Nordhavn 120 foot superyacht the N120

The building production of Nordhavn explorer yacht, the N120, remains on ...

Nordhavn 120 foot superyacht the N120

March 23, 2011

Written by Mike Smith

The building production of Nordhavn explorer yacht, the N120, remains on schedule and these new renderings offer a glimpse of the nearly finished motor yacht. The explorer superyacht measures a shade over 120 feet overall or 36.75 metres in length.

The Nordhavn N120 motor yacht

Swift progress has been made on construction of the Nordhavn 120 t expedition/explorer superyacht, and just-released renderings reveal the classic lines and opulent detail the finished hull number one will offer her new owners. At 120 feet, this super-yacht is the biggest project for Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE), manufacturer of the Nordhavn line.

Production continues on schedule at Nordhavn’s partner factory South Coast Marine in Xiamen, China. Currently, the hull and deck are joined while the engine beds are prepared and ready for installation of the main engines (twin MTU 8V 2000 M72 rated 965HP @ 2250RPM). Delivery is slated for mid-2012.

N120 explorer yacht Interior by Nordhavn

“This boat is really going to grab the attention of those who are in the 120-foot market,” noted Trever Smith, who oversees the 120 project for Nordhavn.

The brand’s heritage is certainly reflected in the new largest luxury flagship of the fleet, punctuated by the unmistakable expedition style Nordhavns are known for.

Nordhavn 120 Motor Yacht Accommodation rendering

Yacht interior designer Destry Darr has been commissioned to develop a high-end custom interior for hull one. The look will be simple and elegant yet contemporary in its styling. African cherry has been selected as the primary hardwood to be used throughout.

The N120 yacht becomes the queen of Nordhavn’s fleet of 16 ocean expedition yachts with the smallest starting at 40-feet in length. PAE staff members and guests took an N40 around the world in 2001 in a fast trouble-free 6 months. This same commitment to true offshore performance and safety is built into every Nordhavn.

Another trait the N120 yacht shares with its smaller siblings is an uncommonly low-carbon footprint in terms of fuel usage. The N120’s fuel-efficient diesel engines and full-displacement hull come together to give an owner worldwide transoceanic range without unnecessarily fouling the environment. “While fuel consumption may not be a major concern for those fortunate enough to own an N120, a smaller carbon footprint and total luxury appointments have proven appeal to the yachting community,” says Nordhavn President Dan Streech.

In true super-yacht fashion, the N120 motor yacht will be customized to the owner’s chosen independent interior designer’s specifications.

At a length of 120 feet, 7 inches (36.75m), a beam of 27 feet, 11 inches (8.51m) and a draft of 9 feet (2.74 m), the N120 is designed to fit in a marina anchorage. She is ABS-classed and designed and built to comply with any international classification. The N120 will be sea-trialled and commissioned at the factory in the presence of its owner’s crew, who will then deliver it on its own bottom at a cruising speed of about 12 knots.

By Pacific Asian Enterprises – Nordhavn 120

General Specifications for the Nordhavn 120 yacht:

LOA: 120’ 7”
LWL: 108’ 4”
BEAM: 27’ 11”
BWL: 27’ 10 ½”
DISPLACEMENT (HALF): 740,992 lbs.
DISPLACEMENT (FULL): 848,994 lbs.
DISPLACEMENT (EMPTY): 668,890 lbs.
CP: .57
D/L (HALF) 251
A/B: 2.25/1
WATER: 2,800 GALS.
FUEL: 17,500 GALS.

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