Many draft options, lifting-keels, twin keels and double rudder.

Fresh water tank
Fuel tank

570 DS Custom Line

The Nordship 570 DS can be custom built to be your perfect long-distance offshore deck saloon yacht. Whether you sail as a couple, with a professional skipper and crew, perhaps you would like to offer skippered charters or sail with your family and friends, the 570 DS can offer personalisation, quality and comfort in abundance. We know how to personalise yachts for their owners, we have been custom-building for decades and with a 17m hull, we can offer you more space than ever before. The cockpit is large and as well as being practically laid out to make it easy to sail a yacht of this size, and the forward seating provides a comfortable al fresco dining area for up to 10 guests.

The 570 DS has been designed to be easy to handle and simple to sail. Although she is 57ft (17m) she can be sailed like a yacht 20ft smaller using modern, well-proven sail handling technology. She is designed with twin rudders to give her a great feel on the helm, being easy to steer and responsive, making her enjoyable to the helm. Should you prefer a rudder with a skeg, or a single spade rudder, you can have that instead. We also offer several different keel configurations depending on your cruising aspirations. No part of the yacht can’t be customised. We have added hull windows, extended cockpits and converted our yachts from twin wheels to single wheel for our owners.

A few steps down, through the companionway, the raised deck saloon offers any number of layouts to takes advantage of the panoramic views through the large wraparound windows. This area could be devoted to entertaining and relaxation, creating a vast social space to be used whatever the weather. Alternatively, this can be the focus of life on board with the galley located here to make the most of social living and entertaining. If you’d rather the galley were less visible and more usable while ocean cruising then it can be located in the spacious walkway between the saloon and the sumptuous full-beam owner's suite aft. If, as the owner, you’d prefer more privacy and less noise from those in the galley, then it can be located forward of the saloon. We don’t tell you where your galley should be, we believe you should be able to choose the location you want.

We don’t tell you how many berths there should be, or where you should locate them. As always, we are on hand to guide and advise you how to get the best from the space available but you can choose to have king- or queen-sized double berths, vee, twin, bunk or Pullman single berths. Perhaps an office or study with an occasional Pullman berth would suit your needs. You can have crew cabins, navigation nooks, secluded snugs or dainty dinettes.

You can come to us with a complete idea or just some thoughts about how you’d like your new deck saloon yacht to serve you and we can do the rest. We can incorporate your ideas from a lifetime of cruising, or you can take our suggestions and adapt them.


Design: Buchwald/Borghegn

The process

Discover your needs

You will probably have some ideas about what you want in and from your new Nordship. Start by making a list, whether it’s on paper or in note form on your phone and keep adding items as you think of them. Take time to think about what you want your yacht to achieve, a list of the things you must have, and those you’d like to have. Also consider what you do not want. Keep going back to the list and see what priority you hold for your ideas. The list can be as long or as short as you want it to be. We will be led by you, but our experience and knowledge are at your disposal. Also, add to the list any questions you have, anything you’re uncertain of about.

Meeting at the yard

Once you have your list and you’re happy with it, we’d like to invite you to our yard in Lunderskov, Denmark to meet with our designers and the project manager, as well as meet the people who will be building your new yacht. While you’re with us we’ll discuss your list, answer your questions and use this information to suggest some suitable sizes, styles and designs for your new yacht. We are here to help, suggest and guide you to ensure you make the right decisions. You may want something specific on board, we’ll use our decades of design and boatbuilding experience to work towards a solution you are happy with. Any decision is always yours. Once you are happy and we have everything we need, we’ll ask for a small deposit to proceed to the sketching stage.


From our meeting in Lunderskov, we’ll have a good idea of how best to fully realise your ideas in a Nordship. Our designers will work on sketches of your new boat, using the design parameters you have set us, putting onto paper ideas of what you want your new yacht to achieve. If, after our initial meeting, you have changed your vision or priorities, we can incorporate these in the sketches with enough notice. The sketches will show the main lines of the exterior, interior layout options, and styling ideas of your new Nordship.


Once we are happy with the sketches we’ll meet with you and present them. We’ll discuss the sketches in detail, work towards improving what you like and altering anything about the design that you would like us to change. At this stage, you can still make changes that can be incorporated into the final design. Also, during this meeting we’ll discuss what the basic specification of your yacht will be, as well as the equipment you’d like on board, either at launch or in the future. This will help us work toward an efficient hull shape with the correct load-bearing capacity.

Price and delivery

With the sketches approved and your ideas on paper, you’ll have a clear vision of how your new yacht will look. We’ll also have the specific layout you want from your new yacht, as well as her size.
Knowing these enables us to give you both an estimate of the price and a delivery schedule for your new Nordship.


Once you have accepted the price and delivery schedule, we’ll present you with the contract. The contact will be between you and Nordship. Once we’ve received the signed contract we can start with the creation of your new and unique yacht.

Technical drawings

With the contract signed, our team of experienced designers will start creating the construction drawings and doing the structural calculations that are needed to make the more detailed design plans that our craftsmen will work from. You’ll be able to see the construction drawings at any point to ensure you are getting exactly what you want.


This is where your dream becomes a reality. Throughout the build process we will stay in close contact with you, sending you photographs of the build, discussing details. We know through our experience of building custom yachts that ideas can evolve, so we keep you informed at every step of the process. You are also welcome to visit the yard at any point during the build process to see and discuss the project with our team.


The day we’ve all been working towards has arrived; when you take delivery of your new Nordship Custom Line yacht. We will give you a thorough handover of your yacht, go through all of the yacht’s systems and service points, and explain best practice for things like reefing and sail handling as well as for the mechanical aspects of your yacht. We’ll make sure you’re completely satisfied before leaving you to spend your first night on board. No doubt in the morning you’ll have more questions and, as always, we are here to help you in any way we can.