Kha Shing Enterprises Co. Ltd., of Taiwan has been building and exporting motor yachts since 1977 and has since grown to be a highly acclaimed quality builder of large luxury yachts for the world market. SHIKARA was manufactured in April 1988 and imported into North America in June of that year. She has primarily been operated on Lake Ontario and in freshwater in New Brunswick.
SHIKARA sleeps 4 very comfortably but can easily accommodate sleeping for up to 8; headroom is 6’ 3” plus, throughout. The forward private stateroom has a double berth to port with companion seat to starboard; hanging lockers and sink with vanity are also located to starboard. On the port side is an enclosed head with electrically operated marine toilet and a shower.
Aft of the forward stateroom is a dinette to port with table and two fixed bench seats - reupholstered in beige leatherette in 2012. Opposite is the galley equipped with a Wedgewood 4-burner LPG stove and oven, a household sized 12/110 volt refrigerator with a separate freezer section, double stainless sinks with hot and cold pressure water and ample storage space in galley.
Three steps up from the dinette/galley lead to the main salon which houses the lower helm station to starboard. On the port side is an entertainment center with Clarion AM/FM/CD radio and stereo (2008) and a Citizen color TV/VCR. In the main salon there is one tub chair and a sofa located aft to port; the sofa pulls out to a double berth. The upholstered furniture in the salon is in ice-blue fabric. The stairway with railing up to the aft deck is aft to starboard and the companionway down to the aft stateroom is amidships.
The aft stateroom is bright and roomy with opening ports on three sides above bureaus. Teak cabinetry with mirrors enhances the sense of space. There is a wide centerline queen sized bunk; a large hanging locker is located forward to starboard and to the port side is the head equipped with a sink, hot and cold water and a manually operated marine toilet aside a separate tub/shower stall. Also attached to the port side of the spacious aft stateroom is a vanity with a swing-out seat.
The interior of SHIKARA is finished to a very high standard typical of this builder, with teak veneer bulkheads, solid teak trim and joinery, teak and holly soles insulated from engine noise and doors lockers and drawers both paneled and louvered doors throughout the yacht. Complementary mini-blinds and fitted white windshield covers provide privacy in the main salon. A sliding door next to the helm station provides entry into the main salon, in addition to entry from the aft deck.
SHIKARA is equipped with 200 US gallon fresh water capacity in tanks located aft, and a 50 US gallon holding tank below deck. Hot and cold pressure water is available at both heads, including showers and also in the galley. Hot water is provided by a 110-volt AC water heater (2008) or via heat exchangers on the engines. An ESPAR diesel furnace provides regulated cabin heating.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Kha Shing Enterprises
Designer: Kha Shing Enterprises
Flag of Registry: Canada
Hull Shape: Semi-Displacement
LOA: 40 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Dry Weight: 23000 lbs
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Hull and Deck
White fiberglass (semi-displacement) hull, anti-skid deck and deckhouse
Dark blue boot-top and shear strake
Barrier coated in the mid-1990s with annual application of black Micron CSC anti-fouling paint
Stainless steel bow pulpit
Double lifelines extending from bow to stern with teak cap-rails finished bright
Aft fiberglass hard-top with wing doors
New aft-deck marine carpet laid in 2013
Aft-deck fitted with a ‘wet’ bar incorporating a sink, beverage storage, icemaker and counter space
Fiberglass anti-skid swim platform and stainless steel swim and boarding ladders
Fiberglass anchor handling platform with heavy duty stainless steel anchor holder and roller
12-volt Maxwell Nilsson electric windlass and stainless CQR anchor attached to steel chain and nylon rode
Blue Bimini top and white vinyl cushions for port and starboard bench seating
New marine grade floor covering (2013)
Center pedestal helm seat (reupholstered 2009)
Full engine instrumentation and controls
Propane tank is stored in locker at this level
Intercom between Flybridge and main salon
Engines and Mechanical
Twin CUMMINS 6BT 5.9M 210 HP turbo-charged, fresh water-cooled marine diesel engines driving propellers through Twin Disc marine Gear and 2” steel shafts (stuffing replaced 2013)
Fuel capacity totals 300 US gallons shared equally in port and starboard tanks
Range of over 500 miles is attainable at cruising speeds of up to 9 knots
Morse engine controls
Steering is through twin stainless steel hydraulically operated rudders
Blower in engine room
Hoses were replaced in 2009, when heat exchangers were cleaned and a new aluminum ‘diamond plate’ sole installed in the engine room
Equipped with both 12 DC and 110-volt AC systems
The 110-volt AC distribution system is protected through breakers and a reverse polarity indicator
New Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) replaced sockets per Transport Canada requirements
The 12-volt distribution system is supplied by alternators on both engines through selector switches to two 8-D type batteries housed in fiberglass boxes
This system is protected through breakers
An additional 12-volt battery provides for generator starting
The 110-volt system is supplied either by shore power (50’ cord included) or via the 8Kw Onan marine diesel generator located in a fiberglass “hush box”
The vessel has a full complement of interior, courtesy and navigation lighting
There are three electrically operated bilge pumps and one manually operated pump.
At the Flybridge console:
Standard Horizon VHF
Detachable Standard Horizon GPS Chart 150
Navman Speed and Depth and water temperature repeater
Loud hailer and intercom to main salon
At the lower helm station in the main salon:
Raymarine ST70 Autopilot
Furuno 1800 Radar
Furuno F-150 Speed, Depth and Wind instrumentation
Standard Horizon CPV350 GPS Chart plotter with integrated VHF, Navman Speedometer and Depth
FloScan fuel flow instruments were installed in 2011
Foghorn can be activated at both upper and lower levels.
4-burner Wedgewood propane oven
Aft sink and icemaker
8 dock lines
8 fenders - 6 with protective covers and 6 stainless steel fender racks
3 fire extinguishers
Two life rings
Force 10 BBQ
Large storage box on aft deck
A full complement of dishes and cutlery, toaster, kettle
Engine and equipment manuals
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.