First Post!

This is my first post to the LuckyStars blog. I apologize in advance that it will be along time before we travel to any great distance. So I advise the reader to stick with the other great blogs of Nordhavn owners, see the amazing places these boats are to be found. The blog will start off as a place for me to put all of the technical information and photos I have accumulated in the process of ordering Lucky Stars. Also this is my first blog and first experience with WordPress. So for now a lot will be experimenting with software that is pretty much unknown to me.

I decided when a booking number was assigned for her shipment from China, I would start this blog. Well, that did’t happen quite as soon as I thought after the first heads-up from Nordhavn. At this date, 23 August, we do have a Booking Number. Lucky Stars will be loaded on BBC Nebraska ( on 30 August with all good luck. You can see her current position at

The Nordhavn crew at Dana Point are getting ready for the commissioning. Last minute changes are happening, Since I am just exploring WordPress, I will start posting a running log of what is happening. I’m not sure if any one is interested in this, e.g today we had to select another color for the upholstery of the helm chair, but I will post that today. In many ways i kick myself for not starting this blog at the time Katy and I first decided that the Nordhavn 43 was what we wanted to move to from our really nice, fast, and relatively economical Sabre 40. So my next post comes tomorrow, then I will back track a week to describe the dinghy selection.