Rugged Bluewater Van de Stadt Samoa 47, DESTINY is now in Lymington
August 3rd, 2023
History of Van de Stadt Samoa 47, DESTINY
Samoa 47’ DESTINY was built in 2011 in the UK to MCA Category Zero standards and she has been maintained that way through life. Commissioned for high latitude sailing, of aluminium with a massive Kevlar bow strike plate encased in stainless steel, protected cockpit and a wonderful diesel stove for the cold Arctic winters.
She is still in her original ownership and has spent 6 seasons in the Arctic and has cruised extensively in these waters both privately and as a charter yacht. She has proved herself to be comfortable, safe and robust in these inhospitable yet beautiful waters.
In the autumn of 2022 she crossed the Atlantic and overwintered in the Caribs. With her massive insulation, she was cool in the Tropics and her covered cockpit was the perfect refuge from the heat of the midday sun. She has thus proved herself to be equally at home in the hot places.
You can have a look at DESTINY in action in this sea trial video:
Exploring the Accommodation and Deck Equipment of Van de Stadt Samoa 47, DESTINY
Her interior is in English oak and the joinery is to a high standard. At the bottom of the companionway there is a chart table to port with a gimballed passage berth outboard of it.
Aft is a large heads compartment with shower and behind it access to a fantastic workshop with access to the machinery.
To starboard is a large, well-equipped galley and aft of that a large upper and lower berth cabin.
Forward to the main saloon on the port side to the yacht with the lift keel casing ahead. There is a seating and dining area for 6 with a flat screen PC that is covered by a picture when not in use. There is also a handsome drinks locker.
To starboard is a passageway leading to a further upper and lower berth cabin and forward is a lovely owners’ stateroom with double berth and en-suite heads. There is a lazarette forward of this.
With a lift keel, she is versatile and she has a flexideck that looks great and is maintenance free. She has a fully battened mainsail with hayracks for easy use and a cutter rig with genoa and staysail.
The sail handling is managed from her large spacious cockpit and there are plentiful winches. Her decks are safe and secure and she is set up for easy, practical short-handed sailing.
You can take a tour of DESTINY both on deck and below here:
An Insight into the Current Plans for Van de Stadt Samoa 47, DESTINY
DESTINY has been sailing until recently but is now decommissioned and ashore at Berthon in Lymington. She is available for inspections 7 days a week and is prepared and ready for her new owners. She provides an exceptional platform for serious bluewater sailing in high and low latitudes as well as in the Tropics. At only 47 feet, DESTINY is compact enough to be sailed by a couple, yet spacious enough for seven to sail far aboard her.