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Catalogue excerpts


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Diva 40 Project Presentation THE DIVA LEGACY The very first Diva model, the Diva 39, was introduced back in 1982. It quickly became very successful and as recently as in 2011 the Diva 39 won it´s class at ÅFOR, the biggest offshore race in Scandinavia. In the years between the Diva 39 has won as many hearts as races and over 250 Diva 39´s were built. The Diva 39 introduced a new concept with focus not on rating rules but ease of handling, fast lines and a comfortable interior built in traditional Swedish style. It was the first long, narrow, light displacement yacht to take advantage of the latest...

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Diva 40 Project Presentation ! ! DESIGN BRIEF The New Diva 40 is in some ways a modern iteration on the original Diva 39. The objective has been to create a yacht that is not excessive in size, interior and concept. Pure lines, a clean layout, innovative solutions and a focus on joy of sailing and comfort. A true Sailors Yacht optimized for cruising and racing. A yacht that brings the Diva heritage into the future. The Diva 40 has moderate beam for it´s length. This brings a number of advantages. • Good all-around performance, especially upwind, which normally is about where 70% of the time is...

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Diva 40 Project Presentation CONSTRUCTION The Diva 40 is engineered using the very latest technology. By utilizing the expert engineering skills of Composite Consulting Group the lamination plans and calculations makes the Diva 40 a safe, light and durable yacht. The Diva 40 is built in vacuum infused composite with a Divinycell foam core. Outer layers of vinylester resin, with the option of Epoxy, makes the yacht light and durable. The hull is vacuum infused in ”one shot” with reinforcement stringers and the interior base which results in a exceptionally light, strong and accurate hull, without...

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Diva 40 Project Presentation EXTERIOR The saying goes ”you only get one chance to make a first impression”. The dynamic design of the Diva 40 radiates performance, character and clean design. A design that not only gives an amazing first impression, but is intended to withstand the test of time. A modern shape firmly steeped in an Scandinavian tradition. The heritage from the original Diva 39 is there to be found for the connoisseur. There is also some elements of traditional Swedish yacht design. As always on a Diva Yacht, and in all good design, the user friendliness and ergonomics was at the hart...

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Diva 40 Project Presentation DECK The deck has all lines led to the aft part of the cockpit, though one can´t see them. They are all led under deck thus providing a clean look and also a safe deck to walk on. Forward of the shrouds, fixed to the hull sides, a bulwark provides a safe forward working deck, while also complying to ORC cat 3. There are also options for a racing deck layout where custom solutions are available. On the deck superstructure a dark grey inlay conceals large flush deck hatches, providing both light and ventilation to the interior. COCKPIT A 40 feet yacht gave us the opportunity...

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Diva 40 Project Presentation INTERIOR The functions of the interior has to work for all aspects of the very special space a sailboat constitutes. It has to work for sleeping, cooking, eating, socializing, and not at least, the aspect that makes a sailboat interior a difficult mission to perfect; it has to work while the yacht heels and pitches. This is often the aspect where most boats fail. It takes experience of the ocean to understand the requirements of an interior in a sailboat. The measures and angles must be correct, it has to have support in places where people will stand or sit, it has...

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Diva 40 Project Presentation OPEN SPACE LAYOUT With the new Diva 40 we are introducing a new solution for optimizing interior layout and comfort. It is based on studies of movement patterns in the interior space of a yacht. For example, how often is there movement between cockpit, WC and galley? What is the nature of the communication between the galley and settee? How can we facilitate easy transfer from the dinner table to other areas? How often is there movement from the cabins, and which cabins, and other areas onboard? And one of the main objectives, how can one avoid congestions between...

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Diva 40 Project Presentation GALLEY This is a galley for the foodie. It has a special layout and in true Diva fashion the chef has a perfect position that works well also in a seaway. An extra worktop, or a kitchen island, provides extra working area and doubles as space for fridge and the optional freezer. In total, there is an impressive 2,7 square meters of working area. The extra area also provides space for all the kitchenware needed to really cook, even at sea. By having an open space instead for the traditional L-shaped galley the communication between galley and salon is better and more...

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Diva 40 Project Presentation DEVELOPMENT Modern technology makes it possible to design and construct a yacht to an accuracy never seen before. The Diva 40 is designed using the very latest computer software. Therefor we already know a great deal about the performance and characteristics of the Diva 40. We know how fast it will be on all points of sail, thanks to the VPP. We know how it will perform on the largest race in northern Europe, thanks to routing software combined with the VPP and rating software. We know the righting moment and how much sail area is needed and we also know the approximate...

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Diva 40 Project Presentation PERFORMANCE In designing the Diva 40, 5 main hull design candidates and up to 4 iterations of each main hull candidate were compared and evaluated. They were also evaluated in different conditions and on both inshore and offshore courses. The winning hull candidate was the overall winner with good all-around performance and performing especially good upwind without sacrificing downwind performance. After all, on average, 60-70% of the time on a race is spent upwind. The best hull candidates were then evaluated with different rig configurations and compared in races based...

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