2004 saw the opening of Nordhavn’s European office in Southampton, England and a few weeks later the office had its first boat to rep, a 57, which was shown at the Southampton Boat Show. Atlantic Escort had just completed the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally and was greeted with considerable enthusiasm, heralding a superb start to the brand’s relationship with Europe.
Nordhavn Europe Ltd. (NEL) is run by Neil Russell who has extensive experience of the Nordhavn range having worked in the USA for many years with Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE), the builders of the Nordhavn range, before returning to his native UK to direct the company’s activities in Europe. Alongside Russell is partner Phil Roach, who serves as co-director of NEL, and has been with the company since 2005.
NEL’s first year of trading exceeded all expectations; consequently in October 2005 the European team expanded and moved to larger premises within Hamble Point Marina. The office houses both the sales team and the service centre, which is kept busy commissioning new boats and servicing traveling Nordhavns from all over the world.
As a subsidiary of PAE, our sales staff work directly with the manufacturer. We are in direct contact with the designers, the project managers and the factory so we can give you beneficial guidance based on years of experience.
We invite you to explore the Nordhavn worldwide site for the most comprehensive information on new-build Nordhavns and the Nordhavn philosophy. For more in depth detail on NEL, our listings and events around Europe, please visit our website, www.nordhavneurope.com.
We hope to welcome you aboard one of our Nordhavn fleet in the near future, the only way to fully appreciate these exceptional motor yachts. Who knows, you may soon become one of our many owners who experience the unique pleasure of cruising where and when you choose.