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Nordhavn 40



Stuart, FL

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Migrator 1 represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an early model Nordhavn 40 – Hull 09 out of 44 of the first generation (US Built) boats.  Accomplishments of the Nordhavn 40 are well documented and include its 26-week circumnavigation in 2001 along with numerous owner operated ocean crossings and extensive coastal trips.  The Nordhavn 40 is a full displacement, solid built and safe vessel without equal in her size and price range.  With a 14’6” beam there is a lot of interior – full width saloon / galley, raised pilothouse, two staterooms and head with toilet and shower.  The Nordhavn 40 offers excellent interior living space and comfort.   The N40 is the sixth design from PAE and incorporates many features proven on larger boats.  A total of seventy (70) Nordhavn 40’s (Mark I & II) were built prior to the model being discontinued.  Demand for the N40 remains high making Migrator 1 an excellent opportunity.

Note:  Currently, there is a significant import Tariff for Chinese built products (new and used).  The US built Nordhavn 40 Mark I is not subjected to the 26.5% duty, but a non-US flagged brokerage Mark II can be excessively expensive to import – please consult with a qualified maritime attorney before purchasing a Mark II.

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Rob Piwowarczyk

John Hoffman
+1 772.215.3720

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Listing Broker

Jeff Merrill

Jeff Merrill, CPYB
+1 949.355.4950

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Boarding:  The Nordhavn 40 was designed to provide safe and convenient boarding / disembarkation for both crew and guests.  Migrator 1 offers an aft cockpit starboard side boarding door, the preferred choice when docked.  The transom boarding door which leads to the built-in swim platform offers access when positioned stern-in or boarding from the dinghy in the water.

Cockpit:  Once aboard the boat you will notice the well-designed and sufficiently sized aft deck cockpit providing a safe and protected area to lounge, fish or use to enter the water via the swim platform.  The boat deck extends partially over the cockpit offering a nice balance of sun and shade.  Two molded-in seats are located aft (port and starboard), starboard used for storage and the port seat locker is for propane tank storage.  A hot and cold shower for rinsing off after a swim is located inside the transom.  The lazarette below is accessed via a large hatch located in the center of the cockpit floor while the saloon is accessed through a raised (to prevent water entry) hinged centerline door.

  • Two boarding doors – aft and to starboard
  • Swim ladder for swim platform
  • Two built in seats are aft, facing forward (port side contains propane locker storage)
  • Hot and cold freshwater shower
  • Air vents for engine room
  • Custom-built stainless-steel SCUBA tank rack for (4) bottles
  • Large Diamond SeaGlaze door with window and dogs

Lazarette:  Located beneath the cockpit, the lazarette contains important equipment and provides immense storage space.  The forward bulkhead has a hinged step where most of the house and start batteries are located.  The inverter and watermaker are located to port. The hot water tank and SCUBA compressor is to starboard. An emergency tiller is included as well as a spare anchor. This is a large area that is a convenient storage cavern for extra supplies and gear.

  • Concealed battery bank under forward bulkhead hinged lid step
  • Xantrex Freedom SW 3012 3000 W inverter/charger (2018)
  • Rule electric bilge pump
  • Spectra Gulfstream 400 GPD desalination (inactive)
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering ram
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Raritan 1700 series 12-gallon hot water tank
  • Bauer Junior II SCUBA dive compressor
  • Emergency tiller

Saloon:  Upon entering the saloon from the aft cockpit through a full height door (with dogs and gasketing) you quickly appreciate the overall size and space this full beam design offers.  This is accomplished by eliminating exterior side decks and allowing for traffic flow via the interior which is quick and safe. To starboard is an L-shaped settee with storage below and a teak dining table.  A teak cabinet with locker doors is portside allowing room for a full-size lounge chair. The sole (with engine room access panels) is carpeted.  For entertainment, a flat screen television is mounted forward to starboard.

  • Wall to wall carpet
  • Teak saloon table – fixed
  • Slide windows with screens
  • Overhead lighting
  • Reading lights
  • Adjustable blinds on all windows
  • Controls for air-conditioning
  • Music speakers
  • Xantrex inverter/battery charger control
  • Xantrex Link Pro battery monitor
  • Comfortable lounge chair

Galley:  Moving forward on the same level as the saloon connects you to the galley positioned portside. The beautiful teak faced column that provides delivery of the main engine dry stack exhaust creates a natural divide while retaining an open-air feeling.  This is a functional galley with Corian counters, teak lockers and drawers.  A large stainless-steel double basin sink with faucet is located on the counter.  A Seaward 10 three-burner propane stove and oven with overhead exhaust fan is located to port. The galley creates an intersection with two choices, you can go down the centerline hallway to reach the head and staterooms or continue up a few short steps to the pilothouse.

  • Sub Zero 110V/12V refrigerator
  • Additional Sub Zero 110V freezer in cabinet to starboard opposite galley (ice maker inoperable)
  • Seaward three-burner propane stove and oven with broiler
  • GE microwave oven
  • Broan trash compactor with teak trim
  • Dual basin stainless steel sink
  • Multiple teak drawers, lockers and overhead cabinets for storage
  • Corian countertops
  • Lonseal raised coin vinyl flooring

Pilothouse: The pilothouse is accessed a few steps up from the saloon and offers a dedicated space to navigate from.  There are two Dutch Doors outboard for easy access to the Portuguese bridge.  The stainless-steel helm wheel is surrounded by a well-designed dash area fitted with electronics control screens positioned above and below the forward windows. Navigation equipment includes; autopilot, fish finder, chart plotter / GPS, and VHF.  The electrical panel breaker is behind a clear door cabinet to starboard.  The main engine and wing engine Morse control levers are located on the main dash above the steering wheel.  On the vertical face there are controls for the bow thruster, anchor windlass, horn and wipers.  The primary ships systems are monitored from this raised pilothouse including controls for the externally mounted spotlight, generator, active fin stabilizer and air conditioning systems.  The aft section of the pilothouse has a watch berth and a large sofa settee fronted by a teak table making this an easy place to run the vessel or as a shipside office when in port. Many owners enjoy the pilothouse during dinner to enjoy the spectacular view.

  • Raymarine DS5600X color video fish finder
  • Icom IC-M802 SSB transceiver
  • Icom Marine IC-M604 VHF
  • Furuno GP1650W Color GPS WAAS chart plotter/GPS
  • Furuno GaAs FET front end 8-tone daylight display, monochrome radar
  • Simrad Robertson AP20 autopilot with AP21 wired remote
  • Icom Class B AIS transponder MA – 500TR
  • West Marine WM 700 Stereo head
  • Furuno GP-37 DGPS
  • Simrad wind instruments (inoperable)
  • Samsung flat screen monitor – computer driven
  • West Marine WM 700 Stereo
  • Airplane compass
  • Standard Horizon floating HX 150 Handheld VHF
  • Floscan fuel flow gauge with digital tachometer
  • Naiad stabilizer control panel
  • Max Power bow thruster joystick control
  • Maxwell anchor windlass control
  • Northern Lights generator monitor panel
  • Marine Air air-conditioning and heat controls
  • Stainless-steel destroyer helm
  • Fabric bench helm seat
  • Teak table forward of bench helm seat
  • Storage below foot landing
  • Folding chart table outboard to port.
  • Diamond SeaGlaze Dutch doors port and starboard
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering (*See JMYS Trawler Skills video on YouTube)
  • Opening forward facing side window vents port and starboard
  • Uniden hand held communicators
  • Zinc Saver II 50 amp galvanic isolator
  • ACR Rapid Ditch Express abandon ship bag
  • Generous storage underneath steps leading up to pilothouse

Down a few short steps in the center of the vessel, a wide hallway connects the upper entry level with the staterooms and head below.  This lower level is carpeted (except the head which has synthetic vinyl teak and spruce cover.

Guest Stateroom: The guest stateroom is to port and features two bunk beds.  The upper bunk is fixed, the lower bunk can be pulled out to be made wider and there are two pull out drawers for storage below.  There is overhead lighting and reading lights by the bunks. Outboard are two portlights that can be opened for ventilation. The Splendide combination laundry appliance is secure in a locker with louvered door, next to a deep hanging locker and a bank of drawers. Below the lower bunk you have access to the active fin stabilizer on the port side. Aft in the guest stateroom is the door entry to the engine room.

  • Upper and lower berths
  • Lower berth has a sliding base with fill cushion
  • Teak ceilings outboard along hull
  • Reading lights
  • Two opening screened portlights
  • Splendide clothing washer/dryer combination laundry appliance
  • Dogged door entry access to engine room

Engine Room: Entry into the engine room is through a dedicated door located aft in the guest stateroom (you can also enter though the sole, aft in the saloon). The maintenance strakes molded into the hull create additional headroom outboard of the main engine on both sides. Two fiberglass fuel tanks with perforated aluminum screens are outboard and each tank has its’ own sight glass for a quick fuel level viewing. Both tanks feed a supply tank in the forward bilge. The engine room is well laid out and has been equipped with all systems and components easy to inspect and service.  The Lugger L688D main engine is keel cooled with a dry stack exhaust and mated to a Twin Disc 3.0:1 transmission.  This is a continuous duty rated power plant that was engineered for non-stop passage making over several days or weeks.  Fresh air intake from the cockpit risers and internal blowers keep air circulating and the hot air is directed up the stack to vent out above the engine room and upper aft deck. Diesel fuel filtration is accomplished by dual Racor 900 filters and a Racor 500 filter for the generator.  To help with clean fuel Migrator 1 has a fuel pump providing the ability to transfer fuel between tanks.

  • Lugger L668D 105 HP main engine
  • Dry stack exhaust
  • InsulTech exhaust blanket
  • Twin Disc MG-55050 transmission 3.0:1
  • Spurs line cutter
  • (2) fiberglass fuel tanks, (1) aluminum supply tank
  • Fresh water pump and strainer
  • Naiad active fin stabilizer reservoir
  • 10kW Northern Lights Generator with sound shield
  • Yanmar model 3GM30FV 24 BHP wing engine
  • Kanzaki KM3V-drive transmission on wing engine
  • 10-gallon plastic day tank for wing engine
  • Engine room blower
  • Racor 900 duplex dual primary filters on main engine
  • Racor 500 primary filter for generator
  • Racor 900 for fuel transfer with Walbro pump and timer
  • Escape hatch, entrance access aft in saloon
  • Rule automatic electric bilge pump
  • Rule high water bilge pump
  • Ultra-switch sensor for high water bilge pump
  • Edson manual bilge pump
  • Engine room lighting

Head and shower: The head is centrally located across from the guest stateroom and includes a separate shower enclosure, an electric head, a vanity and medicine cabinet. The Corian countertop has a built-in sink. Fresh air is circulated via two opening screened portholes and supplemented by an exhaust fan in the shower.

  • Corian countertop with built-in sink
  • Mirror in teak framed cabinet above sink
  • Two opening screened portholes – one in shower one in head
  • Vinyl teak and spruce look flooring
  • Separate full headroom stall shower enclosure with tempered glass door
  • Teak grate shower seat over molded fiberglass locker
  • Access to starboard active fin stabilizer under shower seat
  • Exhaust fan in shower overhead
  • Y-valve to holding tank or overboard
  • Tank Watch holding tank monitor

Owner Stateroom: The owner’s stateroom is below the foredeck in the bow of the boat and includes a prominent island berth.  There is storage underneath the steps leading up to the berth (ideal for light, bulky provisions and spares) and large drawers at the bottom of the berth perfect for clothing and blankets. Below the mattress you find access to the bow thruster and a separate house battery bank for powering the bow thruster and windlass (also chart storage and the storm plates).  Ventilation is provided via the large hatch overhead, opening portlights outboard and two round portlights aft in the Portuguese bridge. The interior hull sides have varnished teak slat ceilings.  Forward are two locker doors providing access to the chain locker. All cabinetry and furniture including overhead lockers, drawers and hanging lockers are teak. There is a built-in changing seat with upholstered cushion to starboard. Controls for the windlass and bow thruster are mounted in the bed frame. This room is carpeted. The black water holding tank is accessed below the carpeted area at the foot of the bed.  There is a flat screen television mounted on the aft bulkhead.

  • Island berth
  • Two large cedar-lined hanging lockers
  • Teak bureau with drawers
  • Overhead teak lockers along berth on both sides
  • Port-side and starboard side book racks
  • Reading lights
  • Air conditioning and heat controls
  • Flat screen TV
  • Overhead hatch with insect screen
  • (2) opening screened portlights outboard on each side (with deadlights)
  • (2) opening screened portlights allow for light and air from the Portuguese bridge deck
  • Cabin door has mirror on hallway side

Boat Deck: The large boat deck stows the athwartship mounted Livingston dinghy powered by a 9.9 HP Yamaha outboard.  The dinghy is launched via remote controls for the electric winches mounted on the boom.  There are built-in stands and tie downs for securing the tender.  The life raft is mounted on the pilothouse roof.

  • Forespar mast and boom for dinghy
  • Mast has hinged base for easier lowering
  • Rule V33R electric winches with remote
  • Livingston fiberglass dinghy
  • Yamaha 9.9 outboard motor
  • Switlik 6-person life raft

Foredeck and Exterior

  • Gray gelcoat hull
  • Deck superstructure is white gelcoat and deck is molded gray nonskid gelcoat
  • Portuguese Bridge with door to foredeck
  • Courtesy lighting
  • Maxwell VM 2200 electric windlass with capstan
  • Windlass controls at foredeck and pilothouse
  • 50 KG Bruce anchor with 400’ 3/8 HT chain
  • Dock lines and fenders
  • Four-step removable boarding ladder for swim platform
  • Aluminum painted mast and boom
  • Boom winches for dinghy launching
  • Mast has a hinged base for lowering

Electrical: General summary of electrical equipment aboard Migrator 1.

  • Northern Lights 10kW generator with sound shield
  • Xantrex Freedom 30, 3000-Watt inverter/charger
  • Shore power outlets amidships on starboard side
  • 50-amp shore power cord for house/air conditioning
  • 12V DC, 110V AC breakers
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Copper bonding system
  • Leece Neville 160-amp alternator


  • Switlik 6 – person Life raft
  • EPIRB (case only, no transponder unit)
  • Engine room high water bilge alarm
  • Acrylic storm plates for saloon windows
  • USCG equipment

Migrator 1 is a full displacement long range trawler that has excellent equipment and a proven active traveler. She was built by Pacific Seacraft in California is Made in the U.S.A. a rare model in the trawler realm.

You can read all about the cruising accomplishments of the Nordhavn 40 online and by studying magazine reviews and owner blogs.  Most of the detailed photos of Migrator 1 were taken in May of 2021 (many more images are available by request- contact the listing brokers*).


Exclusions: Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to Paintings, tools, handheld nav gear and binoculars. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.

Disclaimer: Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. presents the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor guarantee or warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyers should instruct their agents and their surveyors to investigate all details the buyers desire validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Brokerage: JMYS is a US based (licensed and bonded yacht brokerage in California and Florida) with an international emphasis specializing in ocean capable trawlers. Our brokers are experienced boaters, most are trawler owner/operators with thousands of hours and miles at sea.  We treat our clients with respect, we are responsive and not pushy.  Our focus is to become your loyal advocate, always looking out for your best interests. The team at JMYS has extensive trawler and motor yacht product knowledge and our skills are available for coaching after the sale has concluded.

Co-Brokerage: Fellow yacht broker association members: This listing is available for co-brokerage to Florida licensed brokers.

*Listing broker. John Hoffman has years of experience working with the Nordhavn brand over the years, having retired from his position as Nordhavn Commissioning Manager in 2015. John’s product knowledge, systems skills and friendly, helpful attitude have helped him excel as a JMYS yacht broker. John has his yacht salesman license in Florida and is eager to work with many current clients and also looking forward to helping new buyers and sellers. Please contact listing broker John Hoffman for additional information or to schedule a viewing appointment.

*Listing broker. Jeff Merrill, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler market plus intimate knowledge of the Nordhavn 40. He helped clients build several new 40’s (US and China) during his 14 years with PAE and continues to be active in the Nordhavn brokerage market.  Jeff is a familiar face to YouTube viewers, is a regular presenter at TrawlerFest and is one of the instructors for Boaters University online courses.

This listing specification has been approved by the sellers for accuracy. The photos, images and descriptive content are copyrighted by JMYS and may not be copied or used without specific written permission.  All inspections are by appointment only. Please contact listing broker, Jeff Merrill, CPYB by phone, text or email for additional information or to schedule your personal showing.  Jeff is always available via Mobile (949) 355-4950 (call or text). You can send a detailed Email to:

BRAND AND MODEL: Nordhavn 40
TYPE: Long range trawler yacht with raised pilothouse
DECK: White deck with gray nonskid
REGISTRY: Canadian Registered (US built)
DESIGNER: Jeff Leishman
BUILDER: Pacific Seacraft – Fullerton, CA USA
HULL MATERIAL: Solid fiberglass
DISPLACEMENT: 50,000 LBS. | 22.68 MT
BALLAST: 4,000 LBS. | 1.82 MT
SPEED: Cruise 7.0 knots @1700 RPM. Top 8 knots @ 2100 RPM  WOT=2400
LOA: 39’9″ | 12.12 M
LWL: 35’5″ | 10.79 M
BEAM: 14′ 6″| 4.42 M
DRAFT: 5’6″| 1.7 M
AIR DRAFT: Approximately 32’| 9.75 M with mast up. Hinged base for lowering
AB RATIO 2.3:1
ENGINE Lugger model L668D 105 BHP (Hours~ 6,825 May 2021) Twin Disc 3.0:1 transmission
PROPELLER / SHAFT 2″ stainless steel shaft | 4 blade bronze propeller
MAIN EXHAUST: Keel cooled, dry exhaust
WING ENGINE: Yanmar model 3GM30 27 BHP, Kanzaki KM3V-drive transmission (Hours ~31 May 2021)
THRUSTER: Max Power 8 HP electric bow thruster
STABILIZATION: Naiad active fin stabilizers | Flopper stopper rig on port side
ELECTRICAL: 60 Hertz – US style – 50-amp
SHORE POWER: 50-amp for house and 50-amp air con
GENERATOR: Northern Lights 10kW generator with sound shield (~10,555 hours May 2021)
INVERTER/CHARGER: Xantrex Freedom SW 3012 3000 W inverter/charger
BATTERIES: Lifeline (5) AGM House batteries and Start batteries
CLIMATE CONTROL: Marine Air reverse cycle HVAC: 44,000 BTU (3) compressors
MACHINERY EQUIPMENT: Racor Duplex for main | Walbro fuel transfer pump with Racor filter | Bauer Junior II SCUBA dive compressor
WINDLASS: Maxwell 2200 vertical electric windlass with gypsy and capstan
GROUND TACKLE: 50 KG Bruce anchor with 400′ 3/8″ chain | 60 lb. spade anchor with 50′ chain and 125′ of line
MAST AND BOOM Forespar mast and boom| Hinged base to lower mast for bridges | Mast supports main engine exhaust |Boom for dinghy with electric winches.
TENDER AND OUTBOARD: Livingston fiberglass dinghy| Yamaha 9.9 HP outboard
NAV/COM BRANDS: Simrad |Furuno |Icom | Raymarine
ENTERTAINMENT: Supersonic LCD flat screen TVs (one in saloon, one in owner cabin) | AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers
STATEROOMS: (2) staterooms: Owner forward, Guest to port
BEDDING: Centerline queen (Owner) forward | (2) Bunk beds in port guest stateroom | Pilothouse watch berth
HEAD: One: Sealand Vacuflush freshwater toilet (electric)
SHOWERS: Two: Stand up in head with door | Cockpit shower
WATER MAKER: Spectra Gulfstream 400 desalination
LAUNDRY: Splendide 2000 combo washer/dryer
GALLEY: (1) Sub Zero refrigerator | (1) Sub Zero freezer (ice maker disabled)| Seaward Princess three-burner propane stove and oven with broiler | GE microwave oven | Broan trash compactor
INTERIOR WOOD: Teak (with white laminate panels)
INTERIOR COUNTERS: Corian counters
BILGE PUMPS: Two (2) Rule electric bilge pumps | (1) Edson manual
TANKAGE: (approx.)
FUEL: 920 gallons | 3,482 liters (Two fiberglass tanks)
HOLDING BLACK: 68 gallons | 257.5 liters (One fiberglass tank)
FRESH WATER: 220 gallons | 833 liters (One fiberglass, Two plastic tanks)
SAFETY: USCG safety package| ACR EPIRB |Switlik 6-person offshore life raft | Engine room high water bilge alarm
PHOTO DATE: Most photos taken May 2021
Note: All information is believed accurate but should be verified.

Layout: Raised Pilothouse

Layout: Pilothouse Deck

Layout: Main and Lower Deck – Saloon, Galley Head and Staterooms

Layout: Main Deck