The first quarter was very exciting with a number of projects of varies scopes and sizes. In addition to implementing a number of yachts from 40' - 80', we have also been working on a number of commercial projects including fire boats, ferry operators, and even a small cruise line. Our thanks go out to our customers and the WheelHouse team who make this all possible.
Nordhavn Atlantic passage 2017
Beginning in mid-May 2017 four vessels, starting out from Palm Beach, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas will continue across the Atlantic Ocean, to the Azores and thence to Gibraltar. We're calling this the "Nordhavn Atlantic Passage 2017", aka NAP 2017. All vessels are WheelHouse users and we are pleased to support them with maintenance guidelines and parts outfitting. Please see upcoming blogs for additional information on this trip and below is some additional information from their blog.
The total journey for the Atlantic crossers will traverse approximately 3,900 nautical miles of open ocean, and will take us about a month to complete. Our schedule is noted further below.
Bernie Francis (see link here) is our organizer aboard the Nordhavn 55, Angela J. Ideally, assuming no weather delays, the trans-Atlantic portion will take approximately 30 days to reach Gibraltar, ending on or about 16-June.
The four vessels partaking in the flotilla and continuing to Gibraltar are:
Aleoli, N52-75, captained by Stefan Hearst
Angela, N55-34, captained by Andre de Weldige Cremer
Moxie, N55-09, captained by Bob Warshawer
Relish, N60-52, captained by Silvio Gentile·
This is the first time that a fleet of Nordhavn trawlers this large has undertaken such an ambitious ocean crossing since "Med Bound 2007." Here is the anticipated schedule:
One boat (Relish) will depart Nassau on 15-May and steam towards Palm Beach.
On 17-May all other boats will depart Palm Beach and be joined by Relish enroute.
All boats should arrive in Bermuda on Monday 22-May.
The other four boats will depart Bermuda Friday 26-May for the 11 day passage to Horta, Azores, with an ETA of Tuesday 6-June.
Depart Horta on Saturday 10-June for a 6 day passage to Gibraltar.
Arrive Gibraltar on Friday 16-June.
Currently all boats are in preparation mode...that involves servicing and verifying all systems, as well as provisioning spare parts, tools, lubricants, food and related galley supplies. As we get closer to departure date we'll be posting more updates here, including a link to a tracking site for monitoring the fleet's progress across the pond. Stay tuned.
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