Testing progresses on Nordhavn 120

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The Nordhavn 120 completed a crucial step Monday after it was launched into the test tank at South Coast Marine in Xiamen, China, on track for a delivery this summer to a customer in western Canada.

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“She floats perfectly,” Dan Streech, president of Nordhavn’s parent company, Pacific Asian Enterprises, said in a statement about the builder’s largest yacht to date. “All 800,000 pounds of fiberglass, steel, wood, stone and glass have been brilliantly engineered and managed to float exactly as predicted.”

The passagemaker will remain in the tank for about a month as its systems are fired up and tested. Upon completion, N120 Hull No. 1 will undergo final ocean trials and ABS certification assessment in preparation for delivery — via her own bottom — to Vancouver, Canada. The builder said the decision to deliver the yacht that way was attributable to logistics, the sheer mass of the vessel and economic factors.

The current plan has the yacht leaving the factory July 1 with a delivery crew led by PAE vice president Jim Leishman. The nonstop passage from China to Vancouver is expected to take 24 to 28 days.

Click here for details of the delivery plan.

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