Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Second Nordhavn Yachtfisher arrives

You can taste the anticipation in the air in the editorial office at Circumnavigator magazine. We are less than 60 days away from spending time at sea aboard the revolutionary new Nordhavn 75 Expedition Yachtfisher!

Hull #1 is shown above in Newport Harbor, California, starting one of many sea-trials needed to get all systems working on a new yacht such as this beauty.

Meanwhile, on the right coast, Hull #2 has arrived, as reported by PAE's Jennifer Stern:

The second Nordhavn 75 Expedition Yachtfisher arrived from the factory on March 10 and was offloaded at Port Everglades in Miami and brought up the coast to our Southeast service yard in Stuart, Florida.

Despite the interior being covered in cardboard and minus all the electronics, 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,” says 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 yachtfisher in the flesh. The powder blue-hulled #2 boat will make its public debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 26-29. Leishman—the EYF is his brainchild—will be in Palm Beach at the Nordhavn display (Slip 217) 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 at the forthcoming Open House slated April 25 at Nordhavn’s Newport Beach, California, office. The Open House is by invitation only, so be sure to contact PAE in order to secure your invite.

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 bait wells, 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.