1999 Nordhavn 57



1999 Nordhavn 57
The low profile, low center of gravity and her bulbous bow make the 57 one of the best handling Nordvan’s ever built. Her seaworthiness, three stateroom layout and 3000 NM cruising range make RUFUS the perfect family cruising vessel. She is capable and proven of reaching all corners of the globe as well as being a great platform for a short hop to the islands.

RUFUS is a very well equipped and has had extensive upgrades along the way including new electronics and new batteries. Hauled, painted and fully serviced !


RUFUS just completed a 6500nm journey and is currently in Nova Scotia, Canada.

She is Canadian registered and Canadian flagged. RUFUS is not available to US citizens while in US waters. Currently, and being in Nova Scotia Canada, she IS available to US citizens. She is also a disclosure vessel. Please call for details.

Please see the technical data and upgrades in this listing.

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

Contact Information

Jay Flaherty at 901-896-5226 or email
Mark Welsh at 601-405-9229 or email

Other Details


As you enter the salon area you notice the low mounted windows which provide excellent 270 degree visibility from either a sitting or standing position. The open galley and breakfast bar concept is nothing short of inviting. The galley is well equipped including ample storage for extended cruising.

The 57 Nordhavn has been designed as a long distance passagemaker, but has the amenities to be a live aboard that rarely leaves the dock. Since most buyers of this type of yacht want a combination of the two, RUFUS fits these needs extremely well.

Forward is the VIP guest suite with centerline queen berth, which is more comfortable than the master suite of many other yachts. Lots of storage and lockers and a large hatch for natural light. An ensuite head with stall shower is shared with the second Guest Stateroom to port with over and under single berths.

There is a Vizio TV’s in each cabin and one in the salon.


The GALLEY, at the forward end of the salon, is arranged for gourmet meals aboard, with Corian style counter tops and dual stainless sinks. The propane stove is a Force 10 with three burners, broiler, and oven, complete with two 30 LB aluminum gas tanks. Subzero refrigerator and freezer, In-sink Erator garbage disposal, NEW convection microwave, Grohe Lady Lux faucet. There is a Sea Freeze icemaker in the salon, and a GE freezer in the lazerette. There are NEW Samsung full size washer and dryer, and a built in Nutone central vacuum system.

Main Salon

The MAIN SALON has very large windows, with custom teak blinds, at a height that allows good visibility to see outside. To port are a settee and a fold out table. The audio/visual equipment is stored in a starboard side cabinet. The television is a Vizio with NEW Starlink Sat/Com. There is a Bose Surround Sound system with Yamaha receiver for your entertainment needs.

Master Stateroom

The MASTER STATEROOM is amidships for more comfortable sleeping while underway, and quieter also, away from the slap of water on the hull while on the hook. The berth is an island queen centerline. The ensuite head has a separate stall shower with Corian style countertops. Good hanging lockers and storage, and there is a Vizio TV.

All of the staterooms are Herreschoff style, white finish with wood trim, to open the spaces and make them brighter. Endura flooring throughout, and Hella 12 volt fans for extra ventilation, along with four Nicro solar vents and two dorades. Of course there are heating and air conditioning controls for the cabins. The heads are Vacu Flush, operating with fresh water.

Engine Room and Mechanical

  • Lugger 6125A 325hp with 5950 hours
  • Range is 2000 miles @ 8kts. (Full Tanks)
  • Range is 3000 miles @ 6knts.
  • Yanmar 4JH2ME wing engine 46 HP
  • NAIAD stabilizers with underwater protection gear
  • American Bowthruster, 24 volt 25hp with three stations
  • Mathers Microcomander engine controls with three stations, PH, FB and cockpit
  • Maxwell HWC 3500 Windlass with counter three indicator
  • Racor Fuel Filters with water indicator alarm
  • Floscan Fuel monitor system with transfer and RCX filter system
  • Algeaxfuel treatment system
  • Fireboy fire suppression system
  • Three automatic bilge pumps
  • Engine driven emergency bilge pump
  • Whale Gusher hand bilge pump
  • High water alarms
  • Two raw water pickups for main engine
  • Two raw water pickups for sea chest to A/C, watermaker, gensets, and washdown
  • Oil change system for all engines
  • Reverse gear oil change pump
  • Cruisair air conditioning with 5 compressors and back up water pump
  • Air conditioning vent to engine room
  • Sea Recovery 800 gallons per day watermaker serviced with new membranes
  • Paragon JR water pump with backup
  • Racor Fresh water filter
  • Hot and cold shower on swim platform
  • Fresh and salt water washdown on stern and bow
  • Fresh water washdown on flybridge
  • Grohe plumbing fixtures throughout
  • Raritan 20 gallon water heater
  • 60 Gallon holding tank with Y valve
  • Windshield wash system
  • 330 gallon fiberglass water tank

Pilothouse Electronics/Navigation

The PILOTHOUSE is a few steps up from the galley with a curved settee and a dinette table. The equipment includes all new electronics

  • Garmin Reactor 40 Course Computer (1 Spare included)
  • Garmin GMR Fantom 24 Radar
  • GND Black box bridge Garmin AIS 800
  • Garmin GPSMAP 8612
  • Garmin GPSMAP 8616
  • Garmin GPSMAP 8616xsv
  • MSC Marine Satellite Compass Garmin
  • Reactor 40 Hydraulic core pack Garmin (1 spare Included)
  • GHC 50 Autopilot (2)
  • GND 10 Wind sensor Garmin
  • GNA 10 AFT rudder control
  • Garmin VHF 315 (2)
  • Ray Marine VHF c/w AIS
  • Iridium Go (1 spare)
  • Star link installed. There are TV’s in each cabin and one in the salon (Vizio)
  • Garmin World maps included
  • Naiad stabilizer controller
  • American bow thruster control
  • Panasonic intercom phone
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Polarity indicators
  • Ritchie compasses
  • Weems & Plath clocks
  • Weems & Plath Barometer
  • Windshield defoggers
  • Perko searchlight
  • Anchor Counter
  • Stidd helm chair in pilothouse


  • Main electrical panel in pilothouse with sections for 120 Volts, 240 Volts, &12 Volt.
  • ALL NEW 8D AGM batteries
  • AGM battery in wheelhouse for electronics
  • 24 Volt charger for main engine starting batteries
  • 50 and 100 Amp shore power service
  • 50 Amp Shore cord
  • Two TRACE 2500 watt inverters
  • Two Northern Lights M844 Generators, Gen #1 16KW with 4330 HOURS, Gen #2 4330 HOURS 03/13/2023
  • Xantrex – Link 10 power monitor

Deck Items

  • NEW Rocna 110 kg anchor with 600 feet of NEW G4 chain
  • Windshield sun screen
  • Quartz floodlight on bridge
  • Lifesling overboard rescue system
  • Warping winch in cockpit
  • Additional boarding doors in gunwhales at pilothouse level
  • Jackson 1000 LB hoist
  • Fixed Bimini top with work of art stainless frame
  • Closed cell cushions with covers on flybridge
  • Flopper Stopper rig for stabilizing at anchor
  • Spurs on shaft
  • Lines and fenders
  • Epirb
  • Spare parts inventory
  • Concealed safe

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.

Notable Upgrades 2022

  • NEW Bow Thruster Motor
  • NEWBow thruster Control Panel
  • 600’ new G4 Chain
  • 110 kg Rocna Anchor
  • Maxwell 3500 Windlass Rebuilt.
  • New Anchor chain counter Including sensor, and custom protective mount.
  • New Snubber and Kong Hook
  • (2) 50’ 50 Amp Power Cables
  • New Microwave c/w convection oven
  • New Samsung Washer and Dryer
  • All Shower Pumps new
  • All Toilet Pumps new
  • All vented loops for heads new
  • 2 new Bilge Pumps
  • 1 Rebuilt Bilge Pump
  • All House and Chassis batteries replaced.
  • Safety Cables replaced on forward deck.
  • Service Stabilizers and replace hoses.
  • Wing Engine water pump replaced.
  • Both Steering cylinders rebuilt, and steering system inspected/greased.
  • Replace Main drive shaft and cutlass bearing/inspect and repair stern tube.
  • New line cutter installed on main shaft.
  • New shaft seal.
  • New wing engine cutlass bearing and shaft seal.
  • All Bilge pump and saltwater hoses changed.
  • All Seacocks checked and replaced as required.
  • All engine heat exchangers removed and cleaned.
  • Sea Recovery Water Maker all Filters and Membranes changed.
  • Complete engine inspection including 6 new injectors, flush and valve clearance check. (3 new injectors spare and 6 rebuild kits)
  • Fuel tank site glasses and valves all new.
  • 2 new Fresh water pumps (1 spare)
  • 1 new Saltwater pump (1 spare)

Electronics upgrade including

  • Garmin Reactor 40 Course Computer (1 Spare included)
  • Garmin GMR Fantom 24 Radar
  • GND Black box bridge Garmin AIS 800
  • Garmin GPSMAP 8612
  • Garmin GPSMAP 8616
  • Garmin GPSMAP 8616xsv
  • MSC Marine Satellite Compass Garmin
  • Reactor 40 Hydraulic core pack Garmin (1 spare Included)
  • GHC 50 Autopilot (2)
  • GND 10 Wind sensor Garmin
  • GNA 10 AFT rudder control
  • Garmin VHF 315 (2)
  • Ray Marine VHF c/w AIS
  • Iridium Go (1 spare)
  • Star link installed.
  • Garmin World maps included.


  • All sellers personal effects, tools and art work


  • All main engine sensors
  • World Class Kit for Main engine
  • World Class Kit for Generator
  • Anchor
  • Main Propellor
  • Stabilizer Cylinder
  • Extensive spares of filters pumps and controls.


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: 5950
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Rope Cutter: ✓
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Propeller Material: Bronze


Speed & Distance

  • Cruising Speed: 8kn
  • Max Speed: 10kn
  • Range: 3000nm


    • Length Overall: 57.5ft
    • Max Draft: 6.17ft
    • Beam: 17.25ft
    • Length at Waterline: 52.67ft


      • Dry Weight: 120,000Lb


      • Fresh Water Tank: 330 Gal ()
      • Fuel Tank: 1800 Gal ()
      • Holding Tank: 60 Gal ()


    • Cabins: 3
    • Heads: 2