Nordhavn announces partnership in CUBAR 2022 event

Dana Point, CA – (February 23, 2022) – The legacy of Nordhavn lies within the extended cruising adventures that are the hallmark of the company’s purpose-built power yachts and their intrepid owners. It is tied to the brand’s many en masse voyages including the Great Siberian Sushi Run and perhaps most notable, the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally, an 18-boat trans-oceanic group crossing. In the spirit of this tradition, Nordhavn is pleased to announce its collaboration with the San Diego Yacht Club on the 2022 CUBAR Odyssey, a multi-motoryacht cruise of the Baja Peninsula happening October 30 through November 13.

Nordhavn will be the key sponsor of this year’s CUBAR event, partnering with SDYC on kick-off festivities and event promotions.

The CUBAR Odyssey is a bi-annual power boat rally that emphasizes camaraderie, organized excursions and safety in numbers. An acronym for Cruise Underway to Baja Rally, CUBAR boats follow a course from San Diego to La Paz, Mexico, with stops at some of Baja’s beloved coastal spots along the way. Originally conceived in 2007 under the name FUBAR, the current iteration has been produced and hosted by SDYC since 2015.

Participation in CUBAR is limited to powerboats with a minimum range of 450 nm and has consistently been a big draw for Nordhavns. This year, the brand is represented by eight of 50 participating boats. “We are very excited to partner with SDYC on the 2022 CUBAR,” said Nordhavn vice-president Jim Leishman. “It has the essence of a Nordhavn event and aligns with our mission to promote safe, enjoyable cruising. It’s the perfect vehicle for anyone looking to baby-step their way into grand adventure.” Leishman knows from experience, having personally participated in the original FUBAR back in 2007 aboard a client’s Nordhavn 55.

There are three warmup events happening throughout the year, culminating with a kick-off dinner at Nordhavn headquarters in Dana Point two weeks prior to departure.

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By Ocean Navigator