|Builder:||Pacific Asian Enterprises/South Coast Marine|
|Main Engine:||Lugger L668D2|
|Generator:||Northern Lights 8KW|
The classic design that started it all – there are some that say the N46 is still the best looking Nordhavn of all. A rugged, ocean-going passagemaker, the N46 is capable of circumnavigating the globe in safety and comfort. Of the 81 Nordhavn 46s that were built from 1989 to 2003, FREEDOM is Hull #58, and she has always been a Northwest boat. The original and second owners kept the boat in Puget Sound, and used her very lightly. The current owners acquired FREEDOM in 2007, and have cruised extensively in the Salish Sea and as far as Cape Caution near the tip of Vancouver Island during their tenure. Care and maintenance have been ongoing, and this long-range trawler shows well inside and out, and is quite ready for more exploration of BC waters and the Inside Passage north.
- Raised pilothouse design, w/ access doors to side decks either side, and full-length settee w/ watch berth above.
- Access to staterooms via a staircase in the pilothouse, or directly from the salon area. Staircase from the pilothouse can be covered over for additional safe standing area.
Master stateroom is amidships, w/ walk-around queen berth and ensuite head/shower area.
- Guest stateroom is forward w/ large single berths either side outboard, very generous storage below in drawers and lockers, and the head/shower compartment forward.
The salon/galley area is aft w/ direct access to the cockpit via a heavy sliding door.
The “asymmetrical” wide-body salon has a large L-shaped settee and teak dining table to port, and a built-in storage cabinet to starboard, w/ space for seating either side.
- Forward to port is the large galley, w/ Corian countertops, built-in cooktop plus microwave oven, trash compactor, and well-insulated, front-loading separate fridge and freezer compartments.
- The deep and well-protected cockpit has a large hatch to the lazarette storage area, as well as a substantial door through the transom for access to the oversized, added-on swim platform.
- FREEDOM was ordered with the (optional at the time) insulated house and hull to 18″ below the waterline – quieter, dryer and more stable interior temps regardless of the exterior environment.
- All new Webasto diesel-fired hydronic heating system, w/ fan/louver controls at each register in various cabins installed in 2018.
- Domestic hot water heater has AC elements and plumbed to engine heat exchanger.
The original combination washer/dryer was not being used, so removed in 2015, and the roomy compartment located outboard to starboard was used for a new Spectra Catalina 12V water maker system – much easier to service than if in the more usual engine room or lazarette areas.
- Teak veneered bulkheads and solid teak joinery and cabinets throughout, beautifully fitted and hand-finished. Teak and holly cabin sole throughout in very nice condition.
Interior tight and dry, and no evidence of odors. Large windows and overhead hatches all in very good condition.
- Nordhavn 46 Plan A interior arrangement, w/ master stateroom amidships.
All cushion fabrics and foam replaced in 2008 for salon and pilothouse.
Numerous interior light fixtures are mostly LED; cabin fans located in each cabin, including two in the pilothouse.
- Exhaust fans over galley stove and over the master stateroom shower stall.
Both marine toilets are VaccuFlush new in 2007 w/ dedicated holding tanks, vacuum pumps and waste overboard discharge pumps.
- Hillerange LPG 2-burner gimballed stovetop set outboard, w/ full-height stainless steel backsplash behind; two large aluminum LPG tanks fitted in a vented locker in the Portuguese bridge.
- GE microwave/convection oven in cabinet above the stove – shore power or inverter operation.
- Glacier Bay 12V cold-plate system serves refrigerator and freezer compartments – front loading. The compressor and water cooling pump are 12V, driving a single cold plate in each of the compartments.
- Elkay large, rimless, stainless steel sink near the centerline, w/ on-demand hot/cold water, as well as a freshwater foot pump.
- Manual foot pump for fresh water at the galley sink (and at both bathroom sinks).
Numerous cabinets and drawers in the galley area for provisioning.
Broan trash compactor under galley counter.
- All galley countertops made of Corian w/ fiddles.
- Magma Kettle gas grill for rail-mounting on the boat deck, new in 2010.
- 12V DC and 120V AC systems on board, w/ large distribution control panel in the pilothouse – AC and DC breakers; volt and amp gauges; and AC source selector switch.
- 12V house batteries are (8) 6V deep-cycle batteries in four banks (new in 2019).
(1) Dedicated main engine starting battery (new in 2019); (1) starting battery dedicated for generator and wing engine (new in 2019).
(2) Heavy-duty 8D batteries wired for 24V, dedicated to bow thruster and windlass operation.
- 12V and 24V alternators on the main engine.
2500W Trace inverter/charger; Xantrex battery combiner.
Separate control panel w/ gauges for Northern Lights generator located in the pilothouse console riser.
- 8KW Northern Lights generator in sound shield w/ 982 operating hours as of 3/3/21.
- 30A shore power connector w/ 30A shore power cord and 50A adapters.
Most interior & exterior lights have been converted to LED.
- Raymarine 12″ E127 digital chart plotter new in 2015, w/ charts for the Northwest including BC.
- Hook-ups available for laptop computer w/ charting capability.
- Paper charts for the Pacific Northwest, including BC and Alaska.
- Primary GPS Raymarine new in 2015. Backup GPS Garmin 78sc new in 2018.
- Furuno 64-mile radar w/ CRT display; open array on mast.
- Raymarine radar w/ digital display new in 2015; radome mounted on cabin top.
- Robertson AP20 autopilot w/ wired remote control.
- SEA 156 marine VHF radio; ICOM GX2100 marine VHF radio w/ AIS receiver new in 2010.
- SEA 2250 SSB radio w/ copper ground plane in the lazarette & Dynaplate on the hull.
- SEA hail w/ intercom & horn functions mounted under the wheelhouse brow.
- AM/FM/CD stereo player in pilothouse new in 2008.
- Ritchie SP5 6″ compass mounted on the helm console.
- Davis weather station in the pilothouse.
- (2) ship’s clocks and barometer set wall-mounted.
- Main propulsion by a Lugger L668D2 marine diesel engine, 135HP, with approximately 4,881 operating hours as of 3/3/21.
- Yanmar 27HP wing engine with approximately 158 operating hours as of 3/3/21. Wing engine w/ V-drive is totally separate from the main engine, with its own shaft & folding propeller.
- Main engine controls in helm console to starboard for ignition, gauges and alarms.
Wing engine control panel in console riser to port for ignition, gauges and alarms.
Kobelt single-lever control for main engine; Morse dual-lever controls for wing engine.
- (4) Fuel tanks of mild steel in very good condition totaling 950 gallons.
Range of approximately 2,800 nm at 7 knots w/boat fully loaded for cruising.
Extensive equipment manuals and spare parts on board.
- Engine room additional service access via (3) removable hatches in salon cabin sole.
- Main engine oil typically changed every 200 operating hours or annually. Engine service work provided by Tri-County Diesel Marine in Bellingham, WA.
24V bow thruster, with new control replaced 2016.
Deck Features & Hardware
- Deck surfaces of FRP w/ patterned non-skid in a light grey contrasting color.
Entire hull and superstructure of FRP construction w/ very high quality gelcoat. The boat has been detailed regularly over its life and appears in very nice condition.
- Heavy teak cap rail around the cockpit area.
- Extra-high bulwarks at the foredeck w/ heavy stainless steel railing for safety.
Deep Portuguese bridge provides access port up to the boat deck, forward to the foredeck and starboard back to the cockpit.
- Stainless steel grab bars strategically placed along walkways and in the cockpit.
Stainless steel double rails and lifelines surround the boat deck.
- Hinged swim ladder of stainless steel w/ teak treads mounted on the extended swim step.
- (2)Dorade ventilators at the foredeck w/ stainless steel cowls to either side of a large FRP deck storage box.
- (8) Stainless steel cleats and mooring line fairleads located forward, amidships and aft.
- 10.5′ West Marine Avon tender w/ 9.9HP Mercruiser outboard motor new in 2006.
- Mast & boom w/ (2) 12V motors for launching and retrieving the tender, also supports the dry exhaust stack.
- Canvas covers for tender, mast/boom motors and windlass. UV mesh covers for pilothouse windows front and sides.
- (3) Acrylic storm shutters for portside salon windows.
- Maxwell V3500 24V vertical anchor windlass w/ up/down switches at the foredeck and 66# Bruce primary anchor w/ 250′ of chain rode.
- (2) Spare Danforth-type anchors.
- Heavy-duty integral double anchor roller system at the bow; chain locker access via a large Wood-Freeman deck hatch.
- Full paravane stabilization gear, including outrigger poles, rigging lines, and paravane “fish” stored in custom mounts on the transom.
Additional Safety Gear & Misc.
- Switlik 6-person emergency liferaft in cannister mounted on the pilothouse roof aft. Needs to be re-certified.
- (2) Mustang survival suits – never used.
- EPIRB – ACR Model RLB 37-2844, new in 2013.
- Automatic Halon fire suppression system in the engine room, plus numerous hand-held fire extinguishers for the main cabins.
- CO monitor in main cabin and CO monitor & gas shut-off in galley are new.
Normal array of USCG-required safety features.
- Last haul-out in 2/20 for routine maintenance and antifouling paint – bottom noted in very good condition. FREEDOM has been routinely hauled every two years for service.