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.
The Nordhavn 41 has drawn huge crowds at the Dubai International Boat Show
The Nordhavn 41 has drawn huge crowds so far at the Dubai International Boat Show which started yesterday and goes through the weekend.
A Nordhavn 96 and 80 reunite at Dana Point marina… and destroy dock in the process
Do boats have feelings? You be the judge. N96# 18 and N80 #2 spent 18 months together under the same roof at our South Coast Xiamen factory and are fellow graduates of the class of 2022. Then, they were separated by 7,000 miles when the N96 was shipped out to Dana Point in late December. Reunion almost happened a month later when the N80 also shipped to Dana Point, but the two boats ended up on different docks about 200 yards apart.
Was the N80 pining for her old friend? We can’t say for sure, but last night she almost broke free and destroyed the dock in the process. A wild storm that came through southern California Friday night might have given her some assistance. Certainly the fixed wood and concrete pier was no match for the 140-ton yacht. She was swiftly moved to another dock, and neatly tied up. Directly behind the N96.
Be nice to your Nordhavn, and they will be nice to you.
New Nordhavn 96 inspection at Elliot Bay Marina, Seattle, WA
James, Jim and Jeff Leishman along with Robert Kinney of ALCOM Marine Electronics flew in style up to Seattle’s Elliot Bay Marina to inspect a new Nordhavn 96.