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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. 

Principal details:
LOA:  22.38m
LWL:  16.72m
Beam:  4.55m
Draft:  3.33m
Displacement:  45450kg
Material:  Aluminium 
Builder:  Yacht Dynamics
Designer:  Sparkman and Stephens design #1713
Launched:  1964
Accommodation:  3 en-suite cabins
Sleeps:  12 (9 single berths)
Races:  18 crew on 2 watches
Engine:  Cummins 6B 220hp 
Diesel:  1200 litres
Water:  1400 litres

Asking Price:  €650,000 ex Vat


  • Mainmast: Whale Spars, aluminium, 2 spreaders, new 2018, standing rigging, new 2022.
  • Reckmann manual furler, new foils 2023
  • Staysail furler: Karver with halyard swivel lock and below deck hydraulic ram.
  • Mizzen mast: reconditioned 2020 (by Whale Spars) new spreaders and rigging.
  • Mainsail: Hood, fully battened, 2 reefs, 2022
  • Storm trisail, North, orange, separate track 2017
  • All headsails furling:
  • #1 Genoa: Norths 3di, 2019
  • #2/Yankee, Hood, 2021
  • #3 Jib, Hood 2022
  • #3 Jib, Norths 2017
  • Furling Drifter 2017
  • Genoa staysail: North, furling, vertical battens, 2020
  • Genoa staysail: North, furling, 2017
  • Storm staysail: North, orange, furling 2017
  • Mizzen: Hood, fully battened, new 2023
  • Mizzen staysail: North, furling, 2017
  • Spinnakers all white except where indicated:
  • A1, Quantum, 2017
  • A4, North, 2022
  • A5, North 2017
  • S2, North 2017
  • S4, North 2017
  • S2, North 2017 (blue)
  • Cruising MPS in sock, very good condition (Blue/white/red)


  • Winches:
  • 5 x Barient self-tailing 36
  • 3 x Barient 30
  • 2 x Barient 732 self-tailing primary winches driven by 2 x pedestals
  • 2 x Antal 35 self-tailing halyard
  • 1 x Antal self-tailing electric mast utility
  • 1 x Lewmar 52 self-tailing topping lift
  • 2 x Lewmar 25 self-tailing traveller
  • 2 x Barient 25 cockpit
  • 2 x Lewmar self-tailing mizzen halyard
  • 1 x Barient 24 mizzen halyard
  • 1 x Lewmar 20 self-tailing mizzen runner
  • Spinlock halyard jammer (on mast); Karver halyard jammer (on mast)
  • 2 x Spinlock reef jammer (in boom)
  • 1 x Spinlock mobile jammer
  • Hydraulic vang, backstay and inner forestay run from cockpit switch and pump
  • Carbon spinnaker pole (9m, new 2017)
  • Jockey pole (Aluminium)
  • Jib-pole (Aluminium)  
  • Extensive set of running rigging, spare halyards, blocks, snatch blocks, winch handles, jammers, and other sail management gear.


  • Forward Port cabin: double lower berth, single upper, fans, reading lights, ensuite heads with shower, sink, safe, cd player and ceiling speakers.
  • Forward Starboard cabin: large lower, single upper berth, fans, reading lights, ensuite heads with shower, sink, passageway leading to forepeak sail storage and front hatch.
  • Main saloon, pilot berth port and starboard, settee berths port and starboard, large 2-leaf fold out table, fans, central hatch, stereo speakers for central music system. 
  • Lower navigation and communications systems management station: large bench, full size chart table, book shelves.
  • Galley: twin bowl sink, 4 burner stove and full size oven, day fridge, 2nd fridge, large freezer. Island bench incorporating gimballed serving table, fan, wine storage.
  • Head: shower, sink, toilet.
  • Skippers cabin aft starboard: large berth with lee cloths, hanging storage.
  • Doghouse: Upper navigation station, benches to port and starboard (starboard bench equipped with lee cloths for use as temporary sea berth), wet gear hanging area, spares and grab bag cupboards.
  • Aft tool room/workshop: tool storage, steering quadrants, shore power management (trip switches, isolation transformer). Solar panel management.


  • All electronics, instruments and communications hardware replaced in 2017.
  • Victron 120amp inverter/charger
  • 4 x 200amp Lithium house batteries with individual isolation and battery management (new 2023, see separate report), 
  • 3 x 150kw solar panels each with Victron MPPT smart controller (new 2020)
  • 2 x Victron ac/dc chargers from main engine alternator to house batteries (2023)
  • 240v isolation transformer
  • Sailor Fleet One Inmarsat C
  • ICOM IC M801E SSB HF radio DSC enabled, spare whip aerial
  • ICOM IC M411 VHF, DSC, US and International band capable
  • 2 x ICOM handheld DSC VHF
  • 4G mobile network router, twin aerial
  • B&G Hydra 5000 cpu
  • Zeus 3 12” (doghouse) New August 2023, with 12 month warranty
  • Zeus 3 9” (steering station)
  • Extensive electronic chart portfolio for Zeus units
  • Triton displays and auto pilot
  • HY-PRO hydraulic autopilot drive unit
  • NAIS transponder
  • Precision 9 compass 
  • Broadband 4G Radar
  • 3 x constellation magnetic compasses
  • Fusion stereo system with cockpit speakers, main saloon speakers


  • Cummins 6B 220hp main engine, 2000 hours, new 2017
  • 4 blade feathering Maxprop Easy (new 2017), 2 piece drive shaft, hydraulic gearbox (2017)
  • Whisper Gen 6kVa diesel generator
  • Spectra watermaker (2017))
  • 1400l fresh water in 3 tanks
  • 1200l diesel in 4 tanks: 3 x keel tanks and 1 x 100l day tank in doghouse
  • Dual electric pump Fuel management system to pump and filter diesel from keel tanks into day tank.
  • 2 x high capacity Jabsco Utility puppy 3000 bilge pumps, 1 x automatic with level sensor, 1 x manual
  • 2 x whale 500l p/h bilge pumps for forward compartments
  • 2 x manual bilge pumps, one operated from on deck with multiple intakes controlled by manifold taps


  • 2 fridges each with isotherm Refrigeration unit.
  • 1 freezer with 3 isotherm units. 
  • Gimballed propane cooker, 4 burner hob with large oven, gas sensors with alarms and shut-off.
  • Blackwater tank with out to sea macerator and deck fitting for vacuum evacuation.
  • Grey water tank with macerator
  • Hot water tank heated via main engine or 240v immersion heater.
  • Pressurised domestic water system, hot and cold to all heads and galley plus freshwater deckwash. 
  • Nespresso coffee machine.


  • Ocean Safety ISO 10 man (new 2017) and 6 man (new 2020) life rafts
  • 3 x GME accusat EPIRBs
  • 2 x grab-bags 
  • 2 x USCG approved Throw lines
  • 10 x Kru Sport Pro ISO navy, auto inflate with harness, bladder lights and hood (2017)
  • 10 x AIS MOB transponders (in lifejackets)
  • 7 x Personal Locator Beacons (EPIRBs)
  • Flares (parachute, smoke, handheld)
  • Lifesling 
  • 2 x telescopic Dan buoys with horseshoe buoys and strobe lights
  • Emergency boarding ladder/crew recovery sling
  • 2 x First aid kits: Day kit, cat 0 kit
  • AED HeartSign Samaritan
  • 3 x rechargeable spotlights
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • 2 x gas sensors with alarms
  • Bilge level alarms (engine compartment, bilge sump)
  • 1 x Rocna 55kg all weather anchor
  • 1 x Mantus M1 80 kg storm anchor (packs flat)
  • 1 x Delta 30kg day anchor
  • 100m 3/8 chain
  • 50m 22mm doublebraid anchor warp
  • Chain hook
  • Sea drogue 
  • Foghorn
  • Radar reflector


  • 2.5m inflatable dinghy
  • 6hp Mercury 4 stroke
  • Bimini
  • Full length awnings (3 pieces)
  • Swim ladder
  • 8 fenders
  • Miscellaneous mooring lines
  • Extensive tools and spares


  • Major refit 2016/2017 after purchase to include new engine and gearbox, all electronics & comms, autopilot, refrigeration system, hot and cold freshwater system, all bilge pumps, all standing and running rigging  and full suite of North sails. Replaced the headsail furling gear, installed hydraulic backstay vang and inner forestay, installed inner forestay furler, upgraded the primary winches, replaced engine and generator batteries, replaced the forward hatch, upgraded the main anchors, replaced all safety equipment including life rafts and life jackets, EPIRBS, fire extinguishers and jackstays.
  • 2018 New Whale Spars 2 spreader mast and boom, aluminium 
  • 2020 New rudder (Hugh Welbourn design), rudder shaft (120mm 2205 stainless steel) and Jefa bearings 
  • 2022 New Standing and running rigging,  with some new sails, refurbished the mizzen mast, 
  • 2022 Topsides repaint with Awlgrip 2000
  • 2023 New Reckmann manual furler, new foils, antifouling repaint, spray application of International Micron (black Propspeed 2023. Replaced house batteries (Jan 2023) and upgraded the battery charging systems, added a 3 panel solar charging system.


  • In her current ownership Kialoa II has competed in 5 Sydney Hobart Races, the Fastnet Race and the Transpac Race
  • 2023 Rolex 50 th  Fastnet Race, entered
  • 2019 The 50 th  Transpac Race, Los Angeles to Honolulu
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 (the 75th race), 2021, 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Races
  • 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race
  • 1972 Trans-Tasman 1 st
  • 1971 Sydney Hobart – 1 st
  • 1969 Fastnet Race – 2 nd
  • 1969 Transatlantic - Newport to Cork 1 st
  • 1965 Transpac Race (Los Angeles – Honolulu) – 1 st

Inventory and description to be confirmed, subject to contract.

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