We have known JUST JOIA throughout her current ownership, having sold her to her current owner when she was MYSTIQUE. The Mystic 60’ is a phenomenal bluewater cruising yacht, and they have won hearts and minds the world over with their long legged blue water capability, sweet lines by Frers, spacious centre cockpits and intelligent sail plans. The interior is traditional yet well-conceived with a large saloon, great galley and good owner’s cabin. There are 2 good guest cabins and room for crew as well. JUST JOIA has been much updated in this ownership and has enjoyed 2 major refits. She has also sailed far. Her distinctive hard dodger is both practical and well-engineered and gives additional protection to her sailors in either warm or cold water. She is a very special yacht.
JUST JOIA is in excellent condition. The specifications have been significantly upgraded through two major refits and the onboard equipment inventory is extensive and comprehensive including many spares and custom tools. The boat is in full commission and can be sailed worldwide immediately without additional costs. She is strapped down on the hard at Spice Island Boatyard, Grenada.
JUST JOIA has made five trans-Atlantic crossings and cruised the Caribbean, East Coast of the USA, Atlantic Islands, (Bermuda, Azores, Madeira, Canaries), Western Mediterranean and NW Europe as far north as 70 o N in Norway.
By way of history, this boat was designed by German Frers with interior ash wood design by Petter Yran, was built by the Ta Shing Yacht Building Company, Tainan, Taiwan in 1990 for Alan Morgan Yachting and sold for US$ 585,000 to a Norwegian owner, Mr. Harald Jakhelln and launched as Korsar III. For a while, she was offered for charter from Antigua. Mr. Jakhelln sold to Mr. Chris Shave in 1999, when she was registered in Gibraltar as Mystique of Gibraltar. We bought from Mr. Shave in Mallorca in 2003. Hence, JUST JOIA is the third boat name for what is Hull 7 in the Mystic 60 range. We are aware of 12 Mystic 60’s as listed below, (both white and blue hulled sloops with one letter box red ketch, Red Hackle. A few have taller racing masts and deeper keels, one of which is ours. Our keel just short of 3m (just short of 10 ft) and we need 22m (72 ft) clearance height under bridges etc.).
German Frers Designer’s Comments (1990):
“While sailing back from the Fastnet a few years ago with Alan Morgan, we set to define what would in our minds be the ideal yacht.
Very soon we agreed she had to be fast and elegant, to have a nice motion at sea, be responsive and lively but at the same time strong and comfortable. We were dreaming of a hot shower and cozy dry berth, a galley where to cook and a big comfortable saloon. A functional deck so that she could be handled as easily as the racing boat we were sailing, but without as many crew, (whose personalities were beginning to impose on everybody). A lot of time was dedicated to arguing about pros and cons of the centre cockpit versus the aft cockpit without being able to come to a conclusion. Adding up everything we arrived at the conclusion that the hull had to be between 55 and 62 ft, long, with moderate draught and spade rudder.
Alan was so enthusiastic with the results of our discussion that he decided there and then these were to be the basic parameters to be used for the design of the new MYSTIC 60, a yacht I am proud to have drawn.”
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