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September 26, 2014

Five Year Purchase Plan Comes to Life for East Coast Couple

PAE recently celebrated another christening of a beautiful Nordhavn 60 in Dana Point, one of the most popular models in the line. This N60 was hull #62, with a traditional teak interior and standard two-stateroom layout, with an additional cabin in the pilothouse. A simple but elegant interior, perfect for extended cruising.

The owners, Peter and Laurie Hayden, are from Gloucester, MA, known for its fishing industry, and live in an 1880s summer home (now completely winterized) named “Tanglewood” overlooking Gloucester Harbor. “Tanglewood” is now also the name for their newest “mobile” home, which was (almost exactly) a five year dream that has finally become a reality.

According to their Rhode Island Nordhavn sales representative Ben Sprague, “they are nothing if not inveterate planners. I met them in 2007 as walk-ins who said they were on the ‘five-year-plan’. They had a Back Cove center console (both grew up in boating families) and planned to buy a Grand Banks to do the NE Loop, and then they’d be ready for a Nordhavn. True to their word, almost five years later to the month, they contacted me and announced they’d like to get some current pricing and investigate production slots. They had recently returned from taking their GB 47 “Europa” on the NE Loop and were anxious to start planning their new Nordhavn.”

So here we are, five years later, and they are now planning their great Alaskan adventure in their beautiful new Nordhavn 60. “They went on a couple of National Geographic sponsored cruises to remote and beautiful parts of the globe in the last few years”, says Sprague. “Alaska was one trip they thoroughly enjoyed and a trip to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island really got their wanderlust going”. They plan to spend most of this fall and winter in the Seattle area learning the boat and exploring the renowned cruising region and using it as an embarkation point for next summer’s cruise to Alaska. Beyond that we’re not sure where they’ll go next but we fully expect to see “Tanglewood” on the east coast in a few years’ time having likely taken the long way home.




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