Construction update on Nordhavn's 120 superyacht
Swift progress has been made on construction of the Nordhavn 120, and just-released renderings reveal the classic lines and opulent detail the finished hull number one will offer her new owners. At 120 feet, this superyacht is the biggest project for Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE), manufacturer of the Nordhavn line.
Production continues on schedule at Nordhavn’s partner factory South Coast Marine in Xiamen, China. Currently, the hull and deck are joined while the engine beds are prepared and ready for installation of the main engines (twin MTU 8V 2000 M72 rated 965HP).
Delivery is slated for mid-2012. “This boat is really going to grab the attention of those who are in the 120-foot market,” noted Trever Smith, who oversees the 120 project for Nordhavn.
Yacht interior designer Destry Darr has been commissioned to develop a high-end custom interior for hull one. The look will be simple and elegant yet contemporary in its styling. African cherry has been selected as the primary hardwood to be used throughout.
Another trait the N120 shares with its smaller siblings is an uncommonly low-carbon footprint in terms of fuel usage. The N120’s fuel-efficient diesel engines and full-displacement hull allow worldwide transoceanic range without creating unnecessarily environmental damage. “While fuel consumption may not be a major concern for those fortunate enough to own an N120, a smaller carbon footprint and total luxury appointments have proven appeal to the yachting community,” says Nordhavn President Dan Streech.
In true superyacht fashion, the N120 will be customized to the owner’s chosen independent interior designer’s specifications.
At a length of 120 feet (36.75m), a beam of 27 feet (8.51m) and a draft of 9 feet (2.74 m), the N120 is designed to fit in a marina anchorage. She is ABS-classed and designed and built to comply with any international classification.