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  • 76 ft / 23.2 m
  • 6 GUESTS
  • 1 CREW
  • FROM $25,000
  • Operating in Caribbean, East Coast of North America.

    • Length
      76ft (23.2m)
    • Beam
      17ft 1in (5.2m)
    • Draft
      8ft 10in (2.7m)
    • Year Built
    • Builder
    • Designer
      Ocke Mannerfelt
    • Sleeping Guests
    • Crew
      Captain Preston Kelly
    • Refit
    • Cruising Speed
      8kts (15kph)
    • Stabilisers
    • Flag
      United States
    • Engines
      Yanmar 4LHA-DTP 200hp Diesel
    • VAT Registered
    • US Duty Paid
    • NORTHERN STAR accommodates 6 guests in three cabins.   The interior is fully air-conditioned and headroom is 8’ 6” throughout
      The spacious Master Suite is forward with a king v-berth, hanging locker and private head with a separate stall shower. There is also a comfortable seat and a writing desk on the starboard side.
      A center hallway runs aft to the salon.  Aft and to port of the master stateroom is an elegant VIP Suite that was originally planned for the King and Queen of Norway who frequented the yacht. This cabin is an intimate oasis featuring his and her twins, ample storage and a private head with a stall shower.
      Also aft of the master on the port side is a common head with shower.  On the starboard side are two well-appointed guest cabins, each with over and under single berths, a bureau and hanging locker.  These two cabins share the common head and shower.
      The crew cabin, which is aft of the main salon, shares the common head and shower with the two guest cabins.
      With prior approval NORTHERN STAR takes 8 guests.  Inquire for 8 guest rate.
    • Captain: Preston Kelly

      My career has been involved primarily with yachts. I have experience in construction, project management, captaining, racing, performance optimization, electronics and computers. I have extensive offshore experience as well as time spent cruising and racing in New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, and Canada.


      Navigation,performance monitoring, race preparation

      Wood working, varnishing, mechanics, electrical, electronics

      Yacht maintenance, cooking, provisioning

      Languages: English: moderate reading ability: French, German, Spanish, Latin,Ancient Greek


      2001 to presentself-employed: instrument systems, installation and calibration. Racingnavigator. Yacht delivery.

      1991 to 2001:Sales at Ockam Instruments, Milford Ct. My job involved selling performanceinstrument systems, managing dealers, teaching seminars on performanceoptimization, liaison to America’s Cup campaigns, and customer service (racingwith clients).

      1978 to 1991:Captain and crew (mostly captain) on yachts 40 to 80 feet. Project manager on new builds at The HinckleyCo; Southwest Harbor, Maine and Nautor; Piertarsaari Finland.

      1973 to 1978:Morris Yachts; Southwest Harbor, Maine. Employed in all aspects of small yachtconstruction.


      1979 captain on aSwan 57, Peranda: Finland, Baltic, NorthSea, UK, Newport.

      1980 mate onFrers 54, Congere: NY, Panama, Tahiti, Australia

      1981 mate andthen captain on a Swan 65, Shaitan: S. Carolina, Bermuda, Azores, Spain,Greece, and Italy.

      1983 to 1985 captainon an Hinckley 49, Victory: Gulf of Maine, Newport, Cape Cod, Chesapeake, andCaribbean.

      1985 to 1987captain on an Hinckley 42, Irresistible: Gulf of Maine, Newport, and Caribbean.

      1987 to 1990captain on an Hinckley 51, Night Train: Gulf of Maine, Nova Scotia, Newport,Chesapeake, Bahamas, and Caribbean.

      2000 to 2009navigator on a Swan 68, Chippewa: racing NE, FL, Caribbean, Bermuda, France,UK, and Italy.

      2009 mate onVitter’s 98, Carmella: Newport, Azores, Spain.

      2009 to 2012navigator on Cookson 50, Privateer: racing NE, FL, MD, Caribbean.

      2011 mate onVitter’s 98, Carmella: Spain, Canaries, and Caribbean.

      2013 to 2015captain on Babe, Swan 46: Newport, Long Is Sound, Chesapeake, Fl, andCaribbean.

      2015 navigator Onan Hinckley 51, Kiva: Transatlantic Race.

    • DVD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, Local TV, 11ft / 3.50m 20hp Zodiac, Paddleboards multiple, BBQ, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light
    • Not Insured, Diving by arrangement, Snorkelling gear

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