Nordic 40

This iconic Robert Perry design 1981 Nordic 40, the perfect blend of comfortable cruising and performance, is now for sale.

Her solid glass layup is up to 2 inches thick and she is fully insulated for cold climates with Alaskan waters in mind.

A beautiful teak fitout gives a light and modern appearance whilst maintaining her nautical charm and heritage.

She is heavily equipped to continue to any distant destination, with a replaced engine, good sails and updated electronics, plus safety equipment including Jordan Serial Drogue with dedicated chain plates.

Recent reviews emphasise the performance. The deep draft keel gives superior windward ability. This boat is both roomy and fast. A performance cruising yacht with a modified three-quarters keel and skeg-hung rudder.

For comfort, she carries ample water and fuel and is generous in storage. Ventilation is plentiful with large hatches and opening ports throughout.

Skye is now in Pittwater having sailed the Pacific. It is rare that we have this quality of boat arrive in our region.


Price: $155,000 AUD
Price Base: $155,000
Brand: Nordic
Model: 40
Length: 40.00 Feet
Year: 1981
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Kubota
Engine Type: Diesel
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Surveyed: March 2020
Stock Number: PWND403198
Designer : Robert Perry
Builder : Nordic Yachts (now Norstar)
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 450 ltrs in 2 tanks
Hull Construction Material : solid fibreglass
Hull Type : mono
Deck Construction Material : Balsa cored, with solid glass under deck hardware, through-bolted with backing plates. Bedded and through-bolted to an inward-turning hull flange.
Country Origin : USA
Length (feet) : 39.9 feet
Length (m) : 12.1 m
Length Waterline (m) : 9.9 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 12.5 feet
Draft (m) : 1.9 m
Keel/Ballast : 7,091 lb (3,216 kg)
Number of Helms : 1
Engine Notes : Immaculately presented and serviced engine with loads of spares onboard for long passagemaking safety. Very good access to all major areas.
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : 1 x 38hp Beta Marinised Kubota New 2011
Stroke : 4
Engine Hours : 1250
Horse Power (hp) : 38
Drive Type : Shaft
Engine Room : Prop - 3 blade 16 inch Maxprop from PYI, rebuilt in 2011. Steering - wheel with cable to quadrant.
Generator : none
Number of Batteries : 2 house of 200ah, 1 starting battery of 100ah, all AGM
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1 x 200ltr capacity diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 200
Propeller : 3 blade maxprop
Steering System : wheel
Bow Thruster : no
Stern Thruster : no
Accomodation Notes : Leather upholstery replaced in 2017 for all settee. On port side next to the entrance is the U shaped galley with double stainless steel sinks, a near new four burner gas stove and oven and a top loading refrigerator (new 2013). Opposite of the galley is the door to the quarter berth and the nav station. Forward of the galley is an L-shaped settee with a bulkhead-mounted, fold-down table, which can be extended to meet the starboard-side settee. Both settees double as sea berths. Forward of the saloon, to port, is a large head with a separate shower cabin. Opposite the head are more cabinets and storage, and in the bow there's the classic V-berth cabin. All interior is done in rich teak.
Number of Berths : 2 doubles (quarter berth and v berth, new cushions, flexima mattress) and 2 singles (settees in saloon)
Number of Showers : 1 separate shower stall which is rare for a boat this size.
Shower Type : Hot and cold pressure
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : manual Jabsco (new 2013)
Air Conditioning : none
Number of TVs : Axis smart TV with DVD player, new 2020
Holding Tank (L) : 1 x 100 ltr capacity
Galley Notes : A classic U-shaped kitchen, superb layout for ocean crossings with lots of storage space.
Stove : 2015 installed Force 10 gimballed Four burner stove with oven, NSW certified.
Refrigeration : All new (2013) Seafrost water or air cooled BDXP Marine refrigeration. The coolbox is 9.7 cubic feet with a divider in the middle.
Number of Sinks : Two deep stainless steel sinks, including foot pump and saltwater pump
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Dual radio/CD player with ipod/MP3 input and FM indoor antenna, two Poly Planar loudspeakers in the main cabin and two Poly Planar loudspeakers in the cockpit (all new 2010/2013)
Anchor / Winch : Windlass: Simpson-Lawrence Anchorman Power (1325lb max pull) Electric winch: Lewmar 40, 2-speed electric winch on topside cabin (halyard) Anchor: Manson Supreme 45LB (new 2012)
Bilge Pump : Whale bilge pump (1100 GPH) with solid state sensor-switch (no moving parts) (new 2012) Two manual bilge pumps (Guzzler 500's)
Deck Gear : The deck gear was replaced in 2001 with Antal Harken Traveler Lewmar self tailing winches (two 55, two 40, one 44) Cape Horn windvane, directly connected to the steering quadrant (new 2011)
Mast/Rigging : Garhauer Fixed boomvang (2012) Aluminium mast and boom, repainted in 2001. Goose-neck replaced in 2013. All standing rigging replaced except backstay (2015). New backstay turnbuckles and insulators (2020). New C420 Profurl Genoa furling system (2020) New main,Genoa,spinnaker and topping lift halyards (2020) New lazy jacks main sheet & traveller lines (2020)
Sail Inventory : Main (new in 2012) with one line reefing from cockpit. New Doyle jib (2014). Trysail for removable inner forestay. Cruising asymmetrical Spinnaker. Spare main.
Electrics : Three Ganz 40W semi flexible solar panels on the dodger and the cabin roof with a Genasun MPPT charge controller. (new 2012) 2021 - 2 x 100w solar panels on Bimini, with MPPT Charge Controller. Fourwinds II windgenerator, new hub and blades (2011) 100 Amp Balmar alternator (new 2011) with smart regulator (new 2014) Heart Interface Freedom 20 inverter/battery charger Heart Interface Link 2000 and a Westmarine battery combiner guarantee smooth running of the overall system.
Electronics Navigation : Furono Radar 821 with watchman functionality and alarm Raymarine ST60+ Sailing instruments (new in 2012) AIS receiver integrated in Standard Horizon VHF and linked to GPS (new in 2012) Autohelm 6000 autopilot Garmin GPS integrated with AIS receiver and with worldwide charts.
Dinghy : Zodiac 2.4m slat floor plus 2.5hp Honda 4 stroke, 2019
Safety Gear : Viking liferaft 4p. , new 2012 (Valise inside a cockpit locker) Jordan Serial Drogue, special chain plates for the drogue with G10 backing plates epoxied to the hull. Desert ship bag incl hand held GPS (2), hand held VHF (2) EPIRB GME MT6006, new 2012 Lifesling MOB including block and tackle MOB pole with horseshoe life ring, four fire extinguishers, dan bouy S.O.S marine.
Covers : Two Sunbrella sun covers. One providing shade from the mast aft, and a smaller one providing shade from the dodger aft. Sunbrella Wheel and Winch covers Dinghy cover (Sunbrella). Dodger cover replaced 2017. Bimini frame and cover including link cover to dodger (2018).
Ground Tackle : Main anchor: Manson Supreme 45 with 150ft 3/8 chain and 200ft of line (new 2018) Stern anchor is 25lb Danforth with 30ft of 3/8 chain and 200ft of line (incl markings) Spare anchor is 40lb Danforth.
Ice Maker : Ice cube trays on the plate
GPS : Garmin GPSMap 441 with global charts, integrated with AIS receiver
Has Navigation Lights : Yes, tricolor and running lights.
Radio : VHF: Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX 2100, includes AIS receiver. A second terminal in the cockpit. SSB/HF: Yaesu System 600, linked to PTC II pro modem with Pactor III license for weather and email. New Kiss groundplate Two battery operated handheld VHF in desert ship bag.
Number of Life Jackets : 5 self inflatable life jackets
Remarks : Outstanding bluewater cruising yacht
Vessel Name : SKYE
Anti-foul : February 2021