Nordhavn has revealed a new concept in the form of a 34.1-metre explorer model called the N112. The new series is anticipated to be the next Nordhavn introduced to the market with the first hull to begin construction upon order.
Chief of design at Nordhavn Jeff Leishman is responsible for the superyacht’s lines, having realised there was a gap to be filled between the 36.8-metre Nordhavn 120 and its sisterships closest in size, the 26.5-metre Nordhavn 96, after the two models were seen docked alongside one another.
“I think this design would be a perfect fit for anyone who has owned a large yacht with lots of crew and is looking to simplify things,” said Leishman. “Or anyone looking to upsize from something smaller and wants a true expedition yacht. She’ll be versatile enough to be ideal for a number of different buyers.”
With a steel hull decided, the superstructure is anticipated to either be built with aluminium or FRP. Nordhavn are currently searching for a factory to construct the N112 and are inclined towards European yards that specialise in steel construction.
Accommodation includes four queen-sized guest cabins and one large owners’ suite, plus further accommodation for six crew. Interior details have not been divulged at this stage.
The design is oriented around the outdoors, with a focus on ample on deck lounge areas and mimicking balcony-esque deck spaces (as found on larger superyachts) by way of incorporating folding bulwarks. There are also plans for a large spa tub on the flybridge and a grand lounging area forward of the pilot house.
On the aft deck behind the pilothouse will be room to carry up to a 7.9-metre tender, plus a small inflatable and Jet Skis. The model will also be fitted with a gym and beach-style swim step.
N112 is expected to be under 400GT to make systems and operations requirements more manageable. With a full displacement hull, the series will also have the capacity for transoceanic voyages.
According to BOATPro, the US shipyard has six units currently in build, all from the N80 and N96 series.