The Nordhavn 96 bridges the gap between the Nordhavn 86 and our Nordhavn 120-foot megayacht. Lacey Kay has mega-yacht styling, luxury, and the capability to travel the world, all within a manageable 30 metres. The owners of this yacht previously owned a Nordhavn 76, which has exceptional global-cruising capabilities. The client wanted a boat that could host more friends and family, with added interior and exterior entertaining areas, an additional VIP stateroom for guests, and an enhanced Master Suite. Jeff Leishman and his team created a world-class cruising vessel of exceptional quality and capability, with a luxurious interior that mimics those of mega yachts for the highest level of comfort imaginable, no matter how remote their itinerary.Nordhavn’s favourite aspect of the project was achieving the owners’ desires for an upper-level master suite spanning the full deck’s width, including a private, walk-out aft deck/balcony; and a full-width VIP guest cabin forward. The heavy full displacement hull has a sea kindly motion and stability to maintain comfort in even the roughest conditions that the yacht will routinely encounter. The added range will allow extended cruising time in the most remote areas of the world with concern for fuel. The yacht’s hull design, combined with the lush interior, means staying on board for any length of time under any conditions is a pure pleasure.
It is important to recognize how much design and thought goes into the creation of a semi-custom/custom yacht. There are so many aspects to consider from the capability and safety of the boat, to meeting the owners’ specific criteria and making sure engineering and aesthetics harmonize with each other.