A Sweden Yachts 42 from 2004. We love these yachts! All things to all people, good looking sparkling performance, superb interior fit out and ease of handling. All lines lead aft to powered winches they are a dream to helm. FUNatic is a wonderful example and with her second owner, from new, she has enjoyed an extensive programme of replacement and addition to really turn the clock back and make a great yacht, absolutely fantastic!
We bought FUNatic in October 2017. Our first foray into yacht ownership after many years of chartering and a life of dinghy sailing. She has given us so much pleasure with exceptional sailing performance and great comfort aboard, however we are ready to move to a slightly larger vessel and so reluctantly, we are looking to pass her onto a new owner.
Originally named FREYA, we renamed FUNatic so that we could register her and we needed an original name. What is in the name you ask? Well she represents pure joy for us (FUN) and as you will see from the extensive list of refurbishments, we are fanatical about ensuring that everything is truly up together! We performed the sacrifice to Neptune and named her in 2018 when we first launched her.
We have spent the last 3 years turning the clock back on our beloved yacht. We started with the major works and she spent Christmas 2017 in Berthon’s ‘Big Blue Sheds’ where the majority of the hull work, saildrive and electronics fit out was completed. By March 2018, she was ready to launch for our first season with bright new canvass work and a crisp set of sails from Sanders. Each winter she has returned to Berthon’s gantries tucked up in her full winter cover and kept warm with gentle heaters. At the end of the 2018 season, we had the teak fully refurbished, she was wrapped in a tent and the teak was carefully sanded, the caulk removed, the channels rerouted and new caulk added.
With Sweden’s fantastic build quality, this has kept her looking her best whilst leaving plenty of depth for the future.
We have had some glorious sailing with the choice of a cruising chute or code zero and excellent upwind performance including 11 knots through the water (surfing on a wave). We have sailed to the Scilly Isles twice, Cherbourg and cruised around the South West. Whilst we have confined racing to our dinghies, we did complete the 2018 Round the Island Race with a very respectable 7th place in our class overtaking many envious crews!
As each year has progressed, we have continued to enhance, replace and add items to FUNatic to improve sailing performance and interior comfort. Without too much owner’s bias, we can proudly boast that she is the most cared for Sweden Yachts 42 on the water and we are hoping that you have as much pleasure owning her as we have.
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222