17.4m High Quality Luxury Cruising Yacht

NZ $1,350,000 Finance
57' 1" - 17.40m
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Gulf Harbour, Auckland Insurance
Hull Material

Note from owner: Vela Blanca is a fantastic yacht built to the highest standard. The pedigree and reputation of Van Dam - Nordia is better known for the construction of luxury mega yachts than for constructing yachts of this medium size range. In fact this particular model is one of the smallest of their fleet. It is a far greater quality than any production yacht. Even looking to the good brands as Oyster, Swan, Najad, Hallberg Rassy. But this top level is not only for the things you will see (that is mostly what happens in the current industry). It is also in the things you do not see where sooner or later you would rely your own life while sailing offshore. And this for us was a determinant factor while buying Vela Blanca. In fact the high level of construction of Van Dam - Nordia starts from the very beginning. Vela Blanca was constructed at Gouwerok B. V - Holland. Gouwerok yard (that built quality yachts since 1851) is specialized in alloy construction and has built the most desirables mega yacht in the world. There is nothing like this in this range of 55 to 60ft. For me it was a very pleasant surprise to find out that this quality could still be available in a level where I could still afford and enjoy. To investigate and to have as much information as possible, I have personally contacted Gouwerok B. V and talk to the owner of the yard, who confirmed that the quality achieve in its hull is in the same level. Amazing! As a result of being a Van Dam designed, constructed in such a high standard, Vela Blanca, is a proper oceanic yacht constructed to go anywhere in any sea condition. In terms of comfort, it is a dreamed yacht that clicks all the boxes. You can go safely in a circumnavigation or it can be used coastal and for extensive comfort summer. It is really a pleasure to sail in any ocean. The deep central cockpit with full enclose insures protection and makes us feel safe in any sea and sailing condition. It is presented in excellent condition.

NZ $1,350,000    Finance    Insurance
Boat Reference
57' 1" - 17.40m
4.85m (15ft 5in)
2.4m (7ft 8in)
27 ton (59,500 lbs)
Keel / Ballast
8 ton (17,640 lbs)
Vessel Location
Gulf Harbour, Auckland
New Zealand
Robert Van Dam - Ing. N. A
Hull Material
Perkins Sabre M135; 99 kW / 135 HP; 6 cylinder diesel; hours: 2850 ENGINE ROOM AND TECHNICAL GEAR Note: the engine room is full insulated for sound, heat and in the unlikely potential fire, it has its own fire extinguisher system activated from outside. It is a unique set-up system more commonly found in mega yachts than in yachts of this size. Main engine: 1x Perkins Sabre M135 99 kW - 135 HP 6 cylinder diesel. Main engine mounting system: 4x Rubber Design custom built vibration dampers. 1x Double flexible coupling between the gear box and the propeller shaft. Main engine exhaust system: Wet exhaust with a Halyard waterlock/silencer. Perkins Sabre Supply: Engine controls: Double Start/Stop Button. Revolution counter. Hour counter. Gauges, warning lights and alarms for: High engine coolant temperature. Low engine oil pressure Engine tending: 1 Morse, single lever control. Shaft system 1 Closed oil-bath shaft system with self-centring radial bearing and axial thrust bearing. Propeller 1 Fixed 5 bladed skew-back carbon/nibral propeller. Highly efficient and silent. Fuel filter system: Separ switch-over duplex filter-water separators. ; 1x De-bug filter. Gauges and alarms 2x Vetus tank level sensors on fuel and water tanks with calibrated analogue read-out. Calibrated dip sticks. 2x High level alarm sensors on the grey and black water tanks. 2x Separate Electric Bilge Pumps. 2 - one large automatic with floating switch on/off. - 2nd Pump of large flow Rheinstrom Additional alarm system on overflow level 1x Back up manual bilge pump Rheinstrom Mechanic & system They yacht has been continuously serviced. All pumps, engine, genset, watermaker. Everything has been meticulously revised for being 100% reliable in ocean passages. Note: the refit has been extensive and looking after the yacht from each single point of view. All labor and traders were carefully selected from the very best of New Zealand mega-yacht industry.
Engine Make
Bowthruster: 1x Electric 117 Kg - ~11 HP.
Generator: Onan MDKAL; 13,5 kW / 230 V; 3 cylinder diesel hours: 2015
1.200 lts (262 Imp. Gall. )
1.500 lts (328 Imp. Gall. )
Dinghy: New French Zodiac 310 - 2014 (specially reinforce with stainless steel support for davits). New French Zodiac Dinghy
New Outboard Yamaha 15Hp
Joinery: American Cherry with ebony inlays

Accommodation and layout:
Large master cabin in the stern in suit
Twin cabin on port side
Twin cabin on starboard
2nd toilette forwards
Large luxury dinette on port side with foldable table for 6 (to 8) including bar. Navigation table on starboard with full control of the boat while in the deepest
centre of the yacht.
Additional luxury crystal glassware cabinet
Galley on starboard with granite bench. Very safe to cook in passages, with 2 fridge + 1 deep freezer and washing machine & dryer. All electric with no gas
bottles increasing safety at sea.
All interior woodwork in 2-component with satin-gloss finishing.
Large full insulated and sound protected engine room bellow cockpit.
Large centre cockpit with deep centre of gravity.
Note: Being a deep centre cockpit, it becomes highly comfortable and protected in passages.
The cockpit protection has been carefully redesigned and improved with new stainless steel structure, covered in high quality Stamoid Ferrari. It also has new cushions and new upholstery.

Internal Upholstery:
New NZ Leather in Dinette and Navigation table (2015)
New Italian Leather in master cabin (2012)
New curtains in all boat in 2015
New LED lights 2014
New Cantalupi lamps 2013
New lamp in dinette with new goat leather cushions 2015
Note: All interior in fantastic stylish condition

Interior hardware: Gold plated (noble brass) maintenance free.
Kitchen dresser top: Granite Labrador Blue.
Kitchen sink: 1 Twin stainless steel sink.
Kitchen faucet: 1 Grohe hot/cold mix with shower.
Cooking range: 1x ATAG ceramic 4 plates; 1x MIELE oven (New 2016).
Kitchen extractor: 1x ATAG integrated 230V extractor hood.
Refrigeration: 1x Frigoboat 135 L. (NEW 2013); 1x Waeco 50L (NEW 2013)
Freezer: 1x Custom built 100 L., with stainless steel lined interior. Dual thermostat can also be used as refrigerator.
Washer-dryer combination: 1 Siemens - WD.
Toilets: 2 Rheinstrom
Bathroom wash basins: 2 Alape
Bathroom faucets: 2 Grohe hot/cold mix.
Shower floors: Teak grating
Shower curtains: 2 New 2012
Shower faucets: 2 Grohe hot/cold shower mix.

Teak decks: 50mm x 15mm teak planking.
Cockpit floor and seats: 50mm x 15mm teak planking.
Cockpit table: Custom built in varnished teak (fully repainted 2015)
Portlights: 11 Lewmar heavy duty portholes with insect screens and storm blinds.
Windows: 5x Gebo Boomsma fixed superstructure windows. 2x Gebo Boomsma opening superstructure windows.
Deck hatches: 4x Gebo Boomsma accommodation hatches with ceiling integrated sliding insect screen & retractable wooden sunblind.
Ventilation 6x Dorades stainless steel with guards. NEW 2012
1x Electric engine room ventilator.
2x Bathroom venitlators NEW 2012
Entertainment system:
Audio: New Sony 2014 (Bluetooth/USB port, etc) with 4 speakers
TV: Panasonic LED 32'
Playstation PS3 (for DVD and games)
Wastewater tank: 150 lts ( 33 Imp. Gall. )
Blackwater tank: 100 lts (22 Imp. Gall. )

Full service of refrigeration system, including 2 New Fridges
New Miele oven (2016)
Additional flooring carpet
Safety Gear
EPRB Mc Murdo: New 2015
PLB Mc Murdo
Satellite Communication Iridium Go: New 2015
Plastimo orange pole with flag New 2011
Large Gail rider drag
Medical offshore bag
Engine room fire extinguishers: Fire fighting system of CO2 extinguishers, remote controlled operated from outside the engine room. Full serviced in 2015
Fire extinguisher: 4 Fire extinguishers. New 2015
General: Double-wire- insulated 24V-DC and 230V-AC system. Materials are approved for sea going ships use. The 24V and 230V wires are mounted in individual cable tracks.

Battery capacities
Sonnenschein maintenance free gel batteries.
Generator start 24V - 80A.
Engine start 24V - 80A.
Service set (domestic) 24V - 590A.

Battery charging: 1x Perkins bipolar alternator 24V - 55A.
1x Extra bipolar alternator 24V - 75A.
1x Victron battery chargers 24V - 100A.

Generator: 1 Onan MDK generator-set 230V - 13,5kW.
Shore connection: 1 Mastervolt isolation transformer.
Lights and sockets: As many as required.
Electronics / Navigation
Navigation and deck lights:
1x Aqua Signal navigation lights PS-STB- STERN-STEAM- TOP LIGHT.
1x 3-colour masthead light.
2x Spreader downlights.
1x Boom light.

Circuit breakers: Automatic double pole circuit-breakers.

New Suunto compass, integrated in Whitlock Premiere pedestal
New Raymarine double station VHF DSC
New Iridium Go Satellite communication
New Raymarine C127
New Raymarine Digital Radar
Raytheon ST60 instruments giving speed/double wind instrument/depth + repeaters at navigation table
Raytheon Autopilot ST7000+ with Smart controller wireless system
Additional Leica Mk10 GPS navigator (as back up of GPS)
Furuno navtex
Silva clinometre (2)
Multi-function antennae for VHF and TV with rambert enhacer
New AIS receiver

Electronics & equipment update:
New Plotter Raymarine C127
New Digital Raymarine radar
New Satellite Communication System Iridium
New VHF (dual stations)
2 additional clinometre Silva
New Eprb Mc Murdo 2015
PLB McMurdo
New Victron charger 100A (Dec 2017)
Sail Inventory
Mainsail Doyle Hydra Net Radial: 2010 (very good condition) 63 sqm.
Genoa Doyle Hydra Net Radial: 2010 (very good condition) 80 sqm.
Staysail Doyle Hydra Net Radial: 2010 (very good condition) 23 sqm.
New Gennaker 1.5oz with sleeve: 2015 (as new) 180 sqm.

Mainsail Doyle Hydra Net Radial 2010 (excellent condition) 63 sqm
Genoa Doyle Hydra Net Radial 2010 (excellent condition) 80 sqm
Staysail Doyle Hydra Net Radial 2010 (excellent condition) 23 sqm

New 2015 Genaker 1.5oz sleeve 2015 (as new) 180 sqm

Hydraulic powerpack: Lewmar Hydraulic Commander, with 6 operating functions. (fully serviced in 2014 with new hydraulic pump)
Genoa Furl: Reckmann RF90 hydraulic furl
Staysail furl: Reckmann RF90 hydraulic furl
Mainsail: Full Hydraulic furling (in and out)
Halyards and Sheets: Marlow
Tracks and hardware: Lewmar Ocean sz 3

Sails & Ropes:
New set of Doyle hydranet sails (genoa + main sail with vertical battens + staysail)
New genaker 1.5oz (180sqm)
New Main sheets, new genoa sheets, new staysail sheets (2017)
Deck works:
New dorade vents
New paint in boxes of dorade vents
Full Winch services
Polished stainless steel
Improvement in bow balcony
2 New Anchor rollers
New 100mts chain (replace to add strength)
New gipsy in Windlass
Service Windlass
New Platform within Davits (adding structure points and new flag pole)
Kayaks holder on both sides and also in new platform for passages
New Fishing table in stern including a foldable stai
Mast / Rigging
RIGGING and Deck gear
Mast: 1 HallSpars, aluminium alloy.
Boom: New Hall Spars boom (2010)
Reefing: 1x Reckmann hydraulic in mast furling system
Boomvang: 1x New Navtec hydraulic vang (2013)
Spinnaker pole: 1x HallSpars
Sheet winches 2x Lewmar 64 CHST hydraulic genoa winches.
1x Lewmar 44 CST manual main sheet winch.
2x Lewmar 48 CST manual staysail sheet winches.
Halyard winches: 2x Lewmar 44 CST manual halyard winches.
1x Anderson spinnaker line driver.
Standing rigging: Dyform stainless steel 12mm. Headstay & Inner forestay rod.
Genoa furl: 1 Reckmann hydraulic furl.
Backstay tensioner: 1 Manual hydraulic pump cylinder.
Halyards and Sheets: Marlow
Tracks and hardware Lewmar Ocean sz 3.

Rigging & Hydraulic System:
New Hall Spar Boom
New Navtec hydraulic vang
Service all swivels of hydraulic furlers
Serivice of both Reckman RF90 hydraulics systems
New hydraulic Pump in Lewmar hydraulic pack
Take mast and rewire all cables for new electronics
Check rigging in detail for off shore passages
Deck Gear
Guard rail
20x Stanchions, custom built of high gloss polished stainless steel tube, 70 cm (28") high.
Pull- and pushpit, custom made of high gloss polished stainless steel tube.
3x Double stainless steel guard wires.
Openings with stainless steel pelican-hooks.

INVENTORY and Others
Flagpole & flag: 1 Wooden flagpole with NZ flag.
Davits: 2 Davits custom designed at Holland. Made of aluminium with hand winches.
Each davit lifts up to 350kgs.
New Yamaha 2012 (approximately with 50hs)
Foghorn: 1 Air compressor foghorn on the mast (Serviced and painted in 2012)
Deck shower: 1 Deck shower hot/cold near the transom platform.
Swimming stair: 1 Swimming stair, custom built of stainless steel with 4 teak steps.
Paint: Fully repainted in 2012 at Gloss Boat
New Antifouling 2015
Designing and building a luxury Ocean-going yacht is a very personal matter. Every Owner has his own ideas about what will be ideal for him. This Nordia Cruiser is therefore designed and built as an individual project in which any personal wishes can be gratified in detail.

However, the following features are always integrated.

With the Nordia Cruiser line often long voyages are made and therefore there is striven for a perfect synthesis between sailing performance and living comfort.

The hull lines below the waterline are flowingly stretched and together with the moderate finkeel/rudder-with-skeg configuration this results in excellent course stability. To achieve a smooth entry into the waves and a mild overall behaviour, even in rough seas, a 20° bow-waterline-incidence angle has been applied.

Because of the seawater resistant aluminium hull construction, the displacement is moderate and with a high aspect ratio rigging, carrying 6m² of working sail per 1 ton displacement, a high speed under sail is granted, even in light wind conditions.

With a propulsion power of at least 3 kW (4 Hp) per 1 ton displacement, the ship will already reach a comfortable cruising speed under low engine revolutions, resulting in dramatic reductions of engine sound and fuel consumption.

The accommodation layout will be designed in accordance with the requirements of the Owner. However, as an important starting point there will be comfortable room at the dinner table and in the cockpit for at least the same amount of people as there are beds for.

With the Nordia Cruiser, Robert Van Dam has not only created a sailing yacht of exceptional beauty, quality and individuality, he also endowed the ship with the highest possible degree of seaworthiness. In short, this Nordia Cruiser has been designed for the exacting Owner, who will only be satisfied with the best. Final building specifications and drawings are made in accordance with the Owners requirements.

Continuous quality control, Value, Luxury, Comfort, Performance, World-wide service
The excellent reputation of VAN DAM NORDIA is based upon these solid pillars.

In the yacht building industry it often happens that a project starts on relatively poor specifications while the list of additional extras grows to extreme proportions in the course of construction.
It may be expected that this practice can lead to differences of opinion and unpleasant frustrating discussions.

Van Dam Nordia Yachts, however, shows a totally different attitude to this matter.

This abridge specification of the Nordia Cruiser covers a luxury Ocean going sailing yacht, custom designed and soundly built to the highest level of perfection and equipped to such a complete extend, that upgrades are not necessary.

Hull Length: 16.8m (55ft 2in)
Waterline Length: 14.51m (47ft7in)
Watermaker Sea Recovery 600; 120lts/h; hours 350
NZ registered: NZ1615
GST Paid

General The weldingwork is X-RAYED accordingly the rules of the Classification Societies.
Keelsole 20 mm Aluminium Alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083).
Keelsides 8 mm Aluminium Alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083).
Hull 6 mm Aluminium Alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083).
Deck 5 mm Aluminium Alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083).
Cockpit 5 mm Aluminium Alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083).
Superstructure 5 mm Aluminium Alloy AL Mg 4.5 Mn (5083).
Through hull fittings Ball valves Lloyds approved.
Ballast 8 T Lead integrated in air and watertight keel compartments.
Paint Fully repainted in 2012
New Antifouling 2015

Custom made perspex holders to fit crockery.
Custom made velvet holders to fit cutlery.
Custom long Hook in teak and stainless steel
Custom fishing board with stainless steel pipe as external drainage
Additional 6 rod holders (stainless steel 316 fixed to the yacht)
New Webber bbq (2015) with 2 gas bottles
Complete set of drawings, diagrams and instruction books accordingly the CE rules.

Steering system:
Custom made wire steering system.
1x Lewmar PREMIER pedestal
1x New luxury Danish wheel, with 5 double spokes in stainless steel and covered in high gloss lays of teak
1x Wheel disengagement/locking steering unit.
Fuel tank cleaning: 1x Blackmer hand operated rotating pump to remove dirt from the fuel tank sumps.
Water pressure system: 1x Gianneschi & Ramacciotti
Water heater: 1x Rheinstrom 50 L. Boiler, heated by heat-exchange with the main engine intercooling system and by means of 230V.
Watermaker: 1x Sea Recovery 600 (180lts per hour). Hours: 350

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