Voyage of Egret

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For those of you in the yachting world, especially Nordhavn owners, you probably have heard of the travels of Scott and Mary Flanders aboard M/Y EGRET. They have lived aboard their 46ft Nordhavn for at least the last 2 years and have traveled half way around the world (so far) and will continue to do so in 2009 and in 2010.

Their journey started upon departing Gibraltar in September 2006 and Ocean Marine Nav Inc has been with them every step of the way. They have enjoy the best of weather and experienced the worst weather since this 2 year adventure. The best part of the trip was making a very important trip around Cape Horn with Vice President of Pacific Asian Enterprises, Jim Leishman aboard and being able to forecast the “perfect weather window” for this region of the world.

It has been said that Cape Horn is the roughest spot in the world to sail around and in broad general terms, it is hard to disagree. However, Cape Horn and the southern tip of the South America does experience good weather for sailing and we were able to find that perfect window for the Scott and Mary in January 2007. Too bad the weather for every leg of the voyage to New Zealand wasn’t as good as the trip around Cape Horn, but you have to expect the worst weather along with the good weather. Keep in mind the worst weather won’t last forever no matter how it is. I’ve been told that it feels like time is standing still when the weather is at its worst…….I can’t argue with that.

Scott and Mary Flanders were referred to us by other Nordhavn owners prior to their departure from the Med Sea. Most of our business is referral and we even had the opportunity to meet Scott and Mary at the Nordhavn party at the 2006 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Scott and Mary have been posting a greatly detailed blog on their voyage from start to present. Here is another place to visit if you were thinking of undertaking an around the world voyage or even considering retiring aboard your own craft. Scott and Mary have been doing it right for the last few years and are on the right track to continue on for at least the next several years.

If you interested, you can read the travels of Scott and Mary Flanders on the Nordhavn web site at