Pacific Asian Enterprises (P.A.E.) introduced the Nordhavn 55, a long-range, full-displacement passage maker that incorporates the company’s newest styling and heightened focus on enhanced interior accommodations.
Our N55 offers the interior room of many luxurious 60-footers, and yet she has the ability to cross oceans and take her owners to the far corners of the globe. Large Flightless Birds (LFB) is the 16th hull in this series, originally commissioned by a passionate diver who insisted on a full range of features designed to support extended operations in remote locations. These features include impressive redundancy in major systems, including dual water-makers and generators, duplicate auto-pilot systems, dual ship computers, wing engine with folding propeller and a full commercial type hydraulic system that powers bow and stern thrusters, the anchor windless, anchor chain wash down and an emergency bilge pump. An impressive array of ships electronics, including dual radar systems, AIS, navigation and weather updates provide the captain with a wealth of information to make your trip as comfortable as possible.
LFB has a number of outside spaces. At the top of the boat a FRP hardtop provides cover to an extensive fly-bridge, a great place to hang with a large settee, table and a gas grill. The fly-bridge also has all the equipment you need to pilot the boat and we do so when the weather is great. Down one level is the boat deck, with the dingy in the water a fine place to hang out in the sun or watch the stars. At the rear of the boat the cockpit provides a great platform for fishing, with room for folding chairs; it provides access to an extended swim platform, with a heavy duty ladder for access from the water and a hot and cold fresh water shower to rinse off after that refreshing swim.
The living quarters provides a well appointed master suite with en suite head that includes ample storage and a large walk in shower. Rather than the standard office on the forward starboard side, LFB has a cleverly designed cabin with a movable center-line bulkhead which separates a double bed to port with a raised single bed to starboard. These two staterooms share a full head in the bow of the boat. The galley is well equipped with sufficient dry, refrigerator and freezer space to support an extended passage. The pilot house is the place to hang out while under way, with a comfortable, large settee and a large table. immediately behind the center-line Stidd helm chair that provides full visibility forward and to both sides of the pilot house. Down below the galley is the utility room, providing access to the full size washer and dryer, chest freezer and well equipped first aid kit with AED. This area also provides access to the engine room making it possible to conduct the hourly engine room checks while underway without disturbing the rest of the boat.
Our captain has his own living quarters, positioned directly behind the pilot house for quick access in case of need.
Large Flightless Birds comes with its own dedicated Captain
Our licensed Captain has 30+ years of sea experience, ranging from small and large sailing craft, luxury yachts up to 192 feet and commercial working ships of 280 feet. Knowledgeable and skilled, you will find him to be a thoughtful and patient teacher as he introduces you to LFB and the workings of an ocean going trawler.
Our Captain will work with you to design an itinerary that focuses on your objectives. Under his watchful eye you are free to do as little or as much as you’d like. Want a training cruise? He will show you how to operate the boat, how to monitor the various systems, how to navigate, set the hook, startup and shutdown procedures and the very important process of hourly engine room checks.
Want to relax and take it easy? Hang out in the main salon, the pilot house or the fly bridge and enjoy the experience as our captain moves the boat to various venues.
Remember, however, that this charter comes with just a captain. We don’t have a steward to cook, make your bed or do laundry – if you are looking for that experience we suggest you try Royal Caribbean Cruises! (If you really, really want a steward give us plenty of notice and we will discuss options and prices)