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Kita 56 Pilothouse

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Boat REF# 105434
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 17.07m (56'0")
Year 1972
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 5
Engine 2 x Diesel 440hp, MAN D2530 MTE (1978)
Lying Seattle - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Kita Trading Company LTD
Builder Misaki Yacht Yard Japan
Lying Seattle - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 5,227.2 ltr (1,150.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,563.6 ltr (344.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 295.5 ltr (65.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 26/02/2010


Engine 2 x Diesel 440hp
Engine make and model MAN D2530 MTE (1978)
Engine Hours engine1:   2208    engine2:   2204    engine3:   4570
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 4-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 27.3 ltr (6.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 11 knots
Generator output 12KVA

12KW Northern Lights generator with soundproofing. Trace 3000W inverter. Exceptional sound proofing in engine room - owners report whisper-quiet noise level when running.


LOA 17.07m (56'0")
LWL 15.47m (50'9")
Beam 5.72m (18'9")
Draft Max 1.47m (4'10")
Displacement 36,281kg (80,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

This 56' Kita Pilothouse hull is built with double planked mahogany from Honduras. The teak decks were sealed in 2002. The boat was built to maximize interior space and comfort. The widebody style offers much more saloon space than the Europa version and is great for living aboard or long range cruising.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Dishwasher tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

This 56' Pilothouse was redesigned for two people to live-aboard full time and enjoy all the comforts of home. From the large cockpit, you enter the saloon through two sliding doors. To starboard is a chest of drawers, a large table, and the laundry area. The laundry area features a separate washer and propane powered dryer, plus a dishwasher with a large table above it. Above the laundry table is a 26" wall-mounted flatscreen TV. Opposite the laundry area is the U-shaped galley with full-sized fridge, propane stove/oven, microwave and double sink with Instahot water. The remodeled galley (wood countertops, bamboo flooring, newer appliances) offers a large window for outside views, and is on the same level as the rest of the saloon. The 56' Pilothouse was originally a three stateroom boat, but the current owners remodeled it to a two stateroom layout. This created a very roomy master stateroom with office area and a large master head with separate shower and changing area. Forward of the master stateroom is the V-berth and a second guest head.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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TV tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick
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Electronics and year installed: Furuno Radar 2002, Furuno GPS 2001, Simrad-Robertson Autopilot 2001, Davis Weather Station 2000, Commercial Grade VHF Antennae.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Electric windlass
1 anchors
91.44m (300'0") of chain
On deck is an electric crane and tender cradle as well as two storage lockers. There are tender standoffs on the swim platform to store a tender while docked (tender not included). On the foredeck there is an electric windlass and a storage locker in front of the Portugese bridge. There are winter covers that protect the walkarounds and all the windows from rain. The boat also has hatch and rail covers, plus a full cockpit enclosure.


Rod Holders 4 Rod Holders

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This boat must to seen in person to truly appreciate the amount of open and usable space throughout the boat. It was remodeled for use as a live-aboard for a couple or small family. The wooden hull is much quieter than fiberglass and insulates more efficiently - you'll stay plenty warm with the diesel Dickenson Newport stove running in the winter. This 56 Pilothouse has all the comforts of home including a washer, dryer, dishwasher, and full-sized side-by-side fridge. The master stateroom and master head are more spacious than on most boats this size because the owners converted the boat to combine two staterooms into one expansive owner's stateroom. If you are looking for bright, open interior space - look no further. The 56 Kita is powered with fuel-efficient and heavy duty MAN 440 HP Diesels for excellent range and reliability.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Kita 56 Pilothouse has been personally photographed and viewed by Mark Nordquist of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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