Alan Payne designed and built by Jock Sturrock in 1969. These two names are etched into the annals of Australian Yachting like few others. Monsoon is 12.5m sloop that has proven her capability in numerous Sydney Hobarts, and several other classic races until she was retired from racing and reconfigured as a fast cruising yacht. She has been doing just that for the last few years along Australia`s East Coast and up to Papua New Guinea. It`s no coincidence that she sails well. Alan Payne designed Gretel 1 and Gretel 2 for Sir Frank Packer. (Solo was another legend from the Payne design board) Monsoon is constructed of GRP, hull and deck, with a classic timber fit out down below. She is powered by a Volvo D2-55 4 which was fitted in 2004. A 3.5 kva Generator also provides power. Sail inventory includes a fully battened main, Furling genoa on Pro furl, a spinnaker and tri sail. Mast and boom are aluminium. Steering is wheel and quadrant. Accommodation is 2 X single quarter berths, and 2 X saloon berths. Other equipment fitted to make life aboard comfortable is a water maker, an Aries wind vane, solar panels, and a wood burning Barbeque. Electronics include 2 start and four house batteries, ICOM HF transceiver, auto tuner, Navman VHF, Coursemaster CM420 Autopilot, Navman Fish 4350 sounder, Tack Tick wind indicator, Furuno 1721 Radar, and a Garmin GPS 120. Safety gear list includes 4 person liferaft, Smart find EPIRB, lifesling, and the standard flares and jackets. Extras include a hookah and dive tank, a full bank of winches. Monsoon is available now and will change owners for $110,000.00, There is a 2010 survey available for perusal.