Our Ship

Cassidy is a Nordhavn 40 long range passagemaker made by Pacific Asian Enterprises of Dana Point, CA.   She is hull number 40, produced in 2002 and was one of the last boats produced at the old Pacific Seacraft factory in Fullerton, CA before production was moved to China.  The boats produced at the factory in China are designated the "Mark II" model and have a few different features but the boats are largely the same.  

The Nordhavn 40 is a ballasted full-displacement cruiser capable of extended bluewater passages.   Theoretical range at 6 knots is almost 3500 nautical miles although in real world conditions and when moving at a more rapid "cruising speed" of 7 knots, range is somewhere less than that.

Entering the main cabin from the cockpit is a full-beam saloon with a curved dinette to starboard, seating to port, and the U-shaped galley forward.  The galley has 3 burner propane stove and oven, microwave, trash compactor, 2 basin sink, and separate refrigerator and freezer units.

Up four steps is the pilothouse with settee, teak table, and is the operational control center of the boat.  We have a full suite of modern marine electronics that allow for safe navigation and control of the boat.  Our autopilot is used to steer the boat almost exclusively except while docking and is far more competent at steering the boat than most humans.

Twin watertight doors lead from the pilothouse to the portuguese bridge and from there one can gain access to the foredeck and the boat deck.  We carry an 11' Boston Whaler as a primary tender and an 11' inflatable as a backup and when a lighter tender is needed for beach landings.  

Accommodations are composed of two staterooms, a large master with island queen bed forward, and amidships guest cabin to port with single bunks (the lower bunk extends to create a double berth).  There is a washer and dryer in the guest stateroom and access to the engineroom is through a watertight door from this area.  

A single Lugger 6 cylinder, 105 horsepower diesel provides a cruising speed of 7-8 knots.  She also has a 27 horsepower Yanmar wing engine and electric bow and stern thrusters.

Roll stabilization underway is provided either by active Naiad fin stabilzers or passive paravanes that can be deployed and towed from outrigger booms.

Electrical power away from the dock is produced by a 8kW Northern Lights generator and a 150 amp alternator on the main engine charging a roughly 1000 amp hour house battery bank.  We may add solar panels prior to heading into the tropics, although unshaded real estate on on the roof is fairly sparse with the antenna farm on the pilot house roof and all of the gear on the boat deck that we are carrying for extended cruising. 

Other machinery that we have onboard includes a compressor for filling SCUBA tanks and a reverse osmosis watermaker.  

Some key specificaitions:

LOA:  35'9"
LWL:  35'5"
Beam:  14'6"
Draft : 5'2"
Displacement:  50,000 lbs
Water Capacity 220 gals.
Fuel Capacity 920 gals.


The N40 is still in production by PAE/Nordhavn and there is a wealth of information available on their website:  http://www.nordhavn.com/models/40/



Port Interior
Port Interior
Starboard Interior
Starboard Interior