A handsome yacht – drawn by Doug Peterson and built by Solaris Yachts, who have been building finely crafted yachts in Aquileia since 1974. LETI underwent a significant refit from 2010 to 2012, leaving little to do for her new owner.
Every aspect of the yacht was upgraded as part of the refit, as a glance through the particulars below will testify. From her carbon rig, electronics and all her major systems. She sports a full bluewater compliment of equipment. An ideal yacht for both local and long distance cruising. Lightly used in recent years for local cruising, the owner is now considering a change to a motor yacht hence she is now offered for sale.
I am the third owner of the boat. She was built for an Italian lawyer who designed the custom interior layout. In 1998, she was sold to a Swiss woman, who used the boat very little. In 2002, she was sold to me.
We spent seven wonderful seasons sailing Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, the Adriatic, Greece, Turkey, logging some 2.500/3.000nm a year. LETI is an efficient mile eater, with critical speed about 8.2kn motoring, even faster sailing in good conditions. Our average daily mileage when in “voyage” mode has been close to 200 miles/day.
She points quite well into the wind, cutting the seas with a nice motion without slamming. She is a good timeless example of Doug Peterson designed racer-cruiser of her times, like many other designs from S&S and Frers.
In 2009, while wintering in Sicily, we had a leak from the engine water intake that flooded the bilge up to the batteries and damaged the engine. I came back to homeport close to Genoa, and decided to refit the boat in the years 2010–2012.
My goal was to have an “ARC” ready boat, able to sail green water in safety. As a result, LETI passed the RiNA class certification for unrestricted navigation (by far a more significant certification than EU’s RCD!).
I set the main objectives (musts) of the refit project, and some secondary objectives (wants):
Wants are, among others:
Berthon Yacht Sales
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