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This year’s International Yacht & Aviation The fuel capacity remains the same, Nordhavn’s favourite aspect of the 

Awards saw Nordhavn’s Lacey Kay as the although slight gains in fuel burn are likely project was achieving the owner’s 
worthy winner of the Power Yacht 25- due to the N96’s longer water line. The desires for an upper-level master suite 
40M category.displacement is also virtually the same.spanning the full deck’s width, including 

a private, walk-out aft deck/balcony; and 
Lacey Kay is the second hull in the This new model was achieved by the a full-width VIP guest cabin forward. The 
Nordhavn 96 series of explorer yachts. relatively easy procedure of extending heavy full displacement hull has a sea 
The Nordhavn 96 bridges the gap the mould of the Nordhavn 86, PAE use kindly motion and stability to maintain 

between the 86 and Nordhavn’s 120- this method as it is an efficient way to comfort in even the roughest conditions 
foot megayacht.The 96.98ft Nordhavn give a customer the additional space that the yacht will routinely encounter. 
96 expedition motor yacht was built they are seeking without the drastic The added range will allow extended 

by Nordhavn in China at their Xiamen cost of building an entirely new hull. cruising time in the most remote areas 
shipyard and she was delivered to her Nordhavn has employed this method of of the world with concern for fuel. The 
owner in 2016.thinking with several of its other models yacht’s hull design, combined with the 
including the N52 (based on the N47 lush interior, means staying on board for 

A huge selling point for Lacey Kay is the hull), the N60 and 63 (based on the N55 any length of time under any conditions 
fact it maintains megayacht styling, luxury hull), the N68 (based on the N64 hull) is a pure pleasure.
and the capability to travel the world, all and the N76 (based on the N72 hull), 
within a manageable 30 metres. Scott and the approach has been a hugely In this project, as in all of their projects, 

Cole, of Ardeo Design, was responsible for successful one.PAE recognised how much design and 
the interior design of the project.thought goes into the creation of a semi- 
The Nordhavn 96 makes it possible to custom/custom yacht. There are so many 

The owners of the yacht previously hadhave access to the luxuries of a 100-foot aspects to consider from the capability 
a Nordhavn 76, which had exceptional boat for a smaller boat investment.and safety of the boat, to meeting the 
global-cruising capabilities. The client The saloon and galley measures 43owner’s’ specific criteria and making sure 
wanted a boat that could host more feet in length and the combination of engineering and aesthetics harmonise 

friends and family, with added interior wheelhouse, captain’s cabin and sky with each other. In Lacey Kay they have 
and exterior entertaining areas, an lounge measure almost 34 feet in length. clearly met their objectives.
additional VIP stateroom for guests and She includes a vast, full-width owner’s This is the second year that Nordhavn 

an enhanced Master Suite. Jeff Leishman suite in addition to the captain’s cabin, have attended the awards in Venice and 
and his team created a world-class three guest staterooms with ensuite their appreciation of their unexpected 
cruising vessel of exceptional qualityheads, plus the spacious crew wing win against such notable competition 
and capability, with a luxurious interior which comprises a roomy cabin and head was expressed on their return to the US. 

that mimics those of mega yachts for the aft with exterior entrance. A laundryWhen asked about the importance of the 
highest level of comfort imaginable, no and utility room are also provided. The awards Jim Leishman, the VP of PAE/ 
matter how remote their itinerary and a luxurious and functional interior was Nordhavn said “The industry recognition 

boat that is still able to be managed with created by Scott Cole and is finished with for excellent design is very important and 
minimal to no crew.fine hardwoods, walnut wood panelling, this award will serve to help the buying 
beautiful mouldings and raised panels public with their decision process”.
She is based on the hull of the very combined with stone floors, granite As for future plans, Nordhavn will 

successful Nordhavn 86 and incorporates countertops, the finest hardware, continue to build additional 96 models 
a 10-foot cockpit extension that allows lighting and fixtures.with varying interiors and decor which 
for space in several areas of the boat The flybridge on Lacey Kay featuresare quite different from the Lacey Kay.

including below decks in the crew area a superyacht spa pool and cocktail bar, 
and lazarette; at main deck level in the while the foredeck is dedicated to tender 
cockpit and saloon; on the pilothouse storage, with enough room to house a 
deck the upper master stateroom; and an Caribe RIB and a centre console tender.

even more capacious flybridge.

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