Dana Point, Calif.-(March 15, 2003)-Pacific Asian Enterprises,
the world's leading manufacturer of ocean-going power vessels, now
offers its flagship Nordhavn 72 in both standard and aft pilothouse
layouts. P.A.E. designed this hardy yet elegant passage maker to
cross any of the world's oceans safely and comfortably while being
handled by two people.
New design options available
"Among Nordhavn aficionados are those who admire the aft pilothouse
style of the Nordhavn 46 and 62 and who prefer the look of a North
Sea trawler or a classic small freighter," said Dan Streech,
president of P.A.E. "To meet that demand, naval architect Jeff
Leishman has created a magnificent second deck and interior layout
configuration for the Nordhavn 72."
The Nordhavn 72's aft pilothouse layout features a luxurious owners
stateroom complete with bathtub, a lounging area on the upper aft
deck and room on the foredeck for shore boats up to 18 feet.
Employing innovative tooling design, P.A.E. also offers optional
engine and bow configurations. While the standard configuration
is a single-screw vessel, the Nordhavn 72 molds have been designed
to include inserts for twin skegs as part of the original hull lay
up. Bulbous and conventional bow molds are removable and interchangeable
allowing the buyer to choose either bow and still receive a one-piece
"No expense is being spared in the design, engineering and
tooling phase of this project," said Streech.
Long-range passage maker
The Nordhavn 72 is an advancement and refinement of the P.A.E.'s
proven modified full displacement (MFD™) hull design. Following
the underwater lineage of the 40, 47, 50 and 57, P.A.E.'s innovative
MFD™ hull form achieves superior sea-keeping qualities, longer
range and greater speed than other full-displacement vessels of
similar size. The MFD™ hull design features full stern sections
to minimize pitching motion and to maximize weight-carrying capacity.
The unique shape of the stern section also helps extend the upper
end of cruising speeds by reducing the drag caused by "squatting",
common to full displacement hulls running at high speed-to-length
ratios. The MFD™ hull design includes a slight tunnel area
for the propeller, allowing a large diameter prop to be used without
increasing draft. This large diameter prop increases efficiency
and reduces cavitation, creating a quieter running boat.
In keeping with Nordhavn's high standards, the Nordhavn 72 will
be built entirely of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) in highly-polished
molds. All exterior surfaces will be finished in gleaming gelcoat
to be immune to rust or corrosion. The vessel, which displaces 220,000
lbs, is built to extremely heavy scantlings. A true, full-displacement
design with a 3,000 nautical mile cruising range, the Nordhavn 72
does not compromise hull integrity for weight savings. Designed
and engineered to be handled by just one couple, the Nordhavn 72's
systems engineering is state-of-the-art yet simple.
"Our experience running boats around the world confirms the
importance of simplicity," said Joe Meglen, P.A.E. principal
and key member of the 72 development team. "We want Nordhavn
owners to be able to take their boats to the far corners of the
world without the need for a full-time crew."
Elegant yet businesslike
The Nordhavn 72's exterior styling is elegant yet businesslike,
reflecting the influence of commercial ship design and the aesthetics
of today's modern yacht. The gorgeous woodwork for which P.A.E.'s
craftsmen are famous is further enhanced by the work of yacht interior
designer Scott Cole of Ardeo Design. Granite counter tops, stone
flooring, rich carpet, leather and the finest available entertainment
equipment, appliances, fittings and fixtures are all standard on
the Nordhavn 72.
"For the flagship of our Nordhavn line, we rose the level
of standard features to the highest possible point and included
many items as standard that are options on other vessels,"
The 14-page standard equipment list includes a Detroit 60 DDEC
IV main engine, Lugger 668 wing engine, 33 KW Northern Lights generator,
Cruisair chilled water air conditioning and heating, Marquipt 2500
lb davit with extendable boom, ABT hydraulics package including
bow and stern thruster, four Stidds helm seats, two Trace 4KW sine
wave inverters, 20 Lifeline batteries, two Maxwell VWC windlasses
each with 400 feet of half-inch chain and 300-lb. plow anchor, 10
bilge pumps, SeaLand Magnum Opus toilet system, and Aquamet 22 shafting.
In addition, owners will find products from Bose, RCL, Sony, Sub
Zero, Thermadore, PCM, Exalto, Bosh, Cantilupi, Carlisle & Finch,
Glendining, Charles, Grohe and more.
Hull no. 1 due in June 2004
Tooling and mold construction for the Nordhavn 72 have been underway
since September 2002 and construction on hull no. 1 will begin in
June with a projected completion date of June 2004. Hulls no. 1
and no. 2 have been sold and hull no. 3 is available for delivery
in early 2005. For more information or high-resolution images, contact
Geoff Oxnam, Sass Communications, 410-263-8448 ext. 215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nordhavn 72 Specifications:
||Detroit Diesel Series 30 14L
||3,000nm @10 kt.
Nordhavn 72 Standard Layout
Nordhavn 72 Aft Pilothouse Layout