The first Nordhavn 51 has been released from the mold, the latest crucial step towards the completion of the much anticipated new design. Pictures show the hull being moved from the lamination hall at Telgeren & Partners in Istanbul – where the 51 and smaller sistership, the N41, are built – and into the assembly section of the facility. Nordhavn is sending a team of designers and engineers including vice president Jim Leishman, Chief of Design Jeff Leishman, Technical Engineer Mike Telleria and project managers Trever Smith and Drew Leishman to Turkey next week to inspect the hull mold as well as the deck plugs, which will get laid up next month.
“Everything looks great from what we can tell in the photos,” said Drew Leishman who leads both the N41 and N51 projects. “I’m looking forward to seeing it in person.” With production on track, the first N51 is expected to finish this fall. She will be delivered to her Australian buyer straight from the factory.
The Nordhavn 51 follows the build model of her very successful smaller sister. Like the N41, the 51 is a mostly production boat with very limited number of options for the buyer. The N41 allows for one or two staterooms, installation of watermaker and optional teak deck. The N51 is a two-stateroom standard boat but buyers have the option of choosing a day head or a walk-in closet. Drew Leishman adds, “There’s always a chance that things may change as we go and inspect the boat up close. We might decide that there are things we could do or offer that would make the boat work better.”
Currently there are commitments on the first 28 hulls.
Meanwhile, the Nordhavn 41 continues to ramp up production with the delivery of Hull #8 to her owner in Florida as well as the arrival of hull #11 in two weeks, which will be commissioned at our southeast commissioning facility in North Palm Beach. Hull #12 will be delivered to her British owners directly at the yard. The Nordhavn 41 has amassed 44 hull reservations since its debut less than two years ago.
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