Listed at $435,000

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Available for SaleQuiet Storm61' 1985 Nordlund 

1985 Nordlund 61' Raised Pilothouse

Another Price Reduction! Offers Encouraged!

Those who have had the privilege of cruising in the Pacific Northwest will be familiar with the Nordlund Boat Company. Nordlund is a highly regarded, family owned and operated, custom yacht builder in Tacoma, Washington and has a history spanning over 55 years of building some of the finest yachts in the world. The Nordlund 61 was built in a joint venture between Nordlund and Tollycraft (with Nordlund building the molds and hulls and both companies finishing hulls in their separate but similar configurations) with the Nordlund variation boasting a stand-up engine room. Both configurations remain highly sought-after cruising yachts, and "Quiet Storm" is a modernized and upgraded version of this enduring classic; available now only due to the owner’s recent move to Europe.

"Quiet Storm" has seen continuous upgrades under the current owner starting with new Cummins QSM-11 main engines, Northern Lights Generators. All new Garmin electronics, and much more. Superior design by Ed Monk offering three staterooms, three heads, raised pilothouse with Portuguese bridge, stand-up engine room. All these features come together to offer a very solid, sea-kindly, capable and durable yacht, sure to bring many more years of comfortable cruising enjoyment.

"Quiet Storm" is near the end of an extensive upgrade and re-fit period with all of the systems and mechanical work complete; some interior and exterior cosmetic work to be done but the Seller’s move to Europe forces the sale. All offers considered. Inquire for digital virtual-tour.


  • Twin Cummins QSM-11 with ~2,000 hours
  • Twin Northern Lights 12 kW generators with ~1,000 hours
  • Wesmar hydraulic roll-fin stabilizer system with hydraulic bow and stern thruster and hydraulic Maxwell windlass
  • All new Garmin electronics suite
  • New Satellite TV system
  • Glendinning Joystick controls with Stay-Control position hold feature
  • New interior wall coverings and headliners
  • New Galley sink and counter
  • New head sinks and counters
  • Bauer Scuba compressor
  • Fresh bottom paint February 2020
  • New aluminum pipe frame and stretched canvas flybridge top

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by United Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 61' (19 m)
Beam: 17' (6 m)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity: 1,400 gal (5,300 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 380 gal (1,439 L)
Flag: Canada
Location: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Build Year: 1985
Builder: Nordlund
Model: Raised Pilothouse
Type: Pilothouse
Cruising Speed: 14 Knots
Max Speed: 19 Knots



Entern from the aft deck through double opening, windowed doors and you nimmediately notice the generous space, large sofa to starboard with ncomplimentary storage/entertainment cabinet and love seat to port. nForward is a beautiful backlit, Onyx breakfast bar, open to the galley nand suitable for two to three bar stools.

  • New headliner and multi-color overhead LED lighting
  • New storage cabinet and counter port aft
  • New satellite TV system
  • Stereo sound system
  • New TV
  • New salon air conditioner
  • Breakfast bar with backlit Onyx counter


Nicely modernize, large functional Galley with large built-in refrigerator, good appliances and copious storage space.

  • New headliner and overhead LED lighting
  • New Corian counters
  • New sink and faucet
  • Good quality cookware and cutlery
  • Stove, oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Built-in Refrigerator
  • Sidebar cabinet with backlit Onyx counter


Ship-like raised pilothouse with comfortable helm chair and nwell-appointed helm console (see Electronics). A comfortable settee withn table aft, port and starboard side doors offering easy access to side ndecks and foredeck.

Electronics, Navigation and Communication

All new electronics suite installed in nPilothouse and Flybridge along with new engine computers, house computern and Glendinning Joy-stick control. Highlights below, inquire for nadditional details.


  • New computer that monitors all tank levels
  • New Garmin GSD 25 Sounder with B 260, 1kW50/200kHz transducer and NMEA 3k Smart Transducer with temperature
  • New Garmin Radar
  • New KVH M5 Sat TV system
  • Wesmar Stabilizer System upgraded to Digital with back-up
  • New Glendinning Joystick with StayControl position holding feature

New custom antenna arch with new:

  • (2) Digital 8’ VHF antennas
  • Airmar Weather Sensor
  • AIS antenna
  • SXM antenna
  • (2) GPS antennas

Pilothouse panels:

  • (2) New Garmin 8617 Touch Screen Displays
  • (2) New Garmin Data Displays
  • New Garmin VHF radio
  • New Glendinning Joy-stick control

Flybridge panels:

  • (2) New Garmin 8617 Touch Screen Displays
  • (2) New Garmin Data Displays
  • New Garmin VHF radio
  • New Glendinning Joy-stick control

Lower Deck Cabins

Lowern deck is accessed from a midship stairway on the port side, adjacent to nthe Galley. Aft from the stair is the Master suite with private head andn separate shower stall with built-in seat. Large cabinet to port and nlarge hanging locker aft. Numerous drawers for personal storage. In the ncenter of the Master Cabin aft bulkhead is a large cabinet with nstand-up, water-tight access door to the Engine Room. Forward from the nstair and port is the “common head” for guest and easy access “day” use.n To starboard is the midship, Twin Berth Guest Cabin with large generousn hanging cabinet, and storage drawers. Further forward to port is the nLaundry center with stacked washer and dryer, storage cabinets and nfolding counter. To starboard is the third head with separate shower nstall forward and private entry door to/from the Twin Berth Guest Cabin.n At the forward end of the companionway is the large Forward Cabin with nfour single bunks, ideal for a few adults, or four or more children. A nlarge deck hatch in the overhead offers light, ventilation and egress ton the foredeck. Inquire about 360-Degree interactive virtual tour to fully appreciate the interior spaces offered in this yacht.

  • New headliner and LED lighting throughout
  • New wall coverings throughout most of the interior
  • New counters, sinks and faucets in the heads

Flybridge and Boatdeck

Access to the Flybridge/Boatdeck is gained via a stair to port of the nGalley and from a ladder on the aft deck. All new flybridge electronics nand helm console are easily controlled from comfortable helm chair and nmatching companion chair. A large settee is aft with storage underneath nand a smaller settee is to port with additional storage under. A new naluminum tube frame stretched canvas top keeps the sun and most of the nweather of the crew. The all new Radar Arch adds support to the bridge ntop and house all of the new antennas. The Boatdeck offers a large nstorage cabinet forward with space for a BBQ grill (original grill has nbeen removed, two propane bottles and regulators are included). nPictured, un-registered un-titled hardbottom inflatable and outboard nincluded as is. Bowar 1500 lb. power-rotation davit has been recently nserviced.


  • Water tank
  • Steering gear
  • Watermaker
  • Diesel furnace
  • Two spare Fortress anchors

Engine Room and Mechanical Systems

Fulln stand-up Engine Room with easy stand up access from Master stateroom ncloset and aft deck hatch with ladder. Numerous upgrades under this nowner and in the past several months.

Highlights below:

  • Twin Cummins QSM-11 660HP mains
  • New Airsep systems on mains
  • Dual Racors on mains
  • Twin Northernlights generators in sound shields
  • All new level sensors on all tanks
  • Upgraded electrical panels
  • New batteries
  • Recently serviced Automatic Engine Room Fire System
  • New handheld fire extinguishers throughout

Upgrades and repair history brief

Overn his tenure, starting in 2005, the current owner has invested heavily ninto upgrades on this yacht. Soon after purchase hydraulic thrusters nwere installed and the anchor windlass was upgraded to hydraulic. Not nlong after, Wesmar stabilizers were added. When the original Detroit nDiesel 8-92s were nearing overhaul, the owner opted to re-power with nfresh Cummins QSM-11s and replace the original generators with new nNorthernlights units in sound shields.

Inn late 2014 the yacht was transported from British Columbia to South nFlorida. She was lightly used in South Florida and the Bahamas and in nmid 2018 an aggressive refit program was started. All major services nwere completed; the Wesmar hydraulic system was upgraded; new sinks and ncounters were installed in the galley and heads; new wall coverings and nheadliners were installed. In mid 2019 the yacht suffered a lightning nstrike that damaged the electronics, the engine computers and some nelectrical circuits. Since then an all new, upgraded electronics suite nhas been installed, new main engine computers, and many upgrades to the nelectrical system including all new LED overhead lighting. A new antennan arch with all new antennas and a pipe frame and canvas top was ninstalled. Satellite TV was added and a Glendinning Joystick controller nwith StayControl was additionally installed. New batteries, filters, nflares, nearly full fuel tanks and more, make this yacht ready to go ncruising, now.

Additionally Included (not currently on board)

Ann assortment of items are currently stored off of the yacht in a nearby nstorage unit and are included in the sale of this yacht. Below is a nbrief list of these items, inquire for more details.

  • An assortment of SCUBA tanks, regulators, masks and fins
  • Propane bottles and regulator for future BBQ grill
  • Some fishing tackle
  • Mechanics tools and tool box
  • Various replacement filters and spare parts
  • Bedding and sleeping bags
  • Much, much more. Inquire.

Brokeru0027s Comments

"Quiet Storm" is one man’s million-dollar nproject that can be had for less than half that amount. Over $500k ninvested in recent months but owner’s move to Europe forces sale. Some ncosmetic details yet to be addressed, but all the “heavy lifting” is ncomplete. She’s a really solid, comfortable and capable yacht.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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