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Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE) has launched its newest superyacht, a 100-foot Nordhavn. Serenity, based on the hull of the Nordhavn 86/96, was built for an avid fisherman-owner, who wanted a yacht with a proper sportfishing cockpit capable of taking him to the most productive fishing spots in the world. The pricetag is about $10 million.

"The lines of Serenity are unmistakably Nordhavn, with the same elegant look found in the classic profile of the N96," Nordhavn said in its announcement. "The model met the buyer’s wishes for a global cruising yacht with world class construction, performance and finish. But he wanted a proper sport fishing cockpit that wouldn’t interfere with guest lounging spaces."

Saloon and dining area are surrounded by dark walnut.

Saloon and dining area are surrounded by dark walnut.

PAE’s design team went to work on devising a space separate from the California deck, the designated outdoor entertaining area aft of the saloon. The addition of the fishing cockpit is courtesy of an extended transom and swim step that extended the length by three feet.

Accomodations consist of a five-stateroom retreat, each with ensuite head, plus berths for a crew of four.

All five staterooms have en-suite heads.

All five staterooms have en-suite heads.

Destry Darr Desgins created a modern, elegant and comfortable living space that features walnut wood, stainless steel inays, Lutron lighting and extraordinary stone work. The medium-dark colored wood sets off a neutral color scheme of grey, cream and brown and allows the vibrant artwork throughout the boat to stand out.

Her distinct hull color is Stars and Stripes blue.

While the longer waterline gives Serenity a slight edge in efficiency over her N96 sisterships, says Chief of Design Jeff Leishman, speed and fuel capacity won’t vary from a typical Nordhavn 96 despite the increased length.

Built at South Coast Yacht Marine, Serenity is being prepared to be shipped to PAE headquarters in Dana Point, CA, for final commissioning in March.

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