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Construction Commences on New Nordhavn 120

Dana Point, CA -- (August 7, 2008) – Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE) is pleased to announce that the brand new Nordhavn 120, the company’s biggest undertaking ever, is now under construction. At 120 feet, the new Nordhavn 120 super-yacht will offer the range, comfort and unmistakable expedition style Nordhavn has become known for.

Construction on the tooling of the 120 project is now underway at the brand-new 21-acre Nordhavn shipyard at South Coast Marine in Xiamen, China. “This state-of-the-art seaside factory was built specifically for these new Nordhavn designs,” says Nordhavn Chief of Design and co-owner Jeff Leishman.

The N120 becomes the flagship of Nordhavn’s fleet of 15 ocean expedition yachts with the smallest starting at 40-feet in length. In fact, the Nordhavn crew took an N40 around the world in 2001 in a fast trouble-free 6 months. This same commitment to true offshore performance and safety is built into every Nordhavn.

Another common trait the N120 shares with its smaller siblings is an uncommonly low-carbon footprint in terms of fuel usage. The N120’s fuel-efficient diesel engines and full-displacement hull come together to give an owner worldwide transoceanic range without unnecessarily fouling the environment. “While fuel consumption may not be a major concern for those fortunate enough to own an N120, a smaller carbon footprint and total luxury appointments have proven appeal to the yachting community,” says Nordhavn President Dan Streech.

In true super-yacht fashion, the N120 will be customized to the owner’s chosen independent interior designer’s specifications.

At a length of 120 feet, 7 inches (36.75m), a beam of 27 feet, 11 inches (8.51m) and a draft of 9 feet (2.74 m), the N120 is built to ABS-certification and is designed to fit in a marina anchorage. The N120 will be sea-trialed and commissioned at the factory in the presence of its owner’s crew, who will then deliver it on its own bottom at a cruising speed of about 12 knots.

The first hull is expected to arrive in California in Spring 2011.


LOA: 120’ 7”
LWL: 108’ 4”
BEAM: 27’ 11”
DRAFT (full load): 9’0”
DISPLACEMENT (half load):

740,992 lbs.

DISPLACEMENT (full load): 848,994 lbs.
DISPLACEMENT (empty load): 668,890 lbs.
CP: .57
D/L (half load): 251
A/B: 2.25/1
WATER: 2,800 gals.
FUEL: 17,500 gals.
BLACK WATER: 300 gals.
GRAY WATER: 300 gals.
*Specifications subject to change without notice.

For interior layout and higher resolution images, please contact:
Jennifer Stern, Nordhavn Yachts,
222 Narragansett Boulevard,
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 02871
ph: 401.846.6490
fx: 401.846.6408

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