BLACK SWAN a SAGA 409 is an exquisite semi- custom sailboat , Designed by Tony Castro, It featuring an electric winch for easy short handed cruising or racing on San Francisco Bay or near shore. A triple spreader standing rig, with a full batten Quantum Spectra mainsail and a Quantum roller reefing jib. Under main and a Code Zero head sail, in 10 to 12 knots of breeze, the 409 accelerates smoothly to 7.5 knots The interior has all the amenities with a cherry wood interior and a 6' 5" headroom. It has beautifully curved cherry bulkheads and doors. Only one of 15 SAGA 409's built, This boat has had its keel hull attachment points reinforced at a cost of over $100,000, resulting in a stiffer hull, which transfers the sail power directly to hull acceleration with less flexing. Many other unique features like a custom carbon fiber rudder and rudder post. It also features a custom carbom fiber bowsprit unique to this boat only which protects the bow from the anchor when raising and lowering the anchor. The replacement value of this boat was assessed at $650,000 in 2011. A 50 foot slip at the San Francisco yacht club is included to a qualified San Francisco Yacht Club member buyer.
One of only 15 Saga 409’s built, the only one available on the West Coast The Hull was molded in 2007 but the yacht was not completed and commissioned until 2009. So components and systems are less than 10 years old.
Equipped with top of the line cruising features including electric main winch, windlass with a chain counter, Technautics fridge and feezer, simrad electrical autopilot with remote, Sony flat screen TV and DVD player, Swim platform with retractable ladder, walk through transom, Hand held hot and cold shower outside. Hydraulic back stay tensioner, extensive spare parts.
Professionally maintained by the original owner since new with complete constructions and maintenance records. The only Saga 409 to have a heavy duty foam and carbon fiber keel and post designed by Jim Antrim a well known naval architect in San Francisco and installed by KKMI.
Unique to this boat is also an engineered and designed cabon fiber arch reinforced from its original fiberglass arch. The traveler is attached to the top of the arch which can exert tremendous forces to the arch, The dodger is attached to the arch.