icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_bullet_arrow icon_call icon_close icon_facebook icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_instagram icon_login icon_mail icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_refresh icon_search icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_video_play icon_youtube

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest Boat International & Events news.


Missing your newsletter?

If you’ve unsubscribed by mistake and would like to continue to hear about the latest Boat International & Events news, update your preferences now and let us know which emails you’d like to receive.

No, thanks
First Nordhavn 96 delivered and christened MacGuffin

First Nordhavn 96 delivered and christened MacGuffin

The first Nordhavn 96 has been delivered and christened _MacGuffin. _

The owner of 29.56 metre MacGuffin was looking to move up from one of the smaller Nordhavn models, and the Nordhavn 96 provided just the right opportunity to increase the usable space. He was also drawn to the separate crew area that provides space on board for his four permanent crew.

Based on the successful Nordhavn 86, the Nordhavn 96 incorporates a 10 foot cockpit extension allowing more space in various parts of the yacht depending on the layout.

With the Nordhavn 96, the yard is offering customers additional space without the extra cost of an entirely new hull. That's because they extended the moulds of the Nordhavn 86, rather than building an entirely new hull. “It is a fairly easy procedure to extend the moulds” explains Jeff Leishman, Nordhavn’s Chief of Design. This method has already been tried and tested on previous models.

Fears over the downsides of adding hull extensions are allayed by Leishman, who goes on to say, “these types of modifications have actually demonstrated to enhance performance.”

Video shows the construction of the first Nordhavn 96. Video courtesy of Doug Harlow

A full width owner’s suite and three guest staterooms provide accommodation for up to eight guests, with a separate crew area up forward in addition to the captain’s cabin. The design of the interior has been done very much to the owners tastes.

Twin MTU Series 60 engines give MacGuffin an impressive transatlantic range at 10 knots. The yacht also features 20 square foot stabilisers and bow and stern thrusters for easy manoeuvring. The foredeck is large enough to accommodate tenders up to six metres.

Upgrade your account
Your account at BOAT International doesn't include a BOAT Pro subscription. Please subscribe to BOAT Pro in order to unlock this content.
Subscribe More about BOAT Pro