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.