East Greenwich, Connecticut
KITTIWAKE was conceived by a career mariner and engineer who brought to the project much of what he learned while commanding ships worldwide. Construction was by Washburn & Doughty Associates in Maine, a shipyard recognized for building high quality, specialized workboats in steel and aluminum. Comfort at sea and ease of maintenance were of significant importance. KITTIWAKE might be best described as a small ship that can cruise in comfort and safety to any latitude and can be maintained by an owner operator.
KITTIWAKE is a very well-designed platform for exploring the world. She is large enough for a family that wants to cruise with all of today’s requisite toys and tenders, yet small enough for an owner-operator. With her steel hull, 6,000-mile range and an HVAC system that will handle any climate, exploring all of the planet is possible. There is built-in redundancy for all major systems and a spares inventory that assures a high degree of independence. The boat deck will accommodate large tenders and other small craft.
As a true explorer yacht, she would be just as comfortable transiting the Northwest Passage as she would be in the South Pacific.United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop and Johnson. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel
2002 3300 HRS 450 HP
Num of Engines
East Greenwich, Connecticut
KITTIWAKE was built by Washburn & Doughty Associates, a respected Maine shipyard that has been building commercial vessels of the highest quality for 40+ years. Her first and only owner is a master mariner who has spent decades commanding ships and instructing naval officers in navigation and bridge protocols. She was built in excess of ABS scantlings with the anticipation of operating in ice prone waters.
Hull and main deck built using ASTM A36 steel (ABS Grade A).
Bulkheads: Subdivision & tanks: 1/4”
Main deck: 1/4\"
Bulkhead stiffeners, shell frames and transverse frames spaced to a maximum of 20”.
Deckhouse of Aluminum:
Main deck house front: 3/8”
Main deck house sides and back: 5/16”
Upper deck plate: 5/16”
Pilothouse and bulwarks: 1/4\"
The arrangement plan includes three staterooms on the lower deck, each with head and shower. Galley and main saloon occupy the main deck and the pilothouse with day head is on the upper deck. Headroom is in excess of 7 feet throughout . Finish is “Herreshoff style” with white panels and teak trim.
Aft entry to the deckhouse is through a watertight door off the aft deck. Stairs lead down to the engine room, laundry/utility room and lazarette with an inside door that opens into the main saloon. A circular dinette is to port with armchair seating to starboard. The galley is forward and amidships, open to the saloon. (See GALLEY). Large windows provide views from all vantages. Separate stairways lead down to the lower deck and up to the pilothouse. A second watertight door opens from the port side. All exterior doors feature “drip trays”, recesses just inside the threshold that capture water and send it overboard.
The master stateroom is amidships, approximately below the galley area, both spaces close to the vessel’s axis. It features a queen berth with drawers below, nightstands on either side. Outboard are cabinets and lockers suitable to long-term, live-aboard wardrobe needs. A deck hatch serves as an escape in addition to providing abundant daylight. Head compartment includes a Corian topped vanity and a generous shower stall.
Guest stateroom # 1 features a double berth with drawers below. Additional storage is available with bedside stand and hanging locker. Head compartment is finished with Corian and stainless. Shower includes teak seat and stainless grab bar.
Just forward of Guest stateroom # 1 is a multi-purpose space that currently serves as an office, with L-shaped settee, built-in corner desk and a small table. Alternate uses could include additional berth space, library, crew lounge or media room.
Guest stateroom # 2 is all the way forward on the lower deck and includes port and starboard single berths with mounting hardware for two additional pipe berths above. Storage is generous with hanging lockers, under-berth drawers and bin storage above the berths. Head compartment includes a large stall shower.
The heart of KITTIWAKE is the pilothouse. (The soul is the engine room.) Careful attention was paid to workspace ergonomics and sightlines. Forward facing windows are electrically heated. Watertight doors open onto port and starboard wing stations, each with throttle, shift, jog steering and thruster controls. Navigation equipment is angled to the helm position. The chart table will accommodate Admiralty sized charts and houses five, full-sized chart drawers. A settee serves as a watch berth and head with toilet is situated aft. It is worth noting that sound levels throughout the vessel are remarkable low while underway: Decibels in the pilothouse while underway under main engine are an astonishing 58 Db.
The aft house arrangement with raked windows is often considered the Gold Standard of design for true expedition yachts.
The galley is configured in an efficient V shape favored by chefs. Equipment includes:
Full headroom , diamond plate soles with white panels, bulkheads and bilges. Full, walk-around, stand-up service access to all major components.
Engine room bulkheads and overhead sheaved with 3\" lead backed, Soundown insulation.
Single Caterpillar 3406E, 450 HP @ 1800 RPM “A” rated (electronic fuel injection, keel cooled)
Capacity – 6550 gallons in six tanks.
Tanks fitted with sight glasses with scales behind, tanks and sight glasses fitted with shut-offs. A unique 70 gallon containment system mounted below the fill manifold incorporates tank vents and allows high-speed fill up to 100 gpm, with no risk of spillage.
Dual Racors at engine, generators and furnace.
Ground tackle and mooring gear:
ABT 3200 hydraulic pump: 35 HP w/ PTO off #1 generator drives variable speed & reversible hydraulic motor easily connects to the prop shaft and will deliver up to 5 knots depending on sea state. Bow thruster, jog steering and engine controls available at bridge console and both wing stations. Hydraulic system also powers a 35 HP ABT Bow Thruster driving twin counter rotating 16\" propellers
1786 gallons in two tanks
AC and DC redundancy in pressure pumps.
- Groco Paragon 12 V fresh water pump
- Well-x-troll 120 VAC 1/2 pump (delivers up to 50 psi)
40 gal . A.O. Smith hot water tank heated via 240 VAC
Pilothouse roof is fitted with scuppers, drain and vavles to allow delivery of rainwater to main tanks
600 gpd Sea Recovery watermaker, inoperative (ie. “pickled”)
Engine room / Utility room: