We Love Nordhavns

First Forty – The first 40′ Nordhavn ever built specifically for Frank Durksen Sr.

We know Nordhavns when it comes to brokerage trawlers.

We sell many brokerage Nordhavns every year!

We have first-hand extensive knowledge of Nordhavn trawlers. Our founder, Frank Durksen Sr., saw his first Nordhavn 46 when it stopped at an Anacortes fuel dock on its way to Alaska in 1992. It was truly “love at first sight.” He had never seen another boat like it before. Beautiful yet seaworthy, and perfect in every way. “I remember thinking, this is what all boats should look like” said Frank.  Soon after that, Frank became the owner of his own Nordhavn 46′ “Hermanita” (1991 #26 a rare twin engine flybridge model now named “Tenacity”).  In the years that followed Frank became the unofficial “Northwest Representative” for Nordhavn selling a number of the new boats he had come to love.

On building “First Forty” (FULL STORY HERE):  
When Frank Durksen Sr. heard that PAE was designing the Nordhavn 40′ he wanted to be the very first owner. Going through the building process in 1999 of his “First Forty,” allowed Frank to gain unprecedented knowledge on all phases of the build, from the original tank testing, plug cutting, mold making  through construction, launching, commissioning, and finally enjoying Nordhavn 40 #1. “First Forty” was launched December 24, 1999.

By personally experiencing Nordhavn construction from start to finish, owning Nordhavns, and having sold many used and new Nordhavns, we KNOW the quality, craftsmanship, and capabilities of these fine trawlers.

If you are considering ordering and building a new Nordhavn, put Frank on your team to be your personal representative.  He will work for you with the factory to get the yacht you want.  His experience will be working for you from the beginning planning, to the ordering and for the delivery and beyond.

We have several of these rugged passagemakers listed for sale as brokerage boats, as well as many buyers looking to own a true classic with timeless appeal.  You can view full detailed listings and photographs on the “Yachts For Sale” & “Co-Brokerage” sections of our website.

If you want your Nordhavn or Passage Making Trawler sold fast give us a call today!

Unlike new boat dealers who steer clients towards purchasing new yachts so they can reduce their inventory or keep their factories working, At Yacht Finders International YOUR yacht comes first. Whether it is a Nordhavn, Krogen, Selene, Grand Banks, Northern Marine, Custom Trawler, or any other quality trawler or power yacht, we work for YOU to get YOUR yacht sold!