Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales presents this Trawlers 2002 Nordhavn 50 boat for sale.
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Wild Rumpus is easily single handed and an ideal two-person, owner operator trawler. With two cabins, two heads, raised pilothouse and flybridge, she has generous accommodations with an appropriate balance of inside and outdoor space. She can travel far from home to explore remote coves in the comfort of a superbly fitted waterfront getaway. Nordhavn 50’s are venerated by passage making trawler enthusiasts for their performance underway and range – completing successful Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean crossings. Wild Rumpus was delivered in 2002 and has lived much of her life under covered storage when not out at sea, preserving her graceful appeal and making her that much more enticing when you are able to step aboard and behold her in person.
The notoriety through the boating press and acclaim from seasoned cruisers helped propel the immediate acceptance and popularity that the Nordhavn 50 has received since first launching in 1996. It may surprise you to learn that only 28 hulls were built before this model was retired in 2004. Wild Rumpus is hull number eighteen in the series, benefitting from the inclusion of improvements to the layout, features and equipment incorporated by sister ships cruising hundreds of thousands of miles. She is a tribute to the advancement is thinking and details considered as this model matured. The original buyer selecting the most popular attributes in his order; wide body saloon, two cabin layout, flybridge, dry stack exhaust with fiberglass mast, crane for dinghy, walk through into the master, teak finish in the cabins and has been cared for as deserved so that she is clean and ready to cruise. The current owner is selling due to family and business concerns which have become the priority, this after acquiring her, spending money to improve her and using her enough to keep her active, but not enough to justify leaving her in a marina when she is destined to roam the seas.
The production run of the Nordhavn 50 design was limited and though it spanned an 8-year build cycle, only 28 hulls were completed. Many die hard Nordhavn aficionados have argued that the 50 design; tank tested, modified full displacement hull design with maintenance strakes and bulbous bow is the most efficient Jeff Leishman model through the water. The Nordhavn 50 and her larger sister the 57 are second generation models. Both were conceived simultaneously and share the same look and profile and their performance is coveted. The Nordhavn 50 was a breakthrough concept that, in hindsight, was available ahead of her time and discontinued too soon. The molds were destroyed and the 50 was replaced by the vertically larger and heftier Nordhavn 47 which offered buyers fewer construction choices in order to simplify and streamline production.
Over the last four years more than half of the Nordhavn 50’s have changed hands, a natural transition of ownership, which makes the arrival of Wild Rumpus on the market a surprising opportunity.
Wild Rumpus is an attractive trawler, inside and out. Her white gelcoat hull and sleek Nordhavn 50 profile is accented with red stripes and the sleek but sturdy profile of this serious blue water cruiser. She may be all form and function from her outside appearance, and she is equally impressive inside with her teak joinery an excellent example of the best craftsmanship from the finest Taiwanese carpenters. She has a very graceful and elegant ambiance that the pictures indicate but that you will truly only appreciate once you step aboard.
WILD RUMPUS – HULL NUMBER 18
Well beyond the halfway point in production, with the production consistent and construction refined, the demand for new Nordhavn 50’s peaked just as this special hull was ordered. After a long search, the original buyers, devoted Nordhavn followers who analyzed the earlier hulls, made informed selections to create their version of the ideal Nordhavn 50. Wild Rumpus was acquired privately two years ago and even though she was in great shape then, the current owner has lavished attention (and money) enjoying several shorter cruises in anticipation of some longer traveling. Family, business and the numerous legacies of 2020 have interrupted his plans and now is not the best time of life for him to own this boat and he has realized that though it’s a tough decision, he should find some new owners to take off and enjoy her.
Her current owner signed her up for the Wheelhouse Technologies maintenance subscription, an excellent resource for the eventual buyer to continue providing details on equipment and reminders for service intervals. The Nordhavn 50 is a stout, compact and efficient long-range trawler. Her interior layout is ideal for ease in moving about and practical for extended time aboard, at rest and underway.
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