July 15, 2011

Web: Nordhavn New Web Site

Nordhavn famous for its line of explorer yachts and cruisers presents its new virtual web show room.  Nordhavn was actually founded in 1988, with its first model the 46 launched in 1989.  But the company history started in 1973 when Jim Leishman and Dan Streech meet in a brokerage firm and start building the foundations for what in time will become first the Pacific Asian Enterprises up to what will be the North Harbor what is English translation of Nordhavn.  Interesting stories come to the launch of the first Nordhavn 46 is that Cruising World magazine declined its advertisements, and builder Ta Shiing from Taiwan decline to build it.  In fact it will be Tsai Wan Sheu in Taiwan who will build it. For the second Nordhavn model the 62 the American Asian company will have to wait two years launched in the dark period of boating known as the American 10% Luxury Tax.  A 50 in 1995, and a 56 a year later where the next Nordhavn models to come after the luxury tax was ended.  2007 marked an important year for Nordhavn with the company building its 86 model, and a year later to this opening its new building facility located in Xiamen China.  So far 2008 was the best annual result for Nordhavn with eighty boats sold during the recession ended year.  Nordhavn current line up offers seventeen models from the entry level 40 to the still in project 120 flagship.  The line also offers two alternative models, the 56 MS, and 75 EYF.  The latest Nordhavn model is the recently launched 63. The new Nordhavn web site takes you around with the following buttons; Models, Company, News, Brokerage, Community, Interactive, Resources, and Contacts.