1991 Nordhavn 46

£ 314,619
San Diego, CA
Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 866-748-5419
Tel: 949-355-4950
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Exceptional and proven!

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
San Diego, CA
Hull Material:
Last Listed Price:
US$ 399,000 (£ 314,619) 

Storm Haven defines the classic Nordhavn 46 that has become a true modern day trawler legend.  She is offered for sale by her current owners who have enjoyed a magnificent 12 year cruising life aboard including two Pacific crossings. After selling they intend to purchase a larger Nordhavn and go back out to sea.


PAE/Nordhavn took a chance with a bold new 46’ design in 1988 and introduced a production model long range trawler that revolutionized the way ALL cruisers (sail and power) view passage making.  The Nordhavn 46 design opened up EVERY horizon to adventurers and is still one of the most popular full displacement power yachts ever built. 


Storm Haven is hull 25 in the series (out of 82) and truly represents what you would expect of a cruising classic that has been maintained with exceptional pride of ownership.  Storm Haven is a proven work horse with thousands of hours on her by-the-book maintained machinery. As an informed buyer you will realize that she is barely one quarter of the way to her first major service overhaul at 30,000 hours. Storm Haven has run less than half the hours of sister ships Egret and Kanaloa - both circumnavigators - each has clocked more than 15,000 hours and both are still running strong today with the legendary Kanaloa on her third lap around the globe.


Storm Haven is configured with the “offshore” layout design – Plan A - featuring the master stateroom aft.  The amidships master is more comfortable for sleeping underway and conveniently accessed from the saloon level via a step down stair well.  There is a separate guest stateroom forward featuring a double berth to port with twin bunks to starboard. There are two heads with showers so each stateroom has quiet privacy.  The interior boasts a beautiful teak wood finish (gloss varnish highlights on most of the trim) with an appropriately balance of white laminate to add an air of lightness which creates a larger sense of space.  


Storm Haven was originally delivered to Japan and then resold and re-positioned to the US west coast.  After arrival she immediately received a series of major upgrades including the installation of active fin stabilizers.  After a short tenure she was resold and used sparingly until her current owners purchased her in 2004. This retired couple acquired her in Mexico and then began a thorough stem to stern refit to make sure she would be trouble free for extended long distance cruising.  At that time (in 2004) Storm Haven had only 2,000 hours on her main and was essentially de-bugged, broken in and raring to go.  After completing their outfitting (including the addition of a stern thruster and many other upgrades to the electronics and essential systems) they set out on the trip of a lifetime crossing the Pacific to New Zealand.  They returned back to the US several years later, unheralded and quietly amassing tens of thousands of wonderful offshore miles under the radar and without any fanfare.  Storm Haven has routinely shouldered heavy seas and high winds and purred through it all.  Her active fin stabilizers have kept her comfortably on an even keel underway in rolling seas.  


There is certain awareness in the cruising community that the Nordhavn 46 might have the prettiest lines of any trawler afloat.  Her performance pedigree is unquestioned with a half dozen circumnavigations and significant ocean crossings literally all over the world. 


A lot of yachts on the market are hyped as being “must see” and “immaculate”.  Cutting through the advertising bluster becomes a tiresome chore as the reality in person rarely matches your expectations.   Storm Haven is truly one of the most beautifully maintained trawler yachts I have ever had the privilege to represent and you will not disappointed once you get aboard and take some time to get to know her.

Jeff Merrill, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler market and has been intimately involved with the Nordhavn brand for over eighteen years. Please contact listing broker, Jeff Merrill, CPYB for additional information or to schedule a viewing appointment to inspect Storm Haven.

Jeff is always available via Mobile (949) 355-4950 (call or text). You can send a detailed Email to: Jeff.Merrill@JMYS.com.

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