1983 Kong & Halvorsen 48' Dawn 48 / Ketch "Nirvana"

Center Cockpit For Sale

48' Kong & Halvorsen 1983 "Nirvana"


Just Listed 2-6-19. More photos coming soon!!

This very rare and prestigious sailing vessel is fast and ready to make sail and will surely turn heads anywhere she goes.

The Kong & Halvorsen Dawn 48 Ketch, is one of 15 that were built before the mold was destroyed in a fire! Designed by German Frers is a lovely boat that impresses immediately. Its beamy design provides excellent deck and interior space. The center cockpit offers outstanding protection and all-round visibility. The sail plan and rigging are configured for power AND for easy management. Extended cruising would be very comfortable with two couples or a family on this yacht!

It should be noted that the respected German Frers firm is behind numerous highly-regarded vessels such as the Nautor's Swan, Hallberg-Rassy and Hylas yachts. 

Don't miss your opportunity to own this fantastic vessel! Boat is located in America's Cup Harbor, off N Harbor Dr. Call and make an appointment today!!

Please note that the owners are live-a-board so advance notice to show is a MUST!

Atlantic Yacht & Ship, Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Seattle Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

Full Details

Sleeps 7: Vee berth forward; forward head w/sink, electric toilet, Danish shower; salon with dinette and settee, nav station to starboard w/navigator's berth just aft; large galley to port; owner's cabin aft with berths on both sides, aft head w/sink, electric toilet and stall shower.

The boat has a huge number of storage lockers throughout the boat.

Teak & holly on plywood cabin sole, teak laminate & painted interior finish


Large double s/s sink, Whale salt water foot pump, Whale cold water hand pump

Seaward Princess 3-burner LPG stove w/oven (self-contained vented propane locker)

Fridge A Boat refrigeration system in 6 cu. ft. ice box

Hot & cold pressure water

107 Gal. water capacity

Hull and Construction

Keel & bottom: Molded fiberglass construction,molded keel with bolted
on external ballast below, 11,600 lb. ballast, blue anti-fouling paint

Topsides & transom: Molded fiberglass construction, transom stern, dark
blue paint finish, red and white boot stripes, gold cove stripe

Decks & superstructure: Teak plank surface, composite fiberglass deck, white with light blue paint particle surface on cabin top

Deck hardware: Stainless steel bow and stern rails, stainless steel stanchions, double
life lines, wood toe rails, aft deck hatch, set of stern cleats and chocks, sets of amidships
and bow cleats with chocks, two forward deck hatches

Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass engine bearers and stringers

Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: Plywood bulkheads

Layout/interior components: Center cockpit, companionways forward and aft from
cockpit, aft cabin has berth aft and ensuite head to port forward, passageway to
starboard between aft cabin and saloon, engine room inboard of passageway, galley to
port aft in saloon, dinette forward of galley, two chairs and a table to starboard of dinette,
forward from saloon is head to port and v-berth forward


5 Kw Westerbeke, model 5.0 BCDB, appx 400 hours

Anchor and Ground Tackle

20 Kg Bruce anchor, chain, 45 lb. CQR in foredeck locker, line

Sailing Systems

Mast & rig type: Two keel stepped aluminum masts

Standing rigging: Multi-strand stainless steel wires, swage end fittings, “Graham” turn
buckles, mizzen has one lower, one intermediate forward and one upper shroud per
side, main sail has solid rod upper and intermediate shrouds, stranded wire lower
shrouds, backstay and forestay

Hardware: Running back stays on mizzen, Hood Seafurl roller furling booms on main
and mizzen masts, one set of mizzen and two sets of main spreaders, preventer,
spinnaker pole, Furlex 300 S roller furling head sail assembly

Winches: Four Barient 19 self-tailing, one Barient 17 self-tailing, two Barient 36 electric
self-tailing, two Barient 28 self-tailing, three Barient 23 self-tailing, third electric winch
forward in cockpit

Sails: Spinnaker, roller furling jib, main and mizzen sails


Transom boarding ladder, 8 h.p. Yamaha outboard engine model 8MSH serial no. 6N0S
1020654, Sea-B-Que LP bbq grill, Webasto diesel hydraulic heating system, dodger,
bimini top and cockpit enclosure, deck prisms, four – deck vents with cowls, Maxwell
2200 electric two direction windlass, two anchor roller, foredeck water fitting, side
boarding ladder, center dodger windshield wiper, two electric winches, Horizon Rammic
vhf, Furuno Navnet multi-function device with Simard AP21 autopilot, 2015 Yanmar engine instrumentation includes tachometer with electronic display, temperature and oil psi, Datamarine Corinthian series S200DL depth, Danforth Constellation compass, cockpit cushions, B&G MK2 depth, Raymarine ST60+ speed, Simrad IS 15 rudder angle
indicator, Simrad IS20 wind instrument, cockpit table, aluminum opening port
lights, aft head includes manual head, sink and shower, Victron 12v / 3000 VA / 120 amp
inverter battery charger, Water Maker (in-op), internal sea strainers, Raritan 170611 water heater, refrigeration unit by Sea Frost, double galley sink, chart table, galley cool pump, water pressure pump Mediterranean three burner lp gas range, inflatable tender, ice maker (in-op), alarm panel, generator instruments include temperature, oil psi, volts and hours, B&G Hercules depth sounder and MK2 boat speed, Horizon Intrepid vhf, main and mizzen spreader lights, dinette, Samsung tv, two saloon chair and table, ship’s cock and barometer, Kenwood stereo, liquor locker, forward head includes manual head and sink, electric bow thruster


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.