STRONG, STURDY, BLUE WATER CRUISER.
WHITING 47: KEKENI PRICE: $119,000 AUD
Length : 47.8FT Beam : 13ft Year: 1985 Hull Material: Fiberglass Max Speed : 7knots Cabins: 2 CABINS
This Whiting 47, KEKENI, is currently berthed in Johur Bahru, in Southern Malaysia. Right on the tip of a cruising Mecca, she could sail easily to Indonesia, Borneo, or North, to the beautiful cruising islands of Langkawi, and onward to the serenity of Thailand.
She is being cared for in a vessel care program, and is accessible for viewing.
The owner confesses she is not a boat full of Bells and Whistles, but she is a capable, solid, well trusted build, that is in "very nearly to go" condition.
He bought her just prior to COVID, and he installed some new electronics, as well as new upholstery and cushions/bedding, and was preparing to bring her back to Australia, where she is registered.
However, COVID delayed that.
And he has decided to sell.
The previous owners had sailed on her since 1992. And were full time live aboards.
They sailed from New Zealand to the Pacific Islands, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean (and back to Asia).
She has been modified to keep things simple and practical for cruising - her workings are easy to understand which provides more confidence when sailing.
Kekini has a Ford Lehman diesel engine; a solid, very simple, large motor that will last, with parts readily available anywhere. All points of the engine are easily accessible making for easy servicing.
The engine also runs a heat exchanger for hot water and powers the fridge and freezer using a eutectic system that collectively does away with the need for generators and a gas hot water system. The engine also runs a belt-driven bilge pump that is turned on via the switchboard.
Fuel filters have been converted to spin-on filters with an easy bleeding system.
Fuel tanks x 3 are made from stainless steel and have just been opened and thoroughly cleaned.
The electronics are kept to a minimum - only good quality brands have been installed.
The circuits and wiring are very simple - faults can easily be detected.
Kekeni has a very open layout below the deck with a spacious saloon area and huge settees that are great for entertaining. The open design also enables easy airflow to cool the boat when cruising in the tropics or hot climates.
Forward is a double V berth followed by 2 single bunks and adjacent is the shower and toilet. Aft port is the navigation station and then the captain's double cabin. Adjacent (starboard) is the galley that is fully equipped with all cooking and eating utensils and comes with a double sink, fridge, freezer, 3 gas burner gimbaled stove, and oven.
Kekeni has a quality full teak interior with all new furnishings including cushions, bench tops, curtains, and carpet.
There is ample storage onboard.
Comes with an inflatable dinghy that is currently stored away below deck but can also be hung on davits for easy access when cruising.
She would suit a solo sailer, couple, or young family who requires an open space for children to play where they can be easily monitored.
Please contact me today for more information or to arrange a viewing appointment.
Length: 47' 8" - 14.53m
Beam: 13 feet
Draft: 7.8 ft
Displacement: 13000 kg
Keel / Ballast: Lead
Vessel Location: Johur Bharu
Builder: Paul Whiting
Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material: Fibreglass
Engine: Baracuda 90HP, with new starter motor
Engine Make: Ford Lehman
Horsepower: 90 hp
Fuel Type: Diesel
Max Speed: 8.5 knots
Cruise Speed: 6.8 knots
Propulsion: Shaft prop
Fuel: 450 ltr
Water: 250 Ltrs
CoversAll : sail covers and shade cover and bimini.
Also hatch covers.
Accommodation: 1 double cabin, 4 bunks, 1 x V berth
Berths: 8 berth
Toilet: Electric toilet
Entertainment: Stereo system
Air-Con: Yes ( box portable type)
Galley: Horse shoe configuration. Pantry, fridge, freezer.
Refrigeration: Utectic fridge
Stove: Gas 3 burner and oven. :
Hot Water: Yes
Ground Tackle: Electric anchor winch 80mtrs 10mm short link chain. 2 CQR anchors
80 mtr rope
Bilge Pumps: 4
Life Raft: YES, serviced in 2019
Epirb: Yes but registered to current owner
Life Jackets: Yes
Fire Protection: Yes
Electrics: 2 starter batteries, new, and 1 x 150 amp house battery ( new)
1 x 120 W panel, and 2 x 40 W solar panels.
Electronics / Navigation:
Garmin GPS plotter
Standard horizon AIS VHF ( new)
TMQ auto pilot ( new)
Sail Inventory: Full sail wordrobe. : Furler
Mast / Rigging: Stainless steel
Rigging is believed to be 7 years old ( but cannot be confirmed due to the previous owners inability to pass on information)
Remarks: A great yacht for someone who wants to cruise blue water or coastal