PARASANG is hull 36 (out of 83) and was delivered to her original owners in 1994. She has made several ocean voyages throughout the years, including passages from San Diego to Hawaii, and Hawaii to Singapore in 2011. Purchased in Singapore, October 2011, she was immediately sailed to Langkawi Is. Malaysia with plans to cruise the Australian Kimberleys, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The birth of a baby daughter in 2013 reversed the decision to cruise full time for the present owner, and so the vessel has been used for various runs between Malaysia and Thailand during the last few years for scuba diving and fishing adventures in the pristine South East Asian waters. Reluctantly, the owner is now offering his passage-maker for sale as his personal commitments preclude ardent cruising. PARASANG now awaits the start of the next chapter in her life, and represents a golden opportunity to own an ocean capable vessel at reasonable cost, in an inviting cruising local.
This vessel is a great example of a ‘Keep-it-simple’ passagemaker. By using rudimentary and redundant systems, (i.e. stabilization by paravanes) this vessel inspires confidence offshore.
The list of upgrades to the vessel, and equipment included in the sale are impressive. The vessel has been professionally maintained since 2011, with particular attention to the main vessel systems. 900 man-hours of interior teak work was done, as well as the below-waterline hull professionally re-glassed, hull repainted, non-skid decks repainted, and rails glassed for extra water protection. As you read on below, you will continue to see many examples of the additional investment put into this vessel over the years, and all will benefit her next owner.
PARASANG features the master stateroom midships layout (Plan A arrangement) with a large walk around island berth. A centerline companionway leading from the salon provides entry into the master stateroom, and divides the lower level with a head to starboard (with accompanying shower) and the master island berth to port.
The salon and galley offer a large gathering area with the choice of going forward by stepping up to the pilothouse to take command or stepping down to the lower level with staterooms, heads and engine room access.
This standard Nordhavn 46 arrangement also affords a forward stairway to the guest and master staterooms from the pilothouse. A Pompanette helm chair takes pride of place while providing comfortable operations underway. The pilothouse is fronted by the Portuguese bridge which grants you entry to the foredeck or you can head aft along the port side to reach the boat deck where the ships tender is secured.
Arriving by dinghy you will appreciate the custom-made swim platform and diving ladder. At a marina, you can enter the vessel from the starboard-side hull door, located amidships.
ACCOMMODATIONS and LAYOUT
Entering the salon through the aft sliding door from the cockpit you are welcomed by a large living area that merges the salon aft with the galley forward. Her custom reverse L-shaped settee to port has a teak table for dining and faces bench-style seating with a flat screen TV to starboard.
The galley is situated on the port side with the grey Surrell counters creating a generous surface for meal preparations at anchor, or at sea. The galley stove has been upgraded to a 3-burner, Force-10 propane stove, and has Norcold door-style refrigerator/freezer and Princess 1100 watt microwave.
There are steps that descend to the lower level staterooms, just starboard of centerline. Another flight of stairs ascend to the pilothouse on the starboard side. The lower steps lead to the master stateroom which features a large island berth to port, and head to starboard. The guest cabin (situated forward) can also be accessed through the master cabin, which is a bonus feature of this layout. The guest stateroom is generally accessed from the pilothouse stairs running down the starboard side, to a landing area that has doors to both the master cabin and the guest cabins.
The heavy-duty Splendide combo clothes washer/dryer is located in the pilothouse stairwell.
Arriving in the pilothouse you will notice a professional-grade Pompanette helm-chair which is actually rare on a N46. The pilothouse has a settee with table aft and a watch berth behind that. There are two doors that lead to the outside decks.
From the cockpit, you can go forward along the starboard side, under a covered side deck, up to the pilothouse and continuing into the Portuguese bridge. PARASANG’s foredeck has a spacious feel to it, open and uncluttered, which simplifies anchoring.
The boat deck is accessed from the port side of the Portuguese bridge and this is where you will find the new APIS tender. You can also step up to the pilothouse roof where the myriad of antennas and life raft are mounted.
The main salon is inviting and cozy, with great views of your surroundings and offers a wide selection of places to sit; and a large teak table for dining. This is an ideal place to gather whether underway or at anchor. On the starboard side, there is a small built-in bench-style settee. This settee could be used as a sea-berth for a crew member while underway, if desired. A large flat screen monitor is located above this settee, affixed to the aft bulkhead. All occupants in the salon and the galley have a commanding view of the screen and outside surroundings. A vertical stainless-steel pole (support for the dinghy mast/boom) is positioned centerline, and provides a convenient hand-hold at sea.
The galley is a virtual extension of the salon as the dividing counter makes it easy to pass food to the table and whoever is doing the cooking is always a part of the conversation. Of course, there are plenty of lockers and drawers to store all of your cooking essentials.
MASTER STATEROOM – MIDSHIPS
PARASANG has a very spacious stateroom midships for the owners. Port lights, fans, and a functional design provide plenty of ventilation. The bulkheads are white laminate, ‘Herreshoff style” and create a light and airy feel, while the port hull side is lined with teak slats. The cabin soles are teak and spruce. A desk/bureau/dresser area (with several drawers and a mirror) is located on the after bulkhead, and on either side of the island berth sit bed-side cabinets (all in teak). The Berth is situated in a port-starboard (athwartships) orientation. A large bookcase lies above the bed, and the cabin has five storage lockers with louvered doors for better air flow. There is a large cedar-lined hanging locker on the port-forward corner, and a smaller one in the port aft corner. The master sleeps two on a comfortable inner-spring, cushion mattress.
A door forward, leads to the forward landing area providing access to the guest cabin, and up to the pilothouse. The master head is located on the starboard side of the cabin, with the head entrance being opposite the foot of the bed. You can close the hallway door in the salon area to isolate the master and master head as one suite.
MASTER HEAD – STARBOARD
The head is at the base of the steps that lead to the master, with the Head doorway on the starboard side.
The pilothouse on PARASANG is outfitted with a great assortment of the most popular cruising, navigation, and communications gear. There is a custom drop-down table on the port side which enables an additional charting area at sea, or quick access to the boat deck while at anchor.
There is a Pompanette helm chair behind the wheel, which is a bonus for this size of Nordhavn. This is a marvelous and practical location to take command of PARASANG, in complete comfort with full control.
The stainless-steel destroyer wheel is on centerline and the dash area includes Morse lever controls for the main and wing engines as well as an extensive array of navigation electronics including installations in the overhead. The visibility through the forward windows provides an excellent view of your cruising waters.
To port, the cabinetry houses the ships electrical breaker panel as well as the generator and wing engine start displays. The aft section has an athwartships settee with a teak table for “behind the
scenes” seating and a watch berth aft of the seating area. A wet locker resides at the starboard end of the settee. Another unique feature of this Nordhavn 46, is the ‘access hatch’ to the galley – ideal for passing snacks and beverages to the helm, while at sea.
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION – PILOTHOUSE EQUIPMENT
GUEST STATEROOM – FORWARD
The guest stateroom is located forward and may be accessed via the stairs leading down from the pilothouse, or via the master cabin through-way. The guest head is directly forward of the guest cabin and provides access to the anchor locker. There is one double bed to port and one bench-style settee to starboard, providing comfortable accommodation for two. The overhead hatches and portlights outboard allow plenty of light and ventilation. The varnished teak is beautifully balanced to feel rich and open. Numerous lockers provide a selection of storage options.
GUEST HEAD – forward
This head is also the access point to the anchor locker
The laundry appliance is located in the forward stairwell leading down from the pilothouse.
Access to the engine room on the 46 is accomplished in different ways depending upon the interior layout configuration. PARASANG (hull 4636) has a smaller door in the master shower which for most is the convenient and practical entry. Another popular choice is dropping down into the engine room, through the salon floor through a dedicated hatch. The engine room on the N46 is referred to as a ‘crawl around’ as you work your way aft around the engine on center. In the aft section of the engine room, the wing engine is to port and the generator to starboard. The starboard forward corner includes the fuel manifolds, water maker, fuel transfer pump and engine room air intake fan. Forward to port you have easy access to intake-strainers, the inverter, hot water heater and more.
MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
The Portuguese bridge creates a safety barrier in front of the pilothouse, making it safer to be outside when you are offshore. The bulwarks are tall and secure, and the feeling of security should not be underestimated. Especially at night, during an offshore transit, you can safely step outside, walk around, and take some fresh air, all from a safe and secure platform.
Moving through the Portuguese bridge door permits access to the foredeck, electric windlass, Delta anchor, and a large fiberglass (on deck) storage locker.
BOAT DECK, PILOTHOUSE ROOF AND SPARS
The APIS RIB with Tohatsu 9.8 HP 2 stroke is mounted on the starboard side of the boat deck. The mast is used to support the dry stack exhaust and the boom is used for deploying the tender. The mast has an assortment of nav/com antennas, as does the pilothouse roof. There are two paravane outriggers with full stabilization rigging attached.
COCKPIT AND SWIM PLATFORM
PARASANG has a traditional double entry to the vessel. One on the port-side cockpit, and the other on the starboard side midships. The cockpit has the non-skid fiberglass decking that extends forward along the starboard side deck. The swim platform is a custom stainless grid with teak planks that includes a hinged swim ladder. The platform is ideal for SCUBA diving and for getting in and out of the dinghy. The starboard side deck has an inboard stainless hand rail and is covered overhead. The port side encompasses the port side boarding door, ladder and hatch to the upper boat deck, and a folding fish cleaning table which can be utilized when in fishing mode. The cockpit space is also perfect for al fresco dining in a secluded anchorage when the opportunity arises.
In addition to easy access to the steering components there is convenient storage for extra gear. This machinery space is well organized for maximum utility.
CHRONICOLIGICAL LIST OF UPGRADES TO PARASANG:
(Improvements in excess of $135,000 USD)
As the potential new owner, take advantage of what this vessel offers. Enjoy it’s capabilities, it’s simplicity, and it’s existing set up for adventure, fishing and diving. Use the stout Yanmar wing engine to optimize trolling speed. Make use of the Rod holders in the guest cabin overhead, and unused tackle, spider line, and lures stowed in the chain locker. Insert a rod into the stainless-steel rod holder positioned on the boat deck to try your luck there, or employ the two Scotty down riggers with 12VDC controls, which can be operated from the cap rail. When you get a few bites, utilize the cockpit folding cleaning table to fillet a fresh entre, and then grill it to perfection on the Magma grill.
PARASANG is equipped with a 12VDC Powerdive double deck snorkel system powered from vessel batteries, and a Waveblade barnacle remover, also a 12VDC supplied device. You have the capability and equipment to clean your own hull, props and stern gear.
With almost universal consensus, the Nordhavn 46 is arguably the best-looking, and purposeful design drawn by Jeff Leishman at PAE. The N46 was the first Nordhavn design, and has accounted for more circumnavigations than any other production trawler in the world. Sister-ships are scattered in cruising waters across the globe.
PARASANG was built right in the middle of the Nordhavn 46 run providing PAE with valuable lessons-learned which were incorporated into hull 4636. She has been an exceptional cruising platform for all four vessel owners, and the current owner has gone to great lengths to upgrade her to keep her in sea-going readiness. If you are looking for an ideal world cruising trawler, no doubt you probably already know about this Nordhavn model. You’ll understand that the hull and deck have been constructed for ocean crossing and the Lugger diesel engines are built to last for tens of thousands of hours. The current engine hours reflect a seasoned vessel in her prime. Do not dismiss an older boat or be fooled by hours accumulated due to active use.
The cared-for condition, and upgraded equipment on PARASANG will provide you lasting reliability, and an opportunity to purchase an iconic, economical world cruiser.
EXCLUSIONS: Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct, but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to – Art, clock/barometer/hygrometer combo in salon, CD/DVD’s, shells, clothing, tools and some galley gear. All owners’ personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
DISCLAIMER: Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Details regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel have been obtained from sources believed reliable, but the owner and brokers cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or the condition of the vessel. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his/her agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.
This listing specification has been approved by the seller for accuracy. The photos, images and descriptive content are copyrighted by JMYS and may not be copied or used without specific written permission.
Please contact the listing broker, Andy Nemier, for additional information or to schedule a viewing appointment to inspect PARASANG. Phone: +61 466 914 123
About the listing brokers:
Andy is a CYBA Yacht and Ship Salesman with 37 years of professional offshore marine experience and has spent his entire life at sea. He has been in command of salvage operations, saturation diving operations, and commercial vessel deliveries world-wide. In 2016, Andy crossed over into Yacht and Ship Sales by joining the JMYS team, earning his CYBA License, and specializing in Long-range Trawlers. Andy and his wife Julie have owned their own Nordhavn 62 INFINITY since 2012, and are currently cruising the South Pacific while representing JMYS with international yacht sales.
Jeff Merrill, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) has extensive product knowledge of the trawler and motor yacht market and has been aboard the Nordhavn 46 PARASANG on multiple occasions. Jeff has a twenty-five-year history of building and selling cruising boats providing his clients with experience and product knowledge that he is happy to share. Jeff is a familiar face to YouTube viewers. This listing specification has been approved by the sellers for accuracy. The photos, images and descriptive content are copyrighted by JMYS and may not be copied or used without specific written permission. Please contact listing broker, Jeff Merrill, CPYB for additional information or to schedule a viewing appointment to inspect PARASANG
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