Kapowai is a Nordhavn 64, number 17 of that design built in 2010. We bought her in Sarasota (Longboat Key Moorings) in November 2014 and she sat there until the 22nd April 2015. On that date we sailed and this blog began.
66ft long, 21 ft beam and a draught of just under 7ft. Powered by a 400 HP MTU Series 60 diesel she cruises at 8 kts with a top speed (caps on backwards!!) – 10kts.
She has a 175 HP wing engine, two generators, water maker and all the fittings normal to a family home except the swimming pool is bigger, about 3000 miles bigger.
On the wheelhouse she has more electronics than the first 4 merchant ships I sailed on as a deck apprentice in 1977. That’s all of them together.
In port she is a lovely home, at anchor she is a revolving restaurant and at sea she is very lively. In the trade she is known as ‘stiff’, push her over and she whips straight back up again.
With a bow and stern thruster she is a delight to manoeuvre.
Like all her kind she has little problems, needs attention and hates neglect.
Please see: http://www.nordhavn.com/models/64 for the full specs.