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.
Call Chuck Quiney, Broker at Cell 989-387-3261 or Home Office at 989-366-6345
Welded Aluminum Sheet Construction
Welded Aluminum Deck and Deck House
Refinished in Awlgrip winter of 2007-2008
Rudder is Carbon Fiber
Two (2) Lexan Hatches
Two (2) Dorades
Volvo MDIIC/HD 2-cylinder
Enclosed and sea water cooling system
Hydraulic Stern Drive system and transmission (Rebuilt 2007)
Alternator Power Max 160
VHF Radio Ray Marine 218
AM/FM Tape Deck/ Stereo Jensen MDV 6115 (w/DVD, CD, weather)
Battery Charger Pro-Sign 2 by Xantrex w 2000w Inverter (New 2016)
Depth Ray Marine DSM 300
Wind SST 60 System
GPS/Radar<Plotter Ray Marine E120
Auto Pilot Ray Smart Pilot Type 2-3 w/ ST6002 control
TV Samsung 26" LCD
Solar Panel Solartron ST750/90 panel w/ SB2000E controller
Batteries Two (2) 8D AGM (New 2014)
Main 9 or 10 oz. (1999)
Genoa #1 Kevlar (1999)
Genoa #2 Dacron 9.03 oz. (New 2011)
Genoa #3 Dacron 8.3 oz. (New 2011)
Genoa #4 Dacron
Genoa # 5 Dacron
Spinnaker Dacron (1999 Repaired 2011) Additional 4+ spinnakers included
Blue Canvas Main Sail Cover
Two Spinnaker Poles (Storage for one on Deck)
Winches (New 1999)
Primary (2) Barbarossa 55.2 Self Tail
Secondary (2) Harken 48 Self Tail.
Halyard (3) Barient 26
Secondary (2) Barient 23
Center (1) Barient 33
Sheet Tracks and cars HarkenBoom Vang Forespar
Compass (2) Danforth Constellation 5.5"
Deck Prism (4)
Hydraulic adjustable babystay and back stays
Standing and Stays rigging 1 X 19Stainless Steel wire Rope
Roller furling Harken (New 2008)
Port And Starboard (Naugahyde covers)
Twin Settees Port and Starboard (One Settee converts to a double berth)
Rear Storage behind the settees
Aft Cabin on the Port side
Head and Galley to Starboard
Force 10 gimbaled propane stove with oven
Scandvik Stainless steel sink
Refrigeration Isotherm 4.6 cu. ft. (CR-130ASU)
Freezer Isotherm (SP-2554)
Hot and cold water
Jabsco Electric Flush
Six (6) New Auto Inflatables
One (1) Model 11 Halotron (engine room)
Two (2) BC portables in cabin
One (1) Bruce 30KG (66#)
Danforth Type #1 30# w/ 150' of 9 x 16 nylon line
Windlass Electric Maxwell VWC2200 w/chain stop
Chain ACCO/g-4 Hi-test chain 300'
Avon 3 person dingy in good condition with Mercury 5 hp short shaft
Edsom deck mounting bracket
Many spare parts
33185 South Water Street
Drummond Island, MI 49726