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harbor950 03-14-2014 09:30 PM

Serious Boat Porn
 
45 minute video of delivery of the Nordhavn 120 to Vancouver


Nordhavn 120 Delivery - China to Vancouver - YouTube

FlyWright 03-15-2014 01:04 AM

That was a great video! I could stand watching it on this little screen and had to connect to my 55" TV to enjoy it. Just WOW!!

Edelweiss 03-15-2014 02:50 AM

Yup good video!!
I also watched the trip segment videos they were uploading via satellite and posting to Youtube during the trip across last year. . not as polished as this production, but very interesting never the less.

My only question was, how do you pay for 17,000 gallons of diesel at a floating fuel barge in Hong Kong Harbor? Check or American Express!!!:blush:

harbor950 03-15-2014 02:51 AM

The best way, in their case. Someone else's Amex.

hfoster 03-15-2014 09:43 AM

Great post. Thanks for posting it.

Happy cruising.

H. Foster

Larry M 03-15-2014 09:47 AM

Wow! And covered moorage to boot.

BaltimoreLurker 05-09-2014 06:36 AM

<Sigh>

1971 Bill Garden North Sea Trawler Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Phil Fill 05-09-2014 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by BaltimoreLurker (Post 232744)
<Sigh>

1971 Bill Garden North Sea Trawler Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

I like to see the prices for long range trawler to remain high. :thumb:

May 15h is Trawler Fest so it might be at the show. If it is I will make a point of looking at it for you.:flowers:

Northern Spy 05-09-2014 09:12 PM

I've lusted after Griffin for several years now. If I wasn't up in camp right now, I'd go buy a lottery ticket (which is indeed a tax for those who are bad at math).

Andy G 05-10-2014 01:55 AM

That was a great video clip of the Nordhavn.

Would I want one, no I don't think so.

My ideal is a boat I could run with a crew of say two, sleep say 6. It would have to have lovely lines, preferably an older style boat, lots of nice bright woodwork, no need to be able to cross oceans, but a capable coastal cruiser.

Length, I think about 50' is as much as I could handle, or want to.Not too fused about all the whizz bang technical stuff, however a good galley and fridge/freezer is important.

Oh, and a first mate with a sense of adventure and fun to while away the time with would be nice.

Yep, I would take that over the Nordhavn any time.

CPseudonym 05-10-2014 02:16 AM

I'm with you Andy, that thing sure is pretty and God bless those that can afford them. You may be surprised though that the owner and his wife plan on taking that boat out without crew from time to time for an anchor out overnight. Read it in one of the write-ups, the owner was fairly confident she'd be easy enough for them to handle.

Peter B 05-10-2014 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Andy G (Post 232902)
That was a great video clip of the Nordhavn.
Would I want one, no I don't think so.
My ideal is a boat I could run with a crew of say two, sleep say 6. It would have to have lovely lines, preferably an older style boat, lots of nice bright woodwork, no need to be able to cross oceans, but a capable coastal cruiser.
Length, I think about 50' is as much as I could handle, or want to.Not too fused about all the whizz bang technical stuff, however a good galley and fridge/freezer is important.
Oh, and a first mate with a sense of adventure and fun to while away the time with would be nice.
Yep, I would take that over the Nordhavn any time.

Andy, to quote that great Kris Kristofferson song…"you've been readin' my mail…"

Andy G 05-10-2014 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Peter B (Post 232906)
Andy, to quote that great Kris Kristofferson song…"you've been readin' my mail…"

Well in that case she would have to be named, 'The Silver Tongued Devil & I"

Nomad Willy 05-10-2014 08:17 PM

I've been aboard and through Griffin when we were in Thorne Bay. Wonderful boat and spotlessly clean. About 5 years ago though. Has a small Cat aft, could even be a 4cyl.

Had pics but can't find them.

Hendo78 05-11-2014 09:09 AM

I'm still cleaning up after watching this


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twistedtree 05-11-2014 09:51 AM

PAE (Nordhavn) is doing a scaled down "encore" with the delivery of N8610. I had the fortune of seeing her launched in Xiamen when I was last there, and spent the week with the project manager and captain. Got a tour too! She has a full time crew of 5. Too much for my taste, needs, and certainly my wallet, but impressive none the less.

geoffm 05-11-2014 10:11 PM

So...what was the purpose of the stop in Hong Kong? Did I miss something, or did the video never explain that?

Since Xiamen is north of Hong Kong, it would've made more sense to depart directly from there.

Hendo78 05-12-2014 01:54 AM

Were they in Hong Kong ? . I was too start struck to notice haha


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twistedtree 05-12-2014 05:45 AM

I'm not sure I'll get this all correct, but here's what I understand about the Hong Kong stop. That was the first stop for both the 120 and 86 leaving China, and reason number 1 has to do with the formalities of exiting China, and more specifically exporting the boat. Even though Xiamen (where the boats are built) is a HUGE shipping port, apparently it is much easier to depart/export via Hong Kong when you take a boat on it's own bottom. Next is that Hong Kong is a good shake-down cruise distance (I think around 300-400nm), and on each trip several of the key technical people from the yard when on that leg in case of issues, then flew back to Xiamen. Other crew then came on-board for the remainder of the trip. Getting those other people in and out of Hong Kong is much easier than getting them in/out of China if they don't already have a visa. There also are restrictions on who can captain a vessel in Chinese waters and in Hong Kong waters, and there was some juggling around that, but this part is very fuzzy to me. Anyway, those are the reasons I was given.

Nomad Willy 05-12-2014 11:58 AM

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Here's Griffin about 5 years ago in Thorne Bay Alaska. Notice the brown tide marking on the piling. Something to consider when anchoring up north.


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