Diana, Havsörnen IIRef. CP093
This fast cruiser-racer, from an clever Swedish designer, is in very good shape and has won many prices, even recently.
EUR 35,000 ,-
Hours:1969 (August 2017)
Perhaps Olle Enderlein is less noted, among Swedish or generally Scandinavian Naval Architects, but he left for sure a deep trace that even today is still visible: he designed, for example, the full Hallberg Rassy range of the Eighties that established the style of the “Swedish” cruiser still in fashion nowadays. However, Olle Enderlein had established another mark also far before than this one, when he designed is famous cruisers-racers of the Havsörnen range, wooden built by Storebro in two slightly different versions, I and II. 70 boats of each series were built in total, they had an important international success, being sold in numbers all over Europe. A Havsörnen (Sea Eagle) was also Enderlein's own boat, with which he won many races. The boat structure, with light but close frames, guarantees sturdiness and agility. The Havsörnen are fast and easy to handle. At the same time, the interior lay-out, with a central mounted engine, very low in the bilge, gives them an ideal weights distribution. The clever longitudinal galley, of amazing size on such a small boat, is balanced on the other side by an ingenious dinette convertible to a double berth and by the head, immediately forward. And everything is built with care and skills impossible to find on modern industrially built boats. Thus the Havsörnen class joined the economy of a series production to the handmade craftmaship. Diana is in very good general shape. With her present owner she took part in many races, winning a good deal of prices. In June 2017 she won the overall price at the regional Championship of Classic Boats in Catalonia. At the same time, for many years she has cruised long trips in the Med with her owner's family. Due to its growth, in fact, now she must be sold to look for a bigger boat... But her owner continues to care about Diana and some sails, for example are recent and still quite unused. Recently her owner carried out structural work to the mast chain-plates and put a new white Hempel paint to the top-sides and new varnishes on the coach-roof.