Miss Miranda is for Sale


Update 9/22/2021

Miss Miranda is listed with Devin Zwick at Nordhavn Northwest in Anacortes. Devin can be reached at 949-633-4244 and devin.zwick@nordhavn.com.

The boat is listed on both Nordhavn.com and Yachtworld


We bought Miss Miranda in 2017 planning to cruise to Alaska and then South to Mexico and beyond.  In preparation, we did extensive maintenance and upgrades over multiple visits to Philbrooks Boatyard.  Our goal was to make a safe, reliable, comfortable and self sufficient cruising boat able to be at anchor indefinitely.  An important part of this effort was to have a “Ready for Sea” Inspection by renowned Nordhavn systems expert Steve D’Antonio, who spent an entire day aboard Miss Miranda identifying any issues that would impact the goals outlined above.  This set of observations formed the basis of the maintenance work done at Philbrooks, while our own knowledge and experience drove the many upgrades, described in a section below. 

We completed our bucket list journeys, travelling to Southeast Alaska in the summer of 2019, putting over 3500 NM on Miss Miranda and then continuing down the Pacific coast in the fall of 2019.  We joined the CUBAR rally to Mexico and spent two seasons cruising the mainland Pacific coast and then the Sea of Cortez.  We returned to the US in June of 2021 having put an additional 7000 NM on the boat and were preparing for more cruising in the Pacific Northwest in the coming seasons.  Fortunately for the buyer, we have had a change of plans due to Gwen’s professional commitment leading to relocation and lack of time for long cruises.   For that reason, we are selling her and hoping that she will find a home with another adventurous cruising couple. Please see the description below.

Miss Miranda has just come out of the yard (Friday, 8/10/21) at Pacific Marine Center here in Anacortes, where she had the bottom and running gear painted, zincs replaced, the keel cooler cleaned and the main engine coolant changed.

Price is on request. If you are interested, please complete the Contact Form at the bottom of the post.


Miss Miranda – 2000 Nordhavn 50 Hull #12

Main Engine Hours: 3865+
Wing Engine Hours: 132+
Generator Hours: 2658+

Accommodations

This is the two Stateroom layout with Owner Stateroom amidships. The cabin sole is teak & spruce. There is a TV locker over a 5-drawer dresser in the starboard corner.  Hanging lockers and drawers are on either side of the Queen-sized island berth, while bookshelves are above the berth.  Above the bookshelves are two opening portholes, with a privacy curtain.  LED lights are mounted overhead and there are LED reading lights on each side of berth.  There is extensive drawer storage under berth on each side and at the foot – total of 12 drawers.

There is a large mirror on the forward bulkhead with a vanity light over bookshelves and counter surface.  Two DC circulating fans provide cooling. To starboard, a door leads to the private head and shower with medicine cabinet and mirror, LED lighting overhead, porthole with privacy curtain and shower compartment with bench and handheld shower; head is aft of the shower.

The guest cabin is in the bow with ensuite head and shower, with full size berth, and desk with swivel chair to starboard that can be used as computer station.  There is a hanging locker forward to port and generous drawer storage under the berth.  There are extensive lockers, drawers and bookshelves to starboard, and the cabin has a teak and spruce sole.

The main Salon has teak & spruce sole, covered with Soundown insulation and an edge-bound carpet.  There is an L shaped settee to port with up down table, overhead handrail and hanging locker aft starboard corner.  There is a Stressless chair with ottoman to starboard next to the built in TV/entertainment cabinet.  Storage locker with two drawers and surface is to port forward of the settee.  Generous storage beneath the settee and wine/bottle storage behind settee cushions.  Bookshelves and magazine rack forward to starboard.  Hunter Douglas shades for all salon windows.  The salon also has two DC circulating fans that often keep the space cool enough to minimize the use of air conditioning.

Climate control is provided by a four zone Webasto Hydronic Heating system (2010) with Everhot water heater plus four zones of Cruise Air reverse cycle heating/air conditioning (well tested in Mexico!).

Engine and Machinery

  • Main Engine Lugger L06108A2 Dry exhaust 3865+ hours
  • Racor 900 duplex fuel filter manifold filter on main engine
  • Yanmar 3JH3E 34HP wing engine 131+ hours
  • Northern Lights 12KW genset
  • 2658+ hours
  • ABT/Trac 220 Stabilizers
  • Reverso Oil change system for main engine, transmission, generator and wing engine
  • SS fuel manifold system (newly fabricated in 2018)
  • Fuel transfer system with separate Racor 900 filter and new Walbro pump on a timer
  • 12HP ABT Bow Thruster, 24 V DC – 4 stations
  • Mathers electronic Controls – 4 stations
  • 120v AC and 12V DC lights in engine room
  • Fireboy fire suppression system
  • Extensive engine room cooling system with delta T intake fans in engine room and delta T extraction fans in the stack, all controlled by separate breakers

Domestic Systems

  • Sea Recovery 800 GPD watermaker with remote control including auto backflush, (new membrane 2021) – approximately 550 total hours on the watermaker, about 50 on the new membrane
  • CruiseAir AC system/4 compressors
  • Webasto Hydronic heating system including Everhot hot water system, with 4 separately controlled zones
  • Asko Washer and Dryer.
  • 350 gallon domestic water capacity in 4 tanks controlled by a manifold.  Jabsco DC pump and pressure accumulator
  • 75 gallon separate drinking water system plumbed into forward tank with its own filter and pump

Galley

The galley features a quartz counter with bar above between the galley and salon.  Above is cabinet storage with custom dishware storage mounted below.  LED lights are on the underside of upper cabinets.  There is extensive storage both under this counter and forward between the range and refrigerator.  More prep counter space is here as well as cabinets behind and above.

Large storage cabinet above the refrigerator.

  • Broan trash compactor
  • SHARP Carousel convection/microwave oven (new 2019)
  • Garbage disposal
  • Culligan drinking water tap and filter M VS316.
  • Force 10 LPG stove and oven
  • Frigidaire freezer/refrigerator w/ice maker (new 2019)
  • Two drawer Sub Zero freezer (compressor replaced in 2019)
  • Moen faucet with extendable wand (new 2019)
  • Double sink
  • Ceiling mounted DC circulating fan

Pilot House

The pilot house is the happy place to be underway.  It is four steps up from the salon and galley.

  • Stidd Helm Chair
  • L-shaped raised settee and table behind helm (settee completely redone in 2019 with Stamoid)
  • Large storage locker to starboard adjacent to settee.  This contains a safe.
  • Book/Manual shelf and cabinets on starboard side
  • Counter and binocular storage above bookshelf.
  • Extensive three panel helm station with three panel overhead valences for navigation and systems monitoring (equipment described below).
  • Defroster fans (new in 2019)
  • DC circulating fans, two forward and one in aft port corner
  • AC and DC electrical panels
  • Stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Chart storage in the area under the raised settee.
  • Port side storage drawer and locker.
  • Large center hatch above with screen
  • Sliding doors access both side decks
  • Opening windows on both sides
  • Window aft to boat deck at port aft
  • 6 Panels of windshield with mullions between
  • 4 windshield wipers with separate delay controls

Electronics and Navigation

We rebuilt the Navigation system, using the best components of the previous system and making strategic upgrades to provide full redundancy for offshore operations.

  • Furuno 1913 64 Mile open array radar with stand-alone display
  • Furuno DSRD4-NXT digital radar, integrated with Nobeltec TimeZero (new 2019)
  • Simrad AP20
  • Autopilot with 4 control stations and dedicated steering pump
  • Furuno Navpilot 711C backup autopilot with completely independent steering pump and fluxgate compass (all new 2019)
  • Furuno fish & depth finder FCV 585 (rebuilt in 2018)
  • Twinscope interphase sonar/DS
  • Furuno GPS 300 (new in 2019) and Furuno RD 25 instrument display
  • VHF radio ICOM M127
  • VHF radio with MMSI and DSC ICOM-M604
  • Vesper XB-800 AIS with integrated GPS (new 2017)
  • Airmar 200 weather station
  • Navigation PC, Apple Mac Mini, running Rose Point Coastal Explorer, connected to 12” touch screen display (new 2021) in front of helm. (new 2018)
  • Navigation PC, Intel NUC, running Nobeltec TimeZero, connected to 21” display on starboard PH panel.  (new 2018)
  • Rose Point NEMO Nav data multiplexer supplies navigation data to BOTH PCs via Ethernet connection. (new 2018)
  • Maretron DSM 410 displays NMEA 2000 data (new 2019)
  • Maretron NMEA 2000 monitoring includes: (new 2019)
    • Fuel flow, consumption and economy
    • DC power systems status
    • Generator power status and load
    • Engine room temperature
    • Wind speed data
    • Navigation data
  • Carlisle and Finch Searchlight with motor control
  • Exhaust temperature gauge for main engine
  • Exhaust temperature alarm for wing engine (new 2019)
  • Bilge counter (new 2019)
  • Bow thruster control
  • Windlass control
  • Fireboy control
  • High water alarm

Electrical Systems

We made extensive improvements to the electrical system to allow for extended time at anchor while minimizing generator run time.

  • 110/220V – 60hz AC. 12 and 24volt DC.
  • Forward port & aft starboard shore power connectors. 50 Amp connector for house power and dedicated additional 50 Amp circuit for Air Conditioning if needed.
  • Magnum MS2812 Inverter/charger
  • Square D inverter bypass switch in pilothouse.  Magnum Remote control panel (with Battery Monitoring option) in pilothouse.
  • Mastervolt 24V charger for starting batteries (new 2018)
  • 2 Victron 100 Amp Auxiliary chargers (new 2019)
  • 12 KW Northern Lights Genset ( 2891 hrs )
  • 24 volt 40 amp alternator on Main engine
  • 12 volt 170 amp alternator plus Balmar controller on Main engine (new 2017)
  • 3 solar panels (on pilot house roof) with 3 Victron MPPT 100/30 controllers tied into DC electrical system (new 2019)
  • 10 Firefly carbon foam house batteries, 1100 Ah total (new 2019)
  • 2 Lifeline starting batteries
  • 1 Lifeline Generator/wing battery
  • Extensive AC and DC power utilization monitoring with Maretron and Magnum monitors

Deck and Hull

Our major focus here was at anchor safety and stability.

  • Airtex 1500LD davit
  • Two Forespar “flopper stopper” at anchor stabilization systems, port and starboard side (new 2019)
  • Viking RecYou 4 person liferaft, canister, mounted on boat deck (purchased new 2019)
  • Two large deck boxes on boat deck
  • Starboard cockpit door & custom portside cockpit door
  • Cockpit cabinet/locker with steering control station, sink with extendable hot/cold shower wand, and storage drawer/lockers.
  • Swim ladder with emergency (from the water) deployment system
  • Stern anchor mounted on swim platform
  • Man overboard retrieval system including lifeline and a custom block and tackle system
  • Raw and fresh water spigots in starboard cockpit locker
  • Two propane tanks (recertified 2021) and propane controls in port cockpit locker.
  • Sunbrella awning over cockpit
  • Swim platform with removable staples
  • Sarca Excell 137 lb anchor (new 2019)
  • Maxwell 3500 windlass
  • with 450′ 3/8″ chain
  • Maxwell remote control with chain counter
  • Bow pulpit modified to include SS anchor chain keeper and anchor lock down system
  • Fresh & salt water washdown in forward starboard side of Portuguese bridge
  • Large bow locker forward of Portuguese bridge

Tender

  • 12 foot AB euro with
30 hp Tohatsu outboard with electric trim, Garmin fishfinder/chartplotter (new 2018)

Miscellaneous

  • Port and Starboard Portuguese Bridge controls
  • Cockpit Control Station
  • Buell Air Horn
  • Fire extinguishers (6)
  • Flares
  • Downrigger; Scotty
  • Pot Puller
  • Crab pot (2)
  • Prawn pot (2)
  • Fishing equipment
  • BBQ (Dickenson)
  • Charts: Olympia to Sitka, Pacific Coast and Mexico
  • Williams-Sonoma stoneware set in custom racks in galley
  • Maintenance records and service manuals are on the vessel
  • Receipts available on request for maintenance and upgrade work

Photos


Maintenance and Upgrades

We had all of our major maintenance and upgrade work done at Philbrooks Boatyard in Sidney, BC.  We visited the yard three times in 2018 and 2109 with a long list of projects in order to make Miss Miranda a safe, reliable and comfortable long distance cruising yacht, investing well over $200,000.  We have listed below all areas of the boat that have had maintenance or upgrades during our ownership.  As you can see, all the critical systems have been addressed.

Engine and Mechanical

Main Engine

  • Rebuild injectors – 2018
  • Replace coolant pump – 2018
  • Add coolant collection bottle – 2018
  • Upgrade 12V alternator to Leece Neville 170 Amp – 2018
  • Add Balmar Max Charge Regulator – 2018
  • New exhaust elbow – 2019
  • New exhaust blanket – 2018
  • New muffler and blanket – 2021

Keel Cooler

  • Clean and repair leak – 2018

Main engine shaft

  • Replace PSS seals – 2018
  • Check cutlass Bearing – 2018
  • Check prop balance – 2019

Fuel delivery system

  • Fabricated new fuel supply and return manifolds to replace original, leaking manifolds – 2018
  • Inspect fuel tanks, clean if needed (not necessary) – 2019
  • Replace leaking port tank sight tube – 2019
  • New Racor 900 fuel manifold for main engine – 2021
  • New fuel lines, Racor to main engine, manifold to Racor – 2020
  • Maretron fuel flow monitoring system – 2019
  • Fuel system pressure tested (no leaks) – 2021

Wing Engine

  • New V drive – 2019
  • Replace raw water pump – 2018
  • Replace circulation pump – 2018
  • Replace engine mounts – 2018
  • Rebuild wing engine prop hub – 2018
  • Align wing engine shaft – 2018
  • Replace wing engine wet exhaust hose with silicone – 2019
  • Install wing engine exhaust cutoff valve -2019
  • Install exhaust temp alarm – 2019
  • Replace Cutlass Bearing – 2019
  • New Tides shaft seal – 2019
  • Re-align wing engine – 2019
  • Replace all raw water hoses – 2019
  • Replace prop shaft – 2019

Generator

  • Install circuit breaker box – 2019
  • Replace heat exchanger – 2019
  • Replace exhaust elbow – 2019
  • Replace injectors – 2019
  • Replace raw water pump – 2020

Stabilizers

  • Service hydraulics – 2018
  • Clean heat exchanger – 2018
  • Replace TRAC panel and servo controller – 2019
  • Replace TRAC power supply – 2019
  • Rebuild actuators – 2020
  • Change hydraulic fluid – 2020
  • Replace failed solenoid
  • New stabilizer water pump – 2021

Bow Thruster

  • Replace coupling – 2019

Domestic Systems

Water Maker

  • Cailbrate Salinity meter – 2018
  • Rebuild high pressure pump – 2019
  • New membrane – 2021

Air Conditioning

  • Replace Sea Strainer – 2018
  • Replace circulating pump – 2018
  • Replace seawater hoses – 2018
  • Replace raw water intake elbow – 2019

Water heater

  • Install new Seaward 11 gal hot water heater – 2018
  • Replace hydronic hoses to heater with exhaust rated hose – 2019
  • Replace heating element, zinc, temperature sensor, high temp shutoff – 2021

Hydronic Heating system

  • Full service, filters, fluid, injectors, etc – 2018
  • Replace Webasto motor – 2019

Heads/holding tanks

  • Replace heads with Tecma Silence plus – 2017
  • Replace duckbill valves – 2019
  • Add charcoal filter to vent line – 2019
  • Add spare macerator discharge pump (offline) and rebuild kit – 2019

Deck and Hull

Flopper Stopper system

  • Install Forespar flopper stopper poles, port and starboard, along with all rigging and with “flop stopper” lightweight aluminum plates – 2019

Windlass

  • Installed chain counter/remote Control – 2018
  • Lubricate/service windlass – 2019

Anchor

  • New Sarca Excell 137 lb Anchor – 2019
  • Install chain retainer, anchor retainer – 2019
  • New delrin anchor roller – 2019

Davit

  • Service davit and motor – 2019
  • Replace leaking hydraulic lines – 2019

Rudder/Steering

  • Replace rudder bearing – 2019
  • Replace tiller arm bolts with Grade 8 yellow zinc – 2019
  • Add a second steering pump, replumb hydraulic lines to switch between pumps – 2019
  • Rebuild steering ram – 2019

Cockpit and decks

  • Repair chips in non-skid – 2019
  • New gasket for lazarette hatch – 2019
  • New gas struts for bow deck locker – 2019
  • Rebed swim platform staples – 2019

Electronics and Navigation

  • Replaced obsolete Nav Computer with DC powered Intel NUC, running Nobeltec TimeZero – 2018
  • Added a second Nav Computer – Apple Mac Mini with 12” touchscreen monitor running Coastal explorer.  Completely redundant – each computer can run the boat. – 2019
  • Rationalized the Navigation data input from multiple NMEA 0183 devices using a Rose Point NEMO gateway.  Data from all Nav sources shared on dedicated hardwired network. – 2019
  • Installed NEMA 2000 Network and Maretron monitors for critical systems – fuel flow, AC power consumption (generator), DC power consumption, and engine room temperature. – 2019
  • Added new Furuno DSRD4-NXT Digital radar.  Integrated with Nobeltec TimeZero to allow radar overlay on Nav chart. – 2019
  • Installed Vesper Marine XB-8000 AIS with GPS.  GPS data made available on Nav network for redundancy. – 2018
  • Installed a completely redundant Autopilot system with Furuno Nav Pilot 711c, Furuno fluxgate compass and dedicated steering pump.  Both Nav computers can run this autopilot if the primary fails – 2019
  • Replaced GPS receiver/antenna with Furuno GPS 300 – 2019
  • Added an iPad as a third Nav computer, gets Nav data over wifi network.  We added this because it had the most accurate charts for Mexico – 2018
  • Furuno FV585 fish finder sent to Furuno for rebuild – 2018
  • Installed new temp/depth/speed transducer – 2019

Pilot House

  • Installed defroster fans – 2018
  • Settee: Reupholstered with Stamoid and replaced cushions– 2018
  • Installed DC circulating fan – 2019
  • Installed Iridium GO and external antenna – 2019
  • Installed long range cellular data modem and external antenna – 2018
  • Rationalize Pilot House dash and instrument panel, moving stabilizer, EGT and spotlight controls to overhead and navigation equipment to center dash
  • Replaced weather stripping on PH doors – 2019

Salon

  • Install new bound carpet and Soundown insulation – 2018
  • Settee: Reupholstered with Ultraleather and replaced cushions– 2019
  • Install DC circulating fans – 2019
  • Refinished table – 2019

Galley

  • Replace faucet with Moen extendable wand model– 2019
  • Replace subzero freezer compressor – 2019
  • New refrigerator – 2019
  • New convection/microwave oven – 2019

Staterooms

  • Installed DC circulating fans – 2019

Electrical System

DC

  • New Mastervolt 24V charger for engine start/windlass/thruster batteries – 2019
  • New Magnum BMK battery monitor – 2018
  • New 12v DC Ammeter – 2018
  • 10 new firefly carbon foam house batteries – 2019
  • New Blue Seas master battery switches – 2019
  • Two Victron 100 Amp chargers – 2019
  • Three solar panels (710 watts) and 3 Victron mppt controllers – 2019
  • Rewired Bonding system – 2018
  • Replaced interior light bulbs with LED throughout – 2018

AC

  • Replaced main panel ship’s service selector switch.  This addressed a major safety problem with shore power leakage current found by Steve D’Antonio during the ready for sea inspection.  It turns out that the AC system as built DID NOT match the design drawings – there was no provision to bring the generator neutral to the selector switch.  It required replacing the original 2 pole switch with a 3 pole switch.  After the repair – no leakage current. – 2019
  • Added a circuit breaker for the generator output.  Another safety issue discovered by Steve.  Original installation did not include this breaker.  – 2019

Maintenance reported by previous owner

2016

  • New Stabilizer seals (ABT)
  • New Bottom paint (Sea Hawk) New Zincs
New Propspeed; all running gear
  • 2015
New Lifeline batteries (all)
  • Delta ”T” 9 inch fan (2), engine room input

2015

  • New inverter; Magnum MS2812
  • New 24V alternator
  • Rebuilt 12V alternator
  • New 12V external regulator; Balmar
  • New davit cable
  • New windshield wipers and controls
  • Rebuilt windlass motor
  • Rebuilt HVAC circulating pump

2014

  • All new sanitation hose and valves

2 thoughts on “Miss Miranda is for Sale”

  1. Your 50′ is beautiful. So is your blog. Thank you very much for it all, especially taking the time to chronicle fun things like your search for the “Catch 22” location. That was amazing!

    Best of luck with your next chapter.
    Richard
    New Haven, CT

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