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Custom Kato 68 Foot Yachtfisher

Apartment Size Living!
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  207310
  • Length  ·  68'0"
  • Year  ·  1981
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 512hp, Caterpillar 3412 Turbo charged (1981)
  • Lying  ·  Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Boatshed Seattle
Boatshed Seattle
Gary Buck
The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Bertram and Kato Design Team
Builder Kato Boatworks
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 2,650.0 USG Total - 6 Tanks
Water capacity 480.0 USG Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 135.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 31/03/2010

Mechanical

Engine 2 x diesel 512hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3412 Turbo charged (1981)
Engine Hours Engine1: 4800 Appro engine2: 4800 Appro
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 8.5 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 15 knots
Generator output 30KVA
Engine spares
Water-maker

Additional equipment includes Micro Commander electronic engine controls at both helms, trolling valves on main engines, Magnum Inverter Charger 4500, Wesmar Control Stabilizers with Sea Brace Fins, Wesmar 3-phase 15HP, 12" Bow Thruster.

Dimensions

Length 68'0"
Beam 17'6"
Draft Max 5'6"
Airdraft 28'0"
Displacement 110,018.9lbs
Headroom 6'2"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 20 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator 2 generators 1-12.5 KW and 1-30 KW Batteries also charged from inverter

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Over all length is a little over 70 feet however, it is titled as a 68 foot vessel. Custom built as a "one off" from the design plans for a 58 foot Bertram this vessel has aluminum decks and windows. Built by Kato Boat Company of Yokosuka City, Japan who also appears to have built quite a number of Sparkman & Stephens designed sail boats. It was imported to the US during the America’s Cup in 1995 duty paid with intent to sell. After its use as a spectator vessel for the America's Cup the current owner purchased it. Moored then in San Diego he took it to Mexico to have conversions done to the lifelines, boarding platform and painting done. Returning to the Bay Area the boat was then brought to the Northwest where it has remained since. The seller reports it has made “dozens” of trips to Alaska. A 2010 Insurance survey estimated the fair market value of the vessel considerably higher than the current asking price. This boat's systems appear as almost "ship like" in that they are clearly industrial both on the electrical side and plumbing as well.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 3
Air conditioning 7 Air conditioning Units rated at 110 BTU/h
Heads 3 heads (Manual)

Side boarding platforms both port and starboard access the aft deck above the cockpit. Entering the companionway starboard of center you come into an entry to the galley with a stairwell to starboard down to an aft double berth cabin with ensuite head. This master cabin also has a 26" flatscreen TV with DVD/VHS. Just forward of the entry a booth-style table to starboard is directly across from a full galley. Forward of that is a large salon with bar to port. In the salon is a 40" flatscreen TV with surround sound. Centerline and directly forward are the steps down to the forward cabins. Two cabins below and forward, both with ensuite heads plus a utility / workroom allow ample space for many guests. On the flybridge deck a very large enclosed flybridge lanai is currently used as a "craft room" with access to the enclosed large bridge forward of that. Double berths are actually queen size. Heat aboard is supplied by Kubola Hydronic Heater which also heats the hot water aboard.

4 burner electric Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Fridge
Freezer
Carpet
Drapes
Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Raw water wash
Non-Smokers
Ice Maker
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing Machine
Dryer

Side boarding platforms both port and starboard access the aft deck above the cockpit. Entering the companionway starboard of center you come into an entry to the galley with a stairwell to starboard down to an aft double berth cabin with ensuite head. This master cabin also has a 26" flatscreen TV with DVD/VHS. Just forward of the entry a booth-style table to starboard is directly across from a full galley. Forward of that is a large salon with bar to port. In the salon is a 40" flatscreen TV with surround sound. Centerline and directly forward are the steps down to the forward cabins. Two cabins below and forward, both with ensuite heads plus a utility / workroom allow ample space for many guests. On the flybridge deck a very large enclosed flybridge lanai is currently used as a "craft room" with access to the enclosed large bridge forward of that. Double berths are actually queen size. Heat aboard is supplied by Kubola Hydronic Heater which also heats the hot water aboard.

4 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Davits
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder

Electric Ideal windlass
3 anchors
(Danforth Style)
400'0" of chain
Novurani dinghy (1996)
(RIB)
50hp outboard, Yamaha (2005)
3 modified Danforth-style anchors, one of which is stainless, are mounted with 3/8" chain. Lofrans chain flaking system, The stern has two large electric mooring winches mounted on the side cap rails. Foredeck dinghy davit is 1500# Steelhead. Hours on dinghy motor are about 150.

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Wind
Radar
VHF
GPS
Chart plotter
Autopilot
Navigation lights
TV
Video
Computer
Fish Finder
Depth sounder

VHF Radio (3) iComm M-502, Standard Horizon Hand Held, West Marine MC795, GPS Raystar Model 108 and Magellan Nav 5000 DX, Auto Pilot Robertson AP300X w/remote, Depth sounder Raytheon #V850, Standard Horizon Loud Hailer LH5, Echo Tech forward facing sonar scanner, Furuno Radar #FCR 904, Rudder Angle indicator, HP Pavillion 6835 w/view sonic LCD monitor with Nobletec Navigation software. 22" Vizio flat screen TV with back up Nobletec software. Oregon Scientific weather station. Globalstar Qualcomm satellite phone. 24" TRAC Vision KVH Antenna for DTV

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Searchlight
Horn
EPIRB 406MHz

8 bilge pumps (0 manual / 8 electric)

All bilge pumps are 24 volt

Broker's Comments

A great value by any measure or comparison, Sea-Going Capability per dollar, Tonnage per dollar, Living Space per dollar, Power per dollar, Feet in Length per dollar, Systems per dollar, the list can go on. Manufactured by the Kato Boatworks Yard in Japan this vessel was constructed from plans that were derived from the popular Bertram 58 design. It is a FRP hull with the decks and portions of the house made from aluminum. She's been used as a comfortable live-aboard and has a huge amount of space (over 800 square feet!). This vessel has traveled to Mexico and is a multiple time Alaskan veteran. With the deep "V" hull and stabilizers it makes her a suitable ocean traveling vessel. Her Command Bridge feels like a ship with great visibility and lots of seating. This vessel also boasts a hard cover enclosed bridge deck. It is well equipped for extended cruises and features systems for pot pulling and fishing (with deck mounted freezers). The aft deck and cockpit are large areas for fishing or entertaining. Built very robustly this vessel compares favorably to either a Bertram or Hatteras Convertible, a Californian CPMY or even an Egg Harbor Yachtfisher.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Custom Kato 68 Foot Yachtfisher has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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