VIDEO: Nordhavn Transpacific Crossing

Nordhavn’s new flagship 120 Aurora crossed the Pacific with her new owners.
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Nordhavn’s new flagship 120 Aurora crossed the Pacific with her new owners.

In what can only be called the ultimate sea trial, Nordhavn's new flagship 120 Aurora crossed the Pacific with her new owners.

It’s rare that a new yacht of this size reaches home on her own bottom. Fears of damage and removing the boat’s brand-new gloss usually prevent such a delivery. But dollars made this delivery option a no-brainer. Because of the yacht’s weight, shipping her on a freighter would have nearly quadrupled transportation costs. Moreover, as P.A.E.’s Jim Leishman explained, the delivery tested every system, worked out kinks, calibrated instruments and demonstrated the yacht’s stability in 50-knot winds and boisterous seas.

Fourteen crew—including three engineers, Jim and Jeff Leishman, the Conconis, a chef and several others—took part in the delivery of Nordhavn's flagship 120 Aurora, which Jim Leishman calls “a first-class shakedown cruise.”

Here's the exclusive footage from the epic voyage:

Nordhavn 120 Delivery - China to Vancouver from Nordhavn on Vimeo.