|Year of Build||1964|
|Design||Sparkman & Stephens|
|S&S design no.||1713|
|Builder||Yacht Dynamics, Harbour City, California|
|LOA||22.4m / 73.5ft|
|Beam||4.5m / 14.9 ft|
|Draft||3.3m / 10.10 ft|
|Displacement||45 000kg / 99 200lb|
|Modal||Yawl - aft cockpit|
|Main||Fully Battened Main, 2 Reefs|
|No. 1 140% Genoa|
|No. 3 ORC Heavy weather Jib|
|S3 & S5 Symmetric Spinnakers|
|A5 Asymmetric Spinnaker|
|Mizzen||Fully Battened Mizzen, 1 Reef|
|Mizzen Genoa Staysail|
Paddy Broughton says rebuilding Kialoa II has been complex, and that being on the start line at the Fastnet with the boat back in racing shape was a moment to reflect on.
“We anticipated much of the work but thought we had two to three years to address the issues,” Broughton admitted. “It turned out that there were some fundamental problems that could not wait, including the fact all the sail handling systems from the old days had atrophied to the extent that they were almost completely absent. All the standing and running rigging has been replaced and we’ve organised a complete new suit of sails with the help of North Sails, who have done a magnificent job.”
Broughton said in the short time of their ownership Kialoa II has shown an amazing capacity to stir fond memories.
North Sails have been chosen as the principal sailmaker for Kialoa II. In May 2017, a full sail wardrobe was purchased to replace the well used collection onboard. In anticipation of the offshore racing and cruising Kialoa II is set to embark on over the coming years, the 3Di Endurance technology was used for its high performance and long term durability qualities.
Details on the 3Di Endurance product can be found at northsails.com