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Old 27-01-2012, 18:34   #1
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Fabola Diva 451

My wife and I are interested in a Fabola Diva 451. 1997 model. Made in a small yard in Sweden. Went out of business in the 2000s. Anyone have any knowledge about them?

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I never heard of them till this listing. Not that that really means anything. I haven't heard of a lot of things. Anyway the usual Google search can only turn up so much. Any help would be appreciate!

I see that someone has also asked this question before but it never hurts to try. Maybe on sailinganarchy but not here.
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Old 07-02-2012, 18:44   #2
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Re: Fabola Diva 451

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My wife and I are interested in a Fabola Diva 451. 1997 model. Made in a small yard in Sweden. Went out of business in the 2000s. Anyone have any knowledge about them?

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Hum! The Fabola Diva were still made very recentely. Maybe they are still made, at least the 35:



Beautiful boat and I have only heard nice things about the Fabola Diva.

I guess this is the guy you should talk to to know more about the boats:

The Fabola Diva Collection - A Sailing Project for fun & amusement

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Old 07-02-2012, 20:15   #3
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Re: Fabola Diva 451

Thanks, Hooked, for all of the pix posted on Sailing Anarchy. I had considered driving up to Bayfield to inspect this boat, but I now know better. From my p/o/v, she's at the least a major restoration project requiring time, $$$, or both. Not practical to undertake unless retired, unemployed, or able to hire all the work out. In the former case, I'd guess that it would take nearly a year of work to get her seaworthy again. In the latter case, one can afford to buy a boat in better shape. She's not that old and should be in much better condition, but the years on the hard and apparently without much maintenance have taken their toll. A shame, really, she must have been something when delivered!
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Re: Fabola Diva 451

It makes sense. when I saw the boat price I thought it was a bargain and it would be if the boat was in good conditions. As it is probably it is yet probably a fair deal, depending on the cost of the needed work.

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I checked out this very boat and found out the owner never paid the import tax when he sailed it into the USA.
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Old 27-02-2012, 12:46   #6
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Re: Fabola Diva 451

Thanks for the replies. Just got the notification that people responded to my post. Shame about this boat. I tried to email the broker after my buddy inspected the boat and never heard back.
Oh well. We are about to test sail a Wauquiez Centurion 42. Better fit for us I believe.
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