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Van Dam Nordia 55 Cruiser

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Van Dam Nordia 55 Cruiser (2005) - Sold

The legendary Royal Van Dam Nordia shipyard built this very successful series of 55 footers. This beautiful, fast and very stable aluminium blue water cruising yacht is of the highest quality. She performs excellently under sail and is easy to handle due to her fully hydraulic furling systems and winches.

She has fantastic wide teak decks and looks very sleek without her canopy. There is a big, bright centre cockpit with great vision. She has very high stanchions, custom davits for her rib and a wide bathing platform allowing easy entry at any time. There is a large forepeak with ample storage and crash bulkhead.

Inside, she is fully air-conditioned and centrally heated. The interior joinery is in warm, American cherry, beautifully handcrafted as the Dutch can, with a high level of finishing details. Light floods in through the big port lights in the main saloon. There is a nice, traditional nav station and the galley is just abundant. The work surface is in marble, the cooker is electric and custom built by Nordia, with a ceramic top, full size fan assisted oven and microwave. There is a huge deep freeze and proper sized fridge. There’s lots of storage, a double sink and a full-size washer/dryer.

The passage through the large galley leads into the owner’s stateroom: an enormous double cabin with two seating areas, several wardrobes and mirrored cupboards. It’s a lovely place to spend time. Adjacent is a large ensuite bathroom with a separate shower stall, beautifully done and very spacious.

Back through the galley we find Nordia’s signature engine room, which looks more like an operating theatre. All systems are of the best quality and easily accessible. She has got a Perkins M135 main engine, an Onan generator, a water maker and extensive power pack.

A huge amount of work has been done on sound deadening, which makes these boats amazingly quiet.

Going forward through the main saloon, there’s a little lobby, with beautifully curved doors, that leads into the two guest cabins offering four births. These cabins share a large head with again a separate shower stall.

The Nordia 55 is a very secure boat in every way, sailing in ultimate comfort and safety due to her solid construction. Elegance, top comfort and proven Atlantic seaworthiness, offering unique live-a-board comfort and excellent sailing.


Ocean class A. Aluminium alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083). Displacement 28T



Brand: Van Dam Nordia

Model: 55 Cruiser

Engine: Perkins Sabre M135 (about 900 hours original)

Category: Sailing yacht

Year built: 2005

Material: Aluminium

Length: 17.30 m

Beam: 4.70 m

Draught: 240 cm

Variable draught: No

Headroom inside: 200 cm

Sleeping capacity: 6 fixed, 2 extra

Country: Netherlands


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction

The welding work is X-RAYED according to the rules of the Classification Societies.

Hull. 6mm Aluminium Alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083)

Deck. 5mm Aluminium Alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083). 50mm x 15mm teak planking.

Cockpit. 5mm Aluminium Alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083).

Cockpit floor and seats. 50mm x 15mm teak planking.

Cockpit table. Custom built in varnished teak.

Superstructure. 5mm Aluminium Alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083).

Hull fittings. Ball valves Lloyds approved.

Ballast. 8t. Lead integrated in air and watertight keel compartments.

11 x Portlights. Lewmar opening portholes with insect screens.

5 x Gebo Boomsma fixed superstructure windows.

2 x Gebo Boomsma opening superstructure windows.


Paintings and Coatings

Joinery: 2-component with satin-gloss finish.

Exterior woodwork: 2-component with high-gloss finish.

Hull inside: 2-component polyurethane coatings.

Topsides, etc.: 2-component epoxy, finished with high-gloss polyurethane.

Below waterline: 2-component epoxy-colturite; 2 coats of copper free antifouling.



Headroom: 200 cm

Berths: Fixed: 6 Extra: 2

Cherry joinery and dark blue upholstery.

Interior hardware. Gold plated (Edelmessing maintenance free.)

Kitchen dress top. Granite Labrador light.



Siemens ceramic and electrical oven.

Custom integrated 24V extractor hood.

Refrigerator. Frigoboat 125 L.

Freezer. Custom built 100L., with stainless steel lined interior. Dual thermostat can also be used as refrigerator.

Siemens washer/dryer combination.

Twin stainless steel kitchen sink.

Grohe hot/cold kitchen faucet.

Custom made Perspex holders to fit crockery.

Custom made velvet holders to fit cutlery.



2 x Showers

Rheinstrom manual operated toilets.

Alape oval shape wash bacins.

Grohe hot/cold mix faucets.

Deck Shower. Hot/cold near the transom platform.

Grohe hot/cold shower mix faucets.

Shower floors. Teak grating.


Heating, Air conditioning & Ventilation

Eberspacher D5LC central heating system.

Electric engine room ventilator

6 x stainless steel dorades.

Air conditioning. 1 x Clima system with central compressor and fancoils per cabin.



Brand: Perkins Sabre 6 Cylinder

Type: M135,

Power: 99kw - 135hp;

Engine hours 900 @ May 2021.

Custom built vibration dampers.

Double flexible coupling between the gear box and propeller shaft.

Wet exhaust with a Halyard waterlock/silencer.

1 Morse, single lever control.

Perkins Sabre engine controls- start/stop button; revolution counter; hour counter; gauges; warning lights and alarms for high coolant temperature and low oil pressure.

Fuel filter system. 1 x Separ switch-over duplex filter-water separators; 1 x De-bug filter.


Propulsion & Steering

1 x Fixed 3 bladed skew-back Nibral propeller.

1 x Closed oil-bath shaft system with self-centring radial bearing and axial thrust bearing.

Custom made wire steering system.

Wheel disengagement unit.

Steering wheel brake.

Emergency tiller

Rheinstrom Electric bowthruster. 9kW/12hp.


Voltage Systems

Double-wire-insulated 24V-DC and 230V-AC system.

Materials are approved for sea going ship use. 24V and 230V wires mounted in individual cable tracks.

Siemens automatic double pole circuit-breakers.


Battery Banks

Mastervolt maintenance free gel batteries.

1 x Service set 24V – 600A.

1 x Start set 24V – 200A.


Battery Chargers

Mastervolt bipolar alternator 24V – 75A.

Mastervolt battery chargers 24V -100A.



1 x Perkins bipolar alternator 24V – 55A.



1 x Onan MDKAV generator set 230V – 13,5kW (Above standard).

Generator Hours: 900 at may 2021.



In cockpit

Suunto, integrated in Whitlock Premiere pedestral.

Autopilot. 1 x Raymarine ST7001 with Whitlock 1⁄4 HP drive unit.

Echo sounder. 1 x Raymarine ST60.

Log/Speed. 1 x Raymarine ST60.

ST60 Wind system, complete with wind transducer.

ST60 Raymarine ST60 Close hauled/VMG instrument.

Radar/Chartplotter. 1 x Furuno Navnet 1834C colour display.


Nav station

GPS. 1 x Furuno GP-32, interfaced with Autopilot and Radar.

1 x Furuno Navtex NX-300

Repeater. 1 x Raymarine ST60 multi function display.


Communications Equipment

1 x VHF Telephone. Furuno FM-2721 in nav station and cockpit

Iridium Satellite telephone



Mast and boom: HallSpars, aluminium alloy.

Reefing: 2 x Reckmann hydraulic in mast furling system.

Boomvang: Hallspars mechanical.

Spinnakerpole: Hallspars, aluminium.

Standing rigging: Stainless steel 1x19 wire 12mm. Head and cutter stay rod.

Genoa furl: Reckmann hydraulic furl.

Backstay tension. Barbarossa mechanical.

Halyards and sheets: Marlow.

Tracks and hardware: Lewmar Synchro sz 3.

Hydraulic power pack: Lewmar Hydraulic Commander, with 5 operating functions.



Sheet winches. 2 x Lewmar 64 CHST hydraulic Genoa winches; 1 x Lewmar 44 CST main sheet winch. 2 x Lewmar 48 CST staysail sheet winches.

Halyard winches. 2 x Lewmar 44 CST hand winches; 1 x Anderson spinnaker line driver.



Hood woven polyester.

Furling main sail.

Furling Genoa

Furling staysail

1 x MP-Spinnaker with squeezer.


Deck equipment



Emergency tiller

Fog horn. Air compressor foghorn mounted on mast.

Guard rail. 20 x Stanchions, custom built of high gloss polished stainless steel tube, 70 cm (28”) high. Pull and pushpit, custom made of high gloss polished stainless steel tube. Teak covered seats in pushpit.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

2 x Chain roll fitting each with a large nylon roll welded in the stern construction.

Lewmar 3000 electrical driven chainwheel-capstan head anchor windlass.

CQR Anchors each 75 lbs.

Chain of 80m–10mm.

Nylon warp of 80m–18mm.

Mooring cleats, aluminum.

Mooring line fairleads.

Deltaflex mooring lines 18mm, each 20m.



Tender & Outboard:

AB RIB 2019 and Tohatsu 9.8hp 2 stroke outboard.



Fire-fighting equipment: 1 x Fire fighting system of CO2 extinguishers, remote operated from outside the engine room.

4 x Fire extinguishers elsewhere

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