Designed to fish, dive and explore the world
Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE) announces it is about to begin construction of its first yacht designed specifically for offshore fishing and diving expeditions. True to its oceangoing pedigree, the new Nordhavn 75 Expedition Yachtfisher (EYF) has a range of up to 4,000 miles and is equipped to be self-sustaining for extended stays in remote parts of the world.
During the past 25 years, Nordhavn has earned a reputation for designing and building highly capable oceangoing power cruisers. Its small but mighty 40-footer completed a 25,000 mile Around-the-World voyage in 2001, and in 2004 Nordhavn organized and managed the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally, during which 18 power vessels, mostly Nordhavns, departed Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and arrived safely in Gibraltar.
The all-new 75 EYF was created for those with a passion to explore the world’s most productive fishing grounds and exotic dive sites on their own, luxurious yacht. While an increasing number of sport fishermen are having their boats shipped long distances by oceangoing yacht transport companies, and others choose to charter boats in far-off destinations, Nordhavn recognizes the attraction of reaching these hotspots on one’s own ship. “Oftentimes the cost and hassles of transporting your own sportfish boat or the disappointments of a foreign charter discourage serious fishermen from exploring new areas,” comments Jim Leishman of PAE. “Our experience has been that with a well designed, properly built offshore powerboat, an owner and his crew can voyage virtually anywhere in the world on their own.”
The 75 EYF is a twin-engine, full displacement yacht that carries 5,000 gallons of fuel and 600 gallons of water. It displaces 235,000 lbs. and is designed to cruise economically at 12.5 knots at which speed it has an estimated range of 1850 nautical miles. At its maximum cruising speed of 13.5 knots, its estimated range is 1237 nautical miles, while its top speed is estimated at 14.3 knots. For ocean crossings, its estimated range increases to 3,949 nautical miles while running at 9 knots.