Grey Goose – Nordhavn 50



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“Grey Goose” is on the market. Father Time has told the owner, it is time for the next chapter. Unlike any other Nordhavn 50 in the world, the current owner has made solar, wind generator and other modifications that make her capable of staying at anchor for months at a time, and per
Sharehaps longer. Since 2012, she has had a multitude of upgrades. The current owner, a 50 year marine industry member, has spared no expense in making her ready for the next owner to go anywhere in the world!

Owner offers a detailed systems explanation, and proper hand off of vessel.

Please look at the full specifications of this listing and see what separates this true passage maker from any other trawler on the market.

She is located in the beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida and ready for viewing.

  • Year: 2000
  • Current Price: US $599,500
  • Length: 50′
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single / diesel
  • Located In: Saint Augustine, FL
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • YW#: 78861-3510409

Full Specifications

Boat Name



Designer: Jeff Leishman, N.A.
Hull Shape: Displacement

LOA: 51 ft 2 in
Beam: 16 ft 0 in
LWL: 44 ft 2 in
Length on Deck: 48 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 8 in
Displacement: 80000 lbs
Ballast: 6000 lbs


Total Power: 250 HP

Engine 1:
Year Built: 2000
Engine Model: Lugger L6108A
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Engine Hours: 7033
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 250 HP

Cruising Speed: 9 knots


Fresh Water Tanks: Fiberglass (250 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Fiberglass (1350 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Fiberglass (45 Gallons)

Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Outside Equipment/Extras
Total Liferaft Capacity: 4


“Grey Goose” is a two stateroom, full displacement, asymetrical sedan style, pilothouse trawler with exceptional appointments and equipment. Her owners for the last seven years, have loved and maintained “Grey Goose” to their high standards, including many recent upgrades as listed in the specifications. Please see the owners notes on energy consumption and preservation.

Entering the salon through a sliding door from the aft deck/cockpit, the main salon has an L-shaped settee to port fronted by an adjustable height dining table and opposite to starboard, a single settee. A flat screen TV is suspended in the starboard aft corner. There are two additional end table/cabinets, one at the forward end of the port settee and one at the forward end of the starboard settee. There is a book shelf further forward in the passageway to the pilothouse on starboard.

The galley is located on port at the forward end of the main salon. There are stairs leading down to the master stateroom and outboard stairs leading up to the pilothouse. The pilothouse, as on all Nordhavns, impresses with great visibility and great instrument displays. There is a black ultra-leather Stidd helm seat, two sliding doors port and starboard with windows and storm plate attachments for forward and side windows. Behind the helm, a table and sofa for meals underway, and a pilot/sea berth; under the seat cushions there is a deep freezer and storage for spare parts. Overhead is a hatch providing superb ventilation.

The master stateroom, amidship, can be entered from both the main salon and the forward pilothouse stairs. “Grey Goose”s MSR boasts an upgraded handsome, all teak interior. A large LCD TV is mounted opposite the berth. At a glance, there is a 24 Volt battery monitor next to the MSR berth monitoring the upgraded Rolls battery bank. To starboard is the ensuite head with separate full standing headroom shower. Moving forward the guest stateroom has a double berth to port, a desk with chair to starboard and ensuite head with separate shower and overhead hatch affording great ventilation before/after and during one’s shower.


  • 24 Volt Stainless Steel Isotherm Refrigerator
  • Granite counter tops
  • Updated Princess 3 burner stove & oven
  • GE Profile convection microwave oven
  • Broan trash compactor
  • GE 18” dishwasher
  • Seagull fresh water filter
  • Lockers (7); drawers (7)
  • Optional additional opening window & fan

Main Salon

  • L Shaped settee with high low dinette table
  • Sofa settee to starboard side
  • Cruisair 24,000 BTU air conditioner with SMX On-line control
  • Opening windows with screens (1); (2nd) in galley with screens
  • Non opening windows (2)
  • Side windows have storm plate attachments (storm plates not included)
  • All windows have Teak louvered shades
  • Siding door aft with upgraded lock
  • LG Flat screen LCD TV in salon
  • Polk Audio sound bar sound system

Master Stateroom

  • Beautiful All teak upgrade (in lieu of std. white laminate surfaces)
  • Athwartship island queen berth to port
  • Head to starboard has separate stall shower
  • Flat screen LCD TV with Panasonic DVD player
  • Dual fans over berth & vent with blower
  • (2) Opening portlights with screens
  • Cruisair 10,000 BTU air conditioner w/SMX On-line control
  • 3 hanging lockers
  • 13 drawers

Guest Stateroom

  • Double berth to port and office/desk to starboard
  • Head forward with separate shower stall-white with hatch over
  • Opening portlights (4) with screens, dorade vent, fan over berth
  • Hanging lockers (2); Drawers (7); General lockers-(4); Bookshelves (2)
  • Cruisair 10,000 BTU air conditioner with SMX On-line control
  • Working office to starboard side


  • Stidd ultra-leather helm chair
  • Pilot berth with storage under
  • Settee and table
  • Forward stairs, washer & dryer installed outboard
  • Wet locker aft, (6) general storage lockers
  • Chart storage drawer
  • Cruisair 12,000 BTU air conditional w/SMX On-line control
  • Dual windshield wipers
  • Clock & barometer
  • Ritchie Globemaster compass – Garmin Electronics for instrumentation
  • Elaborate alarm monitoring panel starboard side overhead
  • 24 Volt Engel freezer under pilot berth


  • Garmin GPSMAP 7215 touch screen
  • (6) Garmin GMI 10 Marine Network units. Customize your own set up.
  • (2) Garmin 5208 multi function touch screen displays
  • Furuno GP-36 differential GPS
  • Interphase twinscope forward scanning sonar
  • ACR spot light with controller
  • Flo Scan fuel flow meter
  • Chart light
  • External WiFi antenna
  • (2) Simrad AP20 autopilot
  • RPU300 auto pilot pump
  • Raw Water alarm
  • ICOM IC M604 VHF Radio
  • ICOM SSB Radio with automatic antennae tuner and Pactor modem
  • Airmail SSB email software
  • Stereo-New Fusion MSIP 600
  • Sirius XM Radio
  • Hand Held Standard VHF Radio
  • Fluxgate compass


Elaborate solar power conversion. Please see “Owners Energy Saving Transcript” for full details.

  • 12 volt electrical system:
  • House bank: (8) 12V 4D Rolls batteries (2016) 1500 amps
  • Main engine bank: (4) 24V special Rolls batteries (2016) 600 amps.
  • Generator/wing start: (1) 4D closed cell battery
  • Trace C40 solar charge controllers w/remote status panels
  • 120V/240V AC electrical system:
  • Dual 50amp power cords (boat runs off 1 & 2ndoptional for AC only)-both inlets wired w/zinc savers
  • Protech 2425 24v 25amp charger
  • Single Sinewave Trace Inverter –SW2512 -120amp 12v charge
  • Remote control panels
  • Inverter can run entire boat

Tankage And Plumbing

  • Water: 250 gallons in four (4) fiberglass tanks
  • Fuel: 1,350 gallons in four (4) fiberglass tanks with fuel/air separators on vent
  • Lube Oil: 40 gallons in two (2) aluminum tanks (20 new and 20 used)
  • Holding: 45 gallons fiberglass tank
  • Hart tank tender for water and waste tanks
  • Sea water cooled NAIAD stabilizers
  • 24V 10HP Bow Thruster, ABT
  • Fuel polishing system with vacuum and sight gauges
  • Reverse lube oil change system
  • Dual Racor 900 filters
  • Water heater, High quality Stainless Steel
  • Watermaker, Spectra 400 gallon per day
  • Rule 2000 GPM bilge pump (high water)
  • Bilge pump (low water)
  • Owner added additional; 1100 GPM bilge pump with remote switch in PH
  • Evolution line cutter on main shaft
  • Fireboy automatic & manual engine room a& lazarette fire suppression systems
  • Miele clothes washer
  • Maytag vented clothes dryer
  • (4) Portable Halotrom fire extinguishers plus one conventional extinguisher
  • Rebuilt VacuFlush toilets (low profile household size) w/remote status panels


Main Engine

SINGLE LUGGER 250 HP DIESEL, Model 6108A by Alaska Diesel is capable of a cruising range of 3,000 plus miles. Tanks on “GREY GOOSE” are heavy-duty molded fiberglass. A user-friendly fuel management system, and keel cooling and dry stack exhaust systems. There are 7033 engine hours as of 2-11-2019.

WING ENGINE:YANMAR 3GM30F 27 HP Diesel Wing Engine with separate shaft, dripless shaft seal and folding prop. Racor 500 filter.

GENERATOR:12KW Northern Lights, 4359 hours as of 2-11-2019 – water separator – Racor 500 filter.

Deck Hull and Ground Tackle


  • Fresh & salt water washdown outlets forward
  • Fresh water washdown outlet aft
  • Force 10 barbeque
  • Cockpit cover with H.D. stainless steel frame over aft deck with sun enclosure
  • Propane locker aft w/dual 20lb. aluminum LPG tanks
  • ACR remote control spot/flood light
  • Navigation lights to international rule
  • Garmin rear looking camera

BOAT DECK:Grey FRP molded non-skid surface; access from port side stairs or from aft cockpit ladder through hinged hatch. Optional stainless steel double railings around boat deck.

  • 10 ft 3 in Caribe 2008 RIB dinghy with 4 stroke Honda outboard, mounted on custom ss cradle, positioned fore And aft & behind stack, includes cover
  • Nick Jackson Linear Hydraulic Davit, 1000#
  • New Winslow 4 man life raft in cockpit


  • Custom Sampson post
  • Maxwell 2500 24v windless with foot switches and PH controls
  • Custom Stainless Steel Buegel anchor, 300’ 3/8” Stain Steel HT chain

Upgrades From 2012 to Current Date

Grey Goose

Improvements and add on equipment since April 2012:


  • 300 ft. high quality stainless steel chain, S 4, 316 L, 3/8 inch.
  • 115 lb. stainless steel, 316 A5, German Buegel Anchor with WASI power ball
  • Install Tides Marine Strong prop shaft seal for wing engine
  • Install new 400 gal. 12 volt Spectra Water Maker, with full electronic control
  • New Icom SSB Radio with Pactor 3 modem
  • Mount Special WIFI Antenne with Modem to create a secure, closed system
  • Install Garmin rear looking video camera
  • Mount 12 volt, 210 amp Balmar Alternator w. smart charge Regulator to Yanmar Wing Engine to boost charge 12/24 battery banks
  • Add Fiberglas Dockbox with 24 volt, 65 watt Solar Panel on upper deck
  • Install 12 volt Engel refrigerator/freezer in Lazarette
  • Install Nicro Solar Fan in pilot house Lewmar hatch for permanent ventilation
  • Mount Meteograph Barometer in Pilot House
  • Have a AIS Transponder installed and connected to all three Garmin Plotters


  • Have a stainless steel bracket made to secure and support the crane arm
  • Install a 24 volt, 250 watt Solar Panel on cockpit cover and connect with PPMregulator, 8 gauge cables and 30 amp circuit breaker to 24 volt battery bank..
  • Install a 24 volt, three position switch panel at master berth for 24 voltrefrigerator, freezer and for 24 volt Delta Fan in engine room and 24 voltblower in stack, connect with two 150 amp. bus bars and fusesto 24 volt battery bank, includes installation of 11 inch Delta Fan .
  • Exchange 110 volt Freezer under Pilothouse berth against 24 voltEngel Freezer with separate cooling fan.
  • Galley 24 volt Isotherm Refrigerator
  • Winslow four person Life-raft in valise, storage container and canvas cover.
  • Have canvas covers made for dry stack louvres, for crane, windlass, cockpit airin-takes, deck chairs and bicycles.
  • Have cockpit sun cover and mosquito covers made for all doors .
  • Have stainless steel fender holders made for fore – deck .
  • Haul out at Brewers boat yard in Barrington, R.I. to:Replace all old Hoses from bow to stern, use new hose clamps, fabricate newManifold and install new Bronze elbows for air condition systems
  • Installed larger Anodes on transom and starboard hull
  • Soda-blast under water hull, remove all thru hulls and keel cooler, fill, fair,sand and apply four coats of Inter Protect 2000 to protect hull from osmosis
  • Have a stainless system made for two 12 volt, 85 watt Solar Panels, adjustable tothe angle of the sun, install with a MPP solar charger and connect to each of the12 volt battery banks
  • Installed a ProMariner P2430, 24 volt, 30 amp battery charger for the 24 V
  • Battery bank under head of master berth. Charger can also be used to boost-charge the 24 V bank when 240 amp, 12 V alternator on Yanmar is being runto charge the 12 V battery banks.
  • Installed a ProMariner/ProNautic 1220, 12 volt, 20 amp. battery charger in theLazarette with 110 volt switch for charging the generator battery
  • Mosquito protection covers for both opening hatches


  • Replace old Epirb with a newer model
  • Remove Main Engine Transmission to install new Shock Absorber/Damper
  • Rebuilt Simrad Auto Pilot “Brain” and replace Hydraulic Pump
  • Rebuilt both Stabilizers with new Parts


  • Installed two Teak racks at Galley and under Locker in forward Head
  • New Awlgrip for Hull and new Name
  • Pull Prop for modifying to Prop Smith System, including P. S. system
  • Pull Prop Shaft, install new Cutlass Bearing, new Rope/Line Cutter, install newrubber hose/boot between shaft log and stuffing box
  • Remove most of the old bonding “daisy chain” and replace it with ABYCconforming bonding blocks and connect with new 6 gauge bonding cable
  • Install a 12 volt high efficient Diesel Heater/Blower for salon and pilothouse area
  • Install automatic engine shut down system in case of fire
  • Install SS – brackets for Kayak
  • Mount additional 24 volt Solar Panels on upper deck, 45, 65,100 watt withcharge regulator, all connected to 24 volt battery bank


  • Automatic Fog Horn Timer (Horn Blaster TM) with on/off switch installed
  • Stainless steel Crane, mounted on port side rail/upper deck, lifting capacityapprox. 100-110 lb.
  • Utilize original Heat Exchanger (which was removed from the mainengine cooling system because the engines closed cooling system wasrunning too hot for the stabilizer cooling oil) to have a second cooler system for the stabilizers in addition to the one which the builder installed.

The solution:

Built a base for a second heavy duty Jabsco impeller pump, close to the original

heat exchanger. Reduce fittings from the 1 1/2 inch heat exchanger

hoses to 1/2 inch to match the Jabsco pump connectors. Remove

the 1/2 inch cooling water outlet from the 1 inch thru hull and fabricate a

dual 1/2 inch outlet to be mounted to the 1 inch thru hull. Finally

to get the additional coolant water a three way valve was installed into the

cooling water intake hose of the Yanmar Wing engine.

The most challenging job was to get the positive feed cable from the 12 volt

Pilothouse panel to the Jabsco pump in the engine room.

When the new System was activated it reduced the stabilizer oil temperature

from the border-line 160 degree F. to comfortable 145 – 150 degrees.

  • Replaced all batteries for the 12 volt and the 24 volt system with newRolls Batteries and increased the 24 volt bank from 250 to 400 amp.
  • Mount storage bracket for small outboard on upper deck.
  • Lifting and storage system for a second small inflatable on swim platform
  • SS – holding brackets on upper deck for Folding Bycicle
  • Heavily insulated Engel Ice-box for vegetable etc. for cockpit
  • New rollers in Salon and Pilothouse doors installed
  • Installed a 24 volt, 400 watt Wind Generator on a heavy dutyGerman stainless steel pole with integrated Silent Block, absorbing99% of the vibration. The system runs very quiet and smooth.
  • Installed a new Water Counter to better be able to check Water Use
  • Installed a 12 Amp 24 Volt to 12 Volt Converter as well as a 12 Volt Cablefrom Converter to Cabinet/Locker below small 110 Volt TV for future to more energy efficient 12 or 24 Volt TV
  • Mounted removable SS Brackets on Swim Platform for small Inflatable,“easy use” solution


  • New Lifting Cable installed in Davit/Crane and greased big Turning Bearingwith Synthetic Grease.
  • New Vacuum Pump for forward head installed
  • Complete rebuilt of Vacuum toilet in Master bedroom head
  • Exchanged all but one standard Powder fire extinguishers againstHalotron Units
  • Mounted Fire Escape Hoods in Pilot House and Master Bedr. Hang. Lockers
  • Two new 40 ft. Snappers of ½ inch Nylon with Wichard Chain Hooks spliced in
  • Installed 200 amp Fuse to protect large 12 V alternator from overheating toavoid risk of fire. Also to test Alternator to Battery Charger System.


  • Rebuilt Forward Head
  • Installed new Rule 2000 Bilge Pump and new Loud Bilge Pump Alarm.
  • Installed a Third 1100 Gallon Bilge Pump with Switch on 12 Volt Panelin Pilothouse
  • April 2018 Installed new Stainless Steel 8 Gallon “Quick” Water Heater
  • Ordered and mounted second Base for the small SS Crane also on Starboard to enable use of the Crane on both sides of the Deck
  • 10 year Smoke Alarms mounted in each of the main 12 volt and 11o/220 voltpanels and at ceiling of Master bedroom
  • October 2018 New Fuel Primer Pump for Lugger engine.
  • Changed on almost all Thru-hulls the SS 304 against SS 316 hose clamps.
  • Installed Copper Windings in Groco strainers for Air Condition, Yanmar, WaterMaker and Generator to minimize fouling

Grand Total of Upgrades $172,163.00

Owners Personal Energy Saving Transcript

Power versus Sail, the Environment, Global Warming, and the Quest for a smaller Carbon Footprint.

By Wolfgang Dietrich

The marine industry did not pay much attention to this issue of climate change, despite the fact that it will be affected by rising water levels, storm patterns and other consequences of climate change. BUT CAN A POWERBOAT BE REALLY GREEN? Here is how we reduced the Carbon Footprint of a Nordhavn 50.

At first a few details about the Boat:

Our bulb-equipped Nordhavn 50 was built in 2000 in Taiwan under supervision of Pacific Asian Enterprises. Fully loaded it displaces close to 80.000 lbs. It is a comfortable and safe Vessel, even in rough weather. It may well be the most fuel efficient Pleasure Boat on the Planet: This big and heavy Trawler, with a 6.8 Liter Komatsu Turbo Diesel burns 3.2- 3.4 Gallon/Hour at 8 – 8.3 Knots.

The maximum fuel burn at a steady 8.5 Knots was 4.5 Gallon/Hour.

These Fuel Data were recorded over five Years, 2000 engine hours and approx. 15,000 Nm travelled.

When we purchased this pre-owned Boat in March 2012, it came with all the modern conveniences: SubZero Freezer, Refrigerator, another Freezer, Dishwasher, Trash Compactor, Washer, Dryer, four Air Conditioning units, all running on 120 and 240 volt AC. The Stove is a Propane, 3 burner Force 10 with oven To operate all of the above “Conveniences” a 12 KW generator was installed, along with two banks of three 8D AGM batteries each, a total of 1500 amp, connected to a 2,500 watt Trace inverter

There was also a 250 amp 24 Volt battery bank, mainly for Bow Thruster and Windlass.

Having spent 50 years sailing we decided early on not to use the Dishwasher, Trash Compactor, and SubZero Freezer. The former owner ordered the boat with an array of 12 Volt Solar Panels on the Pilothouse Roof. On sunny days they deliver up to 40 amp/hour. On overcast/cloudy days we still get 7 to 8 amp/hour.

This was a starting point to change parts of the Boat from 120/240 Volt AC to 12/24 Volt DC.

To add to the Solar Charge Capacity we installed two additional 12 Volt Panels

which can be adjusted to the sun’s angle and increase the total capacity to 50 amp/hour.

We also installed five 24 Volt Solar Panels providing 18 amp/hour on sunny days and when overcast/cloudy they still give us about 5 amp/hour.

In addition we mounted a 24 Volt, 400 Watt Wind Generator delivering approx. 1.5 amps/hour at 8 to 10 knots and over 3 amp/hour at 15 knots of wind to peak at 20 plus knots at 10 amp/hour.

All of this renewable energy keeps our two battery banks of 1500 amp, 12 volt and now 400 amp, 24 Volt well charged.

These modifications allowed us to change Refrigerator and Freezer from 120 Volt AC to 24 Volt DC.

The 24 Volt Refrigerator came from Isotherm; the big 24 Volt Freezer from Engel. The Freezer is located under the Pilothouse Berth.

We added a second, smaller 12 volt Engel Refrigerator/Freezer in the Lazarette.

To make up for overcast/rainy days while anchoring, when solar charging is limited, we mounted a 12 Volt, 210 amp Balmar Alternator with smart regulator to the 3 cylinder 28 hp Yanmar “get-home” engine. This system delivers 70 amp/hour into the 12 volt banks and, at 2000 RPM, puts a nice load on the little Yanmar. It also keeps the Yanmar exercised and ready to run when needed for propulsion. Fuel consumption is approx. 1-2 pints/hour.

The larger 12 KW Generator burns almost a gallon of diesel per hour, so we only run it when we do laundry and during the occasional very hot days on which we need air conditioning. For cold fronts occasionally experienced during our winters in Florida and the Bahamas, and for cool summer days up north, we installed a small German 12volt hot air diesel heater for the salon area, which suffices to keep the “living area” of the boat warm. The Nordhavn also came with an old 240 Volt water maker. We replaced it with a 12 Volt, 400 gallon Spectra water maker, which produces 16 gallon/hour while consuming 18 amp/hour at 12 volt. We usually run it to fill our water tanks on sunny days when we have plenty of Solar Panel capacity.

Great Lugger information 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.

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.