Specification

LOA
12,80m
LWL
10,80m
Beam
4,00m
Draft
1,90m

Many draft options, lifting-keels, twin keels and double rudder

Mainsail
Jib
Fresh water tank
370l
Fuel tank
375l
Displacement
10.500kg
Ballast

Nordship 420

Our Nordship 420 DS, just like our other models, can be customized to fit to your needs. You get to choose the layout and design that works best for you, whether it be an extra bathroom on board, or an office in place of the fore cabin. 

The modern wraparound windows and flash-mounted skylights don’t just provide a clean look to the boat, but they also let in plenty of natural light to the inside. 


The standard interior layout includes a spacious deck saloon, which offers seating at a U-shaped sofa around a large dining table on the port side. Here, you get to enjoy the panoramic views. On the same level there’s also a navigation table with place for instruments. On the starboard side, forward from the saloon is a linear galley equipped for long-distance sailing, and with enough storage space to serve six people. The owner’s cabin in the aft is furnished with a large double bed, with easy access from both sides, while the walkway to it is a snug area with many opportunities for customization.


On the deck, the cockpit is divided into 2 sections: a forward part with seating to 6-8 people around a large cockpit table; and an aft cockpit, which houses a mounted steering pedestal with a wheel covered in leather. 

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Nordship 420 DS galley
An ideal interior

The interior is another area where our yachts excel. Not only are they hand-crafted by highly experienced Danish craftsmen, we can tailor the interior to precisely suit your personal preferences: your choice of layout, your choice of wood, your choice of styling.

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Nordship 420 DS deck saloon
An ideal interior

Our raised saloon in the centrepiece of all our yachts. The distinctive large coachroof windows give those inside a great view out, whichever direction they are facing and whatever the weather. You might want to shelter from the sun and its heat or seek warmth and refuge during a cold wet winter’s sail – either way, a Nordship saloon is a wonderful space to relax in.

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Nordship 420 DS owner's cabin
An ideal interior

Whether you’re on passage or in harbour, the aft cabin has remarkable living space for the size of yacht. Unlike most other shipyards, we don’t try to cram accommodation for four people under the cockpit. Instead, we give you and your partner space and privacy away from the rest of the crew, with your private en suite toilet and shower compartment available on most models.

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Nordship 420 DS sailing
Sailing qualities

Don’t be fooled into thinking that because our yachts were built for comfort using top-quality materials, they weren’t built to perform well too. The use of a high-aspect ratio rig with a moderate sail area and a sweetly balanced, easily driven hull form with a lead-bulb keel, all Nordship yachts are nimble and rewarding to sail with a healthy turn of speed.

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Nordship 420 DS bowsprit
Sailing qualities

Don’t be fooled into thinking that because our yachts were built for comfort using top-quality materials, they weren’t built to perform well too. The use of a high-aspect ratio rig with a moderate sail area and a sweetly balanced, easily driven hull form with a lead-bulb keel, all Nordship yachts are nimble and rewarding to sail with a healthy turn of speed.

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Nordship 420 DS sailing
Sailing qualities

We make sailing easier and more enjoyable by offering a self-tacking jib as standard. This complements the modern high aspect ratio rig perfectly, keeping loads easily manageable whether you’re on deck alone or sailing with a crew.

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Nordship 420 DS cockpit
Sailing qualities

All Nordships are designed around the wheel, so that the helmsman has all the lines from the mast and all sail controls within easy reach. It’s important to us that no lines are led to the aft edge of the coachroof, as they are on many other yachts. With that arrangement, when you’re behind the wheel you can almost guarantee the line that needs adjusting is the one furthest away.

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Nordship 420 DS deck saloon
Building process

The interior layout is tailored to your personal design. We can incorporate your ideas into one of our recommended layouts, or you can have the interior modified in any way that best suits you.

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A Nordship deck saloon being build
Building process

A Nordship yacht can be built to your exact requirements, even down whether you’d prefer to have a balsa or a Divinycell foam core in the hull to save weight and improve strength. Our semi-custom range gives owners free reign to get deeply involved with the design of their yacht, so before the gelcoat touches the mould you know you’ll have the right boat for you.

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High quality Nordship drawer craftet to perfection.
Building process

If you prefer even fewer constraints, our Custom Line gives you complete freedom to have the Nordship you’ve always wanted, built just for you. Whichever of our yachts you choose, she’ll be built with levels of passion and the craftsmanship that very few other yards can rival.

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Nordship Steelframe in the hull
Building process

To make our boats strong and spread the loads associated with the keel and rig, we use a substantial galvanized steel frame laminated into the hull. But we don’t stop there. Every piece of furniture, bulkhead or seat base that lies against the hull is laminated into position, increasing the hull’s strength and its rigidity.

Thomas Dan Hougaard

Thomas Dan Hougaard

Lars Buchwald

Lars Buchwald