Meet the Crew
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About Captain Dan

Capt. Dan and his crew have been welcoming friends and guests aboard the S/V DELIA for almost 20 years. His casual yet confident manner will put you at ease from the moment you step aboard until you wave goodbye to your newfound friend at the end of your voyage. Capt. Dan and his crew each have their own set of skills which make them great people to travel with. But together, their chemistry provides a lighthearted atmosphere where the fun just happens, and you can't help but smile and share in the good times.

His Experience

Captain Dan holds a United States Coast Guard Charter Captain's 100 Ton License and has more than 40 years of experience. After purchasing his dream boat DELIA in 2001, he logged much of his sailing time offshore in South Florida from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami and in the Florida Keys. In May of 2003, he brought DELIA up from Ft. Lauderdale to the Great Lakes. The trip took 5 weeks to complete and logged over 2,500 miles. Other voyages include several trips to Mexico, the Virgin Islands and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. He recently helped deliver a 42' private yacht from Antigua in the Leeward Islands to the Port of Miami. He was a Sailing Instructor with the Hoofers Sailing Club at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and was their Cruising Keelboat Fleet Captain for several years. Capt. Dan is also a Certified SCUBA Diving Instructor with PADI (hence the name - Cruise Diver), and holds several advanced First Aid and CPR Trainer designations.

Meet Kristin

Capt. Dan is often accompanied by his 1st Mate Kristin who is a Bonafede Gourmet Chef and a World Traveler in her own right. Kristin loves to come up with surprises from the Galley that you would never expect on a ship of our size. If you're lucky, you might see Barbecued Cajun Shrimp come off the grill surrounded by a medley of seasonal vegetables ... or Stuffed Chicken Breast ... or Filet Mignon topped with sautéed Morel Mushrooms. She loves a good challenge and is more than happy to prepare your favorite dish if you give her a little advance notice. And if you have traveled abroad or in the Orient, there is a good chance you can share a story or two about your favorite Port of Call. But fair warning ... just don't challenge her to a game of Euchre.

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Welcome Aboard


Type:Sail,Cruising-Aft Ckpt Builder:Jeanneau

Year:Model-1985 Mfg-1985 Model:TRINIDADLOA:47' / 14.325m

Hull:Mtl: Fiberglass LOD:47' / 14.325m Cfg: Centerboard / Color: White

LWL:41' 4" / 12.598m Deck:Fiberglass

Beam:15' 1" / 4.597m Top:Sloop Rig

Min Draft:5' / 1.524m Naval Arch:G. Ribaudeau Dumas

Max Draft:10' / 3.048m Engines:Single x 85/hp Diesel IBDisp:28500lbs / 12.927mt 1985 Perkins REBUILT

Fuel:130gals / 492.103l - Stainless Steel Overhaul:10 hrs since major overhaul on 2003

Water:250gals / 946.352l - Stainless Steel Max Speed:9k / 14kmh 

Range:700nm Cruise Speed:7k / 11kmh 

Bridge Clr:64' / 20m Accom-Gsts:3 staterooms, 6 people

Headroom:6' 4" / 1.93m Galley:Down 

Flag:USA Crew-Accom:2 berths

Sail Area:1255sqft / 116.592sqm Ballast Mtl:Lead 

Equipped:For Cruising Ballast Wgt:9400lbs / 4263.768mt

Vessel Walkthrough

Accommodations and Layout

OVERVIEW: Sleeps 6 in 3 staterooms. Crew accommodations include 2 berths.

VESSEL WALKTHROUGH: The interior is finished in rich golden teak with a teak and holly sole. Starting forward is a V-berth cabin for the crew. This cabin has a separate large overhead hatch with stainless steel ladder giving one access to the deck. This cabin is also ideal for sail storage. Next aft to starboard is custom built-in hanging lockers and drawers. To port is the owners' double cabin with hanging locker and adjoining head with electric toilet. This head compartment has a separate door for access from the main salon. Next aft and across to starboard is the large galley with ample counter space. Aft of the galley on starboard is the nav station. Across to port is a large U-shaped dining area that seats eight. Next aft is port and starboards double guest cabins with ensuite heads. Each cabin has ample storage space; ventilation, and lighting.

MASTER STATEROOM, Forward Port: Highlights: Double berth; Private head w/ electric toilet; Shower.

GUEST STATEROOM, Aft Port: Highlights: Double berth; Private head; Shower.

GUEST STATEROOM, Aft Starboard: Highlights: Double berth; Private head; Shower.

MAIN SALON, Amidship: 13in Color television w/built-in VCRAiwa stereo system settle(2) Pioneer speakers Beautiful teak interior has a raised salon with large wrap-around windows that bring in tremendous light. Extra swing-out chair for safety and convenience.

HEAD, Forward Port: Highlights: Electric head.

CREW CABIN, Forward: Highlights: V-berth; Sail locker.

GALLEY, Amidship Starboard: NER Refrigeration Compressor (2002)13gal water heater 120v and off engine)ENO 2 burner, propane stove w/ oven, fuel shut-off valve double stainless sinksGE 700 watts microwave oven24 lbs a day icemaker12v pressure freshwater system  Custom dishes for galley.

COCKPIT: G speed and distance log, B & G wind speed indicate Robertson autopilot w/ hydraulic ram attached to quadrant, Cockpit cushions (2001), 12v outlet for spare handheld GPS, Teak sole in cockpit, 5in compass, Two stereo cockpit speakers, line stoppers in cockpit area for reefing lines. Two large cockpit lockers. Custom bimini top with canvas to join custom hard dodger, side curtains. Hot and cold water shower on swim decks.

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NAVIGATION STATION, Amidship Starboard

BUC#: 1218-00650C DELIAPre-owned Vessel24mi Autohelm radar (2000)Fish finderHorizon VHF radio (new 6/2002) w/mic in cockpitFuruno GPSHercules B & G depth sounderB & G sailing monitor MAIN DECK:55 lb Bruce anchorCustom SS radar arch w/ built in davits 600 lbs capacity45 lb CQR anchorGoiot 12v windlass w/ remote control35 lb CQR anchor(2) 50ft shore power cablesDinghy davits(2) Fishing rod holdersCSM 6 person life raft (2001)200ft 1" anchor rodeSwim ladder45ft 3/8" anchor rodeSide stanchions w/ double lifelines100ft 7/8" anchor rodeCustom teak swim platformCoast Guard safety packageSun awning (new 2002)125ft 7/16" chain48" Destroyer leather covered wheel steering on pedestal w/ wheel lock & pedestal guard80ft 3/8" chainSS bow pulpit w/ railsCustom fiberglass pilot house dodger w/ two over head opening hatches(2) Stainless steel Dorade ventilators guardsDock lines(2) Dorade ventilators(7) FendersClass B EPIRBSun screens in overhead hatchesPort and starboard boarding gatesAnchor lightLarge anchor lockerNavigation lightsCockpit light on radar archSteaming light 3 solar panels mounted on radar arch. 6 cleats in cockpit area,along with custom line bags and shower.Three safety harnesses. Deck prism on deck, teak decking in the cockpit, and side decks are fiberglass. Custom pad eyes on deck to secure loose items. Large 31"x31" sliding deck hatches with 5 Goiot overhead hand opening hatches.

Double bow roller for anchors HULL: ENGINE AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT: Single x 85/hp Diesel IB 1985 Perkins REBUILTManual bilge pump18000btu reverse cycle Mermaid air conditioner (2001)1400gph bilge pump 12 volt fixed three-blade propeller3500gph bilge pump 12 volt1 1/2" SS shaftFuel tank gauge in cockpit30gal SS holding tank w/ deck pump out(2) SS fuel tanks (130 gals total)Hurth transmission alone fire extinguisher engine room EE43 bilge blower electric shower sump pumpRacor fuel filter water tank level gauge Engine gauges in the cockpit along with single lever morse shift control. The engine was completely rebuilt in 2003.

ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION: Highlights: TV active antenna. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12 V DC electrical system40amp West Marine battery charger (2003)3.5kW Mase diesel generator (2001) 250 hrs in hush box(4) 8 D house batteries2500watt inverter120 v, 60 hertz, 30 amp shore power system BUC#: 1218-00650C DELIAPre-owned Vessel1000watt Sine wave inverter for stereo systems AC and DC breaker panel altar 125 amp alternator w/ smart regulatorSolar power altar 55 amp alternator 6,120-volt power outlets, one ProStar battery monitor for solar panels, shore power transfer switches, AC and DC volt and amp meters, 3 vapor proof battery switches.

Handheld spotlight SAILS AND RIGGING:125% Genoa w/ UV cover(2) #65 Lewmar self-tailing, 2-speed inches storm jib(2) #48 Lewmar three-speed winchesLazy jacks on mainsail(3) #43 Lewmar self-tailing, two-speed winches(2) Main sails w/ three reefs(3) #40 Lewmar two-speed winchesSpinnaker and sockManual boom sang Yankee staysailMast height is 64'Removable staysail staySpinnaker pole and mast hardwareGoiot roller furlingRunning backstays Two spreaders heavy duty in lieu of standard sloop rig with custom chafe guard at the lower spreader. Manual Barbarossa backstay adjuster, insulated backstay.

ADDITIONAL REMARKS: This well-cared-for Jeanneau Trinidad 47 has many custom features that set her apart from other Trinidad's. Her custom Hard Dodger/Pilot House offers a very comfortable shelter in adverse conditions. The custom S/S radar arch/davits are very functional and will hold a 600 lb dinghy. Her centerboard up 5' draft and bridge clearance of 64' make her ICW friendly and capable of cruising islands that other vessels with deeper draft could not. The boat is in excellent condition and is well equipped for blue water cruising.

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