Superyacht-brokerage offerings, especially in the 197-foot-plus (60-meter-plus) realm, are fewer than this time a year ago. However, the Feadship yacht Kahalani is a notable new addition. The 180-footer (55-meter), a 2010 delivery, is available for sale for the very first time. If you’ve been seeking your next great cruising adventure, here are five reasons to consider Kahalani.
When the owners approached Feadship nearly 20 years ago to build this yacht, it was actually the second time the family became customers. In fact, they had acquired the 141-foot (43-meter) Sea Sedan, a 1993 delivery, as a brokerage buy. Even with that experience, though, when they decided to build new, they spent a good deal of time researching options. At the launch ceremony, the patriarch shared, “Feadship is a dream factory, producing work of an unbelievably high quality for some of the most demanding clients in the world.”
Single Ownership, Single Use
Once the family took delivery, they never let go. Indeed, Kahalani has only seen private use, never charter, in all of this time. The family’s representatives at Camper & Nicholsons, who also were closely involved in the development and construction, add that the “loving owners” have maintained the yacht “regardless of cost.”
Single Captain and Crew Team
Camper & Nicholsons characterizes the captain and crew similarly, further indicating maintenance took place without budget or compromise. Additionally, the captain and purser are a husband-and-wife team who have been aboard since the yacht Kahalani was in build. The same is true of the chief engineer.
Light Cruising Usage
Naturally you might assume a superyacht with 13 years on the water has put some good miles under her hull. Yet, she has just a little more than 4,000 hours on her engines. Just light usage has occurred, entirely in the Med, too, since day one.
Entirely Tailored Remi Tessier Design
While custom superyachts are custom constructed to custom designs, it’s not unusual for clients to outfit them with antiques or other pre-existing furnishings. Not the owners of Kahalani, though. Everything, from alfresco furnishings to interior décor, sprang from the drawing boards of Remi Tessier’s studio. Pieces are exceptionally detailed, and great thought went into lighting design to highlight art. Seating areas needed to convert seamlessly for big groups or just two or three guests, both inside and outside. Macassar ebony with sycamore inlays surround the owners’ party on each deck. Furthermore, despite six staterooms being aboard, just 11 guests have had beds, and one of the staterooms was originally a children’s cabin.
Loosely translated from Hawaiian, “kaha lani” means “heavenly place.” Also during the launch ceremony, the patriarch shared, “I made the right decision” in building with Feadship. “Thank you for translating my dream into reality.” The time has come for someone else’s dream to carry the torch.
The asking price is available upon application.
Camper & Nicholsons camperandnicholsons.com
More About the Yacht Kahalani
LOA: 180’6” (55.05 meters)
Beam: 33’8” (10.8 meters)
Draft: 11’4” (3.47 meters)
Guests: 11 in 6 staterooms
Engines: 2/1,500-hp Caterpillars
Range: 5,600 nautical miles at 11 knots
Stylist: De Voogt Naval Architects
Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior Designer: Remi Tessier Design