Migrator 1 represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an early model Nordhavn 40 – Hull 09 out of 44 of the first generation (US Built) boats. Accomplishments of the Nordhavn 40 are well documented and include its 26-week circumnavigation in 2001 along with numerous owner operated ocean crossings and extensive coastal trips. The Nordhavn 40 is a full displacement, solid built and safe vessel without equal in her size and price range. With a 14’6” beam there is a lot of interior – full width saloon / galley, raised pilothouse, two staterooms and head with toilet and shower. The Nordhavn 40 offers excellent interior living space and comfort. The N40 is the sixth design from PAE and incorporates many features proven on larger boats. A total of seventy (70) Nordhavn 40’s (Mark I & II) were built prior to the model being discontinued. Demand for the N40 remains high making Migrator 1 an excellent opportunity.
Note: Currently, there is a significant import Tariff for Chinese built products (new and used). The US built Nordhavn 40 Mark I is not subjected to the 26.5% duty, but a non-US flagged brokerage Mark II can be excessively expensive to import – please consult with a qualified maritime attorney before purchasing a Mark II.
Boarding: The Nordhavn 40 was designed to provide safe and convenient boarding / disembarkation for both crew and guests. Migrator 1 offers an aft cockpit starboard side boarding door, the preferred choice when docked. The transom boarding door which leads to the built-in swim platform offers access when positioned stern-in or boarding from the dinghy in the water.
Cockpit: Once aboard the boat you will notice the well-designed and sufficiently sized aft deck cockpit providing a safe and protected area to lounge, fish or use to enter the water via the swim platform. The boat deck extends partially over the cockpit offering a nice balance of sun and shade. Two molded-in seats are located aft (port and starboard), starboard used for storage and the port seat locker is for propane tank storage. A hot and cold shower for rinsing off after a swim is located inside the transom. The lazarette below is accessed via a large hatch located in the center of the cockpit floor while the saloon is accessed through a raised (to prevent water entry) hinged centerline door.
Lazarette: Located beneath the cockpit, the lazarette contains important equipment and provides immense storage space. The forward bulkhead has a hinged step where most of the house and start batteries are located. The inverter and watermaker are located to port. The hot water tank and SCUBA compressor is to starboard. An emergency tiller is included as well as a spare anchor. This is a large area that is a convenient storage cavern for extra supplies and gear.
Saloon: Upon entering the saloon from the aft cockpit through a full height door (with dogs and gasketing) you quickly appreciate the overall size and space this full beam design offers. This is accomplished by eliminating exterior side decks and allowing for traffic flow via the interior which is quick and safe. To starboard is an L-shaped settee with storage below and a teak dining table. A teak cabinet with locker doors is portside allowing room for a full-size lounge chair. The sole (with engine room access panels) is carpeted. For entertainment, a flat screen television is mounted forward to starboard.
Galley: Moving forward on the same level as the saloon connects you to the galley positioned portside. The beautiful teak faced column that provides delivery of the main engine dry stack exhaust creates a natural divide while retaining an open-air feeling. This is a functional galley with Corian counters, teak lockers and drawers. A large stainless-steel double basin sink with faucet is located on the counter. A Seaward 10 three-burner propane stove and oven with overhead exhaust fan is located to port. The galley creates an intersection with two choices, you can go down the centerline hallway to reach the head and staterooms or continue up a few short steps to the pilothouse.
Pilothouse: The pilothouse is accessed a few steps up from the saloon and offers a dedicated space to navigate from. There are two Dutch Doors outboard for easy access to the Portuguese bridge. The stainless-steel helm wheel is surrounded by a well-designed dash area fitted with electronics control screens positioned above and below the forward windows. Navigation equipment includes; autopilot, fish finder, chart plotter / GPS, and VHF. The electrical panel breaker is behind a clear door cabinet to starboard. The main engine and wing engine Morse control levers are located on the main dash above the steering wheel. On the vertical face there are controls for the bow thruster, anchor windlass, horn and wipers. The primary ships systems are monitored from this raised pilothouse including controls for the externally mounted spotlight, generator, active fin stabilizer and air conditioning systems. The aft section of the pilothouse has a watch berth and a large sofa settee fronted by a teak table making this an easy place to run the vessel or as a shipside office when in port. Many owners enjoy the pilothouse during dinner to enjoy the spectacular view.
Down a few short steps in the center of the vessel, a wide hallway connects the upper entry level with the staterooms and head below. This lower level is carpeted (except the head which has synthetic vinyl teak and spruce cover.
Guest Stateroom: The guest stateroom is to port and features two bunk beds. The upper bunk is fixed, the lower bunk can be pulled out to be made wider and there are two pull out drawers for storage below. There is overhead lighting and reading lights by the bunks. Outboard are two portlights that can be opened for ventilation. The Splendide combination laundry appliance is secure in a locker with louvered door, next to a deep hanging locker and a bank of drawers. Below the lower bunk you have access to the active fin stabilizer on the port side. Aft in the guest stateroom is the door entry to the engine room.
Engine Room: Entry into the engine room is through a dedicated door located aft in the guest stateroom (you can also enter though the sole, aft in the saloon). The maintenance strakes molded into the hull create additional headroom outboard of the main engine on both sides. Two fiberglass fuel tanks with perforated aluminum screens are outboard and each tank has its’ own sight glass for a quick fuel level viewing. Both tanks feed a supply tank in the forward bilge. The engine room is well laid out and has been equipped with all systems and components easy to inspect and service. The Lugger L688D main engine is keel cooled with a dry stack exhaust and mated to a Twin Disc 3.0:1 transmission. This is a continuous duty rated power plant that was engineered for non-stop passage making over several days or weeks. Fresh air intake from the cockpit risers and internal blowers keep air circulating and the hot air is directed up the stack to vent out above the engine room and upper aft deck. Diesel fuel filtration is accomplished by dual Racor 900 filters and a Racor 500 filter for the generator. To help with clean fuel Migrator 1 has a fuel pump providing the ability to transfer fuel between tanks.
Head and shower: The head is centrally located across from the guest stateroom and includes a separate shower enclosure, an electric head, a vanity and medicine cabinet. The Corian countertop has a built-in sink. Fresh air is circulated via two opening screened portholes and supplemented by an exhaust fan in the shower.
Owner Stateroom: The owner’s stateroom is below the foredeck in the bow of the boat and includes a prominent island berth. There is storage underneath the steps leading up to the berth (ideal for light, bulky provisions and spares) and large drawers at the bottom of the berth perfect for clothing and blankets. Below the mattress you find access to the bow thruster and a separate house battery bank for powering the bow thruster and windlass (also chart storage and the storm plates). Ventilation is provided via the large hatch overhead, opening portlights outboard and two round portlights aft in the Portuguese bridge. The interior hull sides have varnished teak slat ceilings. Forward are two locker doors providing access to the chain locker. All cabinetry and furniture including overhead lockers, drawers and hanging lockers are teak. There is a built-in changing seat with upholstered cushion to starboard. Controls for the windlass and bow thruster are mounted in the bed frame. This room is carpeted. The black water holding tank is accessed below the carpeted area at the foot of the bed. There is a flat screen television mounted on the aft bulkhead.
Boat Deck: The large boat deck stows the athwartship mounted Livingston dinghy powered by a 9.9 HP Yamaha outboard. The dinghy is launched via remote controls for the electric winches mounted on the boom. There are built-in stands and tie downs for securing the tender. The life raft is mounted on the pilothouse roof.
Foredeck and Exterior
Electrical: General summary of electrical equipment aboard Migrator 1.
Migrator 1 is a full displacement long range trawler that has excellent equipment and a proven active traveler. She was built by Pacific Seacraft in California is Made in the U.S.A. a rare model in the trawler realm.
You can read all about the cruising accomplishments of the Nordhavn 40 online and by studying magazine reviews and owner blogs. Most of the detailed photos of Migrator 1 were taken in May of 2021 (many more images are available by request- contact the listing brokers*).
Exclusions: Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to Paintings, tools, handheld nav gear and binoculars. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
Disclaimer: Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. presents the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor guarantee or warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyers should instruct their agents and their surveyors to investigate all details the buyers desire validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Brokerage: JMYS is a US based (licensed and bonded yacht brokerage in California and Florida) with an international emphasis specializing in ocean capable trawlers. Our brokers are experienced boaters, most are trawler owner/operators with thousands of hours and miles at sea. We treat our clients with respect, we are responsive and not pushy. Our focus is to become your loyal advocate, always looking out for your best interests. The team at JMYS has extensive trawler and motor yacht product knowledge and our skills are available for coaching after the sale has concluded.
Co-Brokerage: Fellow yacht broker association members: This listing is available for co-brokerage to Florida licensed brokers.
*Listing broker. John Hoffman has years of experience working with the Nordhavn brand over the years, having retired from his position as Nordhavn Commissioning Manager in 2015. John’s product knowledge, systems skills and friendly, helpful attitude have helped him excel as a JMYS yacht broker. John has his yacht salesman license in Florida and is eager to work with many current clients and also looking forward to helping new buyers and sellers. Please contact listing broker John Hoffman for additional information or to schedule a viewing appointment.
*Listing broker. Jeff Merrill, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler market plus intimate knowledge of the Nordhavn 40. He helped clients build several new 40’s (US and China) during his 14 years with PAE and continues to be active in the Nordhavn brokerage market. Jeff is a familiar face to YouTube viewers, is a regular presenter at TrawlerFest and is one of the instructors for Boaters University online courses.
This listing specification has been approved by the sellers for accuracy. The photos, images and descriptive content are copyrighted by JMYS and may not be copied or used without specific written permission. All inspections are by appointment only. Please contact listing broker, Jeff Merrill, CPYB by phone, text or email for additional information or to schedule your personal showing. Jeff is always available via Mobile (949) 355-4950 (call or text). You can send a detailed Email to: Jeff@JMYS.com.
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