The boat is another Nordhavn, like the recently sold M/V Cassidy, but this boat is called a motorsailer, in that it is part power boat and part sailboat. The official model is 56MS, and ours is hull number 8, built in 2010. Here is a link to the manufacturer’s web page with a lot of detail: https://www.nordhavn.com/models/56/
Historically boats like this have been said to be a compromise and neither sail well nor perform well as a standalone powerboat. Our research has led us to become believers in the way that Nordhavn has executed on this design, and a lot of it has to do with the fact that it has a variable pitch propeller that allows engine loading to be matched to the level of assist the sails are providing. We will probably dedicate a post just to the technical details of the boat but that will involve a lot of typing and a fair amount of time – so for now it is added to the backlog!
In the spirit of trying to post more often and keep this blog current, we will share a few photos for now. We are all traveling back to Florida next week to start moving our stuff from our Nordhavn 40 onto the new boat, and prepare to take her through the Panama Canal to Mexico.