We at PAE have something to say: Our Nordhavns are the best built boats of
their kind...(and they maintain tremendous value.) In fact, we have tried
hard to get that message across - whether it be in the pages of this
website, out of the mouths of our sales reps, within the text of our
advertisements or between the covers of our "Circumnavigator" magazine.
There are a myriad of reasons why we think our boats to be #1 and we have
done our best to make those reasons known. But why should you believe us?
Afterall, along with wanting to make people's boating dreams come true, we
are out to sell boats.
Don't completely trust us? That's OK. Skeptics simply want more proof..
So we give you the words of our owners. They have already purchased and paid
for their boats, so there's nothing in it for them...except to let others
share in their happiness and complete satisfaction of knowing they picked
the right boat and the right company...
...It is interesting how the capability and comfort of this boat changes
your perspective. Most of the boats we talk to along this Baja Bash seem to
consider a good traveling window to be 5-10k and smooth seas. Even most of
the other "trawlers" are usually whining about how bad it is. Yesterday, we
decided to move 60 miles up to this island because the forecast was only for
15-20k with 6' seas. It is not a macho thing, just a wonderful confidence in
the comfort and capability of KIVA. Two nights ago, the wind had built to
25-30k with 10-12'. This inspired my daughter to cook steaks, open a bottle
of wine, and put a tape in the VCR. All this from a 22-year-old who left PV
last week on her first time at sea! We certainly are not facing really big
stuff, it's just that these boats raise the bar on what is considered to be
"normal" or comfortable to heights most folks don't understand. Every day, I
marvel at the ability of Kiva - and look forward to 47-15!
-Eric and Annie Bloomquist wrote this as the owners of Nordhavn 40#29.
They/ve since moved up to a Nordhavn 47. To read more testimonials, click