A stunning vessel – luxurious quality and comfort personified. Pacific Asian Enterprises stopped building its Mason-designed sailing boats some years back to focus on its line of trawlers. With the Nordhavn 56 Motorsailer, it takes another look at sail, but as a way to add range and versatility to an otherwise thoroughly trawler-like vessel. The extra drive from even a modest sail area, coupled with the flexibility of a Hundested controllable-pitch propeller, will stretch the fuel efficiency significantly while also steadying the boat’s motion in a seaway.
Embracing both worlds, the 56 Motorsailer has a sailing cockpit, complete with helm station and controls for the power winches and roller-furling sails, forward of a trawler-style combination saloon and wheelhouse and a trawler-style aft deck.
Has great swim platform aft which doubles as a dinghy dock. You can access the aft covered cockpit from the transom through a door. The cockpit is capped with varnished teak and includes a BBQ/refrigerator/sink console atop a gorgeous teak deck.
From the cockpit, you enter the saloon with u-shaped built-in settee to starboard including a fixed table. On the port side is a straight settee with storage underneath. Behind the port settee is a 40″ Samsung LED T.V. mounted on an Aritex lift. The seating in the saloon area enjoys wonderful views on both sides, plus forward and aft.
Sharing the forward area of this same level you transition into the pilothouse with a single helm chair and a large chart table to starboard. The dash and overhead panels are smartly equipped with navigation and instrument controls. Port and starboard pilothouse doors provide access to the foredeck and spacious forward sailing cockpit.
Going outside you can walk along either side of the mast up to the bow. There is a forward hatch that provides access to the chain locker and sail locker. Aft of the mast is a wonderful sailing cockpit with seating surrounding the steering binnacle.
Back inside and continuing forward from the pilothouse to port, you descend a set of three steps which leads you to a long passageway forward to the guest cabin and also connects to the galley to starboard. You can access the engine room from the port below decks hallway.
Aft and below the saloon is the master stateroom. Both staterooms include separate heads and showers.
The lazarette (below the aft cockpit) is accessed through a deck hatch or aft through the master stateroom shower.