Volvo Penta D2-60, 4 cyl. 44 kw, 60 hk
Drive type
Saildrive - 18" propeller
Top speed
16 knots, 2900 rpm
Cruising speed
13 knots, 2500 rpm
Fresh water tank
Fuel tank
Max passengers
Designed by
Børge Quorning

Nordic Cruiser

Every Nordic Cruiser is built to order for her owner. This gives you the ability to customise your boat, whether you want to change the layout or just something as simple as choosing a different helm seat or steering wheel, the choice is yours. As standard she is designed for sociable cruising. A long open cockpit provides a friendly atmosphere whether you’re motoring, moored or anchored. At rest, both helm and navigator seats can swivel, allowing everyone to sit facing the large fold-out table. There is also the option of extra picnic stools – which stow neatly beneath the gunwales – to increase the seating when more friends arrive. The table neatly conceals the engine and also provides outboard-facing seating when folded. In front of the navigator’s seat, there is the option of a pull-out galley complete with a single-burner stove and a stainless-steel sink with a tap. Beneath the seat, you can choose a drawer fridge to add a little more luxury to your cruising.

Her walk-through transom provides easy access when moored stern-to, and steps on either side make it simple to alight from alongside berths, too. She also comes with a full cockpit canopy as standard, increasing the sheltered living space to make your cruising more enjoyable, whatever the weather.
Down below, she offers sitting headroom and there’s a vee berth for two, which is more than 2.10m (7ft) long. Under the seats there is an abundance of storage space and an area dedicated to a portable toilet.

*Electric options are available 

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Nordic Cruiser cockpit
An ideal interior

Heating and outlets can be added to the interior and cockpit to extend your cruising season, allowing you to get more from your boat.

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Nordic Cruiser cabin
An ideal interior

She offers snug shelter and overnight accommodation in her comfortable cabin. With seats on either side and the options of backrests and a removable table, she can provide cosy nights and privacy below deck.  An infill between the forward seats makes a 2.10m (7ft) long vee berth for two when required, while still leaving the aft seats free. 

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Nordic Cruiser bimini
An ideal interior

The cockpit can be fully enclosed by the addition of sides to the removable bimini, which attaches to the forward canopy. 

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A Nordship deck saloon being build
Building process

We use a fibreglass hull because it is stronger, lighter and more hardwearing than wood. Seeing her on the water, however, you’d be forgiven for thinking she’s a classic motor launch from a bygone era. 

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Nordic Cruiser - Teak Deck
Building process

The visible fibreglass is discreet and doesn’t detract from her brightwork or the allure of the onboard joinery. From the delightful pull-out galley that can be fashioned to take the items you want, to the thick hand-laid teak deck, the same craftsmen work to create a Nordic Cruiser as create our biggest custom-built yachts at True Boat Builders.  

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Nordic Cruiser materials
Building process

Just because she is smaller, it doesn’t mean we compromise on quality. We use the same fine materials on our Nordic Cruisers as we do on all the boats that we build here at True Boat Builders.

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Interior of a Nordship 360 deck saloon
Building process

The interior layout is tailored to your personal design. We can incorporate your ideas into one of our recommended layouts, or you can have the interior modified in any way that best suits you.

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Nordic Cruiser at sea
Sailing qualities

She uses a saildrive as it is quieter and gives less vibration than a conventional shaft drive arrangement. Using a saildrive means we can protect the drive leg with a skeg, and the horizontal driveshaft gives a flatter ride at speed.

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Nordic Cruiser at sea
Sailing qualities

The Nordic Cruiser has a semi-displacement hull with a fine entry, deep forefoot and flared upper bow sections. These work together to give her a comfortable and dry ride along with excellent fuel economy.

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Nordic Cruiser at sea
Sailing qualities

She has a cruising speed of 11-12 knots and a maximum of around 15 knots, depending on the engine choice – electric propulsion is also available.

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Nordic Cruiser cuts cleanly through the water
Safety assured

From her sea-kindly hull shape that cuts cleanly through the water to the skeg protecting the propeller, she is designed to give you confidence in her abilities and keep you cruising for longer.

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Nordic Cruiser wind shield
Safety assured

Everything on a Nordic Cruiser is built to last and to give you the feeling of safety and the greatest assurance in your boat.