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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » N - Boats starting with 'N' » Nordica

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Nordica 16
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Description: Nordica 16
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu April 17, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Design: Salty full keel, double-ender. Cuddy cabin with two 6'8" berths. Displacement - 925lbs, Beam - 6'2". Concrete ballast enclosed in fiberglass.

Strengths: Very stable and kind motion in heavy seas. Can handle heavy weather. Does not heel very much - don't waste money on a sailor's clinometer. A very pretty design. Fast in high winds. Easy to load/unload from a trailer due to its shallow draft (1'10").

Weaknesses: Cockpit is not self draining - this is annoying. Slow in light winds - a No 2 Genoa sail helps.

Overall Satisfaction: Very high.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat November 22, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Nordica 16 is a stable, sea worthy boat that sails as if it is a much larger boat. It handles heavy weather very well. It's roller reefing main allows it to be sailed in some of the heaviest winds. The cuddy cabin is appropiate for storage, but sleeping would be difficult. It 20 inch draft allows it to go most places. It is ideal for snooping around the various coves and inlets on the Bras d'Or Lakes. We are extremely pleased with the boat!
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Review Date: Sun April 15, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $3,000.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Great value for money. Sails like a much larger boat. "Salty" design.
Cons: Relatively slow. Not a live aboard

The Nordica 16 is not for everyone but those that like it, like it a lot. This boat is extremely stable for its size with an overall weight of 950 lbs. including a fully ballasted keel of 450 lbs. Double ended design is excellent in following seas. Cabin can be used for sleeping but has relatively low headroom. Great heavy weather boat. Fast in high winds. Shallow draft (20in) and no centreboard a real asset in shallow or tidal waters. Easy to trailer sail and rig. Not a racer but a really fun boat to sail. About 400-500 built. High quality materials and fittings. Design is based on Danish North Sea craft. Design sails in Denmark as the Lynaes and Holland as the Oostzeejol. Most owners keep the boat for decades. Overall level of satisfaction is very high. Active owners discussion group on Yahoo Groups.
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windyfred
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Registered: July 2011
Location: Bathurst, NB
Posts: 2
Review Date: Mon January 16, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $2,000.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Solid, stable
Cons: small cabin, cockpit not self-draining

I just purchased my Nordica 16 last season and am planning to make some much-needed overhauls this spring. Overall, very pleased with this sailboat as my first boat. Planning some more extensive excursions this summer!
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Windkiller

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Registered: October 2010
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 176
Review Date: Thu March 8, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1,300.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Cool little trailerable mini yacht
Cons: None so far

I have the BC version the Danica 16 made using a Nordica 16 as a mold
Slightly deeper fuller keel, taller cabin with hinged cockpit roof hatch as well as companionway door in sliders, taller cockpit combings, a lazarette, full floatation and a self draining cockpit. I believe it was a redesign of the Nordica to make the passage to Hawaii

Otherwise identical double ended hull shape,length and rig (minus the spreaders and snubbing winches)

I really like this boat, it has oodles of character backed up by quality workmanship and functional design. Sleeps two comfortably with sitting headroom, Opening brass portholes make for a well ventilated cabin. Easy to singlehand, can heave to nicely when needed to reef or have lunch
The roller reefing is useless, conventional reefing works fine with this boat. With a trailer tongue extension it's also easy to launch. Lot's of fun to sail with the addition of small scale cruising potential, all in a tidy neat package that lives on a trailer.
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