The Nordship 380 Deck Saloon

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Nordship 430 DS Classic interior design
Building process

The interior layout is tailored to your personal design. We can incorporate your ideas into one of our recommended layouts, or you can have the interior modified in any way that best suits you.

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A Nordship deck saloon being build
Building process

A Nordship yacht can be built to your exact requirements, even down whether you’d prefer to have a balsa or a Divinycell foam core in the hull to save weight and improve strength. Our semi-custom range gives owners free reign to get deeply involved with the design of their yacht, so before the gelcoat touches the mould you know you’ll have the right boat for you.

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High quality Nordship drawer craftet to perfection.
Building process

If you prefer even fewer constraints, our Custom Line gives you complete freedom to have the Nordship you’ve always wanted, built just for you. Whichever of our yachts you choose, she’ll be built with levels of passion and the craftsmanship that very few other yards can rival.

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Nordship Steelframe in the hull
Building process

To make our boats strong and spread the loads associated with the keel and rig, we use a substantial galvanized steel frame laminated into the hull. But we don’t stop there. Every piece of furniture, bulkhead or seat base that lies against the hull is laminated into position, increasing the hull’s strength and its rigidity.

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Nordship 380 DS Interior design
An ideal interior

The interior is another area where our yachts excel. Not only are they hand-crafted by highly experienced Danish craftsmen, we can tailor the interior to precisely suit your personal preferences: your choice of layout, your choice of wood, your choice of styling.

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Nordship 430 decks saloon interior design
An ideal interior

Our raised saloon in the centrepiece of all our yachts. The distinctive large coachroof windows give those inside a great view out, whichever direction they are facing and whatever the weather. You might want to shelter from the sun and its heat or seek warmth and refuge during a cold wet winter’s sail – either way, a Nordship saloon is a wonderful space to relax in.

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Owners cabin of a custom built Nordship
An ideal interior

Whether you’re on passage or in harbour, the aft cabin has remarkable living space for the size of yacht. Unlike most other shipyards, we don’t try to cram accommodation for four people under the cockpit. Instead, we give you and your partner space and privacy away from the rest of the crew, with your private en suite toilet and shower compartment available on most models.

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Nordship 380 deck saloon sailing a sunny day
Sailing qualities

Don’t be fooled into thinking that because our yachts were built for comfort using top-quality materials, they weren’t built to perform well too. The use of a high-aspect ratio rig with a moderate sail area and a sweetly balanced, easily driven hull form with a lead-bulb keel, all Nordship yachts are nimble and rewarding to sail with a healthy turn of speed.

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Nordship 380 Deck Saloon self-tacking jib system
Sailing qualities

We make sailing easier and more enjoyable by offering a self-tacking jib as standard. This complements the modern high aspect ratio rig perfectly, keeping loads easily manageable whether you’re on deck alone or sailing with a crew.

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Nordship 360 cockpit where the lines are right at your hands
Sailing qualities

All Nordships are designed around the wheel, so that the helmsman has all the lines from the mast and all sail controls within easy reach. It’s important to us that no lines are led to the aft edge of the coachroof, as they are on many other yachts. With that arrangement, when you’re behind the wheel you can almost guarantee the line that needs adjusting is the one furthest away.

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Nordship 360 teak cockpit
Safety assured

Our yachts are designed for offshore sailing and extended cruising, so they have to be safe and solidly built. The centre cockpit is deep and sheltered with high coamings that form comfortable and supportive backrests. We keep the forward part of the cockpit free from lines to ensure that children’s fingers won’t find a line or a winch by accident.

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Nordship 380 DS cockpit table
Safety assured

The forward part of the cockpit benefits from a large bar that supports the cockpit table: the table can be lifted off and stowed, clearing the cockpit but leaving the bracing bar to hold and lean on. The helmsman has all control lines, sheets and halyards to hand so it’s quick and simple to ease sheets and bear away without any need for assistance from the rest of the crew.

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Nordship 380DS safe sidedecks
Safety assured

You’ll rarely need to go leave the cockpit on a Nordship but when you do, our sidedecks are surrounded by reassuringly deep, teak-capped toerails and the raised coachroof offers good bracing and handholds en route to the foredeck.

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Down below and in shelter for the elements on a Nordship 380 deck saloon
Safety assured

Down below, you can move throughout the boat with ease using the numerous handholds that fall naturally to hand, on either tack. The deck saloon improves safety on board by reducing fatigue due to exposure to the elements.

Nordship oak craftsmanship

Premium European Oak

European Oak gets its name from the medieval Europe, also known as French Oak or English Oak. The timeless beauty of this type of oak compliments both contemporary and traditional spaces, revealing a feeling of warmth and elegance to any yacht.

Best quality mahogany

African Khaya Mahogany

The African Mahogany is a high-quality hardwood timber that lends itself to the finest cabinet making, furniture, and musical instruments. The Khaya Mahogany the standard Mahogany selections in all of our yachts due to its incredible resistance to wood-rot.

Teak deck

Pemium Quality teak

Our teak is First European Quality (FEQ) and EUTR compliant.