We’ve talked about building a larger boat for a while now, says Jim Leishman, vice president of Pacific Asian Enterprises, the company behind the Nordhavn brand. It would be something specifically meant for the most challenging worldwide conditions. That talk has turned into the Nordhavn 148, marking a few notable firsts for the builder. She’s its first metal yacht, for instance. She also meets far stricter classification standards than any previous Nordhavn, including for navigating in ice.