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August 3, 2017
Nordhavn’s 59 Coastal Pilot readies for the East Coast
If you’ve been following Nordhavn Live, you know that the Nordhavn Coastal Pilot will land on the east coast for the first time next week. The model will be unveiled to the East Coast public at several boat shows this fall in Newport, Annapolis and Fort Lauderdale.
The N59 CP is expected to offload in Port Everglades on Tuesday, settle into Nordhavn’s East Coast Commissioning Facility in North Palm Beach for about three weeks, then commence her delivery north to Rhode Island.
For anyone unable to make it to one of the shows, the boat can be tracked as it makes its way up the Eastern seaboard. Staff from Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE) will be blogging and posting video of the trip; they’ll also be making stops along the way and will open the boat to anyone who makes prior arrangements to come by. The exact itinerary is still being worked out, but plans call for stops in Charleston, NC, the Chesapeake Bay, and New York City. Details will be tweeted out and posted on Nordhavn’s Facebook page as well as nordhavn.com.
The delivery of Nordhavn CP 5901 began in Seattle last month. She was brought down by PAE Vice President Jim Leishman and his brother, Nordhavn’s Chief of Design, Jeff Leishman. They ran straight through, covering about 1,200 nm and stopping once for fuel at Bodega Bay. “It was a really good trip,” said Jim Leishman. (Video taken of the trip posted below.) For both brothers, it was the longest they’d spent under way on the 59CP. “If anything,” Jim said, “it absolutely confirmed the fuel burn and performance predictions.”
After the Newport Show, Jim and Jeff, along with their wives, will once again be cruising aboard the Coastal Pilot – this time in a manner much more conducive to what she was made for. “I think the model is going to be fantastic for this area,” he said, with the abundant cruising grounds New England and the Canadian Maritimes have to offer. The foursome will take their time bringing the boat to Baltimore, making time to stop and explore some of the northeast’s notable coastal towns.