The skipper’s “office” is ship-like, with triple monitors, forward-raked tempered glass windshields, and a large dedicated
navigation table (left) with flat chart storage.
The salty look is attractive, but more important,
the aft wheelhouse puts the crew in a comfortable
(and dry) location in big seas, it creates an immense
flush foredeck, and that, in turn, allows for spacious
A famous yachtsman once gave the designer
of his new yacht a simple charter: “Drinks six, eats
four, sleeps two.” The Nordhavn 63 follows that
same “less is more” philosophy, at least when it
comes to guests.
The master stateroom is a liveaboard suite, while the
guest cabin forward is of a size that would be called the
master on most yachts. There is a single-berthed crew
cabin tucked near the engine room, and there is also a
self-contained captain’s cabin just aft of the pilothouse,
complete with head and shower.
This arrangement is perfect for the owners of Silver
Spray. They wanted a transoceanic yacht that could
be easily handled by a couple, yet have room to carry
guests or kids when needed and even a captain (or a
pilot, if in strange waters).