1976 Palmer Johnson Peterson 42

£ 78,822
Drummond Island, MI
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A Unique One of a Kind

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Drummond Island, MI
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 99,000 (£ 78,822) 

This boat was built in 1976 for Richard Hokin of Minnesota. Mr. Hokin had a number of custom
or semi-custom boats built during this time (most of which were called "Love Machine").
This particular boat was specifically built for the SORC under the IOR 2-ton rule of the mid 70's.
Peterson was a hot designer then because of his L-ton successes.
This particular design was first built as a shorter boat, "Siren Song", then lengthened for "Love
Machine" and "sleeping Bear". Siren Song ended up being 4L feet, and Love Machine and
Sleeping Bear are almost 43 feet.
Love Machine (Divertimento) won the SORC that year and was extremely successful in all of its
endeavors. A famous sailing calendar picture was made of Love Machine, and it was the most
popular shot for the SORC for many years.
The boat was sold approximately 2 years after being built to Fred Van Luew of Newport, Rl,
where the hull was painted dark blue and the boat was renamed "Fiddler". Mr. Van Luew had
many boats under this name and it continues to carry his famous sail number - US 711. The
boat was actively and successfully campaigned out of Newprot for about 12 years. The boat
raced under lOR, as well as PHRF rules and was optimized and updated whenever necessary.
Many Newport to Bermuda Race plaques are still mounted on the bulkhead.
After a dismasting in 1991, the boat was sold to Sid Millmart of Maryland, who subsequentty
bought the boat back to the Midwest. Mr. Millman was employed by the Harken Yacht
Equipment and he intended to refit and refurbish the boat. Unfortunately, Mr. Millman was
only able to set up a new rig and sail the boat part of one season. An extensive list of new and
updated parts was acquired for the boat (Harken Equipment needless to say). The boat was
laid up in Michigan until 1994, when it was purchased by Chuck and Dick Gravengood of
ln the spring of 1994 the boat was re-commissioned as "Geronimo". The Gravengood family
has long been involved in Chicago sailing and this purchase was for a family project which
included racing and cruising. The boat was extensively refitted and refurbished with all the
equipment Mr. Millman had acquired to bring Geronimo up-to-date for competitive sailing and
efficient cruising. Geronimo safely took the family and crew on 3 Chicago to Mackinac lsland
races and thousands of miles of family cruising,

ln the fall 1999, Geronimo was purchased by Tom and Myreta Davis as a summer sailing home
to explore the Great Lakes. The boat was re-commissioned as "Divertimento" (fun in ltalian).
After a summer of sailing in 2000, the boat came to rest at its new home in KewauneeWisconsin. Over the next 10 years, Divertimento was completely re-done inside and out; and
sailed by the Davis family thousands of miles around the Great Lakes (Michigan, Huron, and
Superior). The boat is currently located at Drummond Island, Michigan.
Divertimento is well-balanced, fast, fun and safe boat built with integrity by one of the finest
builders in the world.

Sales office also contact Chuck Quiney, Cell 989-387-3261, Hm. Off. 989-366-6345, email cquiney@charter.net

Call Chuck Quiney, Broker at Cell 989-387-3261 or Home Office at 989-366-6345

Please contact Drummond Island Yacht Haven at (906) 493-5232

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