Mona Lisa was custom built to be the ultimate 60 foot cruising sailboat; she was built without regard to cost.    Mona Lisa is an extremely strong, heavy-duty expedition yacht that will carry her owners and two guests in maximum luxury, safety, and speed from the polar oceans to the tropic islands of the South Pacific.    Mona Lisa is fully equipped, in perfect like-new condition, and ready now to depart on your circumnavigation.

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Yacht For Sale: extremely strong, heavy-duty expedition sailing yacht for blue water live-aboard cruising in hot or cold, harsh weather, extreme climates, and ice.    The yacht is equipped with a hydraulic lifting keel (lift keel), heated pilothouse, a dinghy garage, hydraulic winches, and aerorig.    She carries substantial fuel and cargo, and is capable of being self sufficient for months.

The production team consisted of Trintella, Carbospars, MCM, Marine Construction Management, and Van de Stadt design. Yacht Mona Lisa's features include enclosed pilothouse, AeroRig, lift keel (lifting keel or drop keel), dinghy garage, hydraulic anchor storage, hydraulic transom garage door, scuba compressor, radiator heating, etc.

Yacht Mona Lisa has extensive duplicate (double or redundant) equipment:   GPS, autopilots, radars, VHF radios, MF radios, fresh water pumps, refrigeration compressors, bilge pumps, etc.

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We began sailing and cruising with an excellent yacht built by Little Harbor Yacht, designed by Ted Hood. We wanted to circumnavigate, see Antarctic, see Cape Horn, see the Northwest Passage, and see the South Pacific. We were inspired the expedition yacht Pelagic skippered by Skip Novak, the cruising yacht innovations by Steve Dashew in his Deerfoot and Sundeer. We visited Kanter Yachts who built designs by Chuck Paine. We talked with Alloy Yachts, Pendennis, and others. 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 first, and also fast sailboat. Yacht Mona Lisa was built without regard to cost to be the ultimate expedition 60' sailboat. And she is.

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Since we wanted an expedition sailboat, a plastic hull was out of the question. So the choice was aluminum boat versus steel boat. Yacht Mona Lisa has an ice-reinforced aluminum hull. Although there are many rigs to chose from (sloop, yawl, ketch), we tested the AeroRig by Carbospars. We were totally impressed. AeroRig is THE ideal cruising rig for a husband and wife: it's fast and very easy to handle. 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. A world cruiser. A passagemaker. 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, world cruising, or scuba diving in Tahiti, yacht Mona Lisa is for sale now. Mona Lisa's special features include dinghy garage in the transom, hydraulic anchor storage, engineered high-tech insulation, hydraulic keel (lifting keel), carbon fiber AeroRig by Carbospars, scuba compressor, air-cooled and water-cooled 220v/24v refrigeration. On watch, 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. Of course, yacht Mona Lisa is air conditioned for sailing the Caribbean or the South Pacific. With the lifting keel, a deep draft of 11 feet makes high-performance sailing possible; and the shoal draft of 6 feet makes cruising the Bahamas easy. The yacht design of Mona Lisa by Van de Stadt has been ratified by the imitation of yacht Blue Sky Messenger designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by CNB. If you are considering building new at Abeking & Rasmussen, Alloy Yachts, Amel, Baltic Yachts, Camper & Nicholsons, Christensen, CNB, Delta, Derecktor, Farr, Green Marine, Hallberg-Rassy, Heesen, Hinckley, Hoek, Kanter, Kelly Archer, Jachtbouw, Jachtwerf, Jongert, Moody Yachts, Moonen Shipyards, Morris Yachts, Mystic Yachts, Nautor Swan, Nordhavn, Nordia, Nordic, Oyster, Pacific Seacraft, Palmer Johnson, Pendennis, Perini Navi, Ruby Yachts, Salthouse, Scheepsbouw, Ta Chiao, Tayana, Trintella, Vitters, Wachter, Wally Yachts, or Wauquiez, you could save 3-5 years by buying yacht Mona Lisa and sailing now. Mona Lisa will carry two couples in the most luxury possible on a 60' expedition yacht, and she will do it with speed and safety.

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