Famed yacht designer Robert Perry considers the Norseman 447 to be his “masterpiece”. Given that he’s designed several bluewater cruisers on everyone’s top 20 list, that’s an impressive claim. Designed to be a thoroughly modern approach to cruising yacht design, these hulls have stood the test of time, and remain highly sought after. With a sleek hull form that emphasizes sailing length and stability, they’re known to perform well in a full range of sea conditions. A lead ballast is located in the very bottom of the wide fin keel increasing her stability while the rudder on a large skeg makes the helm light and extremely well balanced.
This particular example appears to be very well-maintained and upgraded, listed in ready to go condition. Built in the famous Tashing boat yard in Taiwan, she exudes all of the gorgeous joinery they’re famous for. With a smart interior layout designed for comfortable cruising, she welcomes those aboard with a warm, rich interior glow.
One of the big bonuses with this example is the lack of teak decks commonly found on these models. Listed for $147,000 USD in Hawaii by Kokua Yacht Sales.