Palmer Johnson sailing yacht Kaori sold
by Malcolm MacLean
The 38.1 metre sailing yacht Kaori, listed for sale by Steve Doyle at Cambridge Yacht Group, has been sold to a direct client.
Previously known as Mandalay, she was built in aluminium by Palmer Johnson to a design by Paine & Associates with delivery in 1991 and last refitted in 2012. The main saloon, aft of the galley, features cherry wood panelling, a U-shaped bar with fridge, built in settees and a 42 inch LCD television screen. The entertainment systems aboard have Crestron audio visual remotes interfaced with a Kaleidescape on demand film and audio server.
Accommodation is for up to eight guests in three cabins. The master suite is full beam with a study, sofa bed and desk while two twin cabins each have an additional Pullman berth, and all cabins feature entertainment centres and en suite bathroom facilities.
Aft from the helm in the wheelhouse is a congenial seating and entertaining area. To port and starboard are large U-shaped seating areas with cushions and covers and at each seating area is a varnished teak pedestal mounted table with full cover. To port and starboard are fixed windows and electric drop windows while fitted in the overheads are flush mounted lights and marinized stereo speakers. Aft is a double hinged varnished teak door leading to the aft deck. On the port side forward in the wheelhouse is a built-in wet bar area with a varnished teak bar top, an integrated sink and teak trim. At the base of the bar top are storage areas and an under-counter glass fronted beverage cooler.
Under power, she cruises at 10 knots powered by twin 400hp Caterpillar diesel engines.
Kaori was asking $3,150,000.