Welcome to Nordhavn.com - Power That Is Oceans Apart


Dan Dan Streech
Dan’s boating career began in high school with the purchase of a small cruiser used for SCUBA diving and exploration of Catalina Island and the California coastline. Upon graduation from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona in 1970 with a degree in business and engineering, Dan and his family cruised for a year aboard their lovely yawl Malabar VII. Unfit for “office” work after that, Dan became a yacht salesman in 1972. In 1974, he opened a small yacht brokerage in the still young Dana Point Marina. That brokerage was the nucleus which developed into the present day Pacific Asian Enterprises. Dan is proud of the fact that for over 40 years and through turbulent times and changing world situations, he has helped guide PAE from its tiny humble beginnings to a world recognized and respected company. The safety, health and integrity of PAE, the quality, value and innovation of Nordhavns and the respect and appreciation for Nordhavn customers and PAE employees are Dan’s highest priorities. Contact Dan at dan@nordhavn.com.

JimJim Leishman
Owner/Vice President
Jim Leishman provided the spark that has launched 470+ Nordhavns. It was his forward thinking that inspired the concept for the first long-range full-displacement power cruiser, and thanks to superior salesmanship and talent for marketing and design, Jim continues to have a firm grasp on the trawler market. Nordhavn remains at the top of its game and Jim intends to stay positioned there with constant research, loads of experience and continually thinking about the "next big thing". Contact Jim at jim@nordhavn.com.

JeffJeff Leishman
Owner/Chief Designer
Jeff Leishman started working in the boat business over 30 years ago commissioning boats at his older brother's brokerage company. Developing an interest in boat architecture, Jeff earned a degree in engineering and design, and then went on to graduate from the Yacht Design Institute after submitting a drawing of a 46-foot ocean going motor yacht for his senior project. Recognizing Jeff's talent, the three owners of P.A.E. hired him on as chief designer and he has gone on to pen each boat in the extensive Nordhavn line.  Jeff, now a partner in the company, focuses all his efforts on perfecting existing designs and drawing the lines of future Nordhavns. Contact Jeff at jeff@nordhavn.com.