Jan and I are experiencing mixed emotions right now. After nearly 2 years of displaying Nor’wester from Canada to Mexico, she is now going to new owners. Charlie Huxford and his wife Jonni are shown here in the cockpit shortly after we completed the final checkout and turned Nor’wester over to them.
Their previous boat was a Chaparral 250 (25′) with an outdrive. Moving up to a 45′, single engine trawler would be a daunting task for many, but Charlie was definitely up to the challenge. It took little coaching before he was deftly docking Nor’wester, both straight in and backing in. The articulating rudder and powerful bow thruster make it easier, but Charlie also just had the right touch.
Nor’wester is going to be berthed up on Bowen Island, just north of Vancouver. If you see Nor’wester out cruising, stop by and say hi to Charlie and Jonni; they are a great couple. While we are sad to see Nor’wester go, we know she is in good hands.
For those of you on the East Coast, come by and visit us at the United States Powerboat Show in Annapolis, MD this coming weekend (October 15-18). We will be displaying “The Path” (NW 45, hull #2) with Robert Noyce and company of Noyce Yachts.