Four decades ago, a trio of 20-somethings with a love for cruising-style boats, came together to form Pacific Asian Enterprises, a company that would make a historical impact on the world of ocean-crossing sail and power boats. Today, PAE is stronger and more influential than ever thanks to the continually groundbreaking Nordhavn brand and the accomplishments of Nordhavn owners.
In honor of PAE’s milestone anniversary, we will celebrate with a three-day 40th Anniversary Gala and Nordhavn Rendezvous April 27-29, 2018, to be fittingly held at our world headquarters in Dana Point, California. We are proud to be able to mark this occasion with the people who have helped shape our company’s identity and success. Delicious food, entertainment, educational seminars and an open house will round out the weekend event.
As part of the celebration, PAE is pleased to partner with our charity, the Ocean Institute, a non-profit dedicated to ocean conservancy and marine education. All proceeds collected from three raffles will go to the Ocean Institute.
We’re currently confirming speakers for what we expect will be a very dynamic seminar program. The schedule and description of individual seminars is still being finalized, and we’ll be requesting attendees to register for seminars so speakers can plan accordingly. You can take a sneak peek of what’s in the works on the Seminar Itinerary page. We’ll announce when the full schedule is up and ready for registration.
In addition to the lectures and parties that will be going on, we’re excited to once again feature a Vendors Exhibit. A tremendous success at our last Rendezvous, the Vendors Exhibit gives key vendors -whose products PAE and Nordhavn owners have come to rely on - the chance to discuss what’s new in their product catalog as well as answer customers’ questions.
If you plan on bringing your boat to the Rendezvous, we’re working on two options to accommodate you: a raft-up option and a dock tie-up option. These should be finalized soon. Please be sure to include your preference when filling out your registration.
For those of you who require lodging, PAE has secured rooms near Dana Point Harbor, the site of the Rendezvous. Please visit the Accommodations page to view the options.
UPDATE: Due to many invites not being received after the first email distribution, we are re-issuing and extending the RSVP deadline to Jan. 31. If you are unable to provide an RSVP at this time due to potential conflict, please contact us separately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s rare to witness a boat builder reach 40 years in the business. It’s even more rare when the founding partners are the ones raising a glass to toast the four decades of success. This momentous occasion is hugely meaningful for Dan Streech, Jim Leishman and Jeff Leishman, and the dozens of employees who have spent the majority of their working career at PAE. We wouldn’t be here without the adventurous Nordhavn owners - both past and present, the vendors, and other supporters who have had faith in our brand. We truly hope you’ll be able to join us celebrate our history and all that have made PAE the industry influencer it is today.