Waianiwa/Custom Composite 60 Pilothouse Cruiser
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WAIANIWA was built by a couple who spared no expense in creating the best possible yacht to safely and easily sail anywhere in the world in complete luxury. She is a true pilothouse design and is equipped with the best electrical, mechanical and sail handling equipment to complete her mission. The 51,000 man hours dedicated to her construction are evident when looking at the attention to detail throughout.

Her unique layout -- with her live-in pilothouse, ideal for entertaining guests and/or shorthanded sailing -- cannot be found in any other yacht of this size. The original owners completed a two-year circumnavigation, and her second (current) owners have, since 2002, sailed her everywhere from 51 North to 51 South, “living the dream.” She has never been chartered and has been continuously upgraded and maintained to high standards. New to the market, WAIANIWA is an excellent choice for anyone looking to do some fast, easy passagemaking and extended cruising in safety and comfort.

Layout and Design

Accommodations and Layout

WAIANIWA sleeps six in three private cabins, plus one in the pilothouse.  Her fine New Zealand craftsmanship is evident throughout, with her solid American cherry raised-panel joiner work and Huon pine floors. Her solid white raised-panel bulkheads, painted while hull ceiling and white fabric overhead - combined with numerous hatches, opening portholes and windows - provide a light, airy feel.

Master Stateroom

The owner’s cabin is forward and features a queen-sized berth on centerline.  There is a large bureau and vanity to starboard, as well as a generous 4’ wide hanging locker outboard.  Two large drawers under the berth and numerous other lockers add to the exceptional storage space.  A deck hatch and two opening portholes provide ample light and ventilation. There is also a huge storage space under the berth.

Master Head and Shower

There is a private head with separate shower stall attached to the owner’s cabin.  Features include sink, vanity mirror, Microphor vacuflush toilet and heated towel racks.


Further aft to port is a very well designed galley that was mocked up several times during construction and has proven to be efficient, both at anchor and under way.  The area is partially open to the pilothouse above for additional light and ventilation.  Features include:

  • Alpes –Inox four-burner electric/propane stove with overhead vent
  • Microwave oven
  • Double front-opening refrigerator
  • Top-opening freezer
  • Trash compactor
  • Twin stainless sinks with retractable faucet
  • Full assortment of galleyware and both casual and formal dinnerware

Lower Dinette

To starboard is a very nice dinette/breakfast nook with a large fixed table that also doubles as additional countertop space for the galley.  There are bookshelves outboard, and storage under the seats. The table is also used as a chart table, with chart storage built in, and it is a comfortable place to gather, whether at sea or at anchor.

Pilothouse/Main Salon

The most unique feature of this yacht is the raised main salon/pilothouse that boasts almost full 360 degree views. To port is a U-shaped dining area with a cocktail table that expands to a dining table.  Two chairs to starboard can move over to provide space for six to dine in comfort.  Also to starboard is a fully functional piloting station along with the main navigational equipment, electrical breaker panels, a small refrigerator for drinks and entertainment equipment, including an up/down TV.

Aft Landing

Moving aft and down four steps is a landing area with additional breaker panels and the washer/dryer, in addition to easy access to the engine room, study and guest accommodations.

Study/Office Area

Aft to port is a cozy office area with desk, settee and bookshelves – a great place to work quietly or read in peace.

Port Guest Stateroom

Aft and to port through the office area is a private guest cabin with twin single berths side by side.  There is a wide bureau with vanity mirror and a full-height hanging locker.  Light and ventilation are provided by a deck hatch and two opening portholes.

Starboard Guest Stateroom

Aft and to starboard is the second guest cabin, featuring a queen-sized double berth.  There is a wide bureau with vanity light, a full-height hanging locker and a small seat.  A deck hatch and two opening portholes provide great light and ventilation.

Aft Guest Head and Shower

A head with separate shower stall is located off the aft landing for use by guests.  Features include sink, vanity mirror, Microphor vacuflush toilet and heated towel racks.

Electronics and Navigation Equipment
  • Furuno  Navnet 2 Radar and chart plotter
  • (2) Furuno GP-32 GPS units for redundancy
  • Standard Horizon GPS/chart plotter at cockpit helm
  • Furuno depth finder, B&G depth finder
  • B&G Hydra instruments with multiple remotes in the pilothouse and at the cockpit helm
  • B&G auotopilot
  • Coursemaster autopilot (back-up for redundancy)
  • Toshiba laptop connected to the Furuno radar and to the Iridium phone
  • Icom M-34 VHF
  • Iridium phone and modem
  • Raymarine loud hailer and automatic fog horn
  • Handheld VHF
  • Spreader camera connected to the radar screen that can be set to survey any part of the boat or adjacent dock
  • 18” Flat screen TV in pilothouse
  • Pioneer stereo, CD and DVD player with multiple speakers

Electrical System
  • 12-24 volt DC and 220-240 volt AC electrical systems for U.S. or European use
  • Custom main breaker panels, starboard side pilothouse and at aft landing area
  • 24 volt house battery bank providing 400 amp hours (eight six volt batteries in series)
  • 12 volt battery bank for engine start and electronics
  • Kohler 17 kW generator putting out 240 Volts/ 50 Hz. (6,073 hours – overhauled 2011), with separate exhaust and underwater wet exhaust for quiet operation

  • IDEC automatic generator starting system, capable of starting generator, charging batteries and running refrigeration while off the boat
  • Twin engine alternators – 100 amp with Maxcharge smart regulator for house bank and 40 amp for engine start
  • Mastervolt 24 volt battery charger for 240 volt /50 Hz shore power (European and Pacific)
  • Victron isolation transformer
  • Vectran charge system, 24 volt for 220 volt/ 60 Hz shore power (American)
  • Vectran 4000 watt inverter which runs all systems onboard
  • Two shore power cables, one for the US 220 volt system and one for the European 240 volt power source.
  • Hella fans in all cabins

Engine/ Mechanical Equipment
  • Yanmar 4LH-DTE 170 HP diesel engine (7,500 hours).  Reconditioned 2010 with new injectors and cleaning of turbo system
  • Oversized 50 mm direct shaft drive with aquadrive, custom made shaft lock and Shaft Shark automatic line cutter
  • Autoprop self-pitching propeller that adjusts between motorsaiing and powering into head seas and wind
  • Dual fuel filters for engine with by-pass.  Triple in-line filters for engine and generator
  • Hydraulic steering system with two independent stations in cockpit and pilothouse
  • Side-power 60 HP bow thruster (2006)
  • Air conditioning – four independent zones, 40,000 BTU total
  • Espar heater with vents throughout
  • Dual refrigeration systems for redundancy – both 50/60 HZ AC driven
  • Model 850 watermaker providing 40 GPH with automatic backwashing system (new electronics, booster pump and high pressure pump 2007)
  • Lewmar Commander 5 hydraulic system driving four cockpit winches, boom furling and genoa furler
  • Bauer dive compressor
  • Sea Hornet alarm monitoring all systems on the boat including mechanical, electrical, fire, bilge and entry
  • Pressurized fresh water system with 17 gallon hot water tank
  • Hot and cold fresh water shower on transom
  • Washer/Dryer (2006)
  • Fuel and water transferrable from side to side for trim adjustment and increased stability on long passages
  • Fuel capacity:  580 gallons in (2) integral FRP tanks and one S/S keel tank
  • Water capacity:  530 gallons in (2) integral FRP tanks
  • Two holding tanks with discharge pumps (stainless steel)
  • Two grey water tanks with discharge pumps (stainless steel)
  • Bilge pumps:  (6) electric, plus (2) manual pumps
  • Engine-driven bilge pump, 100 gpm, with manifold to pick up in all six zones
  • Numerous spares for all systems, including a spare aquadrive


The original owner specified that the hull be able to withstand hitting a submerged container at 10 knots.  The hull is composite with stripped plank cedar core - outer skin is S-glass with two layers of Kevlar, inner skin is S-glass reinforced with carbon fiber in some areas.

WAIANIWA sustained damage in 2007 from grounding, with penetration into the integral tanks, requiring large areas of the cedar core to be replaced with new outer laminates applied. There was no water inside the hull, and all work was completed by our yard to the highest standards.

Decks are fiberglass with Corecell foam core and superstructure is custom built with fiberglass. Rudder is carbon fiber with JP3 rudder bearing (all new 2009).  There are three watertight compartments – forepeak, engine room and lazarette.

Flag Blue Awlgripped hull (2008) with gold cove stripe, double white boot stripes and red bottom. Cabin house is white Awlgrip with painted non-skid.

Sails and Rigging


The rig is generous in size, giving the boat a good light-air performance. It is a sloop rig with outer large genoa and inner heavy-weather staysail. The mainsail is a large sail that is easily handled with the in-boom furling. Everything above deck is oversized for strength and reliability.

  • Southern Spars triple spreader aluminum rig and furling boom (rebuilt 2012)
  • Stainless rod standing rigging
  • Reckman hydraulic genoa furler (rebuilt 2010)
  • Reckman manual furler for staysail which is self-tacking
  • Spinnaker/whisker pole stored on front of mast
  • Navtec hydraulic back stay and boom vang with control panel in cockpit
  • Main boom preventer


  • Hood Vectran furling genoa (new 2012)
  • Doyle Stratis furling mainsail with full length battens (new 2013)
  • Doyle Stratis furling staysail (new 2013)
  • North asymmetric cruising spinnaker (2005)


  • (2) Lewmar 72 ST hydraulic primary winches
  • (2) Lewmar 58 ST hydraulic mainsheet/secondary winches
  • (2) Lewmar 48 ST mast winches

Deck Equipment
  • Lewmar anchor windlass with remote at helm
  • Bruce 120 lb. anchor with 120’ of 7/16” chain rode and 300’ of 1“ nylon rode
  • Automatic salt water wash down for anchor and chain
  • Delta 60 lb. anchor with chain and rode
  • Fortress anchor with chain and rode
  • Folding stern anchor stored aft with rode and chain
  • (5)  Custom flush deck hatches
  • (9)  Lewmar deck hatches (new 2011)
  • (12) Lewmar opening portholes
  • Custom steering pedestal with wrap-around leather-covered wheel for easy access to pedestal controls
  • Custom cockpit table that lowers and stores in cockpit floor
  • 3 m aluminum passarelle with handrail
  • Simpson Lawrence stainless steel davits with electric hoist
  • Zodiac 14’ dinghy (2008) with lifting straps for davits
  • Yahama 40 hp four-stroke outboard motor
  • Bosun’s chair
  • Cockpit cushions, blue Sunbrella
  • Dodger (new, late 2012)
  • Bimini (new, late 2012) with connector to dodger
  • Side curtains
  • Aft deck awning on rigid frame for protection in all conditions, also with side curtains
  • Sun covers for all pilothouse windows
  • Wheel cover
  • Interior upholstery covers
  • Padded table and floor covers

Safety Equipment
  • Plastimo 10-man life raft
  • (2)  MOB automatic life buoys
  • (10)  Life jackets
  • (8)  Safety harnesses
  • Jack lines
  • Flares
  • Large first aid kit
  • Hand-held search light


Owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.

LOA: 59'11
LWL: 50'
Beam: 16'10
Draft: 7'3
Displacement: 75000
Fuel Capacity: 580
Water Capacity: 265
Type: Sailing
Builder: McMullen and Wing
Year: 1995
Construction: Composite
Hull Material: Kevlar over Cedar
Location: Cushing, ME
Boat Engine: Yanmar 4JH4-HTE

For more information contact:

Scott F. Layton
(207) 701-1235

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