Today I said goodbye to N5516, Large Flightless Birds. When this story began 12 years ago I knew it would eventually come to an end. And when we acquired N5516 in August of 2015 I knew that someday I would hand her off to someone new but I did not foresee it would be this soon. But as readers of this blog know life has a way of messing with our plans (man plans, god laughs) and parting with Large Flightless Birds became necessary.
She was a good and faithful ship. She provided her crew with safe and pleasurable passage from San Diego through the Panama Canal to the Bahamas and ports of call along the east coast of the United States. She was a great platform for diving, for fishing and for hanging out off deserted beaches. She never left us stranded, never gave us more than we could handle and left all who cruised on her with good feelings and experiences.
I’ve said this before but it bears repeating, the Nordhavn Community is very special. The team at PAE is first class and their culture has created an ecosystem around these boats that is beyond compare. The generosity of the PAE team, the subject matter experts and the owners have helped make the journey of LFB one that we will never forget.
We wish the new owners well and trust the Nordhavn community will treat them as well as you have treated us.
Formerly N5516, Large Flightless Birds