Listed at $395,000

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Available for SaleQuiet Storm61' 1985 Nordlund 

1985 Nordlund 61' Raised Pilothouse

NEW LOW PRICE! Seller will look at lower offers by qualified buyers!

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 (2007) with less than 2,000 hours currently
  • Twin Northern Lights 12 kW generators (2007) with ~1,000 hours currently
  • Wesmar hydraulic roll-fin stabilizer system with hydraulic bow and stern thruster and hydraulic Maxwell windlass (2006)
  • All New Garmin Electronics suite, including Autopilot and Radar (2019)
  • New Satellite TV system (2019)
  • Glendinning Joystick controls with Stay-Control position hold feature (2019)
  • New interior wall coverings and headliners (2019)
  • New Galley sink and counter (2019)
  • New head sinks and counters (2019)
  • Bauer Scuba compressor (2015)
  • Last bottom paint February (2020)
  • New aluminum pipe frame top and antenna arch with all new antennas and cables (2019)

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



Enter from the aft deck through double opening, windowed doors and you immediately notice the generous space, large sofa to starboard with complimentary storage/entertainment cabinet and love seat to port. Forward is a beautiful backlit, Onyx breakfast bar, open to the galley and 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 well-appointed helm console (see Electronics). A comfortable settee with table aft, port and starboard side doors offering easy access to side decks and foredeck.

  • New Freezer under settee (2019)
  • New Electronics (see Electronics)
  • Primary DC Breaker Panel
  • Very large, under-the-helm crawl-in electronics cabinet for easy access and maintenance

Electronics, Navigation and Communication

All new electronics suite installed in Pilothouse and Flybridge along with new engine computers, house computer and Glendinning Joy-stick control. Highlights below, inquire for additional 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

Lower deck is accessed from a midship stairway on the port side, adjacent to the Galley. Aft from the stair is the Master suite with private head and separate shower stall with built-in seat. Large cabinet to port and large hanging locker aft. Numerous drawers for personal storage. In the center of the Master Cabin aft bulkhead is a large cabinet with stand-up, water-tight access door to the Engine Room. Forward from the stair and port is the “common head” for guest and easy access “day” use. To starboard is the midship, Twin Berth Guest Cabin with large generous hanging cabinet, and storage drawers. Further forward to port is the Laundry center with stacked washer and dryer, storage cabinets and folding counter. To starboard is the third head with separate shower stall forward and private entry door to/from the Twin Berth Guest Cabin. At the forward end of the companionway is the large Forward Cabin with four single bunks, ideal for a few adults, or four or more children. A large deck hatch in the overhead offers light, ventilation and egress to 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 Galley and from a ladder on the aft deck. All new flybridge electronics and helm console are easily controlled from comfortable helm chair and matching companion chair. A large settee is aft with storage underneath and a smaller settee is to port with additional storage under. A new aluminum tube frame stretched canvas top keeps the sun and most of the weather of the crew. The all new Radar Arch adds support to the bridge top and house all of the new antennas. The Boatdeck offers a large storage cabinet forward with space for a BBQ grill (original grill has been removed, two propane bottles and regulators are included). Bomar 1500 lb. power-rotation davit has been recently serviced and with rebuilt hydraulic ram.


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

Engine Room and Mechanical Systems

Full stand-up Engine Room with easy stand up access from Master stateroom closet and aft deck hatch with ladder. Numerous upgrades under this owner 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

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

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

Additionally Included (not currently on board)

An assortment of items are currently stored in cabinets on deck and inside the yacht and under the salon settee. Buyer should be prepared to inspect and inventory additional equipment. These items include:

  • One spare propeller shaft
  • Two spare propellers
  • Three spare anchors
  • Various replacement filters and spare parts
  • All galley wares

Brokeru0027s Comments

"Quiet Storm" is one man’s million-dollar project that can be had for less than half that amount. Over $600k invested in the past 2 years but owner’s move to Europe forces sale. Some cosmetic details yet to be addressed, but all the “heavy lifting” is complete. 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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