1986 Kanter 65

A$  431,552
Barcelona, Spain
Interested in this boat? Tel: +44(0)1590 673715
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Barcelona, Spain
Hull Material:
Current Price:
EUR  275,000 Tax Paid (A$  431,552) 



From the legendary Kanter Marine in Canada, MIAPLACIDUS was launched in 1986 to designs by Dieter Empacher and built in the finest quality aluminium. Empachers passion for quality, consistency and common sense developed from him time as chief naval architect with Ted Hood’s design group resulted in a hull and deck that is fair, solid and stiff and surprisingly quick.


Her highly efficient keel-centreboard allows MIAPLACIDUS true ‘go-anywhere’ sailing whilst 12.7 tons of ballast ensures that she is stiff and stable to sail in any ocean.


Fully fitted out for comfortable ocean cruising, MIAPLACIDUS has many highights including:-

  • Strong, light and stiff full aluminium construction
  • Ballast keel with centreboard
  • Well-balanced ketch rigged cutter configuration
  • Huge cockpit area
  • 4 large accommodation cabins plus 4 heads
  • 12kw generator
  • 30gph watermaker
  • Air-conditioning throughout


In her first two ownerships MIAPLACIDUS was used sparingly for just one or two weeks each year, yet professional maintained throughout. Her current owner purchased her in 2003 and has used her for crewed charter and private sailing taking in three trans-Atlantic crossing and extensive cruising in the Mediterranean, taking her ashore every winter for routine maintenance and updates. Extensively refitted between 1996 and 2003, she is also nicely updated for furture cruising adventures.


** December 2016 survey report available on request **



The stunning Kanter 65 was created to offer both impressive performance and ease of operation as well as truly exceptional luxury and style, satisfying the sailing requirements of even the most discriminating owners. To ensure peace of mind, the Kanter 65 also demonstrates Kanter’s true dedication to comfort and safety. 


The Kanter 65 is constructed of high-strength welded aluminum alloy. The hull, deck and superstructure are integrated to provide maximum strength, while welded, watertight aluminum bulkheads fore and aft provide additional strength and safety. The Kanter 65 also offers a shallow draft keel/centerboard configuration which provides optimum comfort during high-performance cruising as well as access to shallow anchorages.  The vessel’s rudder features an elliptical edge to give her truly impressive steering control in all conditions.  


Designed by leading international naval architect Dieter Empacher, the design of the Kanter 65 presents a classic profile that gives way to a more modern sheer with stylish transom design. The flush deck and low cabin profile are reminiscent of a racing yacht with a clean foredeck for easy sail-handling or comfortable lounging.  Sail-handling technology has advanced to such a level that sailing the Kanter 65 with a limited crew remains a viable option. 


Below the waterline, the design promises responsive handling and strong performance. The shallow draft keel and high ballast-to-displacement ratio allows for a comfortable motion at sea, while the length of the root chord gives excellent tracking stability. The centerboard shape is optimized to provide maximum lift-to-drag ratio. The Kanter 65 is tailor-made for both the cruising yachtsman who loves the exhilaration of speed and the IMS racing enthusiast who also loves the joy of cruising. 


The Kanter 65’s watertight engine room houses all essential equipment – including the engine, generator, air conditioner and fresh-water system – and is totally insulated for superior in-cabin sound dampening and above-deck comfort. The Kanter 65’s practical, intelligent design ensures the layout and selection of mechanical and electrical systems makes routine upkeep simple and convenient. 


In keeping with its status as a world-class yacht, the interior of the Kanter 65 was designed to be stylish, functional, comfortable and totally customizable, giving you the freedom to create the yacht of your dreams. In fact, All Kanter yachts are custom-built to reflect each owner’s personal style. The cabin sole is teak and holly and interior choices range from traditional cabinetry boasting cherry, ash or optional teak finishes to more contemporary options for a more urbane feel. 


The Kanter 65’s spacious interior layout is bathed in natural light from plentiful windows, contributing to an invigorating sense of openness. The attention to detail continues with en suite heads that are adorned with ceramic accessories and showers that are detailed with ceramic tile. The galley is logically designed for convenience and so that the cook is always well braced, while an unusually large and comfortable dining and lounging area dominates the main salon. A full range of accessories are available, again to ensure the overall look, feel and function of your vessel meets your uncompromising expectations. 


The owner’s stateroom is pure elegance – awaiting the personal embellishments of its inhabitants. The potential for lavish onboard entertaining is unparalleled thanks to the extravagantly spacious living and dining area and the presence of two additional guest cabins. Totally separate forward crew quarters allow for complete privacy. 


Described as a mini mega-yacht, the Kanter 65 blends equal parts performance, convenience, luxury, style and safety to create a yacht that is world-class in every way.


RCD Status:

  • RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was first placed into use prior to 16th June 1998. 


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Hull, deck and superstructure construction in aluminium
  • Hull plating thickness 6mm-9mm
  • Teak laid side decks and cockpit
  • White painted topsides


Keel & Rudder:

  • GRP centreboard – rebuilt approx. 5yrs ago to designs by original naval architect
  • Wire cable winch in cockpit for centreboard
  • Aluminium skeg-hung rudder blade




Engine & gearbox:

  • Yanmar 4LH THE 150hp -1998 (replacing original 135hp Ford Lehman)
  • Reduction gearbox
  • Fresh water engine cooling


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours: Approximately Engine hours of 900 at November 2016
  • Date of last engine service: Serviced annually
  • Cruising speed – approx. 8 knots @ 2,700rpm


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Wheel steering with stainless wheel in cockpit
  • Maxprop feathering propellor
  • Aquadrive antivibration system




Voltage systems:

  • 12vDC domestic system with 220v AC via generator, shore power or inverter


Battery Banks:

  • 2x 12vDC engine start batteries – 2014
  • 6x 12vDC service batteries – 2012
  • 1x 12vDC generator start battery - 2014



  • 2x battery chargers



  • 2x inverters



  • Stamegna 8.5kw generator - 1995
  • Date of last generator service – serviced annually



  • 12vDC engine-mounted alternator


Other Electrical:

  • Circuit breakers wuth automatic fuses and indicator lamps for all individual circuits
  • 220vAC shorepower connection with 220vAC sockets in all cabins, heads, dinette, galley and cockpit
  • 12vDC sockets in all cabins, heads, dinette and kitchen




Fresh Water:

  • 12vDC pressure system with calorifier tank and 220vAC immersion heater powered by shore power or generator
  • 2x 12vDC pressure pumps



  • Sea Recovery SRC 800AF 220vAC watermaker producing 126 litres per hour


Salt Water:

  • 12vDC pressurised salt water supply to galley


Bilge Pumps:

  • 5x 12vDC bilge pumps
  • 2x manual bilge pumps
  • 1x engine drive bilge pump
  • 2x 12vDC shower drain pumps


Other Plumbing:

  • All drains through hull with ball valve seacocks
  • Through hull fittings and other pipe fittings are in plastic





  • 1,800 litres in 4x tanks


Fresh Water:

  • 1,600 litres in 4x tanks


Holding tank:

  • 1x black water holding tank



  • Autopilot ComNav - 2001 (plus Wagner series 50 - original pilot) note: oil system pressure system and pumps are double.
  • Speed, depth, log and wind displays
  • Furuno ARP-10 Radar
  • GPS chart plotter
  • Connection for laptop computer
  • Weather fax


Communications Equipment:

  • VHF Navicom RT-550 2016





  • Smev twin stainless steel sinks with single lever mixing tap. 
  • Electric pumps fresh and salt water supplied
  • 3-burner gimballed gas cooker with oven
  • 500 litre top-opening and side opening fridge - 2014
  • 250 litre  side opening freezer – rebuilt 2017



  • Electric heads in all heads compartments
  • Aft heads freshwater flush
  • Showers in all heads compartments.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • 220vAC air conditioning in all cabins and common areas



  • Halogen throughout the boat
  • LED night lighting at companionway, in galley and along floor in common areas



  • LCD TV
  • Stereo radio/CD with speakers in saloon and cockpit



Summary of Accommodation:

  • Accommodates up to 12 in double master stateroom aft, bunk cabin with double lower berth aft, two forward bunk cabins with double lowers and occasional saloon berth.
  • Ensuite heads for all accommodation cabins


Accommodation Finish:

  • Interior joinery in high quality teak and varnished with satin-gloss varnish.
  • Soleboards in varnished teak with holly inlay
  • Blue cloth upholstery throughout
  • Blue & white cloth curtains
  • Headlinings finished in off-white vinyl with teak battening
  • White laminate countertops





  • Ketch rig
  • Keel-stepped main mast with 2-sets of spreaders
  • Deck-stepped mizzen mast with compression post
  • White painted spars
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging - 1996
  • Navtec hydraulics for main vang, mizzen vang and backstay tensioner
  • Harken and Lewmar deck gear
  • Spinnaker pole vertically stowed on mast
  • Lazyjacks for mainsail
  • Battencars for mainsail and mizzen
  • Genoa furler



  • 2x Harken 3-speed self-tailing primary winches in cockpit
  • 2x Lewmar 3-speed self-tailing secondary winches in cockpit
  • 1x Harken electric winch for main halyard
  • Lewmar control line, halyard, mainsheet and mast-mounted winches



  • North Sails fully-battened mainsail
  • North Sails fully-battened mizzen sails
  • North Sails furling yankee
  • North Sails hank-on staysail
  • Nylon spinnaker



  • Bowsprit
  • Chromed dorades
  • Side boarding gates
  • Mast pulpits
  • Substanital cockpit table
  • Various cockpit lockers
  • Stainless steel side boarding ladder
  • Passarelle
  • Davits


Anchoring & Mooring:

  • Lofrans 12vDC reversing anchor windlass
  • 50kgs Bruce anchor and 90m of 12mm chain
  • 35kgs Danforth secondary anchor
  • Lewmar 12vDC mooring winch
  • Warps and fenders


Covers, Cushions & Canvas

  • Sprayhood with stainless steel frame
  • Cockpit tent
  • Mainsail cover
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Sun-bathing cushions for fore and aft deck areas


Exterior Lighting:

  • Spreader down lights on main and mizzen masts
  • Navigation lights
  • Masthead anchor and tri-colour lights

Lying Barcelona - Spain


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Saturday by prior appointment


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