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Whangarei/Fitzroy Expedition Vessel

Expert conversion from ex-New Zealand Navy Vessel to Comfortable, Capable and Safe offshore expedition vessel.  The conversion was done by Fitzroy Yachts of New Zealand; a world renowned Luxury Yacht Shipyard.  This vessel was converted to a world cruiser for the Yards Owner with great success.  If travelling the world oceans is on your "Bucket List", Kahu is a must see. 

  • Complete Transformational Refit Performed by Fitzroy Yachts of New Zealand
  • Launched August 2012
  • All new Aluminum Super Structure
  • New state of the art Furuno Electronics
  • Redundancy in all Critical Systems
  • NEW- Wesmar Stabilizers
  • NEW- Wesmar Hydraulic Bow and Stern Thrusters
  • Sleeps 16+
  • Great Family Boat!

Note: Original build year is 1979

  • Price: USD $2,900,000
  • Model Year: 2012
  • Boat Ref: 4386653
  • Location: Cruising Northwest WA, United States
  • Builder: Whangarei/Fitzroy
  • Designer:
  • Construction: Steel
  • Length: 122
  • Beam: 20' 2"
  • Displacement: 145000 kilograms
  • Min Draft:
  • Max Draft: 7' 5"
  • Ballast:
  • Cruising Speed: 7 knots
  • Max Speed: 13 knots
  • Engine Number: 1
  • Engine Make: Cummins
  • Engine Model: KT 19
  • Engine Year: 0000
  • Engine Fuel Type: diesel
  • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Hours: 3500
  • Engine Horsepower: 365 horsepower
  • Engine Number: 2
  • Engine Make: Cummins
  • Engine Model: KT 19
  • Engine Year: 0000
  • Engine Fuel Type: diesel
  • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Hours: 4500
  • Engine Horsepower: 365 horsepower
  • Fuel: 1 x 32000 litres
  • Water: 1 x 7000 litres
  • Holding: 1 x 7000 litres

Design Elements

"Kahu" has been a fantastic home for the owners and their family for over a year.  During this year, time has been spent exploring the south pacific, Hawaii and the pacific northwest.  She has been in bays and coves seen by only handful of people ever!  "Kahu" has  exceeded the families expectation for functionality and comfort.  She is truly a home on the Sea!

"Kahu" is an Ex-New Zealand Navy "Moa" class vessel.  She has been transformed into a World Cruiser by Fitzroy Yachts of New Zealand. 

The Transformation was intended to allow world cruising for family and friends.

Unfortunately financial considerations are forcing her sale.  The hope is another adventurous family or group will take up where the owners are now having to step off.

She is a Steel hull with an New Aluminum Superstructure.  Her design was to allow for cruising the worlds oceans in comfort and safety.  She has achieved this, having traveled over 10,000 miles since August of 2012. 

  • Complete New Aluminum Superstructure from the Deck Up
  • Additional Steel Hull Plating Added to the Bow Sections for Impact Protection
  • Approximately 100,000 Hours in the Refit
  • 6 Staterooms in Total Sleeps 16 in Staterooms but can sleep 22+ in Berths
  • Logical Areas to Convert if Crew Quarters are Required
  • New Furnishings in all Living Areas
  • All New Electronics
  • All New Appliances
  • New Systems Throughout Vessel
  • All New Exterior Paint


All 6 staterooms are below the main deck. All six staterooms have en-suites with showers.  4 are private staterooms with double berths.  One of the remaining 2 has 4 single berths to starboard and a settee that converts to two singles to port.  The last stateroom is an up/down bunk room with a single above and a twin size berth below. 

  • 6 Staterooms in Total
  • 1 w/ King Berth and En-suite head with shower
  • 2 w/ Queen Berths and En-suite head with shower
  • 1 w/ Double Berth and En-suite head with shower
  • 1 Bunk Room w/ 4 Single Berths and a Settee Convertible to 2 Singles w/ En-suite head with shower
  • 1 w/ Up/Down Single Berths
  • Logical Crew Quarters Forward w/ Separate thru Deck Entry and En-suite head with shower (Bunk Room)
  • Logical Private Captains Cabin w/ En-suite head with shower (Double Berth Cabin)
  • Den Area Converts to what would be a 7th Stateroom w/ Convertible Settee to Queen Berth w/ En-suite head with shower Could be (Crew Dining Area if Required)
  • Salon Sofa Converts to Queen Berth
  • Custom School Room for Home Schooling


The Galley is mid ships at deck level.  It is a U shaped galley exceptionally equipped to prepare food for all the possible crew and guests aboard at any time.  New Appliances throughout the space are easily accessible and quite usable.

  • All New Appliances
  • Electrolux Induction 4 Burner Cooktop
  • Melie Induction 2 Burner Cooktop
  • Moffat Turbofan Commercial Oven
  • Electrolux Smaller Oven
  • Panasonic Microwave
  • Miele Expresso Coffee Maker Built to Bulkhead
  • Starline GLV Commercial Instant Dishwasher (1, 2 or 3 Min Cycles)
  • 2 Fisher Paykel full size Refrigerator in Galley
  • 1 Full Size Freezer in Pantry
  • 2 Additional Full Size Marine Refrigerators Below Decks
  • 2 Additional Freezers Below Decks
  • 2 Bar Fridges 1 in Pilothouse 1 on Back Deck
  • Ice Maker on Back Deck


Kahu is set up to run efficiently on her independent ships power systems or is capable of accepting any type of shore power.

  • Shore Power AC Service
  • 37KW Shore power distribution center will accept any shore power and distribute to the ship accordingly automatically
  • Various Shore Power Cords for Different Shore Connections and Configurations
  • Ships AC Electrical Service is Available Through 3 Different AC Generators
  • 24 Volt Ships DC Electrical Service
  • Ships Overhead LED Lighting is all DC Power


Kahu has 3 AC Generators

  • 2 Petbow 42KW Generators
  • Both will Run the AC Power on the Ship
  • In Addition the Starboard Genset Runs an AC Pump for Ships Hydraulic System
  • 1 Northern Lights 16KW Night Generator
  • 1 120HP Yanmar Generator for the Hydraulic PTO for All Hydraulics (this is the primary generator for all the hydraulics. 
  • Yanmar Has Remote Start in Pilothouse
  • McKay Switchboard on-board Electricity Management System

Electronics and Navigation

All new state of the art electronics were installed in 2012.  Mostly Furuno the system was well thought out and executed.  Dual 12' Furuno TZ Touch Screens are the focal point of the dash.

  • 2 x Furuno TZ Touch Screen Nav Net 3D Displays
  • Nav Net 3D Processor Unit
  • Furuno CH 250 B Forward Facing Sonar
  • Furuno NavNet TZ Touch Radar Sensor
  • Furuno Navpilot 700 Autopilot
  • Furuno FELCOM500 Inmarsat Fleet Broadband System
  • Wesmar DSP4800 Stabilizer Monitor
  • Wesmar Stabilizer Control Panel
  • Digital Sound Signal Control Panel
  • Flir Night Vision Camera
  • Digital Flir Camera Control Panel
  • AIS Transponder and Receiver
  • Stand Alone Handheld Inmarsat Satellite Phone
  • Stand Alone Handheld Iridium Satellite Phone
  • Icom Single Side Band Radio
  • Icom VHF Radio x 2


Kahu has 3 levels for Living and Operations.

Lower Level

  • Forward is the Bunkroom
  • Aft are the Staterooms and Possible Captains Quarters
  • School Room is also on this Level
  • Aft of the Staterooms is the Generator Room and the Engine Room
  • The very aft end provides access to the steering gear and other systems

Main Level

  • One enters the vessel on a large back deck with a canvas sun shade overhead and on the sides
  • The Salon is entered through a sliding door
  • The large open salon blends seamlessly into a dining area
  • The Galley is just forward creating a private galley but one that is easily accessible to the dining area
  • Forward of the Galley is a Pantry with Freezer and Heaps of Storage
  • Stairs to the Bridge
  • The forward portion of the main level is a Den.  The den is a great quiet space that converts nicely to a Queen Size berth and a 7th cabin w/ En-Suite and Shower
  • Den En-Suite serves as the day head

Upper Level

  • Aft is a Work Deck which is home to the 3 tenders and other water craft
  • There is also a Hot Tub on this level
  • There is a Great Salon area just behind the Pilothouse
  • Pilothouse w/ Settee Up high for Good Visibility
  • 2 Helm Chairs
  • Nav Station With Chart Storage and Book Storage
  • All appropriate electronics one would expect on a vessel of this type

Comfort Features

  • Wobasto Hydronic Cabin Heat Throughout the Vessel
  • Cruise Air Reverse Cycle 96,000 BTU Air Conditioning or Heating
  • Great Natural Light on Upper Two Decks
  • Hidden Levolor Type Blinds in Upper Levels
  • Aft Deck Cover Removable for More Sun if Required
  • Hot Tub on Upper Level
  • Wireless Internet Throughout the Vessel
  • 3 Flat Screen TV Monitors Throughout Vessel
  • 20' Rib Tender

Safety Equipment

  • 2 20 Person Each Life Rafts One New 2012
  • Eprib Vessel
  • 4 Personal Eprib's
  • AIS Personal Located Beacons
  • Fire Detection and Alarm System
  • Fire Suppression System in Engine Room and Generator Room New 2012

Additional Systems

  • 37KW VSP Shore Power Converter and Management System
  • Emergency Steering System
  • Max Q 250L per hour Watermaker
  • Omnipure Marine Sewage Treatment System
  • Wabosto Hydronic Cabin Heat and Domestic Hotwater System
  • On Demand Hotwater System for Aft Deck Shower
  • Cruise Air Air Conditioning
  • Tender Davit on Upper Deck


  • 2 Helm Stations both w/ Kobelt Controls and Thruster Controls
  • Twin KT 19 Cummins 365 HP Engines
  • 2 Petbow 42KW Gensets
  • 1 Northern Lights 16KW Night Generator New 2011
  • 1 Yanmar Diesel Engine for Hydraulic PTO's
  • AC Hydraulic Pump New 2012
  • Kobelt Electric Engine Controls New 2012
  • Wesmar Hydraulic Bow Thruster New 2012
  • Wesmar Hydraulic Stern Thruster New 2012
  • Wesmar Hydraulic Stabilizers 16 sq ft New 2012
  • Wesmar at Anchor System for Stabilizers

Anchoring and Deck Gear

Two independent anchoring systems on the bow.  A new Maxwell windlass as well as the original Navy set up.

  • Maxwell 6500 Windlass Hydraulic Windlass
  • Original Navy Windlass
  • 260 meters 16mm Anchor Chain
  • 200KG Bruce Anchor
  • Stern Anchor
  • Maxwell 3500 Hydraulic Deck Winch aft both Port and Starboard


An often asked question about this vessel is how she will handle rough seas. Special attention has been paid to this issue.  Additional Ballast was added in an enlarged section of the keel.  Wesmar Gyro Controlled Stabilizers were added during the refit to ensure comfort and safety in rough sea conditions. The 10,000 miles of ocean under her keel prove her to be a capable sturdy vessel.

  • Enlarged Keel Adds Stability
  • Approx 9,000 Kilos of Lead Ballast Added in the New Keel Section
  • Wesmar Gyro Controlled Stabilizers
  • Professional Compiled Intact Stability Book Specific to Kahu

Additional Information

  • 6.4 Meter Explorer NZ Inflatable Tender w/ Inboard Diesel Engine on a Leg
  • 3.4 Meter Southern Pacific Rib Tender
  • 14' Zodiac Inflatable Tender
  • 3.3 hp Merc Outboard
  • 15 hp Suzuki 4 Stroke Outboard
  • Scuba Tank Air Compressor
  • 7 Scuba Tanks
  • Charts and Guide Books from New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest
  • Heavy Duty Tender Crane Type Davit
  • Spare Propeller Shaft X 2
  • Spare Propeller X 2
  • Teak Deck Furniture


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Canadian vessels are for sale while located in Canada and are not for sale while located in the USA. Foreign registered vessels are not for sale while located in Canada.

Additional Contact Information

Kahu is currently cruising the waters of the Pacific Northwest and does require an appoinment to be seen. 

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