Large Flightless Birds has been sold.  We thank everyone for their interest and support; we wish the new owners fair winds and calm seas.


The Nordhavn family of ocean going trawlers are among the most traveled expedition boats on the planet. With many circumnavigations under their keels, Nordhavns are sought out for their luxury, toughness and range. Many owners purchased their Nordhavn’s without ever spending a night on one, much less a week. Now you have an option many did not, to live the Nordhavn experience before you buy. Explore our site, learn about our boat and then contact us.

Looking for a short general familiarization cruise, a longer training trip or just want to relax – we can handle it. Let our experienced crew build an itinerary that will let you experience firsthand the Nordhavn life.


Large Flightless Birds (LFB) is a very well equipped Nordhavn 55. Reaching almost 61′ end to end, with a 18′ beam, she is hull number 16 built in 2006. Originally spec’d and commissioned by a diver interested in extended expedition cruises, her current owners have just completed an extensive refit and have used the re-positioning trip from San Diego to Florida as an extensive sea trials. LFB now stands ready for you. READ MORE


During the hurricane season LFB will cruise the east coast of the United States, northward from her summer base in North Carolina. From December to May LFB makes her home on the east coast of Southern Florida, supporting week long trips to the Bahamas and longer trips to other locations in the Caribbean. Let us know where you want to go. READ MORE