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NEW "Nordhavns Around The World" 2019 Calendar
Nordhavns Around the World is a 12-month glossy spiral-bound calendar featuring a spectacular photo each month of a Nordhavn cruising around the world. Each photo is captioned with the boat name/location/owners' names/photographer's name, and has a perforation so the photos can be easily removed from the calendar for framing. This is the 11th edition and is exclusively sold here.
Price: $19.95
NOTE: Calendars in stock in early December


NEW Crossing The Wild Pacific
Captains Log of the Yacht Argo
by Robert R Tisch

Crossing the Wild Pacific is a stunning tale of Robert and Rebecca Tisch’s adventurous voyage around the South Pacific. The story is masterfully crafted around the yacht Argo’s captain’s log and goes through the finer points of preparation, weather, and nautical know-how. This realistic tale includes true accounts of distant cultures, interesting people, exotic locales, and, at its center, a couple who fell in love with the sea.From Florida to New Zealand, with plenty of stops in-between, follow the trip of a lifetime!
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Land of Water
Book (225 pages)
Authors: George Tahija and Paul Dean
Nordhavn 62 owner provides inspiration for poignant novel. First owner of 62#1 pens a story about his love for cruising and his homeland.
Price: $55.00


Coming Full Circle: A Voyage on America’s Great Loop
by Bruce and Susan Armstrong
Cruising America's Great Loop is one of the premier boating adventures in North America. We spent four summers on our Nordhavn 35 Gulf Cart completing the trip, logging over 7,000 miles along the way. We survived two floods, weathered a tropical storm and outran a waterspout. Our route took us south from our homeport of Naples around Florida's southern tip, then up the east coast, through Lake Champlain into Canada, across the Great Lakes, through Chicago and back to the Gulf of Mexico by way of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. We took many side trips along the way.

Order here: www.armstrongtravelventures.com

Crossing An Ocean Under Power, 10th Anniversary Edition
by Ken Williams

Ken Williams is a retired software entrepreneur who is now spending six months a year exploring the world on a Nordhavn trawler, along with his wife Roberta and two small dogs.

Ken has both a USCG 100 ton license as well as a Yachtmaster's license. In recent years his boating adventures have spanned over 40,000 miles including crossing the Atlantic, the Med, and the Bering Sea.

Sailors have crossed oceans for centuries, but the era of couples cruising the world in small powerboats is just beginning. The author starts out with limited long-range boating skills, but a strong desire to learn them. As he chronicles the trip across the Atlantic, he shares his parallel journey from "coastal cruiser" to "ocean crosser." Readers learn these same lessons with each passing page as Sans Souci, the Williams' boat, travels as part of the first Atlantic powerboat rally-a fleet of 18 small power boats averaging just 50' in length, owned and operated mostly by retired couples. In this "Beginner's Guide to Crossing Oceans," Ken's honest, entertaining style will keep you turning pages as you travel with the crew of Sans Souci to experience life at sea: satisfying work, warm camaraderie, and, memorable adventure.

This 10th Anniversary Edition adds new details, color images, and retrospective insights from author Ken Williams, other rally participants, Nordhavn CEO Dan Streech, and Nordhavn's co-founder and the Atlantic Rally's creator, Jim Leishman.

To save $20, use this discount code at checkout: JR7H9ZDR

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Cruising Conversations: a million nautical miles and counting, Volume One (Volume 1)
by Dr James Ellingford
“Cruising Conversations - A Million Nautical Miles and Counting”, volume one is a book written by passionate Nordhavn owner and global cruiser, James Ellingford. This book holds within its pages interviews with some of the modern day heroes of our time and what unfolds is that these global cruisers share their experiences and mistakes that they have made on the water. This book is a tremendous reference for all owners of any boat and in particular is a great guide for any dreamer out there intending one day to go to sea. “Cruising Conversations”, volume one is a series of interviews with current and retired global cruisers and is not so much a book but rather an editorial treat as it glimpses into the lives of others and shares their actual real life experiences - both good and bad - of cruising at sea.

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Cruising Under Power-Pacific Coasts of Mexico and Central America
by Ken Williams
Are you planning to cruise the Pacific Coast of Mexico or Central America? Are you buying a trawler and confused about how to equip the boat? Have you wondered what it is like to retire and spend months living on a trawler?

Composited from the cruising blogs of the author, while cruising from San Diego to Costa Rica, this book is far more than a travelogue. The author has dedicated himself to spreading his passion about long-distance cruising and exploration. The Pacific coast, with its’ beautiful beaches and resorts, provides an entertaining background as he describes the equipment and techniques he employs for successful passage making. You will be amused and educated as he holds nothing back, while describing his experiences with flopper stoppers, surfing sand bars, anchoring in “unusual” conditions, fishing, greedy foreign officials, jungle cruises, pirates, groundings, high winds, stubborn currents, mechanical failures, mechanical successes and more!

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From Family to Crew
by Dr. James Ellingford

The trials a tribulations of the first twelve months of ownership of Pendana N62 are laid bare for all to see.  Book includes check lists as well as, all the lessons learned over the previous twelve months. The hope is that by sharing the lessons we have learned we will save others from making the same mistakes.
The Foreward of this book has been written by Nordhavn guru Mr Ken Williams (kensblog.com).  What Ken doesnt know about Nordhavns is simply not worth knowing!

Order here: www.pendana.net


The Great Siberian Sushi Run
by Ken Williams

The Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands represent one of the most fascinating, yet rarely visited places on the planet. In this true story, three private boats venture from Seattle to Japan, via Alaska, the Bering Sea, the Aleutian Islands and Siberia. This is their story of exploration and adventure. 100s of photos!

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Jenny’s Journey - The Reality of Living the Dream
by David A. Schramm

This is the author's chronicle of exiting his familiar life, forsaking land and becoming a traveler on the sea. He shared your dreams, anxieties and questions. He had no ocean-going or large boat experience when he decided to make this change in his life. His adventure is testimony to the real possibility of living 'The Dream' and what you can expect along the way. It includes hundreds of stories about the challenges, magical moments in nature and wonderful people he embraced. It is also a cruising guide and unbiased account of his landfalls in the Pacific Northwest, California, west coast of Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and Bahamas. It includes a web site address that has Jenny's routes and tracks in downloadable form that you can import into several electronic chart plotters. They show exactly where Jenny went and anchored and can relieve you of some of the tedious charting work and worry.

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Life Is A Journey: Why Not Live It Aboard A Trawler
by John Torelli
The book is about Torelli's real-life decision to cut his longer-than-acceptable commute to a new job by relocating closer to work...without selling his beloved house. How did he do it? By purchasing a Nordhavn 40 and homeporting her in a marina only minutes away from his new office. In the book, Torelli defines the necessary planning and budgeting techniques he and wife, Maria, employed to make their unique situation work. It's a must-read for anyone looking for a creative solution to the job-house-boat equation.

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The Other Side Of The Ice
By Sprague Theobald

A sailor and his family’s harrowing and inspiring story of their attempt to sail the treacherous Northwest Passage.

Sprague Theobald, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and expert sailor with over 40,000 offshore miles under his belt, always considered the Northwest Passage—the sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific—the ultimate uncharted territory. Since Roald Amundsen completed the first successful crossing of the fabled Northwest Passage in 1906, only twenty-four pleasure craft have followed in his wake. Many more people have gone into space than have traversed the Passage, and a staggering number have died trying. From his home port of Newport, Rhode Island, through the Passage and around Alaska to Seattle, it would be an 8,500-mile trek filled with constant danger from ice, polar bears, and severe weather.

What Theobald couldn’t have known was just how life-changing his journey through the Passage would be. Reuniting his children and stepchildren after a bad divorce more than fifteen years earlier, the family embarks with unanswered questions, untold hurts, and unspoken mistrusts hanging over their heads. Unrelenting cold, hungry polar bears, and a haunting landscape littered with sobering artifacts from the tragic Franklin Expedition of 1845, as well as personality clashes that threaten to tear the crew apart, make The Other Side of the Ice a harrowing story of survival, adventure, and, ultimately, redemption.

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NEW The Unexpected Circumnavigation Part 2
by Christi Grab

No one expected these thirty-something professionals to give up their successful careers to pilot their own small boat around the world, especially because they started with almost no boating experience. Instead of the expected sailboat, they chose a 43 foot trawler powerboat, which many believed was incapable of crossing oceans. Most people expected them to fail. But they surprised the skeptics when they successfully circumnavigated the globe in 2 years, visiting 110 places along the way in 34 countries.

Part 2 of The Unexpected Circumnavigation journals Christi and Eric’s travels to 21 fascinating destinations, ranging from popular to remote. You will feel what it is like to be on long sea passages, experience the local food and cultures and participate in unique tours and adventures, including SCUBA, exotic animals, nature’s 600 foot tall “secret rooms” & villages untouched by modernization. Learn about the challenges, rewards, and surprises that come with both traveling and boating.

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The Unexpected Circumnavigation
by Christi Grab

No one expected these thirty-something professionals to give up their successful careers to pilot their own small boat around the world, especially because they started with almost no boating experience. Instead of the expected sailboat, they chose a 43 foot trawler powerboat, which many believed was incapable of crossing oceans. Most people expected them to fail. But they surprised the skeptics when they successfully circumnavigated the globe in two years, visiting 110 places along the way in thirty-four countries.

Part 1 of The Unexpected Circumnavigation follows Christi and Eric daily as they travel to eighteen exotic South Pacific islands that few people ever see. You will experience the local food and cultures, participate in island tours and adventure activities (include going to the rim of an active volcano!), and feel what it is like to be on long sea passages. Learn about the challenges, rewards and the surprises that come with both traveling and boating.

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Voyaging Under Power
Revised by PAE's own Jim Leishman, this update of an out-of-print favorite tackles the subject of offshore passage making head-on. Includes historical background, the philosophy of power passage making, proper design and construction and voyage planning. Also addresses recent innovations: stabilizers, bulbous bows, bow thrusters and dry stacks (vs. wet exhaust). A must-read for anyone considering an ocean-crossing power vessel.

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Circumnavigator V
The fifth edition of Circumnavigator features our newest model launched to date: the Nordhavn 63. It also includes Part II of an in-depth interview with Pacific Asian Enterprises president Dan Streech about what it took for the company to survive the worst of the economic downturn. And of course, there’s the traditional round-up of current and past owners who discuss where they’ve taken their Nordhavn, and what led them to the brand in the first place. Published in 2012.

Price: $5.95


Circumnavigator IV
The fourth edition puts heavy emphasis on, well, Nordhavns. Kind of the point, you might be thinking, but within the magazine’s 168 pages are more photos, specifications and descriptions of the newest models to come off the production lines – as well as future designs still on the drawing board – than ever before. Maybe that’s because there are now more new sizes and styles of Nordhavns available to cater to a myriad of tastes. Plus there’s in-depth coverage on recently launched models, like the N86, the 75 EYF and 56 MS, that are really hitting their strides now. Published in 2010.

Price: $5.95


Circumnavigator III
It's here! The long-awaited third edition of Circumnavigator magazine, Pacific Asian Enterprises' very own publication about our boats, the people who build them and the people who cruise in them. When we introduced the first Circumnavigator four years ago, we never imagined the fantastic response we'd get from the thousands who read the book cover-to-cover. The demand for a follow-up Circumnavigator was overwhelming, so we launched our second magazine in 2006, nearly doubling its size from the premier issue.
Published in 2008.

Price: $5.95


Circumnavigator II
This 200-plus page second installment of Circumnavigator picks up right where the last edition left off with details on the newest additions to the Nordhavn line, a round-up of Nordhavn owners' travels, a recap of last year's record setting Nordhavn Atlantic Rally and glimpses inside the factories and the manufacturer responsible for creating the finest long-range production power boats on the market today. But Circumnavigator is more than just a primer on Nordhavns. Its pages are filled with tips on the best places near and far to go exploring, things you need to know about cruising Europe, how to understand the latest in boat electronics, and a history lesson on all the privately owned motor yachts ever to circumnavigate the globe.
Published in 2006.

Price: $5.95

A special edition 114-page magazine, Circumnavigator takes you inside the world of blue water cruising aboard Nordhavns. Published for P.A.E. by Trawler World Productions, Circumnavigator is filled with spectacular photographs, comprehensive drawings and fascinating articles that highlight the many facets of blue water cruising. You'll gain insight from those who have actually circumnavigated in their own boats, discover lessons learned by Nordhavn owners cruising in international waters, and find out what we mean when we say anyone can voyage the world under power with the arrival of this new era in boating. You'll also catch a glimpse inside P.A.E., the company that helped launch this power passage making phenomenon, and what it is that keeps us continually on the cutting edge of cruising.
Published in 2003.

Price: $4.95


About Nordhavn documentary “Welcome to Nordhavn”
Produced by Emmy® award winning filmmaker Sprague Theobald’s Hole in the Wall Productions, this one-hour documentary goes behind the scenes at PAE with insightful interviews of employees, Nordhavn owners and the three principle owners of PAE. The DVD delves into the early history of the company and even tours through PAE’s partner factories in Asia where Nordhavns are built. It’s hard to describe in a nutshell exactly what makes PAE/Nordhavn such a unique company, but you will have a better understanding after watching this DVD.


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NAR documentary "Living the Dream"
P.A.E. worked with renowned circumnavigating yachtsman and TV/film director, Bruce Kessler who accompanied the fleet and created a documentary film of the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally. Bruce focused on the individual experiences of the participants and how they perceive this great adventure as it unfolded.


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Nordhavn 120 Delivery
China to Vancouver

On July 16, 2013 Nordhavn 120 hull #1 Aurora departed on her delivery voyage from the Nordhavn factory in Xiamen, China to her home in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The crew consisted of the owners as well as staff from Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. (PAE) including Nordhavn’s Vice President, Jim Leishman, who served as captain, PAE’s Chief of Design Jeff Leishman, as co-captain, and engineers from the factory. She arrived on August 29th after completing two trouble-free legs, encountering all types of weather conditions including a storm in the Bering Sea with 55 knot winds and 20-foot seas. After nearly five years from concept to construction, PAE is thrilled to unveil the Nordhavn 120 and invites you to join us on board this most
significant journey.