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Old 15-02-2019, 21:17   #1
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Location: Langkawi, Malaysia
Boat: Jay Kantola - Trimaran 65 ft by 40 ft beam
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19.8m (65ft), 2000 Kantola Trimaran, Langkawi, Malaysia $288,000 USD

This listing if for a large cruising trimaran suitable for anyone who wants a comfortable cruising yacht or to start/expand a tourism business.

This vessel would be the largest commercial multihull operating from Phuket and could easily carry dozens of paying passengers. It also could be utilized to take tourists on the run between Phuket and Langkawi. At 70 GRT this vessel can be modified or used for most purposes except racing.

Location: Langkawi near the ferry terminal. Airport code is LGK.

The features of this vessel include:
  • West System epoxy core construction
  • An easy to control, low-tension sailing rig
  • Sails in excellent condition
  • A large dependable Isuzu diesel engine
  • Large engine room with lift-off ceiling
  • 2 double and 4 single bunks and 2 large heads
  • New custom folding tables for meals on deck
  • 8 new UV resistant arm chairs
  • A full-size kitchen to prepare meals
  • Large pilot house to protect you from the sun.
  • Sailing dinghy with 9.8 HP engine
  • 2-Kayaks
  • Shore powered AC
  • Reprogrammable Class B AIS transponder

In the above photo taken February 2019 you can get an idea of the overall size of the vessel. Notice someone is seated at one of the two folding tables on the starboard ama. The second table, as well as 6 more chairs were stowed in the ama. The mainsail in this photo was also being stowed in the ama when this photo was taken.

If the 10+ knots speed under sail is not great enough for your needs there are several options. I have the engineering plans for a new tall Bermuda rig. Alternately, the mast step is already present to convert the vessel into a ketch or schooner. The rear chainplate is already present and a very large unused sail in the ama could be recut.

If modifying the vessel for tourism interests you, notice the very large space between the hulls that can be decked over to add additional seating. The vessel could easily carry 40 passengers seated at tables to the left and right of the pilot house. The mast can also support a large tent to protect passengers from the rain and sun. Other possible modifications that are possible include adding a second deck level, water slide, and bow thruster to easily approach a commercial dock.

In the photo above you can see the sailing dinghy as well as part of the pilot house with tempered glass windows and 900 watts of solar panels on top. The wood in the photograph is one of the folding tables. The spar you can see on the front starboard trampoline is approximately 17 feet tall and already has a base ready to mount on the existing rear mast step. The thought was it would come in handy to support shade when converting the vessel for commercial use.

The above photo is the only photo that isn't from 2019. It was taken in the Philippines before the head sail was converted from hank-on to a custom roller furler.

The above photo was taken when sailing between Phuket and Langkawi in January 2019. Winds were moderate at the time and we were doing about 6.5 knots using the main and foresail. The gaff-rig eliminates the need for any battens in the main sail. Further, I designed the gaff pole to ride up and down the mast track so it is quite easy to attach it when you are ready to sail and to take it down if you want to store it in an ama. Instead of a spinnaker, I have employed the main foresail and a slightly smaller jib sail. These are set so that fly wing on wing. There is also a very large screecher sail. The screecher is a light air sail kind of like a spinnaker that I have employed mainly on a beam reach. I averaged 7 knots on this single sail alone while crossing the Sulu Sea during the Winter monsoon.

Personally, I found these speeds adequate for cruising and the lack of stress on the rig resulted in an overall lack of stress to me. Again, if these speeds are not adequate for you there are some relatively easy modifications.

Looking from the pilot house forward. Navigation desk is to the left. Below the navigation desk is the AC electric panel and stainless steel Italian oven. All flooring is white epoxy and easy to keep clean. Galley is to the left. The full-size, weighted-key Yamaha keyboard can be included in the sale for $1,500 USD extra and is in perfect working order. (I Rach the boat.)

The galley features Corian countertops, conventional 3 burner glass top stove, and large undermount double sink. Most of the pots and pans were replaced in 2018 and 12 place settings of new dishes are included in the sale.

One of two king-size double bunks. This one is in the rear cabin. All glazing is tinted tempered glass and installed in Phuket. The hydraulic drive shaft on the rudder post is located below this bunk and easily accessible. If you intend to make long passages, you will love the auto-pilot and hydraulic drive on this vessel. Changing course is simply a matter of pressing an up/down button and I have run the vessel for weeks crossing the Pacific without having to hand-steer.

The above are the 4 over/under single bunks. All bunks feature ample storage areas, DC fan, and DC lights.

Stern head. The shower surround with integral commode is just barely seen on the left.

Forward head. Notice the access to storage areas that are integrated into the aka. (The aka connect the main hull to the ama.) The aka are divided into two sections. Some compartments afford internal access and storage. Other aka are only accessible from topside. The topside access compartments have integral drains and used to store butane tanks, gasoline, the Honda generator, and extra fuel and water used on extended trips.

You might think that the above photos of the engine room were taken when the vessel were first launched. Further, I had someone argue with me that I obviously recently replaced the engine. However, I can assure you that you are looking at photos taken January 2019 and that this is the original engine. I am an engineer, and you should expect an engineer to take good care of his engine.

I have regularly replaced the anodes that protect the engine and stainless steel wet exhaust muffler.

Notice the fuel filters and that fuel within the filters is not cloudy. Before new fuel reaches the engine supply tank, it first passes through the 2 micron filter housing and a high speed fuel polishing system. Then fuel passes through the smaller filter housing and a second 2 micron filter.

A large Walker Airsep, not shown, performs as they claim and the engine room has no diesel smell. Also not shown is a brand new raw water pump installed in Fall 2018 just before the trip from the Philippines to Langkawi. I have almost 1/2 a dozen spare impellers on board for this pump. In 2017 I installed a new damper plate that connects the transmission to the engine. It was a simple matter of unbolting about 20 bolts, and then lifting the transmission from above on a block and tackle on the pilot house floor. The previous damper plate had almost 10 years of use before it was replaced. However, since they were so cheap I ordered 2 and so you have a complete spare damper plate. There is also a brand new spare engine starter motor in the spare inventory.

Another item to notice is the valve tree. This vessel, despite its size, has one and only one thru-hull fitting below the water line and a single bronze shut-off valve. Further, in 2018 I purchased a new bronze shut-off valve just in case.

One thing I also don't show is what the vessel looks like under the water. I sometimes joke with people it is cleaner than my galley. The reason is I have been personally using a soft scrapper to eliminate any marine growth which it is about the size of a grain of sand. It is about 2-3 hours of exercise every 1 to 2 weeks. With an West System epoxy vessel this can be done almost indefinitely without concern since epoxy is totally impervious to water. This said, if you want, I will coordinate a haul-out and new anti-fouling before you take delivery of the vessel. Langkawi/Phuket area is the right place to do it at a low cost.

I created a website with additional photographs. Further, I have attempted to find all the sailing trimarans currently on the market and place them onto one concise website so you can easily compare my vessel to others on the market. The website, in accordance with Cruiser Forum's rules is not a commercial website. However, please be aware that I included links on the listings from around the world to other websites.

If you have a sailing trimaran for sale and it is not listed on my website, drop me a note and I will include it for free.

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The page for my vessel is at
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Old 15-02-2019, 23:26   #2
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Re: 19.8m (65ft), 2000 Kantola Trimaran, Langkawi, Malaysia $288,000 USD

Now that's great presentation of vessel! And great detailing work too, to make boat clean/presentable. Good luck with sale!
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Old 16-02-2019, 21:17   #3
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Re: 19.8m (65ft), 2000 Kantola Trimaran, Langkawi, Malaysia $288,000 USD

I received an email saying they could not see the price. The price is $288,000 USD and listed in the thread title.
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Old 12-04-2019, 17:20   #4
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The vessel is under contract.
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