valuables. Both heads have small televisions.

Furuno GPS display with ISIS display 
King berth w/custom spread & shams
Custom overhead soffit
(2) Sconce reading lights
Built-in 3-drawer nightstands
Built-in 8-drawer dressers, port & starboard
Entertainment system w/built-in Fujitsi TV
One oversized walk-in closets 
(2) Large hanging closets
Custom wallcovering
Custom window treatments w/pleated shades
(2) Separate baths, port & starboard with over-sized Jacuzzi tub in starboard bath, glass enclosed shower in port bath, each with granite top vanity, heads, Sharp TV, pleated blinds & gold plated fixtures

Guest Staterooms

The three guest staterooms are accessed form a forward stairway off the galley, totally separate from the master staterooms which is mid ship. There is another washer dryer set here in addition to the set at the master.

The VIP stateroom has a walk around queen berth with end tables to each side, with a hanging locker and plentiful storage cabinets. The ensuite head with glass enclosed stall shower has a large mirror and Corian counter tops.

Guest stateroom two is forward, a bow stateroom that clearly lets you know that you are on a boat with angled walls to the anchor locker forward. The angled queen berth is walk around and there is an ensuite head with glass enclosed stall shower. 

Guest stateroom three has upper and lower single berths. Sometimes called the grand children’s room as so many children like bunk beds, this stateroom has its own ensuite head with stall shower.

Crew Cabin

The captain’s cabin is aft with access from a door in the transom or from  a door on the aft deck. There is a double berth, large head with stall shower and room to add seating and a table or an additional berth.


The raised pilothouse was designed to not take too much room, allowing a bigger country kitchen. One of the ways to make it smaller is to have the main power control panel outside of the pilothouse, placing it right at the starboard side midship door. This way power from generators or shore cords can be controlled from the main deck, without going up to the pilothouse or down into the engine room. The generator start panels with gauges, along with power selection switches, and the voltage and amperage gauges are all at eye level.

Electronics & Navigational (New 2005)

Two  Furuno radars
Four NautiComp monitor displays
ISIS Navigation system 
Sperry 4000 Autopilot
C Plath gyro
(2) Icom VHF radios
(2) Garmin GPS 740
B&G wind speed
B&G depth finder
Naiad Stabilizer digital monitor
Trim tabs & indicators
Ritchie compass
CAT electronic engine controls
Caterpillar Engine Display Monitors
Caterpillar back up engine controls
Bow thruster controls
Rudder angle indicator
Panasonic Intercom telephone 
Wiper and washer controls
Watermaker monitor
Bilge pump indicators
Two remote spotlight controls
Pilothouse leather settee & helm station


Access to the flybridge is from the pilothouse or from a circular staircase on the back deck. The bridge deck is outdoor carpeting, easily replaced in a color of the new owners choosing rather than the care of teak. There are two helm seats, one for the captain and the other at the same height for an observer. A wing station to starboard gives great visibility when docking.

To port is an "L" shaped bench seat with a large easy care Corian style table. To starboard is the "Summer Kitchen” with a refrigerator, ice maker, sink and barbecue grill. The grill even has stainless steel folding wind deflectors for grilling on breezy days. Aft on one side is a hot tub and on the other side are three raised chaises with adjustable back rests.

Two large storage compartments have room for life jackets, gear, and the spare propellers. The davit was designed so that both propellers can be picked up with the davit. Aft of these is the inflatable tender with a 60 HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard and very recent new inflatable tubes for the tender. There is an 8 person Switlik life raft in a hard pack in need of a re-inspection. Farther aft on the starboard side is a remote docking station. 

Full center helm w/electronics & controls & wing controls
Dining table w/seating for (8)
Jenn Air grill
U-line refrigerator & icemaker
Large Jacuzzi tub
(2) Bimini tops
(3) Large sunpads
8-man life raft
Searchlight controls
Outdoor carpeting
15' Nautica tender w/Yamaha 60HP O/B - w/ new tubes
Three NautiComp monitor displays
ISIS Navigation system
Sperry 4000 Autopilot
CAT electronic engine controls
Caterpillar Engine Display Monitors
Trim tab controls & indicators
Bow thruster controls
Rudder angle indicator
Ritchie Compass
Icom VHF radio
Naiad Stabilizer digital monitor


All decks are fiberglass so there is no care or expense of teak, with outdoor carpeting on the flybridge and aft deck. Also it should be noted there is no exterior varnish to care for either. On the fore deck is a large stainless steel deck plate with two Muir windlasses for two separate anchors. Fiberglass deck boxes are built in for storage on the bow, there is a sun pad over the galley area with a bench seat forward.

The aft deck was enlarged when the yacht was stretched by ten feet at the Spencer Yard in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2005. There is a large table with seating for eight. For entertaining and meals, there are Corian topped counters for setting a buffet, a barbecue grill, ice maker, sink and refrigerator. A flat screen television folds up out of the way when not in use. A circular stairway leads to the flybridge. There is an access door to the crew quarters for use when at sea and stairs to the over-sized swim platform and crew quarters when at the dock or on the hook. The doors to the salon are rolling double doors with a fiberglass exterior and finished on the inside like the rest of the salon.

Engine, Mechanical and Electrical

The engines were replaced in the refit and extension of 2005 with Caterpillar C-30 engines of 1,530 HP each, giving the yacht a top speed of 24 knots and a cruise of 21 knots. The total hours on the meters show 4000 but both engines were rebuilt under warranty by Caterpillar, due to an after-cooler issue and now have around 1700 hours SMOH.

The engine room is spotless, no rust or corrosion visible, even the brass sea cocks and sea strainers have been painted. The current owner ran the boat without regular crew except his caretaker who kept the engine room in pristine condition. There are labels on almost all the pipes, valves, pumps and switches, even wall carpeting on the floor. A watertight door entering the engine room has a window for inspection without opening the door.

Twin Caterpillar C30's, 1530HP, installed new in 2004 with 4000 total hours
Both engines had major overhaul by Caterpillar in 2012 and now have 1700 hours
Range 660 miles at 21 knots, 1300 miles at 11 knots
ZF BW195 gearboxes, 2.5:1 ratio
Naiad 302 stabilizer system w/ 12 ft square fins
Naiad 65HP 16" prop bow thruster
(4) Racor fuel filters on main engines with vacuum gauges
Cruisair A/C system w/direct expansion
(2) Sea Recovery 1800 GPD watermakers
Ultra Violet water treatment system
(2) Water tanks, 300 gallons & 200 gallons
Oil change system
Delta "T" engine room ventilation
Fill Rite fuel transfer monitor
Hynautic hydraulic steering
Emergency bilge pump system with manifold to all compartments
Marine Exhaust System engine exhaust mufflers
(2) Tool boxes
(2) Northern Light 33KW generators (2005)
(2) 50 amp cords
(2) 100 amp cords
(4) Main engine batteries
(4) Sentry battery chargers
Charles Industries Smart Boost shore power booster

Altisa VII ½ has been maintained by the original owner with the care of an owner operator that would rival a professional crew, maybe even better care. As a four stateroom motor yacht there will be plenty of room for family and guests. The Country Kitchen galley and extended back deck make great entertainment areas for extended cruising.