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Nordhavn owner to challenge the Arctic

On June 14, Sprague Theobald plans to depart Newport, R.I., aboard his Nordhavn 57 named Bagan, bound for the Northwest Passage. Theobald, an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, and his team have committed to producing a documentary film about the area — to the point where the perilous, ice-enshrouded waters of the trip’s route have almost become an afterthought. Despite recognizing the obvious risks of the voyage, Theobald says he is up to the challenge because the voyage combines many of his greatest loves: boating, filmmaking, nautical history, and making a difference.

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