Oceans Apart from the Rest
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.