Oceans Apart from the Rest

Passage Maker - - Troubleshooter -

When search­ing for the per­fect boat, it’s im­por­tant to do your home­work. All man­u­fac­tures claim to be the best, but how do you know for cer­tain which boats are built to the high­est stan­dards and which ones are as­sem­bled us­ing cheaper ma­te­ri­als and short- cut meth­ods? At first glance, they all look pretty. But smoke and mir­rors won’t help when you’re stuck out at sea in weather.

If you’re at­tend­ing one of the many boat shows this sea­son, we rec­om­mend you take this ques­tion­naire with you and ask the man­u­fac­turer’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to ex­plain in de­tail their re­sponses and rea­son­ing. We think there are de­fin­i­tive an­swers to these ques­tions, an­swers that make Nord­havn the num­ber one long range cruis­ing brand in the world. Come by our dis­play and ask us in per­son, or learn them by vis­it­ing www. nord­havn. com and look for the ” Oceans Apart From The Rest” logo.

• Who de­signs and en­gi­neers your yachts?

• How have the de­signs de­vel­oped over time from the ear­li­est to the lat­est mod­els?

• How long has the com­pany been in busi­ness?

• Who are the own­ers and who man­ages the com­pany?

• How many of your brand’s boats have been built?

• What is the fi­nan­cial his­tory of the com­pany?

• Do you have an ac­tual tally on your brand’s ocean cross­ings, cir­cum­nav­i­ga­tions and other se­ri­ous pas­sages and cruises of spe­cific boats?

• Why are Nord­havns so heavy com­pared to other man­u­fac­tur­ers’ yachts?

• Do you man­u­fac­ture any yachts that are built to class and cer­ti­fied?

• What ma­te­rial are your tanks made from and why?

• What about sta­bil­ity? Does your brand test each model for sta­bil­ity and if so can I see the cal­cu­la­tions and sta­bil­ity curve for each model?

• Man­u­fac­tur­ers claim to pro­duce “Cat­e­gory A” yachts for un­lim­ited off­shore use. What does this mean and how do I con­firm this is true?

• Tell me about your com­pany’s in­sur­ance poli­cies. How is the yacht pro­tected dur­ing man­u­fac­ture, trans­port and dur­ing com­mis­sion­ing? Does your brand have prod­uct li­a­bil­ity in­sur­ance? An um­brella pol­icy? What are the lim­its?

If you dream of safe and com­fort­able world­wide Ad­ven­ture Cruis­ing with­out lim­i­ta­tion, you will con­clude, as have the world’s most ac­com­plished cruis­ers, there sim­ply is no bet­ter choice than a Nord­havn.

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