Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, Kai Makani is a high-performance, blue water yacht built in Taiwan under the direction of Bill Stevens. She blends the best of classic custom build quality with the best of modern equipment, creating the ultimate short-handed fast-passage yacht. Comfortable, fast, strong, manageable.
Kai Makani is at ease and easily handled in heavy weather. Her displacement and shape allow her to carry speed through heavy swells in ways that lighter modern production boats cannot, giving her “real world” passage-making performance even to windward.
At the same time, her gentle motion makes her easy on guests unaccustomed to life at sea. Her fully skeg-hung rudder and solid coreless GRP construction provide peace of mind. And, her reliable Yanmar turbo diesel allows her to make 8.5 knots under power when needed.
Many upgrades from 2017 to 2019. Please see fulls specs for details.