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New Boat: Bering 65 Nomad

Bering 65 - Nomad

Near the smaller end of their lineup of offshore passagemakers, next year Bering Yachts plans to introduce the 65 Nomad. Sharing the same full-displacement, economical long-range cruising design as its brethren (the range currently spans from 50-115 feet), this new steel-built raised pilothouse weighs in at a burly 235,000 pounds. Powered by twin Cummins QSL9, Tier 4 EPA-compliant engines, the 65N is estimated to exceed 5,000 miles at an 8-gph fuel burn rate. A 10-knot max is available for decidedly less efficiency, but with total fuel tankage to 4,500 gallons, you probably won’t be stopping for fuel too often, no matter what your speed.

In a departure from its more traditionally styled Bering 65 littermate, the 65 Nomad’s use of huge, seamless windows in the superstructure and vertical hullsides portlights work together to ensure that the ship takes full advantage of available natural light, all the way down to the cabins. In the European style, woodwork details are clean and fuss-free, and each owner will have a wide range of custom finishes available.

Stabilization is optional, so owners can opt out, or take advantage of hydraulic fins or Seakeeper gyro stabilization.