Now, the owners reflect upon fond memories of numerous trips to pristine paradise, always in comfort and style, often arriving and remaining as the only vessel around for miles. The photos of Kokomo are a testament to what you can find when you create your own path.
Every boat has a story, some more interesting than others. Kokomo completes the latest chapter in the life of a seasoned mariner who, along with his wife, savors trawler travel across the sea as much as they both enjoys exploring below the surface as accomplished SCUBA divers. He was a pioneer of the underwater lifestyle helping to introduce this sport to Europe.
After selling their previous long-range trawler several years back (the Nordhavn 55 Starfish), they took a break from offshore travel, satisfied. Until PAE tempted them by announcing a new concept that inspired them to consider a new way they could head back offshore with friends to explore and pick up right where they left off. The more they studied the plans, the more intrigued they became. Soon they were seriously considering the enticing package of the Nordhavn 63. It didn’t seem possible that the same hull mold could be re-imagined with so many innovations. They studied the layout and carefully considered what they would want to add and how they would outfit and equip a new Nordhavn 63.
The aft pilothouse and lower center of gravity would certainly behave well in heavy seas (and they had always been smitten by the Nordhavn 62’s looks and continued history of successful crossings). The new interior layout would add more versatile sleeping accommodations. The size is just right, and by upgrading to hydraulic thrusters, adding a second generator and numerous other thoughtful improvements, they would have everything they needed and still find it easy to remain in control as owner/operators.
After so many years in the sun a flybridge had lost its’ importance; but the covered upper aft deck and cockpit would provide protected outdoor living areas. Moving the wheelhouse back makes a lot of sense and the larger upper deck space would obviously make piloting more comfortable, especially with two helm chairs side by side. Retaining the master stateroom amidships and offering a spacious VIP guest stateroom forward is ideal for two couples. Adding a shower to the day head in the pilothouse enhances the captain’s cabin and total pilothouse environment. Side by side helm chairs makes perfect sense. The conjoined saloon and galley makes for a generous gathering space for sharing meals or just relaxing to enjoy a movie on the flat screen or, to tune out and read. The expanded utility room forward of the engine room provided enough room for a crew to sleep in a single berth.
Before placing the order, they flew over from Europe to Seattle, Washington to step aboard hull number three and see if this marvelous design was as delightful in person as she appeared on paper. As you have guessed, it was “have-to-have-one” at first sight and a very well thought out order was placed using their previous Nordhavn experience. They included all of the essentials needed to create the independence and freedom they desired.
Some of the key attributes and features of Kokomo are:
- Aft Pilothouse, low profile offshore design
- Solid fiberglass hull, thick and rugged for ocean crossing
- Exquisite interior finish with clean teak joinery, granite and onyx counters and pleasing soft goods/decor
- Wide body (starboard side deck) salon layout
- Master stateroom aft with large walk around bed – ensuite head and shower
- VIP Island berth forward – hallway head and shower
- Captain’s cabin (sleeps two) in aft portion of pilothouse – separate head and shower aft in pilothouse
- Pilothouse has two Stidd helm chairs, extensive nav/com electronics package (Furuno, Simrad, KVH, etc.) and seating with table
- Salon has a long settee to starboard, an L-shaped settee to port with large dining table, TV lift forward dividing galley and wine cooler to starboard.
- The galley includes a propane cook top, electric oven, dishwasher, trash compactor, dual Sub-Zero refrigerators and freezer drawers, microwave convection oven
- Utility room forward of engine room has separate clothes washer, clothes dryer and freezer plus crew bunk
- Expansive foredeck with AB Oceanus RIB tender/ Yamaha 70 HP outboard, Steelhead crane, Marquipt ladder and Maxwell 4000 hydraulic windlass
- Upper outside deck has stainless steel framed awnings overhead, built in seating with table behind the pilothouse and Portuguese bridge deck forward features docking stations outboard on both sides and dinghy gasoline storage.
- Extended swim platform aft merges into covered cockpit with built in barbeque and wet suit locker
- John Deere 6090AFM main engine (320HP) with keel cooled, dry stack exhaust with dual alternators
- John Deere 4045DFM wing engine (80HP) independent propulsion package
- Hydraulics package – powered by main and/or wing – runs active fins, thrusters, windlass, etc.
- ABT TRAC 300 hydraulic active fin stabilizer fins
- Two generators, Northern Lights 20kW and Northern Lights 16kW
- Two Outback inverters
- ASEA 15kW frequency converter
- Two Parker Sea Recovery 800 GPD water makers
- SeaFire fire suppression systems in engine room and lazarette
- Membrane Nitrox compressor dive system and associated SCUBA gear
- Winslow 8-person life raft and EPIRB
- Flopper stoppers port and starboard
- The cavernous engine room is easy to move around and stand up forward. The main is on centerline, wing to starboard and large generator to port. Fuel manifold system, oil change system, fire suppression, hydraulics for stabilizers, Groco strainers and bilge pumps. Hand tools mounted.
- The spacious lazarette stows the air-conditioning, inverters, batteries, small generator, ASEA frequency converter, fire suppression, dual water makers, stern thruster, rudder with dual steering pumps
- Beneath the VIP stateroom is the forward basement machinery space with bilge pump, hot water heater, fresh water plumbing manifolds, dual fresh water pumps, hydraulic pump for windlass, anchor wash, bow thruster and bilge pump plus storage shelves
The next owners of Kokomo will benefit from the experience and lessons learned building two new Nordhavns from scratch. You really need to step aboard to take it all in and only then will you begin to appreciate much of the carefully determined decisions that have optimized, maximized and captivated all who have been aboard.
Kokomo’s price reflects the sellers hope that an astute buyer will comprehend the extraordinary value and incredibly attractive presentation being offered.
There is a detailed equipment list, many photos (including 360 images) and a walk-through tour video to fill out the whole picture.
If you would like to step aboard please contact Jeff or John to make an appointment and see for yourself why Kokomo is such an extraordinary Nordhavn 63.