There is no better opportunity on a 65-foot yacht anywhere in the United States under $1,000,000.
All photos taken 9/23/16 without filters or effects.
3'7" Draft. Stabilized. Cruise at 24 mph with incredible efficiency.
New Electronics Suite at Upper and Lower Helms installed 7/16. 1,000 Hour Service performed 6/16 by Authorized CAT Service Dealer.
Props professionally tuned and balanced. All head and HVAC systems completely serviced 7/16. New exterior upholstery.
Vessel is managed and maintained by a full-time captain and diesel mechanic. With service records going back to 2011. This is a turn-key, zero excuses boat with too many upgrades and services performed to list them all here.
All receipts on hand and gladly provided to serious buyer.
Very recent Survey available for qualified buyers' inspection. Very recent Mechanical Survey and oil samples also available.
A yachtsman's yacht, and easily handled. The 75 year-old Owner will regularly take her out singlehanded!
Current owner has spent over $125,000++ in the past 6 months literally going through each and every system on the vessel and upgrading everything he could in preparation for extended cruising. Plans have changed, and now this vessel is offered in TRUE turn-key condition for the yacht buyer who doesn't want to waste 6 months of their lives updating a boat when they could be out using it!
Owner will absolutely consider a smaller vessel in trade.
To arrange a private showing, or to schedule a personalized video walk through of the vessel via FaceTime or Skype, please contact Owners' Agent Capt. Lee Scheele direct at 239.699.6434
We have an additional 100+ photos from our photo shoot available upon request.
* (2) 800HP Caterpillar 3406E Main Engines (1,000 Hr. Services performed 6/16) Mechanical Survey and oil samples from 5/16 available for review.
* 3 Station Electronic Engine Controls with Synchronizer
* (1) 27.5 KW Onan Generator Fully serviced 6/16
* ZF IRM 350A Marine Gears
* Westmar Bow thruster - Hydraulic
* Hydraulic windlass
* Westmar Stabilizers inspected and serviced 5/16
* (2) 10 amp 12 volt battery chargers (Mastervolt)
* (1) 10 amp 24 volt battery charger (Mastervolt)
* 3000 watt DC/AC Inverter (Mastervolt)
* 10 8D House Batteries (new 2014)
* Starting Batteries new 6/16
* 50 Amp Shore Power with Cord and automatic Glendenning Cable master -- NOTE: This entire vessel is designed to be powered via a SINGLE 50-amp connection, allowing for less expensive stays at Marinas, and no worries about powered systems management while dockside
* Chilled Water Air Conditioning/Heating (Cruise Air) Complete system was just serviced 6/16 and keeps the entire vessel cooled even at the peak of a South Florida summer!
* Watermaker (Offshore Marine) currently pickled as Owner doesn't use it
* NEW Wine Chiller in salon
* Electric built-in grill in cockpit
* Central Vacuum System
* 30 Gallon Water Heater (Vanguard)
* Washer and separate dryer in standalone laundry room
Broker Note: All of the following electronics were installed 5/16 by Langer Krell of Ft. Lauderdale, and includes custom dash panels to insure a clean, cut-free install at the helm. $60,000++ in receipts for all work performed.
Four (4) Newly installed Raymarine ES127 Hybrid 12" displays - two at each helm
NEW Raymarine 4kW HD Color Radar (72-Mile) 4' Open Array
Sirius Weather allows you to simply tap the display and see the weather for that spot, be it your destination 5 hours ahead, or the port you left behind!
2 NEW Transducers for depth/speed/sounding so you have redundancy when cruising shallow waters
2 NEW ICOM M506 VHF Radios w/ MMSI and AIS registered via the NEW Raymarina AIS650 Transceiver
HD Backup camera allows easy Med-style docking from any helm location
WIFI Amplifier/Booster -- this is a lifesaver when out on a T-Dock or in a marina with less than ideal WIFI broadcast!
Raymarine Ethernet Hub
Fusion MSUD750 Stero Receiver allows you to stream, play CDs, listen to Satellite Radio... the choice is yours.
NEW KVH Satellite HD Receiver
2 NEW HD Flatscreen TVs in the Master and VIP Staterooms
Furuno Autopilots at both helms are an earlier install, but operate perfectly. At time of NEW electronics installations, recommendation from Langer Krell was to keep the units as they are known to be "bulletproof".
The McKinna 65 Pilothouse is the winning result of the collaborative effort between designer J.C. Espinosa and naval architect Howard Apollonio. Rounded curves and flowing lines rise up from the bow and create a very powerful profile, emphasized by the deep pilothouse windows that give the design a sense of authority. The McKinna 65 is a masterpiece in styling and performance. From state-of-the-art construction to a fuel efficient hull configuration, from advanced onboard systems to an unmatched approach in interior design, the 65 sets a higher standard for midsize yachts. The exterior of the McKinna 65 is both stylish and functional. Wide side decks allow for safe access from the spacious aft deck to the sunning area on the foredeck. The flybridge features fully adjustable Stidd helm seats plus ample seating for guests. A bridge-mounted stainless steel hydraulic davit easily handles the RIB tender. The cockpit, featuring a wetbar and barbecue grill, has space for entertaining and dining. Interior accommodations take full advantage of the wide beam and extra space. Soft leather sofas and rich handcrafted woodwork surround a 42-inch plasma television that rises from a lift in the starboard cabinet. Forward is a gourmet galley, large dining area, and pilothouse with a double Stidd helm seat for more companionable cruising. Twin pillars wrapped in beautiful burl wood frame the master bed in the owner's suite. Adjacent is a walk-in closet and opposite is a large head accessed by double sliding doors. This head has a bathtub, and beautiful marble countertops with his and hers Avonite sinks. Each stateroom has its own private head.
As I prepared to pull into the slip in the McKinna 65 Pilothouse, the captain suggested we head belowdecks from the flying bridge. I was about to enter the salon when he said, "It'll be easier to see where you're going from the cockpit." To my delight, folding out of a molded transom console was a third control station. I faced aft and worked the shifters, easing into the slip.
This third station is one of many high-end items that come standard on the 65 Pilothouse. Another is the Wesmar RS-600 pitch and roll stabilizers (usually a $35,000 extra), part of a hydraulic system that includes a windlass and bow thruster-necessary because of the 65 Pilothouse's narrow 12' beam at the chines. Without these stabilizers, the boat's skinny waterline girth would make it vulnerable to beam seas and winds.
More standards include the 1,000-pound davit and stainless-steel 4"-diameter radar mast on the flying bridge, where there are also Stidd helm seats. The galley features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and in the heads, you'll find Headhunter commodes. There's even a 12' Rendova RIB tender with a 40-hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard in the transom garage.
Belowdecks, the triple-stateroom layout has a spacious feel. The shortest headroom is 6'4" in the aft master stateroom; there's 7'9" worth in the passageway. The master head has a full-size bathtub, and the other two heads have roomy walk-in showers.
Performing routine maintenance on the 65 Pilothouse should be easy. The lazarette is home to the 27kW Onan genset with its own sea strainer, air-conditioning system strainers, and batteries. Move forward into the engine compartment and you'll find the water/fuel separators on the aft bulkhead. All wiring is done with tinned copper insulated with an irradiated coating so in case of an accidental overload, the insulation resists burning.
In something as large and complex as a luxury yacht, fine points are everything. They are the overall picture. Fine points are what make a good luxury yacht more than the sum of its parts. That concept is the driving force behind every McKinna yacht — and the company’s new flagship, the 65 Pilothouse, is a striking example. Everywhere you look, there’s evidence of attention to detail. The McKinna 65 is made well, from the minute alignment of the cabinet joinery to the way it handles in rough seas. Everything onboard is done with a purpose — and that purpose is to surround you with luxury and elegance, as well as performance. The 65 Pilothouse, like other McKinnas, is a collaborative effort between naval architect Howard Apollonio and designer Juan Carlos Espinosa. The 65 has a shallow-draft planing hull that is slippery enough to require less horsepower and fuel to achieve cruising speed. The furnishings and amenities are tasteful and elegant, yet practical, and they have been designed to make your time on the water as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Beneath it all are systems that are incorporated for their minimal maintenance requirements and extended operating life. There are three deck levels on the 65 Pilothouse. Atop everything, the flybridge is ideally suited as a gathering place, whether under way or at rest. A full complement of instrumentation and controls is provided here and at the lower station. A pair of adjustable Stidd helm seats support the captain and first mate comfortably for the long haul. Behind them is a seating area for passengers that’s furnished with a wet bar. The aft overhang of the flybridge serves as a tender platform, as well as providing full shade for the cockpit area below. Elsewhere on the flybridge, the 6-foot-deep swim platform is large enough to store another tender or a PWC — that is, if you don’t want to use the â garageâ that opens to it and extends under the cockpit. The cockpit area is another place that can accommodate social gatherings. It is equipped with a barbecue grill, a sink and a refrigerator. You’ll also find a hideaway remote throttle in the transom, which you can use for tight docking maneuvers. â Clean lines, solid engineering and superior fit and finishâ make the McKinna 65 Pilothouse stand out from other boats of its size range, said Kelly Nutall, president of McKinna Yachts of Southern California Inc., McKinna’s exclusive West Coast dealer. â The McKinna 65 Pilothouse is prefect for West Coast cruising.â In Command Running the McKinna 65 Pilothouse from the upper station, you experience a commanding feeling. Sightlines are good from the helm, to watch all the action under way. The McKinna 65 tracks smoothly and handles responsively, thanks to a running surface that is narrow and sharp forward. The boat’s beam is 17 feet, 3 inches — but the running surface beam is only 13 feet, from chine to chine. There’s more volume aft, because the hull section rises, then widens to form a second set of chines — providing a larger lifting surface and greater overall stability. Still another set of chines knocks down spray when the boat is in motion, making for a dry and comfortable ride. The pair of 800 hp Caterpillar 3400E diesel inboards on our test boat got us up on plane and cruising at 20 knots with quiet efficiency. On open water, with nothing close at hand to provide perspective, it’s hard to imagine that you’re doing nearly 30 knots at wide-open throttle. I measured a remarkably quiet 70 dbA sound level at cruising speed on the flybridge — and that was largely due to wind and wake noise. The boat’s Wesmar bow thrusters, a standard feature, were especially helpful in close quarters maneuvering. What Does This Button Do? The fine points of the McKinna 65 are truly evident in the cabin — and they are everywhere you look. High-gloss anigre and burled woods are complemented with soft fabrics and leathers to create an elegant and inviting space in the main saloon. There’s settee seating along each side and an entertainment center forward. Stretch out and make yourself at home. Then, push a single button and a 42 inch plasma screen television rises slowly and gracefully from a cabinet hiding place to entertain you. (Talk about making an entrance …) Three steps up from the main saloon level is the pilothouse. The galley is located on this level, and it is open on three sides to the cabin. Although the galley is compact, it manages to provide a big double-basin sink and a full menu of standard-size appliances — including a refrigerator, a four-burner stove, a dishwasher, a convection/microwave oven and a trash compactor. Any chef will appreciate the ample granite countertop space. Seating for six is available opposite the galley, at a removable table. At the forward end of the pilothouse deck, the helm is surrounded by a vast expanse of glass for excellent visibility forward and to both sides. The instrument panels continue the burled wood dÃ©cor of the rest of the cabin. The lower helm electronics are a duplication of those included on the flybridge, including a Northstar 961 GPS chart plotter, Simrad 48 mile radar and a Caterpillar electronic engine data system — all furnished as standard equipment. The Piece de Resistance The lower deck of the 65 Pilothouse can be configured to offer either two or three staterooms, each with its own private head. The master stateroom is amidships and features a queen-size berth. It is positioned at an angle in one corner, so it truly has three-sided access. In this comfortable cabin, you’ll find a leather loveseat and a big, cedar-lined walk-in hanging locker. The piece de resistance of the master suite is the bath. I hesitate to call it a head because, in all fairness, it’s more than that. It takes up the entire port side of the master cabin and includes a nearly full-size tub in the shower enclosure, a pair of basins set in a granite countertop and a Headhunter high-pressure flush toilet. The whole area is enclosed behind a large pocket door. There’s one more fine point of note in the master suite. A second hanging locker is located on the aft bulkhead. Again, the superb anigre woodwork is used here, including the paneled wood door. Open it and you’ll see the same high-gloss finish inside, too — as well as on the interior access hatch to the engine compartment. It’s another example of McKinna style. What You Don’t See At this point, it’s worth noting some of the systems that are not readily evident, but are nonetheless critical to the quality of your onboard experience. The McKinna 65’s freshwater system starts with 280 gallon capacity stainless steel tankage. Water is piped through residential-grade copper plumbing, to avoid future plumbing problems or bad-tasting water. McKinna uses chilled-water air conditioning systems aboard, because of their reliability and minimal maintenance needs. There are six separate units on the 65. The only place you’re apt to hear the boat’s 21.5 kW Onan auxiliary generator running is if you’re standing right next to it, with the generator enclosure open. That enclosure, plus the use of Nidacore instead of traditional materials in the bulkheads, makes for a truly quiet interior. And one final fine point: You won’t have to find a place to store gasoline cans for your carry-on water toys. An optional built-in 25 gallon fuel tank, aft, can keep your tender and PWCs topped off. McKinna Yachts president Bob Million often says that his company builds boats with all the same quality of a 100-foot-plus mega-yacht, but in a smaller size range. Aside from the differences in amenities and materials, there’s a big difference in the actual man-hours that go into each McKinna 65, when compared to most production yachts of comparable size. If you’re looking for that elusive combination of top-of-the-line luxury and top-end performance in a larger motoryacht, the McKinna 65 Pilothouse will more than meet your expectations. In fact, it will dazzle you.
5828 Cape Harbour Drive #103
Cape Coral, FL 33914