Ashburn, VA

Nordhavn 62 2006

$1,750,000.00 CAD

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$1,750,000.00 CAD

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Fleet, a wide body Nordhavn 62, hull 33, is owned and operated by a highly experienced yachting family. She has been maintained to the highest level by the same service providers, who did the original commissioning.

Based in Sidney, BC, Fleet has spent her life (so far) carrying family and friends between Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Eastern Seaboard, the Great Lakes, and so many places in between.

This is the first time to market for Fleet, a sound cruising yacht that was ordered with a tremendous amount of thought and care focussing on livability, reliability, safety, and comfort.

She is fully found for ocean passage making, and she is ready to go anywhere? again.

The hull was re-painted at Philbrooks in June 2018. The brightwork is fresh, her decks are in great condition, the interior is a showpiece. Bottom paint and zinc service completed June 2018.

Ongoing updates and fastidious maintenance add unmistakable value that will benefit the next lucky owners for many years.

Disclaimer and Exclusions

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Owner exclusions include, but are not limited to: fishing gear, personal gear, art, charts, guide books, books, CDs, ship's steering wheel (will be replaced by the original stainless wheel), pilothouse barometer, foul weather gear, 1/2 hull model in master stateroom, binoculars.

The name FLEET is reserved.

Engines, Machinery and Mechanical Systems

Motive power is via the 340 hp Lugger L1276 A, with get home capability provided by the Lugger LP445D wing engine.

Luggers are renown for high torque at low rpms providing remarkably efficient power, perfectly suited to heavy duty marine use.

The Nordhavn 62 is criticized by some for its small engine room. The engineering principle behind the design and the position of the machinery space lowers the centre of gravity in the vessel, translating to a superiorly comfortable sea kindly ride. The perception that the space is small is unjustified: The room height is 58.5" forward of the main engine, and ranges between 50.5" and 54" on the port and starboard sides of the main engine. There is approximately 12" above the main engine to the ceiling. And horizontal space between the main engine and the fuel tanks is 54", and 17" to the forward bulkhead.

The engine room is bright, with adequate room to access all sides of the machinery.  It is an easy space in which to accomplish any mechanical task.

There are abundant spares and tools that shall be included in the sale. All equipment and documentation is well organized.

  • bright AC and DC lighting in engine room
  • main engine upgraded to electronic 340 hp Lugger L1276 A (approx 3600 hours)
  • fresh water cooled through heat exchanger and wet exhaust
  • twin disc electronic controls with stations at pilothouse, aft cockpit, and port and starboard wing stations
  • Lugger LP445D 85 hp wing engine with folding Gori propeller (466 hours)
  • deluxe hydraulic system powering; emergency pumps, both thrusters, davit, windlass, chain wash and cruising generator
  • PTO for hydraulic pump off wing engine
  • 25 hp bow thruster and 25 hp stern thruster, both hydraulic, and both with proportional controls
  • Maxwell 3500 hydraulic windlass
  • 180 GPM emergency bilge pumps with pick ups in three water tight compartments
  • 180 GPM anchor chain wash system
  • hydraulic cruising generator
  • all equipment in engine room is clearly labelled including machinery, equipment, tanks, hoses, thru-hulls and valves
  • Prop Speed on both main engine and wing engine running gear
  • two Maxwell chain counter displays; one located in pilothouse, and one on foredeck, inside starboard deck box
  • water sensors on main engine and transfer Racor filters
  • Spurs line cutter on main running gear
  • tanks for new and used lube oil on port side of engine room, with oil change system and manifold for main, wing, and generator. The used oil tank is suitable to be used as an extra fuel tank at the beginning of a long passage
  • 50 gallon new oil tank
  • 125 gallon used oil tank
  • ABT Trac stabilizer system with 9 sq ft fins and digital controller
  • Village Marine 800 GPD water maker with fresh water flush and remote panel
  • two Accu-steer autopilot pumps
  • Bauer Junior II dive compressor located in port deck box on foredeck
  • Nutone central vac
  • parallel sweep wipers for three front pilothouse windows
  • Kahn dual trumpet horn
  • extra 70 gallon holding tank in bustle with selector valve
  • Vaccuflush toilet system to central holding tank with secondary tank and manifold to select between redundant systems
  • Kabola hydronic central cabin heat system with five zones
  • five zone Cruise Air air conditioning with reverse cycle heat
  • Asko washer and dryer (separate units) in dedicated locker in accommodations companionway
  • flopper stopper rig for use at anchor with poles, rigging, and custom PAE designed flopper stoppers, with dedicated storage

Electrical System

AC and DC power services the vessel through circuit breaker panels with appropriate voltage and ampere gauges. 110VAC provided by 50 Amp shore connection (bow or stern), by 20 kW Northern Lights generator, the smaller 9kW generator, the hydraulic cruising generator, and, based on available house bank battery power, through the stacked inverters.

At sea, the batteries are charged by engine or generator driven alternators and while at a dock, by the inverters and chargers via shorepower.

  • Charles 80 Amp 24VDC charger
  • Electrodyne 250 Amp 24V hydraulic alternator off main or wing engine
  • 100 Amp 24V alternator off main engine
  • 20 kW Northern Lights genset in dedicated sound shield, approximately 2,465 hours
  • 9 kW secondary genset located in bustle, approximately 700 hours
  • Upgraded electrical system to universal system enabling vessel to operate from 240 VAC / 60 HZ, 120 VAC / 60 HZ or 230 VAC / 50 HZ
  • two Magnum 24VDC inverters with series stacking for a total of 8kW of inverter power
  • 24VDC battery system with 12 x 8D Lifeline AGM batteries @ 255 Amp/hours each providing over 3,000 Amp/hours for house systems
  • each battery is individually controlled by a Hella on/off disconnect switch
  • 12VDC system with panel in pilothouse
  • 2 x 8D lifeline AGM 255 Amp / hour dedicated engine batteries in parallel
  • 1 x 8D Lifeline AGM 255 Amp / hour dedicated generator battery
  • All tinned copper wiring
  • Olson 12kW isolation transformer
  • Glendinning Cablemaster shorepower retrieval system with 75? 50 Amp cord
  • Additional 60? 50 Amp shore power cord

Electronics and Navigation

Electronics were chosen for dependability, redundancy, ease of use, clarity, and world-wide service. The components are state-of-the-art, and the backbone has been updated as needed.

  • two independent Simard radar systems
  • three independent chartplotting systems; two Simrad, one Nobletec Odyssey
  • Windows PC running Nobletec and other computing functions (Wave WiFi system, maintenance log)
  • three 15? colour screens (two Simard and one Big Bay)
  • Kramer VP-8x8 Matrix Switcher
  • two wireless keyboards and two wireless mice
  • two independent Simrad autopilots, each with separate control heads
  • Simrad autopilot remote
  • Simrad jog steering
  • Simrad IS15 Combi display
  • Simrad IS15 Compass display
  • Simrad IS15 Multi display
  • Simrad IS15 Rudder angle display
  • Simrad HS 50 Satellite GPS
  • Simrad IS15 Wind display
  • Furuno FA 150 AIS
  • Furuno GP 33 GPS
  • independent Simrad CX 44 chartplotter
  • ICOM M802 HF SSB radio
  • two independent Simrad RS 35 VHF radios
  • ICOM M2A handheld VHF radio
  • ABT digital stabilizer control and monitor
  • ABT proportional bow and stern thruster controls
  • Glendinning electronic main engine controls
  • Morse mechanical wing engine controls
  • FLIR thermal imaging camera
  • Maxwell windlass control with chain counter
  • main engine information via Lugger analogue gauges, as well as digital Murphy gauge
  • wing engine information via Lugger analogue gauges
  • hydraulics pump selector and system control
  • KVH Tracvision
  • Ritchie compass

Exterior Decks

Cockpit and Bustle:

The cockpit is another inviting space and it is easy to feel welcomed as soon as you step on board. There is cushioned bench seating with custom table with granite top, a very large BBQ with FRP locker below and wet bar.

The optional stern bustle increases the waterline length, improving efficiency, buoyancy and comfort while underway or at anchor. It also makes getting into and out of the tender easier and hence, safer. Access to the Cablemaster is easier as is stepping to a dock, should she be moored stern-to.

Most obvious on the optional stern bustle is the single ladder back helm-style chair with a small 15? round granite table. Both are removable for stowage during passagemaking. But in place, at a peaceful anchorage, there is no better spot on board, if one wants solitude, for a quiet morning coffee, or an afternoon gin and tonic. The current owner relishes this tranquil space, far from the operational duties of the vessel, and close to the water.

The cockpit, bustle, and side deck is clad in solid teak. And overhead, the side deck and about two-thirds of the cockpit are covered for sun and rain protection. This also makes the BBQ an all-weather appliance.

  • large deck hatch in the bustle housing the small 9kW generator, its position making it even quieter
  • swim platform
  • removable stainless steel staples
  • fresh water shower
  • boarding ladder
  • huge cockpit deck locker for storage and to access systems
  • four underwater Xenon lights in bustle
  • all weather cushions on cockpit seating
  • varnished teak cap rail all around vessel, including on Portuguese bridge, all with high gloss finish (sanded to bare wood and freshly varnished summer 2017)
  • Sunbrella covers for all exterior teak
  • removable stainless steel stern anchor roller assembly
  • foldable / removable fish cleaning table
  • huge scuppers
  • Maxwell 24VDC capstan windlass / warping winch
  • FRP locker to starboard with very large custom infrared gas bbq, wet bar, and cockpit control station
  • soft white exterior courtesy lighting in cockpit and side deck

Portuguese Bridge and Foredeck:

Forward along the starboard side deck, and up teak stairs, is access to the foredeck with the two tenders, fender storage, two large deck boxes, tender crane, and windlass and ground tackle.

Walking aft on the foredeck, along the centreline, are two steps up to the Portuguese bridge with more storage lockers, access to the pilothouse and the two wing stations.

Fleet is comfortable at anchor for extended periods, and the ground tackle was chosen for its dependability, allowing restful sleeps!

  • Maxwell 3500 hydraulic windlass
  • 15? 316 stainless steel cleat aft of windlass
  • 300 lb Aritex plow highly polished stainless steel anchor on extended roller
  • 600? HT chain
  • 120 lb Bruce secondary anchor
  • anchor snubber set
  • two stainless steel bollards
  • foredeck is diamond pattern non-skid FRP in contrasting colour
  • Portuguese bridge is teak clad
  • port and starboard wing control stations in Portuguese bridge with gears, engine start/stop, and bow and stern thruster controls
  • hydrauic Airtex dingy davit upgraded to 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) capacity with polished stainless steel finish. Controls include power rotation and tenders can be launched to either port or starboard
  • navy Sunbrella davit cover (to match tender covers)
  • port and starboard FRP deck lockers; starboard with 40 gallon aluminum gasoline storage with 12VDC demand pump, port with dive compressor
  • third FRP deck locker in Portuguese bridge
  • two other lockers in forward section of Portuguese bridge
  • nine stainless steel hawse fittings; four on each port and starboard, plus one on centreline aft
  • four Dorade vents
  • foredeck stainless steel railing extends all the way aft to gate
  • lifelines in gates port and starboard
  • starboard midship boarding ladder
  • soft white exterior courtesy lighting

Upper aft deck:

  • Dutch door to aft deck from pilothouse
  • maple burl wood table with high gloss finish
  • modified seating to accommodate six to eight diners
  • room to walk all around the aft deck; port, starboard, and aft of the settees
  • all weather cushions
  • matching table cover
  • large storage locker under aft settee
  • propane storage
  • separate storage garage to port side
  • sun / rain awning with stainless steel frame and three overhead lights
  • upper aft deck railing height increased by 6? with extra horizontal railing
  • soft white exterior courtesy lighting
  • ladder to top of pilothouse to service antennas


The pilothouse is arguably the heart of the vessel, with commanding views in every direction. Two Stidd chairs oversee the engine controls and all the navigation and communication equipment (see "Electronics and Navigation" section below for full details). Access the port, starboard and aft decks through heavily built Dutch doors.

The elimination of the dry stack exhaust, and the absence of the day head, gives way to an incredibly and surprisingly spacious area in the pilothouse, giving credence to the comment, "the heart of the vessel". The space is bright and open, and is an inviting gathering space while underway, or at rest. The door to the aft deck is unique, and can easily become perhaps the most used door to the outside spaces.

The aft deck centrepiece is the Al Fresco dining table with comfortable settees. Without the dry stack exhaust, all guests around the table can see each other! (in other vessels the dry stack cuts the aft-facing part of the settee in two).

  • two Stidd 500-200 low back Admiral chairs, each in Admiral Navy Ultraleather and with black powder-coated bases
  • chart table to starboard with Aquasignal chartlight
  • raised settee in Admiral Navy Ultraleather
  • high gloss finish maple burl wood table
  • two chart drawers under settee base
  • teak dry bar cabinet with cigar drawer
  • Norcold ice maker
  • Norcold refreshment refrigerator
  • two Sub Zero freezer drawers
  • stainless steel railing around pilot berth for privacy curtain
  • opening windows on both port and starboard sides of aft pilothouse, again facilitated by the elimination of the dry stack exhaust
  • opening hatch above helm seat with Ocean Aire screen and privacy blind
  • opening hatch above pilot berth with Ocean Aire screen and privacy blind
  • storm plates for pilothouse windows
  • solid teak sole with inlaid spruce
  • Bose Lifestyle audio system
  • soft red courtesy lighting


Noting the galley's layout is worth repeating: It was purposely designed to accommodate all needed appliances, working surfaces, and storage lockers, while taking up less space and giving that space back to the salon. Nevertheless, there is no compromise in storage, and there is certainly plenty of room for two in the galley.

  • granite counter top
  • granite back splashes
  • solid teak sole with inlaid spruce
  • two bar stools with removable backrests, finished in Almond Ultraleather
  • two Sub-Zero refrigerators with solid teak facing
  • one Sub-Zero freezer with solid teak facing
  • Dacor four burner gas stove
  • oven
  • microwave oven
  • dishwasher
  • trash compactor
  • garbage disposal
  • custom teak wine locker under stairs to pilothouse with teak shelving and teak interior finish
  • two teak appliance ?garages?, each with 110V outlets to keep coffee maker and toaster handy but hidden
  • window outboard of galley sink
  • 24VDC Hella fan


Like the rest of the boat, the owners specified particular details to be incorporated into the salon, the main gathering space on board. Windows were specified to be almost twice as large as a standard Nordhavn 62, with smaller mullions, greatly improving the amount of natural light and sense of space in the whole boat, not just the salon. A standard Nordhavn 62 has smaller windows, restricting light.

Where another vessel with a dry stack exhaust would have had the exhaust stack extend up through the salon space, Fleet was purposefully ordered with a wet exhaust, eliminating a stack's intrusion through the salon, and pilothouse above. In place of the stack, Fleet has beautiful and useful teak lockers for storage of dishware and crystal. Inside, this glass-front cabinet, bevelled teak shelving designed to protect crystal pieces has been created and installed.

  • extra wide aluminum Dutch door, to the cockpit
  • storm plates for salon windows
  • solid teak sole with inlaid spruce
  • salon settee in Almond Ultraleather
  • solid teak dining table with high gloss finish. The dining table is in two pieces with a third removable centrepiece. In place, six guests can comfortably dine. Removed, what remains are two cocktail tables. These cocktail tables ?kneel? and lower, and come together to make a handsome coffee table
  • teak valance with Hunter Douglas positive position blinds
  • large opening window aft, with screen
  • Ultrasuede headliners with teak trim
  • two overhead teak handrails
  • two Ekornes Classic ?Stressless? chairs with footrests, also finished in Almond Ultraleather
  • rope lighting and overhead lighting are on dimmers
  • red courtesy lighting
  • TV and AV locker centered along port side of salon
  • 42? plasma TV on lifter
  • Bose Lifestyle 48 Home Theatre system with 5 zones, each controlled independently


The accommodations hallway is teak panelled and is wide, continue the sense of open space, even in this otherwise confined area:

  • open shelf on port of hallway for artwork
  • hallway access to master stateroom laundry hamper, handy to laundry machines
  • laundry machines forward and to port with drop-down work table
  • soft red courtesy lighting


Queen size walk-around berth surrounded by fine teak panels, book shelves, and plenty of cabinets and lockers. This is a luxurious, calming space with a surprising amount of natural light.

  • teak vanity to port with stainless steel swing out seat
  • solid teak sole with inlaid spruce
  • custom fabric headboard
  • two cedar-lined hanging lockers with automatic interior lighting
  • overhead lights and rope lighting on dimmers
  • reading lights
  • opening portlight fitted with screen and stainless steel deadlight
  • opening overhead hatch with Ocean Aire screen and privacy blind
  • several smaller port lights for additional natural light
  • owners' safe in starboard night side table
  • flatscreen TV with DVD player, hooked in to satellite system with independent controls
  • Bose Lifestyle audio system

Master Head:

  • granite counter tops
  • teak upper cabinetry, Formica lower cabinetry
  • fresh water Vaccuflush toilet
  • opening overhead hatch
  • molded FRP shower stall with seat and folding glass door
  • opening portlight in shower fitted with screen and stainless steel deadlight
  • shower sump drain on timer
  • vent fan

VIP / Guest Cabin:

  • large double berth
  • shelves outboard
  • cedar-lined hanging locker with automatic interior lighting
  • direct private access to guest head shower
  • side table of teak
  • several teak lockers forward
  • additional storage below berth
  • opening overhead hatch with Ocean Aire screen and privacy blind
  • opening portlight fitted with screen and stainless steel deadlight
  • TV with DVD player, hooked into satellite system
  • Bose Lifestyle audio system

VIP / Guest Head:

  • granite counter tops
  • finished in Formica and molded FRP
  • Vaccuflush toilet
  • opening overhead hatch
  • molded FRP shower stall
  • opening portlight in shower fitted with screen and stainless steel deadlight
  • shower sump drain on timer
  • vent fan

Forward Guest Cabin:

  • twin berth to port
  • genuine cedar-lined hanging locker with automatic interior lighting
  • opening overhead hatch with Ocean Aire screen and privacy blind
  • storage lockers and drawers below berth
  • Bose Lifestyle audio system
  • TV with DVD player, hooked into satellite system
  • opening portlight fitted with screen and stainless steel deadlight
  • extra single guest bunk / crew bunk to starboard, separated for privacy with solid teak pocket door

Forward Guest Head:

  • granite counter tops
  • finished in Formica and molded FRP
  • Vaccuflush toilet
  • opening overhead hatch with Ocean Aire screen and privacy blind
  • molded FRP shower stall
  • shower sump drain on timer
  • vent fan
  • access to fo?c?sle and chain locker

Throughout FLEET

Fleet is boarded via the opening gates in her transom or in the starboard side deck gunwale.

Then enter the yacht from the extra-wide aft door, a Dutch door, to the salon. The wide-body is noticeable here in the ample salon and galley, superb natural light through extra large windows, a U-shaped settee to starboard, the entertainment centre and two lounge chairs to port, two bar stools at the galley counter forward, all surrounded by fine teak cabinetry.

The galley is a rectangular U-shape, rather than triangular, which increases the salon space. The galley is very well equipped and is easily large enough for two to create meals, should the chef agree to an assistant!

To starboard is a Dutch door to the starboard side deck.

Solid teak steps with open risers and teak non-skid treads take you up to the pilothouse, arguably the heart of the vessel, with commanding views all around. There are three sets of Dutch doors; port, starboard and aft. Note the aft door. More on this in the "Pilothouse" description following. There are TWO Stidd seats, a large settee, a pilot berth with privacy curtain, and abundant teak cabinetry to store all manner of pilothouse needs.

On the main deck again, going forward from the galley and salon to the accommodations: First to port is the master suite, with queen size berth, side tables, vanity, hanging lockers, hidden laundry hamper, ample teak cabinetry, private head with a fairly large stall shower.

Further forward to port are a set of lockers used as the galley pantry and to starboard, a huge linen closet.

Next to starboard is the guest / day head, also with stall shower.

Forward again, and to starboard, is the VIP stateroom, with direct private access to the guest head and shower.

Continuing forward to port is the laundry with stacked machines with integrated work table, all hidden behind teak doors that slide and lock out of the way for safety and convenience.

All the way forward is the guest and / or crew cabin with twin berth to port, and private head with stall shower forward. Within this cabin, separated by a solid teak pocket door, is a single private berth (to starboard) with direct access to the foredeck.

Defining and Unique Details

What are some of Fleet?s defining custom details? Some are small, some are not so small. All have a specific purpose:

Use of space:

  • the wet exhaust eliminates the need for a dry stack, opening up the salon and pilothouse, which allowed the designer to increase storage and living space, and increased salon and pilothouse usability and visibility. More on this later.
  • The galley counter space is U-shaped, rather than triangular, increasing salon space without compromising galley space or storage.
  • open risers to the stairs from the salon to the pilothouse, give a more open feel on board, and improve sightlines

Light and ventilation:

  • hull windows and port lights are oval, rather than round, allowing in more natural light, and giving the yacht a more consistent, classier profile
  • rather than six smaller salon windows (three on each side), Fleet?s salon has four larger windows (two on each side), which greatly improves visibility and floods the salon in natural light
  • improved natural ventilation with numerous opening overhead hatches and portlights
  • overhead hatches purposely face forward when open, which is more effective bringing in fresh air  


  • the raised teak panels all cabinetry and interior doors is worth noting. It is an elegant, traditional (and expensive) option
  • teak and all cabinet doors are solid with raised panels
  • all bulkheads and panels are teak with only minimal use of white formica in the guest and forward heads
  • all stateroom doors are solid teak with raised panelling
  • all cabin soles, including galley and heads, are of solid teak with spruce inlay: no vinyl flooring, even in the heads
  • a gas stove and grill for a quiet anchorage, eliminating the need of running the genset at meal time
  • a massive bank of house batteries and powerful inverters, again eliminating the need of a genset at a quiet anchorage
  • the optional stern bustle houses needed equipment, and access to the transom gate for safe easy boarding
  • the bustle also houses the small genset, so when it is needed, it is as quiet as possible

Elements of FLEET

What can be added about the venerable Nordhavn 62 that has not already been well stated elsewhere? They have an earned a reputation as perhaps the best couple?s ocean voyaging yacht ever conceived. The yacht and her systems are purposefully robust in design and installation. And given these ocean-capable needs, Fleet is simply graceful in every respect.

When ordering their new boat, the owners referenced their considerable experience as voyaging sailors who have logged tens of thousands of cruising miles; space was required to carry a significant amount of provisions, spares, tools, fishing gear, personal effects, and other supplies, in order to be completely and reliably independent for weeks at a time. The challenge was put to the designers and builders to find attractive, practical storage spaces for all these items without compromising living space. A basket of sun screen? Small appliances? A selection of favourite teas? Fine crystal? Favourite wines? Spare parts and tools? Everything on board had to have dedicated storage.

The owners also relied on their own professional background in ship repair and maritime mechanical engineering; the ability to foresee potential issues before they became problems. That was tackled on Fleet by having sturdy, redundant systems, along with a strict, program of preventative maintenance, carried out by mechanics and technicians who have known this boat since the day she was ordered. Maintenance and upgrades have been consistent.

The result is an understatedly elegant yacht, that is safe and dependable for a self-sufficient cruising couple, with no need for crew, and with the ability to comfortably accommodate family and friends, or host a party.

Listing ID:383212
Status:In Stock
Beam:19' 3"
Draft:6' 5"
Price:$1,750,000.00 CAD
Location:Sidney, British Columbia
Distance:2349 miles from Ashburn, VA [Change]
Engine:Lugger L-1276A
# of Engines:1
Fuel Type:Diesel
Dealer Name:Grand Yachts Inc.
Phone:1-877-926-2822 Ext. 7619
Location:Vancouver, British Columbia
Distance:2335 miles from Ashburn, VA