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A fantastic little ship from Van Dam Nordia – Nordia 55 CHARISMA is for sale

June 3, 2019


Hatched 2005, she is still in her original ownership and is one of a series of world beating 55 footers built by Nordia for serious blue water cruising. CHARISMA cruised in the Caribbean when new before being shipped to Europe. She has been used for relaxed local cruising since and calls Lymington her homeport.

Full specification available here –

With her smart dark blue livery and rugged aluminium build, she comes with a Proctor Holland automated cutter headed rig and electro hydraulic winches for push button sailing.


Down below she has a lovely cherry interior with hand crafted marquetry and teak and holly soleboards. The main saloon is flooded with light and has a large and comfortable dining and seating area to port and a navigation station to starboard. There is a small lobby with 2 curved doors which lead into the 2 guest cabins with generous upper and lower berths. The upper berths fold up to convert the cabins in huge single cabins. They share a large heads compartment with separated shower and there is then a crash bulkhead between this and the large forward lazarette.


The galley is to starboard aft with lovely marble counter tops, electric, gimballed cooking and loads of workspace. There is also a washer dryer. Walk through this into an enormous owners’ stateroom with en-suite, a sofa to relax on and lots of storage.


Of course, Nordias are famous for their engineering and very low noise levels. The walk in engine room houses her Perkins main engine, Onan generator and other services like the power pack and water maker. It is white and gleaming. Nordia were the masters of sound so it is super well insulated and on deck, you will need to check the rev. counter to see if the main engine is running. The generator make a discreet hum.

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CHARISMA is perfect for world cruising and with her robust aluminium hull is at home in the cold and warm places.

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