52m dona francisca sailing yacht

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World's largest carbon fibre schooner for sale

15 February 2024 • Written by Nick Jeffery

The 52.4-metre schooner Dona Francisca is newly listed for sale with Jochen Brill of Northrop & Johnson, who said she is "the world's largest carbon-fibre schooner".

Delivered from Astilleros Buquebus in Uruguay in 2014, the classically styled yacht was designed by Javier Soto Acebal.

Carbon fibre is used for the hull and spars and a refit between 2023 and 2024 included "aesthetic carpentry, rigging, a paint job and comprehensive maintenance". The broker also said that her exterior is "characterised by teak, mahogany and bronze elements, exuding timeless charm".

Dona Francisca is asking $19,900,000 and lying in Valencia, Spain

Dona Francisca is designed to be sailed with a crew of only five – thanks to hydraulically-operated sail-handling systems – and accommodates an owner's party of eight in a full-beam owner's cabin plus twin-berthed guest cabins. The saloon and dining room are classically styled, illuminated by old-style lamps and natural light from deck prisms.

Built to RINA class, the 206GT sailing yacht for sale has a low draught of 3.5 metres, giving access to shallow anchorages. Enhanced manoeuvrability is achieved through a large rudder and two Maxpower R600 thrusters, according to the broker. She can achieve 10 knots cruising speed under power and 17 knots under sail.

Dona Francisca is asking $19,900,000 and lying in Valencia, Spain.

More about this yacht

Buquebus   52.55 m •  2014

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