Custom 60 Foot Steel Cutter Rigged Ketch

AU $650,000 Finance
54' 0" - 16.46m
Vessel Location
Airlie Beach - Whitsunday QLD Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material
Steel Hard Chines Steel Plate, Steel Structure

BUSINESS FOR SALE - Kiana currently operates from Coral Sea Marina Resort in Airlie Beach, the commercial and tourist gateway to the Whitsunday Islands.

This successful and profitable business has successfully operated for 16 years and today provides two 3-day/2-night cruises for up to 14 guests at a time around the Whitsunday Islands and the outer Great Barrier Reef where it has its own mooring facility.

The business is fully crewed with Skippers, Dive Instructors and Deckhands/cooks). The current owners do not perform any crewing duties and assist in the turnaround and stocking activities of the vessel. Marketing, Manifesting, reservation and Billing are all taken care of by Whitsundays Sailing Adventures of which Kiana Sail and Dive are a founding member.

All Permits required to operate the business are included in the sale, and Kiana Sail and Dive has Advance ECO Tourism accreditation and Climate Change Innovator accreditation from ECO Tourism Australia.

The business in profitable with further scope to drive profits should the new owner decided to perform some of the crewing services themselves on one of the trips each week.

Kiana Sail and Dive is a founding member of Whitsundays Sailing Adventures (see Whitsundays Sailing Adventures. Com), a cooperative of charter boat owners that provides marketing, reservation and billing services to its members.

The new owner of Kiana Sail and Dive would be eligible to membership of Whitsunday Sailing Adventures and a have seat on the board as a Director.

This business is being sold as a going concern.

The vendor will as part of the sale process provide the purchaser with training in the operation of the business and a period of handover assistance. The period of this handover training will be negotiated and agreed to as part of the sale process.

The business is currently fully crewed for all sea duties with the owners not performing any sea time themselves. The owners assist and manage the turnaround and stocking activities of the vessel.

As part of the sale the following permits are included:

1. A 365-day Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Tourist Program Permit for 24 passengers for one 35 metre vessel and one ancillary vessel being a tender.

2. A Great Barrier Reef Marine Program Park Mooring Permission for one commercial mooring to be sunk and operated at Bait Reef on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

3. A Commercial Activities Permit to allow Kiana's guests to visit various sites within the Whitsunday Islands National Park including the Hill Inlet look-out on Whitsunday Island which delivers those amazing photo opportunities for Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach.

Included in the sale is a mooring permit (noted above). This can be sunk and can be used as a private mooring authorised to be only used by Kiana.

Kiana Sail and Dive currently holds a Queensland Liquor Licence and subsequently has a bar on board the vessel and is classified as a Licenced Premise. The licence is part of the sale, subject to the new applicant gaining the approval from the relevant government authorities, and ensuring all relevant staff have the certificates required to sell and serve alcohol in a commercial licenced premise.

AU $650,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
Launch Year
54' 0" - 16.46m
4.47 metres.
2.90 metres.
Approximately 40,000kgs.
Vessel Location
Airlie Beach - Whitsunday Qld
The design is based on a John Pugh 54 which was extended to by a naval architect.
Hull Material
Steel Hard Chines Steel Plate, Steel Structure
Decks Material
Steel Deck and Super Structure. The topsides were repainted in 2018.
No: of engines: One. Engine make / model: Isuzu 6BG1. Engine build year: 2011 new, installed as new. Engine servicing: Serviced July 2019 and is performed every 250 hours Engine horsepower: 149hp. Diesel / Petrol: Diesel. Cooling: Keel cooled closed system. Drive type: Shaft drive. Propellers: Four bladed propeller.
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Approximately 10,000 hours as of July 2019
Fuel Consumption
Approximately 4-5 litres per hour
Cruise Speed
Approximately 6-7 knots under engine.
Shaft drive.
Two generators: One x Isuzu 35kva generator. One x WhisperPower Piccolo5 4.4kva which was new in July 2019.
2,000 litres.
NIAD 4.0 metre custom built dive RIB with cover.
25hp Evinrude E-Tec outboard motor (new in 2017).
Bimini: Bimini over aft deck in good condition.
Helm Position: Fully enclosed driving station with two couches and 360 degree visibility.
Canopies / Covers: Fully covered aft deck with table and ample seating.
Single berths: Two x forward cabins with a total of four singles (2x2). One x single in Port cabin. Two x single bunks in aft cabin.
Double berths: One x double in Port cabin. Two x double bunks in aft
Total berths: 15.
No: of cabins: Four.
One x hot / cold internal showers.
Two x electric toilets connected to holding tank.
Radio, CD, Speakers.
The vessel is fully air conditioned.
Stove details: Chef 240volt 4 burner cooktop.
Oven: As per Convection oven details.
Microwave oven: As per Convection oven details.
Convection oven: SMEG 240volt Convection / Microwave oven.
Fridge: One x day fridge. 24volt unit.
One x drinks fridge. 24volt unit.
One x vegetable fridge which keeps cool from the wall of another fridge.
Freezer: One x deep freeze. 24volt unit.
Sink: Double bowl stainless steel sink.
Hot and cold water: Hot and cold water.
Water delivery type: Pressure water.
Saloon details: Timber table with seating to Port and Starboard.
Saloon Fabric: Soft material in good condition
Fridge: One x day fridge. 24volt unit.
One x drinks fridge. 24volt unit.
One x vegetable fridge which keeps cool from the wall of another fridge.
Freezer: One x deep freeze. 24volt unit.
Chef 240volt 4 burner cooktop.
3,000 litres.
Hot Water
Hot water service: 415volt + hot water tank
Ground Tackle
Windlass: 240volt Hydraulic vertical windlass with Gypsy and warping drum.
Anchors: 80lb Manson (new in 2018), plus 80lb Plough.
Chain: 100 metres x 12mm, plus 80 metres of chain.
Safety Gear
Life jackets: Coastal type for full complement of crew and passengers.
Life rings: Two x rigid life rings, one with floating light.
Life raft: RFD Seasava MkIV 25 person inflatable life raft with Hydrostatic release due 9/2020.
Raft compliant Y/N: Service due 11th October 2019.
EPIRB: Safety Alert EPIRB.
Defibrillator: One x Defibrillator unit installed.
Oxygen: One x Oxygen system installed.
First aid kit: First Aid kit as per 1C requirements.
Flares: Complete as per survey requirements.
V-sheet: Yes.
Flashlights: Yes.
Lifelines: Five lines around the vessel, 3 x stainless steel rod, plus 2 x stainless steel wire.
Bilge pumps: Two x engine driven Jabsco pumps via manifold with high water alarm.
Engine pumps: Engine driven fire pump.
Fire Blankets: One x Fire Blanket.
Manual extinguishers: Four x 2.0kg DCP extinguishers. Two x 4.5kg DCP extinguishers.
Auto fire extinguish: Seafire fixed fire system in engine room.
Bilge Pumps
As per survey requirements.
Life Raft
RFD Seasava MkIV 25 person inflatable life raft with Hydrostatic release due 9/2020.
Safety Alert EPIRB.
Life Jackets
Coastal type for full complement of crew and passengers.
Complete as per survey requirements.
Fire Protection
See above.
Electrical type: 12/24 volt DC and 240/415 AC systems.
Generators: Two generators: One x Isuzu 35kva generator. One x WhisperPower Piccolo5 4.4kva which was new in July 2019.
Inverter: 600watt Inverter.
Shore power: One x 240volt 15amp circuit
Battery house: Four x Fullriver 120ah AGB house batteries.
Start batteries: Engine and generator cranking batteries.
Battery charger: Projecta Procharge 40ah
Lighting system: 24volt and 24volt throughout the vessel.
Hot water service: 415volt + hot water tank
Electronics / Navigation
Depth: Raymarine C90W Plotter.
Sonar: Not applicable.
Autopilot: TMQ AP4 Autopilot.
Radar: Raymarine Digital Rader.
GPS / Plotter: Raymarine C90W Plotter.
Wind: Raymarine ST60+ Wind display.
Compass: Daiko T-150SL.
Barometer: One.
Marine radios: Uniden UM455 VHF. Codan 8528S HF with Codan 8560 electronic tuner.
Satellite Phone: One x satellite phone
AIS: Not applicable.
Lighting: Port and starboard navigation lights in Pulpit. Anchor light on masthead. Stern light.
Deck Gear
Mast info: Cutter rigged masthead Ketch. Keel stepped main mast and Mizzen. Aluminium extrusion Booms.
Spar info: Two Spreaders main and single Spreader of Mizzen.
Mainsail info: Boom Roller furling Mainsail in very good condition (new 2018).
Mizzen sail info: Mizzen in fair condition.
Headsail info: One x Jib on Furler with UV strip in good condition.
Spinnaker info: Not applicable.
Staysail info: One x Staysail on Furler with UV strip in fair condition.
Storm / Try-sail info: Not applicable.
Furler info: Reefurl Furler fitted to forestay, and Furlex Furler fitted to forestay.
Standing rigging info: Stainless steel. Current rigging certificate in place.
Run rigging info: Good condition.
Rigging replace Y/N: Standing rigging replaced in 2018.
Winch, Manual info: 2 x Arco 30 Halyard winches on main mast.
1 x Arco 30 on Mizzen mast.
1 x Arco 30 on Coach roof.
2 x Arco 30 in cockpit.
No: of winch handles: Various.
Survey Details
Class 1B - to a maximum of 15 persons.
Class 1C - to a maximum of 18 persons.
Class 1D - to a maximum of 43 persons.

The last condition report and valuation was performed by a surveyor in March 2019

The last condition report and valuation survey was performed on 14th March 2019 with the surveyor noting a vessel's value of $540,000.00 Australian Dollars.

Here is an extract from the surveyor's comments "The vessel is considered structurally sound and constructed to a good boatbuilding standard. Internal condition of the hull and structure is good. The condition of the vessel is considered to be good overall and appeared to have been well maintained and upgraded with quality equipment as required".

A copy of the report is available upon request to qualified buyers.

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