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Model: Nordhavn 68
Hull no: 30
Sales office: Nordhavn Yachts Southwest
Salesman: Paul Hutton
Factory: Ta Shing
Shipping port: San Diego, CA
Commissioning location: Dana Point, CA
Flybridge or non-flybridge: Flybridge
Aft or Forward Pilothouse: Aft
Single or Twin engines: Single
Layout (Standard/Custom): Semi-custom
Owners’ residence: Vail, Colorado and Cape Cod, Mass.

Customer cruising plans:
The owners took delivery of the boat and had a christening party last week in Dana Point hosting PAE staff and various vendors aboard the stunning Vesper. Now that commissioning is complete they will get their feet wet with little trips around the area. In November they will head down the coast with their salesman, cruise Mexico, with the goal of bringing the boat through the Panama Canal and cruising the Bahamas and up the Eastern Seaboard, eventually making it to their home in Cape Cod by Summer 2016. A future goal includes doing some global cruising.

Notes about this boat: The boat has a standard layout but the owners took special care with adding a lot of custom touches to make the boat their own. To accommodate their husband-and-wife crew team, a customized captain’s cabin was built to accommodate an en-suite head with shower and pull-out queen berth. To make room for these upgrades, the size of the pilothouse settee was decreased and the interior flybridge access was moved to the aft deck.

Throughout the boat, the owners opted for a modern style by incorporating a cherry wood interior with horizontal grain, white Caesar stone countertops and a special wave-patterned tile backsplash in the galley.

Enormous attention was also given to the lighting plan in the boat which was outfitted completely with Imtra LED lights. Through PAE’s strong relationship with Imtra Corporation, a customized LED lighting plan was generated that provided the desired mix of form and function. Cool white LED downlights were used on the exterior to accentuate the shine of the white gelcoat and smaller-diameter LED downlights were used on the interior in warm white to accentuate the cherry wood and gray and cream color scheme of the fabric selections. Lower output level courtesy lighting with red LEDs were strategically placed on the interior to move around at night without the need for overhead lighting and to preserve night-vision when under passage. 

Other customizations in the boat include swapping out built-in settees in the saloon for individual furniture pieces, as well as installing customized headboards in the staterooms, making for a more homey feel.

Additionally, the owners have amped up entertaining capabilities by adding an outside seating and lounge area in the upper aft deck as well as a custom flybridge layout which includes food storage, sink, refrigerator and custom U-shaped settee with table accommodating five people.

Additional custom items:
• Inlay tables
• 60” t.v. lift
• Upgraded decorative vessel sinks in heads
• Extended swim step

Christening

   
     

Commissioning