About Kamaya

Stevens 50 Cutter Rig
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel
  • Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • More details at www.stevens50.com

KAMAYA is a Sparkman & Stephens design. She is comfortable, sleek, fast, stable and set-up to go world cruising right now.
Sparkman & Stephens designed KAMAYA for the knowledgeable sailor seeking a yacht capable of extended offshore cruising. Indeed, she is extremely capable. In fact, in 2010, she was one of the fastest boats in the cruising fleet on the 3000 mile Galapagos to the Marquesas passage, crossing in 16 days. Her outstanding offshore performance and impressive speed reflect qualities inherent in Sparkman & Stephens designs.
KAMAYA has sailed many oceans. She has circumnavigated the world and crossed the Pacific many times. Her performance has been exceptional and reliable. She has been kept in top condition with systems maintained to the highest standards and mechanicals serviced regularly.
Equipment includes: Genset, Solar Panels, AC, Heater, Complete Sail Inventory, Full Electronics Raymarine Chartplotter new in 2009, Electric Winches, Liferaft, Safety Gear, Dodger & Bimini, Dinghy Davits, and so much more.


  • LOA: 50'
  • LWL: 37' 9"
  • Maximum Draft: 6'10"
  • Displacement: 32000
  • Ballast: 15000
  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Engine(s) HP: 90
  • Engine Model: 90A
  • Cruising Speed: 7 knots
  • Engine Hours: 3900
  • Fresh Water Tanks: 300 USG
  • Fuel Tanks: 220 USG
  • Holding Tanks: 30 USG

When you come down the companionway and into the cabin, you'll immediately notice that there's heaps of headroom, a fantastic 270 degree view and amazing light. This is because of the raised deck salon and the stainless steel framed safety glass windows.

The layout is easy at sea and wonderful for entertaining. KAMAYA was launched in 1987 when the finest woods were plentiful and available. The workmanship is extraordinary with beautiful fit and finish, matched grains, and wood inlays. Notice the wood inlay table that folds out and can be raised or lowered. This is a perfect place to relax for a game of cribbage or sit down to a gourmet dinner. Surrounded by the pilothouse, you and your guests will have great visibility in a light, airy salon. As well as having hatches, this vessel is reported to be the only Stevens 50 with opening ports amidships for excellent cross ventilation.

The GALLEY amidship keeps the cook happy. Cooking in the boat's center of effort makes meal preparation a pleasure at sea or in port. Notice the triple sinks! Each sink has H/C pressure water and separate manual pumps for sea water or fresh water needs. There is a four burner gimbaled propane stove and oven, and a microwave to warm up snacks or boil a quick cup of tea. You'll find generous stowage in cabinets and lockers for all your galley needs.

On the starboard side of the galley, you'll see the forward facing freezer/refrigeration which gives you easy access and prevents spillage of contents when at sea. The freezer is HUGE for a yacht of this size and can store enough meats to last a crew for months. The two VECO 12 Volt DC refrigeration units are efficient and the well insulated boxes hold their temperature well in even the warmest climates.

NOW LET'S GO AFT ... Here, you'll find the owner's stateroom with awesome accommodations and generous space because of the bridge deck above .

The AFT STATEROOM has it's own special nook where you can read and write in privacy. There's a pull-down desk and a work light meeting all your personal needs. At the end of your watch or a day "messing about in boats", this cabin is an awesome space to retire.

Roomy and comfortable, there is a double berth to port and settee to starboard. The opening hatches and ports offer excellent cross ventilation and easy access to the crew standing watch. There is a head with electric toilet, and shower roomy enough for full size adults! Multiple drawers, hanging lockers, shelves and cabinetry provides plentiful stowage for cruising sailors.

The VIP STATEROOM in the V-Berth, has a generous double berth, excellent headroom and private access to the second head. This space gives your sailing companions a comfortable cabin to retire at the end of the day. The hanging locker and drawers provide considerable stowage for personal gear and clothing items. Overhead is a full size hatch with ladder for ventilation and easy access. The dorades, vents, and cabin fan provide additional fresh air circulation. You'll notice that the joinery work is exceptional and the woods used are beautiful with matching grains and wonderful detail.

The CABIN on the port side of the boat has over and under bunks with generous length, ideal for guests and/or children. There is a hanging locker, cabinets and drawers for stowage of personal items, clothing and gear and a deck hatch and fan for ventilation.

The NAVIGATION STATION is conveniently located just forward of the Owner's Stateroom and adjacent to the companion way. The Navigator's swivel chair faces the instrumentation and nav equipment for planning and plotting your course and the deck salon enables you to maintain watch from below. KAMAYA is well-equipped with some of the latest electronics.
  • Raymarine ST 60 Wind
  • Raymarine ST 60 Depth
  • Raymarine ST 60 Boat Speed
  • Raymarine 6001+ Autopilot with Wireless Remote
  • Raymarine E80 Radar and Chart Plotter, new in 2009
  • Suunto Binnacle Compass
  • Raymarine E120 Radar and Chart Plotter new in 2009.
  • AIS SR161 receiver
  • Icom IC-M710 SSB Radio with Auto Antenna Tuner
  • Garmin 128 GPS
  • Icom IC-M502 VHF
  • ST 60 Tridata
  • Pactor Modem Email Transceiver
  • Raymarine E90 Chart Plotter and Radar, new in 2009
  • Weems and Plath Digital Barometer
  • Sony CD Player and Radio
  • 22" Flat Screen TV by LG
The 12-Volt DC Systems are managed by circuit breakers through the DC electrical distribution panel. The house battery bank is composed of 4 8-D 220 amp hour 12 Volt Batteries providing a total of 880 amp hours, that are well secured and whose wiring is in good order. There is bank of two (2) 12 Volt starting batteries for engine and generator. There is a battery isolation switch in the system. A Xantrex "TrueCharge 40" battery charger provides redundancy to the system.
The following are the charging systems for the 12 Volt Batteries:
  • Shore Power through the 120 Volt A/C Heart interface freedom 25 Inverter and battery charger.
  • Engine driven alternator.
  • Westerbeke 8Kw Generator.
  • 4 Solar Panels (new in 2009) providing over 400 watts of power

The 120 Volt AC Systems are managed by circuit breakers through the AC electrical distribution panel. The 120 Volt supplies power to the battery charging, air conditioning and outlets throughout the vessel.
A Custom Converter provides conversion of 220 Amp 50 Cycle service to ships 120 amp 60 cycle service. SET UP FOR WORLD CRUISING.
  • AUXILIARY ENGINE is a Westerbeke 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel 90 HP. There is a Python Flexible Drive with a thrust bearing on a properly reinforced partial bulkhead. This vessel features a Max-Prop recently serviced and in excellent condition. The engine instruments are in the cockpit panel with gauges for rpm, oil pressure, water temperature, charge,and an audible alarm. The engine controls are TWIN levers on the pedestal. The fuel capacity is approximately 200 gallons stored in three (3) Stainless Steel fuel tanks. The secondary fuel filters are twin parallel in line Racor Filters with vacuum gauge.
  • GENERATOR is a Westerbeke 8Kw (Model 8Kw BTD) mounted in a sound box aft in the engine compartment. There has been routine maintenance and servicing of this engine, and it has its own Racor fuel filter.
  • LED Tricolor navigation light
  • LED Anchor light
  • LED interior lights
  • WATERMAKER is a SPECTRA Model 380C, 12 volt and manufacturer specs are for 15 gallons per hour.
  • CENTRAL HEATING is by a Webasto independent diesel powered system that heats the domestic water and provides central heating for the yacht.
  • AIR CONDITIONING is a 16,000 BTU 120 Volt Unit
  • Ground tackle includes a 110 lb. Bruce with 400 feet of 3/8 chain, a 44 lb CQR spare anchor, and a 35 lb. Danforth with 150 feet of rode and chain for a stern anchor. Stern anchor is mounted for quick and easy access.
  • Hydraulic autopilot with Seastar ram, Raymarine motor, and Vickers valve handles any sea conditions.
  • Tank Tender shows fuel and water levels in all tanks.

The HULL of this Sparkman Stephens design is a solid laminate. The keel is part of the hull molding with encapsulated lead ballast and the rudder is mounted on a molded skeg. The fiberglass deck has a balsa core and is a non-slip molded finish. The toe rail is extruded aluminum and fastened through bonding deck to hull. Stanchions are stainless steel with gate to port and starboard, both with a fold down stainless steel step.
PULPITS & LIFELINES: The bow and stern pulpits are stainless steel. The stern has a secure gate mid-transom. There are double lifelines. Mounted on the stanchions are Kayak racks port and starboard.
ARCH & DAVITS: There is an exceptionally stout custom arch aft which incorporates a lifting frame for a dinghy and a crane for outboard motor. The lift (crane) for an outboard motor will hoist to the outboard motor bracket on the arch.
VENTILATION: This boat has EXCELLENT VENTILATION for the tropics with opening aluminum/acrylic hatches to all cabins, fans in all cabins, and dorade boxes provide additional movement of air below.

KAMAYA is rigged as a cutter. The robust aluminum double spreader mast is keel stepped with an aluminum boom and heavy duty gooseneck. There is a dedicated track for a trysail on the mast and a rigid boom vang and a boom brake.
  • The mast has five Lewmar winches:
  • Four (4) #46 self-tailing winches
  • One (1) #43 self-tailing winches
  • There are twin forestays, a single backstay, single uppers, single mids, diagonals and twin lower shrouds.

  • Two (2) Harken 56 12-Volt Power Winches
  • Two (2) Lewmar #43 Self-Tailing Winches
  • Two (2) Lewmar #65 Self-Tailing Winches

  • Full Batten Hydranet Mainsail with 3-reef point slab reefing new in 2008
  • Trysail
  • 130% Genoa
  • #1 Working Jib
  • Staysail
  • Storm Jib
  • 1.5 oz. Spinnaker with ATN sock

  • Boom Brake
  • Spinnaker Pole on mast track easily handled by a couple.
  • Port & Starboard Spinnaker Halyards
  • Topping Lift
  • Spare jib halyard
  • Spare main halyard
  • LIFEJACKETS: Eight of the Type II
  • THROWABLE DEVICE: Type IV, Horseshoe Bouy with Pole, drogue, and light.
  • RESCUE DEVICES: Life Sling.
  • FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: Four (4) manual fire extinguishers.
  • VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS: Replaced January 2007
  • BELL & HORN: Meets USCG requirements under 20 meters.
  • EPIRB/GPIRB: SOS 406 GPS Category 1 Class 2 registered to yacht - This device automatically transmits a signal with the GPS location.
  • LIFERAFT: Avon eight (8) person serviced in September 2008
  • Deck Washdown hose (saltwater)

The extremely large cockpit is the envy of many boats. This is the control center while under sail or power. The Edson Pedestal steering is aft with a full view of the vessel and sails including electronics and engine instruments. The port and starboard seating is great for entertaining or enjoying the thrill of sailing this performance cruiser. The multiple winches simplify control of headsails and staysails. Whether out for an afternoon sail, or a long passage, KAMAYA is very manageable short-handed and thrilling to sail.
The large bimini covers the entire cockpit and serves as sun protection and support for the solar panel array. It was stoutly designed and both bimini and dodger have remained stable in sustained winds of 55 mph. The custom Arch provides support for electronics and the dingy davits. The bridge deck makes the cockpit HUGE and easily accommodates eight (8) guests or sleeps three (3) on those balmy nights in the tropics. When you need a rinse - there is a (H/C) cockpit shower.
The transom has a special outboard motor bracket so you can power the boat with your outboard motor in case of emergency.

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