Van Dam Nordia Semi-Custom Motoryachts

Van Dam Nordia has long been recognized for its expertise in designing custom sailing yachts. Now, they are applying this expertise towards creating semi-custom luxury motor yachts. To know more, check out

The 70PC was designed with Nordia values in mind: distinctive design, top build quality, and maximum comfort. Furthermore, it boasts exceptional speeds as well as agile handling characteristics for optimal performance.


Van Dam Nordia, founded in Holland and operating as a longstanding family business since 1881, stands as the epitome of generations of experience and expertise. Beginning by building commercial crafts before transitioning to pleasure boats in 1908 and finally abandoning wood altogether for aluminum to construct yachts of 50 feet to 100 feet lengths in 1956 was a pivotal turning point.

Over time, the company expanded exponentially, earning itself an unrivaled reputation for luxury, comfort, and performance. Furthermore, their brand became well known for exceptional craftsmanship as well as their ability to tailor yachts according to client requests.

LUCKY STAR is one of the latest yachts built at Van Dam Nordia and boasts excellent steel pilothouse ketch construction with engine-fitted midships for improved stability and comfort while bluewater cruising. She offers generous space, outstanding sailing performances, as well as a bright interior space.

TRUANT OF SARK was an exceptional investment by Van Dam Nordia artisans. Her luxurious cherry interior was designed by UK studio Field Work and executed with shadow gaps, many moldings, and lovely marquetry in ash and ebony marquetry. Additionally, its exterior boasts very low profile lines, creating sleek and sophisticated lines. It is now for sale and ready for a new owner.


Dutch shipbuilders have an illustrious shipbuilding tradition, and Van Dam Nordia’s yard embodies this rich legacy. Family-owned and operated, it still serves from its historic site, which dates back to 1600. Yachts were designed and engineered at Van Dam Nordia before being expertly handcrafted to their highest standard by skilled artisans.

VAYU, one of Robin Ten Hoope and Van Dam Nordia Performance Cruiser 70 designs by Dokar Yachts of Istanbul, is currently under production and on its way to its first beneficiary owner. Lightly used but fully equipped, she offers significant cost savings versus new custom-build projects and also benefits from being registered under the Jersey flag for maximum market flexibility.

Nordia yachts, luxury semi-custom cruising yachts known for their superior construction and impeccable finishing standards, have long been prized as outstanding long-distance cruisers with minimal crew required and maximum guest comfort.

Van Dam Nordia also provides extensive refits. Recently, it completed an overhaul on a 55′ Nordia Saphir yacht, which involved repainting, refurbishment of interior spaces, and maintenance works.


Van Dam Nordia, one of the oldest Dutch shipyards, dates back to 1600 when its predecessor company, Helling, was operating, later becoming known as Van Dam Nordia.

Van Dam Nordia’s shipyard on Aalsmeer’s Ringvaart canal boasts 30 highly trained employees dedicated to innovation and quality craftsmanship who specialize in designing and building custom sail and motor yachts to customer specifications. Additionally, this royal warrant holder provides refit services for existing vessels as well as offering refits.

This beautiful VAYU Performance Cruiser 70, designed by Robin Ten Toope, was constructed at Van Dam Nordia shipyard in the Netherlands. Fully specced, she is powered by a Volvo D-7 265hp engine equipped with a bow thruster and features an aluminum rig with Park Avenue boom for optimal market flexibility. Offered without VAT under the Jersey flag to maximize market flexibility. She awaits her first beneficial owner.

Grabau International is delighted to offer for sale this remarkable Van Dam Nordia 55 TRUANT OF SARK. Built for her original owners in 1995, she was entirely rebuilt by UK interior designers Field Work for bluewater cruising in 2021. Cherry wood features throughout her spacious, light, and well-appointed interior, while fieldwork softens the more complex lines of traditional Van Dam Nordia design for increased comfort while ocean cruising.


Van Dam Nordia Yacht Yard has remained busy designing and building new yachts as well as refitting them extensively, such as with the 70′ MY White Princess last week, which went through several projects such as refurbishing her teak deck, repainting, and maintenance work on her navigation instruments.

After decades of designing and building luxury sailing yachts, Van Dam Nordia has announced its entry into all-aluminum motor yacht construction. These motor yachts will adhere to the same stringent quality standards set out in their premium sailing yacht designs while being branded under their Van Dam Nordia name.

This 2006-launched Nordia 100 Traditional is one of the world’s most stunning examples and has been extensively cruised throughout each summer season in the Mediterranean since 2006. She offers comfortable accommodations for up to six guests plus two crew.

As part of her extensive refit in 2016, the owner decided to upgrade several systems and add extra details, creating an incredible cruising gem. Her spacious saloon and fully equipped galley make her an ideal place for relaxing and entertaining alike.

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