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Nordhavn 63 – Kokomo


Nordhavn 63



Stuart, FL

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August 2018 – Hull underbody reconditioned and sealed with epoxy barrier coat. Ready for fresh bottom paint when launched to sail.

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Kokomo.  The name conjures up an exotic tropical destination to many of us; one of sunshine, sandy beaches, palm trees and a soft breeze.  Living up to this ideal, the Nordhavn 63 Kokomo has embarked on many enchanted adventures over the past three years. Her cruising itinerary started with delivery and commissioning in California in late 2015 and then she sailed south – venturing to remote islands off of Mexico and central America.  After transiting the Panama Canal, Kokomo toured the Caribbean and Bahamas before arriving in Florida.  15,000 sea miles and more than 2,000 engine hours later, Kokomo has delivered everything that the promise of a solid passage making trawler is expected to, and more.

The independence that a well-planned and properly outfitted trawler makes possible allows freedom that is unimaginable, unless you have been fortunate enough to participate in this extraordinary lifestyle.   Periodic trips to civilization were required for re-provisioning and to exchange on board guests but heading back out was always next on the agenda. Through all of this active cruising, Kokomo has been routinely maintained to rigorous standards. He is an engineer by profession and understands the importance of looking after machinery and managing every piece of equipment to ensure reliability.

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Jeff Merrill

Jeff Merrill, CPYB
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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.

TYPE: Long range passage maker with raised aft pilothouse
PRICE (US$): $2,095,000.00
HULL COLOR: White gelcoat hull with blue whale and boot top stripes. Gray non skid on deck. Black bottom paint.
REGISTRY: Gibraltar, UK
DESIGNER: Jeff Leishman
BUILDER: P.A.E./South Coast – Xiamen, China
HULL MATERIAL: Solid Fiberglass
DISPLACEMENT: 143,000 lbs. | 64.86 MT
BALLAST: 19,809 lbs. | 8,985 KG (Lead)
RANGE: 2,500 miles @ 8.3 knots
SPEED: Cruise 8.3, Top 9.2 knots
LOA: 62’6″ | 19.05 M
LWL: 57′ 3″ | 17.45 M
BEAM: 18′ 0″ | 5.49 M
DRAFT: 6′ 8″ | 2.02 M
A/B: 2.47:1
AIR DRAFT: 29’ 7” | 9.02 M to top of stack (est.)
DECK: Molded in nonskid
MAIN ENGINE: John Deere Turbo-Diesel | #6090AFM75 |9 litre, 6 cylinder | 320 HP continuous duty | (Main hours: ~2,290) June, 2018
TRANSMISSION ZF | #ZFW325 4.4:1 reduction transmission
PROPELLER / SHAFT 3″ Aqualoy 22 shaft | Spurs line cutter | Five blade propeller (42LH28.5) | Note: Propeller pitched for optimum cruising efficiency, not for WOT RPM match
EXHAUST: Dry stack, keel cooled
WING ENGINE: John Deere Turbo-Diesel | #4045DFM70 HE| 4.5 litre, 4 cylinder | 80 HP | ZF V-drive transmission with Gori 3-blade propeller (Wing hours: ~125) June, 2018
THRUSTER(S): ABT Model TRAC 10 hydraulic 25 HP bow thruster | ABT Model TRAC 10 hydraulic 25 HP stern thuster
STABILIZATION: ABT TRAC 300 digital active fin stabilizers with 12 sq. ft. fins | Anchor flopper stopper on both sides
ELECTRICAL: 60 Hertz – US style – 50 amp
SHORE POWER: 50 amp for house and air con (aft).
GENERATOR 1: Northern Lights #M844 LW3.3 – 20 kW 240V 60Hz 83amps in engine room (Generator hours: ~1,300) June, 2018
GENERATOR 2: Northern Lights #M773LW3 – 16 kW 240V 60Hz 66 amps in lazarette (Generator hours: ~2,115) June, 2018
INVERTER/CHARGER: (2) Outback Model VFX3524 True Sine 3.5kW inverter / chargers. Paralleled and with bypass.
BATTERIES: Lifeline AGM (1,020 combined total amp hours)
FREQUENCY CONVERTER: ASEA AC15-1 frequency and voltage converter -rated 15kW / 15 KVA
INTERIOR LIGHTING: LED cabin lights in salon, galley, heads, staterooms, pilothouse, lazarette and engine room
CLIMATE CONTROL: (6) Cruisair Direct Expansion Condensing Units Type EQ Models with (8) Cruisair Direct Expansion Cooling/Heating Units Model EBHE air handlers. 134,000 BTU (reverse cycle hot and cold air).
WINDLASS: Maxwell VWC 4000 hydraulic
GROUND TACKLE: Lewmar Delta (140 lb.) anchor (bent shank)| 120M / 400′ 1/2″ chain | Secondary Delta 55 lb. anchor with chain
CRANE: Steelhead Marine LTD, Model ES1500. 1,500 pound lift. (7′ – 12′ reach).
TENDER AND OUTBOARD: AB Oceanus 14 VST RIB with 50 litre gasoline tank | Nav/Com – echo sounder depth, VHF, AIS |Yamaha 70 HP outboard | Dinghy not registered. Note: 35 gallon gasoline tank in Portuguese bridge
NAV/COM BRANDS: Furuno personal computer based (radars, plotter, depth, AIS, satellite compass) | (3) 24″ touch screen monitors | Icom VHF’s | Simrad autopilots |FLIR | KVH satellite telephone | (6) closed circuit television cameras |Nobeltec
SEARCH LIGHT: ACR – Motor Driven Dual Beam Remote Control Searchlight Model RCL 300D (1931-3).
ENTERTAINMENT: Samsung TV Saloon on 55″ lift / Bose speakers / Stereo
STATEROOMS: (4) total. (1) master aft sleeps two, (2) guest cabins forward each sleeps two, (1) Captain’s single bunk in utility quarters forward of engine room
BEDDING: Custom mattress cushion for each bed
HEADS: (3) Tecma Silence Plus (electric freshwater) Master, Guest, Pilothouse
SHOWERS: (4) total. (1) Master head, (1) Guest head, (1) Pilothouse head and (1) swim platform outdoors.
LAUNDRY: Bosch AXXIS separate clothes washer and clothes dryer
GALLEY: GE Propane 5 burner stove top with electric oven| (2) SubZero refrigerators with freezer drawers| GE Dishwasher | GE Convection microwave oven with vent | GE Trash compactor | Seagull IV fresh water filter tap for cooking and drinking | Marvel Chateau Collection 6SDZE wine cooler in Saloon | Freezer in Utility room | Propane BBQ in cockpit.
INTERIOR WOOD: Cherry – satin finish (raised panels)
INTERIOR COUNTERS: Granite, Onyx and Teak counters
INTERIOR UPHOLSTERY: Novasuede ‘Strong White’ overhead. Ultraleather #291-3719 ‘Champagne’ upholstery on settees.
INTERIOR FLOORING: Teak and spruce hardwood |Carpeting | Tile in galley | Lonseal in pilothouse and utility room
TANKAGE: (approx.)
FUEL: 2,481 gallons | 9,392 L (fiberglass)
HOLDING BLACK: 120 gallons | 454 L
HOLDING GRAY: 110 gallons | 416 L
FRESH WATER: 800 gallons | 3,028 L
WATER MAKER: (2) Village Marine ‘Squirt’ 800 gallon a day 240v water maker STW800 touch screen.
FRESH WATER PUMPS: (2) Mach 5 110V plumbed for quick cross over
MACHINERY EQUIPMENT: Oil change system with Oberdorfer pump | Isolation transformer | Balancing transformer
BILGE PUMPS: (1) Edson 638AL manual bilge pump . (1) 24VDC Jabsco Electric Diaphragm Bilge Pump, Model 34600-0010 with Aqua Alarm Bilge Pump Counter Model 20045. (2) 24VDC RULE Model 16A Submersible Pump rated for 3,700 gph high water bilge pumps, (2) Pacer hydraulic high capacity, Central high water alarm at bridge, central pump control panel with counter on bridge.
FIRE SUPPRESSION: Engine room SeaFire FD1300-M | Lazarette SeaFire FD1050-M | Note: both units have manual activation pull handles
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT: Lightning ground system |Built in cockpit barbeque | (2) Stidd helm chairs in pilothouse
SCUBA: Membrane Nitrox compressor system |(6) diving tanks with stabilizing jackets | Apeks regulators including Suunto computers|
SAFETY: Winslow superlight ocean rescue 8 person| EPIRB | Smoke and CO detectors
PHOTO DATE: Most detail photos were taken in June, 2018. Scenic shots provided by Seller.
Note: All information is believed accurate, but should be verified.
Kokomo Upper Deck

Upper Deck

Kokomo Main Deck

Main Deck

Kokomo Lower Deck

Lower Deck

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Nordhavn 63 – Kokomo 360° Tour

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