72' Nissen 2001



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72' Nissen 2001 HEAVEN CAN WAIT


SY "HEAVEN CAN WAIT" NISSEN 72 Classic Cutter Rigged Sloop was modeled on the classic J-Class yachts, in particular "Endeavor". However, in manageable size. In contrast to the original, the underwater vessel and the attachments were built on the basis of current regatta yacht models and the ship was designed as a lightweight performance cruiser. Due to its deck layout and the equipment of the machine, the boat is well suited and easy to handle with a small experienced crew. It has been sailing for many years by the first owner and his wife in pairs and also maneuvered well in narrow ports.

Originally designed for commercial chartering with crew, the yacht was built according to com- mercial standards and operated with the ship safety certificate of SeeBG. It was constantly main- tained at the highest level.
At the moment, the ship is located in northern Germany, but has suc- cessfully sailed in the Mediterranean, the US East Coast and the Caribbean for many years and is also suitable for long ocean trips in developed areas. The ship still fascinates after 17 years by its incomparable look. The sailing magazine "Yacht" stated in an article "Germany's most beautiful yacht"; at the ARC "Heaven can wait" won the special prize for the "Most Beautiful Yacht" in addition to the actual prizes in the respective groups.





72 - Cutter Rigged Sloop

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



4' 7"

Engine Details:

DEUTZ serviced 2012/13

Engine 1:

2001 120.00 HP

Engine 2:

2001 120.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Electric Diesel

Fuel Capacity:


Water Capacity:

800 GAL


Total Cabins: 4

Owner Cabins: 1
Guest Cabins: 2
Crew Cabins: 1

Berths (Owner):  2
Berths (Guests): 4
Berths (Crew): 2 

Bath (Owner): 1
Bath (Guests): 2 
Bath (Crew): 1  

Salon: Yes 

Rig Type: Cutter Rigged Sloop
Reefing System/s: Hydraulic Furler RECKMANN for both head sails (serviced 2016)
Booms/s: PARK AVENUE walk-on able. Boom lighting (new 2015/2016)

Main engines type: DEUTZ serviced 2012/2013, auxiliary engine FISCHER PANDA (NEW 2014/2015)
Main engines power: 120 kW / 163 hp
Year: 2001
Gear box: ZF gearbox (new 2012/2013)
Propeller: GORI 3-blade folding propeller (new 2012/2013)
Generator type: 230 V with hydraulic pump
Generator power: 20 kW / 27 hp
Bowthruster type: Yes
Sternthruster type: Yes

Fuel Tank: 1,200 l
Full Tank Description: all tanks in NIRO, double RACOR filter system for main engine
Fresh water tank: 800 l
Waste water tank (black water): 240 l
​ Waste water tank (grey water): 240 l
Waste treatment system: 1 tank per JABSCO Standard Wc with new pump system

Inverter: Yes

Navigation Equipment: RAYMARINE multi displays exterior and interior - New
Autopilot: RAYMARINE with compass - new completely integrated
GPS/Plotter: RAYMARINE GPS and Plotter, new plus mobile backup system
Radar: RAYMARINE and AIS Overlay exterior and interior - New. RAYMARINE HD colour radar - new with big slot antenna

TV: TV in salon - retractable
Stereosystem: Stereo autoradio with loudspeakers interior/exterior and external connection
Sat receiver: Own W-LAN on board with LTE antenna on mast top

Refrigerator: Yes
Deep freezer: Yes
Micro wave oven: Oven FORCE 10 with proper gas installation. BOSCH electric oven, grill and microwave
Stove: 4 burner gas stove.

Sailmaker: UK SAILS
Sail area: 1,002 m2
Main: UK SAILS Foil sail (Main G1+3), almost new mainsail with carbon batten set, 2 reefs, Lazy Jack system. Sail area: 109 m2
Genoa: 4 x new 135 % Sail area: 110 m2
Jib: Foresail, Sail area: 63 m2 + storm jib and trysail
Gennaker: 7/8 Sail area: 300 m2. Gennaker mast top Sail area: 420 m2

Winches: Hydraulic winches ANDERSEN (Serviced 2012/2013)
Anchor and chain: 36 kg NIRO sling stay anchor with 70 m NIRO chain 12 mm, hydraulic vertical anchor- and capstan with remote control. Light weight stern anchor. Hydraulically operated anchor arm stowed in bow locker.
Deck wash system: Deck wash pump
Bathing ladder: Yes
Passerelle: Carbon fibre gangway
Awning: Yes

Air conditioning: Air conditiong in master and guest cabins
Hot water in all cabins
Water maker: SEA RECOVERY aprox. 160-170 l/h.

VHF-Radiotel: SIMRAD VHF marine receiver with DSC Controller (new 2014/2015). ICOM VHF handheld radio with DCS controller as backup
SSB-Radiotel: ICOM SSB high frequency marine receiver with antenna matching and backstay antenna and DSC controller
Satcom: INMARSAT MiniM Sat Com system with telefone, fax and data connection
Fax: INMARSAT MiniM Sat Com system with telefone, fax and data connection and tracking system

Tender 1: Semi rigid tender RIB with 4 stroke AB 6 Hp (both new)

Life rafts: BFA for 12 pax and emergency pack

Hull material:
Kevlar/E-glass/Epoxy carbon reinforced
Deck material: Carbon with teak  

Central hydraulic:
Huge refit through BOSCH/REXROTH in 2012/2013 with two E-pumps and motor pump (on generator)

Onboard voltages:
230 V alternatively via shorepower, generator or inverter
24 V direct current for all devices (hydraulic pumps, etc. (aprox. 800 Ah - New batteries)
Charge directly through main engine (24 V) or 230V chargers
230V sockets permanently available throughout the yacht by inverter
Complete MASTERVOLT E-distribution, security and control
Charger units adaptable to shore side power
Isolating transformer for galvanic separation
3 bilge pumps with automatic switches and warning lamps
DHI lighting as well as " red to green" twice in mast top

Safety equipment:
Alarm devices according regulations
SART radar transponder in mast
GMDSS mobile units

Marine linen and towels
"Pütt und Pan" - Fully equipped galley for aprox. 6-8 persons

Comprehensive equipment of ropes and fenders

Large Electrical / Electronics / Sail Refit - Winter 2016/17 Winter works 2017/18

• Extensive winter work to inspect all technical equipment in accordance with the manufacturer's maintenance guidelines plus report of findings

• Extensive rig control with partial replacement of upper shrouds wg. Minimal signs of wear on the end-fittings

• Reconstruction of the antifouling structure with partial post-filling

• Comprehensive control of the keel hydraulics with replacement of some valves and the clamping cylinder

• Replacing the shaft seal (Volvo type, replacement every 4 years)

• Recoating the usual small paint damage to the natural wood on deck

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. 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.

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.

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