The 56.4m cruising ketch Mondango 3 was launched by Alloy Yachts from New Zealand last year.
4.7 meters longer than her predecessor, Mondango 3 is a sleek and elegant design that will take her owners around the world. A fresh and timeless interior has maximized the voluminous interior space. Her owners will enjoy a central full beam suite accessed by an impressive lobby. Guests will be accommodated in two VIP double cabins and two twin cabins. A spacious and light-filled main saloon will be a focal social space on the yacht, which will be chartered out as well as being used privately by her owners.
Although primarily focused on comfortable long range cruising, Mondango 3 has been designed to perform well on the water. Southern Spars and North Sails have collaborated once again on her rig and sails. The inclusion of a swing keel centerboard will allow the yacht to access shallow drafts and remote anchorages, but with increased stability and performance when out at sea.
Key features on board Mondango 3 include:
- A swing keel centerboard, allowing easy access to shallow drafts
- Twin sub-deck tender wells
- Aft deck spa pool
- Hydraulic Powered Spray Dodger to flybridge helm positions
- Rotating Thrusters to allow athwartships and ahead or astern propulsion
- Sided Boarding Platform – pocketed into hull
Tony Hambrook – Managing Director of Alloy Yachts
“Alloy Yachts is very proud to have built Mondango 3, it is a great compliment to us that her owners chose to return to the yard to build for the second time. As the latest in the fleet of individual custom yachts built by Alloy Yachts, Mondango 3 is a striking yacht that perfectly reflects the vision of her owners.”
“It has been a great privilege to have been entrusted with the design of the 56.4m ketch Mondango 3. She has exceeded my expectations in all respects, which is I think is largely due to the huge experience that the owners were able to share during that design process.
Recent sea trials have provided a glimpse of what this truly exceptional ocean-going ketch will be capable of under that command of here seafaring owners. I first met the owners in 2005 to discuss the design for the previous Mondango 2. Hopefully, after a period of extensive cruising, the owners will feel that we have managed to build on this earlier success. To continue my close relationship with these knowledgeable clients, and the wonderfully capable team at Alloy Yachts has been a great pleasure.”
Pascale Reymond of Reymond Langton Design (Interior Designer)
“The design of Mondango 3 builds on the successful relationships and themes forged during the construction of the client’s previous boat. The original layout is re-imagined with many elements carried over into the new design – the dramatic radial pattern of the floor and ceiling in the main saloon, the combination of oak and leather are familiar, but in a lighter, refreshing character that goes hand in hand with an organic, sweeping architecture that adds both beauty and soft-edged practicality to a sailing boat that will be used for extensive open water cruising. The main feature wood, oak, now in a brighter, bleached finish, is combined with delicate palm wood inlays and contrasts with the rich ziracote furniture. Leather is prominent throughout the yacht; bespoke textured taupe leather accents the main architecture, dramatic carved leather artwork panels by Silverlining are a highlight of the Main Saloon and intricate stitching on the main balustrade emphasizes the attention to detail found throughout. Colour adds the finishing touch, the guest suites are carefully co- ordinated to give each their own identity; striking, full height backlit glass art panels by DKT feature in the Saloon and lobbies, whilst the arced, overlapping wall panels of the Owner’s Suite, with a bespoke Based Upon finish create eye-catching lighting features.”
|Length over all:||56.40 m|
|Draft: (centreboard down)||11 m|
|Interior Design:||Reymond Langton|
|Guests:||12 persons in 6 cabins|
|Accommodation:||5 cabins - master Suite, two double, two twins|
|Mast / Rig:||Southern Spars|
All images taken by Chris Lewis.
All photos courtesy of Alloy Yachts