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1996 Nordhavn Pilothouse

** SOLD **

  • $750,000 USD
  • Bill Martz
  • Sold
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 1996
  • Nordhavn
  • Pilothouse
  • Ortona, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 62ft / 18.90 m
  • 19ft 3in / 5.87 m
  • Cummins
  • 6cta 8.3
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2013-07-10
  • 2014-02-19
  • 1549713

Nordhavn Passage Making Motor Yachts are well known for their rugged construction, fine fit and finish and for being comfortably capable in nearly all conditions from coastal/island cruising to ocean crossings. The Adventures of the boats and their owners has been well documented in the yachting press. The boats are beautiful and impressive in all regards.

The LIFE SUPPORT now in the hands of his second owner has had a relatively easy life and obviously very good care. The current owners, a couple, have traveled easily without crew. The addition by the current owners of a Stern Thruster in conjunction with the original bow thruster & 3-on deck control stations makes handling in marina settings a joy; really impresses the spectators. The owners are capable not only in operation of this magnificent yacht, but also are very good at maintaining their beautiful boat. The LIFE SUPPORT is ready for its next owner. The very reasonable asking price reflects realistic owners/sellers that have purchased and are using their new boat. Dozens of additional photos available.


Vessel Walkthrough

Beginning on the Main Deck at the Chain Locker Bulkhead Moving Aft; Forward Guest/Crew Head and Shower

Forward guest/crew cabin, twin lower bunks & 2-pipe berths upper, access via foredeck, forecastle hatch or via port guest stateroom separated from the pt. guest head/stateroom via a water tight door.

Port Guest Head with separate stall shower

Port Guest Stateroom w/ lower single bunk/convertible to double bunk; upper single bunk, SS opening ports, AC controls, 3-hanging lockers and drawers, opening hatch/screened, deck prism, sheer lockers

Stbd. Guest Stateroom w/lower single bunk/convertible to double bunk; upper single bunk, AC controls, 2-hanging lockers, sheer lockers, drawers

Stbd. Guest Head w/separate stall shower w/SS port light.

Along the companion way aft is the laundry , and electrical panels for the vessel; AC/DC, water maker controls, bilge alarms, generator panel, 10503 hours, Tank Tender tank level gauges-(forward fuel, mid-fuel, port & starboard fuel, aft fuel tank), Xantrex inverter control panel,

At the after end of the companionway is the master stateroom on the port side; queen size bed, head w/separate stall shower & 2-overhead hatches, vanity/desk – seat on a locking swing arm, hanging lockers, 2-night stands, reading lights, loads of storage space.

Just aft and prior to the saloon/galley is access to the engine room, via a water tight door

Up & aft 3-steps to the saloon; directly ahead is the stairway leading up to the pilothouse; to port is the galley, saloon, settee/dining area with a 3-section table, to pt. is the galley counter with 2-fixed stools followed by 2-chairs separated by a cabinet that houses the TV

Exit the Saloon to the cockpit/aft deck via double water tight doors or starboard side deck water tight door.

Throughout the vessel there is all new LED overhead lighting and red courtesy/night/floor lighting. All of the overhead panels are newly recovered.

All of the head compartments in the accommodations have white surfaces, composite vanity tops, SS sinks, separate stall showers, tile soles and opening SS port lights; the Pilothouse head compartment differs, it is a “wet head” (no shower stall).


Located forward of the saloon; it is large featuring a lot of storage, working and serving surfaces.

  • 4- above counter Sub Zero Stainless Steel Refrigerator/Freezer (new)
  • SS sink w/garbage disposal
  • Dish washer
  • Trash compactor
  • Princess 3-burner electric stove/oven
  • GE Spacemaker Microwave oven
  • Laundry; Ariston washer & dryer


Accessed via the interior stairway from the saloon or the from the exterior via protected side deck stairway P & S, or via the foredeck via the Portuguese Bridge


Pilothouse - Roof

  • 2-Dorade vents
  • 3-Hatches
  • Perko spotlight
  • ACR spotlight
  • Air horns
  • KVH Track Vision II satellite TV antenna
  • 10 person Avon  life raft-hydrostatic/manual release
  • Various antenna 

Pilothouse Deck

  • 2-Aft deck seats-storage under
  • Switlik MOM-8A man overboard module-
  • 2-Rail mounted rod holders
  • Storage inside the Portuguese Bridge
  • P & S pilothouse watertight doors- top opening/full opening
  • 3-Pilothouse windshield wipers
  • Hailer speaker under pilothouse brow
  • ACR EPIRB in SEA SHELTER 3 Cat I Bracket w/ HydroFix release
  • P & S wing controls-bow & stern thrusters-electronic clutch/throttle-jog steering-start & stop engine buttons-rudder angle indicator-station transfer control
  • Fishing chair

Pilothouse Interior

  • P & S Pilothouse/deck doors; ½ or full opening watertight doors
  • Crew cabin w/upper/lower bunk
  • Head w/shower
  • Settee “L” shaped w/table
  • SS destroyer wheel
  • Overhead opening hatch/screen
  • Grab rails
  • 2-Dorade vents
  • Helmsman Chair w/adjustable foot rest
  • AC Controls


  • Hydraulic systems controls
  • Stabilizer controls
  • Ray Marine E120 Multi-Function display/GPS Plotter
  • ACR spotlight control
  • Com Nav Commander Auto Pilot
  • Com Nav rudder angle indicator
  • Remote control for Maxwell 3500 windlass
  • Inter Phase Twin Scope Sonar
  • Bow & Stern thruster controls
  • B & G wind direction display
  • Sea 156 VHF
  • Anritsu radar display 96 mi
  • Anritsu radar display 12 mi
  • Furuno 207 Weather Fax
  • Cassens & Plath Compass
  • Furuno FCV 667 color fathometer
  • Sony Stereo
  • Chart table & drawers
  • Refrigerator
  • 12DCV Electrical Panel
  • Engine room & aft deck video cameras
  • Main and Wing engine controls
  • Sea Hailer


  • 60# & 80# Suncor Plow style anchors:
  • 400 ft. of 3/8” chain
  • Maxwell hydraulic 3500 windlass w/foot controls-emergency manual lever
  • Anchor wash down
  • 10-foredeck hatches
  • Deck chalks for sailing tender
  • Solar powered vent
  • Hydraulic davit – service P & S tenders
  • Novurania DL series 14’x 6’w/50hp Yamaha 4-Stroke(previous owner had rebuilt unknown hours)
  • Flopper Stoppers
  • Covers for varnished handrails
  • 2-deck prism
  • Forecastle hatch

Aft Deck / Cockpit

  • Transom door w/gate
  • Swim platform w/SS Ladder/removable SS railing
  • Lazarette hatch
  • Double watertight doors to Saloon
  • Cockpit Controls – engine start/stop buttons, clutch/throttle, bow/stern thruster control, rudder angle indicator, jog steering, station transfer
  • 110vac outlet
  • Fishing Rod storage- overhead
  • Fish cleaning/storage unit w/water supply, sink, cutting board, cabinets/drawer/raw water/fresh water supply/110vac power supply
  • Loud speaker-hailer


  • 250volt 50 amp shore power and cord
  • 8 ea. 8D Batteries for House Bank Batteries
  • 2 ea. 2500 watt Xantex charger / Inverter
  • 20Kw Northern Lights Generator in/Hush box; approx. 10,503 hrs.
  • 11.5Kw Hydraulic Cruising generator operates of main engine PTO

Engine Details & Mechanical Equipment

Accessed via an interior watertight door located just forward of the saloon.

  • Main engine Cummins 6CTA8.3mi 505 CID 250HP at 2100 RPM continuous duty; 2.95:1 transmission; 44 hours (?) since June 2010 overhaul w/ Mathers Electronic engine controls
  • Get Home engine Cummins series 381 239CID 76HP @ 2500 RPM w/mechanical controls (671 original hours)
  • Keel cooler
  • Main engine- Line Cutter on shaft
  • Engine room camera
  • Intercom
  • Fire Suppression System-Fire Boy
  • Racor Fuel Filters for; main engine in tandem, get home engine, generator, & Fuel polishing system
  • Fuel manifold well labeled
  • Sea Recovery Water Maker; pickled 2009, no other information available
  • American Bow Thruster & Hydraulic Reservoir 
  • Naiad Roll Control Stabilizers
  • Bow & Stern Thruster: hydraulic power supplied by Get Home engine.
  • Work bench
  • Emergency hydraulic bilge pump
  • Dry Stack exhaust
  • Com Nav Jog steering deck controls
  • Power Hydraulic Steering – two rams
  • Emergency tiller
  • Hot water heater
  • 5-Vac-U-Flush fresh water heads
  • Oil Change system

Brokers Comments

LIFE SUPPORT is an impressive vessel in all regards.  Have no fear; the asking price Does Not Reflect Poor Condition Nor a Needy Owner/Seller… Realistically Priced for the Current Market. You Will Not Be Disappointed.



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994