Submitted by CMB on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:23
Nordship 430 DS Classic
Nordship 430 DS Classic
Nordship 430 DS Classic
Nordship 430 DS Classic
53,00 m2
38,00 m2
Fresh water tank
Fuel tank
Keel weight
The boat

The 430 Classic was originally conceived by an owner who wanted even more interior volume than he had in his 430DS. It’s a fine example of how we can customise our yachts for our customers and we now offer the 430 Classic for those who want even more interior space to make their dreams come true.

We extended the deck and joined the split cockpit into one long, spacious centre cockpit; we also redesigned the interior around the owner’s other request, a hydraulic lifting keel. The lifting keel also required the single deep spade rudder to be replaced by twin rudders, allowing the yacht to dry out on her bottom.

The modern counter transom of the 430DS is replaced by a classic vertical transom with a built-in, fold-down bathing platform. The vertical transom increases the yacht’s interior volume considerably, enabling us to bring the galley neatly under the cockpit and still retain a vast, full-beam aft cabin and a snug area below the opposite side of the cockpit. The raised, J-shaped saloon seating can conceal a lifting keel mechanism seamlessly, while still retaining the excellent views from the saloon and navigation station.

In the original 430 Classic, the aft cabin was for guests and the forward area of the yacht was dedicated to the owner: a huge suite in the forepeak with an island double berth, plus separate toilet and shower compartments, both en suite. That interior design worked extremely well, but like all Nordships, the interior of the 430 Classic can be fully customised to your exact requirements.

Building process

Better build 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.

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.


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.

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.

Sailing properties

Excellent 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. Of course our hulls need high volume inside to make your life on board comfortable and hold all of the equipment you need for extended cruising, but though 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.

Hand build

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.

hand build with care