About Bravo

Our boat, Bravo, is a 2008 55' Nordhavn (hull 5536, meaning it was the 36th boat of this model to be built).   

Facts about Nordhavn 55:
LOA 56' 1"
Beam 18'
Draft 6' 6"
Displacement 115,000 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 600 gals
Fuel Capacity 2,250 gals
Black Water Capacity 120 gals
Grey Water Capacity 110 gals

The Nordhavn 55 has an efficient hull speed of 9.5 knots and under full load conditions, a range of 1500 nautical miles.  At 8.25 knots, her range will be 3,000 nautical miles. 

Nordhavn Website:  http://www.nordhavn.com

Nitty Gritty Details:
Hull Shape: Displacement

LOA: 55 ft 0 in
Beam: 18 ft 0 in
LWL: 50 ft 1 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Ballast: 8500 lbs
Dry Weight: 124500 lbs

Total Power: 375 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Lugger
Year Built: 2008
Engine Model: 1276
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 375 HP

Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Maximum Speed: 10 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: Fiberglass (600 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Fiberglass (2250 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Fiberglass (120 Gallons)

Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 3

There was a lot of attention to detail during the build process to create a beautiful cherry interior with a great feel upon stepping aboard. The interior is fitted with beautiful Teak and Spruce flooring. All settees are covered with soft fabrics. All overhead hatches have been fitted with Ocean Aire screens and sun block shades. 
There is a large L-shaped settee to port with a beautiful teak dining table. There are two Ekornes Stressless Captain Batick Leather  reading chairs with ottomans. Two teak and inlay bar chairs face the pass-through granite counter top. 
The owner’s stateroom is on the same level as the galley, and it is located amidships where the motion is most comfortable during passages and while at anchor.  It features an over sized queen berth with a custom memory foam top mattress. built-in four drawer dresser.  There are two night stands with three drawers, drawers under the berth and two large opening ports. There is also custom storage on the wall at the foot of the bed beneath the 32" SONY Bravia LCD TV and two hanging lockers.  
The Master head has a very large shower/tub, granite counter tops with an under-mount sink and tile backsplash and floor. There is also additional storage in the aft wall locker.
Forward is the spacious guest cabin which is accessed from the starboard side stairway leading from the pilot house. The cabin features a double sized berth with custom memory foam top mattress, nightstand with two drawers, four drawers under berth, large bookshelf over berth, and a large hanging locker. To starboard there is a desk, swing out stool and an open locker with shelves and a mounted SONY Bravia 26" LCD TV.
The private head, with a stall shower, features a granite counter top, under-mount sink, huge mirrored locker and tiled backsplash and floor.   
Aft of the pilothouse is a private stateroom complete with a double-sized berth, drawer storage and hanging locker, and amounted SONY Bravia 14" LCD TV. This cabin is perfect for the off-watch crew on long passages. The pilothouse head is appointed with granite and also functions as a day head.
The pilot house provides excellent visibility. Aft of the full-sized Admiral Stidd helm chair there is an elevated L-shaped settee.  The settee has superior visibility and a teak table.  Beside the settee, there is a locker to conveniently stow binoculars etc. To port and starboard, there are Dutch doors to access the Portuguese bridge and flybridge
The flybridge provides excellent 360 degree visibility and features a fixed stainless steel Bimini top, helm chair and a forward facing settee with table and built in storage below.

  • Sub Zero refrigerator with two (2) drawer freezers with ice maker
  • G.E. Stainless Steel propane stove
  • G.E. Stainless Steel oven
  • G.E. Profile microwave/convection oven
  • G.E. dishwasher w.teak face
  • G.E. trash compactor
  • Double undermount stainless steel sink with Grohe hardware
  • Granite counters
  • Granite back splash
  • G.E. top load freezer - Laundry area

  • Bosch AXXIS Clothes washer
  • Bosch AXXIS Clothes dryer

Entertainment Electronics
  • Sony Bravia 40" Multi-Standard LCD TV PAL/NTSC/SECAM w. bridge information displayed on TV
  • LCD TV Wall Mount
  • Satellite TV Receiver
  • (2) Monitor Gold Rectangle Speakers
  • Crestron Adaigo Wall Mounted Control Pad
  • IR Learning Remote, TV/DVD/SAT Source Control
  • IR Repeating System connecting Saloon to Central Sat Receiver and DVD player
  • Audio Cabling and Connectors

  • SONY Bravia 32" LCD TV w. Worldwide Video
  • LCD TV Wall Mount Bracket
  • Satellite TV Receiver to share video w.pilothouse
  • (2) Monitor Gold Rectangle Speakers
  • Crestron Adaigo Wall Mounted Control Pad
  • IR Learning Remote, TV/DVD/SAT Source Control
  • IR Repeating System connecting Saloon to Central Sat Receiver and DVD player

  • SONY Bravia 26" LCD TV w. Worldwide Video PAL/NTSC/SECAM
  • LCD TV Wall Mount Bracket
  • Satellite TV Receiver to share w.Captains Stateroom
  • (2) Monitor Gold Rectangle Speakers
  • Crestron Adaigo Wall Mounted Control Pad
  • IR Learning Remote, TV/DVD/SAT Source Control
  • IR Repeating System to connect central Sat Receiver and DVD player

  • SONY Bravia 14" LCD TV w. Worldwide Video PAL/NTSC/SECAM
  • LCD TV Wall Mount Bracket
  • (2) Monitor Gold Rectangle Speakers
  • Crestron Adaigo Wall Mounted Control Pad
  • IR Learning Remote, TV/DVD/SAT Source Control
  • IR Repeating System 

  • (2) Terra Flush Mount Outdoor Speakers
  • Crestron Adaigo Wall Mounted Control Pad

  • (2) Monitor Gold Rectangle Speakers
  • Crestron Adaigo Wall Mounted Control Pad
  • IR Repeating System to connect central Sat Receiver and DVD player

  • (2) Terra Flush Mount Outdoor Speakers 8" 125 Watt
  • Crestron Adaigo Audio System for 6 Zones w. 6 control Pads

Communications Systems
  • VHF Radios
  • ICOM 25 Watt, DSC, VHF Radiotelephone
  • ICOM Flush Mount Kit
  • ICOM Remote Mic Cable
  • ICOM Command Mic
  • ICOM 20 extension Cable
  • Comrod 23' VHF and SSB Antenna
  • Comrod 4' AIS/VHF Antenna
  • (2) Edson 7" Antenna Standoff
  • (2) Shakespeare Swivel Antenna Mount
  • Shakespeare Antenna Swivel Base
  • (2) Mallory 50 VDC, 10KmFD cap
  • (2) NewMar 25 Amp Power Conditioner
  • (2) Standard PA Horn
  • (2) Perko Medium Deck Feed
  • ICOM 150 Watt Max SSB radiotelephone
  • ICOM flush Mount Kit
  • ICOM Automatic Antenna Tuner
  • IME Counterpoise System
  • KVH TracPhone V7 w. case mounted ACU and modem
  • Coastal 30-34" Empty Dome
  • KVH 100ft cable kit
  • Panasonic 5.8 GHz, 2 line cordless phone w. answering machine
  • (2) Panasonic 5.8 GHz cordless Handset for KX-TG6700B System
  • Digital Wireless Cellular Repeater
  • Shakespeare CruiseNet w. WiFi Access Point/Router

Security Electronics
  • Satellite Television System
  • Sea Tel Coastal European 30" System, Euro Quad
  • Elbex Day/Night PTZ Dome Camera
  • Elbex Pendant Mount w. Housing
  • Elbex Color Ball Camera
  • Elbex Rotating Mount
  • Elbex 8 Channel Switcher
  • Elbex Quad Splitter
  • (4) Elbex Pigtail
  • Elbex Camera Power Supply
  • Extron Video Scaler
  • GPIRB-(2) Model AC12 Asea Power Converter 12kVA 1phase output bulkhead mounted
  • Marine Magellan(Platinum Boat Security and Monitoring System)

Electronics and Navigation
  • (3) VEI 20",250 Nit, DM Series Monitor
  • (2) VEI 15",1800 Nit, DM Series Monitor
  • VEI Video Switch Controller w/ Monochrome LCD Touchscreen
  • VEI 8x8 VGA Matrix Switch
  • VEI 4 Channel omposite to VGA Converter
  • VEI Navigation Computer System w. Dual VGA Video,4 Series Ports, 4USB Ports, 2GB RAM, 2.8Ghz Processor
  • VEI RF Mouse, 100' Range
  • VEI RF Focus Keyboard, PS2 or USB
  • APC 1500VA Shipboard UPS 
  • Nobeltec AIS 200 Receiver
  • Comrod VHF/AIS Antenna
  • RG8X cable
  • (2)Simrad basic system w. RPU-300 24V drive unit and J300X
  • AP35 Second Station
  • (3) Simrad FU50 Follow up Levers
  • (2) IME Hydraulic Pilot Install Kit
  •  Shakespeare 4" SS Antenna Mount
  • Extron Hi Resolution VGA Cable 50"
  • Furuno NavNet Multiprocessor
  • Furuno 12KW, DRS12A Radar Gearbox
  • Furuno 30M Signal Cable
  • Furuno 4' Open Array Antenna Radiator
  • (2) Furuno Black Box GPS/WAAS
  • (6) Marine Magellan Door Contact
  • Marine Magellaan Motion Sensor
  • (3) Marine Magellan Wireless Smoke Detector
  • Marine Magellan 2 way wireless relay
  • Marine magellan Dual Tone Siren
  • (2) BBW GPS-Furuno black box WAAS GPS
  • Furuno 25KW black box radar
  • Furuno 6.5' Antenna Array
  • Furuno DVI-RGB Converter
  • Extron Hi Resolution VGA Cable 15'
  • Furuno 21x7 Remote Trackball
  • Iomega CD/RW/DVD Drive, CD Burner
  • Nobeltec Admiral 9.0 Navigation software suite
  • Nobeltec XM Weather Plus Pack
  • IME (NMEA/SW) NMEA Data Selector Switch
  • Extron Hi Resolution VGA Cable 3'
  • GyroCompass System Simrad RGC50 
  • (4) Furuno(RD30) Remote Data Display
  • (4) Promounts(FUR1) Flush Mount Kit
  • Furuno 235KHz Smart Transducer w.Temperature and Block
  • AirMar Echo Correlation Speed Sensor
  • AirMar NMEA Weather Station
  • AirMar Weather Station Combiner
  •  Furuno Black Box Fish Finder
  • Furuno Transducer w/Fairing Block
  • SixNet Slim Line Ethernet Switch
  • (2) Furuno 5m NavNet Ethernet Cable
  • Furuno 20m NavNet Ethernet Cable

Deck & Hull
  • 14' Caribe(EMDD2096J708) hard bottom tender w. HONDA motor 4 stroke outboard, Garmin Nav/Depth system, VHF radio (new) and full cover
  • Brownies Dive Compressor
  • Removable Weaver tender chocks 
  • Steelhead 1500# electric/hydraulic davit   
  • Nordhavn gasoline storage and pump to fill tender on boat deck
  • LED navigation lights
  • Todd helm seat with cover
  • Flybridge seating and table with cover
  • Full Texaline window covers
  • Foredeck hatch covers 
  • 500 watt deck lights
  • Spurs line cutter on main shaft
  • Switlik 6 person Ocean Rescue liferaft with hydrostatic release - In cradle on foredeck with new cover
  • Maxwell VWC 3500 24vdc windlass 
  • Stainless Steel anchor chute 
  • Aritex CQR style anchor with 400' of 1/2" chain
  • Chain locker with Freeman deck hatch
  • Spare Fortress anchor  
  • Power wash outlets on foredeck, boat deck and cockpit
  • Nordhavn flopper stopper at anchor stabilization
  • Stairs to flybridge from aft deck
  • Remote controlled Marinco searchlight with cover 
  • Dual trumpet horn
  • Windshield wipers and washers
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Magma grill
  • Electric lazzarette hatch lift
  • Carlisle & Finch spot light

  • Northern Lights 20 Kw generator 
  • Northern Lights 9Kw generator
  • Leece Neville 175 amp alternator on main engine for charging house batteries
  • 75 amp alternator on main engine for charging engine start batteries
  • 40 amp alternator on wing engine for charging wing and generator start batteries
  • Ten (10) 24VDC 8D 255 amp-hour Lifeline AGM house batteries 
  • Two (2) Lifeline 12VDC 4D main engine start batteries 
  • Two (2) Lifeline 12VDC Group 31 105 amp-hour generator/wing engine start batteries 
  • One (1) Lifeline 12VDC Group 31 105 amp-hour communications battery 
  • Tru-Charge multi stage battery charger for communications battery
  • Xantrex Trace SW4024 4Kw pure sine wave inverter/charger  
  • Mastervolt Charge Master 24/100-3 wide range input battery charger 
  • Xantrex battery monitor
  • Two (2) 240VAC shore power inlet connections at forward location 
  • 240VAC shore power inlet - Glendinning cablemaster with 75' cord - aft
  • 120VAC shore power inlet connections at forward and aft locations
  • Ships service 120/240VAC 12 KVA isolation transformer
  • LED navigation lights
  • AC and DC lighting in engine room and lazzarette 
  • Lightning ground system 


  • Lugger 1276 375 H.P. main engine 1843 hrs 07/2017
  • John Deere and Murphy engine displays in pilothouse and flybridge
  • Twin Disc MG-5091SC 2.95:1 transmission
  • Mathers electronic engine controls
  • Lugger L944D wing engine 375 hrs w. ZF ZF631V 2.48:1 transmission and Gori folding propeller  
  • Morse wing engine controls
  • Independent wing engine fuel tank with sight gauge
  • ABT TRAC Digital model 250 active fin stabilizers with 9 sq/ft fins
  • ABT Hydraulic bow and stern thrusters  
  • Hydraulic windlass
  • Cruiseair reverse cycle air conditiong system with a total of 104,000 BTU's
  • Nordhavn sea chest system
  • Independent sea water intake for A/C system 
  • Sea-Fire FE-241 Fire system in engine room and lazzarette
  • Tecma macerating head system - Master, guest and pilothouse
  • 120 gal black water tank with Sealand discharge pump and Sealand Tankwatch 4 level monitor system
  • 110 gal grey water tank with Sealand discharge pump and Sealand Tankwatch 4 level monitor system
  •  Whale-Sanitation pump
  • (2)Village Marine Squirt SPW 600 gal/day water maker with remote in pilothouse
  • Headhunter M5-115 Mach 5 fresh water pump with Groco PST-3A accumulator and Wema tank level indicator
  • Fresh water distribution manifolds
  • Day fuel tank
  • Nordhavn Fuel transfer and polishing system with Racor 900 filter
  • Dual Racor 900 fuel filters with pressure gauge - main engine
  • Racor 900 fuel filter - wing engine
  • Racor 500 fuel filter - generator
  • Fuel level sight gauges for engine room fuel tanks
  • Electric Wema fuel level gauges for forward fuel tanks 
  • Oil change system - Main, transmission, wing, transmission and generator
  • Jabsco automatic 10.8 gpm diaphragm bilge pump
  • Rule 3700 High water automatic bilge pump with alarm
  • Edson bronze manual bilge pump 
  • Four (4) Dayton engine room exhaust blowers
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering including overide for manual tiller steering
  • Two (2) Accusteer HPU-212-300-24 continuous duty hydraulic steering pumps
  • Torrid 40 gal marine hot water heater
  • Chore Master 1250 PSI power wash system with outlets on foredeck, cockpit and boat deck


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