Price reduced March 9, 2017!
Ruby Kiss was commissioned by a cruising couple that have circumnavigated and each has over 100,000 blue water miles. Ruby Kiss has combined all the best attributes of their prior boats and can comfortably be operated by a couple anywhere and at any latitude. She is equally at home at anchor in the lagoon of a remote atoll as she is cruising the Inside Passage or on an expedition through the infamous Northwest Passage.
Ruby Kiss has many attributes that make her special. There is 270 degree viewing from the salon. She is a twin screw vessel for added maneuverability and power underway, and for economy, can be run on one engine — giving her a 3,000-mile range. She has large fuel and water tankage (640 gal diesel capacity in 5 separate fuel tanks with fuel scrubber transfer pump. 240 gal freshwater capacity). The sail plan is an all roller furling ketch rig. The aft section is a power boat stern for easy access in any conditions, for boarding, loading supplies and fishing. As cruisers know 85% of cruising is at anchor or a marina, of the balance of 15% 1/2 is spent motoring and the other sailing. This boat is set up for both. Ruby has a fully enclosed upper cockpit for all weather conditions. The other cruiser mantra is to have the biggest anchor and ground tackle for safety and the largest tender the boat can carry. Ruby Kiss has a 15.5' AB aluminum hull RIB with a 40 HP Yamaha and 2- 8 gal tanks and another 10 gal in 2 Jerry cans for maximum exploring range. Her primary anchor is a 100 # Manson with 400' of 3/8 hi test chain and 150' of nylon rode for maximum hold in any conditions.
Ruby Kiss is the most recent of the Shannon HPS pilothouse motorsailers. Though the hull and deck were laid up at the Shannon yard, she was finished and customized by a group of professional contractors. The end result is stunning. She has many qualities that set her apart from other vessels.
Her highly experienced owners, having formerly owned a Nordhavn 72 and three different Gunboat catamarans, have changed plans from doing the Northwest Passage aboard Ruby Kiss and have decided to go back to a cruising catamaran. This is an excellent opportunity to own a nearly new, true expedition style motorsailer, a perfect vessel for the Pacific NW; with all the necessary equipment and all the comfort of a similar sized powerboat at the fraction of the cost.
The current price reduction and very attractive price reflects the desire for the owners to find a new steward for Ruby Kiss. This is a properly cared for vessel. The diesel fuel tanks are full and she is ready to go.
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Ruby Kiss is one of the finest examples you will find for a motorsailer; successfully combining attributes found in both sail and power. She sleeps up to nine people in three enclosable cabins, open bunk room and a salon table that converts to a queen berth. For taller folks, the minimum headroom goes from 6-feet 5-inches and up.
The solid teak and holly sole combined with varnished cherry wood cabinetry and trim, offset with white paneling and white overhead, gives Ruby Kiss a warm New England feel. The galley is spacious, a Chef’s dream. There is a tremendous amount of storage throughout the vessel. Five Cruisair air-conditioning/reverse cycle heat units and a Hurricane Hydronic heating system will keep you comfortable no matter what the climate is outside. What makes her spectacular is the pilothouse/salon and below deck steering station with expansive views.
Vessel walk through from forward moving aft
The Forward V-Berth stateroom is big enough to be a master in its own right. There is 6-feet 5-inches of headroom in this cabin. The V-berth bunk is large, 6-feet 6-inches long and 7-feet 6-inches wide at the aft end. Dimmable LED lights overhead and LED reading lights provide illumination. There is a large overhead Lewmar opening hatch and two stainless opening port lights for ventilation. As is a recurring them aboard Ruby Kiss, there is ample storage. Under the V-berth is an air-conditioning/reverse cycle unit, the side power bow thruster and storage space with four opening drawers. To port are three large opening drawers with cabinet at the bottom. Over the bank of drawers is a shelf space and cabinet. In the cabin to starboard are two large hanging lockers with shelf space above and two cabinets above and outboard.
The forward cabin Ensuite Head is located aft and to port. This is a luxurious head space complete with a separate shower stall. The stall has a built-in stainless bar, which can turn this space into a wet locker when needed. The stainless sink is surrounded by Corian counters with a cabinet underneath and deep mirrored cabinet above. The toilet itself is a Dometic Electric (fresh water only) head.
The hallway/pass through from the forward cabin going aft has 6-feet 8-inches of headroom. The Galley Head is located to starboard in this pass through space. This head sports a Dometic Electric toilet as well and the counter is also Corian with a white sink. There is a cabinet and two drawers under the sink with a small cabinet above and outboard, with a larger cabinet aft and outboard. A Lewmar hatch opens overhead and stainless portlight opens to the side.
The Galley is remarkable. Being down, the galley has ample counter and storage space, reminiscent of a kitchen found on land. This is a C-shaped galley with the minimum head room being 6-feet 8-inches. There is nearly 8-feet of linear counter space, 2-feet more if you count the removable cover for the stove. Starting at the inboard part of the “C” you have a large 21-inch long by 16-inch wide and 10-inch deep stainless sink. The sink has a pressure hot-cold faucet and whale hand pump that draw directly from the fresh water tank. There is ample cabinet and drawer storage throughout the galley. The Mediterranean three-burner propane stove/oven is a large, no compromise affair. The spacious fridge and freezer are top and front loading. The galley has two stainless opening port lights and overhead Lewmar opening hatch for ventilation and light. Two Hella fans help to keep the air flowing in this space as well.
Across from the galley to starboard side is the Galley Sea Berth bunk area. This area has a sliding privacy curtain to section off the bunk from the galley and salon. A hanging locker in this area doubles as a pantry for the galley. There are two drawers and two large cabinets for storage. The bunk itself is 6-feet 8-inches long and 3-feet 6-inches wide, making it a wide single bunk. There is a removable pipe berth above this bunk to sleep another or for additional storage. With the pipe berth removed this spot makes for an excellent day bench seat as well.
The raised pilothouse/salon is a large part of what this custom motorsailer is all about. A stairwell descends from the upper center cockpit. The salon itself is three steps up from the forward and aft portions of the yacht. Visibility is as good as it gets from the 21-inch high windows providing a 270-degree view. Headroom is excellent at 6-feet 7-inches. In addition to the entry from the raised center cockpit, there are side entry doors to port and starboard that provide excellent access and cross ventilation. Overhead is a 36-inch by 29-inch skylight. The lower helm is located to starboard and forward in the salon. This helm station is complete with engine controls, large steering wheel and deluxe adjustable helm chair. It is a perfect spot for standing watch while underway when conditions get challenging or cold. Aft of the helm station on the starboard side is the entertainment center with 49-inch retractable TV screen, Samsung DVD/Blueray player and Samsung surround sound speakers. The port side of the salon is the dinette table with L-shaped settee. This large table has space and seating for up to 7 people! The table itself lowers easily to convert to a queen bunk when you need to sleep extra guests. Dividing the salon from the galley is a large shelf space. The salon floor is the engine room and mechanical space housing the two 110 hp Yanmar engines, Spectra watermaker, the chillers, batteries, 9kw Onan genset and more.
Moving aft and down three steps from salon is a pass through hallway leading to the master cabin. The starboard side of hallway gives entry to the electrical room/sea berth/shop space. This room has a 6-foot 7-inch long sea berth, which, with the cushions removed, converts to a shop work table complete with vice. The DC & AC breakers, shore power/genset selector switches, Onan generator control panel, Hurricane hydronic heater control and Spectra Watermaker control are located on the forward bulkhead of this cabin. The power panel hinges open to reveal the wiring, which is all extremely tidy and numbered. Under the sea berth/shop table is a large cabinet storage and three deep drawers for tools and supplies.
The Master Stateroom is located aft. This very large cabin makes excellent use of the space. The headroom is 6-feet 9-inches. The large queen size walk around bunk is offset to port. The bunk is 6-feet 10-inches long by 5-feet 10-inches wide. The Ariston washer and Ariston vented dryer are located in an enclosed cabin with sliding doors. Above the washer-dryer cabinet is a large shelf space. A large window faces aft to the covered aft cockpit area. Four opening stainless steel portlights span the port side. There is an air-conditioning unit in the cabin along with two Hella fans to help keep the air moving. There is an abundance of storage under the bunk itself and in six cabinets of various sizes and configurations. The cabin has a privacy curtain to section off the sleeping area from the rest of the cabin. A watertight dog-able door opens from this cabin to the aft lower cockpit and swim platform area. Another door encloses the cabin from the forward part of the vessel.
The Ensuite Master Head occupies the starboard side of the aft accommodations area. This master head is luxurious as far as yacht heads are concerned. The toilet is a Dometic electric head. There is a full-size stand up shower stall. The large Corian counter space has a white oval sink, with large cabinet and drawer space below and there is a full-size medicine cabinet above the counter and sink.
Sleeps nine in three enclosable cabins
Three heads, two with separate stand up showers stalls
Pilothouse with below deck steering station
Cherry interior wood and trim
Solid Teak and Holly Floor
LED dimmable lights through out
Two Hella fans in forward v-berth
Two Hella fans in Galley
Two Hella fans in aft cabin
Air-conditioning/reverse cycle heating
Entertainment center with retractable television
The hull, deck and bulkheads were completed at the Shannon yard in Rhode Island using fiberglass sandwich construction with linear closed cell PVC foam core, vinylester resin, bi-axial laminates and Kevlar hybrids. Ruby Kiss was then moved to International Marine Repairs and finished there. A team of contractors headed up by Kevin Clark, R.I. Marine Survey, was assembled to complete the work. The team consisted of the following: Jim Thompson did the interior joinery and finish wood work. Custom Navigation Systems out of Westbrook, Connecticut installed all the electronic and navigations systems. Noreast Marine Systems installed the mechanical and electrical. NEB of Portsmouth, R.I. did the commissioning work on the engines. International Marine completed all the fiberglass and painting. The overall result is a much higher level of finish.
The pilothouse motorsailer design mixes the best of both worlds drawing from power and sail alike to provide a platform for crossing oceans ... any oceans. It starts with the wide aft powerboat style deck and cockpit. This large aft cockpit has a hard overhead cover that also serves as a platform to store an AB center console tender, and Winslow life raft. This cover provides excellent shade and keeps you dry while outside; perfect for sunny and or wet locations alike. The cover is equipped with flood lights to illuminate the cockpit. The swim step spans the entire width of the transom and is low enough to make boarding an easy step across from a low dock. The hull form is quite flat in this aft section providing very good stability. Ruby Kiss has minimal heal while underway. From the aft cockpit there is a watertight dog-able door giving entry to the aft master cabin and into the main salon.
Wide side decks run both port and starboard. The 35-inch high lifelines give security when moving on deck. The upper cockpit and outside helm stations are accessed from either side deck by going up two steps. The upper cockpit is a dream. The entire cockpit is covered with a dodger and bimini with full enclosure. The enclosure windows can zip off and have bug screens at two of the windows. The cockpit door panels can be removed with bug screens zipped in as well. This space has two helm stations with large bench seats. There are separate engine controls at each helm. Forward of the helms are two L-shape settees with a teak drop leaf table at the port settee. All of the sail control lines are operated from this cockpit. A companionway hatch with slider leads down into the salon from the upper cockpit.
Continuing forward on the side decks past the pilothouse is a large safe foredeck space. The Forespar carbon pole is mounted on the mast and can be deployed from there. On the bowsprit/anchor roller are two Schaeffer furlers. The headsail furling lines are lead aft to the cockpit. Both anchors have separate electric windlasses that can be controlled with the foot switches on the foredeck or by electronic remote.
Bow sprit w/incorporated dual anchor rollers
(2) Lofrans Project 1500 electric windlasses w/foot switches at bow with remotes
Stainless Steel bow pulpit
100 lb Manson anchor
400' 3/8" high test chain with 150 rode
70 lb CQR secondary Anchor
150' of 3/8" chain with 200' rode
35" tall dual 1X19 stainless lifelines w/mid ship lifeline gates
Built in fiberglass deck combings
Stainless steel grab rails on foredeck house and cabin house
(16) Stainless steel port lights
Raised center cockpit with full enclosure with bug screens
Dual helm stations
Horn at helm station
Overhead lighting built into the bimini cockpit enclosure
Stern cover flood lights
Main boom and mizzen boom flood lights
Drop leaf cockpit table on port side upper cockpit bench
All control lines and sheets operable from upper cockpit
Harken 60 self-tailing SS 2 speed electric in upper center cockpit
(2) Lewmar 65 self-tailing SS electric primary winches
(2) Harken 50 self-tailing SS 2 speed electric cabin top winches
Lewmar 45 self-tailing SS winch mounted on mizzen
Lewmar 30 self-tailing SS winch mounted on mizzen
(18) Spinlock sheet stoppers
(2) Lewmar 50 self-tailing SS winches on main mast
Fold down swim ladder at transom
H/C fresh water shower on transom
Salt water wash down at Transom
Brackets for stand up paddle boards and kayaks attached to stanchions
(2) Stainless steel bow cleats
(6) Stainless steel mid ship Cleats (3 each side)
(4) Stainless steel stern cleats
(7) Lewmar Ocean series stainless opening hatches on deck
All the tools are included in the electronics suite that is necessary for extended offshore and expedition travel. Custom Navigation Systems oversaw the installation of the Navigation systems. The sailing and navigation instrumentation are all Furuno, who has a reputation for building tough reliable systems and is primary marine electronics provider for commercial fleets. With two 14-inch touch screen radar chart plotters, redundant GPS units, Iridium phone service, KVH Minisat service, Furuno sailing instruments and Furuno Autopilot, Icom VHF with command mic and a well designed entertainment system including retracting large screen, there is little to be found wanting. The KVH system provides internet data service and allows voice over internet calling, while the slower yet dependable Iridium phone also provides a redundant source for data and voice.
Furuno TZT 14 touch 14" multi-function radar chart plotter at inside helm
Furuno GP-33 GPS at inside helm
Furuno FA-50 class B AIS transponder
Furuno FI-50 digital multi display at inside helm
Furuno NAVpilot head at inside helm
Icom IC-M504 VHF at inside helm
Iridium phone in BEAM LitaDock Extreme at inside helm
Iridium external antenna mounted on main mast first spreader
KVH Mini V-sat broadband dome mounted on Mizzen
Vtech Voice over internet phone connected to KVH
Ritchie Binnacle Style compass at inside helm
Furuno FAP-7002 Processor unit
Furuno BBWX2 Sirius Marine Weather
Fusion S-RA205 Sirius XM stereo in upper center cockpit
Fusion Ipod or I-phone USB dock for the stereo
Furuno Navpilot head at starboard outside helm
Furuno Navpilot head at port outside helm
Furuno TZT 14 touch 14" multi-function radar chart plotter at outside helm
Furuno RD-33 GPS at outside helm
Ritchie binnacle compass at outside helm
(4) Fusion exterior speakers (two in lower aft cockpit, two in upper center cockpit)
Sharp 49" retractable flat screen TV in Salon
Samsung DVD/Blue Ray Player in salon
Samsung surround sound speakers in salon
24 volt DC house bank service
12 volt DC service
240 volt AC service
Onan 9KW 240 volt 60 hrz genset
(2) Balmar 12 volt 100amp alternators (one on each engine)
(2) Balmar Max Charge MC-614 12 volt external voltage regulators
(2) Balmare 24 volt 140 am alternators (one on each engine)
(2) Balmar Max Charge MC-624 24 volt external voltage regulators
Charles ISOBoost50 Isolation transformer will accept 50 or 60 hrz 208 volt to 240 volt and output 60 hrz 120/240V
(12) 400 ah 6 volt Lifeline AGM house batteries (=1200 ah 24 volt DC)
(4) 400 ah 6 volt Lifeline AGM engine start batteries
12 volt Lifeline genset start battery
Victron energy VE.NET Blue Power Panel
Blue Sea 120/240 AC breaker panel with two Blue Sea VSM system monitors
Blue Sea 24/12 DC breaker panel two digital voltage meters
Victron Energy Phoenix 24 volt to 120 volt 3000 watt inverter
Victron Energy Centaur 24 volt 100amp Battery Charger
240 volt AC shore power connectors port and starboard
The mechanical systems aboard Ruby Kiss are well thought out and executed, just as you would expect for a boat of this pedigree and price point. She is a twin screw vessel with two Yanmar 4JH-HTE 100 hp auxiliary engines. Each engine has PYI dripless shaft seals, rope cutters on the shaft and Gori three-blade folding propellers. The tankage aboard is 640 gallons of diesel giving her a 3,000-mile range. Yes, you could motor all the way from Hawaii to Seattle if you wanted to. Ruby Kiss has 240-gallon water capacity and a 16-gallon per hour Spectra watermaker. Five Cruiseair air-conditioning/reverse cycle units can and will cool all areas below. For higher latitude cold water cruising there is a Hurricane Hydronic diesel heating system. This system heats the boat through a series of radiators and can also heat the hot water tank through the use of a heat exchanger. In addition to the hydronic air handlers, there is heated plumbing run under the salon floor for radiant heat as well. There are three Dometic Electric heads with 240-gallon black water tanks. There is also a grey water system with automatic discharge. Though there are many mechanical systems on the boat, they are kept simple and easy to understand and are readily accessible.
Yanmar 4JH4-HTE 110 hp auxiliary diesel starboard engine with 1915 hours (5 April 2016)
Yanmar 4JH4-HTE 110 hp auxiliary diesel port engine with 1775 hours (5 April 2016)
Yanmar ZF30M Transmissions (Starboard transmission replaced November 2015)
PYI dripless shaft seals (replaced with new November 2015)
Gori Folding propellers
(2) sets of dual Racor filters (one for each engine)
Dual Racor fuel polishing system
Fuel transfer pump
Jabsco electric oil change pump
(1) set of re-built engine fuel injectors
Yanmar engines have remote oil filters for easy filter change
Spare engine fuel and oil filters
Multiple spar belts for engines and genset
Side Power 24 volt bow thruster with controls at both inside and outside helm stations
(3) Glenndinning electronic engine controls (1 at lower inside helm and one at each of the outside helm stations)
Hard wired back up engine controls, fuel shut off and halon pull located in cabinet next to lower helm station
Whitlock rack and pinion steering system
(2) 30 gallon gray water tanks with float switches
(5) Diesel fuel tanks for a total capacity of 640 gallons
(2) 120 gallon water tanks (240 gallons total)
14 gallon sweet watertank
(2) 40 gallon black watertanks
Spectra 400 gallon a day watermaker
(2) pressure fresh water pumps a 24 volt and 110 volt
Headhunter fresh water composite expansion tank
Shurflo problaster 2 saltwater wash down pump salt water wash down at bow
(5) Cruiseair air conditioning/reverse cycle heat units
Hurricane hydronic heat/ with heat exchanger to heat hot water or vice versa
Raw water for engine is plumbed so engines can be used to draw bilge water if additional draw down of bilge (augments bilge pumps in emergency)
Raritann 1700 20 gallon hot water heater (220Volt AC or engine heated. Also can be heated by Hurricane heating system)
All fresh water plumbing is PEX
Multiple spare filters for water maker and carbon filters for fresh water system
Spare bilge pumps
Anchor locker bilge pump
(3) Dometic Electric heads
Heads all plumbed to freshwater
Mediterranean three burner stove
Xintex S-2A propane fume detector and control system
West Bend 900 Watt Microwave oven
Sea Frost water cooled refrigeration and Freezer
Blue Sea VSM systems monitor
Ariston ARWXF129W 120 volt washing machine
Ariston TVF63X 240 volt vented large capacity dryer
Dometic 110 volt portable refrigerator/cooler in upper cockpit
Brownie's Yachtdiver electric dive compressor
Portable Groco 24 volt pump with hose
The rigging aboard Ruby Kiss is robust and is deliberately oversized so as to provide security offshore. Sta-Lok fittings were used on all the stay terminals. The ketch rig keeps the sail sizes small and manageable. Schaeffer in boom furlers, combined with electric winches, make deploying the main and mizzen a simple task easily operated by one person from the raised cockpit.
Schaeffer 3100 Roller furling for genoa
Schaeffer 3100 Roller Furling for solent jib
Solent traveler track, adjustable from upper cockpit
Forespar carbon extendable mast mounted whisker pole
Keel stepped two spreader, white painted aluminum mast with Schaeffer furling boom
Deck stepped single spreader, white painted aluminum mast with Schaeffer furling boom
Rigid main boom vang
Antal halyard sliders for genoa and solent halyards
Genoa T-tracks on combings
Stay-Lok fittings for all standing rigging
All rigging oversized
Doyle Hydra-Net Spectra radial full batten in boom furling mainsail
Doyle Hydra-Net Spectra radial full batten in boom furling mizzen sail
Doyle Hydra-Net Spectra radial roller furling 130% genoa
Doyle Hydra-Net Spectra radial roller furling 85% solent sail sheeted to traveler style track
Doyle mizzen staysail
Doyle Storm staysail
Sea-Fire Automatic Halon engine room fire suppression tank
Fire blanket next to galley
ACR Ditch Bag with EPIRB
Mom 8-A man overboard module
Jon Buoy Ocean safety Man overboard unit
Forespar safety ring and emergency light.
ACR Globalfix Pro 406Mhz GPS EPIRB with hydrostatic release
West Marine Rescue throw rope
Sea-B-Que Propane BBQ mounted on aft lower cockpit stanchion
(2) Scotty Downriggers
Snap on shade covers for all the pilot house windows.
Boom tent sunbrella shade cover
Side shade cover for full enclosure
15' Aluminum RIB center console AB Dinghy with 40hp Yamaha OB (2014)
Hydraulic dinghy lift
Dinghy stores on chocks on shade platform covering the aft cockpit
Winslow 6 man life raft in hard case w/hydrostatic release (next service due May 2017)
Under water lights