Freedom Marine sells expedition superyacht Kahu
by Malcolm MacLean
News just in from Freedom Marine that Brian Huse has closed on the sale of the 37m expedition superyacht Kahu with Rupert Gregory at Allied Marine acting for the buyer.
Kahu was built by New Zealand yard Whangerai Engineering for the New Zealand Navy as a 'Moa' class vessel and delivered in 1979. She was converted into a world cruiser by Fitzroy Yachts in 2012 with a new aluminium superstructure. Since her transformation, she has explored the South Pacific, Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest. Accommodation is for 12 guests in a master suite, three doubles and a quadruple cabin.
In 2012, Kahu completed a transformation to near ice class specifications with a refit cost of effectively $8,000,000. She is a proven explorer with many miles under her hull and twin 365hp Cummins engines give her a range of 7,000 nautical miles. See full details, specs and a photo gallery of superyachtKahu.
Kahu was asking $2,900,000.