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With her impressive range, exceptional strength, beautiful sense of style and world-class safety, the Passage Maker 74 was created to provide strong value and pride of ownership to those seeking an attractive seagoing home. 

Designed by noted naval architect Chuck Paine, the Passage Maker 74 follows on the heals of a series of highly successful Paine-designed aluminum-alloy motor craft created by Kanter Marine. She was created to offer an ocean-going range of 1,800 (Bermuda to the Azores) miles plus reserve, modest fuel consumption even at her top speed as well as moderate draft. 

Efficient performance is insured by the round-bilged forward bottom, transitioning to a chine aft, with a single spray rail and a relatively high prismatic coefficient of 0.67. A full-length keel protects the propeller and rudder. The modest draft of just five feet, two inches is very reasonable given the presence of a full-length keel to reduce the grounding risk and dampen the yacht’s roll in a seaway. Welded aluminum construction makes for impressive strength and moderately light displacement, which increases the Passage Maker 74’s efficiency in order to maximize the usable range and top speed. 

The Passage Maker 74’s tanks provide 4000 gallons of fuel capacity and 575 gallons of fresh water capacity. These tanks are all integral, lending further structural strength to the hull and forming a double bottom wherever they occur. The waste and gray water tanks are of removable construction. As specified, the Passage Maker 74 has transatlantic range via the Bermuda/Azores route if driven at a speed of 9 to 10 knots, depending upon wind and current conditions. 

The engine room beneath the salon is extremely large and has full standing headroom between the engines, permitting easy access to the machinery. The Passage Maker 74 uses twin Caterpillar C12 340 hp main engines and a Northern Lights 20kw genset for true peace of mind and reliable performance. 

The Passage Maker 74’s configuration features the highly popular raised pilothouse forward behind a Portuguese bridge. Aft is the main salon with an expanded cockpit; there are also full side decks for passage fore and aft without entering the accommodations. 

The interior is highly customized for the owner – as is the case with all Kanter/Paine collaborations. The Passage Maker 74 is the result of an extensive styling effort within what is arguably the most popular motor-yacht profile. Her impressive value – a product primarily of her Canadian build – makes her an attractive alternative to the many mass-produced fibreglass vessels available. Being of welded-aluminum construction, The Passage Maker 74 is considerably stronger and ten times stiffer than the fibreglass alternatives – and significantly more fireproof as well. 

The accommodations are for two couples plus a paid hand, a modest requirement which results in the owners' suite being remarkably large and luxurious. Since this is one less than the usual number of cabins fitted into a yacht of this size, each cabin is larger and far more livable than the norm. The owners’ suite offers a large washroom to port, full bath with toilet and bidet to starboard and a centrally located shower room. The other cabins – including the crew's – have en suite access to private heads. The engine room is accessed from a watertight door via the shower room. This configuration uses the heads and shower as an effective sound buffer between the engine room and the accommodations. 

The Passage Maker 74 is built in Canada of high-strength welded aluminum for the ultimate in leak-proof integrity and brute strength. With a modest-size genset, the yacht is easily heated, air conditioned and supplied with all of the comforts of a shore-side home – and would be an ideal choice for one or two couples intending a retirement cruise to the Caribbean or Europe. 

Totally customizable to meet your needs and fulfill your every desire, the Passage Maker 74 continues the great tradition of Kanter/Paine collaborations and will provide its owners with a truly world-class yachting experience. 


Length Overall :  74’0”

Length Waterline:  66’2”

Beam:  16’1”

Draft:  5’2”

Displacement:  129,000 lbs

Above/Below Ratio:  2.51

Suggested Power:  (2) Caterpillar C12 340hp @ 1,800rpm

Reduction Ratio:  2:1

Fuel:  4,000 US gallon

Water:  575 US gallons

Disp./Length Ration:  199

Range:  2,800 miles

Maximum Speed:  13.5 kt.

Long Range Speed:  9.5 kt.

Length Overall:  68’0”

Length Waterline:  62’0”

Beam at Sheer:  19’6”

Keel Draft:  5’0”

Displacement:  125,000 lbs

Approximate fuel capacity:  3,500 US gals