Builders of 40-foot Power
Give It The Ultimate Test:
A 26,000-Mile, 26-Week Voyage Around The
Dana Point, CA - (August, 2001) This November, the developers
and builders of Nordhavn motor yachts will leave Dana Point,
California on their Nordhavn 40 for a worldwide circumnavigation.
The purpose of the voyage is to evaluate the offshore performance
of their vessel and its auxiliary equipment. Throughout the voyage,
the crew will be rotated, giving a number of Nordhavn employees
the opportunity of providing valuable feedback on the design and
construction of this long distance passage maker.
"This extreme test is our way of making a great boat even better,"
comments Jim Leishman, one of the principals of Nordhavn and author
of the updated version of "Voyaging Under Power," originally written
by Robert Beebe.
This 40-foot "trawler-styled yacht" has become one of the most
popular vessels in the Nordhavn line, which consists of six models
from 35 to 62 feet. A standard Nordhavn 40 costs between $450,000
and $500,000, depending on options and accessory equipment. With
a range of 4,000 miles between fuel stops, it is popular with couples
that want to explore distant oceans and shores.
The circumnavigation will begin in Dana Point, California from
where the boat will cross the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii and then head
to the Marshall Islands, the Caroline Islands, the Philippines and
Singapore. The plan is to spend New Years of 2002 in Singapore where
a fresh crew will come aboard and take her to Sri Lanka, then to
Djibouti and up the Red Sea to Greece. From Greece she will travel
the Mediterranean, stopping in Gibraltar. Here, a third crew will
board her for a trip across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Panama
Canal and finally back to California for a homecoming in May of
2002. Modern communications systems will allow regular updates of
the vessel's position and status which will be posted to Nordhavn's
Nordhavn is part of Pacific Asian Enterprises, which has been based
in Dana Point, California for the past 20 years. P.A.E. specializes
in the design and development of offshore cruising yachts and sells
its line of Mason sailboats and Nordhavn powerboats directly to