Specification

LOA
12,20m
LWL
10,90m
Beam
3,95m
Draft
2,00m

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

Mainsail
47,00 m2
Jib
31,00 m2
Fresh water tank
370l
Fuel tank
375l
Displacement
10.500kg
Ballast
3.600kg

Nordship 40 DS

The Nordship 40 DS is the most popular deck saloon in our Nordship range. She hits the sweet spot for those who want to spend long periods of time on board, cruising far and wide. We’ve increased tankage and stowage far beyond what is usual for this size of yacht, while her modern hull design and powerful sailplan give her a rewarding turn of speed.

On deck, the split cockpit design is both practical and safe, allowing the helmsman to control all lines and winches from the wheel without the crew blocking any part of the aft cockpit. The forward cockpit has a high coaming and well-rounded corners, making it a comfortable place to relax whether you’re anchored or under sail.

The Nordship 40 DS offers her owners ample volume and space to customise the interior. There is a spacious, well-appointed aft cabin with remarkable headroom above the large double berth. There is room for an en suite heads and shower compartment, or that space could be devoted to extra stowage for the cabin and/or the cockpit.

The raised deck saloon has a spacious, open feeling so that when the yacht is under way, anyone navigating or relaxing around the large saloon table is treated to an excellent view while remaining warm, dry and sheltered. Beneath the deck saloon seating it’s possible to have a third cabin for guests and family.

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Interior of a Nordship 40 deck saloon
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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Interior of a Nordship 40 deck saloon
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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Inside a the saloon of a Nordship 40 DS
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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Inside a the saloon of a Nordship 40 DS
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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Aft cabin of a Nordship 40 deck saloon
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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Aft cabin of a Nordship 40 deck saloon
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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Sailing qualities of a Nordship 430 deck saloon
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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Brilliant sailing qualities af a Nordship 40 deck saloon
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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Brilliant sailing qualities af a Nordship 40 deck saloon
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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Sailing qualities of a Nordship 430 deck saloon
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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The self tacking jib system of a Nordship 40 deck saloon
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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The self tacking jib system of a Nordship 40 deck saloon
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 40 deck saloon sail controls
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 40 deck saloon sail controls
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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Interior of a Nordship 40 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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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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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.

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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.