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The Nordship 380DS. Nordship Yachts UK.

The Nordship 380DS

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Nordship 380 DS Standard Specification:

Boat and equipment are built according to EU guidelines for CE certification and approved to Category 'A' - ocean. This is a detailed description of the standard equipment and layout of the 360 DS. Extras and additional options are available, for details please contact Nordship Yachts UK.

Hull and deck

  • Below the waterline is treated, with epoxy primer and antifouling
  • Teak on side decks, cockpit sole, cockpit seats and bathing platform
  • Solid teak toe rail
  • 6 stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Stainless steel pulpit, push pit and guard rail with wire
  • Bathing ladder in stainless steel
  • Jib with headsail roller reefing and self tacking system
  • 4 skylights
  • Windscreen Wiper at starboard front screen
  • 2 Dorade ventilators


  • Wheel steering with rudder brake, leather on wheel, and engine control
  • Mainsheet mounted on traveller on the bridge deck between the 2 cockpits
  • 2 x Andersen ST 46 self tailing genoa winches
  • Cave lockers in cockpit coming
  • 4 lines lead back from mast to cockpit

Rig and sails

  • Fully battened mainsail
  • Jib with headsail roller reefing and self tacking system
  • Boom supplied with outhaul, 2 reefs and rod kick
  • 1 Andersen halyard winch mounted on mast
  • Mechanical backstay tensioner


  • 4-cylinder fresh water cooled Volvo Penta diesel D2-55 55HP
  • 3 bladed fixed propeller
  • Engine control panel with alarm, start and stop and rev counter
  • Stainless steel fuel tank with a 200 litre capacity

Electrical system

  • 12 volt system with 100 AH starter battery and 3 X 100 AH auxiliary/general use batteries
  • Electrical control panel with gauge for water, fuel and waste tank and a 12 volt socket
  • 220 volt shore connection with 50 AH charger and 3 x 220 volt sockets, and 220 volt heating of hot water
  • International approved navigation lights and deck light
  • Halogen spots in the ceiling, up lights / reading lights on bulkheads, working light in galley and chart lamp

Heating, water and waste

  • There are two stainless steel freshwater tanks each holding 188 litres
  • Waste tank with an 80 litre capacity
  • Pressurised water system with hot and cold water
  • Hot water heated by the engine and electric shore power
  • Marine WC
  • Electric pump for shower drain
  • Electric and manual pumps for the bilge


  • Gas oven with 2 burners
  • 110 litre built in refrigerator
  • Plates, cups and glasses for 6 persons

Additional equipment

  • 4 fenders
  • 4 warps
  • Ensign staff
  • 2 winch handles
  • Emergency tiller
  • 3 fire extinguishers

Hull and deck

The hull and deck are hand laminated. The Dark blue sheerline and waterlines are moulded into the gel coat. Sandwich construction in balsa, including deck and superstructure is used above the water line. Below the waterline the hull is a solid laminate. The Hull and deck is bonded and bolted. The lead keel with cast iron shaft is bolted to the hull with stainless steel bolts. The rudder is GRP with an aluminium rudder stock. The hull below the waterline is treated with Epoxy primer and antifouling.

On Deck

Teak on side decks, cockpit sole, cockpit seats and bathing platform. A robust and solid teak toe rail ensures safety along with an integral laminated nonslip surface in the GRP. Stainless grab rails are sited on the deck saloon roof. On the forward cabin top are mounted an integrated self tacking system for the jib,2 dorade ventilators. Windows in aluminium frames with 'Securit' glass in the deck saloon. Skylight mounted in for cabin, pantry, toilet and deck saloon. 6 heavy cleats. Stainless steel guardrail, pulpit and push pit. anchor, bow roller and 30 metres of chain. Anchor locker in foredeck with space for 1000 watt anchor winch. Bathing ladder on platform is also included.


The cockpit is divided into 2 sections; The forward section is absolutely free of ropes and lines and gives comfortable seating for 6-8 persons. From the forward cockpit section access is made to the deck saloon via the companionway, which includes a sliding acrylic hatch and a folding door in teak. On the port side of the forward cockpit there is access to the large cockpit locker/workshop (also accessible from the aft cabin). In the aft cockpit, the steering pedestal is mounted with wheel covered in leather, rudder brake, electrical throttle and a compass. Behind the wheel there is also a large locker under the aft seat. The engine control panel with rev. counter and alarms are mounted in the coaming. All sheets and halyards are led back to the helm position and are controlled by the 2 x Andersen ST46 winches. All lines leading from the mast to the cockpit are hidden under the coach roof and pass through individual continuous stainless steel tubes to ensure no snags and wear or tear by friction. On the bridge deck between the 2 cockpits, the traveller is mounted. Both cockpits are self draining.

Mast rig and sails

Silver anodised mast with 9/10 rigging and 2 sets of spreaders. The mast is stepped on deck and supported by a steel compression tube from the deck to the keel. The boom is fitted with outhaul, rod kicker and 2 reefs. On the mast there is a winch for the genoa halyard. The main halyard and the reefing lines are lead back to the genoa winch through pipes in the superstructure. Backstay with mechanical backstay adjuster. Furling jib with the furling line lead back to the cockpit and self tacking system. Fully battened main sail. All bottle screws have bronze barrels to avoid binding. Windex fitted in mast top.


4-cylinder Fresh Water cooled Volvo Penta Diesel D2-55 55HP with sail drive and 3 blade fixed propeller to ensure smooth and low vibration running. Fitted with Fuel and Seawater filter. Effective sound insulation with rubber plate with lead and over that a foam also with lead. The whole insulation is protected against dirt by an aluminium foil. Good access to the engine room is provided from all sides. Engine control instrument with rev counter, acoustic alarms, start and stop, is mounted in the cockpit. One hand gear and speed control is fitted on the steering pedestal. The engine is served by a 200 Litre fuel tank in stainless steel.

Electric system

12 volt system with 100 AH engine start battery and 3X 100 AH auxiliary/general use batteries. Isolated circuits. Master switch and control panel, with fuses, voltmeter, 12 volt socket and gauges for water, fuel and waste tank. 115 AH 3 phase generator charge level control on engine. 220 volt shore connection with50 AH charger, Fuse Indicator test panel, and 3 x 220volt sockets and 220 volt heating for hot water. Lighting throughout the boat: Halogen spots in the headlining, reading lamps, working light in galley and chart lamp. International compliant navigation lights, steaming light, anchor light and deck light. Combined Speed, Log and Echo sounder.

Water and waste water

Heat exchanger on the Engine provides hot water to a387 litre capacity Stainless steel hot water tank delivered by Electric pressurised water system.80 Litre waste tank with vacuum drain in deck or draining into the sea via seacock. Electric shower drain (over board) and electric and manual bilge pumps.

Interior finish

Top quality mahogany in matt finish varnish. Panelled doors and locker doors with solid frames. Floors in matt varnished teak on ply with inlaid bright stripes. Ceiling cover in white leatherette with mahogany inserts. Choice of high quality upholsteries. Curtains / blinds to all side Windows and skylights.

Deck Salon

To port the deck salon has a large U-shaped sofa around a spacious dining table, which is raised to ensure a panoramic view through the extensive windows while seated. Below the table is an integral bottle storage. Under the raised floor is storage in a drawer. To starboard there is a large chart table with switchboard and space for numerous instruments. An internal helm position is offered optionally. Cupboards and storage abound.


To starboard side forward of the saloon, there is a large longitudinal galley with white work surface, a gimballed oven with 2 burners. Double sink with hot and cold pressurised water, 110 litre built in refrigerator with mahogany veneer door trim. Generous storage with drawers and cupboards is provided, one of which is assigned to the storage of plates, cups and glasses for 6 persons, all included.

Fore cabin

The fore cabin offers a large double berth. Aft of the berth there is a hanging locker. The hull is panelled with horizontal solid mahogany stripes. Above the berth on both sides there are cupboards and shelves. In the roof there is a large skylight with blind.

Toilet compartment

A spacious toilet compartment with marine w.c, lockers over and under the washbasin. Hot and cold pressurised water. To the aft there is a spacious shower room. Corian floor with shower drain and mirror on bulkhead. The bulkheads are covered in white laminate with doors and trim of solid mahogany.

Walk way to aft cabin/evening saloon/Library/Snug

The through fare to the aft cabin provides an excellent retreat providing armchairs, library shelving and drinks cabinet to the starboard side of the evening saloon. The drinks cabinet creates 2 arm chairs, but can be lifted clear to create an excellent sea berth for when one passage. To the opposite there is an additional armchair and the engine box, which can be used as a table, over the engine there is a fine place for a television.

Aft cabin

A luxury "Aft cabin" with large double bed. Lots of cupboards and lockers. The hull is panelled with horizontal solid mahogany stripes. From the aft cabin there is access to the large cockpit locker/workshop.

Want to know more about the Nordship 380 DS? Contact us or call our team on 01202 724917