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Friday, June 01, 2018


This is your opportunity to live the cruising dream aboard Envoy, a stunning Nordhavn 46 motor yacht now offered for sale.

Envoy anchored in Turkey

Envoy is a magnificent example of the legendary Nordhavn 46 motor yacht. Bold in her distinctive design, she offers the ultimate in secure and comfortable cruising for a vessel of this size range. With two double cabins, each with an en-suite bathroom, a well-equipped galley and expansive, sun-drenched deck areas, she offers a cruising experience that will absolutely delight you and your guests.
  • Envoy is in superb condition, having been meticulously maintained by all previous owners
  • Her elegant and distinctive appearance makes her a talking point wherever she goes
  • She is currently located in the exotic Greek Islands
  • Included with the boat is literally everything you need to start cruising, from all the navigational equipment, tools and spare parts, through to the bedding, crockery, cutlery, glassware and all kitchen equipment etc... all you need to do is step aboard with your bags of groceries and set off on your journey
  • Detailed, accurate and up-to-date technical manuals included, as well as after-sales technical support if required
  • Competitively priced at US$275,000
History of Envoy

Envoy was launched in 1991 and we purchased her in 2006. We had become obsessed with the Nordhavn 46, renowned for its offshore ability, economical operation and luxurious accommodations... so we scoured the world for the very best example on the market.

On finding Envoy we were absolutely delighted to see her superb fit-out and condition. This was reinforced when a well-known Nordhavn 46 owner and circumnavigator told us, "I can't think of a better taken care of and upgraded Nordhavn 46 than Envoy."

Envoy has a great pedigree originally cruising to Panama, the Caymans, Florida, the Bahamas and the Exumas and Turks islands. Then in 2004 she crossed the Atlantic with the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally and cruised to Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Croatia before we purchased her.

Since then she has cruised Italy, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Turkey and is now based at  Lefkada Island's marina in Greece.

Envoy cruising in Greece. The starboard stabiliser pole has been deployed to set a flopper stopper when anchoring. Hydraulic stabilisers provide excellent stability under way

Sale of Envoy 

Having spent all these magical years cruising the Mediterranean aboard Envoy, much of which is chronicled on this blog, we are now moving onto the next phase of our lives and as such are selling Envoy.

Envoy's systems are in excellent working condition and she is completely set up and ready to continue cruising the Med or beyond. We will provide full on-board instruction regarding Envoy's operation and maintenance as well as after sales technical support if required.

Whilst Envoy was launched in 1991, much of her equipment dates from later. We offer Envoy on the basis that she is sound and seaworthy with all equipment working correctly unless otherwise specified. All three of Envoy's owners have maintained her with no expense spared and loving care.

Please contact owner Laurie Cranfield - or tel: +64 21 939440 for pricing and answers to questions.

Additional images of Envoy are included throughout the specifications below.


Type of Vessel: Nordhavn 46 Full Displacement Trawler

  • Builder: Pacific Asian Enterprises / Nordhavn
  • Designer: Jeff Leishman
  • Hull Identification Number (HIN): PAI46019K090
  • Year Built as per HIN: 1990
  • Year Sold: 1991 Model Year
  • Registration Number / Port: NZ1315 / Auckland
  • Radio Call Sign: ZMA 2040
  • MMSI Number: 512 030 000
  • LOA: 13.95m
  • LWL: 11.68m
  • Beam: 4.7m
  • Draft: 1.52m
  • Displacement: 28.12 tonne
  • Cruising Speed: 7.4 knots
  • Range: 2,800nm
  • Colour: Light grey hull, white topsides. Complete hull and some of topsides repainted mid-2017

Hull Construction

  • Hull: Moulded Solid GRP
  • Topsides: Moulded GRP with stainless steel framed windows
  • Hull Type: Full displacement – D/L 383, Cp 0.63, A/B Ratio 2.3:1
  • Frames: Partitions, bulkheads and longitudinal stringers
  • Deck Beams: Moulded GRP
  • Decks: Moulded GRP with wood core
  • Ballast: 4,800lb in keel

This photo shows the upper deck where the larger RHIB is stored under its cover on its cradle. Note the weatherproof deck storage box. You can also see the boom with its two winches used to lift the RHIBs. Foreground left is one of the stabiliser paravanes in its storage rack

Main Engine
  • Type: Lugger L6414D-KC-BW72, 143hp (107Kw), 6 cylinder diesel, 7,428 hours. Recommended RPM: Idle: 650, Cruise: 1700
  • Cooling System: Fresh water through Walter keel cooler
  • Alternator: Balmar 9435 160 amp
  • Primary Fuel Filtration: Dual, interchangeable Racor 75/900FG with manifold vacuum gauge and water alarm in PilotHouse
  • Transmission: Borg Warner Velvet Drive Model 10.18.012 (72 Series), ratio 2.91:1
  • Throttle and Clutch Controls: Morse cable (2016)
  • Propeller Shaft: 50mm Stainless steel stub shaft (2010)
  • Shaft Log Type: Fibreglass stern tube and flex hose (2001)
  • Bearing Material: Bronze (2001)
  • Stuffing Box Seal: Silicone impregnated stuffing 
  • Bearings: Rubber Cutless (2010)
  • Main Propeller: Bronze four blade 30 x 19 plus spare three blade

Wing Engine
  • Type: Yanmar 3GM30FV 25hp diesel, 801 hours, mounted on GRP stringers
  • Cooling System: Fresh water heat exchanger
  • Fuel Filters: Primary – Racor, Secondary – Yanmar
  • Alternator: Balmar 100 amp
  • Transmission: Kanzaki vee drive Model KM3V, ratio 3.20:1
  • Throttle and Clutch Controls: Morse cable
  • Propeller Shaft: New in 2001, reconditioned 2013
  • Shaft Log Type: Fibreglass stem tube and flex hose (2001)
  • Bearing Material: Bronze (2001)
  • Stuffing Box Seal: Volvo Deep Seal 32mm (2011)
  • Bearings: Rubber Cutless (2010)
  • Propeller: Max Prop folding
  • Exhaust Silencer: GRP

Diesel Auxiliary Generator
  • Manufacturer: Northern Lights in sound shield, 4,683 hours, Model Number: M753-811
  • Number of Cylinders: 3
  • Engine Cooling System: Fresh water heat exchanger
  • Type of Fuel Filters: Primary – Racor 500G. Secondary - Northern Lights
  • Fuel Usage: About 2.9L/hr
  • Exhaust Line: Cast riser, to hose, to lift style muffler, to hose, to through hull.
  • Stainless steel exhaust elbow and GRP exhaust silencer, seawater cooled
  • Kilowatt: 8
  • Voltage: 120/240, 60Hz
  • Phase: Single

Other Engine Room Equipment
  • Inverter: Xantrex 3Kw, 110V
  • Engine Room Blowers: Two 12V forced-air Dayton 2C 646
  • Water Heater: Seaward S1100 electric and engine driven 11gal (2004), 1500W, 120V, ignition protected
  • Water Maker: HRO Seafari Model 740-2 SFM 31gal/hr, installed 2003, modified 2012
  • Oil Change System: Groco BMX3-60 Oil Change System with 12V pump servicing Lugger, Wing Engine and Genset through a three way manifold (2003)
  • Fuel Primer System: 12V Walboro pump for Lugger, Wing Engine and Genset (2003)
  • Fuel Polishing System: Two 12V pumps: one high speed Groco SPO-60-R (2010) and one slow speed Walboro (2003). Uses Racor 900MA filter and De-Bug L1000
  • Aircon Manufacturer: Marine Air Systems with a forward system (2004)and an amidships system
  • Battery Charger (12 volt): Charles 50/60Hz charges both house and engine start banks through a combiner 
  • Battery Charger (24 volt): Dedicated Mastervolt charger (2003) for the 24V bow thruster in chain locker along with two Deka 8A4-DDM deep cycle AGM Batteries (2016), 210AH powering the bow thruster
  • Engine Start Batteries: Two 12V (2017) in parallel for a 12V system starts all engines
  • House Batteries: Six Deka 8AGC2 AGM 6V deep cycle batteries Three sets of two 6V batteries are wired in series, then the three resulting 12V banks (each 220Ah) are wired in parallel for 660Ah
  • Isolation of Batteries: All three banks have isolation switches
  • Lighting Voltage: All 12V DC except one 120V AC in PilotHouse
  • Wiring Protection: Circuit breakers and fuses.
  • Electrolysis Protection: Bonding system and isolation transformer
  • Grounded: Negative
Fuel manifold on starboard side of engine room

Fittings and Equipment
  • Deck Hardware: Stainless
  • Hand Rails: Stainless
  • Stanchions: Stainless
  • Grab Rails: Stainless
  • Anchor Roller: Integrated stainless with teflon rollers
  • Boarding Gates: Port and starboard in cockpit
  • Swim Ladder: Stainless and teak mounting to starboard
  • Signal mast / Boom / Yardarm: Forespar aluminium
  • Stabilizers (active): Naiad MultiSea II (2004)
  • Stabilisers (passive): Custom aluminium boom and Forespar spars with galvanised and painted paravane stabilisers (“Birds”). Stainless steel Flopper Stoppers attach for stability at anchor
  • Bow Thruster: Wesmar Model T12/10 24V, 12hp with bronze 3-bladed 10 x 10.75inch propeller
  • Anchor Windlass: Maxwell 2200 vertical wildcat / capstan driven, 9m/min, rated 1,000kg, 1200W, !2V motor (new 2013) driven from house battery bank
  • Ground Tackle: 88lbs Delta Setfast Anchor attached to approx 400ft (122m) of 3/8inch BBB galvanised chain. Spares - 60 lb Plow style anchor stored in bottom of chain locker, 60lb Danforth style stored on boat deck, Fortress FX-37 stored on boat deck
  • Boom Winch: The Nautica RHIB is launched and retrieved using the boom on the mast and two Rule 3300R electric winches (2002) controlled by an Imtra 4-position wired remote control (2002) or a wireless remote control (2005) also used for raising/lowering the passarelle and lifting the RHIBs behind the transom. 
  • Steering Gear: Single station hydraulic HyDrive 
  • Windscreen Wipers: two on forward facing PilotHouse windows
  • Power outlets: Throughout the vessel are 120V (USA style) , 220V (European style) and 12V outlets. The 120V outlets are fed by generator or inverter. The 220V outlets are fed from shorepower
  • Cooling Fans: In saloon, both sleeping cabins, Pilothouse, main head

Photo shows pilothouse looking to port. Navigation computer and screen is centre right and the circuit breaker panel is lower right

This photo looks aft in the pilothouse. The settee converts into an additional single berth


1. Nautica (large RHIB) – normally stored on cradle on Boat Deck. 
  • Model: 1999 3.7m Nautica DeLuxe
  • Outboard Motor: 1999 25hp Yamaha 4-stroke with power tilt and trim
  • Accessories: ICOM VHF radio & antenna, Hummingbird depth sounder with removable display, navigation lights, bilge pump, air pump, tachometer, speedometer, two anchors with warps, paddles, fenders, chaps (new 2017), 12V power outlet, integral 22gal petrol tank
2. Valiant (small RHIB) – normally stored Aft of transom supported by boom
  • Model: 2010 2.7m Valiant Dynamic
  • Outboard Motor: 2007 2.3hp Honda 4-stroke, air cooled
  • Accessories: Oars, pump, repair kit, spare fuel tank

Navigation Electronics
  • Compass: Ritchie Power Damp
  • Wind Indicator: B&G Network (2003). Also reads house bank voltage
  • Digital Hand-Held Wind Indicator:  Smart Sensor Model AR816 
  • Weatherfax: Furuno DFAX model 207 (2001). No longer used as replaced by internet forecasts
  • NavTex l: ICS Receiver Model: NAV 4 printing NavTex connected to GPS signal
  • NavTex 2: Furuno NX-300 (2006) LCD display NavTex connected to GPS signal
  • Barometer: 4½ inch Weems and Plath in PilotHouse. 
  • Ships Clock: 4½ inch Weems and Plath
  • Barometer and clock also in Saloon and Master Cabin
  • GPS: Raytheon RayNav 300 (2003)
  • Garmin GPS I2XL (2002)
  • Northstar 951X Model No 1500-A
  • Main Navigation Computer: Toshiba Satellite A35 Laptop with MaxSea C-Map V10.1.3.2 and navigation software. Samsung SyncMaster 150MP flat screen
  • Backup Navigation Computer: Compaq Presario Laptop Model 12XL300 in 1200 series (about 2001) with Windows ME and same navigation software as above
  • Auto Pilot 1: Robertson AP200DL with Simrad RF45X sender (new 2107)
  • Auto Pilot2: SimRad AP 21 (2004) with RF300S sender. NOTE: each autopilot has its own hydraulic pump, compass, rudder indicator and control head. They are independent units with in use unit selected from an electrical switch behind the breaker panel
  • Rudder Angle Indicator: Robertson RI101
  • Speed Log: BandG Network (2003)
  • Distance Log: BandG Network (2003)
  • Radar: Raytheon R41X Open array 48 mile antenna linked to GPS
  • Raytheon RL9 closed array 16 mile antenna linked to GPS
  • Depth Sounder 1: Interphase Probe forward searching sonar (2002)
  • Depth Sounder 2: BandG Network Digital (2002)
  • Sat Phone: Iridium Motorola 9505 (2004). Probably needs replacing as old technology
  • Radios: Main - ICOM M602 DSC VHF (2003)
  • Shakespeare Galaxy 23 ft VHF antenna (2003)
  • Secondary - ICOM IC-M56 VHF
  • Shakespeare 3db antenna on masthead (2003)
  • ICOM IC-M710 SSB Shakespeare 23ft antenna (2002)
  • VHF antenna (spare) mounted on PilotHouse roof
  • ICOM Handheld IC-M1v (2006), re-chargeable on 110V
  • Standard Horizon Handheld HX350S replaceable battery powered
  • Closed Circuit TV System: Black and white rear view vision
  • Engine Room Video System: Three Magnavox colour cameras in Engine Room with images displayed as required on Samsung screen
  • Portable Communications: 2 sets of radio headset systems
  • Ships Bell: Chrome-plated brass bell in PilotHouse with mount also in cockpit
  • Horn: Dual Trumpet Electric/Air (2002)
  • Loud Hailer: Speaker in Cockpit operated from ICOM IC-M602 radio
  • Navigation Lights: Port (2013) and Starboard (2017), forward mast head, stern, anchor
  • Temperature and Humidity Measuring system: Digitech XC-0328 (2016) 8 channel wireless thermometer /hygrometer with main LCD screen in PilotHouse and additional sensors in cockpit and engine room.
Photo shows the amidships master cabin looking to port with walk around king size double berth

Here is the guest cabin looking to port

Safety Equipment
  • Bilge Pumps 2 x Jabsco 36600-0000 (2004), 8gpm, 12V, wired directly to house bank. Self priming, manual or auto operation, both using Ultra Safety Systems sensors. Quick EBSN bilge depth sensor
  • Edson Model 638 high capacity manual pump
  • 120V Rule emergency portable pump
  • Several hand pumps of various sizes and capacities
  • Emergency Flares: Full complement of current dated red parachute, red hand and smoke canisters
  • Life Jackets: 1 x Stearns belt-worn CO2 inflatable buoyancy vest; 1 x West Marine WM-38MH self-inflating; 2 x Marinepool (2013) CO2 self-inflatable; 1 x Stearns 429-06, Type 2, adult offshore, not inflatable; 3 x Safegyard Corp Model S225RT, adult offshore, not inflatable; 1 x Child lifejacket
  • Whistles and strobe lights for several jackets
  • Life Ring: Starboard forward bulkhead in front of PilotHouse
  • Rescue Line 1 x crew rescue system mounted boat deck aft
  • EPIRB McMurdo A5G 406 MHz transmitter and 121.5 MHz SAR
  • homing frequency. With built-in GPS. To be replaced with new prior sale
  • Abandon Ship Ditch-bag Bag with all necessary items
  • First Aid Kit: Comprehensive kit includes medicines, antibiotics, digital BP and pulse monitor
  • Binoculars: Fujinon 7x50 7d, Nikon 7x50 7.2d CFWP, Nikon Action 8x40 8.2d. Plus 1 pair in ditch bag
  • Emergency tiller: Stainless steel, stored in Lazarette rack
  • Seabrake drogue: In anchor locker
  • Towing Line: In anchor locker
Photo shows starboard side of saloon with three steps up to pilothouse on right and several steps down to master cabin left

Fire Fighting Equipment and Wash Downs
  • Fixed Extinguisher: Sea-Fire Model 100CG, 10lbs Halon 1301, DOT39 NRC500/720 M106, Model 100CG. Mounted port side of engine room
  • Portable Extinguishers: Saloon - Anaf PS2Y ABC RINA 2kg, powder. Modiak 2kg ABC powder, master cabin – Mobiak 2kg ABC85, guest cabin – Mobiak 2kg ABC85, PilotHouse - 2 x Anaf PS2Y ABC RINA 2kg powder, Anaf PS6-F ABC 6 kg, powder
  • Auxiliary Fire Pumps: Salt water wash down on foredeck, Fresh water hose in Cockpit
  • Fire Blanket: Galley
  • Smoke Detector/Alarms: I – Engine Room, 1 – PilotHouse, 1 – Guest Cabin, 1 – top of stairs to master cabin. All powered by 9V batteries
Entertainment Electronics
  • Guest Cabin: Sharp flat screen (2003), DVD player
  • Saloon Home Theatre: Sharp AM/FM/CD/DVD 110V player surround sound home theatre with 5 speakers, amplifier, subwoofer and remote control (2004). Sony DVD DVP-SR 750H (2011) with Samsung flat screen (2014)
  • Stereos: PilotHouse: Pioneer Sat ready/MP3/CD stereo (2006) with iPod adaptor, remote control and two speakers
  • Master Cabin: wiring and 2 speakers only for Pioneer unit
  • Guest Cabin: Pioneer CD/AM/FM tuner with 2 speakers (2004)
The galley is port side forward of the saloon. Note microwave, stove, garbage compactor. The refrigerator is to the right

The large and efficient AC-powered refrigerator is on the starboard side of the galley

Galley Equipment
  • Stove: Force 10 Gormet 63351 (2002) 3-burner stove with oven and broiler, auto lighting
  • LPG Tanks 4 x replaceable lpg bottles suitable for Greece and Italy. Bottles typically last 45-60 days
  • LPG Tank Location: Vented locker on port side of PilotHouse. One spare in vented locker, two stored in protective bags on boat deck
  • Stove Lines and Regulator: Approved type with overfill protection valves
  • Shut-Off for Stove: In galley, main breaker panel on lpg bottles
  • Vent Blower: Above stove
  • Microwave: Whirlpool MT1071SGBO, 120V, 60Hz
  • Refrigeration: Rich Beers custom 120V cold plate refrigerator and freezer
  • Sink: Double stainless steel
  • Garbage Disposal: ISE Badger (2006) Insinkerator, Marine Appliances Model EX1055 Compactor, 2200W.
  • Kettle: One for gas plus Blue Line Listesi WK8261, 220V, 2200W for shorepower
  • Toaster: One for gas plus 110V pop-up (2012)
Also included: crockery, cutlery, saucepans, serving platters, implements, glassware etc

Miscellaneous Equipment
  • Scuba and Snorkel Gear: Complete set of Scuba gear including 2 air tanks, large selection of masks, snorkels, fins etc
  • Fishing Equipment: 2 x rods and complete set of tackle
  • Fresh Water Supply: Capacity 920L. There are 3 freshwater tanks any one of which can be accessed using a 12V Shurflo 2088-414-934 pump (spare pump wired and plumbed in situ) or an auxiliary foot pump. System includes Jabsco1L accumulator Model 30573-0000 and dual filtration.
  • A Sensus 62015C volumetric meter (2014) measures water consumed
  • Heads: Master – Raritan Atlantes A5F12 can discharge into holding tank or directly overboard. Guest – Sealand Vacuuflush Model 1006 discharges into own holding tank
  • Air Vents: There are two air vents on the foredeck, the port one providing air to the master cabin and the starboard one to the guest cabin
  • Solar Air Vents: There are two solar air vents located in the saloon, two in the PilotHouse and one in guest head
  • Washing Machine / Dryer: Splendide 2000 Model WD802M
  • Vacuum Cleaners: 110V house unit and 12 V Shopvac unit
  • Bathroom scales: Felix Onore (2010)
  • BBQ: Custom-built stainless steel (2010), cockpit mounted with Stamoid cover utilising same LPG tanks as Stove
  • Scanner / Copier: Canon Canoscan LiDE 30
  • Label Maker: Brother Model PT-65
  • Dehumidifyer: Philco PDH-520HB (2013) 320W, free standing with Stamoid storage cover
  • Safe: Hidden, combination locked
  • Flags: Comprehensive set of country flags including Q, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, New Zealand
  • Chairs: 2 x cockpit plastic chairs, 1 x cockpit small folding table, 4 x folding deck chairs
  • Passarelle: Custom made with remote control for operation from boom winch
  • Mosquito proofing: Custom screens on PilotHouse doors, both doors to master cabin (2014) and six saloon windows (2014)
  • Shopping Trolley: 1 (2014)
  • Heavy duty trolley: 1 collapsible
  • Fender Boards: 1 large plank which can also be used as gang plank plus 2 smaller boards
  • Fenders: 2 x large round Hercules, 2 x very long, 1 x “fat boy”, 7 x regular shape large. All with covers. Several smaller fenders for RHIBs
  • Fender tyres: 4 x car tyres set up for immediate use as fenders for tough conditions
  • Tools: Extensive selection of power and hand tools mostly listed in Inventory Manual
  • Spare Parts: Extensive selection listed in Inventory Manual
  • Chandlery: Extensive selection of most imaginable items
The combo washer / dryer is inset in the stairway leading from the pilothouse to the guest cabin. The deep freeze is located just forward and out of picture

Rigging and Canvas Covers
  • Canvas covers for Nautica tender, cockpit sun awning, boat deck winch, boom winches, engine room vents and vents in smokestack. Full waterproof cover for deck and topsides custom designed and built in 2008 using Wolmix pvc coated polyester
  • Sun shade covers for PilotHouse windshield and saloon windows
  • 4 x custom made Stomoid large volume deck storage bags (in addition to four fixed waterproof GRP storage boxes)

Please contact owner Laurie Cranfield - or tel: +64 21 939440 for pricing and answers to questions.