"VivieRae" is hull number one of this popular series and was delivered in 2008. Built with the utmost attention to detail for which the builder is renowned, and meticulously maintained by an experienced owner and her professional crew, she is offered for sale in spotless condition.

"VivieRae" sleeps eight owners and guests in four ensuite staterooms. The double berth captain’s cabin is aft of the pilot house, and the crew cabin is aft of the engine room.

The yacht’s interior was originally designed by Dee Robinson Interiors, and features elegant American Cherry woodwork with panels in eye catching book matched mahogany crotch, black absolute granite, custom color matched interior Dutch doors and window frames, and intricate stainless steel. In 2011 she received a $2 million reconfiguration with a fly bridge extension. The new arrangement included the interior sky lounge staircase being removed and an exterior aft staircase being added. The owner also added a waste treatment system and many redundant systems throughout.  

Carefully cared for and under the direction of Destry Darr Designs, she was redecorated and refreshed in August 2014. This includes new carpet , new dining room chairs, new window treatments, all salon furniture recovered, new bed throws, new decorative pillows, new exterior chair cushions, new flybridge sun pad cushion new lampshades, refinished coffee tables and dining room table, recovered pilot house Stidd seat and back cushions and recovered sky lounge furnishings.

"VivieRae" has recently completed an extensive maintenance program which included the painting of the entire deckhouse and superstructure, servicing of the main engines, generators, air conditioning system and much more.

"VivieRae" represents a unique opportunity to own a spectacular yacht in perfect condition. She was designed and built to handle all oceans of the world from the tropics to high latitudes in comfort, style and safety. Her sumptuous interior and high volume offers the greatest luxury, and seems far more spacious than her overall length of 86’ would lead you to expect. She was built to ABS Class requirements, and has been maintained in class. She is commercially compliant, and can be offered for charter. Both rugged and refined, she must be inspected to fully appreciate all she has to offer. She will be the first choice for anyone looking for a modern, easily maintained, and comprehensively equipped adventure yacht.


Aft in the main deck superstructure, the main saloon has an appealing symmetry. Matching pair of blue-gray chenille upholstered settees are to port and starboard beneath the large windows. These face matching pen shell coffee tables, each flanked by matching taupe, geometric patterned upholstered arm chairs. This very convivial conversation space can seat ten people very comfortably.

A low cabinet forward conceals a flat panel television which rises at the touch of a button. This cabinet, with the service columns to each side, visually separates the saloon from the dining room.  Below the nylon taupe carpet is a finished floor of teak and holly.


The dining table, set athwart ships at the yacht’s centerline, seats eight in new upholstered chairs and two carvers. A handsome butler’s counter is forward to port with custom cabinetry for all chinaware, two fridge drawers beneath a black absolute granite top, Icemaker, sink, wine cooler and a lighted crystal display cabinet above.

The galley, described in greater detail below, is forward to port. A very handsome half spiral staircase leads up to the pilothouse, and a day head is to starboard.


Further forward and just a couple of steps down, the Master Stateroom spans the full beam of the yacht. A centerline king sized berth is against the aft bulkhead of this spectacular room. A television rises from the cabinet forward which is flanked by the doors to His and Hers bathrooms finished in white flecked marble, mahogany joinery work, and large stall showers (hers also being a steam shower), three closets, writing desk, built in book shelves and skylights.


Captain’s Cabin

Conveniently positioned just aft of the pilothouse. A double berth is set outboard to port with a desk forward, and an ensuite bathroom with stall shower to starboard.

Crew Cabin

Accessed via a staircase from the portside of the aft deck, the crew cabin is on the starboard side just aft of the engine room. This cabin has upper and lower single berths and an ensuite bathroom with stall shower.


Opposite the crew cabin with one new Electrolux washing machine and two Maytag Neptune dryers.


As expected, the pilothouse offers a commanding view, with all instruments properly laid out and described in greater detail below.

 A raised C-shaped settee, aft on the centerline, faces a drop leaf table. A door to port leads to the captain’s cabin with double berth and ensuite bathroom. To starboard a corridor leads aft to the sky lounge passing fridge, Icemaker, sink and a lighted crystal display cabinet above.


Unlike her subsequent sisters and following it's reconfiguration in 2011 "VivieRae" does not have a staircase to the flybridge in this room. It consequently feels (and is) much more spacious with a charcoal chenille L-shaped settee to port providing a great spot to enjoy the scenery or watch a movie. A low cabinet aft conceals a flat panel television which rises at the touch of a button. Within the cabinetry is custom wine storage, and a finished teak and holly floor is beneath the 100% wool carpet.  A foldable treadmill and selection of dumbbells quickly turns this area into a mini-gym.


On the main deck, forward and to port of the dining saloon, the galley has access to the port side deck in the conventional way. Finished in American cherry with grey granite counters and backsplash, this galley has everything a chef could want. Equipment includes:

  • Sub-Zero Freezer and freezer
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator and refrigerator drawers
  • Bosch Dishwasher
  • Dacor Microwave oven
  • Wolf Oven
  • Wolf Stove top (new)
  • Stainless steel sink with disposal
  • Black and Decker Toaster
  • Monogram Trash compactor


"VivieRae" is an “aft house” trawler with the superstructure set well back on the hull to provide the most comfortable ride in a pitching sea. This configuration provides ample space for large tenders in the well deck aft of the high bow, and forward of the Portuguese bridge.

 There are side decks on both sides of the main deck and on the pilothouse deck, and a generous aft deck/cockpit with access to the integral swim platform. A straight bench settee with Sunbrella cushions is across the transom facing a convertible dining table and four teak deck chairs for al fresco dining.  All tables and chairs are quick release to make room for the Stidd fighting chair whilst game fishing.

Aft of the sky lounge the deck is sheltered by the overhang from the flybridge above. This overhang is a custom construction that is not shared by other Nordhavn 86's. A stairway comes up from the cockpit below on the port side, and a similar and custom stairway on the starboard side leads up to the flybridge.


This is very much an “owner and guest” area, since there is no command station. A hardtop stretches from the ventilation stacks forward shading the area, and there are tracks and removable Isinglass screens to enclose the space when the weather warrants. A C-shaped settee and table is forward to port. A large and useful barbeque grill, drinks fridge and 52” television finish the deck off for any type of entertaining.

Aft, only partially covered by the hard top, is a Jacuzzi with a panoramic view surrounded with a sumptuous new sunpad.


"VivieRae" has a bulbous bow for optimal fuel efficiency (the bow thruster is contained in this bulb), a full keel ending a few meters short of the stern, twin skegs enclosing the shafts with the rudders supported aft leaving the propellers protected within apertures, and a swim platform aft which is integral to the hull, and contains an inverted broad U-shaped tunnel with the stern thruster.

Stabilizers are just aft of amidships each side, and are fitted with kelp cutters.

The superstructure is in Alexseal Snow White, painted in August 2014.


Navigation Electronics

  • (5) Furuno MU 170C monitors
  • Furuno 2127 BB commercial grade ARPA radar
  • (2) Furuno V(2) Navnet CBB NT Navnet systems with ARPA (back up radar, chart plotter, fishfinder/depthsounder).
  • VVE1 Computer with Nobeltec chart system
  • Furuno GP-32 GPS
  • Furuno SC-50 Satellite Compass
  • Furuno 360 Searchlight Sonar
  • Furuno FA-150 AIS system
  • (2) Simrad AP-50 Autopilots
  • EBLEX CCTV Monitoring System
  • Kahlenberg Whistle Control
  • Carlisle and Finch Searchlight
  • NVTI Night Vision Camera
  • Ruff-Ride PTZ infrared camera

 Communications Equipment

  • KVH V7 Broadband Internet
  • KVH V.O.I.P system
  • (2) Icom 602 VHF radios

Entertainment Electronics

  • KVH Tracvision G8 feeding a separate TV decoder for each TV
  • Bose 321 System in all staterooms (Including Captain and Crew)
  • Bose Lifestyle 48 in main saloon
  • 52” Sharp TV in main saloon
  • 52” Sharp TV in sky lounge
  • 52” Sharp TV in master stateroom
  • 52” Phillips TV on the Flybridge
  • 19” LG TV in guest staterooms
  • 19” LG TV in captain’s cabin
  • (2) 19” LG TVs in crew cabin
  • IPOD Docks in every cabin or zone either playing through the 3-2-1 or the Lifestyle.


The AC electrical system is three phase 120/208 volt distribution with a maximum capacity of 60kW provided by two Northern Light generators (40kW and 25kW) which can be synched together (splitting the buss bars as oppose to paralleling), or through a 100 amp shore power connection (fed by a Glendenning Cable Master) through an Atlas shore power converter, allowing the yacht to be powered in any country in the world.  The Atlas Shore Power Convertor has seamless transfer capability allowing the yacht to be unaffected when switching between power supplies.

The DC electrical systems is 24 volts with a capacity of 765 amp hours provided by six 8D Lifeline batteries connected in series/parallel charged by an Outback inverter/charger at 70 amps.

Each main engine and generator has dedicated 24 volt starting banks charged by alternators on each unit that are also used to top float the house batteries whilst underway.


"VivieRae" is built in fiberglass to very heavy scantlings from female molds using an outer layer of gelcoat (although all finish surfaces are subsequently painted in Alexseal) and 2mm of Coremat to prevent “print through” before the first series of lamination of woven roving is applied. Vinylester resin is used in the first three layers below the waterline, and the entire underwater structure is coated in five coats of epoxy resin before antifouling paint is applied. 

Built to ABS Class requirements and has been maintained in class.

Longitudinal stringers (10 each side) are used full length for added rigidity, and there are five watertight bulkheads.

The superstructure cabin sides incorporate Klegecell foam coring, and all deck structures use Baltec vertical end grain balsa coring to keep the center of gravity as low as possible. Further, 30,000 lbs. of lead ballast is built into the keel structure, and an additional 4,000 lbs. is used in trim.

Fuel storage tanks and water tanks are also built in fiberglass with inspection hatches and removable baffles for full access if needed.

Teak decking, glued, not screwed, sheaths the main deck, the pilothouse deck, and the flybridge.

All machinery spaces are lined with Soundown lead foam insulation and 3M Thinsulate to prevent noise propagation.


  • (2) Maxwell VWC 6000 hydraulic windlasses w/controls in pilothouse and on foredeck, w/chain counters
  • (2) High capacity anchor/chain washes
  • (2) 375 lb. stainless steel CQR anchors
  • (2) 400’ port side and 500’ stbd 5/8 stud link anchor chains
  • (2) Maxwell VC 3000 electric mooring capstans at the stern
  • Maxwell VC 3000 electric mooring capstan at the bow
  • Marquipt Sea Stairs for side boarding from dock
  • Bensoni Passerelle color matched to the hull
  • Bridge wing (port & starboard), aft deck, and pilothouse control stations w/engine, bow & stern thruster, rudder controls, horn and start/stop buttons
  • Marble fish cleaning station along with S/S sink and hot and cold water – aft deck
  • DCS Propane BBQ grill – flybridge
  • Marquipt 3,500 lb. centerline crane, extendable to 20’, for tender launch port and starboard
  • Live well located in the swim platform with independent water circulation feed pump and macerator pump.
  • Exterior doors by Pacific Coast Marine


Accessed via a watertight door from the lobby forward of the crew cabin, the engine room is beneath the main saloon. This bright white space has full headroom on two levels and easy access to all machinery and equipment for all service routines.


Twin Lugger 1276A Alaska Diesel six cylinder turbo-charged diesel engines driving 48” four blade propellers through 4.59:1 reduction gearboxes and 3.5” shafts. These engines are fresh water cooled using keel coolers, and have raw water cooled exhaust systems. Approx. 5,730 hours as of January 2015. Full service completed - August 2014 with starboard engine overhaul.


  • Northern Lights 1064D 40 kW generators. 14,867 hours as of January 2015. Full service completed - August 2014.
  • Northern Lights M864W 25 kW generator. 8,222 hours as of January 2015. Full service completed - August 2014.

Air Conditioning

  • Cruisair 12 ton chilled water system with reverse cycle.
  • 18 air handlers throughout the yacht including engine room.


  • Hamann Mini-Cont, Norway frame waste treatment system
  • (8) Sealand Magnum Opus Hush Flush fresh water vacuum marine toilets


  • Kobelt hydraulic steering system with dual pumps & dual steering rams for redundancy.


  • Trac 370 with the STAR zero speed

 Bow & Stern Thrusters

  • Hydraulic powered 50hp bow & stern thrusters w/16” tunnels and proportional controls at each helm station.


  • Village Marine Tec V 2000 gallons per day
  • Village Marine Tec No-Frills 800 gallons per day

 Shore Power

  • Atlas 35kW converter
  • Glendenning shore power cord retrieval system.


  • Seafire 240 lb. FM200 engine room fire extinguishing system
  • Seafire FD-1400-M lazarette fire extinguishing system
  • Seafire FD-1400-M pump room fire extinguishing system
  • Yourney Fire/smoke detection system
  • "VivieRae" meets the requirements of the Commercial yacht code for the Marshall Islands
  • 32 Portable fire extinguishers, dry powder and CO2
  • SOLAS approved Life jackets, adult and child
  • SOLAS approved adult immersion suits
  • SOLAS approved child immersion suits
  • Flares and distress rockets to the Marshall Islands commercial Yacht code
  • (2) 15 Man Switlik SOLAS approved Pack A Life rafts
  • (2) Fire hoses and hydrants fore and aft
  • Full firefighting suit and SCBA


  • Zodiac Yachtline 470DL Deluxe 15.5 ft. tender with 70hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard
  • Icom VHF radio, Furuno depth sounder
  • Yamaha 3 man wave rider
  • (2) AereOcean inflatable kayaks
  • Inflatable, towable water toys including “Boris” the 5 man Banana
  • Snorkel gear


  • 40 kW Northern Lights generator instead of 33kW
  • New and used oil tanks in engine room -75 gallons each
  • UV sterilizer for the house fresh water
  • Algae-X units on main engines, generators and fuel filter
  • Back up raw water pump for air conditioning
  • SeaFire #FD-700M bottle in forward bilge
  • Hull painted with custom metallic DuPont
  • FRP deck box/seat at the Portuguese bridge
  • Stainless steel handrail on Portuguese bridge
  • 5 Xenon underwater lights across transom
  • FRP bait well in swim step with pump
  • Additional folding cleat in swim step for a total of 3
  • 2 additional stainless steel rod holders for a total of 4 in the cockpit cap rail
  • 2 high pressure air outlets at the foredeck and cockpit
  • 2 - 2" OD rails and ladder at flybridge hardtop to make the area safe for sunbathing
  • Add cockpit seating with table and additional hawse hole with cleat
  • Cockpit tables removable from the pedestals
  • Interior finish with Cherry wood, Mahogany Crotch raised panels, custom staircase to pilot house with custom rails and glass.
  • Modified granite floor at the base of staircase between dining room and entrance foyer
  • Stone work - showers, custom countertop edge, head walls, floors
  • Upgraded overhead material
  • Galley port holes to be opening
  • Cherry and Ebony cabin sole in the salon and dining room
  • Teak decks - flybridge, cockpit, side decks, swim step, Portuguese bridge deck and stairs to lower deck


The name "VivieRae" is reserved and the exterior name plates are excluded from the sale.

Owner’s personal effects.  All items not specifically shown on this listing sheet. A list of exclusions will be available upon request.



Cambridge Yacht Group 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.