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A stunning cruiser/racer designed by the celebrated Italian designer Luca Brenta, at 65’ KALAO, when built represented the latest concept in medium-light displacement yachts. Designed for high performance under sail without sacrificing interior space. The accommodation includes a large forward double berth owner's cabin, an immense open-plan saloon amidship, with the galley area in full view, and two aft guest cabins, each with twin berths. All the cabins have their own en-suite bathrooms. Accommodation for two crew members is located in the bow. Tender garage aft. KALAO thus offers both performance and comfort. This complicated balance being the result of careful research and final design by Luca Brenta and put to best use by the skilled construction team at Maxi Dolphin.

On deck, typically Mediterranean with its large cockpit “furnished” with long seats and a centre table, has been designed to be extremely liveable under the clear Mediterranean sky. Some shade is nevertheless provided by the foldaway bimini incorporated in the low-profile sleek deckhouse. The deck has been given a further touch of elegance and ‘warmth’ by the addition of areas of teak planking. The clean lines of the deck are accentuated by the careful positioning of all the sail and rig control winches immediately forward of the two steering wheels. This particular design recognises the concept of ‘easy sailing’ and helps separate the area dedicated to social activities from that actually used to work the yacht. In fact, thanks to the electric winches and hydraulic rams used to adjust the sails, the yacht can be comfortably handled by just two people.

LOA: 20.0m
Beam: 5.27m
Draft: 3.60m
Displacement: 19 tonnes
Year: 2003
Builder: Maxi Dolphin, Italy
Designer: Luca BRENTA
Flag: French
Lying: South of France
Price: SOLD


  • Spars: Carbon mast with swept back spreaders, boom and retracting bowsprit
  • Standing rigging: CARIBONI rod + Kevlar
  • Furlers: CARIBONI hydraulic
  • QUANTUM cruising mainsail, genoa & code 0 from 2014
  • NORTH SAILS (2005) 2 x racing genoa (light + heavy)
  • NORTH SAILS (2005) mainsail
  • QUANTUM genoa (light medium)
  • DELTA (2008) light medium asymmetric spinnaker
  • NORTH SAILS small asymmetric SPI
  • Storm jib in a storm bag – to fit on top of the furled genoa


  • Winches: 4 HARKEN - 2 hydraulic + 2 electric
  • CARIBONI hydraulics for 2 winches, furler, backstay, boom vang, mainsail & cunningham
  • Magic Trim jib sheet and main sheet
  • Anchor Windlass: Simpson Lawrence
  • Rotating anchor arm


  • Owners double cabin forward with en-suite bathroom
  • Generous Saloon amidship
  • Galley Amidships
  • 2 x Twin Guest cabins aft each with en-suite bathroom
  • 1 x Crew cabin in forepeak with two berths
  • 1 x Large lazarette (Tender garage) aft


  • Speed: B & G
  • Depth: B & G
  • Autopilot: B & G
  • VHF radio: RAYMARINE
  • Chart plotter: RAYMARINE
  • Radar: RAYMARINE RL70C


  • Engine: YANMAR 125 HP which gives 8-9 knots @ 2500 rpm
  • Generator: FISCHER PANDA
  • Batteries: 12 + 24 V
  • Bow thruster: MAX POWER
  • Fuel: litres
  • Water: 600 litres


  • Calorifier
  • Water maker: TECHNICOMAR 100 L/H
  • Refrigerator: 24 V
  • Deep freezer: 24 V
  • Air-conditioning: CLIMMA reversible
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Fresh water toilets


  • 8 x person life raft


  • 3.20 m inflatable tender + 15 HP outboard engine
  • 4.30 m aluminium RIB tender + 25 HP outboard engine (2014)


  • 2015:
    Complete main engine service (new gear box, propeller serviced, turbo, etc.)
  • 2014:
    Mast and keel put down and remounted after checking
    Most pumps new from 2014
    New cruising sails in 2014: mainsail, genoa and code O
    New washing machine and dishwasher in 2014
    Decks re-painted in 2012
    Internal paintwork in the bow, coachroof and transom in 2009
    New hydraulic ram for opening the transom in 2009
    New gooseneck and vang for the boom in 2009
    New companion way cover in 2008
    New boom sun awning
  • Inventory to be confirmed and subject to contract


Inventory and description to be confirmed, subject to contract.

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