Humphreys 43 Custom
Custom Humphreys 43 Lifting keel Deck saloon kutter
Conceived as a versatile fast safe bluewater cruising yacht, KILORAN was commissioned by the owner of Rival Bowman Yachts to fulfil his own personal cruising plans. While the Bowman 40/42 was a fine cruiser, KILORAN’s owner wanted a yacht that could crawl up the shallowest of creeks as well as cross the most formidable of oceans. A carbon fibre lifting keel, 1,04 – 2,79 m draft, twin rudders and cold-moulded West-system construction offered the right balance of strength, stiffness and insulation properties.
The combined skills of Rob Humphreys and Steve Dalzell assured this quite special design and one that the Lathams/Westons Points Boatyards in Poole were ideally qualified to build. Launched in 1993 and with continual development and updating ever since, KILORAN is a well-proven yacht – versatile, safe, comfortable and with real performance. Rigged as a cutter with removable inner forestay, running back stays and a fully battened mainsail. She can be comfortably sailed single-handed. Rigged as a sloop with hydraulic helmsman’s winches and a cruising chute, she is a delight for a cruising couple, with the added security of the raised saloon.
Under the current owner, KILORAN has undergone constant refits and upgrades. These include a new teak deck and sub deck fitted, her hull and superstructure painted in Awlgrip Oyster White (2013), all new standing rigging replaced (2013) and most running rigging replaced since then. She has always been stored undercover, mainly in Scandinavia and is in impressive condition and much admired. The current owners and family have cruised KILORAN extensively and safely on the English south coast, all of Ireland, Scottish west coast, Northern Isles, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and the Baltic. Now in their 70’s they plan a substantial downsize, and are motivated to sell. KILORAN offers well-considered sail-away potential, for anyone thinking of an immensely strong, value for money offshore cruising yacht, suitable for High Latitudes, with an excellent “row away” factor for any proud owner.
KILORAN is currently located in a shed at Vindö varvet, about 1 hrs drive N of Göteborg (Landvetter airport).
Photos are taken summer 2019. New photos will soon be published.
Please contact Berthon Scandinavia if you have any questions or if you would like to view this yacht!