56' NORDHAVN MOTORSAILER 56MS (2009) OFF MARKET
Although the motorsailer concept is not new, it now has more versatility and value than ever. The apportioning of a motorsailer’s sail-to-power, or power-to-sail, bias has always been a trade-off, but the advances in machinery, deck hardware, and sail technology have made it more attractive and enhanced the all-around performance by making sail handling easier, and sail and engine power more effective and easier to integrate. To be successful requires a great design. The Nordhavn 56 is the product of a designer, Jeff Leishman, and a company, Pacific Asian Enterprises/Nordhavn, with critical experience designing and building both cruising powerboats and cruising sailboats.
Images and description courtesy: Nordhavn Yachts