Fort Lauderdale, FL
Josh grew up sailing the shores of the Great Lakes. His experience includes cruising and racing, ownership of mid-size C&C Yachts, and chartering monohulls and catamarans in the Caribbean. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering he became a Captain in the United States Air Force, serving eight years as a special operations navigator with eight combat deployments.
During his later years in the Air Force, he began his maritime career on a part-time basis. This included operating a successful internet based marine supply business. During his early years in yacht brokerage, he built an impressive and diverse group of listings of power and sailing yachts and cultivated a loyal client base.
After completing his time in the Air Force Josh moved to Florida to pursue his true passion; a full-time career in yacht sales. He is currently a licensed and bonded Florida yacht broker at David Walters Yachts. Josh blends his professionalism, sailing experience, and focus on his client's needs to help both buyers and sellers navigate the waters of the boating market. His clients value his dedication and commitment to providing quality brokerage services with results.View Broker (Josh McLean)
|Yacht Name:||Mola Mola|
|Location:||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Engine Hours:||Josh McLean|
THE ULTIMATE BLUE WATER SAILING YACHT
EXTENSIVE REFIT & LOADED WITH EQUIPMENT
MOLA MOLA – The ultimate blue water sailing yacht. Fully loaded with nearly every imaginable piece of gear, hardware, and cruising equipment. This is a boat unlike anything you’ll find for under $300,000. The Taswell 49 Bill Dixon design is strong, fast, and sea-kindly with an interior that is so comfortable it’s borderline “plush”. With proper displacement and balance for passagemaking and interior volume perfectly suited for ideal accommodations at sea, Mola Mola is as capable of a world cruiser as you could ever hope to find.
Three well appointed staterooms with accommodations for seven and two heads each with electric toilets and separate stall showers
A galley that is the envy of all sailors – Massive refrigerator and freezer space, abundant cabinetry customized for maximizing storage and functionality
Superb access to machinery and all major systems
Large 8kW Onan generator and 110hp Yanmar engine – Maintained for years by one of the most mechanically inclined sailors this broker has ever met. Absolutely fastidious about maintenance!
3-Zone air conditioning with recently updated units
All the systems to make sailing safe and easy such as bow thruster, full compliment of electric winches, versatile sailplan with newer sails (Genoa new in 2018!)
Low maintenance deck with non-skid and just enough teak to give the boat that beautiful look – Teak on the foredeck replaced in 2012
Gorgeous flag blue hull repainted in 2012
A roomy cockpit that’s well suited for offshore sailing – can be fully enclosed by one of the best canvas enclosures you’ve ever seen aboard a cruising boat. The previous owner went through four iterations until he perfected the design
Fully loaded with recently updated electronics – redundant autopilots, newer Raymarine instruments, AIS, and everything you could desire for distance sailing
Every safety item and piece of cruising gear you’ll need – two liferafts, multiple EPIRBs, a set of 5 Personal Locator Beacons, brand new auto-inflating life vests, multiple ditch bags stocked with supplies, and enough spare parts to practically build another boat.
9’ AB Dinghy with a brand new 9.9 hp Yamaha outboard and stainless steel Kato davits
"Mola Mola" features a beautiful matched grain contemporary varnished teak interior. The spacious, well ventilated, bright accommodations offers living space one would expect in a much larger design.
The interior accommodations begin with a large VIP guest cabin forward with V-berth and filler embraced by cedar lined and lighted hanging lockers, with drawers under, port and starboard. A second guest cabin is just aft to port with lower and upper berths, a hanging locker, storage drawers and night stand with locker under. The upper bunk with its four-inch thick base doubles as a work bench. Across the hall to starboard is the guest head featuring a separate stall shower with acrylic shower door, electric head, vanity with Corian counter tops and medicine locker outboard.
All cabins have been extensively customized especially the main salon. On the forward bulkhead near centerline and adjacent to the teak covered mast is a backlighted vertical cabinet with detents to display crystal. Below this centerpiece is a cabinet to portect your fine wines. An L-shaped seven-foot long settee compliments a glowing teak table with decorative inlays and fiddles. (The table can be lowered to convert the settee into a double berth.) Amidship on the inboard side of the table settee are two ultra suede chairs. These chairs, when rotated 180 degrees, form a conversation/entertainment area. Two similar chairs are aligned to starboard with decorative table between with wine storage under. Outboard of the seating, on both sides of the salon, are bookshelves, port lights, recessed lighting and other decorative touches.
Aft of the spacious L-shaped sette to port is the office style navigation station with black leather 360-degree swivel barrel chair, the captain is presented with the complete array of flush mounted electronics, radio, monitoring devices and Bass electric breaker panel.
To starboard is the extended passageway galley. Includes extensive counter surfaces, three-burner stove with oven/broiler with powered vent hood (discharging directly outside) and multiple storage lockers and drawers. Opposite the stove is more counter space with double stainless steel sink on centerline and trash compartment. Both upper and lower refrigerator and freezer boxes are accesed from front opening upper and lower doors.
The luxurious aft-cabin is designed to be comfortable in all sailing conditions. A forward-facing seat and bureau of drawers are flanked to port by a full double berth and on the starboard by a single berth. On centerline forward is a dressing table with swing-out swivel seat and large mirror opposite the sleeping area. The ensuite head incorporates a vanity, electric head and separate stall shower. Outboard of the shower is the combination washer/dryer.
Custom 'office layout' with file drawers, navigation table, bookshelf and flag storage locker. Designed with flush mounted computer screen. Double opening top to access storage under the table with accent lighting. Drop down instrument panel for easy access to electronics.
Fiberglass sandwich deck with gray molded non-skid. Center cockpit design with three storage lazarettes aft and one sail storage locker forward. Cockpit lighting under boom. Centerline teak decking forward of mast (replaced 2012) (no teak on side decks)and in cockpit. Custom teak deck box on stern deck (2012) custom stainless steel storage panel arch (2009). Extended stainless steel stern rail (6.5 feet for safety and storage, including custom wood work bench/table)
Additional backup Switlik model 6 man coastal life raft mounted on custom designed stern rail cradle