78′ Knight & Carver Custom 78

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  • Year: 1994
  • Current Price: US$ 2,500,000
  • Located in Oxnard, CA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
  • YW# 15584-3663327

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
After Midnight

Dimensions
LOA: 78 ft 4 in
Beam: 21 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 8 in
Displacement: 135000 lbs

Engines
Total Power: 2800 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: CAT S/N 9KS00555
Year Built: 2000
Engine Model: 3412TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 1400 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: CAT S/N 9KS00554
Year Built: 2000
Engine Model: 3412TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 1400 HP

Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: (300 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (3000 Gallons)

Accommodations
Number of heads: 5

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass

Vessel Overview

” AFTER MIDNIGHT ” is a custom motor yacht/fisherman constructed by Knight and Carver Yacht Center in National City, California in collabaration with Mikelson Yachts.  During the sea trials she achieves 29 knots and cruised comfortably at 24 knots . Her owner enjoys cruising her at 1850 RPM giving 20 knots. She was constructed in 1994 with 1000hp MTUs and repowered with CAT 3412TAs delivering 2800 combined horsepower in 2000. She is documented at a length of 72 feet ,but due to her cockpit extension to accomodate a straight shaft drive design in leu of her original design . Her owner designed her for comfortable luxury fishing excursions up and down the West Coast .  Mag Bay? , Cabo? , Sea Of Cortez ?  San Juans ?  , Costa Rica? – take her wherever you like as she will adapt to locations ventured .  Dont let her size fool you – she is a serious threat to competing anglers , a great platform during tournaments and is a proven Tournament winner . 

“After Midnight ” is and has been professionally maintained and is one of the cleanest, best maintained vessels on the water . 

Guests enter main saloon through sliding doors from the boats lanai deck. They are greeted with a full-width leather lounge seating area, and a vibrant custom-designed etched and lighted art glass above the settee creates an Art Deco tone for the yacht. Galley appointments include a range, a double-wide Sub-Zero refrigerator, a combination convection/microwave oven, a trash compactor, Avonite countertops, exotic wood trim and designer wall coverings. Two large guest staterooms with en suite heads are abaft the crew stateroom, which also has an adjoining head. The full-width master stateroom offers a king-size berth, a large en suite head and cedar-lined walk-in hanging lockers. Practical Luxury Skippers will especially appreciate this incredible vessel . 

An extra-large tournament flybridge offers 360 degree visibility, fore and aft control stations, a wet bar, a barbecue and spacious seating for guests. The flybridge also sports a hardtop, and an optional full enclosure protects the controls. Sportfishing amenities are equally impressive. The 78s large aft fishing cockpit features an integral dual bait tank system and two built-in tackle centers. Just above and forward of the cockpit, a secondary observation/entertainment cockpit is provided on the lanai deck. This arrangement allows guests to stay close to the fishing action, if they don’t want to participate — yet, allows plenty of room in the cockpit for working large game fish. Above the hardtop, a sportfishing tower offers the ultimate in control and visibility. Second and third stations are located fore and aft on the flybridge, and the fourth control station is located on the lanai deck, a few steps from the cockpit.

The 78 delivers a smooth, dry ride. It trims perfectly, offers exceptional stability, due to the design’s low center of gravity and Naiad stabilizers . 

General Construction Materials

Semi-displacement soft chine with chine rails, flared bow and cockpit/transom stern

Hull Hand laminated fiberglass mat and roving

Frames….. Bulkheads, stringers and built-ins

Floors …….Fiberglass webbing

Stringers …Fiberglass encapsulated

Fasteners ….Resins, fiberglass, epoxy glue and stainless steel

Bulkheads … Fiberglass encapsulated with wooden fascia

Number of Watertight Bulkheads ….Three

Hull to Deck Joint ….. Monique construction

Deck Beams … Bulkheads and built-ins

Decking …. Cored fiberglass with teak overlay

Superstructure …..Fiberglass

Topsides Finish …. Linear polyurethane paint

Anti-Fouling Properties ……. Copper-based marine anti-fouling paint

 

Electronics

FLIR Thermal imaging camera

Compasses …… Ritchie magnetic, (2)  Danforth “Constellation” magnetic, (1) Furuno satellite compass

(2)  Furuno “GP-37” GPS

ChartPlotter/s ……………. (7) Nauticomp displays with Nobeltech software

Radars ……….(2)  Furuno “2147” 72-mile with plotters and alarms

Automatic Pilot ……….Simrad “AP-26”

Fathometers ……………..Nauticomp (7)

Video Depth Sounders …………. Furuno “FCV 1200L”, Furuno “FCV 292”

Furuno CH 37 Scanning Sonar

VHF-FM Transceivers ………(2) Horizon “Omni”, (2) Icom “IC-M602”

Shipboard Computer System …… (2) Dell compact PCs

Hailer ……….(2) Standard Horizon “VLH-3000”

Seawater Thermometer ………..Furuno “T-2000”

Satellite Telephone ………… Mitsubishi/KVH “Sea Trac”

Closed Circuit Television Cameras ……..(2)  cockpit, (1) lazarette, (1) engine room

 

Deck General

Anchors ………(2)  Bruce-type

Anchor Rode ………… 600’ galvanized chain

Sea Anchors ………….Drogue

Chocks , Cleats and railing …………… Stainless steel

Boarding Ladder ……………. Stainless steel

Swim Step ………… Teak overlay on fiberglass

Dock Lines

Fenders

Search Lights ………24-volt remote

Radar Arch ……… Stainless steel

Custom Canvas Awnings

Bimini and isinglass enclosure

Cockpit awning

Canvas Covers for skiff , windlass & davit 

Novurania 15’ rigid hull inflatable w/ 50 hp Honda Four Stroke 

Davit – 24 volt 

 

Running Gear and Machinery

NAIAD STABILIZERS …………. Fin style / hydraulic

BOW THRUSTER ………. Wesmar 24-volt electric

Engine Cooling System …………. FWC through heat exchangers

Exhaust Type ……………………….. Water injected, wet through bottom

Engine Room Ventilation …………Natural ducting and 120-volt ventilation fans

Engine Bearers ………………………Fiberglass encapsulated stringers

Motor Mounts …………………………Flexible

Reduction/Reverse Gears ……… ZF “BW195A” with 2:1 reduction

Gear Box Serial Numbers ……….(Port ) 50003664 (Strb) 50005883

Throttle and Shifter Controls …… Hynautic hydraulic, 4-station with trolling valves

Shaft Couplers ………………… Steel cuffs

Shaft Log Packing Glands …… Dripless seals

Propeller Shafts …….31⁄2” Aquamet 22 with normal taper

Propellers ………… 36×36 right and left hand bronze 5-blade

Propeller Shaft Bearings ……………. Shaft tube and strut cutlesses

Propeller Shaft Struts …………Stainless steel V-struts

Steering System ….. Hydraulic, 4-station

Rudders ………Twin stainless steel spades

 

Electrical

Two 30 KW Single Phase Generators – Northern Lights ….2004 & 1994 

AC Voltage ………………. 120-240 volts, 60 Hz, 50 Amps, single-phase

Source of AC Voltage ……………….. Shore power connection or generators

AC Conductors ……………..3-wire, marine-grade

AC Circuit Protection ………….. Thermal circuit breakers and GFCI outlets

Battery Chargers …… (1) Newmar “Phase 3 PT-24-95W” (1) Newmar “ABC 1245”

DC Voltage ……… 12 and 24 volts

Source of DC Voltage ……………….Batteries and alternators

DC Conductors ……..2-wire, marine-grade

DC Circuit Protection ……….Thermal circuit breakers

Battery Switches ……..Perko and Guest marine-type

Batteries ………………… (9)  12-volt Series 8-D ( Boxed ) 

Corrosion Protection ………… Passive

 

Plumbing

Bilge Pumps ………….(4)  Rule “3200” 24-volt automatic

Fresh Water Pumps ………….. 120-volt with pressure accumulator

Wash Down Pumps ………….. (2)  120-volt with pressure accumulator (salt and fresh water)

Bait Pumps …………………(4)  120-volt

Toilet Pumps …………………Off fresh or seawater pumps

Sump Pumps ……. 120-volt

Sewage Macerator Pumps …….. 120-volt

Fresh Water Tanks ………Two fiberglass

Framing of Fresh Water Tanks …………….. Integral to hull

Fresh Water Tanks Fill Locations …………………….. Port and starboard side decks

Fresh Water Piping …………Plastic hose

 Fresh Water System Shut-Off Valves …….In-line

Fresh Water Service To ………Galley, cockpit, bridge, saloon, heads and showers

Gray Water Discharge ……… Gray water tank thence overboard

Toilets ………..(5)  24-volt

Sewage Holding Tanks …. (1)  fiberglass

Sewage Discharge ……………………Overboard

Fresh Water Makers …………………Two HRO Reverse Osmosis Water Maker Hours

Water Heaters …………………….. (2) 20-gallon AC electric

Through Hull Fittings ……………….. (6)  plus (2)  sea chests

 

Fuel Systems

5052 aluminum and fiberglass totaling ……………… 3,000 US gallons

Framing of Fuel Tanks………….. Aluminum

Location of Fuel Tanks ……………………. (1)  in bilge,area  (3) in engine room

Fuel Tank Fill Locations ……. Port and starboard side decks

Fuel Lines …………….. Copper piping and rated flex hoses

Fuel Shut-Off Valves …….. On tanks and manifold

Primary Fuel Filters …………………..Dual Racors

Fuel Tank Venting ………….Atmosphere

Lubrication Oil Tanks ……… 35 gallons, one aluminum, one fiberglass

Waste Oil Tanks ………………….Fiberglass

 

Galley

Galley Range …………Jenn Air 220-volt 2-burner with grill and oven

Range Hood and Vent Fan  

Refrigerator ………………..Sub Zero side-by-side in galley

Sub Zero on bridge

Freezer ……… In galley plus two deck freezers

Microwave Oven ……Sharp “Carousel II” microwave/convection

Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beech Trash Compactor  

Kitchen Aid Garbage Disposal 

In-Sink-Erator

Dish Washer …………Kitchen Aid

Ice Maker ……….. U-line

 

Fishing

Full Tower with controls and dispalys

Custom Stainless Tower for maximized comfort and visibility 

Tower height approx 30′

Furuno FCV 1200L Fishfinder

Furuno FCV 292 Fishfinder

Furuno CH 37 SONAR 

Custom Salon Reel Case 

Live Bait Tanks …………………Custom fiberglass 3-units with (8) tuna tubes

Live Bait Tank Discharge ………. Overboard through the transom

Custom Fish Hold Refrigeration ……………………………… Mechanical

Fishing Outriggers ………………….Multispread  aluminum

Down Riggers (2)

Custom Fighting Chair 

Underwater Lighting 

Entertainment

Televisions ……….(2) Panasonic 11” color w/VHS Format VCR, (1)  Panasonic 13” color w/VHS VCR, (1)  Sony 23” Trinitron color, Sony Aquos 32” LCLD flat screen

Video Cassette Recorders …………….. Sony VHS format VCR

Stereos……….Numerous entertainment units including a computer generated karaoke machine

Wet Bar ………………………… Bridge, cockpit and saloon

 

Safety and Legal

Fixed Fire Fighting System ….Clean agent

Automatic Machinery and Ventilation Shut Downs

Portable Fire Extinguishers …….(2)  B-II dry chemical

Fire Alarms …………. Engine room

Smoke Alarms ………….Throughout the vessel 

Bilge High Water Alarms ………. All compartments

Machinery Alarms……….Audio/visual

Automatic Pilot Alarm …………….. Last Watch

General Alarm ………… Horn and loud hailers

EPIRB

Distress Signals ……… Hand and aerial flares

Air horn

Ship’s Bell

Navigation &  Anchor Lights …..24-volt

Deck Lighting ………..24 and 120 volt

Life Raft………….. Switlick 8-man SOLAS

(25) Thirty Type II adult TypeIV PFDs

(1) Life ring 

Light List  

Coast Pilot MARPOL Trash Placard

Posted Logged Trash Disposal Plan  

Oil Discharge Placard 

 

Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.