Sailing Rode’s Pod cast interview with the Radonic’s about Black Diamond their Ocean Performance Cruiser.

Follow this link to listen to the Sailing Rode’s interview with Ed & Roxane Radonic about their experiences ocean cruising and racing Black Diamond. The interview with Ed & Roxane starts at about 16:30 minutes into the show. Black Diamond is a very versatile yacht, a performance cruiser, which means that it is primarily a comfortable cruise boat, for living aboard and entertaining. The performance doesn’t mean it is a race boat, but that it will out-perform most cruise boats.

Jeanneau bow wave

Jeanneau bow wave

The 39′ foot boat, has a 60 foot mast from the waterline, almost a 13 foot beam lead well aft, 6’6″ bulb keel. These stats make her very comfortable and fast on the ocean. The sail plan is designed for ocean sailing. Doesn’t perform as well in light lake breezes, but in 20 to 30 knots on 10-20 foot ocean swells, she is very stable and averages 10-12 knots. It is not unusual to hit 13 to 15 knots surfing swells on a nice broad reach.

For full specs on the boat click this link:

Follow this link, click below, for the full pod cast interview on Sailing Rode, starts in at 16:30 Minutes:


s/v Black Diamond

With almost 30,000 Nautical miles of experience and 1,800+ sea days and nights on the water. (1,800 sea days is like 5 years on the water, 365 days a year!) I am an RYA Skipper and ICC International Competent Captain, currently working on my RYA Yacht Master with a Commercial endorsement for a 200 ton vessel. My qualifications include; MED A2 Emergency Safety at Sea, Helicopter Rescue, Life raft deployment and use, Offshore Rescue and Fire Fighting at Sea, etc, STCW Code A-VI/1-3, Canadian Equivalent Marine First Aid and CPR/AED. I am an Open Water Certified diver and completed various CYA & Canadian Power and Sail Squadron certifications which include Power/Sailboat handling, Seamanship Sail, Piloting/charting, CYA Coastal Navigation, GPS Navigation, Extended Offshore Cruising, VHF Radio operation license and a Toronto Harbour License. I am now providing skippered charters and yacht deliveries globally, including crew positions for offshore passages. However, my specialities are the Bahamas, US East Coast, The Great Lakes, Welland Canal, Erie Canal and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia, looking to add Greece. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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