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30-metre Nordhavn 96 yacht launched as Serenity

Magomed Khamatkhanov
February 5, 2018

Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE) has announced that they have been launched its 30.48-metre Nordhavn 96 yacht and christened Serenity. 

Based on the hull of the Nordhavn 86/96, this newest expedition yacht is a dream for her avid fisherman-owner who wanted a yacht with a proper sportfishing cockpit capable of taking him to the most productive fishing spots in the world.

The lines of Serenity are unmistakably Nordhavn, with the same elegant look found in the classic profile of the N96. The model met the buyer’s wishes for a global cruising yacht with world class construction, performance and finish. But he wanted a proper sport fishing cockpit that wouldn’t interfere with guest lounging spaces.

PAE’s design team went to work on devising a space separate from the California deck, the designated outdoor entertaining area aft of the saloon. The addition of the fishing cockpit is courtesy of an extended transom and swim step that extended the length by 36 inches.

While the N86/96 model’s interior is highly customizable, Serenity differs vastly from her sisterships with a very unique layout that the owner helped design in order to achieve enough staterooms for his family and sufficient quarters for crew. The result is a five-stateroom retreat, each with ensuite head, plus accommodations for a crew of four.

Destry Darr Desgins created a modern, elegant and comfortable living space that features walnut wood, stainless steel inays, Lutron lighting and extraordinary stone work. The medium-dark colored wood sets off a neutral color scheme of grey, cream and brown and allows the vibrant artwork throughout the boat to stand out.

Her distinct hull color is a regal Stars and Stripes blue.

While the longer waterline gives Serenity a slight edge in efficiency over her N96 sisterships, says Chief of Design Jeff Leishman, speed and fuel capacity won’t vary from a typical Nordhavn 96 in spite of the increased length.

Built at South Coast Yacht Marine, Serenity is being prepared to be shipped to PAE headquarters in Dana Point, CA, for final commissioning in March.