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Crossing An Ocean Under Power
By: Ken Williams
10th Anniversary Edition - FULL COLOR!
Released: July 2013

Sailors have crossed oceans for centuries, but the era of couples cruising the world in small powerboats is just beginning. The author starts out with limited long-range boating skills, but a strong desire to learn them. As he chronicles the trip across the Atlantic, he shares his parallel journey from "coastal cruiser" to "ocean crosser." Readers learn these same lessons with each passing page as Sans Souci, the Williams’ boat, travels as part of the first Atlantic powerboat rally—a fleet of 18 small power boats averaging just 50’ in length, owned and operated mostly by retired couples. In this "Beginner’s Guide to Crossing Oceans," Ken’s honest, entertaining style will keep you turning pages as you travel with the crew of Sans Souci to experience life at sea: satisfying work, warm camaraderie, and, memorable adventure. This 10th Anniversary Edition adds new details, color images, and retrospective insights from author Ken Williams, other rally participants, Nordhavn CEO Dan Streech, and Nordhavn's co-founder and the Atlantic Rally's creator, Jim Leishman.

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The Great Siberian Sushi Run
By: Ken Williams

The Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands represent one of the most fascinating, yet rarely visited places on the planet. In this true story, three private boats venture from Seattle to Japan, via Alaska, the Bering Sea, the Aleutian Islands and Siberia. This is their story of exploration and adventure. 100s of photos!

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Cruising Under Power
By: Ken Williams
Pacific Coasts of Mexico and Central America

Are you planning to cruise the Pacific Coast of Mexico or Central America? Are you buying a trawler and confused about how to equip the boat? Have you wondered what it is like to retire and spend months living on a trawler? Composited from the cruising blogs of the author, while cruising from San Diego to Costa Rica, this book is far more than a travelogue. The author has dedicated himself to spreading his passion about long-distance cruising and exploration. The Pacific coast, with its’ beautiful beaches and resorts, provides an entertaining background as he describes the equipment and techniques he employs for successful passage making. You will be amused and educated as he holds nothing back, while describing his experiences with flopper stoppers, surfing sand bars, anchoring in “unusual” conditions, fishing, greedy foreign officials, jungle cruises, pirates, groundings, high winds, stubborn currents, mechanical failures, mechanical successes and more!

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From Family To Crew
by: James Ellingford

The trials a tribulations of the first twelve months of ownership of Pendana N62 are laid bare for all to see. Book includes check lists as well as, all the lessons learned over the previous twelve months. The hope is that by sharing the lessons we have learned we will save others from making the same mistakes. The Foreward of this book has been written by Nordhavn guru Mr Ken Williams (kensblog.com). What Ken doesnt know about Nordhavns is simply not worth knowing! From Family To Crew also covers the many trips taken on Pendana - including Brisbane to Sydney, Sydney to Gold Coast return, Port Stephens to Sydney and the back story with actual forecasts as to why our first real open water passage across the notoriously dangerous Tasman Sea from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand did not take place. Jam packed with over 150+ full colour photos/images and hundreds of pages of text this book is a must have for all boating enthusiasts. The final chapter discussed the actual costs involved in ownership and shows each and every cent spent on Pendana during its first year of operation.