We purchased "Salvia" in June 2005 in San Pedro, CA, where she
was called "Mhya". Her previous owner lived aboard for several
made a number of upgrades including a taller rig with alumimum masts and
a cockpit rebuild. He purchased her in Mexico, and other than that
we don't know her history. She was recently, completely re-painted and rigged
with a roller reefing headsail.
Diane Pataki and Will Holoman
First of all thanks for your website. It helped us in our decision
process to buy Ardea and we are more than happy with her. She is hull #115 and
we have just purchased her from Connor Dibble who purchased her from Diane and
Will and sailed her from California to NZ. Here is our info...
Fran and I purchased Ardea in May 2013 from Connor Dibble who had purchased her
in California and sailed her through the Pacific. We sailed her from Auckland to
Picton down the east coast of NZs North Island, and are planning on doing a
little bit of work to get her up to NZ Cat1 standard and then heading back up to
the Pacific next year. She is in pretty good condition for her age with an
updated rig and electronics.