Posada couldn’t have turned out be the spectacular boat she is without the immense efforts of a lot of people. There are some in particular who deserve special mention. If you are considering ordering a new Nordhavn to be commissioned Dana Point, these are some names to keep in mind.
- P.A.E.’s own commissioning crew – especially manager Russell Barber, administrator Sarah Copper and team member Glenn Stockwell who was the point man on this project. Glenn is meticulous, efficient and thorough and lived and breathed 4306 during its three months of commissioning.
- Local Dana Point supplier Outbound Yacht Services – Kevin Ryan’s most capable crew installed the electronics, diesel heater, water purifier, flopper stopper, etc. Two outstanding guys to single out for extraordinary work are Joe Harner who did a great job installing the Hurricane heater and Stuart Miller who championed the nav/com electronics installation and has probably spent most of his waking hours aboard 4306 during the first months of 2005.
- P.A.E.’s project manager for the N43, Pete Eunson, and his very capable assistant Jessica Morrow worked tirelessly on this project.
- Behind the scenes, two of the most extremely reliable and helpful associates of mine are Roger Harris from Seacoast Financial and Bill Jones from Overseas Insurance.
- Jerry Moskowitz from Jeddy Interiors and Upholstery is an amazing decorator. He did all of the curtains, fitted carpets, throw pillows, cut the Tempurpedic cover for the guest stateroom bed and custom fit the bedspreads.
- Dave Ogle from Handcraft Mattress Company (HMC) did his magic once again and made a custom inner spring mattress for the master stateroom.
- Dave Drost seamlessly sewed together all of the canvas as the principle of Ocean Canvas in Dana Point which included the window screen covers and canvas for the windlass, hatches and dinghy cover in addition to the nice soft top on the Bimini frame.
- Rick Wagner is our local dinghy and outboard expert from Tradewind Inflatables. Rick always puts a smile on my face, I don’t know anyone who lives a happier life and he provided the whole package including mounting brackets and bridle lifting harness including hands on instructions on the operation of Posada’s new Caribe tender.
- Trevor Streech from Prime Fabrication is a master artist in stainless steel and used his talents to design and install a magnificent frame for the Bimini hard top.
- Speaking of artists, Mike Howell of All at Sea is our local boat name painter. He paints by hand of course, and he brushed the name and hailing port on the transom and also painted “Posada” on the life rings and wheelhouse sides.
- Dan Brown is one of the local craftsman who wears too many hats to count. He has been around our company from the beginning and not only delivers Nordhavns, but works on them too. For Posada he did some special cabinetry work to the shelves in the lazarette and some modifications to locker doors and the overhead console in the wheelhouse.
- Our own PAE parts department – Sky Scott, Andy Barnes and Gene all helped organize the spare belts, filters etc., for the boat. They were particularly helpful in light of the new electronic main and the new tier II 9kW Northern Lights generator – both firsts on a 43. And they received the Stidd chair, Scott Boyle table, and miscellaneous packages of gear and goodies that all arrived and needed to find a place to hide before they could be loaded aboard.