Alison and I were attending the Nordhavn 40th Anniversary Gala this past weekend and just pulling up to PAE’s Dana Point office when we get a text from Laura, Alison’s cousin. You may remember that Laura and John helped crew on our San Diego to San Francisco leg of our trip to Seattle two years ago. Anyways, Laura texts “we want a signed copy” and a photo of Red Rover on a magazine page. We were shocked, not knowing what it was about! After a couple of back and forth texts, we find out it is in Yachting Magazine accompanying a story about electronics refits.
John was kind enough to scan the article to us so that we could see what it was all about. The story centered around a Nordhavn 55 (we happen to have one) that recently completed an electronics refit/upgrade (as we did with Furuno products last year) installed by Emerald Harbor Marine (which is who we used). But the owner was a software executive, which neither Alison or myself are! But the lightbulb clicked on – we new the boat and owner that the story centered around but couldn’t figure out how the lead photo was of our Red Rover!
Yesterday I reached out to the other owner to see if he had any ideas on what was going on along with sending him a copy of the story. As it turns out, he did talk to the writer last year but wanted to stay anonymous, hence the lack of a photo of their boat. But we both scratched our head as to why the magazine would download a photo from our blog without asking! Anyways, we do enjoy seeing Red Rover in print. We now have a couple of copies here on the boat. I also reached out to the publication questioning their photo swiping policy but have yet to receive a response…
Please click the link below to read the article:
Links to Red Rover’s electronics refit: