This is the Yacht of your Dreams!
Diva 451 - Sunny Red is built for speed and luxurious cruising with quality hand finished mahogany interior. The deep fin keel with a wing at the bottom gives stability and speed that other cruisers cannot match. Furling self-tacking jib and Seldon in-mast main are ideal for families, sailing couples and single handers alike. Furling and unfurling the main with the electric winch is a dream come true when sailing shorthanded. The bow thruster makes going into new harbors easier than ever.
The second cockpit made famous by Swan, is ideal for off duty crew, guests, family and especially kids. This cockpit has a table for out door dining or just kicking back with drinks under the shade of the bimini at the dock or at anchor. Refrigerator and separate freezer are great for cruising meals. Diesel heat extends the sailing season.
Included is transferable moorage at John Wayne Marina in Sequim, WA.
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Gorgeous European craftsmanship with Swedish design by Bernt Lindquist, at Fabola Yachts.
The Diva 451 was built by Fabola Yachts, the first fiberglass boat builder in Sweden and still in business today.
High build quality and standards incorporates Kevlar in high load areas and uses PVC foam core between hand laid laminates. This performance hull design has a sexy wedge deck with hand finished Mahogany interior
The Selden In-Mast Furling Main and Self Tacking Jib makes for Easy Sailing. Fractional Rigged with overlapping Genoa for light air Performance or Racing.
Spacious Saloon and Galley with Dual Staterooms plus additional sleeping quarters for Crew.
"Guest" cockpit for passengers while sailing, outside entertaining and dining. Aft cockpit for sailing and running the boat. A drop down transom door offers ease of boarding and a swim ladder.
Race Boat pedigree with Scandinavian Designed Interior. Aesthetically beautiful, sails fast and handles well. Ready for blue-water passages, coastal cruising, or if racing is in your blood....
Diva 451 is a development of the Diva 45, with a new deck, still two cockpits, but now the helmsmans cockpit to the aft. New interior with angled bulkheads for more efficient use of space. There were approximately 30 built of the Diva 45 and 451, delivered around the world. Toady they sail in the Puget Sound, Seattle, Bodensee in Switzerland and the Baltic's.
The Diva 451 was built by Fabola Yachts, the first fiberglass manufacturer in Sweden.
Swan was a spin-off from Fabola. Both Fabola and Swan make fast, strong, double-cockpit sailing vessels for the North Atlantic, which makes them ideal for the Pacific Northwest.
Sunny Red sailed on her own bottom from Sweden, across the Atlantic and up the St. Lawrence River to the Great Lakes. The rigging is in especially good shape since Sunny Red spent most of her life in freshwater.
The second cockpit is ideal for off-duty crew, passengers, and grandkids. You can sail the boat and still keep an eye on them. Grandkids just love the pilot berths (with lee cloths). Single-handers can sail Sunny Red without leaving the cockpit. Her bow thruster, self-tending jib, autopilot, electric-winch, and roller-furling main and jib make her ideal for both single-handers and sailing couples.
In five years of cruising the San Juan and Canadian waters as far as Desolation Sound, including Princess Louise Inlet, Sunny Red was never passed by another boat under sail. Sunny Red performs extraordinally in heavy winds as well as light. The wheel is responsive, and very balanced. Sunny Red points very well into the wind. The diesel furnace extends the cruising system well into fall.
In conclusion, Sunny Red is the family/couple/single-hander cruising boat that loves to race.
1) The bow-thruster (Vetus45 kg) helps get you into unfamiliar tight marinas.
2) The electric-winch enables one person to deploy and stow sails in minutes, to catch that elusive light air puff on light air days. It is also handy for quick response to sudden gusts, when rounding islands.
3) The windlass was upgraded to a handheld controller for safer deployment of the anchor. The foot switch controls of the windlass have been disabled
4) A heavy duty isolated starter battery was added to extend battery life of the house batteries.
5) A generous supply of spare parts, including fan belts, alternator, rigging spares, filters, lubricants, tools, and manuals.
The present owners of Sunny Red will provide an afternoon of boat service and boat systems training for the new owner.
A 50 foot slip at John Wayne Marina in Sequim, WA is available immediately to the new owner. Ideal for a great start for cruising or a weekend cottage.
Sunny Red is the ideal boat for cruising with two couples, plus kids along. There are two staterooms with privacy doors for the parents, and two pilot berths for the kids, and two heads. Plenty of room around the spacious dinette table for six and generous storage room for food in refrigerators and storage cupboards. Creature comforts are provided by diesel heat and hot water from AC at the dock or hot water from the engine while underway.
The present owners cruised every summer for 4 to 6 weeks in the San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, Canadian Gulf Islands, and Desolation Sound. Many stops were in anchorages in beautiful, sheltered bays. The equipment on Sunny Red made it possible to have extended periods without staying at a dock:
1) auxiliary fuel tank
2) generous water supply
3) generous refrig/freezer space
4) hot water
5) back-up anchor and rode.