Broker’s Comments

Based on the David Marsh designed Aquastar 43 (a hugely successful design for both pleasure and commercial deep-sea fishing vessels), KAPANA IV was fitted out by the renowned Bucklers Hard Boat Builders at the historic boat yard in Beaulieu. As builders of the very finest (and most expensive!) Nelson motor yachts, KAPANA IV was always destined to be special and has certainly been treated as such. With a respectable beam and arguably a little more volume to her hull lines over and above the regular Nelson designs, the Aquastar Nelson 43 dismisses many of the most common criticisms of the modern Nelson whilst ensuring that all of the legendary sea-keeping characteristics, semi-displacement performance, style and charm of the tradition Nelson motor yacht are retained.

Nowhere is this more evident than below decks where guests are presented with the most beautifully executed, bright & airy oak joinery interior with plenty of typical Bucklers Hard touches such as lovely turning staircases and semi-circular seating configurations. In terms of sleeping accommodation you have a stunning VIP cabin forward, complete with separate shower and heads compartments. In 2016 Berthon Boat Company modified the aft end of the yacht, by enlarging the double berth and removing the dividing bulkhead, creating a full beam master. The twin bunks on the starboard side have been replaced with a sofa and more storage lockers added. The finish is in keeping with the satin varnish oak found throughout the boat. During the refit the owner had the canvas covers, carpet, curtains, mattresses and upholstery replaced.

KAPANA IV is in exceptional condition for her year and has been skipper maintained in the current ownership. The owner has spent the right money keeping her bang up to date and it is clear she has been an extension of the family and the only reason for the sale sadly is due to ill health. The latest Raymarine navigation equipment was fitted to the helm in 2018 and repeated upstairs. Servicing has taken place religiously and the CAT engines are now reading just over a 1000 hours, so still very much in their infancy. KAPANA IV is a unique motor yacht that poses a great opportunity to jump into one of the all-time great hull designs that will inspire you to do more.

Market Report

Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Aquastar Ltd
  2. Model: Aquastar Nelson 43
  3. Name: KAPANA IV
  4. Hull Designer: David Marsh
  5. Year Built: 1995
  6. LOA: 46’ / 14m (including davits)
  7. LWL: 38’9” / 11.82m
  8. Beam: 13’6” / 4.14m
  9. Min / Max Draft: 3’3” / 1m
  10. Accommodation: 7 berths in 3 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  11. Engine: 2 Caterpillar 3116TA Diesel
  12. Location: Lymington, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  13. Price: £169,950, VAT Paid
Contact Details
robert-steadman-2019-2, Berthon Brokerage

Robert Steadman
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222

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