1998 Custom 77' (23.47 m) Radford R23M
KE AMA II is beautiful 23.5 Metre luxury cruising yacht, designed by Graham Radford and built by Alloy Engineering and Marine, Ballina N.S.W. She was built to the very specific, very high expectations of her first of only two owners, as well as equipped and fitted out to state-of-the-arts standards.
NOT FOR SALE TO US RESIDENTS WHILE IN US WATERS
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Flag of Registry: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Cutter / Center Cockpit
- Aluminum Hull
Ke Ama II is a magnificent luxury cruising yacht designed by Radford (design R23M) and built to Uniform
Shipping Laws Code (USLC) Class 2B by Allan Ellis Custom and fitted out by Alloy Engineering and Marine,
The yacht has always been privately owned and was built and equipped to commercial class
2B survey standards, she was in fact rarely used for commercial purposes, her owners preferring to keep her
for their private use.
Ke Ama II has her place amongst internationally renowned Super-yachts. Built and equipped to high spec by the original owner, standards were maintained and equipment upgraded constantly by her second and last owner who has generously donated the vessel to Ocean Voyages Institute (a non-profit) whose mission is to rid the oceans of the scourge of plastic!
She has a full time crew and skipper on board at all times, which ensures that she receives ongoing attention and is always handled professionally.
Reminiscent of a time when sailing yachts were built for wealthy and discerning owners, when production boats had not yet made their full appearance to impact the standards of ship building, Ke Ama II displays in every detail the level of expertise necessary to build a boat of this caliber.
From the shipwright skills visible in even the smallest joinery detail, to the expansive use of solid, luxurious timbers, top of the range fittings, leathers, high grade stainless steel, etc. your first sight of Ke Ama II will leave no doubt in your mind that you are looking at a vessel of rare pedigree, which, beneath her graceful lines, possesses immense strength, and whose spacious, luxurious interiors do not compromise on the yacht's seakeeping abilities, ease of handling, speed which all combine to achieve what the owners wanted: a strong, safe, fast yacht, an object of beauty, yet capable of taking them anywhere in the world in absolute luxury.
Captain’s comments aboard Ke Ama II "This is one of the finest sailing/ performance cruising yachts I’ve had
the pleasure to be aboard."
Robust construction and pleasing lines make her comfortable at sea and pretty to look at while on the hook. She is safe and fast. Sail setting and reefing is easily handled by two people. The large fully battened Spectra mainsail is easily managed even in heavy weather.
Due to the laws governing non-profits Ke Ama II is only available on a lease/purchase basis which results in a rare opportunity to acquire this fine yacht for a low down payment with contracted lease payments over 34 months ending in a balloon payment at which time ownership is transferred.
Official Number: 40509
LOA: 77' 2'' (23.52 Meters)
Type: Sail- Used
Beam: 19' 9''
Draft Min: 9' 6''
Crew Cabins: 1
Captain's Quarters: Yes
Crew Sleeps: 4
Maximum Speed: 9 Knots
Cruise Speed: 7 Knots
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Aluminum
Hull Shape: Monohull
Fuel Tank: 1400 Gallons (5299.57 Liters)
Fresh Water: 608 Gallons (2301.53 Liters)
Holding Tank: 159 Gallons (601.88 Liters)
Displacement: 143300 lbs
Interior Designer: Graham Radford
Builder: Allan Ellis
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Accommodations and Walkthrough
Ke Ama can easily be accessed from the water, thanks to her spacious lower-aft deck fitted with a swim ladder
designed to allow divers with heavy equipment to safely climb back on board, or when accessed by tender, to
provide a well-protected, step-off platform. This aft-platform area is also fitted with a hot and cold shower,
perfect for rinsing dive equipment or after a swim.
The hard bottom inflatable is stowed on the hydraulic davits on the stern, easy to launch and retrieve.
In spite of her incredibly roomy cockpit / deck lounge, Ke Ama II offers a wide expense of usable, clear deck
space, both forward of the mast and aft, where a level, sheltered from the wind and free of clutter area, is a
favorite of sun-worshipers and perfect for getting water toys ready to be launched. This area also offers access
to two huge and well-organized lazarettes ; one containing the dive-compressor and other diving equipment,
and the other a large deep freezer, ice-maker, fishing tackle and gear, and other dedicated storage.
The cockpit and deck lounge are a haven of comfort and luxury in all weathers. It is close enough to the helm
and controls to be able to speak to the skipper and enjoy watching the action, yet removed enough to not
encumber it. Versatile all weather covers provide protection from the wind or rain as needed. This area, one of
the most well frequented of the yacht is equipped with a beautifully varnished, solid teak table with folding sides,
comfortable sitting for 10 people, good night lighting and a top of the range sound system.
The helm is situated to provide excellent visibility and quick access to the deck if needed. All electronic
equipment and controls to/for hydraulics are available at the touch of a finger. An opening roof hatch above the
helm seat provides good cross-ventilation in hot weather as well as a good view to the sails. The cockpit roof
and forward dodger were designed as part of the yacht’s integral lines, constructed of aluminum, with framed
tempered glass dodger forward. The overall structure is immensely solid and will resist any weather onslaught.
Entry into boat interior is from the deck top lounge and cockpit area, just starboard side of the captain’s station.
To enter, descend stairs to the main salon completed in American Beech with teak and holly sole. All seating
areas, elevated from walkway, unlike most salons of yachts this size, afford views out of this interior main salon
to starboard and port sea or at anchor views above deck level. The overall effect upon entering the yacht is of
modern opulence, comfort and light. The table being elevated means that one can enjoy the full spectacle of the
views over the ocean or harbor during the day, which is one of the greatest improvements on boat building
designs of recent years. The windows are created to provide light and a feeling of space. They are designed in
a way as to maintain the overall strength and integrity of the yacht.
Directly starboard is the captain’s chart table, office center & electric panel, with a large, centrally located bar
fridge adjacent and forward of this office center that is flanked by two wide sofa type leather chairs.
From the main salon, stairs descend to the guest staterooms, beyond and above on the aft port salon wall, is a
33- inch Samsung flat screen TV, facing the full salon lounge areas. There is a state-of-the-arts Bose stereo
system + a separate stereo system enabling dual and concurrent use of TV & stereo music for both the upper
pilothouse lounge / main interior salon, as desired.
Forward of the main salon, is the galley and crew/pantry area. Starboard is the crew’s dinette & lounge area,
and a large pantry, with their own 32” flat screen Samsung TV above the descent through the main bulkhead
door entry to the engine room. To port is the galley, with stove, refrigerator, freezer, spacious cabinets and
counters. In keeping with the design demands of a fully crewed Superyacht, the galley was built to be the
domain of the hosting crew, capable of providing surface areas and appliances necessary to provide with the
needs of large dinner parties on board, safely and efficiently. This galley is nevertheless a lovely space for the
owner and family to enjoy at all time. It is bright, well set-up, easy to use, and as with the rest of the yacht
presenting in immaculate condition.
Walking forward from the galley through a watertight bulkhead, is the crew head & shower on the port side, with
the washer/dryer equipment directly across. Forward of these, through another bulkhead, is the upper & lower 4
berths crew cabin. The upper berths are oversized and the design keeping with the quality and comfort shown
throughout the boat. Should the boat be owned by a skipper/owner without the need for crew, this area would
be perfect for guests, as contrarily to other yachts, which crew accommodations are often far less comfortable,
and/or of a different design than the rest of the boat, Ke Ama II’s accommodations remain undifferentiated in
luxury and quality of fit out.
Going back aft to the main salon now, descending a few steps and passing through another watertight bulkhead
is another series of cabins, with to begin with a 3 berths guest cabin, opposite another guest cabin with a double
bed. Both cabins have their own ensuite head and showers and are fitted with their own air conditioning, quality
bedding, reading lights and storage lockers.
Aft of the guest accommodations, through another watertight bulkhead, you enter the spacious owner’s cabin.
As expected from a yacht of this standard, this bright and cheerful cabin was fitted out to the outmost luxury and
comfort. This very large and beautiful cabin occupies the whole width of the yacht. It is designed to be
comfortable in all weather conditions, and offers an incredible amount of usable space and privacy. This cabin
will accommodate the owners in luxury, with queen bed, lounge sofas, wardrobe closet with built-in safe,
temperature control, and a large ensuite with head and separate shower. This cabin is also equipped with a
surround-sound Bose stereo system, has its own large flat screen Samsung TV and audio-visual equipment.
-(2) sofa type leather chairs
-33” Samsung flat screen TV
-Bose stereo system
-230V AC bar refrigerator
-Pressure hot and cold water
-Induction stove top
-(1) 240V AC and hydraulic freezers
-(2)240V AC and hydraulic refrigerators
-Queen size berth
-Bose stereo system
-32” Samsung TV
-Wardrobe with built-in safe
Guest Stateroom 1:
-Double size berth
Guest Stateroom 2:
-(3) bunk cabin
-Cabin with 4 bunks
Navigation and Electronics
-(4) Portable Icom VHF’s
-B&G Hydropilot autopilot
-(2) Furuno Chart Plotter
-Barrett 980 SSB
-B&G wind speed indicator
-Bose stereo system
-(3) Samsung 32’ TVs
-(3) Toshiba CD / Video players
-Iridium Satellite phone with privacy handset
-Sailmail / email with GRIB download for weather
-(11) 12V deep cycle gel batteries
-(8) 185amp hour deep cycle house batteries
-(2)185amp deep cycle engine start
-(1)35amp hour 12V radio battery
-(4) Mastervolt battery chargers
-30KVA SeaWasp genset (New 2015)
Deck and Hull
-Fin and bulb keel
-Supreme 175lb anchor
-CQR 185lb anchor
-(2) Muir vertical hydraulic capstans
-4.7m alloy centre console dinghy w/Yamaha 40HP, 4 stroke
-Hydralign feathering Prop
-(4) watertight bulkheads
-230V AC Bauer Junior Dive compressor
Sails and Rigging
-Leisurefurl in boom hydraulic fully battened main sail (New 2012)
-Hydraulically operated genoa (2012)
-Furling hydraulic staysail
-(6) ARCO hydraulic winches
-(4) ARCO manual winches
-Alloy spar construction
-Stainless steel wire rigging
Engine and Mechanical Equipment
-(6) CruisAir 240V AC air conditioning, heat, reverse cycle
-230V AC emergency bilge pumping and fire fighting systems rebuilt 2015
-Engine driven hydraulic bilge pumping and fire fighting system rebuilt 2015
-Main engine hydraulic pump and 24V DC hydraulic pump
-DC bilge pumping systems
-230V AC 240 liters /h desalinator (new AC pump, Cat pump and new membranes)
-(2) 230V AC and internal generator water heated hot water heaters, 100L each (new 2015)
-New main engine heat exchanger and transmission cooler (2015)
-Back up hydraulic system for galley deep freeze, galley refrigerator ad galley vegetable refrigerator
-230V AC freezer in galley
-Deep freezer chest in lazarette, air cooled (new 2015)
-230V AC water cooled bar fridge in salon
George Decsy started his life at sea with a brief spell in the Merchant Marine, learned the ropes sailing the busy waters of the English Chanel.
He has extensive transatlantic experience as well as thousands of miles logged US coastal waters, Caribbean and the Bahamas.
Has owned and operated a yacht charter agency and has lived aboard his 55 Ft. ketch âOasisâ running a successful day-charter operation out of Formentera.
Currently holds an MCA 200T Unlimited and 100T USCG license as well as being an IYT instructor and examiner.
Licensed and bonded by the state of Florida as a Yacht Broker, whether you are a seller or looking for your next adventure he is ready to handle your transaction with a professional touch.