On Sunday, while the rest of America recovered from too much turkey and shopping, the Nordhavn 86 was quietly being unloaded off a ship in San Diego en route to P.A.E. headquarters in Dana Point, CA.
It was three years in the making, but the wait for the three-story high fiberglass ship was worth the wait. “She is exquisite,” claimed P.A.E.’s president, Dan Streech. “We’ve made a great leap forward with the design and construction of this boat.”
With the arrival of the 86 comes the company’s firm entry into the superyacht market highlighted by the superior fit and finish of the vessel and its voluminous and luxurious interior. And when combined with Nordhavn seaworthiness, it’s no wonder the N86 is being touted as P.A.E.’s greatest design to date.
That’s the sentiment of the buyers of the first eight hulls who will get to see the finished boat in the water for the first time. It will remain in Dana Point to undergo final commissioning for about three months before her new owner sets sail on her. Prospective buyers can view the 86 by appointment. If interested, please contact your salesman or local sales office.
Lots of Nordhavn owners send us photos of their boats in beautiful or
unusual settings, which is great because that means we can post them to our Photo Gallery and share them with you. When I saw that one of my customers,
Marty Ellison, had e-mailed me a photo of his Nordhavn 55, "Tenacious", I
promptly took the step of forwarding it along to be submitted for the
website. But I stopped short of pressing send and reconsidered. This is a
very unique shot! Unique enough that it warrants an equally clever caption.
So I pass the task on to you, the readers of nordhavn.com. If you think you
can wordsmith your way into providing a proper caption for this photo,
please submit it to us. We'd love to see what you come up with! Please send
entries to email@example.com by March 23. The best ones will be featured on
nordhavn.com next week and the winner will win a free Nordhavn cap.
By the way, let me use this opportunity to re-extend to all you Nordhavn
owners out there the invitation to send us your great Nordhavn shots. We're
still looking for super images to be featured in next year's calendar. You
can submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget, there are a few Nordhavn calendars left that can still be had for cheap!
Jeff Merrill is a representative in the Nordhavn Yachts Southwest sales office. He can be e-mailed at email@example.com.