The 172’ (52.43m) Custom 150 schooner DONA FRANCISCA is now for sale with Yacht Broker Jochen Brill. The luxury sailing yacht is asking $19,900,000.
DONA FRANCISCA is the ideal vessel for an owner with a taste for classical and modern and a passion for sailing and adventurous journeys. Constructed in Montevideo over five years in collaboration with global experts, DONA FRANCISCA stands as the world’s largest carbon fiber sailboat, symbolizing unparalleled craftsmanship and engineering. Inspired by the classical style of 1900s golden age sailing boats, she captures the essence of a bygone era while incorporating cutting-edge technology.
DONA FRANCISCA’s versatility shines through her ability to navigate both global waters and shallow areas, boasting a draft brought to 3.5m. Enhanced maneuverability is achieved through a large rudder and two Maxpower R600 thrusters, allowing access to small ports and a crossing speed of over 10 knots under engine power and 17 knots under sail.
Designed by Javier Soto Acebal, with refinement by experts like Miguel Costa and Ruben Gomez, DONA FRANCISCA’s general exterior and interior reflect a perfect blend of sophistication and functionality. A recent 2023-2024 refit included aesthetic carpentry, rigging paint job, and comprehensive maintenance, ensuring both form and function.
The main salon and dining room, spanning the entire beam, feature an elegant and classical style, illuminated by tasteful old classical lamps and natural light from special prisms in the deck. The interior design pays homage to classical 1900s yachts, incorporating bronze and wood elements, including faucets in the bathrooms and galley. DONA FRANCISCA’s comfort extends to her galley, equipped with a MIELE stove, three main fridges, and a freezer. Entertainment is provided by multiple TVs and a SONY music system. A DOMETIC air conditioning system maintains a pleasant atmosphere throughout, enhancing the overall onboard experience.
Accommodations include a full-beam owner’s suite, twin guest cabins, and crew cabins, with a total capacity of up to eight guests and up to six crew members. Designed to be manned by the smallest possible crew, all sailing operations are seamlessly executed using hydraulic power, eliminating the need for significant human strength.
As the largest carbon fiber yacht, DONA FRANCISCA boasts lightweight resilience and corrosion resistance. Her successful Atlantic Ocean crossing in 2023 showcased her capabilities for extended ocean journeys, providing a luxurious and enjoyable experience for the crew and guests. The exterior, characterized by teak, mahogany, and bronze elements, exudes timeless charm.
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