San Juan Island Chartered Sailboat Vacations
Sailing Vessel Diminuendo
Diminuendo is a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42 Deck salon. After extensive research and an exhaustive search, we found a boat which we considered to have the perfect balance of features, accommodations and size. We considered many different boats but found that many lacked the charm found in a boat of Diminuendo’s type. Her moderate size allows us to explore “gunkholes” beyond the reach of many larger vessels. If you’re looking for a San Juan Islands chartered sailboat vacation, look no further than Northwest Sailing Adventures!
Diminuendo’s roomy cockpit has adequate seating for up to six guests plus your crew. She has a canvas dodger and a bimini (awning), which provides protection from the elements yet still allows you to experience the scenic wonders around you unhindered. The spacious foredeck also offers abundant room to stretch out and bask in the sun. Her step-through transom allows easy access to the swim step from which you’ll board her kayaks or her rigid inflatable dinghy with which you’ll be whisked ashore for a little hiking or beach-combing. More adventurous travelers may brave a quick dip in the cold waters of the Puget Sound.
Below deck you’ll find an open, airy, comfortable main saloon with generous headroom, abundant sunlight, and excellent visibility in all directions. This is one of the best features of the Jeanneau 43DS. The dinette is a great place for guests to gather in for a steaming mug of coffee and a little story telling. Adjoining the saloon is a well equipped galley in which your crew will prepare your gourmet meals. Although rarely needed, Diminuendo is equipped with a diesel furnace for chilly spring or autumn mornings.
Aft of the saloon are two large guest cabins. The full/queen size beds have luxurious linens and comforters with extra blankets provided and no less than 4 pillows per cabin. Adjacent to and adjoining the aft port cabin is the guest head (restroom) with a state of the art electric flush toilet, sink, and a separate hot water shower. No wet feet for the next user!
Forward is yet another double cabin, the V-berth. There is also a separate pullman berth (bunks) which is a favorite with kids. There is also a separate head for the use of your crew.
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
Sailing Vessel Blew Dreams
Due to overwhelming demand for day sails, we welcome S/V Blew Dreams to our fleet. She is the ideal way for Bellingham visitors to get out on the water for an afternoon or evening sail.
After much deliberation and research, Scott and his friend and associate, Ron determined that the Catalina 36 MkII was the ideal boat with which to start his new venture. The search was on! Both looked at many boats before one day each contacted the other to announce that they’d found the perfect boat. The stars must have been in alignment, because they had both found the same boat! We now welcome sailing vessel Blew Dreams to the family!
We settled on this boat for her clean, crisp lines and spacious cockpit which has ample seating for six guests. Catalinas are noted for their excellent sailing characteristics. She is a sloop rig with roller furling mains’l and genoa. Blew Dreams is a breeze to sail single hand.
She is equipped with a hard-top dodger and a canvas bimini to provide protection from the elements in the cockpit without isolating you from the experience. Below deck, she has a roomy saloon, a fully equipped galley (kitchen), and a head (restroom) with hot water shower. For chilly mornings or evenings, she has a diesel fired furnace. She has 2 double cabins: a V-berth forward and a queen-size aft cabin. For extra sleeping accommodations, the settees in her saloon can also be converted to a double and single berths.
CATALINA MK II SPECIFICATIONS:
Length of hull: 36’ 4”
Length at water line: 30’ 3”
Beam (width): 11’ 11”
Fin keel draft: 5’ 10”
Designed weight: 13,500lbs
TANKAGE AND CAPACITIES:
Total water: 72 gal
Holding tank (sewage): 17 gal
Fuel: 25 gal
Berths: 1 double forward, 1 double aft; one convertible double and 1 single in main cabin.
Universal M35B, 35 HP Diesel
Fresh water cooled, 4cyl.