Nordhavn is a trade name of a line of ocean-going recreational trawler style yachtdesigned and produced by Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. of Dana Point, California. The yachts, ranging from 40 to 120 feet (37 m) in length, are renowned for their structural strength and ability to cross oceans. They all have a raised forward pilothouse which is separate from the main salon and galley, or an aft deckhouse with the pilothouse raised on a second level above the salon. They also generally have full headroom in the engine room, and a single main engine with a "wing" 'get home' engine with separate prop shaft and propeller. Some models optionally have twin engines.
One 40-foot (12 m) 'stock' Nordhavn made history as the smallest production power yacht to circumnavigate the world, from November 3, 2001 - June 30, 2002. It covered more than 24,000 miles (39,000 km) over some 170 days at sea, starting and ending itscircumnavigation at Dana Point, California.