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72' 1978 Don Brooke Pilothouse Ketch - Proven Blue Water Cruising Yacht - US$220,000
Midcoast Yacht & Ship Brokerage
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Monsoon is a classic sea going sailing yacht, ketch rigged. She is professionally designed and built and well equipped for the most demanding open ocean voyages having made 3 Pacific Ocean crossings. She carries all furling sails, a 185 horsepower marine diesel engine, and twin diesel generators. Monsoon has a pleasant and comfortable interior and plenty of seating in sun and in shade, ample space for sunbathing on the beautiful teak decks. Monsoon’s current owner/skipper has been living aboard and exploring the world since 1993, sailed Monsoon twice via Easter Island across the Pacific Ocean to and from New Zealand. Together over 19 years they have travelled more than 75.000 nautical miles and has done many years of charters. Now it is time for some new adventurers to enjoy the life that Monsoon offers
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Built in 1978 in New Zealand to a well proven Don Brooke design. Steel hull /alloy superstructure with 185 hp single Detroit Diesel.
Monsoon is a classic sea going sailing yacht, ketch rigged. She is professionally designed and built and well equipped for the most demanding open ocean voyages having made 3 Pacific Ocean crossings. She carries all furling sails, a 185 horsepower marine diesel engine, and twin diesel generators. Monsoon has a pleasant and comfortable interior and plenty of seating in sun and in shade, ample space for sunbathing on the beautiful teak decks.
Monsoon combines the graceful lines of a modern "Philip Rhodes-style" motor sailer with the rugged and sure proven seaworthiness of the most able offshore cruiser. Monsoon is a roomy, seaworthy and sea kindly vessel, designed and equipped for living aboard and extensive cruising in comfort and safety. Apart from the 5 cabins, there are 3 separate living areas (aft deck seating - pilothouse - salon) which can accommodate lots of personal individual space, which is nice in a live aboard situation with a bigger group or family. Space and headroom are essential on a live aboard yacht. She is a big boat, yet she sails like a 50 footer, the sails are not enormous and the furlers easy to operate. The autopilot steers the vessel almost always and one man drops the anchors in the bay.
Monsoon has a sharp bow and a canoe stern. She is round bilged, has a wineglass shape hull with full keel with cutaway forefoot, medium/heavy displacement. 1/4 inch mild steel hull, alloy superstructure and teak decks. Built in New Zealand in 1978 by Kumeu engineering & P. Vos (Interior), she is a custom built ocean cruiser.
Monsoon is ketch rigged, and her mainsail and mizzen sail have the famous NZ Leisure furler. The two head sails are all on Reckmann furlers. Monsoon can be sailed by one couple, and if necessary by one person alone. The current Owner does sail the boat alone every now and then with help from the SIMRAD AP50 autopilot.
5 spacious cabins for 10-12 passengers/crew will give the travellers/sailors the feeling of being at home on board of Monsoon. (Two head/showers). Aft there is Air Conditioning and also plenty of natural ventilation. During a day cruise Monsoon could give 20-25 persons pleasure and enjoyment with her good sail performance and spacious accommodations.
After 10 years of cruising, two pacific crossings and a bit of bad weather, we decided to do some modifications to the lay-out of the Monsoon. In seas 6 ft and higher you don't want to be forward of the main mast, because of the motion, unless you're a real seaman, and these are rare. When passage making in rough seas most people prefer to sleep aft so we created a big double and 2 single beds in the captain's cabin and added a pipe birth in the starboard guest cabin opposite of the aft bathroom. In this way creating excellent beds for 5 adults and a few kids during the rough weather passages. This is ample and enough capacity for a "family & friends vessel" like Monsoon, tak
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