105′ Nordlund Flybridge Cockpit Motor Yacht

2015-06-10 001 002 C & V SURVEY

Condition & Valuation

Client:     Removed for privacy Date of report:       June 12, 2015
Location: Removed for privacy Our file #:             15 – 28521
Date of inspection: June 10, 2015


Builder:       Nordlund Official #:         Removed for privacy
Model/type: Flybridge cockpit motor yacht Engine/MFG:     Two Caterpillar 3412
Year:           1986 H.P. per:           1050
Length:       105’ Serial numbers: P – Removed for privacy
Draft:           5’ 6”                          S – Removed for privacy
Beam:         23’ Type of instal. : Diesel, 12 cylinders,
Name:         “Removed for privacy” twin turbocharged
HIN:             Removed for privacy Generator:      Two 55 kw Northern Lights
Hailing port:   Removed for privacy


The vessel was inspected while hauled. Hull construction material is molded composite fiberglass. Deck is constructed of molded fiberglass and above deck structures are constructed of molded fiberglass. Coring is unknown. Bulkheads’ construction is unknown. Overall condition of the hull structure appears good. The vessel’s weight is unknown. Exterior rails and hardware appear satisfactory. Cosmetic condition of vessel appears satisfactory – good externally and internally. Vessel’s external colors are white with a full green boot stripe and red and green boot stripes forward. Below waterline through hull fittings appear satisfactory. The vessel is equipped with nine electric / automatic bilge pumps that appear good and the bilge is holding minimal water and is clean. The ventilation system consists of two engine room blowers and natural ventilation that appears good. General housekeeping appears good (boat is in the yard).

Summary: Good


Engine external surfaces appear good and exhibit no significant rust, oil or coolant leaks. Engine hour meters exhibit 1,027 and 234 hours. The captain states that the actual engine hour meters are slightly less than 15,000 and can be definitively determined by a technician with a reader. Motor mounts appear good. Cooling systems appear good. Fuel systems and components appear good. Exhaust systems and components appear good. Electrical systems and components appear good. Engine control systems appear good and shaft seals are removed. Steering control systems appear satisfactory and rudder port appears satisfactory, components are disassembled. Propulsion components are disassembled. Generator surfaces and motor mounts appear good. Generator’s peripheral components and systems appear good. The port generator’s hour meter reads 31,289 and a tag indicates a rebuild at 20,656. The starboard generator’s hour meter reads 31,392 and a tag indicates a rebuild at 19,931. Waste system and components appear good. Generals’ service seawater systems appear good.

Summary: Good


There is 5,200 gallon capacity in four metal tanks located two aft and two forward of engine room. Fuel tank surfaces, where visible, appear good and the securing mechanism appears good. The fuel fill, vent, feed and return lines and components appear good. Fuel shut off valves are located at the manifolds in the engine room and appear good.

Summary: Good


The AC shore cord, inlet and connections appear good. The AC wiring and outlets appear good. The AC main feed are protected with circuit breakers. Battery arrangement appears good. Batteries are equipped with a disconnect switches. DC wiring appears good. Circuit protection for the AC and DC branch system appears good. Wire terminations and connections appear good. Wire organization and arrangement appears good.

Summary: Good


Vessel has eight portable fire extinguishers with inspection tag dates of 9/2014, and one with inspection tag date of 5/2015. Vessel has fixed fire suppression units including: Fireboy FE241 (bow thruster), Fireboy FE241 (lazarette) and Kidde Fenwall 487 series halon 1301 with 9/2014 tag date (engine room). The safety components include: numerous type I PFDs and two throwable PFDs; distress flares with current certification – Sept. 2017; two Avon six person life rafts with July 2015 certification; suitable first aid kit; two bow anchors with chain rode that appears good. Navigational and anchor lights appear satisfactory (not tested). Other safety equipment includes: high water alarm, emergency dowel plugs, emergency engine driven bilge pumps, 406 MHz EPIRB with battery date 1/2018.

Summary: Good


Accessories include: Two underwater lights, fiberglass swim platform with safety rail, bow plank, two integral anchor rollers, transom door, cockpit bait tank, cockpit shower, cockpit camera, eight seat aft deck table, two Sea Recovery water makers, hydraulic steering with two actuators, two 50A/125/250V shore power cables on electric cable caddies to port forward in cockpit, 100A/125/250V shore power inlet to starboard forward in cockpit, aft day head, air dryer, two air compressors, Dometic Eskimo ice machine, AC distribution panel aft of engine room includes two source selector switches, main circuit breakers, three branch panels, six voltmeters, four ammeters and one hertz meter, sump collectors with pumps, Aqua Air air conditioning – chiller system, two workroom freezers, engine mounted instrumentation includes digital tachometers, engine oil pressure, fuel pressure, dual pyrometers, engine oil temperature, transmission oil temperature, transmission oil pressure and jacket water temperature, Twin Disc model MG-5202-SC transmissions (2.92:1), twelve 8D 12 volt wet cell batteries between engines, Naiad fin stabilizers, three Charles transformers and two Charles Smart Boost devices, engine room camera, generators’ batteries, PTOs on both engines, Alfa Laval fuel centrifuge and transfer system, Newmar PT-24-95U, PT-25W & PT-24-45U battery chargers, foredeck sun pads, hydraulic windlass, pneumatic doors, U-Line icemaker, Nautical Structures tender crane, Novurania rigid hulled inflatable tender with HIN – PKD15103F404 equipped with a 115 h.p. Yamaha four stroke outboard engine, second small Novurania with HIN – PKD09873F696 equipped with a 25 h.p. Yamaha outboard engine, tender chocks, standup paddleboard, two drawer Sub Zero refrigerator on flybridge, second U-line icemaker, flybridge sink, flybridge dinette, two flybridge pedestal chairs, Newmar PT-25W battery charger, two flybridge instrumentation batteries, Igloo cooler collection, flybridge forward hardtop, flybridge helm console includes Big Bay monitor, Furuno FCV-295 sounder (extending sonar transducer), electronic engine instrumentation, electronic engine controls (to servos and cables in engine room) with five stations, two remote controlled spotlights, cockpit floodlights, two Dell monitors, Furuno radar, Robertson AP9 MKII autopilot, rudder angle indicator, hydraulic bow thruster, Seahail hailer, Sea 156 VHF, Furuno T-2000 seawater temperature, Horizon Ram + VHF microphone, saloon includes sofa, two chairs, three tables and entertainment center with Samsung TV, Denon AVR-3313ci.receiver, Sony BDP-S370 blu ray player, SR-H2000 Sirius satellite tuner, Panamax M4300-EX device, Matrix Audio device, Maytag clothes washer & dryer, Norcold Tek II refrigerator, two freezers, master stateroom includes ensuite head, Panasonic TV, love seat, berth and adjacent liquor locker, cedar lined lockers with automatic lights, entertainment center with Sony blue-ray player, Yamaha RX-V995 receiver and Denon CD changer, galley includes two 501R refrigerators, double Dacor ovens, Kitchenaid dish washer, trash compactor, double galley sink, G.E. microwave oven, four burner Gaggenav electric stove, U-line icemaker, instant hot water device, galley TV, galley exhaust blower, ICOM class B AIS MA-500TR transponder, Furuno DFAAX weather fax, Northstar 952X GPS navigator, two Sea 156 VHFs, Datamarine Link Multi and apparent wind instruments, pilothouse instrumentation includes two Acer monitors, two Dell monitors, two Furuno radars, Furuno Sonar, Furuno FCV-292 color video sounder, gyro compass, electronic engine instrumentation, Robertson RI101 rudder angle indicator, Robertson AP9 MKII autopilot, Sea hail hailer, Sea 225 HFI SSB, KVH Tracphone satellite phone, five windshield wipers, various covers, two pilothouse pedestal chairs, Ritchie compass, pilothouse bench seat and table, computer, two plastic holding tanks in guest cabin bilge, guest and VIP cabins have ensuite heads and entertainment centers, two water pressure pumps, three pressure accumulator tanks, ship’s vacuum, crew lounge has dinette, entertainment center, microwave oven and U-line refrigerator, Captain’s cabin with ensuite head, crew cabin with ensuite head, Link multi-instrument in crew lounge, wine cooler, two two hundred gallon metal water tanks aft


The vessel is a composite fiberglass, flybridge, pilothouse, cockpit motor yacht. The vessel was manufactured in Tacoma, WA. The vessel is equipped with two diesel engines and two diesel generators. The client was reportedly a partner in the vessel when it was new and has since bought out the other partners. The vessel was inspected while hauled. The captain reports that the hull was last painted in 2006 at Knight & Carver Yacht Center. The above deck components were painted at the dock over the next two years. The projects which had begun before our arrival include the removal of the propulsion components, rudders, several through hulls, fin stabilizers and bow rail. The engines were not test operated and no sea trial was performed. The vessel has a crew of three. The vessel is basically structurally sound. The vessel is suitable for its intended purpose as a coastal cruising vessel.

Overall Summary: Satisfactory – Good





The actual cash value is the value that our research approximates the selling price of this vessel should be, at the time and place of our inspection. The actual cash value is best determined by a thorough market search to determine what vessels are available on the market, followed by negotiations between the interested parties. Consideration is given to vessel’s condition, geographic location, published listings and guides, comparable sales and listings, and market conditions. The new replacement value is the cost of this or a similar, new vessel, comparably equipped. The investment is the reported investment including purchase price and significant upgrades. No values include maintenance costs, storage or tax.

C & V Form Key: All systems are rated based upon their appearance, ratings include: Not examined, not applicable, Faulty, Marginal, Satisfactory, Good, Excellent.

This survey is for the express purpose of insurance and financing. It is not meant as a buyer’s survey.


These recommendations are the surveyor’s ideas and suggestions for addressing deficiencies with damaged or suspect components or systems found during survey or general improvements. The primary recommendations address safety items, structural issues, operational issues or deficiencies which the surveyor determines are of greater importance or more expense than secondary deficiencies. For instance, items that pose a risk to passenger safety or immediate property damage are listed under primary deficiencies and cosmetic concerns are addressed under secondary deficiencies. Most of the recommendations have been addressed in the comments and usually they are discussed at the time of the inspection.


1. There is a small crack across the top outboard on the starboard strut. Determine the significance and address appropriately.
2. The HIN is obscured on the transom with paint, modify so the HIN is legible per U.S. regulations.
3. Fluid has leaked from the stern capstans onto the engine exhaust hose blankets. As petroleum products can damage hoses not intended for exposure, access and inspect the exhaust hoses in these areas and eliminate any liabilities.
4. There is water below the starboard water tank, at the aft edge between the tank and the shelf upon which it is mounted. Determine the source and address appropriately.
5. There are salt crystals below the exhaust hose at a bulkhead penetration aft in the aft head. Eliminate the weep / leak. Remove crystalline deposits to allow detection of any future weep or leak.
6. While the vessel is hauled assure that all through hull valves are tested and proved properly functional. Two valves to port in the tank room (aft of the work room) were stiff and were not moved.
7. There are salt crystals on the top center forward portion of the aft fuel tank. Determine the source, eliminate the source and repair any damage.
8. There are salt crystals above and rust on a blower motor in the tank room to starboard, eliminate the source of the salt crystals and the rust stains and repair any damage.
9. There are salt crystals on bait systems components to starboard in the tank room, service to eliminate the source and remove salt crystals to allow detection of any future weeps and leaks and address any associated damage.
10. A connection on a battery terminal in the aft engine room bilge includes three battery cables and a nut which is not fully engaged on the stud. Modify to assure a proper and secure connection.
11. The trim about many of the windows has blistered paint and signs of leakage, address as necessary.
12. There are salt crystals in the locker at and above the port fin stabilizer, eliminate the source of the salt crystals, remove salt crystals to allow detection of any future weeps or leaks and address any damage.
13. There is salt residue visible to starboard below the pilothouse helm console. Eliminate the source, remove salt crystals to allow detection of any future weeps or leaks and address any damage, particularly any damage to electronic components. There is surface rust visible on electrical components including terminal boards in this area.


1. Two paddlewheels are missing from paddlewheel transducers on the hull bottom, one aft and one forward. Replace if / as necessary.
2. There is minor cosmetic damage externally including damage to the red boot stripe to port, a visible patch in the green boot stripe on the port side near the transom and several small dings on the starboard hull side. Address as desired.
3. Several port lower rub rail fasteners are missing to port and one to fastener to protruding to starboard. Address appropriately.
4. The door to the diesel fuel dispenser in the transom door’s threshold is seized. We did not access and inspect these components and they are reportedly no longer in use. Consider eliminating any liabilities including the corroded (red) pump in the starboard lazarette.
5. The stern capstans have been abandoned. The captain stated they are not used in the normal operation of the vessel.
6. We did not unplug the 100 amp shore power cord from the inlet, disconnect, inspect the shore inlet and cord connector and address any liabilities.
7. We did not pull up covers which were fastened down to protect the vessel including covers over the lockers forward in the cockpit, access, inspect and address any liabilities.
8. We did not test and prove the high water alarm, we recommend this test.
9. Address salt crystals on two valves for refrigeration compressors’ raw water systems, to starboard in the tank room.
10. There is soot to starboard forward in the tank room outboard and overhead, the captain reports this is likely from a smoke inducing electrical problem which happened many years ago. Clean the soot as possible to allow detection of any future smoke or soot inducing incidents.
11. The paint is blistering on the aluminum hardtop supports for the flybridge, address as desired.
12. There is various sideliner and headliner damage. They are loose and wrinkled in many areas of the interior of the vessel. Address as desired.
13. The pilothouse previously had mechanical controls connected to the control levers which are also electronic. The captain reports that there were problems with the control system and disconnecting the mechanical controls appears to have eliminated those problems. Their design was to provide redundancy, we strongly encourage returning that redundancy while eliminating the reported previous problems.

This survey sets forth the condition of the vessel and components, as specifically stated only, at the time of inspection and represents the surveyor’s honest and unbiased opinion. The submitting of this report should not be construed as a warranty or guaranty of the condition of the vessel, nor does it create any liability on the part of Christian & Company or the individual surveyor. No part of the vessel was disassembled or removed and no assumptions should be made as to the condition of concealed components. Specifics were obtained from sources available at the time of inspection and are believed correct, but are not guaranteed to be accurate. This inspection was performed for the expressed purpose of obtaining insurance/finance and should provide the information necessary for underwriting purposes. If any additional information is required, please contact the undersigned. This survey report is not intended for use as a “buyer’s survey.”

Christian & Company, Marine Surveyors, Inc.

_______________________                         June 12, 2015
By: Mr. Kells Christian, Surveyor                          Date
S.A.M.S. – A.M.S. # 301