Who better than Jimmy Buffett captured the magic of the sea and the allure of cruising? He showed us how to lead a lifestyle of fun and adventure and music, embodying everything the boating lifestyle is about. In fact, every Nordhavn owner I know and every Nordhavn I’ve ever been aboard has – at one time or another – had Jimmy Buffett’s music playing in the background. His songs were embraced by so many, offering lyrics that captured the best times of life.
At PAE, this was especially true. Jimmy was part of PAE’s history and culture and personality. When he sang about living lives of adventure, we believed he was singing about us. In the 1980s and 90s, we would have Jimmy Buffett parties at my house and then as a group drive up to his concerts.
Then one day in 1998, he walked into our office and purchased N62 #2 from our long-time salesman Larry Gieselman. He re-christened the boat CONTINENTAL DRIFTER, and Larry and I got to spend two fun days with Jimmy on board in Florida. They were two days I will never forget.
That boat traveled many miles with – and for – Jimmy, and was seen up and down the Eastern Seaboard and the Islands. While he never publicly referred to his boat being a Nordhavn, his unspoken ownership and continual use of the boat was one of our most treasured brand ambassadorships.
This is a sad day. We will miss you Jimmy. Thank you for so much
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=386a0K1CrII Turn the volume up high.
REST IN PEACE
–Written by Nordhavn/PAE president, Dan Streech