Chopin is hull 57 and is the second new Nordhavn commissioned by the owners who have devoted much of their free time to exploring the US east coast by sea. Their Nordhavn 47, Miro, allowed the family to embrace the trawler lifestyle as a wonderful way to spend time together and bond. They were hooked, but desired a larger yacht to travel with more comfort and space in order to getaway for longer periods of time. their name selections showcase a theme of artistic appreciation and enjoyment of the finer things in life that are personified by their yachts.
Chopin’s gorgeous blue hull gelcoat makes her stand out anywhere she arrives, and she also features a stunning cherry wood interior with gloss varnish finish. The cockpit, boat deck and swim platform are all extended.
The popularity of the Nordhavn 55/60 series is a tribute to an incredibly brilliant design whose success is measured by so many diverse attributes. This series represents a marvelous combination of long range cruising performance and optimum living accommodations.
The decision to build a new Nordhavn allows each buyer the opportunity to use their experience and preferences to order the latest equipment resulting in a well thought out statement of improvement. PAE listens. The project management team does a magnificent job of incorporating each buyers’ semi-custom requests so that each production slot creates a unique yacht. There are obvious similarities, but each Nordhavn stands alone as an owner original.
Each hull is hand built by the South Coast yard in Xiamen, China who are experts in craftsmanship and installations. The engineering of every system is superb, taking advantage of PAE’s ocean crossing pedigree to insure the inclusion of premium brands selected both for reliability and serviceability. There may not be any other trawler on the market worldwide in this size range that offers better residual value.
Using the knowledge from their previous Nordhavn experience, Chopin was carefully planned to include the best and most popular factory options. She is powered by the proven John Deere 6090AFM75 325HP main engine, keel cooled with dry stack exhaust more common in commercial ships and designed for trouble free continuous duty running for days on end. For back up redundancy, Chopin has a John Deere 4045DFM75 80HP “get home” wing engine with a v-drive transmission and independent fuel tank, starting battery, shaft and propeller to provide peace of mind when you are miles from the next port of call. Her ABT active fin stabilizers provide exceptional, seakindly, roll reduction offshore and she has a flopper stopper on the port side for use in unruly anchorages. The Maxwell 3500 24V electric windlass runs 400’ of chain rode attached to a 150-pound custom stainless-steel anchor. The chain locker forward includes an anchor well to contain and disperse overboard any muck brought up from the bottom.
Chopin is quite easy to handle when you return to shore. For close quarter maneuvering she has 24V Sidepower electric bow and stern thrusters. The foredeck is separated by the Portuguese bridge which has a built-in docking station to starboard. There is an additional docking station on the starboard transom to make it easier when you back into a slip.
For boarding, you can land on the extended swim platform if arriving by dinghy and there are hull doors aft into the cockpit and to starboard opening into the covered side deck. There is a custom splash reducer molded under the swim deck. The passarelle is mounted on the swim platform.
The cockpit and starboard walk way are covered with teak for sure footing and the only other exposed exterior teak is the varnished caprail surrounding the cockpit atop the tall deck bulwarks. Remaining outside, you can move forward on the starboard side up to the Portuguese bridge and on to the foredeck or around to the boat deck and flybridge.
The cockpit has a custom fiberglass housing with a built-in propane barbeque to port. A custom teak table is centered for outdoor dining. The curved stairs offer another access up to the boat deck.
The boat deck connects forward to the port side of the pilothouse and is above the saloon and protected behind the pilothouse. Features include; a Steelhead crane, Winslow life raft and a separate gasoline storage tank for the tender. Note: No dinghy is included.
Atop the pilothouse is the flybridge with has a fiberglass hard top to keep you dry when it is raining and shaded when it is sunny. The flybridge has a stainless-steel destroyer helm and a beautifully arranged custom instrument console with includes a duplicated set of navigation / communications electronics, thrusters and windlass controls all in easy reach of the two helm chairs. Aft there is a fiberglass table (with teak insert) and a wraparound bench comfortably upholstered. The fiberglass housing for the dry stack exhaust has mounting bases for antennas and flag halyards for international travel.
You enter the saloon through the Dutch door. Chopin is a widebody (maxed to port with a walkway outside to starboard) allowing much more interior volume, you will feel you are inside a much larger yacht.
The saloon is very generous with an L-shaped settee to port and a large custom teak dining table with opening leaves. French blinds add a decorative flair. To starboard is a built-in long settee (comfortable for sleeping in rough weather). Forward on the aft side of the galley are two built in bar stools with back supports.
For cooking, the galley is seaworthy and functional. Sub Zero refrigeration with two freezer drawers. GE Profile propane 4 burner stove top with electric oven, GE trash compactor, GE dishwasher, microwave convection oven and slide out spice rack, etc. Chopin has a dual basin sink and custom glass racks in the overhead lockers. The galley floors are granite.
The galley connects to the master stateroom as you pass a large double door panty locker for storage. You can descend a flight of steps to the Utility room forward of the engine room, or head up some steps to the pilothouse.
The master features a king-sized island berth athwartships. There is additional ventilation through the forward opening hatch in the Portuguese bridge and opening portlights outboard.
The master connects ensuite to a head with sink, medicine cabinet and spacious bath tub with shower.
Forward of the master is the custom guest cabin arrangement with a single bunk/desk combination to starboard (the basement is directly beneath with access to the water maker, water heater, bow thruster, etc.). The port side guest cabin is set up with two single berths, stacked like bunk beds. Both forward cabins have private access doors to the forward head and shower.
Arriving in the pilothouse you will enjoy great visibility and a well-founded assortment of nav/com controls, engine and generator controls, thruster controls, electrical panels, etc. The Stidd helm chair is designed for long watches. There is a bench seat with table behind the helm. Directly behind the bench is the private captains cabin. The day head is located aft to starboard.
From the saloon/galley landing you head down to the utility room which has the clothes washer and clothes dryer installed outboard of the top load freezer which has a custom stainless-steel surface.
The engine room has a tall access door and is easy to move around once inside. The John Deere main is on centerline, keel cooled with dry stack exhaust. To starboard of the engine are the fuel manifolds, Racor fuel filters and oil change system as well as the fire suppression tank. The 20kW Northern Lights generator is aft to port and the John Deere wing engine is aft to starboard. There is a deep bilge with easy access to through hulls. Aft in the engine room is a hinged door to the lazarette.
The lazarette is neatly organize with excellent equipment placement and additional room for storage. The inverter, battery charger, batteries, crane motor, air conditioners, steering with auto pilots, Glendinning shore power bin, fire suppression and battery select switches highlight the lazarette.
There are shore power connections forward and aft and Chopin also has a deluxe Atlas frequency converter for international connections.
On deck there are opening hatches and the Portuguese bridge deck includes lockers and a built-in docking station to starboard. Chopin features teak decking in the cockpit and starboard side deck. She is very easy to get around inside and outside. The flybridge includes the popular fiberglass hardtop option.
The gloss cherry wood interior is warm and elegant. The granite counters and floors are practical and elegant. Chopin has a custom lay out forward with double bunks to port and a single berth/convertible desk to starboard.
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If you would like to step aboard please contact Jeff or John to make an appointment and see for yourself why Chopin is such an extraordinary Nordhavn 60.
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