CARIBANA is a unique collaboration between classic yacht designers McCurdy & Rhodes and world-class American builder Palmer Johnson. She was purpose-built and remains a sea kindly and capable yacht strong enough to take you wherever you want, with generous accommodations for up to seven guests and two crew -- in four cabins -- and a convertible den/library.
To quote from one of her many write-ups, “Caribana is a charming, warm, and very elegant yacht with a luxurious, old-fashioned interior. Furnished with the grace and style of a turn-of-the-century English club……. “ And from another: “Her voyages, many of which were document by National Geographic and Smithsonian magazines, include many Atlantic crossings, a trip to the Amazon, the Orinoco, and many other world travels.”
Allen Schiller has 35 plus years of building client relationships brokering quality power and sailing yachts from 20’ to 140’, including involvement in new construction of production and custom yachts as well. Please feel free to reach me on my cell, 617-529-5553, if after business hours.
Please contact Allen Schiller, CPYB at 617-529-5553 cell
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Palmer Johnson
Designer: McCurdy and Rhodes
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 80 ft 11 in
Beam: 21 ft 0 in
LWL: 63 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 0 in
Master Stateroom: Located aft and full width, it is a large space with centerline queen berth flanked by nightstands and drawers beneath. Starboard is a tall bureau running full length fore and aft and to port a lower version, both with numerous drawers. Forward, port and starboard are sizeable double-door hanging lockers.
A spacious ensuite, fully-tiled Master Head with separate stall shower is forward to port.
Guest Stateroom – aft: Forward and to starboard of the Master stateroom, it contains twin berths, drawers under, with bureau between and hanging locker aft and outboard. There is a third berth outboard and above.
The ensuite Guest Head aft includes a separate stall shower and also offers direct access to the passageway, making it available as a day head.
Den/Library/Study: Opposite to port, and open to the saloon, is one of the nicest areas of this yacht. Inboard is floor-to-overhead bookcase/bureau combination. On the aft bulkhead are more bookshelves over a writing desk and outboard to port is an L-shaped settee, which can be sued as a berth, as can the backrest which hinges up.
Main Saloon: Up a finely-crafted wide balastered stairway is the raised saloon with an aft facing L-shaped settee to port surrounding a large dinning table, with chairs capable of seating eight. A full-length settee is opposite to starboard. Aft is the bar area and entertainment center with a 42” flat-screen TV. Three large windows, port and starboard, provide unrivalled views of your surroundings, seated or standing. There is much natural light and additional ventilation from the roll down center windows and three opening ports forward. Centerline forward is access to the galley, forward guest stateroom, crew’s quarters and engine room. Aft to starboard is the interior entry to the pilothouse.
Pilothouse: Enter from either the main saloon, up several stairs aft on starboard, or very large centerline doors aft, which open this area to the after deck, joining the two spaces at the same deck level. Helm is centerline forward, with helmsman’s chair and console for all the yachts running instrumentation and navigation equipment and a full sized chart table. Facing fore and aft settees are outboard port and starboard. The helmsman view is unimpeded through 360 degrees and overhead for sail trim through three forward windows, two opening on each side, and large overhead hatches.
Aft Deck: The aft deck offers an additional seating dining area for up to eight around a varnished teak table, which can be surrounded with chairs, along with the permanent aft settee.
Guest Stateroom - fwd: Forward of the galley dinette to port with upper and lower berths, hanging locker and drawer storage. A head and shower are across the passageway to starboard.
Galley: As you descend the stairs from the pilot house a dinette is to starboard ,aft of which is the washer and dryer and entrance to the engine room. Opposite to port is a fully fitted U-shaped galley opening inboard with generous storage. A double stainless sink is outboard, full-sized refrigerator/freezer, icemaker, microwave, and domestic cooking range with oven and four top burners.
Crew Quarters: Located all the way forward with a watertight door for access to the forward sail locker. In addition to the crew V berths with filler piece, there are hanging lockers and a ladder providing direct deck access through a dog house-style deck hatch. The crew enjoys their own separate Head & Shower.
Her hull is a hollow “clipper” bow with a carved mermaid figurehead beneath her bowsprit. The underbody is full keel with cutaway forefoot and propeller mounted in a protected aperture. The sheerline includes a raised bulwark. House and deck are fabricated of 5086 welded aluminum plates on 21 frames. Decks are teak overlaid. Hull is 5/16” with 3/8” bottom, house plating ranges from 3/16” to 5/16”. Keel is poured lead into ½” shaped plate. Decks are a teak overlay. Hull color is dark blue and the superstructure is painted white.
Caterpillar 3306 main engine
Allison MG509 2.59:1 transmission
Hundestat variable pitch propeller system
Quantum hydraulic bow thruster
Walker AirSep filtration system
Racor 900 dual fuel filters w/vacuum gauges
FloScan fuel monitoring system
Cruisair 5.5 ton air conditioning system – 66,000 BTU
Watermaker – 800 gpd
Fireboy engine room fire suppression system
Kahlenberg air driven horn system
Northern Lights 32 kW generator
Phasor 21 kW generator
Acme 15 kva shore power isolation transformers – 2
Sentry 60 amp 24 v battery charger
Sentry 30 amp 32 v battery charger
Sentry 40 amp 12 v battery charger
Harken 24-volt hydraulic power pack
Sails and Rigging
Aluminum double spreader mainmast
Single spreader mizzenmast
Crows nest at main mast lower spreaders
Standing rigging rod and 1 x 19 wire to welded chainplates
Two reaching struts - mast mounted
Hydraulic boom vang
Double head rig with Harken hydraulic roller furlers
6 Barient & Harken self-tailing winches at mainmast
2 Barient self-tailing winches on forward deck
3 Barient winches at mizzen
2 Barient electric primary winches
Mainsail – fully battened w/Harken cars and lazy jacks
Mizzen sail- fully battened w/Harken cars
Genoa – roller furling
Staysail – roller furling
Electronics and Navigation
Raymarine RL80C radar
Northstar 6000i GPS
VEI monitor for Nobletec chart system
Raymarine ST60 boat speed
Raymarine ST60 wind speed & direction
Raymarine ST60 close hauled wind & speed
Datamarine digital depth sounder
Icom M700 EMS Sat Com
Nera Mini M Sat Com
Standard Horizon VHF
The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.