Palm Beach Boat Show – Day 1
Day 1 at the Palm Beach Boat Show. Things are just getting started so come on down and see the beautiful N76 TUGNACIOUS.
Date: March 23-26, 2023
Location: Palm Beach, FL
Slip: IW 849
On display: Nordhavn 76 TUGNACIOUS
Show Link: https://www.pbboatshow.com/en/home.html
Nordhavn on display
VIVIERAE II Update
VIVIERAE II UPDATE: It’s a happy ending to the story of Nordhavn 96 VivieRae II which was left stranded in the Arafura Sea March 6th after line tangled and fouled the props which seized the engines. Extreme weather forced the evacuation of the crew, who set the anchor prior to jumping onto a tanker that happened upon the distressed VivieRae II a week ago. On Tuesday afternoon, owner Bob Giles and VR’s crew climbed aboard a support vessel out of Indonesia which found the N96 secured to her anchor exactly as they had left her, no obvious signs of distress other than the marks left by the assisting tanker resulting from unsuccessful attempts to get a tow line to VR. Waves measuring 13 feet combined with 55 kt wind gusts knocked the 190 M tanker into the side of VivieRae leaving a few scrapes, but nothing structurally major. “It’s quite superficial damage when you consider what a 190-meter tanker could have done to that yacht,” said ESysman SuperYachts reporting on the rescue. A dive underneath revealed the props of both engines fouled: one by the line of their 36’ tender they were towing and one wrapped in fishing line the crew had unknowingly come in contact with. The boat, under its own propulsion, is enroute to Brisbane, Australia to have repairs done to the cosmetic damage before it continues on its journey west. “Fortunately no one was hurt and Nordhavn builds a very strong vessel,” Giles wrote on Instagram.
Incidentally, the Australian Navy happened upon the 36’ Metal Shark tender VivieRae II had been towing – some 230 miles away from where it had broken free. They were able to hook a line up to it and reunite with its mothership.
The hull of N7103 released from mold
The Nordhavn 71 is well on track with number one slated to complete the end of this year, and today, the hull of 7103 released from the mold.
Update on Nordhavn 96 VIVIERAE II
We at Nordhavn are keeping the beloved Nordhavn 96 VivieRae II in our thoughts as she runs adrift in the Arafura Sea. Through no fault of the boat or crew, a line broke free from the 38-foot tender in tow – after the tender’s tow eye severed off due to very rough conditions – and unfortunately got tangled in the prop, which seized the engines. The crew are off the boat and safe; the owner is en route to Indonesia to begin efforts of getting VivieRae II running again.
Although the tender is lost, the very stout VivieRae II continues to survive. The challenge at hand is getting to the boat safely and freeing the prop while turbulent conditions persist. Nordhavn’s team, including VRII’s project manager have been standing by to provide support.
The crew and owner of VRII are highly experienced, capable adventurers. This was an unlikely, unfortunate accident and the boat’s engines did not “fail” as has been reported. We are confident that following a safe recovery, VivieRaeII will continue her life of adventure.
N625-01 arrives in Dana Point, CA for commissioning
Nordhavn is excited to welcome the brand new N625-01 to its headquarters in Dana Point, CA for commissioning.