Kapowai is not for sale to US Residents while in US waters.
Kapowai is the Maori word for “firefly”, a fitting connotation for a vessel that has transited the Atlantic twice, and the Pacific Ocean to Australia once. She is another example of one of the longest collaborations between an Asian Yacht builder, and a US yacht design and development company, spanning over forty-five years.
Here Eastern crossing originated in Canada, and included stops in Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland islands, Orkney Island, and Scotland. Kapowai’s Pacific Crossing originated in San Diego, and included Honolulu, Christmas Island, Tahiti, Rarotonga, Fiji and New Zealand, and later on to Australia. During her Pacific crossing Kapowai carried various supplies, including Queen and full-size mattresses to Christmas Island.
Kapowai has been owned, for the past 7 years, by a retired Master Mariner, whose professional life included moving deep water oil rigs. As a result, he developed a deep appreciation for critical mechanical equipment and the its maintenance. He has also kept detailed maintenance logs for documentation and scheduling, and a spares inventory to ensure that the required maintenance can be done on schedule whether underway or in port.
*Note: Kapowai is currently in transit to the Pacific Northwest (June 2021)
For more information please contact Don Kohlmann:
Enter the salon from the cockpit through a double door fitted with dogs for secure sealing. To starboard is an upholstered settee with armrests, a coffee table and Ekornes recliner. To port is an L-shaped settee and dining table.
Forward and to port is the athwartship galley counter. The galley connects visually, and very nicely to the salon space. The galley is as fully equipped as any shore side domestic kitchen with a portion of the generous cold storage space onboard.
Just to starboard of the galley are steps leading up to the pilothouse. Outboard to starboard steps lead down to a landing from which the master stateroom is accessed forward, and the utility room and engine room are accessed down and inboard.
The master stateroom is full-beam with a king size bed and its own head ensuite. The master also has copious amounts of hanging locker and drawer storage space.
The two guest staterooms are port and starboard forward of the master and can be accessed through the master or from the pilothouse. The port guest stateroom has a queen bed and a generous amount of storage. It also is joined to its own head forward.
The starboard guest stateroom has two single beds and shares the forward head.
All three staterooms can be accessed from the landing at the base of the stairs down from the pilothouse.
On the lower deck, the utility room provides both, access to the utility room, with laundry facilities, and engine room. There is a crew quarters with over/under berths, outboard to port, and a crew/day head to starboard with a stall shower.
The engine room on Kapowai is every cruiser’s dream, with standing headroom for a good portion of its length fore and aft. Machinery access and tool storage are superb. It is a space by which most other cruising motor yachts will be compared. The Nordhavn fuel system combined with the keel cooled/dry exhaust system, history has proven, makes the single main engine configuration one of the most reliable available on any yacht, and has given owners the confidence to make trans-oceanic passages time-after-time.
Kapowai will have new hull paint, anti-fouling paint, keel cooler service, and stabilizer service performed during the month of June.
The interior is satin varnished teak throughout. Overhead panels are upholstered.
The salon makes maximum use of Kapowai’s beam while still allowing ample space for the starboard side deck.
To starboard is a built-in settee with arm rests forward and aft. The length of the settee still allows room for an Ekornes reclining chair forward. A teak coffee table serves that side of the salon. The settee is also a great place for TV viewing.
To port is an L-shaped settee with a large dinette table can seat 8-9 people at mealtime with the use of additional chairs.
Outboard of the settee is a Sony Bravia 48” TV on a lift. There is also a Bose entertainment system with five speakers around the perimeter overhead.
Just forward of the settee is a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator.
Large, but appropriately engineered, windows surround the salon interior providing good visibility from most anywhere. The windows have Roman shade-type covering installed in valances that surround the windows.
The cabin sole is covered with a utility type floor covering. The overheads are finished in fabric covered panels and two full-length handrails are installed as well.
Forward, the salon connects nicely to the galley creating a convivial atmosphere at mealtime.
The galley counter is topped with granite, and divides the galley from the salon, there are two installed swivel chairs well-suited to dining there.
The sole in the galley is teak-and-spruce planked.
The galley itself is equipped with the following appliances:
In addition to being the center of vessel operations, the pilothouse is also where the crew tends to gather. The Nordhavn 64’s pilothouse fulfills both of those activates beautifully.
Two comfortable Stidd helm chairs have a handy storage console between. The two chairs are great for teamwork between the on-watch crew.
There is a large settee with seating for 6-7 crew and dinette table to match. The sight lines from the settee afford great viewing for the crew seated there. Aft of the settee is a full-size watch berth surrounded by a privacy curtain. There are also bookshelves above the head of the berth to port.
The overhead panels were recently re-upholstered with dark fabric for nighttime electronics glare reduction. Multiple overhead handrails add to security underway.
For added convenience here is also a day head with Tecma toilet, sink and granite topped counter.
Port and starboard are Dutch doors opening to the pilothouse side decks. Each door has an interior cabinside handrail mounted next to it.
Bookshelves and workspaces complete the extraordinary pilothouse found on this size yacht. The cabin sole is teak and spruce.
Port and Starboard Wing and Aft Cockpit Control Stations
The Master Stateroom is full beam giving it a wide-open and airy feeling. There is abundant hanging and drawer storage.
The bed is king size with storage drawers below.
Electronics (listed above) provide convenient monitoring underway.
Port Guest Stateroom:
The port and starboard guest staterooms are separated by a hallway extending forward from the landing forward of the master and at the base of the forward stairs from the pilothouse.
The port stateroom features a queen size bed, locker, and drawer storage. It also connects to the forward head and the hallway. There are two opening ports, and light-colored hull ceilings, and swing out reading lamps.
The guest head is forward, using the space in section of the boat efficiently. It includes a nice size shower, Tecma head, tile floor, and granite topped vanity with mirrored locker doors.
Starboard Guest Stateroom:
The starboard guest stateroom has two single beds separated by a nightstand. There
are two opening ports, locker and drawer storage, light colored hull ceilings and reading lamps.
The engine room was designed from the outset to allow easy access to critical mechanical components for maintenance and inspection underway as well as storage for tools and spares.
The Nordhavn fuel system is one of the most reliable found on any yacht, and consists of four storage, one main engine supply tank and one wing engine supply tank.
Total capacity: 3230 US gals/12,209 L. in the following tanks:
Forward Port tank: 660 gals.
Forward Stbd. tank: 660 gals.
Port Engine room tank: 905 gals.
Main reservoir tank: 80 gals.
Wing supply reservoir tanks: 20 gals.
The main storage tanks are constructed of fiberglass laminated with vinylester resin. All tanks have inspection ports. The engine room tanks are fitted with man-sized inspection ports and have removable baffles. Should they become contaminated and require cleaning, the interiors could be accessed.
The primary function of the main reservoir (day) tank is to provide the fuel to the main engine and generators. The wing engine has its own isolated supply tank. The main supply tank has multiple functions beyond supplying the main engine including early detection of water accumulation in the system, and cumulative fuel consumption measurement.
Should water begin to accumulate in the fuel system, it would generally do so in the lowest point of the fuel system, which would be the sump in the bottom of the supply tank which is fitted with a Racor water sensor that would sound an alarm in the pilothouse. The water could then be drained from the bottom of the sump by a valve installed there.
There is a sight gauge on the supply tank that indicates the level in the tank. While the main engine can electronically and accurately indicate its fuel consumption rate, the fuel consumption rate of the main engine plus a generator, or generator alone could be measured over a period of time on the sight gauge.
The standard fuel system has filtering and polishing capability through the fuel transfer system. Whenever fuel is being transferred, it is being filtered. The process can be done by transferring from one tank to another or one tank back to itself. In addition, fuel can be pre-filtered to the supply tank in the event that a contaminated load of fuel has been taken onboard.
The lazarette is the location of battery banks, main battery switches, chargers, inverters, steering gear and air-conditioning system compressors, watermaker, and other mechanical and electrical equipment.
The primary electrical system onboard is 60hz (North American), although the battery chargers are Victron multi-frequency “Skylla” chargers, which can accept 50 or 60hz incoming power from 85 to 440 volts. In a 50hz environment, the batteries can be charged and then 60hz AC inverted power can be pulled from the batteries to operate most of the 120-volt loads in the interior. For higher amperage loads, including laundry dryer, watermaker operation and the like, generator power would be required.
The primary distribution panel is located outboard to starboard just forward of the salon. It includes both AC and DC functions, as well as generator control panels and power input select switches.
The Skylla chargers and Outback inverters
DECK AND EQUIPMENT
Many extra mooring lines for hurricane security