The second Nordhavn 75 Expedition Yachtfisher arrived from the factory yesterday, offloaded at Port Everglades in Miami and brought up the coast to our Southeast service yard in Stuart, FL.
Covered in cardboard and minus all the rods and other specialty items her owner ordered up for her, the EYF drew slack-jawed gazes from those watching on land as well as from fellow boaters who passed her by in the water. “The boat is just amazing,” said Nordhavn vice-president Jim Leishman, who rode hull #1 in San Diego. “You can look at pictures of her and tell that she’s a pretty boat. But nothing beats seeing the Yachtfisher in person. The impression you get stepping on her and seeing her with your own eyes is not justified by a photo.”
Luckily for fans of the EYF, there will be ample opportunity to climb aboard and check out the revolutionary long-range yacht fisher in the flesh. The powder blue-hulled number 2 boat will mark the EYF’s public debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 26-29. Leishman, the brain behind the EYF, will be in Palm Beach at the Nordhavn display (Slip #243 – please note new slip location) fielding questions about the new launch. He’ll be joined by his brother, Jeff Leishman, Nordhavn’s Chief of Design, and the one responsible for creating the gorgeous lines of this remarkable boat. For those who can’t make it to the east coast, there’s opportunity to see the Yachtfisher in California at our headquarters in Dana Point.
Nordhavn has taken what it does best – build long range luxury expedition yachts – and incorporated all the fishing features and rigging found on tournament sportfishers to create a yacht that can truly go after any fish in the world. An enormous fishing cockpit, dual 60-gallon baitwells, a 35-cubic-foot deep freezer, plentiful gear and tackle storage, and all the rod holders and rigging a deep-sea angler could ever want top a long list of fishing features.
Come see the Expedition Yachtfisher for yourself. It’s simply too good to be missed.