....."Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you did not do, than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore! Dream! Discover!"
- - M. Twain
April 1, 2007 - Welcome to the website for the construction,
commissioning and subsequent travels of our new Nordhavn 55, "ALWAYS
The boat arrived in Dana Point in late April and Nordhavn has exceeded
our expectations! Dave Harlow, the NH project manager, inspected the
boat and found it to be "exactly as ordered"! Jim Hart of Definitive
Concepts, who is doing the audiovisual installation on the boat, was
onboard and described it as "awesome"! Jim is an electrical engineer
and a perfectionist. If he says it is awesome, it is just that! Jeff
Merril, our NH sales representative, took his initial tour of the boat
to record his usual punch list of needed corrective measures, and left
with an empty list ! A first for him, and a real credit to the factory!
The commissioning process is underway in earnest, and we spend time
onboard each day. New pictures will be added as progress is noted. We
plan frequent additions and updates to this site as we progress
northward to Alaska, and ultimately home through the Panama Canal in the
Fall of this year.
Just click on "What's New" , "Where Are They Now?", "Present Boat
Location" &/or new "Picture Gallery" links above for the most
Stay tuned - it will be fun!!
Buddy & Kathy, Raleigh & Binky