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Kanter 66' Ketch with Pilot House Shelter


LOA    66.08 ft
LWL   53.25 ft
Beam Max   17.33 ft
Beam DWL   15.17 ft
Draft   7.750 ft
Displacement   85,500 lbs
Ballast   32,000 lbs

Sail Plan
I = 78.00 ft
J = 25.25 ft
P = 68.75 ft
E = 21.50 ft
Total Sail Area   2,089.00 sq ft

Main Engine Caterpillar 3208, 210 hp at 2,800 rpm
Generator Westerbeke 11kw, 240v, 50hz
Westerbeke 6kw, 240v, 50hz
Fuel   800 gal
Water   350 gal
Water Maker
Standard Communication
Model HRO 500


Dieter Empacher Designs was commissioned by Kanter Yachts to design a 66' cruising ketch for an experienced European client.

The outstanding features of this long-range cruising yacht are the engineering and placement of the machinery, and their easy access for service and maintenance. This attention to engineering details, not often seen on sailing vessels of this size, was a design challenge to meet the owner's requirements. The owner has planned an extended world cruise with his family, which is reflected in the arrangement with its practical offshore comfort. The arrangement accommodates two equal staterooms with private heads and stall showers, and a family atmosphere living room with the chart table and command center nearby. An ample walk-through galley leads to the owner's private aft quarters. The pilot-house shelter spans over half the cockpit seating for protection in any conditions. Hydraulic powered winches make sail handling with a limited crew possible.

The 66' is a true world cruiser, designed for sailing performance combined with luxurious comfort. The arrangement, with its practical offshore comfort, is designed for extended cruising.

Comments from SAIL Magazine:

"The 66' has a relatively long waterline and was created for round-the-world passagemaking. Not surprisingly, there is plenty of storage space below deck, and the three staterooms, each with private head and shower, are configured for maximum stowage."

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