Kialoa II S & S Classic Racing Yacht
Unit 21, Hamble Yacht Services
Tel: +44 (0) 2380 174 134
Owen Clarke Performance Yacht Brokerage is pleased to offer a rare opportunity to purchase a classic boat with huge provenance. Kialoa II was one of the first ‘Maxi’ racing yachts. This ocean racing legend was designed in 1963 by Sparkman & Stephens and built in lightweight aluminium for the famous yachtsman Jim Kilroy. She was launched in California in 1964 and became one of the most successful yachts of her time.
From inception she was designed and built to compete and win the maxi ocean racing category. During her first decade she successfully won most of the major ocean races at least once, including the 1965 Transpac Race. She came 2 nd in Fastnet in 1969 and took line honours in the 1971 Sydney-Hobart Race.
The current owners bought the 73’ yawl in 2016 with the view to compete in the classic ocean races as Kialoa II did under original ownership with Jim Kilroy. They have completed over 40,000 nautical miles and multiple ocean races during their tenure.
She has comfortable accommodation down below with 3 ensuite cabins a well-appointed galley and a spacious saloon. She can sleep up to 12 persons (9 single berths) and races/deliveries with 18 on a 2-watch system.
Her current owners have heavilly invested in her maintenance with a full re-fit and new suite of North sails in 2016/17. A new Whale Spars aluminium mainmast and boom in 2018. Subsequently in 2022 she has had new standing and running rigging, a new main sail and topside paint. And in 2023, her hull has had a spray application of International Micron (black) Propspeed 2023.
She would be ideal as an ocean racer or for entry in the numerous classic yacht regattas or alternatively as an adventure yacht to reach the high latitudes and furthest corners of the globe. She has many more years and sea miles to be enjoyed by a new owner.
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