1999 Nordhavn 57 – Starweather



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1999 Nordhavn 57

Her low profile, low center of gravity and a bulbous bow, make the Nordhavn 57 one of the best handling Nordhavn’s ever made. Her seaworthiness, three stateroom layout and a 3000 NM cruising range make “Starweather” the perfect couples cruising vessel.

This Nordhavn 57 has had more love and attention than most. There isn’t a hose or piece of equipment on this vessel that hasn’t been touched or replaced by her full time professional maintenance team.

“Starweather” is owned by an LLC and Tax Paid in WA.

Make an appointment today, to come and see this lovely Nordhavn 57

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Year: 1999
Make: Nordhavn
Model: 57
Class: Trawler
Length: 57ft
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Shape: Displacement
Offered By: Yacht Tech Sales – James Knight and Associates – Yacht Tech Sales – James Knight and Associates

Other Details


Upon boarding this Nordhavn 57 you’ll quickly notice the full walk around salon and low mounted windows which provide excellent visibility from either a sitting or standing position. The open galley and breakfast bar concept are quite inviting. The galley is well equipped including ample storage for extended cruising. Navigate through the listing for complete description as follows.

  • L-shaped dinette in salon to port with High/Low teak folding table
  • Easy Chairs in salon to starboard
  • Galley sliding door to port for access to port boarding door and side deck..
  • Master stateroom with queen island bed.
  • Custom bookshelves installed above head of master bed.
  • White Laminate bulkheads with teak trim to starboard make for a light, bright and airy feel down below.
  • VIP guest stateroom forward with queen island bed.
  • Third stateroom is outfitted with 2 single bunks.
  • Two heads with “VacuFlush”. One for the Master and the Forward Starboard head is shared by the Forward Guest and the Port Guest stateroom.


  • Asko stacked clothes washer and dryer inside starboard boarding door at the top of the engineroom stairs.
  • Black granite counter tops in galley and both heads.
  • Full-size SubZero refrigerator / freezer.
  • GE Profile convection microwave.
  • Force 10 3 burner stovetop.
  • Fireboy propane sensor and solenoid control.
  • GE trash compactor.
  • In-sink garbage disposal.


  • Clarion car stereo
  • Alpine speakers in Pilot House and Salon
  • Panasonic VHS / DVD Player
  • Small Toshiba TV and sound bar.

Engine Room and Mechanical

  • Lugger L6125A 325 hp wet exhaust main engine. Approx. 5452 hrs.
  • Lugger L984D 70 hp wet exhaust wing engine. Approx. 880 hrs.
  • Standing headroom in engine-room, built in workbench with tool drawers.
  • 110 and 12V lighting system.
  • Racor fuel filters on each engine(twin parallel Racors on main engine)
  • Mathers Microcommander electronic engine controls.
  • Five control stations. (Flybridge, Pilothouse, Portuguese bridge Port and Starboard, Aft Deck)
  • American Bow Thruster hydraulic system running from wing engine PTO with electric clutch. High capacity Pacer bilge pump and Bow / Stern thruster controls at all 5 stations.
  • Naiad 254 active fin hydraulic stabilizer system with pilothouse and flybridge controls.
  • HRO 1,400 GPD water maker
  • Cruisair 4 area reverse cycle air conditioning system. (70,000 BTU per hour total capacity)
  • 30 gallon Torid Water Heater (New), heated by 240V, 120V or main engine waste heat.
  • Oil change system.
  • Fireboy halon fire suppression system.
  • Two (2) 8D starter batteries for main and one (1) 4D for each of wing and generator.
  • Davit pump and solenoid stack (replaced with new) for Aritex Davit


  • Northern Lights 20 KW-240/120 VAC Generator mounted in engine room to Port (2795 hours)
  • Northern Lights 12KW 240/120 VAC Generator mounted in Laz center (1541 hrs)
  • Main electrical panel in pilothouse with sections for 120 Volts, 240 Volts, & 12 VDC.
  • Separate 12 Volt ship systems panel in pilothouse with annunciator lights.
  • Two (2) Victron Multi Plus 3000 Watt inverter chargers with pilothouse control panels and bypass switches
  • 4 x Lifeline 8D AGM house batteries (New 12/23)
  • Charles ISO Boost 12KVA Isolation Transformer with bypass for 240V Shore Cord
  • 120V Isolation Transformer for 30 Amp Shor Cord

Pilothouse Electronics/Navigation

  • 4 x Overhead Simrad Networked MFD’s
  • Furuno GP39 GPS.
  • Simrad Radar (Radome / 48 nm)
  • Simrad Side Scan Sonar
  • Furuno FCV-295 Depth sounder with color screen.
  • Furuno NavNet Charts / Radar 4 foot Open Array 36 mile
  • Simrad Evo 3 – 14 inch Touchscreen Display x 2
  • Aft Cockpit video camera connected to NavNet
  • Simrad AP 20 autopilot
  • Simrad AP 24 autopilot with wireless remote control
  • AIS Class B


  • Black leather Stidd helm chair
  • Teak dinette table and L shaped settee.
  • Control panels for main, wing and both generators.
  • Controls for anchor windlass, stabilizers, bow thruster, stern thruster and Fireboy engine shut down.
  • AFI -horns
  • 5″ diameter Ritchie floating compass.
  • Aqua Signal wall mounted chart light for night watches.
  • Remote control roof mounted ACR search light.
  • Four (4) electric windshield wipers with fresh water wash.
  • Numerous equipment manuals stored under pilothouse settee.
  • Victron Multi controls x 2
  • Main Ships Breaker Panel for AC / DC


  • Single Todd helm chair.
  • 5″ Ritchie floating compass.
  • Main engine controls.
  • Simrad-Robertson AP20 Autopilot control
  • Maxwell anchor winch remote control
  • 14″ Simrad Touchscreen daylight-readable color plotter
  • Furuno NavNet VX2 display
  • Naiad stabilizers auxiliary control panel.
  • ACR searchlight Control
  • L shaped settee, cushions and teak table.
  • Canvas enclosure Full 360 degree For flybridge area.
  • Stamoid bimini over 1″ diameter stainless steel frame.
  • TRAC Bow and Stern Thruster controls
  • ICOM M504 VHF
  • Single 4 inch Simrad MFD


  • Single Todd helm chair.
  • 5″ Ritchie floating compass.
  • Main engine controls.
  • Simrad-Robertson AP20 Autopilot control
  • Maxwell anchor winch remote control
  • 14″ Simrad Touchscreen daylight-readable color plotter
  • Furuno NavNet VX2 display
  • Naiad stabilizers auxiliary control panel.
  • ACR searchlight Control
  • L shaped settee, cushions and teak table.
  • Canvas enclosure Full 360 degree For flybridge area.
  • Stamoid bimini over 1″ diameter stainless steel frame.
  • TRAC Bow and Stern Thruster controls
  • ICOM M504 VHF
  • Single 4 inch Simrad MFD

Tender/Boat Deck

  • Aritex 240v Polished Stainless 1300lb hydraulic-electric davit on boat deck Port Side launch only.
  • Walker Bay 13 foot tender with Suzuki 50hp Four Stroke mounted engine forwards.
  • Dinghy Tow Line
  • Large Chest Freezer with canvas cover mounted to Starboard.


  • 12KW Northern Lights Generator for night time quiet running
  • 4 x Lifeline 8D house batteries
  • 2 Additional x 100 Gallon Diesel Fuel Tanks

Ground Tackle

  • Maxwell 3500 horizontal capstan anchor windlass Drum to Port and ChainWheel to Starboard.
  • 70KG ROCNA anchor with 400′ chain.
  • Anchor chain snubbing lines in bow locker.


  • Extensive medical kit for long term cruising.
  • Heart Start AED Defibrillator
  • Winslow 6-person life raft with internal supplies and hydrostatic release.
  • ACR EPIRB with hydrostatic release.
  • Ditch Bag
  • Many Life jackets, life ring, and life sling retrieval system.
  • Hand held flashlights and there are 9 fire extinguishers throughout boat.

Deck Items

  • Propane Tanks / Aft Port cockpit locker
  • Washing Equipment
  • Lines and Fenders

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Nordhavn 57 is a full-displacement passagemaker with all the necessary features of an ocean crosser. The construction is to the same heavy scantlings as her sister ships, but the design differs in styling and interior volume. The 57 maintains a rugged, commercial look while interfacing a contemporary elegance, and offers a level of performance that expands the envelope of top cruising speed and long range potential. The hull and its bulbous bow have been fine-tuned at the Engineering Facility at the University of British Columbia. Maintenance Strakes have been developed which maintain a moderate draft, and freeboard and superstructure height. The maintenance strakes not only provide added engine room height but enhance the vessel’s performance by up to 2 percent depending on the speed selected. Working in conjunction with the bulbous bow, the strakes have a positive effect on the wave-making characteristics and reduce resistance. A combination of a parabolic-shaped bulb, fuller sections aft, and a stern designed to minimize drag-inducing suction at high cruising speeds, allows this vessel to run efficiently at speed – length ratios of 1.6, or approximately 11 knots. There is a minimal efficiency penalty at lower ‘ocean crossing’ speeds, but this does not affect capability due to the vessel’s substantial fuel capacity. The 57 offers cruising speeds above what is normally possible in a full-displacement hull while maintaining the benefits of this hull form, such as ocean crossing capability, reduced noise and vibration levels, heavy construction scantlings, and greater safety – comfort. For semi-planing hulls to achieve planing speeds, weight must be minimized which adversely effects seaworthiness and long-range capability. Additionally, the seakeeping qualities of the higher-speed models are compromised due to their light displacement – length ratios, small rudders, and shallow keels. The 57 features an interior volume – overall length ratio higher than previous Nordhavn designs. This increase in space is due to a greater beam – length ratio, increased volume in hull sections, and the beam carried farther aft. Additional innovations include a walk-in engine room with dual work benches, a deep lazarette with shelves, a large cockpit, a swim platform with access door, a large flybridge, and fiberglass fuel and water tanks.

Engine Hour Notes from Bob Senter

Don’t confuse Nordhavn’s with the average white boat you see for sale. None of the same rules apply. Continuous duty rated engines, for example, are only used on commercial vessels and Nordhavn’s.

That means that they could have an expected life of somewhere between 20,000 and 40,000 hours and are designed to be overhauled to new in the hull economically. Virtually, all the components you find in a Nordhavn were the best of the breed at the time the boat was built.

The most difficult thing for most buyers to understand is that when you find a high hour boat, it must have been continuously maintained in order to remain in top quality , so you’ve found a jewel. A low hour boat can appear cosmetically excellent but hide a multitude of hidden issues, most of which are directly connected to seawater or corrosion eating up expensive stuff you can’t see. But, you will absolutely pay for it after the purchase, usually one frustrating surprise at a time.

You don’t need to worry about high hours on Northern Lights generators or Lugger propulsion engines that get broken in around 5000 hours. I have seen a few engines killed by negligence or seawater intrusion but none that actually wore out in a Nordhavn. The John Deer’s are also good.

Finally, all used boats have some cosmetic opportunities both external and internal but it is part of buying a used boat.

Bob Senter
Northern Lights/Lugger Service Training.
Yacht Tech thanks Bob Senter for the use of this informative content.

All sellers personal effects, tool and art work.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Engine Make: Lugger
Engine Model: Lugger L6125A
Engine Year: 1999
Total Power: 325hp
Engine Hours: 5450
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller Type: 4 Blade
Propeller Material: Bronze


Speed & Distance
Cruising Speed: 9kn
Max Speed: 11kn
Range: 3000nm

Length Overall: 57ft
Max Draft: 6.5ft
Beam: 18ft

Windlass: Hydraulic Windlass
Electrical Circuit: 240V

Fresh Water Tank: 300 Gal (GRP)
Fuel Tank: 2200 Gal (GRP)
Holding Tank: 70 Gal (GRP)

Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2