A Nordhavn 55 Delivery to South New Zealand

Nordhavn Australasia sales manager Peter Devers wrote recently on the Nordhavn website about a delivery he made of a new Nordhavn 55 to Picton [...]

4th June 2010.
By Tom Tripp

A New Nordhavn 55 Arrives by Freighter in New Zealand for Delivery - Photo PAE

A New Nordhavn 55 Arrives by Freighter in New Zealand for Delivery – Photo PAE

Nordhavn Australasia sales manager Peter Devers wrote recently on the Nordhavn website about a delivery he made of a new Nordhavn 55 to Picton, on the tip of New Zealand’s South Island. The new yacht was delivered by freighter to the Port of Tauranga on North Island where it was commissioned by a team from PAE, then Peter and three others sailed her down to Picton.

While PAE uses narratives like this to show off its capability and experience with challenging commissioning and delivery circumstances, it’s not only a good read but a good example of many of the things that need to be considered when planning for delivery of a new boat. All new yachts require a significant commissioning period to adjust and test all the major and minor systems aboard and to perform any custom installations specified by the customer. In this delivery, you will read the importance of a thorough and competent commissioning process, as the boat runs into some of the notorious wild weather off the New Zealand coast.

Earlier this year we wrote about outfitting a Nordhavn 55 with computers for navigation. N55 Serendipity owner John Marshall described in depth his philosophy and outfitting decisions.

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Tom is the publisher of www.OceanLines.biz, a website about passagemaking boats and information. He is also a contributor to Chesapeake Bay Magazine who has been at sea aboard everything from a 17-foot homemade wooden fishing boat to a 1,000-foot-long, 96,000-ton, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

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