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Mata Mua – A stylish motor sailer with pedigree

Taking her name from a famous Gaugin painting, MATA MUA is a revolutionary charter yacht, packed with facilities and maintained in stunning condition. Stable, comfortable, romantic, and spacious, she delivers a fabulous opportunity for adventures on the water.

Custom built by Scheepswerf Friesland B.V. in Lemmer Holland in 1993 to LLOYD’S 100.A.1 with Maltese Cross, MATA MUA is a stylish 126’3” (38.50m) motor sailer. Her construction offers a displacement steel hull with aluminium superstructure plus teak decks – all exterior styling is by the renowned Diana Yacht Design. Below the waterline MATA MUA boasts a deep keel and skeg rudder, thus ensuring great stability. This combination of hull form, fully variable pitch propeller and reversing gearbox make her exceptionally easy to manoeuvre and adjust to sea conditions. The MAN diesel engine delivers an economical cruising speed of 10 knots and cruising under power is quiet compared to motor yachts of the same size. Carrying approximately 6,400 square feet of sails makes for exhilarating sailing in favourable weather conditions, whilst the in-mast and fore-stay furling allows for quick setting and easy handling of all sails. She has undergone extensive and regular refit and refurbishments, namely in 2004 and 2017, to ensure she is always presented in superb condition.

MATA MUA boasts an interior design from Raul Gonzalo and Howard & Horsfield, who made maximum use of her superb volume, thanks to a roomy 26’6” (8.09m) beam. It is true to say this motor sailer can offer guests the best of both worlds, combining the grace and tranquillity of a sailing yacht with the comfort and space typically found on a motor yacht.

Her yachting story is bursting with affection and admiration from all who have sailed on board as MATA MUA consistently delivers an unforgettable performance. In 2002, having been an extraordinarily successful charter yacht under her previous names of COLOMBAIO SUN and JASALI, and having sailed around the globe with the distinguished families that owned her, she was sold. The yacht subsequently underwent an extensive two-year refit and in 2004 the new MATA MUA was re-launched with a transformed interior layout.

With an exterior styling that belies the essence of a thoroughly modern yacht, MATA MUA boasts a light and airy interior with a range of fully upgraded systems. Living areas are comfortable and bright, with the salon walls and sofa cushions beautifully decorated to reflect her Paul Gaugin legacy. Timeless styling and tasteful furnishings throughout create an elegant and relaxed atmosphere, with a versatile selection of spaces to enjoy. The generous accommodation on the lower deck is for up to nine guests in four en suite staterooms, two full-width doubles, one double and one twin (with Pullman berth), each decorated with a light and artistic design.

Exterior spaces abound with excellent sun lounging and alfresco dining areas on the main deck and flybridge plus wide side deck corridors offering easy passage. Leisure and entertainment facilities make socialising and entertaining a pleasure, while the opportunity for relaxation in the sun is never far away! For watersports enthusiasts, the toys garage is well-stocked, including two tenders, waterskis, wakeboard and tows plus paddleboards and kayaks, and fun for everyone is carefully supervised by her outstanding crew.

Currently chartering in Spain and the Western Mediterranean while offering outstanding features alongside exceptional service, MATA MUA allows guests to experience a memorable cruise on and the pinnacle of style on the water.

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