After chartering, building and selling a small fleet of yachts, a sailing-enthusiast couple decided to build something new. They knew what they wanted, and that was a fast and stable yacht capable of cruising the world – a yacht that came to life in 2014 under the name Mondango 3. Having travelled across the globe and experienced the blissful life at sea that comes with sailing, the commissioning owners are now ready to pass on the 56.4-metre Mondango 3 with the help of the leading brokerage house Burgess.
The vessel and her original design by Dubois Naval Architects and Reymond Langton have been kept in perfect condition after her owners invested extensively in a maintenance program that included a Lloyd’s five-year survey, a full service and a hull repaint in May 2019. Already well acquainted with Dubois Naval Architects and builders Alloy Yachts, the owners built a well-kept home at sea with many standout features that not only ensure consistently perfect performance, but provide her guests with the luxury and comfort expected of a first-class superyacht. And here are just some of the ways Mondango 3’s owners built her to tick all of the boxes:
A feature that makes Mondango 3 stand out is her Jacuzzi. Rarely seen on a sailing yacht, the Jacuzzi sits flush with the deck to the aft of the yacht to form part of the yacht’s large cockpit. The rest of the space features a large and classy dining table for up to 10 guests to gather and enjoy many alfresco meals, plus there is additional seating areas port, starboard and aft. This spot can be made even more comfortable once the electronically operated glass panels are activated, creating an enclosed winter garden for dining underway or staying warm outdoors long into the night. There is also plenty of room for sunpads and sun loungers in and around the twin helm stations and the foredeck.
Reymond Langton’s design encompasses a variety of curves, textures, contrasts and detailing throughout the interior. The designers created guest spaces with angled windows, circular skylights and linear wall panelling structured with curved sections. The main saloon is dominated by soft grey sofas and armchairs in an intimate and cosy arrangement. Separated by a floor-to-ceiling carved leather 'wall' hiding a television, the adjoining formal dining area is met by a beautifully designed staircase that leads down to a long hallway where the flowing curve design continues.
Up to 11 guests can sleep on board across five beautiful staterooms. The contemporary design of the cabins follows the same characteristics of the rest of the interiors – with earthy tones and shapely decorative walls – and are all adjoined by a pale cream marble en-suite bathroom. The master suite makes use of the yacht’s full 11-metre beam and is situated amidships for comfort. Elsewhere on board, a VIP suite, a queen cabin and two twins (one with an additional Pullman) can be found, each with their own version of the yacht’s standout interior style. The eclectic style of the design and well-thought-out layout was made to utilise the deceptively spacious internal volume of 499 GT.
Starting below deck, Mondango 3 has a useful 4-metre berth for entry into shallow harbours and anchorages. Moving up, the deck spaces include the 60-square-metre flybridge and hatches on the foredeck that house the yacht’s two tenders: a 7-metre custom Smuggler and a 5.4-metre Smuggler Strat RIB. Here there is also room to store toys such as wakeboards, paddleboards, waterskis, fishing gear and kayaks for those guests wanting to spend their days being adventurous and exploring away from the mothership. For this purpose, the fold-down swim platform and a shell-door boarding platform were added to make getting in and out of the water easy for any guest.
Protruding out from the decks are the Southern Spars carbon fibre masts, in-boom furling and Nitronic rod rigging that was serviced in 2019. And finally, from the very top hang the perfectly white sails by North. Supported by a single 1,450hp Caterpillar diesel engine with a top speed of 14 knots, Mondango 3 is proven to offer both performance and comfort.
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