Nordhavn 62 -vs- Nordhavn 68 Profile
Posted by barclayjamesadmin at March 31st, 2013
I saw a post from Ken Williams recently discussing the N62 -vs- N68 sizing differences and thought I’d see for myself. Check the picture out – the 68 clearly wins the size debate.
Nordhavn N62 – vs- Nordhavn N68
Of interest, the specs quote 19’4″ maximum beam for the 62 and a foot bigger for the 68, but that’s an increase along much of the N68′s length and when you factor another 9 inches draft, the space grows again on the 68. It’s no wonder the N68 rivals the N76 for interior space, check the height of those pilothouse windows.
The Nordhavn 62 has a reputation for a superb gallons per hour burn with it’s efficient hull, particularly if you watch the throttle. Ken suggests he burns twice the amount for his N68 for the same speed but as he rightly suggests, it depends on a number of factors including generator run times and single or twin engine configurations.
You can’t win for both interior volume and hull efficiency. You want efficiency, find a nice N62 but if you want volume, a massive engine room and plenty of space to swing a cat, order an N68.
Post script: I wasn’t sure how much of the protruding anchor should be part of the LOA scaling. I’ve gone for a half-way house. It can’t be more than a couple of percent out in either case.