Alloy 52-meter"Mondango" nearing completion
Alloy Yachts has launched its latest superyacht, the 52m (170ft) flybridge ketch, "Mondango", built for an international businessman and his wife. Mondango
is a Dubois Naval Architects design. The hull, which is finished in Majestic Blue, is similar to the recent "Red Dragon", but the ketch configuration makes the yacht distinctive.
The superstructure, in Matterhorn White, extends further aft, creating a large cockpit area. The side windows and the curved rear window of the cockpit open and close at the touch of a button allowing the cockpit to be climate controlled, or open to the sea breeze. The interior design by Reymond Langton features contemporary styling utilizing oak
and macassar ebony
Mondango is the fifth yacht over 50m built by Alloy Yachts. She has a beam of 10.2m (33.5ft), draws 4.9m (16.1ft) and a displacement of 350 tonnes. She is built to Lloyds Classification and the Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2.
Mondango was launched in the traditional way with champagne across the bow and then made its way under the control of two tugs from the yard to the Viaduct Basin. In the following weeks, the carbon fibre Southern Spars masts were stepped and engine and sailing trials were undertaken.
Sails are by North Sails and are handled by 18 captive and eight vertical winches, all of which were designed and built by Alloy Yachts. The triple headsails furl on Reckmann furlers.The main engine is a 3412D 1200hp caterpillar and she is fitted with two 90kw Northern Lights generators. Specifications:
LOA: 52.00 M
BOA: 10.20 M
Draught: 4.90 M
Engines: 1 X CAT 3412D 1200
Range: 7,200 NM at 10 knots
Design: Dubois Naval Architects
Interior: Reymond Langton
Builder: Alloy Yachts NZ
Year: 2008 For more information:
Alloy Yachts NZ,
PO Box 21480, Henderson,
Auckland, New Zealand.
Phone: +64 9 838 7350
Facsimile: +64 9 838 7393 http:///www.alloyyachts.com