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INFINITY

,,,,,” infinite dreams, endless possibilities, without limits or boundaries 

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VESSEL STATISTICS

2012/Nov/09        to: 2017/Jan/01
distance travelled 15,370 nautical miles
fuel burned 11,905 us/gal
fuel cost $38,816.00 USD
average speed 7.68 kts
nautical miles per gallon 1.29 nmpg
number of Log entries 165
engine hours 9496

 

 

 

VESSEL SPECIFICATIONS

Boat Name INFINITY ∞
Canadian Registered Vessel Official No:  ON 834690
Purchase Date November 9th, 2012
Port of Registry Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hull No: 6218       (the 145th Nordhavn ever made)
Main Engine Model Lugger 6125A / MG 5114SC   325HP continuous duty
Wing Engine Model Lugger L984D 70HP continuous duty
LOA (with anchor & bustle) 69′  / 21.0m
LWL 60’  / 18.58m
Beam Overall 19’ 4” / 5.79m
Air Draft 29’ 3” / 8.92m
Draft 6’ 0” / 1.80m
Area Above/Below WL Ratio 2.2:1
Displacement (NRT) 132,000 lbs. / 58,220 kg
Displacement (GRT) 170,786 lbs / 77.63 kg
Ballast   (fixed) 7,000 lbs. / 3,181 kg
              (loose) 2,000 lbs. / 909 kg
Fuel 2,771 gal. / 9,732 liters
Water 570 gal. / 2,157 liters

 

 

 

2015/Nov/27:     Nordhavn Owners Group Survey

Nordhavn 62 voted owners’ favorite model

Nordhavn Owners Group members voted the venerable Nordhavn 62 their favorite model in a survey conducted Nov. 15-26, 2015.     [ we are pleased with this!   :  )  ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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N6218-Vessel History

RIP old friend

 

 

 

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Why I Like our N62 – a totally biased opinion

 

In my opinion ;  )  The N62 is the perfect “little ship”, built for two to live very comfortably.  As our home, there is space to stretch out, store items of personal worth, with enough expanse to display ornaments, pictures, or art as you would in a regular home.  With 4 cabins and 4 heads, inviting guests onboard for any length of time is never an issue.  Everyone has their own space and everyone has their own bathroom.  And you gotta love that!

Mechanically, I think she’s quintessentially ideal.  In every respect.  Bullet proof main, wing & generator engines, designed from the get-go to keep going.   After 7500 hrs on the main, 5000 hrs on the genny, 600 hrs on the wing, the pre-purchase survey tests show she’s in her prime… (kind of like us!)  All engine HP ratings are designed for commercial duty.  The fuel for all engines pull from a 300 gallon day-tank in which the diesel has been pre-polished by a 2 micron Racor filter.  Walkways, companionways, living spaces are all proportional to safe navigation in a seaway.   It’s obvious that every functional space has been thought out, & well designed. Although it’s a big boat, there’s no wide open space where there isn’t a brace point.  The vessel is built in solid Fiberglass, laid-up by hand, layer-after-layer, to a stout lamination schedule which inspires confidence & faith.  It just occurred to me that all of the vessels we have owned, have all been fiberglass and I keep buying another.

I enjoy the salty look of the N62… and the long foredeck and cambered decks allow it to shed water like you imagine it would.  There is plenty of space for the Dinghy and toys, and the real estate & safety to launch & recover using the 1500lb Davit.  It all just ‘works’ and soon builds confidence in all who pass time on her.  We cruise at 7.5 – 8.2 kts and burn 6 gallons an hour.  This is our sweet-spot.  Ensenada to Hawaii is 2250 nm, and at 8kts that’s 282 hrs…   that comes to 1692 gallons, and we hold over 2500.  The point, is that any ocean crossing is possible, and I’m still amazed at how capable the N62 actually is…

A benefit to the design is the completely separate Pilot House.  Your guests are free to indulge, watch a movie, make pop-corn, etc, while the watch-keeper is kept in the watch-keeping-zone, free of distractions and noise.  The Portugese Bridge is a complete walk-around affair.  Just step outside from either Bridge door, and explore the horizon 360 degrees while you catch the wind, smell the breeze, and enjoy the moment.. while forging assuringly ahead at 8 knots.

When approaching alongside the marina, or anchor ball, or whatever,,, you have the choice to Con from 4 separate control stations.  The STBD Bridge wing station is my favourite, although the Port, or Aft stations are available at any time.  Hydraulics, run off the wing engine, providing power to the bow & stern thrusters, anchor wash-down pump, and anchor winch.  You can lean on those all day, they are all continuous duty.  After a couple of seasons in opposing climates,  from Vancouver’s -5  to Puerto Vallarta’s +40, the vessel’s Climate Control units have proved robust and reliable.

Electrically, we are set up with two Generators.  One supplying 20KW, the other 10.5KW.  When not using the A/C, we tend to use the smaller one, it’s so quiet from outside, you can forget it’s on.  The bigger one is there for heating water, washing clothes, drying clothes, cooking dinner, filling dive tanks & charging batteries,,, all at the same time.  When we are not using the Generators, our electrical needs are serviced by a large AGM battery bank.

 

 

 

6218: Previous Vessel Names

 

  1. ROVER (2001 – 2006)
  2. PATTY M (2006 – 2010)
  3. COPPER RAVEN (2010 – 2012)

 

 

 

VESSEL SYSTEMS  (in detail)

 

Propulsion –  INFINITY is a single engined vessel, but has two engines.  The Main Engine is situated on the centre-line of the boat and is the primary propulsion.   The Wing Engine is meant for emergency use, and is offset to the starboard side.  The main engine is a  6125A LUGGER (325HP continuous duty rating, Komatsu block) and I love it.  I guess it’s no surprise that I’ve developed a recent fascination with marine diesel engines.  Our engine had 7336 hours when we purchased the boat and the pre-purchase Surveyor noted the compression in each cylinder to be as good as new.  A 3” (Aquamet 17) stainless steel shaft turns a standard bronze, 4-blade fixed pitch, 41” x 24” propeller.  The transmission is aTwin Disc MG5114SC.  Standard stuffing box.

The wing engine is also a LUGGER.  This time it’s a 70HP continuous duty L984D, using a Toyota block.  A stainless steel 1 1/2” shaft turns a Martec (MkII Explorer) 22” x 20” 2-blade folding prop. The transmission is a ZF Hurth V-Drive, HSW 630 V.  Standard stuffing box.

The vessel is stabilized by two hydraulic ABT TRAC 250 fins which are 9 square feet each.  They are activated by a simple press of a touchscreen button.  When they are enabled and active, we actually get better fuel economy (not by much, but better), so they are always active.

The Bow & Stern thrusters are each 10″ diameter, 25HP continuous duty ABT units wich are operated by joystick control, (hydraulic proportional valves).  I love the ease at which this boat can be maneuvered.  It is by far the most effortless boat to control that we have owned.

 

Hydraulics –  The vessel’s Hydraulic System is perhaps the most versatile system aboard our NORDHAVN 62.   It is driven by a hydraulic power take-off pump on the Wing engine and controlled via 12 VDC service from the Pilot House.  Although not intended as the primary function, the Wing Engine’s main role onboard INFINITY is to power the hydraulics.  The system was designed and supplied by AMERICAN BOW THRUSTER and operates the following vessel components:

  • Bow Thruster
  • Stern Thruster
  • Anchor Windlass
  • Anchor Chain Wash-down Pump
  • Emergency Bilge Pump

 

Electrics –  INFINITY has a reasonably simple 12v/120v/240v electrical system.  The 12v House Bank is comprised of 10 (8D) Full-River AGM batteries providing a total of 2600 amps, of which 1300 amps are readily available.  Each engine has it’s own dedicated 260 amp AGM starting battery, separate from, & in addition to the house bank.  All batteries can be isolated or ganged together for emergency purposes.  The main engine provides a steady top-up electrical stream to the Hose Bank, via two Leece-Neville 130 amp alternators.  Two Trace 2500 watt inverters are downline of the House Bank and provide 110v power to some Navigation and Hotel systems. (the remainder being 12v).  The inverters can be ‘stacked’ to run some light 220v ops if desired.  The heavy 220v consumers are powered by generators; a Northern Lights 20KW & Fischer Panda 10KW.

This boat was designed from the outset to make use of the generators.  Not an “always-on” application, but they are used regularly during transits and at anchor.   The system as a whole, provides robustness and redundancy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wing Engine (Propulsion) Test

 

2014/May/14:      OK, tested – finally!!   Although the results are not great.  We ran the wing engine at varying RPM’s, but to make any headway at all, we set it at 2200 RPM, (maximum RPM for this engine is 2500).  I’m quite satisfied that the Lugger L984D can run at this load all day though.  Good thing too, because at this RPM, we were only achieving 2.8 knots.  At least it was a real world test, in bonafide conditions (Bandaras Bay, MX).  If we increased the RPM further, a vibration was created which didn’t feel good for me or the machinery.  So there we have it I guess, 2.8 knots.  It will certainly ‘get-you-home’, but the thought of it has me paying even more attention to our main engine  ;  )

 

 

 

  

P A E ‘s Owner’s Manual Intro….

Dear Owner,

Thank you for purchasing a NORDHAVN yacht.  You have joined a special group of knowledgeable yachtsmen who have come to appreciate NORDHAVN quality, design and attention to detail.

This owner’s manual has been prepared to assist you in understanding your new boat and her systems.  Before leaving the dock for the first time, you should be familiar with the contents and understand the operating procedures prescribed for your new yacht.  You will find useful information on how to care for and maintain your yacht and her systems.

The PAE/NORDHAVN team who built your yacht have done their very best through every step of the construction process to assure that the quality is of the highest standard and that it will bring you many safe and enjoyable years of operation.

Your safety and enjoyment on board are important to us and we therefore urge you and your regular crew to become as familiar as possible with the installation and operation of all equipment on board.  Please review this manual and all other equipment manuals provided.

Pacific Asian Enterprises staff are available to answer any question you may have and we all look forward to helping you enjoy your new yacht.  We appreciate your confidence in us and welcome you to the fleet.

Here’s to the pursuit of your dreams.

Fair winds and smooth sailing.

Sincerely,

THE ENTIRE CREW.  PAE

 

 

 

 

 

    2 Comments

  1. Hi from Germany, I just started the search for my next boat. We now live on 44 ft sailing boat since 2 years.

    Short question would you buy again a older 62 or better a smaller newer Nh.

    Carsten

    • Hi Carsten,
      Thank you for your post, and I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.
      If I had my time over again,,, I would do exactly the same thing.
      We were only in the market for a Nordhavn 62, & we could not afford a new one. This one just appeared right in front of us one day, we took that as the good Omen it was, and have never looked back. However, as I’m guessing you already know, there is certainly some work ahead of you if you go down this road. INFINITY is improving as everyday unfolds, & we personally find the work rewarding,,, others may not. For us, this was the right decision. Thanks for contributing to our website. : )

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