Nordhavn rendezvous breaks attendance record

Dana Point, Calif. – The largest Nordhavn Owners Rendezvous (NOR) ever got underway May 10 at Victoria International Marina on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. A record setting number of Nordhavns and Nordhavn owners gathered for five days of education, camaraderie, food and fun; for many, the rendezvous served as a kick-off to cruising up to Alaska and the northwest Canadian Territories.

With 48 Nordhavns packed into the marina, it marked the most Nordhavn yachts ever gathered in the same place, although not all who attended came by boat. In total were owners of 67 Nordhavns representing 16 different models, who mingled at dock parties and cocktail events, boat hopped and attended two days of seminars. “There are so many wonderful people that I have met with such interesting cruising backgrounds and stories,” said Jill Bernard, chairman of the NOR committee and owner of Nordhavn 47 Slow Burn. “It’s been a bit of a mutual admiration society.”

The Rendezvous wrapped up last Saturday following a distance pennant ceremony – a program that rewards owners for miles traveled in their Nordhavns, and an impressive prize giveaway. For photos, video and details, visit

By Ocean Navigator