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The Nordship 430DS. Nordship Yachts UK.

The Nordship 430DS

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Nordship 430 DS Standard Specification:

Boat and equipment are built according to EU guidelines for CE certification and approved to category A-ocean.

Hull and deck

  • Below the waterline treated with epoxy primer and antifouling
  • Teak on side decks, cockpit sole, cockpit seats and bathing platform
  • Solid teak toe rail
  • 6 stainless steel integrated mooring cleats
  • Anchor with 30 metres chain
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guard rail with wire
  • Bathing ladder in stainless steel
  • 4 skylights
  • Windscreen wiper at starboard front screen
  • 2 Dorade ventilators


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

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 x Andersen halyard winch mounted on mast
  • Mechanical backstay adjuster


  • 4-cylinder Fresh water cooled Volvo Penta diesel D2-55 55HP
  • 3 blade fixed propeller
  • Engine control panel with alarm, start and stop and rev counter
  • Stainless steel fuel tank 1 X 380 litre

Electric 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
  • 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

  • Stainless steel freshwater tanks ca. 2 x 250 litre
  • Waste tank ca. 90 litre
  • Pressurised water system with hot and cold water
  • Hot water prepared by the engine and shore connection
  • 2 Marine W.C´s
  • 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

Hull and deck is hand laminated The Dark blue sheerline and waterlines are moulded into the gel coat. Sandwich construction in balsa, including deck and superstructure. The Hull and deck is bonded and bolted. The keel is a lead Torpedo on a cast iron shaft which is bolted to the hull with stainless steel bolts.GRP Rudder with 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. Stainless steel grab rails mounted on deck saloon roof. On the forward cabin top is mounted an integrated self tacking system for the jib, 3 skylights and 2 Dorade ventilators. Windows in aluminium frames with ‘Securit' glass in deck salon. Skylight mounted in the deck saloon. 6 heavy cleats integrated in the toe rail. Guardrail, pushpit and pulpit in stainless steel. anchor, bow roller and 30 meters of chain. Anchor locker in foredeck with space for 1000 watt anchor winch. Bathing ladder on platform is also included. On the aft deck can be found large storage lockers on both sides.


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. In the aft cockpit, is mounted the steering pedestal 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 is 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. The lead of the lines, from mast to cockpit is 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, rigging with 2 set 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 kick 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 and sail drive fitted with a 3 blade fixed propeller to ensure smooth and low vibration running. Fitted with a Fuel and Sea-water filter. Effective sound insulation with rubber plate with lead and over that a foam also with lead inside. The whole insulation is protected against dirt by an aluminium foil. Good access to the engine room from all sides. Engine control instrument with rev counter acoustic alarms, stat and stop, is mounted in the cockpit. One hand gear and speed control is fitted on the steering pedestal. The engine is served by 1 x 380 Litres 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 heater 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. Automatic electric bilge pump, automatic shower drain as well as electric pump for pressurised water. Refrigerator. Combined Speed and echo sounder.

Water and waste water

Heat exchanger on the engine and 220 volt shore power provides hot water. Electric pressurised water to sinks and shower.2 x 250 Litres freshwater tanks in stainless steel. 90Litre Waste tank with vacuum drain in deck or draining into the sea via seacock. Electric shower drain (overboard) 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 Saloon

To port the deck saloon has a large U-shaped sofa around the spacious dining table, which is raised to ensure that you have 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 chartable with switchboard and lot of space for numerous instruments. An internal helm position is offered optionally. At the chart table there is offered a height adjustable chair, which can be lifted of its bracket and used at the saloon table while docked in a harbour. Cupboards and storage abound.


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

Fore cabin

The fore cabin includes a large double berth. Aft of the berth there is two hanging lockers. 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.

Guest cabin

To port of the galley area is access to an exceptionally comfortable guest cabin with double bed built in under the seats of the deck saloon. Large hanging locker and lot of storage

Toilet compartments

2 x toilet rooms with bulkheads in white laminate. One in the front, between the fore cabin and the guest cabin and one in front of the aft cabin to port. Doors and trim in mahogany, and corian on the floors. The forward toilet room is equipped with marine w.c. and wash basin, the aft one is further equipped with separate shower compartment and automatic shower drain. From the shower there is access to the cockpit locker/ workshop, where the and hot water boiler are placed.

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 in the evening saloon. 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 "owner's cabin" with a large double bed and access from both sides. Many cupboards and lockers provide storage. The hull is panelled with horizontal solid mahogany stripes.

Want to know more about the Nordship 430 DS? Contact us or call our team on 01202 724917