Yacht Mona Lisa is the best sailboat for cruising.
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the best cruising cruiser expedition bluewater sailboat,
the best pilothouse, the best bluewater sailboat,
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the best sailing yacht, the best passagemaker, the best world cruiser.
Yacht For Sale:
extremely strong, heavy-duty expedition sailing yacht for blue water live-aboard cruising in cold, harsh weather, extreme climates, and ice. The yacht is equipped with a drop keel, enclosed pilothouse, exterior cockpit, and a dinghy garage.
Mona Lisa was built to be the ultimate 60 foot cruising sailboat.
Design and construction were without regard to cost.
She carries substantial fuel and cargo, and is capable of being
self sufficient for months.
Mona Lisa is an extremely strong, heavy-duty expedition yacht that will carry her owners and two guests in maximum luxury, safety, and speed anywhere in the world.
The AeroRig is the fastest and most reliable rig for the cruising sailboat !
Mona Lisa is designed for safe easy sail handling and simple maintenance by a cruising couple.
There is not another yacht anywhere equal to Mona Lisa.
I believe that Mona Lisa is the best 60' world cruiser ever built.
Why take three years to design and build? Mona Lisa is available now.
Carpe Diem. Embark today.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION PHILOSOPHY
We began sailing and cruising with an excellent yacht built by Little Harbor Yachts, designed by Ted Hood. After years of cruising, we developed a specification list of what a cruising yacht should be. We searched the used boat market in Europe and the USA. The boat we wanted did not exist, so we decided to build. We looked at the best semi-custom boats such as Nautor Swan and Oyster Yachts. They are excellent yachts, but their ultimate quality is constrained by the inability of the boat show shopper to recognize and unwillingness to pay for quality in the non-visible parts of a yacht. A close inspection of the system installations on Mona Lisa will reveal a level of quality not found on any other yacht. We submitted my 110 pages of specifications to excellent custom shipyards such as Alloy Yachts, Concordia, Derecktor, Green Marine, Kanter Yachts, Trintella, and YDL. We selected Trintella to be the best builder for our yacht.
There were certain things that we did not want in a yacht. We did not want the usual boat found at the boat shows. We did not want a boat with a large number of tiny berths. Mona Lisa will carry two couples in the most luxury possible on a 60' yacht. We did not want a sailboat with a short stubby keel that could not sail to windward, but we also did not want a boat with a deep keel that would keep it out of some of the world’s best cruising areas. To solve this dilemma, we elected to have a hydraulic lifting keel. The 10 ton lead bulb moves up and down so that the draft can be reduced to 6 feet (1.9m) for access to shallow anchorages, and the keel can be lowered to a draft of 11 feet (3.4m) for high performance bluewater sailing. We wanted an expedition sailboat that could sail among polar antarctic ice and the huge logs that float away dangerously from the Alaskan logging operations. A plastic hull was not suitable for expedition cruising, so we studied the merits of aluminum boat versus steel boat. Yacht Mona Lisa has an ice-reinforced aluminum hull.
Mona Lisa has numerous special features. Please see the documents below for a complete listing and description of the myriad of features, which are critical to achieving the optimal world cruiser. Here are merely a few of Mona Lisa's special features: heated enclosed pilothouse; transom garage for secure storage of the dinghy; leveling pilothouse chair and dining table; hydraulic anchor storage system; custom engineered and installed high-tech thermal and sound insulation; cabin sole floats on sound insulation; life rails (not wire rope) are stainless steel pipe with all welds highly polished with no visible weld beads; highly polished stainless steel custom Wigo portlights; large gourmet galley; hydraulic keel (lifting keel), forward looking sonar; double (redundant) VHFs, radars, MF radios, autopilots, GPS, fresh water pumps, refrigeration compressors; recirculating hot water conservation system (the innovation of Steve Dashew); six high capacity bilge pumps in four watertight compartments; carbon fiber AeroRig by Carbospars; air-cooled and water-cooled 220v/24v refrigeration which provides backup redundancy to the refrigeration and the ability to operate the refrigeration while the yacht is hauled out of the water; abundant electric outlets both Euro 220v and USA 110v throughout the yacht; scuba compressor.
We tested and selected the AeroRig by Carbospars. We were totally impressed. AeroRig is THE ideal cruising rig for a husband and wife or a short-handed crew. It's fast, it's very easy to handle, and it's extremely reliable. The AeroRig is similar to a traditional fractional sloop rig, ... But there are some very important differences.
The AeroRig is easy to handle. To adjust the sail trim, it’s merely necessary to adjust the main sheet. Moreover, the AeroRig is self-tacking. Mona Lisa can beat up a river simply by turning the wheel.
Going downwind, the AeroRig really shines. Although many cruising boats carry a spinnaker, this troublesome sail is often not used because of its difficulties. When the AeroRig runs downwind, the mainsheet is simply eased, and the AeroRig becomes a square rigger. As such, the AeroRig yacht sails much faster than a tradtional (i.e., old fashioned) yacht with a spinnaker that is not flown, and the AeroRig is much faster than a conventional wing-on-wing setup because more sail area is presented to the wind. There is no spinnaker to hoist, and there is no wing pole to wrestle.
The AeroRig is very strong. No AeroRig has ever been dismasted.
There are no shrouds to inspect. There are no shrouds to maintain or replace. There are no shrouds to break.
Yacht Mona Lisa is one of the finest AeroRig yachts that has been built. When she was built, the AeroRig was a mature refined technology. Mona Lisa is mega yacht quality and features in a 60' boat length.
The yacht design priorities of Mona Lisa have been flattered by the imitation by yacht Blue Sky Messenger designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by CNB. Dieter Empacher has a design that looks like a clone of Mona Lisa. Designers such as Gerard Dijkstra, Bill Dixon, Dieter Empacher, and Van de Stadt have designed AeroRig boats. Mona Lisa could be used as a luxury cruising yacht by a couple, or she could be used as a research vessel by a small team. She carries substantial fuel and cargo, and is capable of being self sufficient for months. If you are looking for bluewater adventure in Chile, research in Antarctica, whale watching in Alaska, sailing in the glaciers of Greenland, watching the pelagic birds in the southern ocean, or scuba diving in Tahiti, yacht Mona Lisa is for sale now. On watch at sea, you can sit in the heated enclosed pilothouse and sit at the helm with your feet on the radiator. This is the way to cruise Cape Horn or Spitzbergen. Joshua Slocum and Bernard Moitessier never had it so good. We were inspired by the explorations and expeditions of yacht Pelagic skippered by Skip Novak and the cruising yacht innovations by Steve Dashew in his Deerfoot and Sundeer. We did not want a motoryacht, we wanted a high-performance cruising yacht. We did not want a sailboat patterned after the fragile race yachts in the America's Cup or even the racing yachts of Whitbread. Yacht Mona Lisa is designed to be a rugged strong expedition yacht and also a fast comfortable sailboat.
Yacht Mona Lisa was designed and built without regard to cost to be the ultimate luxury expedition 60' sailboat. .... And she is.
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Although there are many rigs to chose from (sloop, yawl, ketch), we tested and selected the AeroRig by Carbospars.
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