Kailani | Deerfoot 63' 1990

Annapolis, MD

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Yacht Name: Kailani
Builder: Deerfoot
Model: 63
Year: 1990
Location: Annapolis, MD
Asking Price: $399,000
Designer: Steve Dashew
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Steve Dashew designs yachts for a purpose; extended blue water cruising. His designs are in a league of their own. They are quick, safe, easy to handle, easy to maintain, and durable. These hallmarks have created a legendary, almost cult like following. His yachts are designed from his personal experience of what it is to cruise around the world. They are built for the experienced sailor that is looking for literally, the ultimate world cruising yacht.

No two of his yachts are the same, while some may share the basic characteristics of his design work; different builders were involved over the years and each hull was custom made for her owner.

The Deerfoot 63 was the last design in the Deerfoot line. It was one of the first designs made utilizing 3D CAD programming and VPP (velocity prediction program). Only a few were made. This particular Deerfoot 63 was originally built for a racer from the Great Lakes that was looking for a quick cruising yacht. She features a deeper 8' draft, and a taller mast than her sisterships, plus an extended sugar scoop transom.

Salthouse in Auckland, New Zealand, one of the worlds pre-eminent custom yacht builders, took on the job of building this Deerfoot 63 under the watch of Kelly Archer. This was a special build, as she took on much of the interior attributes of the follow on Sundeer line, but completed to an even higher level by Salthouse. On her maiden delivery she ran from Auckland to Panama, a 4,000 mile trip, averaging 200 miles a day.

The design, an evolution on the Deerfoot 62, was ahead of their time and hold many of todays common features. The owners suite is forward, pullman style, with a private ensuite. A large, open saloon with galley and spacious nav station. Two aft staterooms and a day head includes washer/dryer. The engine room is located under the cockpit and is quite spacious. A step down transom with sugar scoop to aid boarding of the dinghy and transfer of supplies.

Originally known as 'HOT SPUR' she arrived in Detroit in 1990 before being sold to her second owner in 1992 and moving to New Orleans before cruising the Med. In 1997 she was renamed 'ASTRA' and moved to Chicago with her third owner before heading to the Caribbean in 2002 and crossing the Atlantic in 2006. In 2007 she cruised Greece and Turkey until her fifth and current owner took possession in 2010 and moving her to California.

The current owners have twice circumnavigated, first on their Hans Christian 41 in the mid-2000's, and then again aboard 'KAILANI' with their daughter. In addition to being an accomplished sailor, the owner holds a 100 Ton USCG Masters license and is a US Sailing Cruising and CoNav instructor with over 100,000 miles on the water.

You will find that 'KAILANI' is in exceptional condition for her age and sailing portfolio. This world cruising yacht has benefitted from a comprehensive maintenance schedule with regular updates and replacements of equipment. Make no mistake, this is as good as can be bought for a circumnavigating sailing yacht.


Length: 63'
Beam: 14' 5
Draft: 8' 6
Water Tank Capacity: 155 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 210 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 12 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH3-HTE
Power: 100 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4300 Hours

2015 - 2021 Refit

  • Mast and boom stripped and repainted, all hardware and standing rod rigging replaced as required, chain plates remanufactured, furlers serviced, hydraulic back stay and vang serviced (2021)
  • Installation of new Sea Frost SA4-bfbb 110v cold plate refrigeration system (2021)
  • Installation of new Dometic DEU16-410 w/digital controls 16,000 BTU saloon air conditioner/heat pump, split unit (2021)
  • New 200 ft galvanized 3/8" G4 high test anchor chain (2021)
  • Installation of new Furuno First Watch wireless radar (2020)
  • Replacement of forward holding tank and bilge pump and all related plumbing (2020)
  • Installation of a separate vented propane locker in the aft lazarette (2020)
  • Installation of gas detection/alarm system in aft lazarette and main salon (2020)
  • Replacement of Dyneema steering cable (2020)
  • New 6 Sonnenschein G140aH gel batteries for 420 aH 24v house bank (2020)
  • New generator start battery (2020)
  • New turbocharger on main engine (2019)
  • Replaced marine gear on main engine (2019)
  • Navtec System 5 hydraulic panel rebuilt (2019)
  • Maxwell 3500 windlass motor rebuilt (2019)
  • 30 gph watermaker new motor, pump and membrane (2019)
  • New bottom paint - 3 coats Micron 66
  • Genoa (2019) mainsail (2015) staysail (2013)
  • LED P&S running lights (2018)
  • 947 hours since complete overhaul of Northern Lights 5kw generator (2017)
  • 240v 50hz stepdown transformer to 120v 50 hz for non-US shore power (2017)
  • New Splendide 7100 XC Ventless washer dryer (2015)
  • New Quick Nautic 8 gal boiler 120v w/ heat exchanger plumbed to engine coolant (2015)
  • New Silentwind 24v 400 watt wind generator (2015) with hybrid controller (2020)



Many of 'KAILANI's sister ships in the Deerfoot and Sundeer range are only fitted with two cabins. Not so here, this Deerfoot 63 has three cabins, plenty of room for the family or delivery crew.

Starting forward is the master cabin. This private space is just aft of the large sail locker and features a Pullman-style double bed, a wide walkway, and opposite the bed a large wardrobe and drawers. A full ensuite is included plus a large, open vanity to give more space to the area.

The saloon is massive, with port and starboard settee's, lots of storage, and a dinette table. This open area also includes the galley, and opposite that an impressively large nav station.

Moving aft from the saloon the hallway is setup just the way you would want on a passage-making yacht, straight and easy to support yourself underway. You needn't worry about spilling a bowl of soup on the way up to the cockpit. To the port side is another head with built in washer/dryer. Just aft is a guest cabin with single berth, and to starboard is the third cabin with bunks.

  • Joinery is composed of solid teak framing members of No. 1 quarter sawn Burma teak with grain matching teak veneer and oriented through-out and have a minimum amount of flame grain or dark wood. Teak veneer is sprayed with 10 coats of gloss varnish.
  • Cabin soles are 7/8" thick solid teak sprayed with 10 coats of glass varnish. The undersides and edges are sealed with varnish to prevent water absorption. Access panels have solid teak framing all around with flush pulls incorporating hold down hardware. Cabin soles are supported by anodized aluminum frames.
  • Head liners and bulkheads covered with Volare Ivory fabric over 3/8" for sound deadening and comfort with a smooth, washable finish.
  • Pre-rigged for Webasto hydronic diesel cabin heater installation (original system is no longer installed)
  • Splendide 7100XC Washer/Dryer combo
  • Air Conditioning
  • 16,000 BTU split unit in saloon R410A (new 2021)
  • 10,000 BTU unit in forward cabin R22 (needs service)
  • Jabsco manual pump heads
  • Blackwater holding tank forward, aft head pumps direct overboard
  • Lee cloths
  • Saloon cushions made of Sunbrella with protective slip covers



  • Force10 3-burner stove and oven with broiler (one thermocouple needs replacement, spare aboard)
  • LPG system in port transom locker with vented locker
  • 11 lb fiberglass LPG tank
  • Xintex LPG control and detector
  • SeaFrost water-cooled with digital controls
  • Top & front loading refrigerator
  • Top loading freezer (keeps ice cream!)
  • Refrigerator and freezer lined in stainless steel
  • Double basin stainless steel sink
  • Fresh Water
  • One tank located in keel above ballast, 120 US gallons
  • SeaGull drinking water filter with tap at galley
  • OpenOcean 110v 30GPH water maker
  • NauticBoiler 110v water heater 40L
  • Hot water return into keel tank with bypass valve installed at each shower for water saving



  • Single spade rudder with trim tab control
  • Fin keel, lead
  • Underwater thru-hulls kept to a minimum thanks to sea chest for auxiliary equipment
  • Thru-hull valves are of Marelon
  • Thru-hull mushrooms are a mixture of Marelon and bronze, clam shells over engine, genset, and sea-chest pickups
  • The hull structure is built to withstand the punishment of years at sea.
  • Hull and deck constructed of GRP with 1.25" balsa core sandwich with 6mm outside and 4mm inside laminate. Deck outside 4mm and inside 3mm laminate. Hull and deck built in female molds using vinyl-ester resin and the glass is mainly unidirectional fibers for maximum stiffness and strength.
  • Extensive reinforcement is applied in areas of loading and this includes outside hull laminate in turns of the bilges, between forward watertight and engine room bulkhead with an average thickness of 8mm at midships and 6mm at the ends. The width at midships is 3 feet tapering towards the ends. The bow is heavily reinforced of about 5mm on the centerline and tapering back to the basic laminate in a two foot band parallel to the bow.
  • The entire centerline is heavily reinforced with 40mm of solid GRP. A fiberglass sump fitted into a welded steel sump is water tight allowing for no leakage to the top of the keel.
  • Floors and stringers are of solid GRP made of unidirectional glass 12mm thickness; depth of floors at centerline of midships is 240mm, keel flange of 100mm
  • Keel casing is stainless steel built up of 3/16" sides, 1/2" bottom, 3/4" top plate, and a 5/16" divider between lead ballast and freshwater. The keel casing is attached to the hull by a minimum of 18 - 1 1/4" stainless steel keel bits The keel bolts go through the GRP laminate and are threaded into the top plate of the keel casing.
  • Transverse bulkheads are bonded and tabbed from the hull to the bottom of the deck and are constructed of GRP over a 1.25" balsa core
  • Longitudinal bulkheads in the forward cabin and aft passageway are bonded and tabbed from the hull to the bottom of the deck and are constructed of marine ply over 12mm
  • Divinycell foam
  • Hull and deck in the way of mast and chainplate knees are heavily reinforced and are of GRP. Hull to deck joint flanges are solid GRP and heavily reinforced and the joint is further reinforced on the inside with GRP and has a teak caprail bolted through the top.
  • Recent bottom including 3 coats of Interlux Micron 66 professional grade bottom paint



Ground Tackle

  • Twin anchor rollers
  • Maxwell 24V windlass with capstan and built in hand crank, teak and starboard chain rub strip and chain stopper
  • Primary - Rocna 55 kg 121 lbs with 200' of 3/8" G4 chain (chain replaced 2021)
  • Secondary - Fortress (stored in locker)
  • Stern Anchor - Fortress (stored in locker)
  • Twist'N'Lock wash down hose deck connection

Transom Platform

  • Stern garage access via transom watertight doors
  • Freshwater cold water hose connection
  • Passerelle stainless steel and teak for Med Mooring (stored in sail locker when not in use)
  • Removable stainless steel swim ladder (stored in sail locker when not in use)
  • Assorted Jerry cans
  • 2x dive tanks (due for re-certification)


  • Bimini and dodger of Stamoid commercial grade vinyl coated canvas, 100% waterproof and mildew resistant with highest ratings for UV resistance and tensile strength. Dodger clear panels replaced July 2021
  • Canvas covers for deck hatches, life raft, winches


  • Extra thick stainless steel lifeline stanchions and pulpits
  • Stern pulpits extend forward to companionway
  • Port and Starboard lifeline gates with pulpits
  • Stainless steel lifelines


  • 8x dorade vents, 7x with guards, all dorades have covers for offshore voyages
  • 6x oversized opening deck hatches


  • Oversized cleats and fairleads
  • Dual midship cleats, bow and stern cleats, total of 8
  • Assorted dock lines and fenders
  • Fender boards

Sail Locker/Garage

  • Watertight bulkhead separating interior from locker
  • Large storage area with separated chain locker
  • 120V outlets and dehumidifier (dehumidifier unknown if functional)


Engine & Mechanical

The mechanical space is organized beneath the cockpit and is access through two cockpit hatches. A watertight bulkhead separates the mechanical space from the living area.

Yanmar 4JH3-HTE 100HP (New 2004)

  • Kanzaki KM4A 2.63:1 Tranmission (New 2019)
  • Single-lever cockpit controls and complete Yanmar instrument panel with alarm system
  • PYI Dripless shaft seal, drive saver affixed to shaft coupling
  • 3-blade feathering MaxProp
  • Prop, shaft, and strut coated with Propspeed
  • Anodes in good condition
  • Oil change pump

Northern Lights 5kW generator

  • 1,000 hours since rebuild

Fuel Tanks

  • Three aluminum storage tanks are fitted
  • Port Forward Berth 100 US Gallons
  • Starboard Aft Berth 60 US Gallons
  • Starboard Settee 50 US Gallons
  • Fuel is pumped from the selected storage tank to a 20 gallon day tank in the mechanical space. Flojet transfer pump and low day tank level alarm
  • Racor 500FG filters (dual for engine, single for generator)

Mechanical room blower
Fireboy automatic fire suppression system with engine start override



Shore Power

  • 30A 120v inlet
  • 50A 240v inlet for international shore power connection
  • Master breaker to alternate between US and non-US input
  • 120v outlets provided with GFCI
  • 240v 50hz step down transformer to 120v 50hz for non-US shore power
  • Victron Centaur 24V 60A battery charger
  • Victron 12V 40A battery charger


  • Northern Lights 6kW
  • 1,000 hours since major overhaul.

DC System

  • 24V House Bank with Sonnenschein 140Ah Gel type batteries totaling 280Ah (room to expand to 420Ah)
  • 12V Engine/Electronics Bank
  • Balmar 24V 140A alternator with external regulator
  • Yanmar 12V 80A alternator with external regulator
  • BEP digital battery monitor at nav station

Wind Generator

  • Silentwind 24V 400W with Hybrid Controller
  • Mount is lower-able for service and vessel haul outs


  • 2x Solbian Flex CP125 125w sewn into bimini top (panels are aged and recommend replacement before extended offshore use)
  • MPPT controller
  • Selector switch for 12V or 24V output


  • Heart Interface HF12-600 with two outlets at nav station
  • Pure Sine 2000W 24V-120V Inverter


  • All wiring is tinned-marine grade laid in PVC conduits with aircraft type terminals and ends dipped in Teflon before crimping or sealed
  • Copper mesh ground plane glassed into the aft end of the hull to provide as much ground plane as possible up to 100 sq ft. Used in conjunction with the keel and other larger metal objects in the hull. Copper bus straps run forward and attached to the keel. Copper wire run from chain plates, stem head fitting, and back stays connected to keel bolts for lighting diffusion. Copper foil leads connected to all major equipment and tanks in keeping with first-class radio transmission practices.


Electronics & Navigation

  • Autopilot
  • Primary : Raymarine ST6002 with hydraulic ram and reservoir; control at helm
  • Secondary : W-H autopilot with hynautic ram and reservoir (requires service); control at companionway and nav station, remote control
  • Navigation
  • OpenCPN with Asus laptop, USB connect to GPS, AIS, and instrumentation
  • Apple iPad
  • Garmin GPSMAP 162
  • Radar
  • Furuno 1st Watch WiFi radar
  • Electronics mast tilt ram and additional attachment ports for antennas
  • Instrumentation
  • B&G Hydra and Network system (some components are non-functional and require service or replacement)
  • AT multifunction instrument repeater at nav station
  • Communications
  • Icom IC-M700 Single-Side-Band with backstay isolators
  • IridiumGo satellite communicator and cell phone connection
  • Standard Horizon Matrix GX2150 with AIS receiver and RAM mic for helm
  • Alltek Camino-108 Class B AIS transponder
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass
  • Sony AM/FM/CD stereo


Sails & Rigging


  • Offshore Spars custom designed mast and boom
  • Fully reconditioned Spring 2021 including new chainplates, rod rigging, mast and boom painting. Hardware upgraded as needed.
  • Twin spinnaker and twin genoa halyards, staysail halyard, topping lift, 2:1 main halyard, main topping lift
  • Hydraulic Navtec backstays and vang with cockpit control (all serviced 2021)
  • Dyneema running backstays with purchase system
  • Lewmar series 43 mast winches
  • Harken mainsail track with cars
  • LED deck light
  • Lazy jacks
  • Whisker pole adjustable car and track by Harken


  • Main - 2015 - China Sails hybrid dyneena dacron (heavily built for offshore use)
  • Genoa - 2019 - Doyle Sails 120% dacron - Harken Series 3 furler
  • Staysail - 2013 - Island Planet 10 oz dacron - Harken MkIII furler
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker in sock lightly used - 2009
  • Code 0 with dyneema luff and continuous line furler lightly used - 2009


  • 2x Lewmar 43 2-speed for furlers or Med Mooring
  • 2x Lewmar 550 electric primary winches
  • 2x Lewmar 52 mainsheet winches
  • 2x Lewmar 46 secondary winches
  • 2x Lewmar 46 halyard winches at companionway

Deck Hardware

  • Harken turning blocks
  • Antal halyard clutches at companionway
  • Harken genoa and staysail tracks with adjustable cars

Downwind Poles

  • Dual carbon fiber whisker poles mounted on port and starboard bow, easily handled by short crew
  • Jockey pole


Safety Gear

  • Flares and distress signals valid through September 2021
  • Switlik MOM-8A man overboard device. Due for service.
  • 2014 - CSM ISO 9650-2 - 6 person liferaft in hard case mounted on cradle forward of dodger. Manual release. Due for service.
  • Lifesling 2 in case



  • 2014 - Mercury 2.5HP Outboard 2-Stroke
  • 2004 - Yamaha Enduro 15HP Outboard 2-Stroke
  • Dyer Dhow fiberglass sailing dinghy (a classic!) with sail kit and rudder
  • Novurania 11’ roll up inflatable dinghy with wood floor


Additional Units Included

  • 2014 Mercury 2.5HP 4-Stroke
  • 2004 Yamaha Enduro 15HP 2-Stroke
  • Dory Sailing Dinghy
  • Novurania


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