57' NORDHAVN 57 PILOTHOUSE (2000) "PATHFINDER"
The 57 is towards the upper end of the builder's lineup, with six Nordhavn models offered from 35 to 62 feet. What makes a full-displacement vessel like the Nordhavn 57 feeI so different, for someone accustomed to a planing hull, is its motion at sea. A displacement hull has slack bilges rather than hard chines, so it has less form stability. That means it rolls around more easily, both in a turn and in a seaway. But don't let this fool you; this yacht will roll 160 degrees, nearly inverted, and come back again; the typical planing hull would be very lucky to survive half that much roll. The Nordhavn also has gyro-controlled active stabilizers.
Images and description courtesy: Nordhavn Yachts