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KIALOA III is a 24.05 m Sail Yacht, built in the United States of America by Palmer Johnson and delivered in 1974.

Her top speed is 11.0 kn and she boasts a maximum range of 1100.0 nm when navigating at cruising speed, with power coming from a Cummins diesel engine. She can accommodate up to 6 guests, with 4 crew members waiting on their every need. She has a gross tonnage of 101.0 GT and a 5.24 m beam.

She was designed by Sparkman & Stephens , who also completed the naval architecture. Sparkman & Stephens has designed 64 yachts and created the naval architecture for 63 yachts for yachts above 24 metres.

KIALOA III is one of 997 sailing yachts in the 24-30m size range, and, compared to similarly sized sailing yachts, her cruising speed is 0.64 kn above the average.

KIALOA III is currently sailing under the United States of America flag, the most popular flag state for superyachts with a total of 1644 yachts registered. She is known to be an active superyacht and has most recently been spotted cruising near Canada. For more information regarding KIALOA III's movements, find out more about BOAT Pro AIS .

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  • Name: KIALOA III
  • Yacht Type: Sail Yacht
  • Yacht Subtype: Classic Yacht
  • Builder: Palmer Johnson
  • Naval Architect: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Exterior Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Refits: 1997

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Builder: SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Category: Sloop Model Year: 1975 Year Built: 1975 Country: United States

LOA: 79' (24.08mm) LWL: 65' 6" (19.96mm) LOD: 76' (23.16mm) Beam: 17.5 Min Draft: 11' 8" (3.56mm)

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Water Capacity: 475 Gallons Fuel Capacity: 205 Gallons

Accommodations

Total Berths: 9 Total Heads: 4

Hull and Deck Information

Hull Material: Aluminum Hull Configuration: Moderate Fin

Engine Information

Engines: 1 Manufacturer: Cummins Engine Type: Inboard Fuel Type: Diesel

Another major price reduction. Owner says "Let's get this puppy sold!!"

It is not often one gets to own a piece of history. An ageless classic, K III is back in the US with all systems working and ready to continue her illustrious career. Known the world over, she will be recognized in every port her new owner enters and applauded in every race she enters. He first owner, Jim Kilroy, wrote about her history and race record in  KIALOA, Dare to Win.  She held the Sydney - Hobart  elapsed time record for many years and won that and the Transpac and many other races. Her rugged Palmer Johnson hull has been checked and her sloop rig (1978) is ready for another circumnavigation. 

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24 July 2013

Kialoa iii (s&s maxi).

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on launching day in 1974 at the Palmer Johnston yard (photo Facebook)
What 10,000 square feet of sail looks like - spinnaker, blooper, mainsail, mizzen and mizzen spinnaker set.

seen here finishing the 1977 Transpac (photo Phil Uhl)
during the 1977 Southern Cross Cup series (photo Guy Gurney)
running down the Sydney coastline during the 1977 Southern Cross Cup series (photo Guy Gurney)
A magnificent shot of running downwind off Sydney Heads with all sails set during the 1977 Southern Cross Cup (photo Guy Gurney)
and in a close battle off Sydney Heads at the start of the 1977 Sydney to Hobart race (photo Phil Uhl)
soon after the start of the 1977 Sydney-Hobart race (photo Phil Uhl)
seen here soon after the start of the 1977 Sydney to Hobart race (photo Facebook)
Gybing required plenty of advance warning!

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, as a sloop, racing
racing in the 1980 SORC where she finished fifth in Class A and 20th overall (photo Guy Gurney)
in her modern configuration
as seen recently above (2022) and below (2023) (Facebook)

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Published on February 10th, 2021 | by Editor

Transformative period in yacht racing

Published on February 10th, 2021 by Editor -->

The Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, CT) has accepted the donation of a significant collection of 20th century yachting materials related to the renowned sailor John B. “Jim” Kilroy Sr. and his yachts named Kialoa. This donation was made by Kilroy’s daughter Patrice Kilroy, who wished that the story of her father and those who sailed with him would be preserved and shared with future generations.

The materials contained in the collection include personal correspondence, design memoranda, drawings, ratings protocols, race notes, planning items, logbooks, annotated charts, photos, scrapbook clippings, movies, plaques, trophies and other materials which document 50 years of American yachting at the highest levels of competition.

“Jim Kilroy and the Kialoas were synonymous with big boat sailing during a transformative time in the sport,” said Museum trustee Sheila McCurdy. “The best amateur sailors aspired to crew for Kilroy. Many of his crew went on to impact sailing in their own rights. Mystic Seaport Museum is the perfect place to keep the Kilroy-Kialoa Collection safe and accessible for marine historians and generations of sailors to come.”

From 1956 to 2005, Kilroy owned and raced five Maxi boats carrying the name Kialoa, achieving exceptional success on every ocean of the world. In 1975 alone, they won 11 major ocean races, including the Transatlantic, Fastnet, and Sydney-to-Hobart Races.

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The Hobart win in 1975 set a record time that stood for 21 years despite the advances in materials and technology that transpired during those decades. Kialoa IV won 20 out of 24 races in 1981 and held the Maxi Yacht World Champion title for five years between 1981 and 1987.

This collection is important not simply because it documents the success of the Kialoa campaigns, but because Kilroy and the Kialoa boats were at the forefront of many advances in yacht design, construction, crewing, and technology. An early Kialoa was one of the first racing yachts built of aluminum, and Kialoa IV was an early example of the use of carbon composites and Kevlar.

Kilroy famously used computers to aid in planning, analyzing and measuring success, and his early adoption of onboard computer data collection and use of computers to assist in tactical decision-making was at the forefront of what has now become the industry standard. Kilroy was inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame in 2014. He passed away in 2016.

Mystic Seaport Museum now begins the task of cataloguing and digitizing this collection so that it can be shared with researchers, scholars, and enthusiasts alike to reflect the transition toward the modern era of yacht racing.

Photo : Jim Kilroy steering Kialoa III.

Editor’s note : We found in Kilroy’s book, Kialoa – Dare to Win, the team had in the 1975 Transatlantic Race been first to finish, first in class, but second overall. However, the overall result also included an asterisk which stated, “Kialoa III would have been 1 st overall if correct handicap distance had been applied.”

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23.8m  /  78'1 | palmer johnson | 1974 / 1997.

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Boat Details

Designer: Sparkman & Stephens 

Builder: Palmer Johnson

Boat Location: Newport, Rhode Island, US 

Price: Sold 

Length:  79 ft 0 inch

Beam: 17 ft 6 inch

Draft: 11 ft 8 inch

Hull Material:  Aluminium

Description 

Major price reduction December  2023 - Bring Offers 

Is Kialoa III one of the most iconic maxi yachts of her era? Yes. Designed by Sparkman and Stephens in 1975 for Jim Kilroy who had already owned two S&S yachts previously, so an experienced yacht racer/owner. Built at Palmer Johnson, she was originally designed/built as a 79’ Ketch Maxi for offshore racing.

The year of her launch, Kialoa III went onto win the Sydney to Hobart race with a record time of 2 days 14 hours 36 minutes and 56 seconds. She held for a staggering 21 years! During her early career Kialoa III was well known in the maxi circuit throughout the world, wining nearly every big regatta going. In the late 70’s her rig configuration was changed from a ketch to a sloop and what today you see is how she has remained since about 1978.

Kialoa III’s interior is standard for a Sparkman & Stephens yacht of this size and era, with teak varnish and contrasting white panelling throughout. She can comfortably sleep 5 guests in two cabins and the salon area and a further four crew bunks in the bow area.

This is an elegant yacht from a bygone era of Maxi yacht racing, she allows for fast, safe and comfortable cruising but allows for big boat regatta racing at the weekend.

More images to follow. 

Construction

Aluminium Construction

Accommodation 

The boat is surrounded by space and hanging lockers, which of course allows for long periods of time at sea.

Force-10 3-burner gimbaled propane stove with oven

Microwave oven 12 volt circulation fan 32 cu. ft. top-loading refrigerator 32 cu. ft. top-loading freezer Double, deep-well, stainless steel sinks Hot & cold pressure water system  

Navigation Equipment

B&G Hercules 790 B&G 2000Wind Icom IC-M56 VHF radio Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio with DSC

Ritchie pedestal mounted compass(2)

Danforth Constellation compasses in cockpit

LinerRaytheon Ray-Nav 300 GPS Simrad AP24 Heavy duty, oversized, auto pilot Standard Horizon Eclipse Dsc

Deck Equipment 

x2 Barient 35 s/t runner winches

x2 Barient 32 s/t traveller winches

x1 Barient s/t mainsheet winch - cockpit with Barient coffee grinder

x2 Barient coffee grinders x1 Barient 36 s/t electric winch x1 Barient 36 s/t winch x1 Barient 32 winch x5 Barient 35 winches x1 Barient 32 s/t winch x4 Large custom Barient primary winches

Deck Gear: 

Harken genoa tracks

Twin block mainsheet system Reckmann hydraulic, twin groove, roller furling headsail system Reckmann hydraulic Backstay, Inner Forestay, Baby Stay, Vang, Outhaul 

Engine/ Mechanical

Cummins 5.9 liter, 270HP, fresh water cooled diesel engine (1997)

Twin-Disc 507-A transmission, rebuilt (1997)

Stainless steel shaft

Dripless shaft system

Separ fuel filter polishing system

Fisher panda generator 8.8 Kw – 2010

Electrical 

AGM batteries

Mastervolt 100 amp 3-stage automatic battery charger Mastervolt Chargemaster 24 Volt 80-3 Mobtronic battery controller 3000 watt inverter with smart battery charger 24 volt DC system,110 volt AC system, 12 volt converts for instruments

Battery parallel switches Battery condition meter (2) 120 amp alternators on main engine Bonding system Shore power cord

T ankage 

Fuel: 205 Gallons (90 Gallon day tank) 

Fresh water: 475 Gallons 

Spars 

Hood keel-stepped aluminum painted mast

Hood aluminum painted boom with reefing & furling racks installed

Carbon fiber spinnaker pole Aluminium jokey pole 

Complete set of running rigging Navtec stainless steelrod rigging

Racing Mainsail x3 Racing Genoas

x4 Spinnakers

Storm Trysail Storm Staysail

Cruising Main

Roller furling Genoa  

Tender  

Achilles 12 ft tender

20 Hp Yamaha four stroke outboard

S afety Equipment    

Epirb ACR Three flash lights Fire extinguisher 3Life slin Life bout lights, 2Man overboard module ACR 406 EPIRB 2 Life rafts, need to be serviced Electric and manual bilge pumps

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Kialoa III (1975)

Yacht: Kialoa III

Race: Sydney Hobart

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For the 1975 race I had decided to photograph every boat. We planned to start early and catch the leaders off Flinders Island. My pilot was Rex Godfrey and we took our wives Maureen and Sue with us.

Early on December 28th I phoned the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania to find out where the leaders were, expecting them to be quite close to the rhumb line off Flinders Island. To my surprise they were already off St Helens powering down the coast before a strong nor’easter.

Rex and I jumped in to our Cessna 172 and headed off without delay. It was afternoon before we caught up with Kialoa. She was off Maria Island with the great ketch Windward Passage twenty minutes behind her.

Jim Kilroy’s Kialoa III was a wonderful sight to behold. She was planing at 23 knots on her way to breaking the race record in two days 14 hours, 36 minutes and 56 seconds. The record stood for 21 years.

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73' sparkman & stephens | 1964 | €920,000.

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Kialoa II Yacht | 73' Sparkman & Stephens 1964

The Sparkman & Stephens Classic Yacht Kialoa II was one of the first ‘Maxi’ yachts, this is a rare opportunity to purchase a classic yacht with huge provenance.  This ocean racing legend was designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built in lightweight aluminium specifically to compete and win the maxi ocean racing category. During her first decade she successfully won most of the major ocean races at least once, including the 1965 Transpac Race.  She came 2nd in Fastnet in 1969 and took line honours in the 1971 Sydney-Hobart Race.

Her current owners have invested well in the maintenance of the Sparkman & Stephens Classic Yacht Kialoa II, with a full re-fit and new suite of North sails in 2016/17. A new Whale Spars aluminium mainmast and boom in 2018. Subsequently in 2022 she has had new standing riggingand running rigging, a new main sail and topside paint. And in 2023, her hull has had a spray application of International Micron (black) Propspeed 2023.

The Sparkman & Stephens Classic Yacht Kialoa II would be ideal as an ocean racer or for Classic Yacht regattas or as an adventure yacht to reach the high latitudes and furthest corners of the globe. She has many more years and sea miles to be enjoyed by her new owner. 

Denison Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by OC Performance Yacht Brokerage Services.

Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but can’t guarantee the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal from that yacht market without notice. She is offered as a convenience by this yacht broker to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a specific yacht for sale.

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  • Yacht Details: 73' Sparkman & Stephens 1964
  • Location: Southampton, E19, United Kingdom
  • Last Updated: Jan 3, 2024
  • Asking Price: €920,000
  • Max Draft: 10' 11''

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  • Beam: 14' 11''
  • Hull Material: Aluminum

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Kialoa patriarch, Jim Kilroy dies at 94 years

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Vale Jim Kilroy John B. “Jim” Kilroy (May 1, 1922 – September 29, 2016) owned and raced the record-breaking Kialoa sailboats from the 1950s to the 1980s, helping pioneer the era of maxi yacht racing.

In both 1982 and 1983 Jim Kilroy won the Lord Nelson Trophy racing on Kialoa IV and earlier this year we saw the return of Kialoa III at Antigua Sailing Week, a beautifully restored modern classic.

We offer our condolences to Jim’s family and friends and all of the teams that have worked with him over the years. We are sad that he will not be able to make it back for our 50 th Antigua Sailing Week Lord Nelson Trophy Winners Ball but we will be sure to raise  glass in his name.

Below is the video including footage from the return of Kialoa III to Antigua Sailing Week earlier this year.   If you want to read more about the great man check out this excellent piece by Sail World http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Kialoa-patriarch,-Jim-Kilroy-dies-at-94-years/148644?source=facebook

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  1. Kialoa III

    Kialoa III Boat ID: Current Price: $295,000 Designer: Sparkman & Stephens Year: 1975 Length: 79 ft. Located In: Newport, RI Hull ... enters and applauded in every race she enters. Her first owner, Jim Kilroy, wrote about her history and race record in KIALOA, Dare to Win. She held the Sydney - Hobart elapsed time record for many years and won ...

  2. KIALOA III Yacht

    The 23.8m/78'1" sail yacht 'Kialoa III' was built by Palmer Johnson in Monaco at their Sturgeon Bay, WI shipyard. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Sparkman & Stephens and she was last refitted in 1997. Guest Accommodation. Kialoa III has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests in 2 suites.

  3. Kialoa III Yacht for Sale

    She is offered as a convenience by this yacht broker to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a specific yacht for sale. +1. Kialoa III Yacht for Sale is a 79 superyacht built by Sparkman & Stephens in 1975. Currently she is located in Newport and awaiting her new owners.

  4. KIALOA III yacht (Palmer Johnson, 24.05m, 1974)

    KIALOA III is a 24.05 m Sail Yacht, built in the United States of America by Palmer Johnson and delivered in 1974. Her top speed is 11.0 kn and she boasts a maximum range of 1100.0 nm when navigating at cruising speed, with power coming from a Cummins diesel engine. She can accommodate up to 6 guests, with 4 crew members waiting on their every ...

  5. Kialoa

    Kialoa III was designed by David Pedrick at Sparkman and Stephens as a 79ft ketch and built by Palmer Johnson in 1974, ... Kialoa IV and Kialoa V were World Maxi Yacht champions 5 of the 8 years they raced from 1981-1989. Race wins include: Onion Patch, Transpacific, Queen's Cup, Tasman Sea, Hawaii, Block Island, Sardinia Cup, S.O.R.C ...

  6. Kialoa III at Antigua Sailing Week 2017

    Helmsman Roland Pieper explains how the restored 43-year-old Maxi Kialoa III is still so competitive at Antigua Sailing Week 2017. Sailing footage courtesy o...

  7. Kialoa III 79' SPARKMAN & STEPHENS 1975

    Kialoa III Yacht for Sale is a 79 superyacht built by SPARKMAN & STEPHENS in 1975. Currently she is located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States and awaiting her new owners.

  8. KIALOA III Cruising or Racing Sailboat PALMER JOHNSON 78' 1974

    KIALOA III - 1974 PALMER JOHNSON 78' Custom Sparkman and Stephens. KIALOA III is a 78' (23.77m) Cruising or Racing Sailboat built by PALMER JOHNSON and delivered in 1974. Photos and specifications available below. Find yachts and boats listed for sale and ones off the market in our YATCO Yacht & Boat Directory.

  9. Kialoa III 79' Sparkman & Stephens 1975

    Kialoa III Yacht Description. It is not often one gets to own a piece of history. An ageless classic, K III is back in the US with all systems working and ready to continue her illustrious career. Known the world over, she will be recognized in every port her new owner enters and applauded in every race she enters.

  10. Kialoa III

    Sloop «Kialoa III» built by manufacturer SPARKMAN & STEPHENS in 1975 — available for sale. Yacht location: USA. If you are looking to buy a yacht «Kialoa III» or need additional information on the purchase price of this SPARKMAN & STEPHENS, please call: +1-954-274-4435 (USA)

  11. Kialoa III

    Kialoa III - 1975 79' SPARKMAN & STEPHENS Sparkman & Stephens 79' Sloop ... Yacht for sale is a 1975 SPARKMAN & STEPHENS 79' "Kialoa III" Sparkman & Stephens 79' Sloop Sloop in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. It is not often one gets to own a piece of history. An ageless classic, K III is back in the US with all systems working and ready to ...

  12. Kialoa III Yacht

    Kialoa III is a sailing yacht with an overall length of m. The yacht's builder is Palmer Johnson Yachts from United States, who launched Kialoa III in 1974. The superyacht has a beam of m and a volume of . GT.. Kialoa III features exterior design by Sparkman & Stephens, Inc.. Up to 6 guests can be accommodated on board the superyacht, Kialoa III, and she also has accommodation for 4 crew ...

  13. RB Sailing: Kialoa III (S&S Maxi)

    Kialoa III was one of the most well known of Jim Kilroy's maxis to wear the famous 'Kialoa' name, and photos of her under full sail downwind are still impressive even today. Kialoa III is perhaps best remembered for her line honours victory in the 1975 Sydney-Hobart race when she broke the race record with a time of 2 days, 4 hours and 37 minutes.. This was a time that wasn't beaten for 21 ye

  14. Document sans titre

    Kialoa III, US 13751 last update: 2022 1974 Plan Sparkman & Stephens, built by Palmer & Johnson, LOA: 79ft, ketch . 1974 October, launched. ... "The 78'1 / 23.8m Custom sail yacht 'Kialoa III' was built by Palmer Johnson in United States at their Sturgeon Bay, WI shipyard . This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are ...

  15. KIALOA III Yacht Charter Brochure

    The 23.8m/78'1" sail yacht 'Kialoa III' was built by Palmer Johnson in Monaco at their Sturgeon Bay, WI shipyard. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Sparkman & Stephens and she was last refitted in 1997. Guest Accommodation. Kialoa III has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests in 2 suites.

  16. Transformative period in yacht racing

    An early Kialoa was one of the first racing yachts built of aluminum, and Kialoa IV was an early example of the use of carbon composites and Kevlar. ... Jim Kilroy steering Kialoa III. Editor's ...

  17. KIALOA III Yacht Photos

    23.8m / 78'1 | Palmer Johnson | 1974 / 1997. The luxury sail yacht Kialoa III is displayed on this page merely for informational purposes and she is not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor is she represented or marketed in anyway by Trident Media Ltd. This document is not contractual. The yacht particulars displayed in the ...

  18. Kialoa III

    Kialoa III is a famous Sparkman & Stephens 79 maxi racing yacht, for sale and ready for next sailing adventure. Built by Palmer Johnson in the USA, now is Newport Rhode Island.

  19. Kialoa III (1975)

    Early on December 28th I phoned the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania to find out where the leaders were, expecting them to be quite close to the rhumb line off Flinders Island. ... Jim Kilroy's Kialoa III was a wonderful sight to behold. She was planing at 23 knots on her way to breaking the race record in two days 14 hours, 36 minutes and 56 ...

  20. Sail

    Brokerage - Sailing Yachts. It all begins with a dream. Maybe you want to fulfill your lifelong ambition of sailing the world. ... Kialoa III - $295,000 S&S 79' Sloop, 1975. PRICE REDUCED! Learn More . Toot - $265,000 Little Harbor 46, 1988. PRICE REDUCED! Learn More . Mustang - $ 1,495,000 Camper & Nicholsons, 1987. Learn More. Selamat ...

  21. Kialoa II Yacht for Sale

    The Sparkman & Stephens Classic Yacht Kialoa II would be ideal as an ocean racer or for Classic Yacht regattas or as an adventure yacht to reach the high latitudes and furthest corners of the globe. She has many more years and sea miles to be enjoyed by her new owner. ... Serenity III 51' Sparkman & Stephens 1983 $495,000 ...

  22. S/Y Kialoa III

    This is the Yacht profile for S/Y Kialoa III on the YotHop Boat Database - sailing and yachting community. View yacht location, tech spec, construction

  23. Kialoa patriarch, Jim Kilroy dies at 94 years

    John B. "Jim" Kilroy (May 1, 1922 - September 29, 2016) owned and raced the record-breaking Kialoa sailboats from the 1950s to the 1980s, helping pioneer the era of maxi yacht racing. In both 1982 and 1983 Jim Kilroy won the Lord Nelson Trophy racing on Kialoa IV and earlier this year we saw the return of Kialoa III at Antigua Sailing ...