First Nordia 70′ Performance Cruiser delivered

A class of its own

A blank piece of paper. Like any Van Dam Nordia, the 70’ Performance Cruiser started life the same way as any Nordia; from scratch. Although Nordia never had any comments on the performance of their yachts, the decision to develop a performance sailing yacht has been on their wish list for quite a while. The research and development works started out in 2005. The main goal was to review Van Dam’s technological competence in aluminium yacht building in order to achieve more rigidity and reduce weight. Van Dam’s vision on performance cruisers is slightly different from others. They wanted to create a light yacht without compromising comfort and luxury. To accomplish these goals they have literally reviewed every detail of the yacht.

The result is Build number 1085 the first 70’ Nordia Performance Cruiser named “Marmalade of Manchester”. The yacht has become one of the most remarkable yachts of 2008. Not only because of her tempting exterior design but also because of her unmistakable colour scheme. The metallic orange hull with metallic grey superstructure assure instant recognition and underline the yacht’s sporty character. Although we have presented the first renderings of the yacht with a traditional blue hull and white superstructure, the choice for the orange and grey came by coincident. The owner asked the people of Nordia Design to present some paint scheme options. Since it was first printed on paper it became obvious that it simply had to be orange.

A Performance Cruiser needs more than a great design of course. Propulsion is also an important issue. Van Dam Nordia has ones again chosen for the services of Hall Spars. The 103’ Seamless bare Carbon fibre mast with V shaped slab reef boom not only allow a generous sail plan and easy sail handling, but also contributes to the weight reduction. The stainless steel Navtec standing rigging ensures a lasting and care free sailing experience, while a hydraulic Reckmann UD furl completes the rigging. Smooth and reliable sail handling is guaranteed by the proven Lewmar hydraulic winches with push button controls.
The engine power is supplied by a Perkins Sabre M225Ti, giving the yacht sufficient speed and manoeuvrability when required. A reliable Onan 13,5 KW Generator provides power for the onboard equipment.

The interior design of the 70’ Performance Cruiser offers a full beam owners’ stateroom aft and 3 guest rooms. All of them are equipped with their own en suite bathrooms. The spacious galley with its luxurious granite worktop is located on the starboard side amidships. The Generously designed pilot house offers a spacious dining space for up to 8 guests and also accommodates the navigation station with its retractable instruments.

Marmelade of Manchester will make her presence at a number of international boat shows.
Starting its European tour on Tuesday September 2nd at the Hiswa Amsterdam Seaport Boat show. The show is held at the Ijmuiden Sea Marina till September 7th. After the Amsterdam show, Marmalade will sail to Southampton to feature at the International Boat Show from September 12th till the 21st. The last boat show she will attend this year is held at her homeport Port Vell in Barcelona. The Salonnautico is held from the 8th till the 16th of November.