Asking
$ 19,900,000

DONA FRANCISCA Yacht for Sale

Length
172' (52.43m)
Builder
Astilleros Buquebus
Build
2014
Guests
8
Cabins
4
Crew
4
Asking Price
$ 19,900,000

Not for sale or charter to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters.

The Custom 150 schooner DONA FRANCISCA is a fusion of classic design and modern functionality. Recently refitted and meticulously maintained, she was constructed in Montevideo over five years in collaboration with global experts. DONA FRANCISCA is the brainchild of an owner with an unwavering passion for sailing and a lifetime of passion, hard work and adventurous endeavors. Inspired by the classical style of 1900s golden age sailing boats, she stands as the world's largest carbon fiber sailboat, a symbol of craftsmanship and engineering.

DONA FRANCISCA's versatility is evident in her ability to navigate both global waters and shallow areas, thanks to a draft brought to 3.5m. Maneuverability is enhanced by a large rudder and two Maxpower R600 thrusters, allowing access to small ports. With a crossing speed of over 10 knots under engine power and 17 knots under sail, this yacht delivers a thrilling and seamless sailing experience.

The general exterior and interior, designed by Javier Soto Acebal and refined by experts like Miguel Costa and Ruben Gomez, reflect a blend of sophistication and functionality. A recent refit in 2023-2024 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 for lounging, meals and experiences. She is illuminated with tasteful old classical lamps along with natural light from the special prisms in the deck. Her entire interior design is meant to be reminiscent of classical 1900s yachts with the use of bronze and wood, including the 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. She was designed to be manned by the smallest possible crew. All sailing operations are carried out using hydraulic power, eliminating the need for significant human strength to sail.

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.

Highlights

  • Classical style modern sailing yacht
  • Amazing sailing performance
  • Comfortable and safe for long cruises around the world
  • Designed to be manned with the least amount of crew (5)
  • Carbon fiber hull, masts, boom
  • RINA certification
  • Low draft which gives access to more sailable areas in the world

Specifications

Builder Astilleros Buquebus
Model Custom
Length (LOA) 172' (52.43m)
Year 2014
Gross Tonn. 206
Draft 11' 5" (3.5m)
Beam 28' 2" (8.6m)
Location València, Spain
Classification RINA

Accommodations

Staterooms 4
Sleeps 8
King Beds 1
Heads 5
Crew Cabins 2
Crew Sleeps 4
Crew Mess 1

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 172' (52.43m)
LWL 127' 11" (39m)
Min Draft 11' 5" (3.5m)
Max Draft 11' 5" (3.5m)
Fuel Tank 4,490 g (16,997 L)
Fresh Water 1,357 g (4,898 L)
Holding Tank 356 g (1,350 L)
Gross Tonn. 206
Displacement 215

Construction

Hull Material Composite
Hull Config Planning
Ext. Designer Javier Soto Acebal
Int. Designer Javier Soto Acebal
Max Speed 14 Knots
Cruising Speed 10 Knots
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Accommodation

  • MASTER CABIN, occupying the total beam, with private bathroom and an office with closet and a private bathroom.
  • CONTROL BRIDGE, with leather armchairs and mahogany table
  • LIVING AND DINING ROOM, occupying the maximum beam.
  • GUEST CABIN, starboard side, 2 beds and private bathroom
  • GUEST CABIN, starboard side, 2 beds and private bathroom
  • GALLEY, 3 REFRIGERATORS, 2 FREEZERS, WINE STORAGE,  DISHWASHERS,
  • MICROWAVE, OVEN, PORTABLE STOVES (all brand MIELE)
  • CREW MESS, with navigation monitoring systems and camera circuit
  • LAUNDRY, washing machine and an industrial dryer MIELE
  • BERTH CAPTAIN (alternatively: extra guest cabin), double bed with private bathroom
  • CREW CABINS x 2, with 2 bunks each and private bathroom

Communication Equipment

  • Starlink antenna for internet connection WORLDWIDE
  • Iridium sat phone: one fixed and a mobile
  • VHF DSC
  • Internal phone sistem
  • Security cameras installed
  • TRANSPONDER INMARSAT for SOS
  • 2 x EPIRBS

Navigation Equipment

2 Screens SIMRAD
CONTROLLERS OP 40
INTEGRAL SYSTEM B*G H 3000
GPS SIMRAD
AIS SIMRAD
AUTOMATIC PILOT B*G
1 screen SIMRAD
1 controller OP 40
INTEGRAL SYSTEM B*G H 3000

Deck Equipment

  • 2 x ANCHOR CQR 182 kilos each one
  • 1 ANCHOR type POOL ANCHOR of 280 kg
  • MALACATES MUIR-VRC11000/VF185
  • Chain break MUIR

Rigs & Sails

  • Mast heights:  Main Mast: 46,70m from deck - 48.90m from waterline, Foremast  42.83m from deck - 45.30m from waterline
  • Fore Mast - King Composite carbon fiber construction / Furling Boom 
  • Main Mast - King Composite carbon fiber construction / Furling Boom 
  • The total surface of the sails is approx. 1.126 square meters
  • The sail inventory includes: A full batten Main Sail, a full batten Schooner sail, a Storm sail, a Gennaker and two rolling Genoas.
  • Main 407 m2
  • Schooner 341 m2
  • Genoa 3, 254 m2
  • Genoa 1, 414 m2
  • Headsail of storm 55 m2 - gennaker 1032 m2

Safety & Security Equipment

  • Autronic Monitoring Fire System: Fireboy remote manual or automatic shot
  • Fireboy fixed fire fighting Fireboy
  • 2 rafts lifeguard ZODIAC 8 pax each one, ISO 9550
  • 1 Auxiliary tender boat AVON SEASPORT JET 430, 100 Hp with turbine
  • 2 beacons EPIRP
  • 1 Satellite telephone
  • 1 transponder
  • Water Supply System 24 v and 380
  • Cervina monitoring station

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