Privilege 65 (Caribbean)

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Asking: $735,000 (USD) Location: Saint Thomas, VI (Caribbean)
S/V Kelea is a Saint Thomas, VI based 1994 Privilege 65 Catamaran For Sale By Broker
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
Responses to inquiries may come from a broker, and this sale may include brokerage fees.

KELEA is a gorgeous 1994 Privilege 65 catamaran designed by the renowned naval architect Marc Lombard and built by Alliaura Marine in France. She was built to the very strict Bureau Veritas standards. She has always been operated and cared for by a professional captain and crew who have worked passionately for an owner who has paid careful attention to her care over the past few years.

At the beginning of her life, she was very successfully operated as a crewed charter vessel in the Caribbean. In 2012, her owner pulled her from the charter fleet and she underwent an extensive refit which brought her back to “Bristol Condition”. She was then operated as a private yacht until 2017 when she resumed crewed charter operation. As luck would have it, she was located in Grenada during the devastating 2017 hurricane season and has never suffered any hurricane damage. She still shows in great condition and would be ideal for global voyaging or she can continue to operate in luxury crewed charter. Since she is operating in crewed charter she must always remain in perfect working order. A yachts reputation is everything in the charter business and Kelea has earned her exceptional standing.

Kelea is ideal for anyone who is looking for a superb boat to do world cruising with a large family or is exceptionally well suited as an expedition style adventure platform. Privilege Catamarans are built stout to a level of quality that cannot be matched by the large volume production builders. Examine her extensive inventory and refit history, and you will quickly see that she is at the top of the pack for any catamaran of this size under $1,000,000.

SPECIAL FEATURES

The two refit periods in Florida improved the boat hugely, but besides those, two other major upgrades were done that also improved the boat greatly are removed the original aluminum toe rails, stanchion bases and mooring cleats. These were all corroded, ugly, and under sized. They were replaced with aluminum toe rails with molded composite sections bonded to the hull. The goal was to make it look like the boat came from the factory like this. The mooring cleats and Stanchion bases were replaced with solid Stainless Steel units that are beautiful and hugely stronger than the originals.

Originally she had a fabric cockpit awning over a metal tube frame. The owner replaced this with a composite hard top, the unit was light enough for two people to pick up before it was installed, yet strong enough for 10 people to dance on (this was the design parameter set). They went to a lot of trouble to make the hardtop compliment the lines of the boat and make it look like it was factory fitted.

With the new hardtop, she gained a huge lounging area on top, and, with the side and aft curtains, a rain proof cockpit that can serve as a dining or lounging area in any weather.

SAILING HISTORY

The boat was brought to the Caribbean by the original owner to do charter. She was sold to the second owner in the early 2000’s and he continued doing approximately 20 weeks of charter per year in the Caribbean. After about 5 years the owner took her out of charter in order to have time to do larger refit projects, and then he decided to keep her for private use and not return to charter.

In 2017, she was sold in an estate sale and purchased by the current owner. She went back to operating as a crewed charter catamaran based out of the Virgin Islands.

She has spent most of her life in the Eastern Caribbean, with a few years away for the Florida refits and two seasons in Belize and Panama.

Recent Updates

  • 2021 - Present
  • Both generators replaced in 2022 and 2023
  • All Navigation Electronics replaced in 2023
  • New Inverter 220v 5000w in 2024
  • Rainman Watermaker added in 2024
  • New Tender 2022 – Grand S470NHL 15’5″ Center Console w/ 75hp Suzuki
  • New Exterior Hull Paint Job in 2024
  • New Bottom Paint in 2024
  • Etc
  • 2020 Off Season Maintenance
  • New fresh water pumps x 2
  • Shower sump pump replaced
  • Garbage disposal under galley sink replaced
  • Tank level sensor replaced
  • Yanmar engine control panels replaced x 2
  • Drive shaft seals replaced x 2
  • Anodes replaced
  • New stereo speakers installed
  • A/C compressors serviced
  • Fire extinguishers inspected and serviced
  • Smoke alarms replaced
  • Rigging inspection completed – no service necessary
  • Gel coat touch ups
  • Water filters replaced x 2
  • Racor filters replaced

Specifications
Catamaran Name:S/V Kelea
Model:65
Year Built:1994
Builder:PRIVILEGE MARINE
Designer:Marc Lombard
Loa:19.85m / 65'1''
Beam:10.50m / 34'5''
Displacement:23.50t / 51,808lbs
Cabins: 7
Heads: 6
Engines:2 x YANMAR 4JH4-HTE 110 hp
Engine Hours: 3500 / 3500
Sails:Mainsail: Doyle, Tri-radial cut, full batten, 3 reefs, HydraNet sailcloth. 1,104 square feet, fitted November 2012
Jib: Genoa, Doyle, tri-radial cut, HydraNet sail cloth, 1043 sq. feet, fitted November 2012, Staysail Doyle Crosscut, Dacron, 476 square feet
Genoa furler: Reckmann Hydraulic RF 90
Staysail furler: Harken manual, Mk111, Unit 3.5

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SPECS

  • Keel: Fin Keel

MEASUREMENTS

  • Length Overall: 65 ft
  • Beam Measure: 35' 0"

ENGINE(S)

  • Total Power: 220
  • Engine Brand: YANMAR
  • Engine Model: 4JH4-HTE
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 3500
  • Engine Power: 110 hp

  • Total Power: 220
  • Engine Brand: YANMAR
  • Engine Model: 4JH4-HTE
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 3500
  • Engine Power: 110 hp

DIMENSIONS AND DETAILS

  • Brand: Privilege
  • Model: 65
  • Designer: Marc Lombard
  • Year: Launched in 1994
  • Hull Material: Isophthalic polyester resins, multiaxial fabrics and foam PVC adhered with a vacuum system
  • Flagged: USVI
  • LOA: 65’/19.85m
  • LWL: 58.4’/17.80m
  • Beam: 35’/10.50m
  • Draft: 5’10″/1.78m
  • Bridge clearance: 89.24’/27.20m
  • Displacement: Dead weight, as measured by Clarkes Court Travel Lift, August 2016, 37.5 tons
  • Bridge deck clearance: 31″ under salon and cockpit, 25″ along hull sides and forward of the mast, 20″ under the master cabin floor pod
  • 2 x Yanmar4JH4-HTE 110hp 4 cylinder, direct injection, turbo, inter-cooled engines
  • ZF 63A Hydraulic gears, reduction ratio 2.5:1
  • 3 blade max props, 22″ diameter, variable pitch, pitch can be changed in the water by a diver with minimal tools
  • ZF Mathers MicroCommander electronic engine controls
  • Engine start battery bank: 4×100 amp start batteries, 1x for each engine can be combined via 2 way battery switches
  • Cruising speed: 9 knots at 2400 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 10 knots at 3200 rpm

TANKAGE

  • Fuel: 2x750L (200 gallon) stainless steel tanks
  • Water: 2x 110L (290 gallon) aluminum tanks
  • Holdings: 2x600L (158 gallon) composite integral tanks
  • Watermaker: Rainman
  • Hot water heater: 2x Isotemp Basic Stainless Steel. 11 gallons each, 220v 50/60hz

INTERIOR LAYOUT AND AMENITIES

  • Cabins: 7x Accommodation cabins total. Master cabin forward of the mast. King sized bed ~ 4x guest cabins, 2 in port hull, 2 in the starboard hull. Queen sized beds
  • Sleeps: 14 total, 10 guests and up to 4 crew
  • Flooring: Wood effect vinyl
  • Interior finish: Varnished French Beech
  • Interior sofa fabric: Montecatine Ocean by Chella Textiles, Solution dyed Acrylic
  • Salon table: Main and second salon tables are beech wood with a 2 part polyurethane finish, the main salon dining table can seat six people, the table lowers to the level of the seats and has a cushion to cover it, making a large sofa, the smaller salon table seats three (3) people
  • Head and showers: All 7 cabins have a separate head and shower. Guest cabins have Head Hunter heads (push button, water jet operated), crew cabins have hand operated Raritan heads
  • Cabinets: All accommodation cabins have multiple storage lockers and draws
  • Hanging lockers: The master, guest and crew cabins all have hanging lockers
  • The navigation station is in the salon on the starboard side
  • Interior lighting: Master cabin – dimmable LED, Salon – dimmable LED, Guest cabins – LED, Crew Cabins – LED, Galley – Halogen counter lights, LED ceiling lights, cockpit – dimmable halogen
  • Guest cabins have a portable 110 volt fan
  • All cabins, salon and galley are air-conditioned by a chilled water system. 2x Aqua Air A2HGC chiller units, one in each engine room. 24000 btu/hour, 2 ton capacity each, 230v 50/60 hz installed October 2015.
  • Climma fan coil units (air handlers) in each cabin. 230 volt 50/60 hz, all new in 2010, crew cabins – 1 each x 2000 btu/hr each, Master cabin – 2 x 4000 btu/hrm 4x guest cabins – 1 each x 4000 btu/hr each, Galley – 1 x 9000 btu/hr, Salon – 2 x 17000 btu/hr, all fan coils controlled by Dometic Passport digital control units.

ELECTRONICS

  • Nav Electronics were all replaced in 2023 including Chartplotter, Radar, Autopilot, etc. Below information is not yet updated with currentequipment!
  • Compass: 2x Plastimo Olympic 135
  • Depth sounder: Raymarine I-70 graphic displays x3
  • Wind speed and Direction Model: Raymarine I-60 displays x3
  • Autopilot: Raymarine S3 course computer, 2x Raymarine control units at helm stations, Raymarine S100 remote control, Octopus hydraulic pump, constant running, solenoid activated
  • VHF Radio: Icom IC-M5041 with helm station repeater mic.
  • Handheld GPS: 2x Icom M88
  • Satellite phone system: KVH V-SAT V-3
  • AIS: Raymarine AIS 650 Class B transciever
  • 3G cell modem: Globe Surfer 3+, SIM card operated, 3G data transciever. Transmit signal through boat via wifi LAN gateway
  • WIFI antenna: Wave Wifi router combines V-3 Sat, 3G cell and WIFI. Controlled by a digital interface page – Transmit to a LAN WIFI via a gateway
  • Router: Wave WIFI router combines V-3 Sat, 3G cell, and WIFI. Controlled by a digital interface page – transmit to a LAN WIFI via a gateway
  • Single side bad radio: SEA 235 HF/SSB Radio Telephone
  • Chart plotter: Maxsea chart program interfaced with Raymarine sail instruments, AIS and GPS. Displayed on NAV station desk top computer and cockpit port helm station repeater screen
  • Intruder alarm system: Flagship Marine Security – Deck pressure sensors and salon motion detector activated
  • Entertainment system: Bose Lifestyle 5:1 surround sound in Salon, Separate Bose Amplifiers and remote controls for the cockpit, deck and master cabin speakers. Sony Bravia 32″ flat screen – Salon, Mini Mac Computer with 14″ flat screen in salon for guest use and to store digital music library. Toshiba 19″ flat screens, DVD, smart TV’s in Master and Guest cabins

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL

  • New in 2024 Port Generator:Northern Lights 20kw, 50 hz, 230 volts
  • New in 2021 Starboard Generator:Northern Lights 19kw 50 hz 230 volts
  • Shore power cord: 2x shore power cords 50 amp/220v x 50 feet each
  • Shore power requirements: 220-240 volt, 50 or 60 hz compatible
  • 50 hz boat that has been optimized for use on a 60hz dock
  • Using 60hz shore power the following cannot be used: Dive Compressor, Watermaker
  • Everything else is either 50/60 hz compatible or runs off one of the inverters
  • Charger system: 2x Mastervolt Mass Charger 100amp/24 volt. 50/60 hz, installed 2012 and 2014.
  • Main house battery bank: Lifeline GPL-27T, 100 amp/hr AGM batteries x16, 24 volt x 1600 amp/hour
  • Alternator: 2×24 volt/70 amp Balmar auxilary alternators,fitted to the main engines for house bank charging
  • Electrical sockets: Master cabin, guest cabins, salon and galley have multiple 110v 60 hz outlets. Galley and salon also have 230v 50 hz outlets
  • Inverter: New in 2024
  • Battery Monitor System: Mastervolt remote control units x2 at Nav station, Mastervolt Masterlink BTM-1 battery monitor at nav station
  • Straight Shaft: 40 mm stainless steel, PSS shaft seals
  • Dive Compressor: Bauer Junior Dive Compressor. 230v 50hz, rebuilt in 2012, aluminum dive tanks x7 in two dedicated lockers
  • Fresh water pressure system: 2x Paragon PSR Senior 24 volt pumps with 2x stainless steel accumulator tanks

SAILS AND RIGGING

  • Mainsail: Doyle, Tri-radial cut, full batten, 3 reefs, HydraNet sailcloth. 1,104 square feet, fitted November 2012
  • Jib: Genoa, Doyle, tri-radial cut, HydraNet sail cloth, 1043 sq. feet, fitted November 2012, Staysail Doyle Crosscut, Dacron, 476 square feet
  • Genoa furler: Reckmann Hydraulic RF 90
  • Staysail furler: Harken manual, Mk111, Unit 3.5
  • Hydraulic power unit: Lewmar Commander 5
  • Mast type and height: Marchel, Aluminum, Air draft = 27.20 m 89.2″ triple spreader, diamond stay. Alwgrip off-white finish
  • Bowsprit: Aluminum 5″ diameter x 9″ long
  • Standing rigging: All standing rigging replaced in July 2007; upper and lower shrouds, 19mm, 1×19 wire
  • Port and starboard diamond stays, 12mm rod
  • Forward diamond stay, 11mm rod, forestay, inner forestay
  • Running Rigging: ~ Genoa Halyard 12 mm New England V-100, ~ Staysail Halyard 12mm New England V-100, ~ Main Halyard 16 mm Gleistein. 2007, ~ Topping Lift 16 mm, ~ Spinnaker Halyard 18 mm, ~ Mainsail Reef lines 14 mm, ~ Mainsail outhaul 16 mm New England Endura Braid, ~ Mainsail sheet 16 mm, ~ Mainsail traveller 14 mm New England Sta-Set, ~ Genoa sheet 16 mm Gleistein. 2007,~ Staysail Sheet 16 mm New England Sta-Set

ON DECK

  • All winches are Lewmar Ocean Self Tailing series:
  • Genoa sheet winch x [2], 77ST Hydraulic / Manual, 2 Speed.
  • Main sheet winch x [2], 58 ST Manual, 2 Speed.
  • Main Traveller winch, 48 ST Manual, 2 Speed.
  • Main Halyard Winch, 62 ST Hydraulic single speed, Manual 2 Speed.
  • Main Reef and outhaul winch, 48 ST Manual, 2 Speed.
  • Cleats: Cooney, Stainless Steel Mooring cleats.
  • 14 12 x total, port and starboard each has – 2 x stern cleats, 2 x spring cleats, 2 bow cleats.
  • 12 2 x centerline bow cleats
  • Bow pulpit seats: Port and starboard Teak seats
  • Cockpit seating and table:
  • 2] x Cockpit tables
  • Solid teak with polyurethane clear coat finish
  • Port Table seats 4 with fixed seating, plus 2 more people using 2 cockpit teak chairs Has a fold down leaf to increase cockpit floor space between meals
  • Starboard table Seats 4 on fixed seating This table lowers to seat level and has a fitted cushion to make a large flat sofa
  • Cockpit cushions: Flow through foam with outdoor fabric
  • Nil BBQ
  • Deck shower:Hot and Cold fresh water showers, retractable, on port and starboard transom steps
  • Bimini:Fiberglass composite hardtop. Large cushioned lounging area on top. Side and aft curtains for sun and rain shelter.
  • Traveler: Lewmar, recirculating ball bearings
  • Nil standard sail cover
  • North Sails Stack Pack with Lazy Jacks – May 2016
  • Lewmar Ball Bearing Batten Car
  • Rocna 70kg, 154 lb primary anchor installed in 2016
  • Primary anchor chain and rode: ACCO High Test G4 x 300. Installed in 2017
  • Secondary anchor: ~ Fortress FX-85
  • Secondary anchor chain and rode: ~ ACCO HT G4 x 50,~ 200 x Nylon 3 strand line
  • Windlass: Maxwell VWC-4000, 24 volt DC. Installed in August 2005. Complete rebuild in 2015,~ Maxwell AutoAnchor helm station windlass control and counter display.
  • Trampoline: Sunrise Yacht Products – Square hole mesh, fitted August 2009
  • Bumpers: Taylor Made #71034, 12 x 34 x [ 6 ],Taylor Made Fender Cushion #46095, 20 x 20
  • Dock lines: [6] x 1 1/8 dia New England Mega Braid
  • Davits: [2] x Stainless Steel dinghy davits. 2:1 tackle leading to genoa sheet hydraulic winches.
  • Opening hatches: ~ Lewmar Ocean Deck Hatches x [25] total,~ Lewmar opening hull ports x [ 6 ] total
  • UV window covers: Main Salon and Master cabin windows have Textaline covers fitted to the outside, and pleated honeycomb blinds on the inside.
  • UV hatch covers: OceanAir hatch shades and insect screens fitted to all deck hatches.
  • Helm cover: Fiberglass covers protect the sailing instruments at both port and starboard helm stations
  • Swim platform: Swim platforms with swim ladders and hot and cold fresh water showers on port and starboard hull transoms

GALLEY

  • Refrigerator: Liebherr CTP 230, Upright two door domestic fridge/freezer in galley. 235L total, Fridge 191L, Freezer 44L, 220v 50 hz. Installed July 2015, Westpoint, Large top loading commercial refrigerator with sliding glass doors in the starboard passageway. 26″ deep; 60″ long; 33″ high. 220v 50hz, Salon fridge, custom made cabinet fridge, 24 volt, fan assisted evaporator
  • Freezer: Small top loading domestic chest freezer in the starboard passageway. 31″ wide, 24″ deep, 33″ high. 220v 50hz. Installed December 2013
  • Dishwasher
  • Icemakers: 2x U-line Model #SS 1095, Stainless Steel installed in bar area of salon
  • Sink: Twin, Stainless Steel, 15″x15″ x 12″ deep each
  • Nil Saltwater pump
  • Stove: GE 30″ JGP 945, 4 burners, Propane, Stainless Steel. Installed October 2010
  • Oven: Siemans HB65AB=22F, 65 Litre, 220-240v 50/60hz. Installed May 2014
  • Corian countertops throughout

SAFETY

  • Life raft: 2x Plastimo 8 person life rafts, valise, recreational, last serviced May 2017 for three years
  • Flares: US coast guard legal flare kits for yacht and tender
  • Fire Extinguishers: Port and starboard engine rooms fixed fire suppression system – Fireboy FE241, 23.7 lbs each, automatic and manual discharge, automatic machinery shut-downs. Handheld fire extinguisher: Engine rooms 5 lb Co2 – x1 each, Interior cabins – 3 x2 5 lbs Halon + 1 x 5lbs ABC
  • Fire axe
  • Galley fire blanket
  • Life vests: 12x adult life vests with strobes, 3x child life vests with strobes
  • MOB gear: 2x horse shoe floats with floating line and strobe
  • 2x ditch bags
  • Nil sea anchor
  • Nil Drogue
  • Comprehensive and up to date medical kit
  • ACR Model #RLB-36 EPIRB

TENDER

  • Dinghy: Grand Boats S470NHL 15’5″ Center Console
  • Suzuki 75hp 4-Stroke Outboard

The boat underwent a 10 month major interior refit in Lauderdale Marine Center, Ft Lauderdale in 2010/2011:

  • The main salon windows were replaced with new, pre-formed, uv resistant, tinted acrylic windows. [ aircraft grade acrylic ]
  • All 5 guest cabin heads and shower stalls were stripped back to the bare hull and rebuilt with gel coated fiberglass sheeting.
  • The marine heads in the 5 guest cabins were replaced with Head Hunter toilets
  • All sinks, hardware, plumbing, and lighting were replaced in the heads
  • The vinyl head liners were replaced throughout the salon and the crew cabins.
  • The air conditioning fan units were replaced in all 7 cabins.
  • LED lighting was fitted to all cabins and areas.
  • Large areas of wood paneling in the Master cabin and Salon were repaired or replaced.

Lauderdale Marine Center, April November 2012:

  • Replaced both main engines, and both generators.
  • The engine rooms were stripped back to the hull and remodeled.
  • New paint and sound insulation.
  • New fuel system and filters.
  • Electrical wiring was remodeled and up graded.
  • Dive Compressor was rebuilt by a factory agent.
  • A new Mainsail and Genoa were fitted.

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Andrew @ The Multihull Company

By Andrew @ The Multihull Company

Andrew grew up sailing his father’s Hobie Cat and transitioned that into a long career as a USCG licensed captain in the yachting industry. Working his way up from his college years as a sailing instructor to a position as a private yacht captain aboard a Gunboat 57, he brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of catamarans and the cruising life. His career has taken him from his home waters of Cape Fear, through the waters of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Central, South American, and the South Pacific Islands. During that time, he worked as a charter yacht captain and a professional delivery skipper specializing in catamarans. Andrew has operated a wide variety of multihulls, everything from old Lagoons to brand new Outremers and most things in between. This experience has given him an extensive first-hand knowledge of many different makes and models and a solid understanding of their various strengths and weaknesses.