Mabuhay is an impressive trawler that is both visually appealing and practical. Its sturdy gray gelcoat hull and streamlined long profile, embellished with blue stripes, create a stylish, confident and capable cruiser. With three cabins and two heads, the vessel assures a comfortable stay for its guests. Along with the cockpit, foredeck, boat deck, and flybridge, Mabuhay offers a well-equipped exterior. The Nordhavn 50 model has stood the test of time as a reliable and efficient long-range cruiser. Hull number twenty-five and the final model of its series, Mabuhay is now available for sale by its third owner. Her original purchaser had opted for many sought-after amenities, including a wide-body saloon, a three-cabin layout, a wet exhaust for the primary engine, a well-furnished flybridge, and an Aritex dinghy crane.
You can board Mabuhay from the starboard side deck or from the center door in the transom that connects to the swim platform. Moving forward from the cockpit you can walk along the starboard side deck forward to the Portuguese bridge and foredeck.
Mabuhay has a spacious and comfortable saloon on the main deck with large opening windows providing natural light and near panoramic views. Teak and spruce flooring, rich teak walls finished in satin gloss, and her abundant natural lights create a warm and welcoming feel. To port is an L-shaped settee for six, and a teak hi-lo table. Upholstery has been recovered with faux leather in 2023. It also features a built-in entertainment center with a Toshiba 55” flat-screen TV. The saloon’s luxurious and warm design is wonderful for entertaining guests and relaxing with family.
This galley is a true gem, providing ample space for cooking both on the move and while anchored. The stunning Surell countertop houses a convenient double basin under-mount sink that is ideal for meal preparation activities. All appliances in the galley are positioned within close proximity and offer easy access, thus ensuring that every culinary necessity is readily at hand, creating an ideal environment for whipping up delicious meals, regardless of whether the vessel is underway or at rest.
Mabuhay’s primary command center is her pilothouse, which offers outstanding visibility on both sides and ahead. The helmsperson, situated comfortably in the Stidd helm chair, directs operations with ease. Two electrical panels with clearly marked breakers is present along with easily accessible controls for the main engine, wing engine, stabilizer, and generator. The center outboard windows allow for cross-ventilation, while the two outboard sliding doors provide access outside to the Portuguese bridge. The forward console and dashboard house precisely positioned electronic equipment.
Located aft of the pilothouse, you will find a comfortable L-shaped settee accompanied by cushions positioned both below and behind it, with storage space available beneath the seating area. The settee is complemented by a fixed teak table before it creating a seamless ambiance. A shelf area has been constructed outboard to port with a top loading freezer situated underneath the shelf. Moving forward, you will come across a staircase that leads to a landing offering entry to all three staterooms. In this very stairway, an Asko laundry drier has been attached outboard.
Down the stairs from the pilot house and midship is the owner stateroom. The queen-sized bed in the owner stateroom is thoughtfully positioned athwartship, making entry and exit effortless. An ensuite head is conveniently located on the starboard side. Multiple hanging lockers and drawers provide ample space for clothing storage. Enjoy natural light and fresh air from the port lights on the outboard to port. The stateroom is comfortably air-conditioned, creating a welcoming retreat. White paneling on the bulkheads adds to the spacious feel of the room. The engine room is also accessed via a dogged door from the owner stateroom.
The private head on the Nordhavn 50 is conveniently located to starboard. It features a Surell counter and sink, offering both style and practicality. The stand-up stall shower comes with a glass door and provides a refreshing bathing experience with fresh water. The head is equipped with a modern and efficient Techma freshwater toilet. Additionally, it offers ample storage space with a medicine cabinet, mirror, lockers, and drawers to accommodate all your personal hygiene supplies.
The guest staterooms aboard Mabuhay are located forward and are separated by a centerline bulkhead. Each cabin can be accessed through a pocket door and mirrors the other with two built-in single berths, cleverly designed with one on top of the other. The rooms come with ample storage space in the form of drawers, lockers, and bed stands. The staterooms also provide individual access doors to a shared head and shower forward, which is just two steps away. Both guest staterooms have opening port lights and fans that ensure fresh air circulation. These staterooms are versatile, practical, and efficient as the upper berths can be used as storage shelves when not in use. The beautiful teak joinery and teak and spruce soles add a touch of elegance to the cozy cabins.
Accessed from either guest stateroom, the raised section forward of Mabuhay features a spacious head and a generously sized shower compartment enclosed by a curtain for added privacy. The sink with its expansive countertop offers ample room for personal care products. You’ll appreciate the plenty of storage lockers present in the head for conveniently storing toiletries and other personal items. The head also features a unique flooring design as it incorporates a lift-up hatch that provides easy access to the forward bilge area and bulbous bow, making it possible to service the bow thruster with ease. Additionally, the shower compartment has natural ventilation through a large opening hatch that comes complete with a screen for enhanced comfort.
Entry to Mabuhay’s engine room is through a dogged door in her owner’s stateroom. One of the most notable features of this yacht is the excellent sound attenuation, which ensures ultimate comfort when underway. Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE) did an outstanding job of engineering this vessel to keep the engine room as quiet as possible. The Lugger main engine is located in the forward and center section over the bilge whilst the Yanmar wing engine and Northern Lights generator occupy the aft section of the engine room. Access to the through hulls and fuel valves for supply, return, and transfer is incredibly convenient.
Located beneath the aft cockpit, this machinery space provides easy access via the cockpit hatch above. Here, you’ll find a host of essential equipment, such as air conditioning compressors, batteries, steering, and the inverter. The Nordhavn 50 also features a high-capacity 900 GPD AquaMatic watermaker with media filter, which is installed aft for easy access. Multiple through hulls are located outboard on both sides to allow for efficient drainage. Additionally, the SEP150 24V Side Power Stern Thruster – complete with its own charger and battery bank – are expertly installed in this location, ensuring smooth and efficient operation. Mabuhay’s lazarette is a great place for many storage options.
SWIM PLATFORM and COCKPIT
The swim platform on the Nordhavn 50 is the ideal spot for arriving by dinghy or taking a refreshing dip in the water. Access to the cockpit is through the stern gate, which is both secure and easy to use. From there, you’ll find a convenient ladder forward that leads up to the boat deck. The cockpit provides ample space for relaxing and entertaining guests, with a partially covered overhead area that creates a shaded oasis. It’s a wonderful spot to enjoy the panoramic view from the boat and perhaps set up some deck chairs for lounging in comfort.
Mabuhay boasts a functional and safe foredeck design, featuring a sturdy Portuguese bridge in front of the pilothouse. Accessing the foredeck from inside the bridge is simple, thanks to a convenient hinged gate door. Anchoring is a quick and effortless process with the powerful and reliable Maxwell windlass managing the ground tackle, which includes the anchor and chain. Additionally, the fiberglass deck box is integrated into the deck design and provides an ideal location for two Dorade vents, further enhancing the boat’s ventilation system. For added safety, a sturdy stainless steel bow pulpit is installed, ensuring safe and stress-free navigation, especially in rough waters. In short, the foredeck space on the Nordhavn 50 is a perfect blend of practicality and design, ensuring convenient, safe navigation for all onboard.
The boat deck on the Nordhavn 50 is an excellent example of functionality and design. This expansive area is easily accessible via the cockpit ladder or the port side of the pilothouse, making it a convenient space for multiple purposes. The area is bordered by a durable stainless-steel railing that runs the perimeter, ensuring optimal safety and stability for everyone onboard. Additionally, the boat deck is equipped with a powerful Aritex crane, constructed of high-quality stainless steel, to deploy the Caribe tender easily. Overall, the boat deck of the Nordhavn 50 is a spacious and sophisticated area designed to provide a safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing space for all boaters.
Mabuhay’s flybridge is an exceptional feature that offers amazing panoramic views of the surroundings. The skipper can comfortably control the vessel from a high vantage point with an ergonomic and adjustable Todd helm chair. Furthermore, the flybridge’s overhead is fitted with a sturdy and durable Bimini top, providing ample shelter from the sun and weather elements. The flybridge of Mabuhay is not only an excellent location for steering, but it also offers an ideal space for socializing and entertaining guests. Thanks to an expansive layout, the flybridge is equipped with multiple seating options, which includes a U-shaped seating arrangement, so everyone onboard can enjoy the beautiful view and soak up the relaxing atmosphere. Overall, the flybridge of Mabuhay is a perfect blend of practicality and luxury, offering passengers a unique and unforgettable experience.
Layout: Main Deck
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