NORDIA 55 for sale

Kilada, Greece

£522,024GBP
Listed price €619,000 EUR

General information
Make/model
NORDIA 55
Category
Used sail boat for sale
Price
£522,024 GBP | Listed price €619,000 EUR
Name of boat
TRUANT OF SARK
Year
1995
Length overall
16.78 metres
Beam
4.74 metres
Location
Kilada, Greece

About this NORDIA 55

English

TRUANT Build History, from her First Owners

“When deciding to commission the build of TRUANT, we carried out extensive research to find the right yard. We chose Van Dam for their engineering skill, their craftsmanship in aluminium and wood finishing, their flexibility, and their overall attention to detail.

 

We wanted our Nordia 55 to be a new, more modern yacht than the existing Van Dam 54 and the team at Van Dam were ready, willing and able to help us with that.

With Robert Van Dam - we modernised the hull shape, to achieve improved performance and enhanced aesthetic appearance. This increased interior volume considerably in the saloon width and length, and in the owners’ aft cabin and sugar-scoop stern width. We also moved the backstay off the stern and onto the deck, uncluttering the bathing platform.

 

On deck forward, we moved the anchor windlass from electric to hydraulic, put on a pulpit seat, and a flush hatch for the forward lazarette. The cockpit was lowered by 10cm to make it safer and the combings more comfortable; a new design of integrated sprayhood and bimini fashioned; and the 16mm teak deck added to all flat surfaces, coach roof, cockpit sides, and stern.

 

However, the most major changes to a traditional Nordia were in the interior. We really liked the skill of the yard, but not their traditional rosewood and detailing. We commissioned UK designers, Fieldwork Design, to create a wholly new, cherry wood interior, with a high level of investment in wood design and the creation of the feeling of space. We created flowing lines of sight with runs of ebony inlay and bull nosing in cherry. We used paneling on larger surfaces in all cabins, to bring out the curves and contours in contrasting cherry woods. We softened the interior lines by using curved surfaces throughout, with beautifully crafted entrance steps, curved forward cabin doors, and curved cupboard doors, which transformed the traditional harder edges of the traditional Van Dam design. Fieldwork’s skill with lighting and mirrors, plus all white bathrooms and white spaces in the external cabin walls throughout also enhanced the overall feeling of light and space.

 

On the floor, we chose cherry and holly, to harmonise with the rest of the woodwork. Again detailing was key with curved lines around curved furniture and staggered line endings to emphasise the shape of the interior and furniture. The chart table and saloon table were inlaid with ebony in a simple compass design, drawing all the design elements together.

 

The overall effect was a totally new style of Van Dam, using the great skills of their craftsmen to transform their brand. TRUANT‘s interior then formed the basis of the new Van Dam yachts going forward, but no other Van Dam had nearly so much intricate woodwork detailing or such extensive woodworking time investment. From the outset, TRUANT was recognised as a unique vessel, the result of a unique investment in crafted care and attention to detail. She was quickly voted the Most Beautiful Boat by all other boats in the 1995 ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) and has been much admired all over the world ever since”.

Truant Upgrades

Since build, TRUANT has been through a number of upgrades and modifications. She has always been maintained to a high professional standard, in care and systems. The aim has been constant maintenance and improvement from the time of build, with the budget to match.

 

The interior has been treated with the utmost care, with protective covers and wrapping when appropriate for ocean crossings and local passages. The floors have been protected with fitted covers and rugs.

 

2011 Refit:

 

In 2011, TRUANT underwent a substantial refit at Berthon Boatyard, UK.

 

All machinery and equipment was either replaced, or stripped and fully serviced. For example, all the Reckmann furlers were sent back to the manufacturer in Germany and returned as new. All main engine pipes were changed, the heat-exchanger removed, oil samples were taken and the injectors serviced. Steering cables were replaced. The Maxprop was manufacturer stripped and serviced. All deck hatches, front-opening windows and port lights were replaced; the sprayhood and bimini were replaced; new heads were fitted; and so on.

 

All the electronics and communication systems were upgraded and modernised with a PC-based navigation system, with Maxsea chart-plotting software. In addition new Furuno displays and a Furuno chart-plotter were put in the cockpit.

 

Some other new items were added or refitted such as; on-deck forward fresh water flush; fresh water hose in the cockpit; fixed dimmable LED bimini light and fixed LED boarding light; fresh/salt water option on aft loo; all new curtains and blinds, and sofa in the forward starboard cabin. A dry-exhaust system was installed for the generator.

 

The aluminium hull was repainted and clear-coated in 2011 and is a very distinctive metallic green colour, with silver detailing. The mast was stripped, repainted, and all reassembled. All new standing rigging was installed with customised fittings.

 

In the 2011 refit, the owners worked closely with Berthon Boatyard, to change the configuration of the forward cabins, so that there can be one VIP, en-suite cabin, with a full-sized double bed and sofa arrangement, or two cabins, as originally designed. This is a most ingenious design and execution, utilising the original centre panels and allowing fully-flexible accommodation. Much time, effort and skill were expended to ensure that the quality of the woodwork matched the excellent craftsmanship of the original build quality.

2021 Refit

After owning Nordia 55 TRUANT she was carrying out a number of updates to communications, electronics and other systems. In 2021 it was decided that TRUANT needed some work to her exterior paintwork.

 

After a lot of research, her owners decided to give her an Avery Body wrap of topsides and superstructure. This work was carried out with great care and you can read about it on the TRUANT website –


 

At the same time, the underwater profile was fully prepared and MAC Glide antifouling was prepared. This Antifouling wrapping guarantees no more antifouling work for at least the next 7 years. After took her on land this September, it was just needed to clean with very very low pressure. Details view the website.


During this refit, all systems were thoroughly serviced and reviewed. 

Construction

RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.

 

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Aluminium hull.
  • 16mm teak deck and coachroof (12mm remaining, covered when out of use).
  • Topsides Alexseal (2011), Avery Body Wrap (2021)
  • Superstructure Awlgrip (2011) 3M Body Wrap (2021)
  • Proctor/hall mast Awlgrip (2011).
  • Underwater areas coated with MAC Glide Antifouling (2021)

 

Keel & Rudder:

  • Balisto keel.
  • Semi-skeg hung rudder.

Machinery

Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 1 x Perkins Sabre 6 cylinder 135hp; c., serviced every 200 hrs (Perkins recommend every 400 hrs).
  • Dual Separ fuel/water separator.
  • Newage gearbox.

 

Maintenance & Performance:

  • Cruising: 7.5 knots.
  • Maximum: 9 knots.
  • 4,500 hours.

 

Propulsion & Steering:

  • Whitlock drive unit.
  • 15hp bowthruster by Hydromat b.v. Haarlem, NL
  • Maxprop, with shaft in integral oil-bath housing.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 24V DC, 220 AC.
  • USB charging sockets throughout the yacht (inside and outside)

 

Battery Banks:

  • House 660 amp gel batteries (2017).
  • 2 gel engine start batteries (2021).
  • Gel generator start battery (2021).

 

Battery Chargers:

  • Mastervolt Masterview monitoring system.
  • Ample control and monitoring system.
  • Mastervolt 100 amp battery charger.
  • Mastervolt Combi, 60/2500 inverter/charger (2012).

 

Alternators:

  • 150 amp Belmar and 40 amp on main engine.

 

Generator:

  • 6.5kW Onan generator.
  • 5,100 hours.
  • Serviced every 100 hours, and has never missed an oil change.
  • Dry generator exhaust system; injectors; exhaust elbow (2011) – very silent!

 

Shore Power:

  • Shore power connection.

 

Other Electrical:

  • 24V and 240V sockets throughout the yacht.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Autoclave Idro Ecojet water pressure and accumulator tank, 45 litres per minute (2011).
  • Rheinstrom calorifier.
  • Freshwater outlets on aft-deck; fore-deck and cockpit (2011).

 

Watermaker:

  • HEM watermaker - 175 litres per hour.

 

Bilge Pumps:

  • Electric and manual, with bilge alarm
  • Extra strong, automatic, MARCO electric bilge pump with 240 litres/min

Tankage

Fuel:

  • Total capacity of 1,350 litres (356 gallons).
  • Sludge pump for diesel tank.

 

Fresh water:

  • Total capacity of 1,300 litres (343 gallons).

 

Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Grey water tanks.
  • Black water holding tank, with on-deck pump out.

Navigation Equipment

  • HP Color Printer (2018)
  • LTE UMTS „Yacht Router II“ for internet, internal Wifi with external UMTS and WIFI antenna (2020)
  • MaxSea marine charting software – Europe, Western Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean, Caribbean, East USA (2019)
  • Furuno Navnet TZ Touch II, 15” (2019)
  • Icom handheld VHF (2018)
  • Raymarine RAY50 VHF (2019)
  • Furuno GP33 GPS
  • Furuno RD33, Multifunctional Display, 2x (one in masterbed cabin)
  • Furuno Navtex NX300
  • Furuno FI50 wind/depth/speed (2011).
  • Furuno DS 800 through hull transducer (2019)
  • Furuno NavPilot 700 (2019)
  • Furuno NavPilot 711 (2019)
  • Weatherdock TRX 3 AIS (2019)
  • Mobil Weatherdock Easy One DSC Mobile AIS x2 (2020)
  • All equipment is integrated via NMEA 2000 Bus System.

Domestic Equipment

Galley:

  • Refrigerator.
  • Freezer, with two plates & two compressors.
  • Drinks chiller drawer (2020)
  • Force 10, 3-burner stove.
  • Extractor hood running on 220v (2021)
  • Panasonic microwave, convection oven and grill (3 in 1).
  • Zanussi 9/7kg washer/dryer (2020).
  • Mobile Induction hob
  • Nespresso semi professional coffee machine

 

Heads/Showers:

  • 2 x Tecma WCs, electric, full-size (2011).

 

Heating & Ventilation:

  • Eberspacher heating system throughout.
  • 220v, 50 cycle air conditioning in aft cabin (2022)

 

Entertainment:

  • „The Frame“ TV  by Samsung (2019)
  • Two 1 TB hard disk with movie collection
  • Fusion 755 audio
  • On-deck FUSION speaker and down below JAMO hi-fi speakers (2020)

 

Lighting:

  • Lighting, all LED throughout (2020)

Accommodation

Summary of Accommodation:

  • Cherry interior, with cherry and holly sole.
  • Hull ports all open, with separate mosquito screens and storm boards.
  • Built in tool rack in engine room, and shelving in forward lazarette.
  • Bilge and under floor storage area boxed out.
  • Saloon blinds (2011).
  • Curtains throughout (2011).
  • Fully sprung mattresses (2011/13).
  • High end upholstery salon and master cabin (2019)

 

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  • Deck-access Lazerette: full depth; lined, separate anchor locker with fitting for drainage to bilge; shelving for storage and new Bauer dive compressor (2021); hooks for storage; switching for fresh-water deck wash, lighting.
  • Forward Head: shower cubicle with teak grate; basin with cupboard beneath; full-size, electric loo with optional holding tank and storage behind; large, shelved storage cupboard to port, hanging wet-weather gear storage cupboard to starboard; large mirror.
  • Option 1: Portside Cabin with single bed; Pullman berth for second occupant; large drawers for storage under bed; hanging clothes cupboard with secondary storage above.
  • Option 1: Starboard Cabin with fixed berth; Pullman berth for second occupant; storage drawers under berth; shelved cupboard with mirrors on door and secondary storage above.
  • Option 2: Single VIP Cabin with 4ft 6inches double bed to port; sofa to starboard; access to all storage. (Adjustable from two cabins to VIP Cabin under one hour!)
  • Saloon Portside: wrap-around sofa; dining table with opening central panel; under-seat storage and cabinets; cherry wood stool with storage.
  • Saloon Starboard-side: navigation and entertainments station; chart-table; with two-person seat; bookcase; cabinets; large opening drawer.
  • Galley: granite work tops throughout; custom-build fridge with cherry door; large top-loading freezer; Force 10, three-burner gas cooker, with oven; new extractor hood; big refrigerator drawer; Panasonic combi three-in-one microwave/oven; full size Zanussi washer/dryer in cherry cupboard; large under stairs rubbish bin; cabinets and storage throughout.
  • Engine Room: large soundproof door; good access to engine, generator, water-maker, and all systems; racking for tools.
  • Aft Owners’ Cabin: central, extra-long, king-size bed, with zipped or split-mattress/lee-cloth options; sofas on either side with storage beneath; deep hanging wardrobe, with shelving and fitted-storage for cockpit table extension and ironing board; Dyson D10 vacuum cleaner; deep shelved cupboard; bookcase above; two further full-length, shelved wardrobes; glazed cupboard with drawers beneath; slim cupboard, with large mirror above; bedside troughs and top-opening storage and side cupboards, LED atmosphere bed light incl reading lights, USB ports, Furuno repeater.
  • Aft Head: shower cubicle with teak grate; basin with cupboard beneath; makeup mirror; full-sized electric loo, with fresh or salt-water option; second cupboard.
  • On-Deck: teak seat at pulpit; “granny bars” by mast; on-mast carbon fibre spinnaker pole; jackstays’ fixings fore and aft; recessed fittings for wind scoops for three cabins; recessed fittings for passerelle chocks aft; fittings for liferaft; aft courtesy light.
  • Cockpit: portside instrument panel; large portside, under-seat lazarette to maximum boat width, containing extensive storage area, two fitted dive bottles, manual access to grey-water tank; fresh-water outlet and hose; starboard-side cabinet, containing Furuno chart plotter navigation unit; dimmable cockpit light; two 24V USB ports; steering pedestal with two autonomous autopilots; folding steering wheel; helmsman’s footrest; deck cushions throughout, including higher, helmsman’s cushion.
  • Aft Deck: hot and cold fresh-water taps and hose.

Deck Equipment

Rig:

  • Cutter rig, with Hydranet yankee and staysail (2020).
  • Reckmann hydraulic furling units on main, yankee and staysail.
  • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole.
  • Standing rigging, 12mm Dyform with custom rigging screws & toggles (2011); professional check in 2021

 

Winches:

  • Lewmar Commander 5 power pack hydraulics, for primaries and mainsheet.

 

Sails:

  • Hydranet in-mast furling mainsail 59m2 (2019)
  • Hydranet furling genoa 94m2 (2019)
  • Hydranet furling yankee 24m2 (2019)
  • Sailing socks for front sails (2019)
  • Asymmetric Zaoli Gennaker, 171m2, (2021)
  • Bartels No V Furler for Gennaker (2020)

 

General:

  • Folding cockpit table, (with separate extension).
  • Teak and aluminium 3m passarelle, with storage in lazarette or on removable deck fittings.
  • Bauer Junior electric dive compressor (2021; less than 10 hours use).
  • 2 x 10 litre dive tanks with fittings.
  • Weber barbeque with stainless steal mounting bar

 

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Lewmar 2000, hydraulic windlass.
  • Lofrans wireless chain counter (2020)
  • 73lb Rocna main anchor (2020), plus 75lb CQR Danforth spare.
  • 20 kg Danforth stern anchor
  • 80m British-manufactured, stainless steel anchor chain (2011).
  • 60m Stern rope, mounted on stainless steel bracket

 

Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Bimini/sprayhood (2011) totally refitted 2021
  • Full length awning (2017)
  • Full winter cover (2018)
  • Deck cushions.
  • Extra sun bed in front of the cockpit

 

Tender & Outboard:

  • AB 3.60m dinghy (2011) full refit 2021
  • Sunbrella Dinghy chap (2021)
  • Yamaha 30hp, with electric start (2011) full refit 2021
  • Full dinghy winter cover
  • Stainless steel dinghy davits integral to hull.
  • Davit winches (2011).

 

Safety Equipment:

  • 406 EPIRB.
  • Seatec 4 person liferaft (2020)
  • Weatherdock Easy one DSC mobile AIS, 2x (2020)
  • X-Sensor Carbon Monoxide alarm (2021)

 

Fire-fighting equipment:

  • 3 x Fire extinguishers.

 

Spares:

  • Full complement of spare parts as appropriate for ocean-going yacht.

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Propulsion
Maximum speed
17 kph
Cruising speed
14 kph
Accommodation
Number of berths
6
Broker/Dealer Information

Berthon International

The Shipyard
Lymington
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom
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