Sunday, November 7, 2010

Specifications: Kokomo

I like to think that KOKOMO is the best-outfitted yacht of its type and so I'm providing a complete summary of my boat's specifications here, for your review. This kind of information was one of the things I paid close attention to when I was searching for a boat. Perhaps it'll be helpful to readers who are considering purchasing this fine vessel (Price for the boat is near the bottom of this list):


Length: 25'
Length overall: 28' 6' (with 2' power hull extension and approx. 2' of engines)
Power: (2) Honda BF 150 Four Stroke (CA C.A.R.B. compliant) outboards
Fuel: 120 gallons
Water: 37 gallons + aux. tanks
Holding tanks: (1) black water
Factory electrical system with LED lighting, AC/DC outlets, etc.
12V on-demand water system
Novacool Marine Refridgerator
Force 10 Stove (propane)
Force 10 Water Heater (electric)
Wallace 30D 3-zone diesel heat system with digital control panel
Forward overhead gear and electronics cabinet (see below)
Factory HD dingy davit system
Factory roof extension over cockpit
Cockpit transom seat
Custom aluminum fold-down (for towing & fixed bridge clearance) radar tower w/GPS antenna to starboard, Sirius antenna to port, VHF whip, Raymarine enclosed-array radar rotator, and LED anchor light
22lb Delta anchor
* NEW in Spring of 2015 - Updated the factory running lights to oversize, waterproof 100,000-hour LED lights made in Australia. They're very nice!
* NEW in spring of 2015 - Installed a 3.5mm cable and jack for the iPhone in the stereo
* REBUILT (good as new) in 2015 - Jabsco macerator pump 


(2) HONDA BF-150 (C.A.R.B. Compliant) outboard engines ($16,837.00 each)
(2) Stainless, counter-rotating propellers

** Performance data (calm seas, no current):
Best Rate Of Burn: 4-5 knots @ 0.8 gph (single engine)
Trawler economical speed: 6-7 knots @ 1.8 gph
Cruise speed: 12-14 knots @ 5.5 gph
W.O.T. (wide open throttle): 32 knots @ 24 gph


Batteries - Propulsion: (2) group 24 AGM Interstate
Batteries - House: (2) Interstate 100AH AGM Series 110
Inverter: Xantrex PROSine 2000W
Shore power: 30 AMP 50' marine power cable
AFI electric horn
Bennett trim tab system with helm control
Lewmar V-700 Vertical windlass with helm control (w/spare lever)
Dual Blue Sea ACR relays (engine/house batteries charge relays)
Dual Blue Sea battery switches (one for each engine)
Blue Sea battery switch at helm (opens/closes all 12-volt circuits except bilge pump) and marine refrigerator
Macerator pump (12V) for deep sea discharge with a port to starboard for pump-outs for inland cruising


Standard-Horizon VHF with GPS, DSC and AIS
Standard-Horizon Hailer, PA, and programmable automatic fog horn
SIMRAD AP-16 autopilot (for twin engine)
SIMRAD WR-20 wireless remote control (for autopilot, etc.)
Raymarine E-120 12" chart plotter (Multi-Function Display)
Raymarine depth sounder (plotter integrated)
Raymarine AIS receiver (plotter integrated)
Raymarine 4-kW radar receiver (plotter integrated)
Raymarine GPS navigation (plotter integrated)
Electronic flux gate compass
Shakespeare VHF antenna (at head of radar tower)
Raymarine 4kW radar antenna (closed array)
Shakespeare SIRIUS radio/weather radar antenna
Sony stereo receiver/CD player/SIRIUS receiver (above navigator's seat)
Sony stereo remote control (over helm, illuminated)
Polyplanar 8" Marine Speaker System
Raymarine GPS system antenna
HONDA digital tachometer system (port engine)
HONDA digital tachometer system (starboard engine)
HONDA digital fuel management system (for twin engines)
HONDA digital speedometer (for twin engines)
PURE SIGN digital control panel

Custom architectural gear & features:

Overhead equipment cabinetry (custom fabricated in Anacortes, WA) - Located above the helm and flush to the forward windscreen, this overhead, white, teak-accented, cabinet is made with the same precision with which the manufacturer makes overhead cabinets for much larger boats (Northern Marine, Nordhavn, Delta Marine, etc.). While leaving room for additional componentry, the cabinets, which have multiple access points and are engineered to be totally silent, include: (over the helm) flush-mounted Standard-Horizon MATRIX VHF, hailer, programmable fog-horn, GPS and AIS unit, a convenient in an emergency microphone location (permanent mount), stereo remote control console, handy lined cubby, (over the center window) permanently mounted Trintec thermometer, barometer, tide-clock, and clock (black ABS housings, white faces), (over the navigator's station) flush-mounted Sony AM/FM/CD/AMPLIFIER deck (with an option for an optional input for iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc.), and a handy lined cubby.

On the underneath of the cabinet are the two 8" PolyPlanar concert-grade speakers, and the drive motors for the built-in heavy-duty windshield wipers and the separate windscreen washers (fed from a fresh water tank in the helm and controlled by both heavy-duty momentary switches and full-time breaker switches at the helm) are on the forward edge. Inside the cabinetry you'll find several of the vessels 'black box' navigation and communication components, including the 'box' for the auto-pilot remote, cabling for everything listed above, and cabling/control systems for the several items featured on the custom folding radar tower (see below).

Custom Folding Aluminum Radar Tower (Fabricated for Kokomo in Anacortes, WA) - This well-thought out radar tower features all of the following: 48kw closed array radar antenna, a marine GPS antenna, a marine Sirius antenna, a primary marine VHF antenna, and an LED anchor light. With all items attached permanently, the tower folds forward and into a keeper/cradle for trailering and for on-water transiting of fixed bridges of between 11.5' and 13'. A strap is recommended for trailering to avoid "hopping" (included). All cabling for items listed above makes it's way through the hull at the base of the tower, through the aforementioned cabinetry above the helm, through a custom stainless upright at the starboard side of the helm, to it's various component destinations. Everything is installed by E.Q. Marine to zero-compromise standards.

Four (4) Tiny-Step (TM) Custom Gear Boxes - KOKOMO features the legendary Tiny-Step (TM) gear and equipment deck boxes permanently mounted (1) at the helm door (step to go outside) as a tool and equipment box, (2) at the navigator's feet (perpendicular to the forward bulkhead; ideal for the navigators foot rest and currently used for the ship's ditch bag, PIB, portable VHF Radio/GPS and associated gear), (3) at the forward/port corner of the cockpit (used - and plumbed - as the ship's LPG locker, a boarding step and a forward cockpit seat) and (4) at the forward/starboard corner of the cockpit (currently used as a line locker, boarding step and a forward cockpit seat). Each box features a non-slip surface over a gel-coat finish matched to the boat's interior color, stainless steel compression latch and a locking (with a separate lock) buckle. These are the finest boxes built by Tiny-Step (TM) and retail for $399-$499 each. The two forward boxes are rectangular and the two cockpit boxes are square, and they provide ample additional storage and organization.

Custom 2 Piece Heavy-Duty Aluminum Davit/Crane - This factory heavy duty crane is situated on the aft portion of Kokomo's roof extension, with it's base extending to the cockpit floor. While it's primary duty is raising and lowering the dinghy and kayaks from the roof to the water, my wife and I have also practiced man-overboard drills so that she could use it to retrieve me if for some reason I was in the water. I think it's the most heavy duty of all the davit options for a much larger boat than this, and I like that the anchor post is hollow Aluminum (that I can remove). I keep the crane extension (also just as heavy-duty and the winch, inside the tender trailer whenever I'm not using it). It has a weight capacity of 385#.


MMSI registered DSC (digital selective calling) VHF radio enrollment
(8) Mustang and children's life jackets
(1) Boathook
(1) Boathook with rinse/bail feature

Galley Equipment:

Table service - setting for four (blue plastic)
Bowls for four (blue plastic)
Complete silverware set
Various plastics plates, cups, etc.
(4) non-slip place mats
Your choice: (1) 120V Coffee Maker or (1) 12V Coffee Maker
Custom paper towel holder

Ancillary Gear:

Deluxe Boarding ladder (built into hull extension)
Integrated hanging points (hooks) in the head
Marine toilet with hand pump (and through-hull shut-off nearby)
Macerator pump with through hull shut-off
Shower curtain for privacy
Solid door between cabin and house (serves as head privacy door and as privacy partition if the folks in the V-berth or the guests at the dinette bed want it)
Custom screen for forward center window
Custom screens for aft port-starboard windows
Custom screen for overhead Bomar hatch/window/sunroof in V-berth
Retainer strap for folding radar tower (when folded down for the road)
Retainer strap for forward anchor (when transporting)
Scupper hole "no flood" devices (not installed)
Various top-off lubricants (engine oil, lower unit oil, hydraulic fluid)
Various lines for securing the boat to the dock and other boats*
2 heavy duty dock lines
(2) PolyForm large fenders
1 Propane tank (in deck box)
1 deck light (at cockpit; controlled from the helm or cockpit)
1 12V power outlet at the rear of the propane box in cockpit

Cleaning & Appearance;

(2) 5-gal buckets for cleaning/bailing and as dividers under transom seat
10' transparent hose (nesting with brass fittings)
Cabin Wood teak care
Head/black tank deodorizer/cleaner/treatment
Non-stick floor cleaner
Windex window cleaner
McGuires buff/wax treatment


King galvanized 8600 triple axle salt-water roller bunk trailer
State of the art electric hydraulic braking system
25' of 13,400# Amsteel Blue winch line
Fulton 3200# 2-speed winch
Vertical limiter system
Three point safety connection (winch, double safety chain, vertical limiter)
(2) 10,000# cargo straps that anchor the boat to the trailer in the rear
LED trailer lighting system
Small box of various spare parts for trailer tires/wheels
(1) spare tire and galvanized wheel

* Price is $107,000 and includes everything above

    (replacement is over $300k)

* The items below will be included in a package price of $120,000

Achilles LEX 8.8 Hypalon inflatable boat (8', 8")
Tohatsu 4HP 4-stroke engine with integral tank
Dinghy anchor
Tie downs for roof mounting dinghy
Custom 4-pt harness for lifting dinghy*
12lb Danforth "picnicing" anchor (spare for boat)
SANYO 22" 1080P flat screen television w/remote (on telescoping wall mount in fwd cabin)
Compact Sony DVD player on top of hanging locker w/remote
Compact Ozone generator for air/water purificaton (see:
Insulated nautical mugs (hot/cold) for 2
Cooking knife (universal, semi-serrated blade)
Oster Microwave oven (metal cabinet; compact size)
Bread/bagel toaster
MAGMA 7-piece nesting marine cookware set and handles ($399)
10" non-stick skillet
MAGMA Party (large size) propane BBQ ($349)
MAGMA BBQ mounting rack
West Marine BBQ cover
Custom folding lifetime table for cockpit dining/cocktails
Folding chairs (2) for cockpit
The Best Solar Shower out there (black; resembles a garden sprayer)
Hose and shower head for sink-fed cockpit shower (2nd shower)
Boarding platform (aluminum, very stable, for on land)
Complete silverware set
Deluxe bedding for the V-berth
Deluxe bedding for the dinette
Three pillows
1 fishing pole (new)
1 fishing reel (new)
Various fishing accessories* (boat has never been fished from)
Pressure nozzle on extending wand
(2) additional PolyForm large fenders (total of four; matched)
(1) spare wheel only (painted)

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