Wednesday, October 8, 2014
24 August 2009 Quintessence
BOAT: Quintessence http://yachtquintessence.com/
OWNERS: Nancy & Don Miller. Jamestown, R.I.
DESIGNER: Robert H. Perry, Tulalip, WA http://www.perryboat.com/
BUILDER: Nordic Yachts, Bellingham, WAm http://www.nordicnw.com/
LENGTH: 44 feet [13.4 meters]
HULL: Solid Fiberglass with a cored deck
Designed and constructed as performance cruising yachts the Nordic 44 and smaller sister- the Nordic 40 were drawn by noted designer Robert Perry. While the design and construction techniques are almost 30 years old, the quality has aged like fine wine. The passage of time has only served to validate these exceptional yachts.
Back in 1999, Nancy & Don Miller of Jamestown found Quintessence in Los Angeles- fell in love- and had her trucked back to Jamestown. Don has a 100 ton U.S.C.G. license. Besides enjoying all that Quintessence had to offer as a cruising boat, the couple also started a small [6 persons and under] charter business.
Since then, Quintessence has enjoyed more than 200 charters. Don is also a photographer and his clients- ranging from international bankers to starving artists- have enjoyed wonderful sailing as well as memorable photographs.
When not underway, Quintessence lies on her mooring in Dutch Harbor on the quiet western side of Jamestown.