San Juan Island Chartered Sailboat Vacations Aboard Diminuendo
Diminuendo is our 2001 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43DS. After extensive research and an exhaustive search, we found what we considered to be the perfect balance of features, accommodations and size. We considered newer boats but found that many lacked the charm found in a boat of Diminuendo’s vintage. Her modest size allows us to explore “gunkholes” beyond the reach of larger vessels. If you’re looking for a San Juan Island chartered sailboat vacation, look no further than Northwest Sailing Adventures!
Diminuendo’s cockpit has plenty of seating for all sailboat vacation guests and our experienced crew. Her spacious decks have lots of room to lounge and sunbathe; Dimineuendo’s step-through transom allows easy access to the swim step for swimming in the waters of Puget Sound, launching kayaks for coastal exploration and boarding our rigid-bottom inflatable dingy when it’s time for lunch on a remote beach.
Below deck is a large, comfortable main saloon with lots of headroom, excellent visibility in all directions and abundant sunlight. The galley kitchen allows us to prepare hearty meals — all-inclusive. Forward of the saloon is a full head/shower to port and to starboard is a cabin with twin single pullman berths. The forward cabin has a queen size double V-berth.
The two aft cabins to port and starboard also feature queen size berths and can easily be converted to a luxurious single cabin with direct access to a head with separate shower. All cabins have hanging lockers (closets); there is abundant storage throughout the yacht.
Length overall: 43 ft 4 in
Beam (Width): 13 ft 8 in
Length at waterline: 37 ft 5 in
Maximum draft: 6 ft 6 in
Displacement: 20503 lbs
56hp Yanmar diesel
Total power: 56 HP inboard
Cruising speed: 7 knots
Maximum speed: 9 knots
Fresh water tanks: Plastic (100 gallons)
Fuel tanks: Plastic (40 gallons)
Holding (sewage) tanks: Stainless steel (20 gallons total)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 3 (convertible to 2)
Number of cabins: 4 (convertible to 3)
Number of heads/showers: 2
110V AC shore power, 12V DC batteries
Dinghy/tender (8’ rigid bottom inflatable with Yamaha outboard)
Electric anchor windlass