John Deere 6081AFM75| 330 HP (Main hours: ~4,422) February, 2024
ZF 4:1 – Mathers controls
PROPELLER AND SHAFT
Aquamet 17 shaft | Five blade propeller (42LH30) | Spurs line cutter
Dry stack, keel cooled
Lugger L984D 70 HP with V-drive and Gori propeller (Wing hours: ~64) February, 2024
Dockmate controller remote for main engine and thrusters | Oberdorfer oil change pump and manifold | Isolation transformer | Bauer Jr. dive compressor | Walbro fuel transfer pump and Racor on timer
Side-Power 24V / 15 HP Bow thruster and Stern Thruster
ABT TRAC 250 digital active fins 9.5 square foot
60 Hertz – US style – 50-amp service for house and air conditioning | Glendinning Cablemaster shore cord retriever aft for 50 amp house | Olsun 7.5 kVA power transformer SGS7.5HD-2-15-SS | Olsun 12kVA isolation transformer GS12YY-0
The Nordhavn 55 is one of the most popular trawlers ever conceived – an ideal cruising trawler that can be handled by a couple and capable of traveling to virtually unlimited destinations worldwide. Terrapin has a legacy of being one of the most active 55’s. She started her cruising career in the Pacific Northwest, then took off south, through the Panama Canal and over to the US eastern seaboard. Her green painted hull is distinctive and instantly recognizable, turning heads in every port she enters.
For travel in coastal and offshore waters, she is powered by a continuous duty John Deere main engine with dry stack exhaust. Underway, she keeps on an even keel by her ABT TRAC active fin stabilizers. For marina positioning and maneuvering she has bow and stern thrusters. There is a wing engine for back up propulsion. Like many Nordhavns outfitted for extensive adventure, she has many comforts and luxuries as well as a assortment of redundant equipment including a vast collection of spare parts. Terrapin has travelled for thousands of miles, been well looked after and is ready to continue on.
Terrapin has the classic Nordhavn 55 layout with three heads and three staterooms; owner, guest and captain’s. The owner’s stateroom is conveniently positioned directly forward of the galley. The guest stateroom / office has the clever hinged bulkhead to convert to a large suite. Her entry level features a spacious saloon and galley with large windows outboard. The raised pilothouse includes the captain’s cabin and head aft and affords a commanding view forward and on the sides. The outside decks are protected and one of her best features is the flybridge atop the pilothouse.
The interior on Terrapin is light and airy due to the white laminate panels in the staterooms (the same white with teak trim that is standard on every 55 and 60 utility room). The varnished teak is a nice compliment and the cabins feel much larger. Machinery is distributed through the lazarette, basement and standing height engine room. Great care has been invested in designing a vessel that is just as easy to service as she is to operate.
The photos, video and 360 tour will let you know what to expect, but Terrapinis much better to behold in person. Please get in touch if you are serious about an owner/operator long distance full displacement trawler.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND LAYOUT:
SWIM PLATFORM, COCKPIT AND SIDE DECK
You can get aboard Terrapin from the boarding gate along the covered starboard side deck or from the extended swim platform which leads to a centered cockpit door. The side deck connects the cockpit to the foredeck. The cockpit is a well-protected area with a forward console to port with built in sink, curved stairs to the boat deck above and a huge lazarette below. There is a hot/cold freshwater cockpit shower and stern docking station to starboard.
MAIN SALOON AND GALLEY:
The Dutch door entry from the saloon opens to reveal a pleasant and inviting saloon with seating a large table surrounded by warm teak wood. This is a great area for dining and relaxing. There is a 40” flat screen television built in to starboard, tucked below the counter when not in use. The windows provide a view that connects you with the outside.
The saloon merges into a well laid out and practical galley. There are plenty of overhead and under counter lockers and drawers for storing cooking necessities.
At the forward end of the saloon you ascend a flight of steps to arrive in the pilothouse or you can move forward to the Owner stateroom. There is also a stairway down that leads to the engine room via the utility room (which boasts a top load freezer and separate front-loading clothes washer and clothes dryer).
GALLEY, LAUNDRY AND PLUMBING FEATURES:
Fresh water deck wash down at bow, stern, engine room and boat deck
Scandvik cockpit shower
Tecma fresh water electric toilets in heads
Stainless steel sink
Torrid 40-gallon hot water heater
(2) Headhunter Mach 5 fresh water pumps – 110V
Village Marine PW1200 – 1,200 gallon per day water maker
GE Profile convection microwave – outboard above stove
GE 18” dishwasher
SubZero 700TC refrigerator
SubZero freezer drawers with icemaker
30” GEProfile gas cook top with four propane burners
GE 240V electric oven
Broan trash compactor with teak face
Granite counter tops in galley and heads
Bosch clothes washer and Bosch clothes dryer (both front loading)
Pantry lockers and drawers
GE top load deep freezer in utility room
Counter top ice maker
The saloon connects forward to the galley, lowered by two steps to a fantastic single level layout that is one of the most significant features of the 55 design. The aft door entry from the galley to owner, when closed, let’s crew move forward to the guest stateroom via the pilothouse, but during the day, most 55’s enjoy keeping the stateroom level open for an easy walk through from the galley, forward to the guest stateroom head.
The white laminate in the owner stateroom creates an appealing and open space. The queen-sized berth is athwartship for convenience and comfort. There are bed stands forward and aft and behind the headboard are three opening portlights. Forward above the bureau is an opening hatch that was built in to the deck above which provides natural light and adds air flow when open – a big plus when at anchor.
The ensuite head is to starboard (completing this full beam owner stateroom). There is a mirror paneled door, tub/shower forward, medicine lockers and sink outboard and Tecma freshwater toilet aft.
INTERIOR ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT:
Custom window covers for windows and hatches
Designer accent pieces throughout
Webasto diesel heating system with vents in saloon, owner and guest stateroom
Cruisair air conditioning system with remote compressors
Oceanaire screen/shades on owner hatches
40” Sony flat screen TV on remote control lift in main salon
Bose 123 AV system in saloon with DVD/CD player with tuner and two speakers with sub-woofer
Pioneer stereo in pilothouse with XM input
Custom bed mattresses in owner stateroom and guest stateroom
The primary operations command center is the raised pilothouse aboard Terrapin. This is a large room for navigation with a bench seat and table behind the Stidd helm chair. Nordhavn is famous for ocean crossing and they understand how to arrange the ergonomics of helm, displays and instruments to optimize safe navigation. The visibility is exceptional.
The starboard side of the pilothouse has a stairway up from the entry deck and a separate stairway forward to the staterooms. You can also go outside to the Portuguese bridge deck through either port or starboard Dutch door.
The 55 design has two additional great features on the pilothouse deck. There is a captain’s cabin aft to port and a toilet/sink head aft to starboard.
The equipment selected will give you the ability to safely pilot in local waters or on long range, ocean crossing adventures.
Terrapin also has operations stations on the flybridge, starboard Portuguese bridge and cockpit and a Dockmate “portable” remote controller allowing command of the engine and thrusters from anywhere aboard.
NAVIGATION and COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS, WHEELHOUSE FEATURES:
John Deere main engine panel (includes separate Murphy gauge) with MMC controls
Lugger wing engine panel with Morse controls
Starburst pattern on pilothouse table
Furuno 6 kW 4.5’ open array radar
Furuno 3D 24” Radar dome (back up radar)
Furuno sounder with depth transducer
Furuno FD50 AIS
NMEA 2000 backbone with color displays in pilothouse and OSR showing weather, speed, depth and water temperature
Maretron USO ultra sonic wind and weather station on NMEA network
Long range wireless Wi-Fi access for marinas
Simrad AP25 auto-pilot with two stations and Accusteer HPU-I50 with soft shift pump
Furuno NavPilot 700 with Accusteer HPU-212-200 pump
Icom M-504 VHF radio with loud hailer function
Icom M-506 VHF radio on flybridge
Icom M-802 SSB radio
Wireless cellular phone amplifier
FLIR night vision
Nobeltec chart software
30” stainless steel vertical destroyer wheel
Windshield wiper controls
Maxwell windlass control
Sidepower joy sticks for bow and stern thruster
Dockmate wireless remote
Stidd helm chair
Village Marine water maker control panel
Weems and Plath Clock (inoperable)
Weems and Plath Barometer (inoperable)
ABT TRAC active fins stabilizer panel
MMC electronic engine controls for main engine – pilothouse, flybridge, cockpit and starboard wing
The area below the foredeck is reserved for the guest stateroom. This area has a landing at the foot of the forward stairs from the pilothouse, just forward of the owner stateroom. Entering through a sliding pocket door you will appreciate the desk surface with swinging seat on the starboard side. The centerline bulkhead can be opened to for access to the bed to port, or can be closed to separate the office side from the stateroom. You can swing the forward portion of the centerline divider to starboard to open this area up into a more spacious suite.
Each section has a cabin door that connects to the forward head and shower. There is a built in sink with mirrored medicine cabinets above. A large stand-up shower with bifold door and Tecma fresh water toilet. Portlights outboard and hatches overhead provide natural lighting and ventilation.
One of the “hidden” areas on the Nordhavn 55 is below the guest stateroom, and this area is affectionately called the basement. There are four chambers. Forward the bow thruster is installed along with some discharge through hulls. The second chamber has shelves outboard with a battery on each providing electricity to the bow thruster and windlass. The third chamber has the access ladder to starboard and, to port, a practical shelf with work bench top (including vise) including built in drawers and lockers. The aftermost chamber is primarily the fresh water station. The water maker is to port, with membranes and other components mounted nearby. There are two manifolds, one for hot water, the other for cold water. To starboard the Torrid hot water tank, accumulator pressure tank and two fresh water pumps (one serving as back up.
From the galley landing there is a short flight of curved stairs leading to the utility room which fronts the engine room. In the stairwell is a removable panel accessing the starboard stabilizer actuator. This is a convenient room with the Bosch Axxis clothes washer across from the Bosch Axxis clothes washer. There are lockers and drawers. Forward to center is a GE top load freezer. Outboard to port, behind the lower locker doors is access to the port stabilizer actuator.
The engine room is entered through a Diamond Sea Glaze door with inspection window. The headroom forward is approximately 5’9” and tapers as you move aft, but gives you great access to the front and sides of the John Deere which is located on center stage. Immediately to starboard is the fuel supply tank which receives fuel from the four main fuel tanks. This tank serves as the source to supply fuel to the main engine and generator.
Along the starboard side is an impressive installation of fuel manifolds and filters – return and transfer manifolds, a transfer pump and Racor fuel filters. An Oberdorfer oil change pump is installed just forward of the SeaFire fire suppression.
Aft of the main engine transmission is the deep bilge area with Ultra senior bilge pump sensor and the sea chest raw water distribution. The Lugger wing engine is to port and the Northern Lights generator is to starboard. Aft of the wing engine and generator is a door that opens to the lazarette.
Below the large hatch in the cockpit is a cavernous machinery space. The batteries, select switches and fuses along with the inverter/charger are all located here. There are air conditioning compressors, the crane power pack and a SCUBA diver compressor. The steering console is centered, with autopilot pumps and steering rams, directly aft is the stern thruster. The equipment is serviceable and mounted outboard, which yields a large amount of space for “extras” like spare parts bins, etc.
HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES AND EQUIPMENT INCLUDED WITH TERRAPIN
MACHINERY AND FUEL SYSTEM FEATURES:
John Deere 6081AFM75 main engine (keel cooled with dry stack exhaust) with a ZF transmission on a 4:1 reduction gear spinning a five-blade propeller
Spurs line cutter on main and wing engine shaft
Lugger L-984D 70 HP wing engine with folding Gori propeller and 10-gallon day tank
ABT Trac #250 digital active fin stabilization
Sidepower 24V electric bow thruster
Sidepower 24V electric stern thruster
Cruisair air conditioning with four zones– saloon, pilothouse, owner and guest stateroom. This system includes reverse cycle heating when warm air is desired.
SeaFire fire suppression system for engine room and lazarette
Oberdorfer oil changer for main, wing and generator
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FEATURES:
Magnum MagnaSine MS 2024 inverter / charger
Mastervolt battery charger – 100amp
Northern Lights 20 kW Generator
AC electrical system includes galvanic isolator
Shore power connections in cockpit and on foredeck
(2) 50’ 50-amp shore power cords
Fullriver AGM batteries
Lightning ground system
Glendinning shore power cord system at stern
Overhead lights with dimmers in saloon, pilothouse, owner stateroom
SSB ground with dyna plate
Inverter bypass breaker set up in lazarette
There are five primary outside deck spaces.
The swim platform and cockpit are aft. There are safety rails on the swim platform and a boarding gate into the cockpit. The cockpit has a varnished teak cap rail, docking station aft to starboard and cockpit shower. There is a fiberglass console with a sink forward to port, next to the curved stairs that lead to the boat deck above. The lazarette is below the cockpit.
The starboard side deck is covered overhead along the saloon and connects the cockpit with the Portuguese bridge. There is a boarding gate for primary dock access as well as extra handrails and recessed hawse pipes with cleat horns.
Up a flight of steps from the side deck you walk on to the protected Portuguese bridge deck which wraps around the pilothouse. There is a recessed area with a opening hatch that feeds light and air to the owner stateroom below. A pantograph door is centered to connect with the foredeck. The ground tackle set up: anchor and chain, chain stopper, windlass and chain locker are forward. There is a shore power connection to starboard.
The Portuguese bridge connects aft along the port side to the boat deck. The boat deck can be reached up the curved stairs from the cockpit as well. Tall railing makes for safe moving about – on the subject of safety this is where you will find the life raft, EPIRB and Lifesling. The crane is centered and the ships tender and outboard are mounted on the starboard side.
The flybridge is up a few steps from the boat deck. The fiberglass mast conceals the dry stack exhaust for the main engine and has mounting planes for nav com antenna. There are two helm chairs forward with easy access to the helm and navigation displays. Behind the helm chairs is a fiberglass table with a bench seating area aft. A folding Bimini is easily set up to provide protection from the elements.
HULL, FOREDECK, COCKPIT AND FLYBRIDGE ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT:
Maxwell 3500 electric windlass
400 feet 1/2” HT chain
110 KG Rocna anchor with swivel and chain stopper
Foredeck wash down
Fortress FX85 spare anchor and chain and rope
Walker Bay RIB 13’ rigid inflatable with center console with cover
Yamaha four stroke 50 HP outboard (skid pad on deck)
Dinghy hull chocks and tie downs
White mesh screens for windows
Bimini top – stainless steel folding frame, Sunbrella cover
(2) helm chairs on flybridge
Argonaut navigation color monitor
TZT navigation color monitor
Simrad autopilot on flybridge
Furuno autopilot on flybridge
ICOM VHF radio
Controls on flybridge for bow thruster, ABT stabilizers and windlass
Chain stopper on primary anchor
Starboard side docking station on Portuguese bridge and cockpit docking station; with engine and thruster controls, horn and windlass toggle
Extended Swim platform
Hot and cold fresh water shower
Stern teak caprail – varnished
Large teak ensign staff
Fishing rod holders
Stainless hand rails in numerous additional places on deck
Rescue 4-man offshore life raft
High water bilge pump
All USCG safety equipment
TERRAPIN – RECENT (2021 – 2024) UPGRADES, REPAIRS and IMPROVEMENTS
Engine room exhaust blanket replaced 2022
Dockmate controller – 2021
Replace Bimini cover – 2021
Replace exhaust elbow on generator – 2021
Upgrade cell phone and Wi-Fi hot spots to Aigean and Pepwave – 2021
Phantom screen doors – saloon and pilothouse (port and starboard) – 2022
Siren Marine boat monitoring system – 2022
Airmar 220WX weather station – 2022
Flybridge VHF radio – 2022
Maretron MBB300C-01 vessel monitoring black box – 2022
Replace Accusteer steering pumps – 2022
Dripless shaft seal on wing engine – 2022
FLIR camera – 2023
Furuno TZT2BB – 2023
Starlink – 2023
Mach 5 back up fresh water pump – 2023
Furuno FA 70 AIS – 2023
Replace saloon air conditioning unit – 2023
Replace primary anchor chain – 2023
Replace house batteries – 2023
Terrapin is in excellent condition. At the end of 2023 she completed her season in West Palm Beach, FL and the owners attended to a relatively short list of repairs and cleaning to have her ready to bring to market. It is important to note that when the current owners purchased her, they retained Steve D’Antonio for a thorough inspection and have complied with the majority of Steve’s recommendations. Additionally, Terrapin enjoys the Vessel Vanguard monitoring system which is a fantastic tool for managing the care and service intervals aboard. On time oil changes and regular lab sample reports have assured the machinery on Terrapin is ready to go. The only left to say is that we welcome your visit by appointment so come see her for yourself!
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, books, personal items in lockers and drawers*, Scuba diving gear, fishing rods and reels, SUP and paddle, loose items in lazarette that are not boat specific, tools, decorations in staterooms, bedspreads, comforters, bed pillows, all towels, kitchen supplies (pots, pans, dishes, silverware), antique nautical items and binoculars. *Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
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Brokerage: JMYS is a US based (licensed and bonded yacht brokerage in California, Florida and Washington) with an international emphasis specializing in ocean capable trawlers and recreational tugs. Our brokers are experienced boaters, most are trawler owner/operators with thousands of hours and miles at sea. The team at JMYS has extensive trawler and motor yacht product knowledge and our skills are available for coaching after the sale has concluded.
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