Castella is a beautiful well kept offshore trawler that is turn key in every way. if you are looking for a safe, stable, capable offshore cruiser with zero limitations then take a look at this amazing vessel.
Nordhavn's goal was to demonstrate that even the smallest boat in its fleet was a safe and seaworthy passagemaker, so upon its launch the 40 circumnavigated the world. Twenty-six weeks after its departure, it completed a 23,000-nautical-mile voyage. And during that very extended shakedown cruise, the boat’s systems and accommodations were rigorously evaluated. Since that time, the 40 has been continuously refined and improved. Today, it has a reputation as one of the most stalwart long-distance cruisers in its size range.
Powered by a Lugger 105hp with a dry exhaust system, the Nordhavn 40 has a range of about 2,400 nautical miles running at seven knots. The boat comes with a wing engine, too, which you can use as a get-home power plant if you have trouble with the main. It has its own shaft and fuel supply, and will push the boat at 4.5 knots.
Propulsion lives in an immaculate engine room, the hallmark of a Nordhavn, where features like a molded fiberglass floor, neat wire runs and a manual bilge pump (a back-up to the electric units) mounted on a shining piece of stainless steel call attention to the builder’s pride in workmanship. There are also gravity-fed fuel tanks, an oil change system, and oversized fuel filters.
The captain navigates from the pilothouse, which is set up for serious cruising with features like reverse-angle windows to cut down on glare, and plenty of room for a suite of electronics. There’s also a folding chart table and a big settee with fold-out cushion behind it that's large enough to accommodate a person who wants to nap before taking a turn at a night watch.