Andrew at Sailaway Scotland was incredibly helpful and flexible with our booking. Disk Drive sails beautifully, and whenever we hoisted the sails we showed a clean pair of heels to the other yacht in our group, despite it being 5 feet longer than us. The stern cabins are slightly cramped compared to a more recent design, but this is more than made up for by her sailing performance and character. The Firth of Clyde is a great cruising area. We'll be back!
Our classic Sun Fizz 40 is constantly updated. This, combined with her performance as a cruiser racer, provides a memorable sailing experience with all the latest equipment.
For the 2021 season Disk Drive has undergone a major refit including a new Volvo D2-50 engine, gearbox and controls. Torqeedo 1003 travel electric outboard with integral Lithium Ion battery weighing in at only 14 kg while still giving an average range of 16 miles/6 hours from a single charge at ½ throttle at 3 knots.
The Sun Fizz 40 offers performance and superb handling under sail and power combined with a very versatile family friendly layout. The large new spray hood provides excellent shelter for the cockpit but is lowered easily by its quick release buckles.
Disk Drive is coded for 6 with a spacious versatile layout which offers a very flexible combination of sleeping berths with ample storage bins and lockers. Accommodation comprises of 3 double cabins, plus a double and single or two separate single berths in the main saloon with 2 heads, one with shower which can be en-suite to the fore cabin.
Based in Largs Yacht Haven and equipped with fully programmable Eberspacher D5WSC hydronic hot water and heating system which provides direct heating to the saloon, forward heads and forward cabin. Disk Drive is ideal for early and late season sailing in the sheltered waters of the Clyde. Hot water is also provided from the engine and shore power.
Wheel steering with full hydraulic auto pilot and a 50hp Volvo D2-50 diesel engine provides ease of handling under both sail and power.
A full range of instruments including Garmin 750 chartplotter at the helm and NMEA 2000 speed and depth instruments on deck repeated below at the navigator’s station and on the chartplotter. A full Android 10” tablet is installed in nav station with Navionics full chart folio for the UK and Ireland at the large comfortable typical Jeanneau style navigators station enabling passage planning and tidal calculations with ease.
Roller reefing genoa slab reefing mainsail with lines led aft and lazy bag. Anchor Windlass with 60 metres of marked coded chain. A davit mounted 2.6 metre tender completes the topside equipment.
Below decks there is a fully equipped L shape galley with upgraded Weaco low power consumption refrigerated cool box. The galley which is fitted with an extractor, comes with such items as a steamer allowing best use of the available hob space. The large saloon and table provides seating and dining for 6 in comfort. Other below decks equipment includes a Sony MEX-N4200BT CD radio with switchable cockpit speakers and two Bluetooth channels to stream your own music direct from your phones and tablets. An Inverter fed 240 volt, 12 volt and USB laptop/tablet/mobile phone charging points are provided.
A classic performance cruiser with all the home comforts!
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Engine: Volvo D2 - 50
Mainsail reefing: Slab
Genoa reefing: Selden roller
Cockpit chartplotter: Yes
Sleeping cabins: 3
Overnight berths: 6
Suggested ideal overnight: 6
Heads/showers: 2 heads, 1 with shower
Central heating: Yes
Year of build: 1986
"We thoroughly enjoyed sailing Disk Drive and will be back next September."
"Thanks again. We had a great charter experience and you were very easy to communicate with." Gary Bishop, Vancouver
"Hi Andrew, thank you for a really excellent bank holiday weekend at the start of the month! We had a fantastic few days and will be back to Largs very soon.”
"We really enjoyed Disk Drive - she sails really well and is fast in light winds; a great weekend on a fine boat."
"Wilson - we just had a great week on Disk Drive. Thanks for your help in getting this organised. No doubt we will be back next year."
"Yes it was a brilliant trip. Disk Drive is a good boat." Christopher Nash
"We all were very pleased with the boat, the value for money and the service –you will certainly hear from us next year!!!"
"Many thanks for looking after us this weekend. Disk Drive is still a great boat - really enjoyed sailing her again."
"Disk Drive was a fine yacht, with more than enough space for the five of us. The heating was a plus, particularly in the early October mornings. She handled very well, under sail and motor. With two sailors and three complete novices we still had no trouble at all sailing her."
"... the boat was well turned out and very capable for a charter vessel (not like most ).... thanks for all your help.... we are mightily impressed with the service and the boat.... we will be back!"
Chris Wainwright, Stockport
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