Mikado 56 Ketches are well known and loved bluewater cruising yachts. There's even a Facebook owners page (see link below).
Navi-Gator was built in France and immediately commenced work as a charter boat in the Caribbean for a few years. A couple from Florida purchased her and did a refit over eight years while they continued working until they were ready to retire. They left Florida, sailed the Caribbean before sailing to Tahiti, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, the Marshall Islands and other pacific island countries. They owned Navi-Gator for approximately 22 years. They returned to NZ a second time to have a new galley, new coach house plus more completed. Navi-Gator was a very easy vessel for them to sail on their own. The current owners purchased Navi-Gator in the Marshall Islands and have sailed her in the Pacific Region bringing her to Townsville where she is now.
Sadly, they can no longer continue to live onboard / sail Navi-Gator due to family commitments in Australia. Ageing parents, health and young grandchildren now their priority.
A survey from 2019 is available on request. Please contact us for more information.