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The Kanter 80 is the largest of our Bermuda Series yachts and at 80 feet, it is at the upper limit for this type of yacht, whose objective is to be piloted much of the time by a single person with the help of an engineer to control the impressive power of the sails and to hoist the anchor. With its beautiful styling, exceptionally spacious cabins and tremendous speed, the Kanter 80 is a truly special vessel. 

Designed by noted naval architect Chuck Paine, the Kanter 80 features a combination of exceptional stability and a long and lean hull design to make her very stable in trade-wind conditions, with 11 to 13 knot sailing speeds common. When the wind doesn't blow, a powerful main engine is connected to the propeller by a Hundested VP4 pitch control unit, capable of up to 12 knots under power. 

The Kanter 80 is as unique as she is beautiful. A large, flat deck is provided aft for the stowage of small boats and toys. One can easily store a 4.7-metre hard-bottom inflatable, a dinghy and a windsurfer on this deck all at the same time. She also features a lightweight carbon-fibre hoisting boom that stows alongside the mizzenmast to quickly snatch any of these small craft out of the water and into their chocks. 

In order to keep the yacht light, the entire deck was finished with a textured, grit-based painted non-skid application; only the cockpit is teak clad. A scoop-shaped transom has a large deck near water level which facilitates boarding from a dinghy and can also be used for swimming and diving. There are full-length guard rails to protect the topsides which are also positioned to shade a considerable number of the large hull windows, which allow plenty of natural light to brighten the interior. 

The Kanter 80’s pilothouse is the focal point of her design. It is of a long, low design – so low, in fact, that the helmsman is able to easily see over its top from the steering positions. Twin wheels further improve visibility past the pilothouse. There is a sheltered steering station inside the pilothouse which uses the autopilot controls rather than a wheel for steering. Engine controls and some navigation monitors are provided here as well. A full-sized dinette capable of seating seven people occupies the port side of the pilothouse and is elevated so that the diners may enjoy a full 360-degree view from comfortable seating positions. A smaller dinette is provided below deck for use by the crew or at sea. The pilothouse is fully watertight and boasts a sealed door to the cockpit so that it may be heated or air conditioned and kept dry in even the harshest weather. 

The Kanter 80 features two impressively equipped, spacious guest cabins aft. Both cabins have private access to their own heads with separate shower stalls. The owner's suite further aft has both a double berth and a sea berth with its own private companionway to the deck. 

Incredibly stylish, fast and unique, the Kanter 80 was designed to offer unparalleled performance, safety and comfort, no matter where your adventures take you.


Length Overall:  80’0”

Length Waterline:  73’0”

Beam:  19’6”

Draft:  8’9”

Displacement ½ Load:  115,000 lbs

Ballast:  36,000 lbs

Total Sail Area:  2,519 sq. ft.

Propulsion:  Perkins 2200 hp Diesel

Fuel:  600 imp gallons

Water:  400 imp gallons

Holding Tank, Sewage:  50 imp gallons

Construction:  Type 5083-H321 Aluminum

Designer:  Chuck Paine