At Nordhavn, we frequently make use of the word family, and with good reason: any Nordhavn owner will tell you about the immeasurable bond that exists amongst the folks who cruise around in our boats. The same goes for the great group of people who work for this amazing company; most of PAE’s employees have been working together for well over 10 years, and we wholeheartedly consider ourselves a familial unit. And so it is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our “brother”, Paul Hutton. Paul was a long-time member of our sales team, and well-liked colleague who had a quick, dry wit and a vast knowledge of the sea. Paul was born and raised in England and served with the Royal British Navy, amassing a great deal of experience as a boat captain. He came to PAE in 2008 to oversee our Newport Beach, CA sales office annex and later joined forces with the southwest sales team at the Dana Point sales office location. Paul was a great father to his beautiful daughter, Charla, and loved to travel. At Nordhavn, he had many loyal customers whose dreams of ocean adventure he helped cultivate. His passing has left a massive gap in our tight-knit community but we will keep his exuberant personality and smiling face alive in our hearts as we navigate the future without him.