Dana Point, CA – The first Nordhavn 625 arrived at Nordhavn world headquarters in Dana Point, Calif., over the weekend and will undergo commissioning for the next several weeks before being delivered to her Nevada-based owners. The Nordhavn 625 is based on the very popular Nordhavn 55/60/63 hull. Altogether more than 100 of the three iterations of this well-proven hull have been sold. “It’s been a solid performer for us,” Chief of design Jeff Leishman said of the hull design. “I believed doing an update would provide us with another outstanding derivative.” The result is a fresh, modern exterior that’s in keeping with the sleeker feel Leishman has been injecting into his latest models.
There are commitments on the first eight hulls. Leishman anticipates it will follow in the footsteps of her hull sisterships in terms of popularity.
On the ride up from the shipping port of Ensenada, James Leishman, the salesman whose clients purchased N625 hull #1, was impressed by the way she handled and said he ran the boat comfortably at 9 knots. “I’d describe her as a pretty fast boat,” James said, adding that perhaps her most notable quality was how quiet the boat was underway. “She is super quiet, on a par with the 96.”
The N625 maintains the same footprint as the N60, but manages to feel entirely different. James Leishman describes her as incorporating all the innovative customizations buyers were doing on their 60s and including them as standard, items such as bigger windows, a massive galley and a staircase arrangement that allows for a walk-in shower in the pilothouse berth. “The boat is really cool. People are going to love it,” he said.
The N625 also takes a nod from the Turkish built N41 and N51 designs, utilizing a production boat-approach to ordering. She will have more equipment and features as standard which equates to a more resourceful buy. (Not included in the standard boat are tender and soft goods.) The spec won’t be as strict as her smaller sisters’ but certainly the boat won’t be as customizeable as the 60 and 63.