Yandina has been sold and currently located in the BVI.

TYPE:Custom Ketch Motorsailer Construction
STATISTICS:Length 71', Beam 20', Draft 5.5' Full Details
ACCOMODATIONS:Sleeps 11 in 4 stateroomsLayout
EQUIPMENT:Engines generators etc.Technical Details
SAILSSail Inventory
GALLEY:Equipment List
ACCESSORIES:Deck Equipment, Etc.
ELECTRONICS:Navigation, communciation, entertainment.Listing
SAFETY:Safety features, devices.Listing.


U.S. Coast Guard Documented.
Documentation is current.
Home port is ELY NV.


Yandina has a soft chine Corten steel hull and a teak deck. Wood & fiberglass superstructure. The hull is 1/4" thick above the water line, 3/8" below. The custom design was by Philip Rhodes, originally for Armor of Armor hot dog fame. Philip Rhodes has the reputation of being the "Frank Lloyd Wright" of classic cruising yachts with hundreds of custom designs to his credit. The original plans are on file in the Mystic Museum in the Rhodes collection. She was constructed in Muiden Holland by KOK in 1966. The centerboard is offset slightly to allow an uninterrupted keel structure.

Her heavy construction and high stability provides a smooth world wide cruising ability. The shoal draft allows access to harbors where much smaller boats have difficulty.

For safety, there are 4 independent bilge areas plus a bow crush chamber. They are piped to a central manifold in the engine room for central pump-out with manual pump, a high power emergency pump plus 12 volt automatic pumps in most areas.

The 5 integral fuel tanks are connected to two fuel transfer consoles, one for engines, one for generators. A metered transfer pump with sight glass can be used to transfer fuel between tanks or dispense into portable containers.


Overall Length71 feet
Length on Deck68 feet
Length at Waterline 65 feet
Beam20 feet
Draft (board up)5.5 feet
Draft (board down)12 feet
DisplacementEst. 75 tons
Main Mast Clearance80 feet
Cruising speed9 knots
Max Speed13 knots
Fuel capacity2300 gallons in 5 tanks
Fuel Consumptionappx 1.5 nmpg
Water capacity600 gallons in 2 tanks + 600 gal per day watermaker.
Hot Water80 gallons in 2 electrically heated tanks.
Holding Tank250 gallons
Grey Water Tankappx 50 gallons with automatic pump-out
Unlimited fresh water is supplied by a 24 gallon per hour watermaker, two integral water tanks, a jet pressure pump and a pre-charged pressure tank. A 250 gallon holding tank preserves the ecology however grey water is pumped overboard. The 160lb Danforth and 130lb Bruce anchors, with over 300 feet of high tensile 1/2" chain each are handled with a power winch. The auto pilot is a 1.5hp Wood Freeman hydraulic system.


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Main Central Salon, 4 Staterooms, 4 heads (2 with bathtubs), Galley, Pilot House, Engine Room, Lazarette. Teak and holly floors throughout. View enlarged layout drawing.

A large elevated central salon with panoramic windows and dining table provides access to all areas. Forward of this is the large galley and a two berth cabin with its own private bathroom including a small tub. The laundry with washer and dryer share this bathroom. Further forward is what was originally the crew's quarters which has a double berth, a dinette area (which can be converted into a berth) and its own private bathroom and its own entrance via ladder from deck. Down and aft of the central salon is a two berth cabin with a detached bathroom which also serves as a guest bathroom. Further aft is a large stateroom with a double berth and two single berths. This stateroom also has its own private bathroom with a full size tub and Italian marble fixtures. Stairs up from the central salon access the enclosed pilot house and the large aft deck area which is protected with a full awning. Stairs down from the galley access the engine room entrance located under the main salon.

Four independent reverse cycle air conditioners provide heating and cooling to all staterooms and the central salon. All ceiling heights are 6' 4" or higher except for the engine room.


Main EnginesTwin 6V71 Detroit diesel engines.
Size:170 horsepower each.
Generators:New Onan 15 Kw and new Onan 8Kw with sound boxes and remote controls.
Electric Power:Two 12 volt battery banks in engine room with manual selector panel. A 2.5KW 110/220 volt inverter with two separate 24 volt house battery banks maintains power when the generators are off. Conventional 110/220 plus 12 volt DC systems throughout. An isolation transformer with 8 input voltage settings provides safe power at the dock.
A common electrical panel provides 120/220 and 12 volt distribution controls, remote generator controls, bilge monitors, etc., cleverly concealed behind lead glass panelled doors.
Auto Pilot:Commercial Wood Freeman with a 1.5 HP hydraulic system.
Water maker:Sea Recovery, 600 gal/day
Water Supply:Jet pump and pressure tank
Refrigeration:Refrigerator and Freezer have an oversized, hermetic sealed 220 volt compressors with salt water cooled condensers. Both use large holding plates so they only have to run 1 hour per day. A second chest freezer in galley counter has not been remodelled, but can be used as an ice box.
Anchors:The 160 lb Danforth and 130 lb Bruce anchors with 300 ft of 1/2" chain each adapt to most situations. Stow neatly in hawser pipes.
Anchor Winch:220 volt with remote control and sheet winch. Heavy duty shock absorbing snubbers.
Bilge Pumps:4 of 12 volt automatic, 1 manual , 1 220 volt 2 HP emergency pump, 1 engine driven (not connected)
Air Compressor:3.5 cu ft/min, oilless air compressor for diving, air horns, air tools, etc.
Vacuum CleanerA built in central vac with remote control for wet or dry pickup.

Sail Inventory:

A hydraulic driven furling motor with remote control handles the 130% genoa. 850 sq. ft Doyle Stackpack main. Stackpack mizzen. 2400 sq ft cruising spinnaker stows forward in its own locker. Mizzen staysail. Storm trisail. Geared drum winches on main halyards. 2 speed winches for jib sheets.


Propane fuels the range with 4 burners and oven. The microwave also doubles as a convection oven. There is an ice maker and a refrigerated soda fountain with 3 flavors plus club soda. The refrigerator and freezer are fitted with holding plates which can maintain temperature for two days without power. A full size propane barbecue can be used on deck.


Transportation at anchor is provided by a 13 foot Boston Whaler with a new 40hp Honda 4 stroke outboard. Underway, the Whaler is stowed on deck with an electric davit. A 12 foot sailboat with a 7.5hp outboard is also stored on deck. An on board oil-less air compressor can be used with dual hookah regulators for diving to 60 feet. Two folding bicycles allow limited land access.


GPSMagellan, hand held with mount and remote antenna
RADARFuruno 25 mile radar with analog display
DEPTHFuruno Video depth sounder with alarms, etc.
COMPASSDanforth 9" liquid filled. Signet electronic with alarms, Morin 2000 hand held
VHFStandard Horizon Omni, Standard CNB230 portable, and Apelco.
TELEPHONERadio Shack Cellular, 3 Land line.
SSBFuruno 300 watt Single Sideband with remote head
TELEXTelex decoder. New but never installed.
CHARGERWest Marine 3 stage, 2 bank, 40 amp
LORANSea Ranger
AutopilotWood Freeman with rudder indicator and remote control box
Power12 and 120 volt digital voltage and amp meters
CD/STEREO/TAPEWith built in Cambridge speakers
TV,VCRWith magnavox DSS digital satellite receiver and Omnidirectional amplified TV antenna.
TANK GUAGEComputer operated tank monitor (Experimental)
DEPTHFuruno Video depth sounder with alarms, etc.
Systems MonitorEngine instruments, rudder indicator, Start/Stop, wipers, horn, engineers bell, etc.


LIFE RAFT10 man auto inflatable with manual watermaker.
EPIRBACR brand registered 406 Mhz Category II
FIREAutomatic/manual halon fire suppression system in engin room. Automatic halon unit in paint locker.
Numerous hand held extinguishers.
FIRE ALARM5 Infrared smoke detectors with radio transmitters linked to main power disconnect automatically to suppress electrical fires.
FIRE HOSESalt water fire hose system doubles as a deck wash down.
BILGEAlarms on all bilges with LED display panels
FLOTATIONA full complement of PFDs and two automatic inflatables with safety harness
FLOODINGIn addition to the bilge system there is a gasoline powered portable pump.
EXITSThe crew access forward and a conceled exit aft through the lazarette provide alternate escape routes.
PROPANEOn deck locker with power and natural ventilation above deck. Remote switch with timer ensures turn-off.