Nordhavn 46

Couple Celebrates Third Circumnavigation

Heidi and Wolfgang Hass and Nordhavn company employees yesterday celebrated the second circumnavigation in their Nordhavn 46 Kanaloa, and their third overall, in a party at the company’s Dana Point, California headquarters.  The couple arrived in Dana Point last week to complete the latest global tour, a three-year expedition.

Photo Courtesy P.A.E. --  Nordhavn 46 Kanaloa Anchored During Recent Circumnavigation

Photo Courtesy P.A.E. -- Nordhavn 46 Kanaloa Anchored During Recent Circumnavigation

The Hass’s N46 has accumulated 4,839 hours on its Lugger main engine and put 33,567 NM under the keel while visiting favorite destinations like the northern territory of Australia and the Archipelago of Chago in the middle of the Indian Ocean. They had departed from California in 2003, just one year after their first circumnavigation on Kanaloa.  Prior to becoming Nordhavn owners, the Hasses circumnavigated aboard their 38-foot Van Dam sailboat.

The Hasses say the only significant mechanical failure endured while at sea was the failure of the starboard paravane boom, which snapped off while the boat was in Mozambique. Shifting winds, strong currents and choppy waves caused the fish to jump putting undue stress on the paravane. The boom was later repaired “island style”, but still held up fine, said Heidi. “It did a great job all the way to South Africa in an 18-foot swell from the southwest and 12-foot seas from the northwest.”  The couple says the latest voyage was the best because of their dog, named Zulu, who forced them to be more social at their many ports of call.

Photo Courtesy P.A.E. --  Heidi and Wolfgang Hass Complete Third Global Circuit, Second Aboard Their Nordhavn 46 Kanaloa

Photo Courtesy P.A.E. -- Heidi and Wolfgang Hass Complete Third Global Circuit, Second Aboard Their Nordhavn 46 Kanaloa

The couple plans to spend several months in Dana Point, while Kanaloa is given a tune-up and while they visit with friends. But next year they plan to head back to their favorite cruising grounds — the South Pacific.  They say their plans afterward may include stops in Shanhai, China, to visit an old friend.

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