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Performance, precision, and exquisite execution of design and aesthetics, the No Limit Ships offers a unique perspective to cruising in safety and comfort. Built to withstand adverse conditions and proven to deliver kindly sea keeping and smooth riding features, the No Limits Ship is the ultimate yacht for shorthandling gentle passages or outrunning threatening weather. The NLS 1640 FB will run economically at 10 knots or will do 34 knots.. Aluminum hull and superstructure.
The No Limit Ships are built to CE-classification A and approved as an independent power motor yacht for cruising all the world seas with waves of 4 meters or higher (wind exceeding 8 Beaufort).
JW Yachts is proud to be the North America dealer for No Limit Ships.
The No Limit design models arose from the idea of building very seaworthy, safe and fast yachts that are easy to sail alone and equipped with every convenience, including long (sea) voyages.
The characteristics of the No Limit design are the tough look, the hull shape and the tube.
The ship has a very low center of gravity giving it great stability.
The air-filled tube around the ship gives not only a tough appearance but the tube is also essential for the behavior within a sea way and during mooring which virtually eliminates the risk of damage from other ships. The No Limit is not floating on the tubes, but in higher seas it gives the ship more stability and provides a smooth ride.
The design has been constantly tweaked and improved over the years and has included the latest innovations and novelties. The sharp shape of the hull and shallow draft make the No Limit suitable for inland water ways. The capacity of the fuel tanks and relatively low fuel consumption at cruising speed of the No Limit give it a great range making it ideal for non-stop long distances.
Boarding is by sidedeck stanchion gates on starboard and port sides to midship starboard watertight door leading to salon and navigation center. Access also by swim platform and transom gate to cockpit and a watertight door to salon. Forward to navigation steering continuing down 7 stairs on starboard side to galley and lower salon. Passage aft through galley to guest stateroom. Passage forward through lower salon to master stateroom.
There are many variations available when it comes to the interior. The interior offers plenty freedom within certain boundaries to be laid out in various ways and there are numerous choices in wood type, style, material and design.
The entire ship has heated floors, complete isolation package and double sided glass in thermal intermitted aluminum profiles as standard equipment.
The No Limit has a spacious owners cabin with separate shower, toilet, washing machine and dryer as standard.
A spacious galley equipped with all amenities and a cozy lounge seat on both sides is also standard.
Under the wheelhouse is a guest cabin which is equipped with a private shower and toilet.
The interior can be fitted with air conditioning per room if required.
The wheel house has a large U-shaped seating area which provides a great view.
A luxurious chair for skipper is also available which has space next to it on the raised bench for a large chart table next to the dashboard.
Combined upper salon and wheelhouse is an inviting area with large windows giving a panoramic 360 degree view.
Raymarine complete navigation system
Wood panelling throughout vessel to customer's request
Anti-rolling safety wood grabrails
Gebo Themic line double pane windows equipped w/solar blinds
Laminate flooring throughout
Central heating for floor underlayment
Chart box in dashboard
Corner L-shaped bench seating with stowage drawers
4 person dining telescoping table
Recaro helm seat
Companion helm seat with 2 stowage drawers
Full length starboard side cabinet
LED ceiling lights throughout
Volvo EVC system allows the most efficient fuel burn for an economical running ship.
Raymarine complete electronics package
Motor instruments in the interior control stand with tachometer, oil-pressure gauge and voltmeter.
IPS steering control wheel and joystick in the interior and with joystick and wheel in the exterior control stand.
Access down seven stairs to galley situated on port side L shaped configuration.
Marlan solid polymer counter surface with integrated double sink and faucet.
Induction 4 burner glass stove w/fiddles
Bench seating with convertible 6 person telescoping dinette.
Cabinets on aft bulkhead
Cabinets on forward bulkhead
Upper cabinets on both sides of the fore bulkhead one w/integrated range hood.
Moonlight opening ceiling skylights w/screens & solar shade
Opening portholes w/ screens
Cabin one way SS exhaust vents
Forward cabin door opens to master
Large double bed
Upper & lower level cabinets
Wall LED lamps
Opening moonlight windows w/screens & solar shade
Located port side in master cabin area
Marlan counter w/integrated sink and vanity
Opening porthole windows w/screens
Entrance is through privacy door aft of galley
Large custom double sized bed
Wall LED lamps
Hanging closet and drawer cabinet
Opening porthole w/screen
Cabinet with washer and dryer
Marlan counter w/integrated sink and vanity
Opening portholes w/screens
In the externally accessible engine compartment are two standard 6 cylinder Volvo Penta engines with a Volvo Penta IPS900 propulsion system.
These engines are not only reliable but along with electronically controlled fuel injection are also relatively fuel efficient as well. The use of two motors not only improves maneuverability but also provides reliability for longer journeys.
When sailing at cruising speed, the No Limit has a combined power usage of approximately one single engine of approximately the similar dimensions. This is thanks to the very low load of the relatively heavy engines at average cruising speeds.
The No Limit 1640FB does not have separate rudders. The steering of the ship is managed by the IPS system.
The engines are equipped with a dual fuel system which can be switched in case of calamity.
The two engines make maneuvering a No Limit alone very easy.
Twin Volvo D11 Total Power: 670hp each
Cruising Speed: 10kn@1200 rpms
Max Speed: 34kn@2400 rpms
2 x Volvo Penta D11-670hp engines
Shutdown engine access switches in engine room
Watercooled exhaust system with waterseal
Double watercool circuit (intercooling)
The newest No Limits are equipped with a Can bus controlled decentralised electrical power system. The system uses One Button Control. Using this feature the ship can be set in different modes using one single button. For example Running mode and Docking mode. The modes are presettings and can always be overruled by switching individually by the consumer. This system makes the ship very user-friendly.
Maintenance free access to wiring feeds
Empir-bus decentralized power distribution
Victron Quatro inverter-charger 8000 WA converter 24/12 volt
Generator 120 volt 60 HzA quay connection with isolating transformer120V outlets throughout vessel
Decks made of Aluminum
Fold down aluminum radar arch mast
Electrical Lofrans anchor winch
Stainless steel klipanchor with 50 meters chain
Anchor containment with hatch on the forecastle
Control with remote cable connected in anchor locker
Stainless steel anchor plate at the ship’s skin
The No Limit 1640 FB features a large flybridge with good views that can accommodate several people. Two helm seats with steering and redundant navigation controls with joystick and wheel.
Perimeter bench seating integral to hull with (4) stowage lockers
Optional center mount removable table
Transom door with separate swim ladder
Gebo Thermic line double glass in anodized aluminium sections with interior frame.
Moonlight acrylate scuttles on deck with wire mesh screen
Moonlight acrylate window casement bull’s eyes with wire mesh screen.
SS cabin roof top vents
No Limit Ships have a critical eye when it comes to the preservation of a ship.
The ship is built from sea water resistant aluminium that makes conserving the internals of the ship unnecessary.
The decks are fitted with a non-slip coating which is extra resistant to wear and prevents slipping on the treads.
The interior is treated with a high-quality two component and single component painted with a topcoat.
Deep-V with sprayrails, swimming platform. Superstructure and cockpit are constructed of 5mm aluminum.
Two component primer and coating exterior
Side decks are coated with an anti slip paint hull color upon consultation w/owner
PU foam insulation
Hull struts 15" OC
Engine integrated hull mount frames
Superstructure and cockpit are 5mm aluminum
Outer doors and windows in waterproof bulkheads of aluminum, closing with toggels and rubber packing.
Anodes pieces, sunk-in in the skin and replaceable.
The ship is equipped with a hypalon air filled D shaped rubber tube, split into 8 compartments and equipped with an automatic pressure system.
The air-filled tube around the ship gives not only a tough appearance but the tube is also essential for the behavior within a sea way and during mooring which virtually eliminates the risk of damage from other ships.
The unique 'one man in control philosophy' of the No Limit makes it possible that you are always free to go. Not dependent on others to enjoy the most of your yacht.
This is a yacht for doing, and with enough power and range for any sportsman's appetite, such as exploring, playing, diving and fishing, and all this with the elegance of a world-class superyacht.
The No Limit is equipped with the latest innovations and developments. The ship comes with a complete navigation package as standard. The No Limit is operable from the fly bridge behind the wheelhouse, it can be styled to your liking.
The standard ship is also equipped with a silent automatic generator which is built into the engine compartment. The engine compartment has an automatic fire extinguishing system.
Most ships like the No Limit will have the conventional technologies of large switchboards and the like to control everything. This is complicated and inconvenient for many people.
This is not the case with No Limit Ships. The entire ship comes with an operating system which is easy to operate by anyone. The No Limit does have some standard buttons like “aboard” mode, “navigation mode” and “on-board” mode. By pressing one of these buttons, everything will automatically be controlled that needs to be controlled.
No Limit Ships has designed and executed a wide range of design options. Many of their customers have benefitted from their expert fitting techniques. Cabin berth arrangements, flybridge stations, fabrics, colors, woods, and layouts are some of the options available to consider.
Please contact JW Yachts and we will be happy to send you photos of commissioned vessels built at the NLS shipyard.
JW Yachts is proud to be the exclusive dealer for No Limit Ships in North America. Please contact JW Yachts for a list of used No Limit Ships available today.
A professional/commercial version is available. No Limit Ships also builds vessels for hydrographic port & harbor surveying, oil & gas pipeline inspection, dredging and land reclamation related surveying.
Superior performance of the No Limit yachts and survey vessels is achieved by constant innovation, using the newest technology and equipment to design ships to your needs.
As an active member of "The Hydrographic Society" No Limit Ships knows that every professional organization active in ocean surveying has different needs for its specific surveying activities, hence every No Limit survey vessel is custom built, specially for their clients exclusive usage situations. A nearly completed professional vessel will allow its owner to perform hydrographic sonar analysis at a high constant speed of 20 knots without the worry of sub surface water bubbling interference commonly occurring with other competitive vessels.
Multi Purpose VesselSurvey / Crew / Mail / Guard / Patrol and Project Staff Vessel
Lloyds Register Class 100A1 SSC PATROL MONO HSC G2 LMC
3441 SW 52nd St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312