ABOUT THE VESSEL

The Isla Z is a Nordhavn 55 built in 2006-2007.  She is 56’1” in length and her beam is 18’.  She has a salon, a galley, a master stateroom, a guest stateroom, a fly bridge, a pilot house with a captain”s stateroom, three heads, two showers, and a bathtub!  She has had two owners before us.  Nordhavns are extremely seaworthy vessels.  Prior to the late 80’s, it was thought that only sailboats could manage long  distances because they are mainly powered by wind.  Many power boat manufacturers experimented successfully with increasing navigation distances, but Nordhavn built the first power vessel to go around the world.  A 40’ Nordhavn completed the “Around the World Project” between 2001-2002.  They build successful ships because of their high quality and redundancy of systems, allowing for safety in solving problems that occur in trans-oceanic voyages. Our boat is one of approximately 600 Nordhavns that roam the world, ranging in size from 35-120 feet long. She has been maintained exceptionally well and is a beautiful boat.  We are delighted to have such a safe and comfortable home with which to see the world.  

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ABOUT US

We are Dick and Peggy Koller and we currently have a home in Tucson AZ when we are not on the Isla Z.  We spent many years living in Oregon and have a special bond with the Pacific NW.  Originally from Ohio, we were overwhelmed by the beauty and diversity of Oregon, and we spent many happy years hiking, camping and spending time at the beach.  When retirement arrived, Arizona’s warm weather beckoned us, but love of the ocean and the NW drew us back and we spent the last few summers in Washington, from Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula, Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.  We bought a small boat and spent the summer of 2017 on the water and loved every minute of it.  Since then we have been boat obsessed, waking up every morning and looking at boat pictures.  We knew we wanted a larger, more seaworthy boat that could handle open ocean waters, not just the inland waters of Puget Sound. We went to the boat show in Fort Lauderdale last November and discovered Nordhavn.  We are so excited to have this boat and know we can go anywhere safely, as long as we have the skill and the stamina to travel. We have always been restless; we have moved of our own accord various times throughout our lifetime.  This boat allows us to embrace that.  We are looking forward to having friends and family join us.  The Isla Z is named for our grandchildren, Isla and Zepha.  Isla is pronounced as you would Island.  


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