Turkish boatbuilder expands explorer yacht range

Turkish boatbuilder AvA Yachts has expanded its range of explorer yachts, adding a new model to its Kando series: the Kando80. 

At 23.95m length overall with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the Kando80 can be operated by crew or run privately as an owner-operated vessel. 

Designed as a full displacement world cruiser, Ava Yachts says the Kando80 is capable of immense distances and long periods at sea. She boasts an interior volume of 160GT and a range of over 4500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of nine knots. Powered by twin Volvo Penta D8 MG 360hp engines the Kando80 can reach a maximum speed of 11 knots.

“Kando80 is the ultimate entry-level proper global explorer for either an experienced couple or family to run themselves or with minimal crew operation, says Atilla Küçükdiker the chairman and founder of AvA Yachts. “Super strong with an underwater steel thickness of 8-10mm this is an economical yacht which will take her owners on adventures the world over in complete luxury and total safety.

“The Kando series’ aggressive contemporary styling has been a hit with customers and feedback we have to date suggests that the Kando80 will be equally as popular”. 

Built to CE Category A classification (Ocean), the standard internal configuration is a four cabin arrangement with two crew. She also offers on-deck capacity for a 4.2m tender.

In February (2023), AvA Yachts announced it had appointed Gilman Yachts of Fort Lauderdale as its dealer for North and South America to manage both sales and aftersales in these territories.

Specifications of the new Kando80:

LOA : 23.90m / 78 ft 5”

LWL : 21.71m / 71ft 3”

Beam : 7.50m / 24ft 7”

Max Draft : 2.3m / 7ft 6”

Displacement (Full Load) : 160 MT / 352,740 lbs

Engines : 2 x Volvo Penta D8 MG 360hp

Maximum Speed : 11 Kts

Cruise Speed : 9 Kts 

Range : 4500 nm at cruise speed

Construction : Steel & Aluminium

Classification : CE Category A (Ocean)

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