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: