by Alloy Yachts, Dubois Naval Architects and Reymond Langton Design

An ocean-going sailing yacht that is the ultimate example of the state of the art: her dynamic, modern exterior design reflects her high-performance qualities, while luxurious contemporary interiors reveal a desire to offer the absolute best in terms of accommodation. There’s no doubt that New Zealand yard Alloy Yachts is one of the world leaders in building prestigious sailing and power yachts. Over time, the yard’s name has become a byword for vessels conceived, designed and built to sail in any sea and in any weather conditions.
So it’s no coincidence that the yard’s boats are renowned the world over for their excellent handling, safety and reliability in extreme conditions, not to mention their innovative technical features and impressive styling. All of these qualities have earned Alloy Yachts more and more recognition. So far, the yard has won 19 awards and has reached the finals on 21 other occasions. With its headquarters and facilities in Auckland, New Zealand, Alloy Yachts makes luxury high-tech aluminium sailing and power yachts, which are fully custom-built to the owner’s requests.
The vessels vary in size between 30 and 70-metre, i.e. from more than 100 to nearly 230 feet. The yard has built three motor yachts and three sailing yachts over the past three years. The three motor yachts are: Como, a 41-metre modern style motor yacht built to Ed Dubois’ design, launched in 2006; VvS1, a 34-metre expedition style motor yacht designed by Gregory Marshall and launched in 2007; and Allogante, a modern style motor yacht measuring 40-metre, designed by Ed Dubois and launched in 2008. The three sailing yachts are all 52-metre flybridge sailing yachts, and each was designed by Ed Dubois: Kokomo, launched in June 2006 and delivered in July of the same year; Red Dragon, launched in December 2007 and delivered in February 2008; and Mondango, launched in September 2008 and delivered in November 2008. These three majestic 170 feet sailing yachts are practically sisterships in terms of their overall design: all are built entirely in aluminium alloy and have both naval architecture and exterior styling designed by Dubois Naval Architects.
However, although they are the same size, there are some important differences between them – such as the rigging: Kokomo and Red Dragon are sloop rigged while Mondango has a ketch rig. Their external livery differs too, as Red Dragon has a grey hull and white deck house, while both Kokomo and Mondango have a blue hull and white deck house. The details and overall design of the deck houses also vary, as do the layout and details of the interiors.
Each of the yachts has totally different interior styling, as they were furnished and decorated by different designers: Kokomo has walnut and wengé interiors designed by British studio Redman Whiteley Dixon Design; Red Dragon’s interiors are in blond oak and white oak, by the French studio Wilmotte & Associates; while the white oak and macassar ebony interiors for the new Mondango yacht were designed by British studio Reymond Langton Design. Inspired as always by the enquiring minds of our readership, Yacht Première leapt at the opportunity to find out more about the last two of these sailing yachts to take to the water. Red Dragon was described and illustrated in detail in a long article published last year in issue number 9 of Yacht Première; Mondango was previewed while under construction, in an article published two years ago in issue number 5 of Yacht Première, so the article in this issue takes a look at the yacht now that she has been completed. The stunning Mondango is the latest example of Alloy Yacht’s great nautical know-how, guided by years of tradition and inspired by excellence, and she is the 25th sailing yacht to come out of the yard. She is also the fifth of the yard’s yachts measuring over 50-metre, and the 17th to have been built to designs by the eminent Ed Dubois. [...]

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