Midcoast Yacht & Ship Brokerage
P.O. Box 504
Midcoast Yacht & Ship Brokerage
P.O. Box 504
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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We look forward to your inquiry on this proven blue water cruiser
Please contact Myles McGrath at 315-371-0117
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, take into account you have always 2 persons on watch, which make a total of 7 adults + few kids.
Three steps lead from the port aft side of the salon up to the raised wheelhouse (12x12ft). This area has a U- shaped lounge seat which gives comfort and seating for 8 persons and has a removable, transparent enclosure. Going further astern on deck level is the second steering position with a semi circle seating area for 8 persons all around the canoe stern
Going further aft down the companionway is the master stateroom which is the full width of the vessel. It sleeps 4 persons and features one double and one 3/4 berth with drawers under both. Plus another single all the way to stb. Between the bunks is a dressing table with drawers under and a large mirror above. The berths headboards are carved mahogany. A large hanging locker to port , and to stbd is an office desk, bookshelves, the SSB-radio. Drawers underneath.
Mechanical and engine room
Total 7300 litres= 1800 US Gallon diesel in 2 tanks.
All these systems are easy accessible and serviceable with excellent access to the engine room.
The Allison hydraulic gearbox is the model is used on engines up to 350 HP, has a reduction from 3 to 1.
The 14 kW KOHLER generator engine is a YANMAR 4-cylinder turbo charged diesel (11,000 hours / Jan 2010), 26HP at 1500 rpm, with an automatic shut off control in case of low oil pressure or high coolant temp. (gauges are in the pilothouse.) Kohler derated this Yanmar diesel which originally produces of the same engine block, pistons and shaft 55 -77 HP at 3600 rpm.
The cooling system for both engines is identical: raw water, via a strainer, passes a salt water/ coolant heat exchanger and is injected in the engine's exhaust pipe and than runs together with the exhaust glasses all the way aft to the stern waterline. Both engines hardly use any lube oil. The main engine has an oil/ coolant/ exhaust gas alarm plus oil pressure, water and exhaust gas temperature and rpm gauges in the pilot house. All exhaust piping and hoses of both engines are complete, from engine to stern, renewed with DUNLOP marine- exhaust flex hose in 1995. Both exhaust lines have vented anti sifons-loopes, and big shut- off valves. There is a steel 100 litre lube oil storage tank and transfer to engine room
Hundested variable pitch adjuster- wheel is located on starboard side in the companionway aft, is easy accessible and operates smooth. Hundested gear is completely rebuild in 2005.Propeller diameter is3 ft Port and stbd have both a 900 gallon/3650 litre fuel tank with side glasses and interconnection pipe with transfer pump system, with extra Racor filter. The fuel supply to main engine and generator run each via their own Racor fuel filter which are both equipped with a vacuum gauge for control of the quality of the filter-element. Fuel tanks are to be cleaned every 5 years; in 2005/2009.
200 gallons drinking water
300 gallons black water
15 gallon / hour Water maker.
|The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.|