Nordhavn 75 EYF

Vessel Assist San Diego Refloats Sunken Nordhavn 75 EYF

Vessel Assist San Diego Salvages a Sunken Nordhavn 75 EYF in Mexico - Photo Vessel Assist San Diego

Vessel Assist San Diego Salvages a Sunken Nordhavn 75 EYF in Mexico - Photo Vessel Assist San Diego

Vessel Assist San Diego routinely performs some pretty amazing salvage work, but refloating a 150-ton Nordhavn 75 EYF that sank in its slip in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, was an especially prodigious effort since it required driving all the proper salvage equipment 24 hours down the Mexican penninsula.

You can read the full story here on Vessel Assist San Diego’s blog, but the basics are that a failed bait tank pump sank the gorgeous Nordhavn right at the dock, which, believe it or not, is where most sinkings occur.  Various online discussion fora have debated the actual how-and-why of the sinking, but the real mystery is why the boat wasn’t alarmed properly, with local emergency contacts available to respond.  Perhaps a reader with that information will enlighten us in the comments.

In any event, the Vessel Assist salvage team, consisting of Captain Robert Butler and his brother Salvage specialist Tom Butler, Captain Shane Thompson, Captain Greg Rood and Salvage Diver Augustine Malfavon, essentially accomplished the job in 10 hours, using a combination of high-flow “trash” pumps moving about 90,000 gallons per hour, and another 60,000 pounds of float bags.  According to Vessel Assist, they also managed to prevent any significant leakage of the nearly 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel aboard.

Vessel Assist San Diego Team in Front of Salvaged Nordhavn 75 EYF - Photo Vessel Assist San Diego

Vessel Assist San Diego Team in Front of Salvaged Nordhavn 75 EYF - Photo Vessel Assist San Diego

It’s nice to know what can be done when necessary, and who to call to get it done.

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Posted by Tom in Maintenance & DIY, People & Profiles, seamanship

First Two Nordhavn 75 EYFs Meet in Cabo

Nordhavn 75 EYFs 1 and 2 Meet in Cabo -- Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

Nordhavn 75 EYFs 1 and 2 Meet in Cabo -- Photo Courtesy of P.A.E.

There’s a great little item on the P.A.E. Nordhavn website about a chance meeting of the first two 75 Expedition Yacht Fisher (EYF) boats in Cabo San Lucas this summer. The two families who own hulls no. 1 and 2 apparently read the marketing materials that P.A.E. produced when it launched the new model.  One family is using their 75 EYF to explore, while the other boat is a serious offshore fishing boat.  Shall we vote on which color we like best?  I think they’re both nice, but for MY 75 EYF I’m going to choose a dark blue. You?

Here’s an excerpt from the P.A.E. post, which is worth a visit to read in its entirety:

“Of course, Cabo’s not so big that the two huge, uniquely beautiful Nordhavn Yacht Fishers could escape without crossing each other’s paths. They didn’t, and it was a remarkable sight, indeed, to see them – for the very first time since they were on stands at the factory in China – sitting side by side. Save for the paint color and a few variations, the boats were identical. You’d never guess the different personalities each possessed – one, host to family vacation getaways; the other, a gateway to fishing nirvana.”

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Cruising Under Power, Passagemaking News, Powerboats

Nordhavn Offers Flybridge-Less 75 EYF

Nordhavn 75 EYF Without Flybridge

Nordhavn 75 EYF Without Flybridge

Pacific Asian Enterprises said on its website that it has developed a version of its 75 Expedition Yacht Fisher (EYF) without the expansive flybridge common to most sportfishing battlewagons. The change acknowledges the cruising half of this split-personality ocean-going yacht and gives it a more conventional “Norhdavn look.”

I took the liberty of scanning a print of a high-res pdf file of the new profile and layout, which you see here in this article. You can click on the image above for a larger view of it and if you’d like to download the original pdf file, just click here.

According to Chief of Design Jeff Leishman, the design caters to the client who “likes the wide-open layout of the EYF, but doesn’t necessarily need a tower to seek out big game fish.” The boat’s upper deck and huge cockpit provide owners plent of great spaces to sunbathe or entertain al fresco, according to the company.  “And it’s already set up so that if you want to fish, dive, or cruise extensively, all you need to do is pick a destination and go. It’s just a variation of the current Yachtfisher,” says PAE’s vice president Jim Leishman. “I think it will emphasize the versatility of this model.”

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Construction & Technical, Cruising Under Power, Industry News, Passagemaking News, Powerboats

Kadey-Krogen and Nordhavn at the Upcoming Miami Boat Show

2010 Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail

2010 Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail

Kadey-Krogen said this week that it will have a Krogen 58′ and the 48′ North Sea with the redesigned galley and bridge, which we wrote about here on OceanLines recently.

P.A.E. advises that their final plans for the upcoming Miami boat shows include the 75 EYF and the 62 at Collins Ave., — more formally know as The Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach.  They also plan to have a 47 over at the on-water display of the actual Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail at the Sea Isle Marina in Miami.

At this point, Selene does not appear to have a boat at the show, although the Selene Annapolis dealer will be there and Jet Tern Marine owner and chief designer Howard Chen will be attending to accept an award from MotorBoating Magazine.

We will update you over the next week with the plans of other passagemaking boat builders.  If you use the official website for the boat show, don’t rely on the search function there to tell you who will be there. There are some brands missing from the database. Best to check the website of the brand you’re interested in directly.  Here are the basic logistical details for the main Miami Boat Show, from the show organizers:

Show Information
Dates & Location
February 11–15, 2010
MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

SEA ISLE MARINA & YACHTING CENTER (New home of Strictly Sail Miami, joining forces with the Miami International Boat Show powerboat in-water location)
1635 N. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132
*** This location now requires a ticket or badge for admission.

NEW! BIG BOAT ROW
Looking for the BIG sailboats? Begin the day at Sea Isle Marina, then head over to Bayside Marina by way of Strictly Sail Miami’s FREE water taxi service to view some of the largest sailboats and catamarans in the world. Lagoon America, Leopard, Prout, Seawind Catamarans, Hylas, Passport and others will all have boats on display at Big Boat Row.

Courtesy Shuttle Buses will run between all locations including the park & ride at the American Airlines Arena from 1 hour prior to show opening through 1 hour after show close daily.

Show Hours
Premier Day
Thursday, February 11, 10:00am–6:00pm

Friday, February 12, 10:00am–8:00pm
Saturday, February 13, 10:00am–8:00pm
Sunday, February 14, 10:00am–8:00pm
Monday, February 15, 10:00am–6:00pm

Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center is open from 10:00am–6:00pm daily

Admission
NEW — 5 Day Pass (Good all 5 days of the show)
Thursday, February 11th–Monday, February 15th — $75.00

Premier Day — $30.00

Friday–Monday:
Adults — $16.00
2 Day Pass — $30.00
Youth, age 13–15 years — $6.00
Children, age 12 and younger — FREE

Tickets will also be available for purchase at both the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center locations.

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Posted by Tom in Boats, Cruising Under Power, Industry News, Passagemaking News, Powerboats

Second Nordhavn 75 Expedition YachtFisher Heads to East Coast

Nordhavn 75 EYF Hull 2 is loaded onto a barge for shipment to the U.S

Nordhavn 75 EYF Hull 2 is loaded onto a barge for shipment to the U.S

Nordhavn said yesterday that the second hull of the new 75 Expedition YachtFisher (EYF) line has been loaded onto a barge for movement to the port where it will be loaded on a cargo ship to Miami.  The new boat sports a baby-blue hull in contrast to the yellow hull of the first boat.  Nordhavn said it expects the new 75 EYF to arrive in early March, followed by a quick commissioning process at the company’s Stuart, Florida facilities.  After commissioning, the boat will make her public debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 26-29.

Nordhavn 75 EYF Hull 2 is ready for shipment to the U.S East Coast

Nordhavn 75 EYF Hull 2 is ready for shipment to the U.S East Coast

The Nordhavn 75 EYF is intended to take the sports fisherman anywhere on the globe, along with family and friends, in the luxury and comfort of a traditional Nordhavn long-distance trawler.  See our features on the Nordhavn 75 EYF here.

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Posted by Tom in Boats

Nordhavn 75 EYF Launching This Week

First Nordhavn 75 EYF is Rolled Out of Factory Prior to Launch

First Nordhavn 75 EYF is Rolled Out of Factory Prior to Launch

Pacific Asian Enterprises said it is launching its new Nordhavn 75 Expedition Yacht Fisher (EYF) this week at the company’s new factory in Xiamen, China.  Nordhavn 7501 is shown in these photographs moving out of the South Coast Marine facility in preparation for launching.

First Nordhavn 75 EYF is Prepared for Launch

First Nordhavn 75 EYF is Prepared for Launch

Initial launch will be followed by tank testing and sea trials and the company expects both 7501 and 7502 to be on a ship leaving China Dec. 20 for the States.  PAE is determined to get the first 75 EYF ready in time to debut at the Miami Boat Show next February.

You can read more about the 75 EYF here and here.

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