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June 18, 2002

San Diego, California! We are here to check back into the United States. Many thoughts come to mind as this is the close of our ATW trip - the most important being we are successful! We have accomplished quite a bit with this circumnavigation. I think back to that horrible day of September 11th and we could have pulled the plug on this journey. Fortunately we did not, and on November 3, 2001, Nordhavn 40 departed from Dana Point Harbor and she has now run continuously for over 4,700 engine hours. She deserves a rest. But the amazing thing about this little ship is there is no doubt in my mind that we could do some maintenance, fuel her, stock her stores and she would be ready to do it all over again!

It has been an amazing trip for the company, a true learning experience and no doubt we will be pushing the voyaging envelope forward once again with our experience gained from this trip. For our customers, it has also been a learning experience which has provided them with better knowledge of what is needed for supplies as well as what to expect in their own voyages throughout the globe. For our future Nordhavn customers, the benefit goes in numerous directions. I am personally thrilled to be able to share our knowledge with them in building their dream passagemaker.

The excitement to back home with my family is also very much on my mind but the time away from them is worth what was given to this project. We can honestly say, Nordhavn is truly oceans apart from the rest.

As friend and Nordhavn 46 owner Fred Caron would say, "A Nordhavn is the absolute best and proven magic carpet for viewing the go see it!"


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