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Kialoa III, US 13751
last update: 2021
1974 Plan Sparkman & Stephens, built by Palmer & Johnson, LOA: 79ft, ketch


1974 October, launched

1975 February, SORC, Florida: ?e/??
Photo Patrice Carpentier, Archives de la revue "Bateaux",

Avril "Neptune Nautisme",

9 August, Fastnet Race, elapsed time 89h25': 37e/74 Classe I, KILROY
Picture from "Sydney Hobart Official Programe",

Southern Cross Cup: 23 - 4 - 27 - 24 = ?e/33, US Team: 5e/11
Including, 26 December, Sydney Hobart Race: 55e/102 IOR corrected time 2d18h30', handicap 1.0573, Jim KILROY
Picture from Facebook 2021,

"Yachting World" 1995 March,

Pictures from SailWorlds 2016,

1976 Dunhill Cup after her record setting Sydney-Hobart effort, and later on underwent significant alterations at the Auckland yard of McMullen & Wing with a new stern and keel. Kialoa III went on to win a number of major races, including setting a new record in the St Petersburg-Ft Lauderdale race during the 1977 SORC.

1976 February "Offshore",

Converted to a sloop

1977 "Offshore Sydney Hobart Race Program",

26 December, Sydney Hobart Race: 1er/137 IOR corrected time 3d13h58', handicap 1.0454, Jim KILROY
"1978 Offshore Sydney Hobart Race Program",

1978 Mars "Bateaux",

1979 June, Transatlantic Race, (US East coast to UK): ?e/??
11 August, Fastnet Race: 3e/?? Classe 0, corrected time 98h03'
The winner on elapsed time in the race was the 77-foot SV Condor of Bermuda, skippered by Peter Blake, which gained around 90 minutes on the leader at the Fastnet rock, the SV Kialoa by chancing a spinnaker. Jim Kilroy of the Kialoa had broken his ribs and there was damage to the yacht's runners.

1980 ? "Yachting",

November, involved in trialing against her successor, Kialoa IV, then later be converted for cruising.

1982 January "Yachting",

1983 January "Yachting",

1985 September, lying in Saint Tropez, as support for Jim KILROY and Kialoa IV team during Moet & Chandon Maxi Cup

1992 "Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",

2020 From "Yachtcharterfleet" website: "The 78'1 / 23.8m Custom sail yacht 'Kialoa III' was built by Palmer Johnson in United States at their Sturgeon Bay, WI shipyard . This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Sparkman & Stephens. Her exterior is styled by the Sparkman & Stephens team who are also responsible for the entire engineering package. ACCOMMODATION: Kialoa III's interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests overnight in 2 cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 4 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. CONSTRUCTION & DIMENSIONS: Kialoa III features a displacement aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure, with aluminium decks."

2021 For sale 1974 Sparkman & Stephens Kialoa III Palmer Johnson, KIALOA III is part of ocean racing history, designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built at Palmer Johnson in 1974 for the Legendary Yachtsman, Jim Kilroy, won the 1975 Sydney Hobart and the latest win was Saint Maarten Regatta 2018. 2020 video and a Nov 2020 hull report available. Average 7 mm hull thickness, review the report in the pictures. Prix actuel: US$ 174,000 Taxe non payée (EUR 143,600), Situé en: Willemstad,

June, Annapolis- Newport race: ?e/??
August, Rhodes Island, picture from Facebook, "Kialoa III just went back on the market after a circumnavigation. Reported to be in great shape and ready for another tour"

November, Facebook, Thorpe Leeson, "I bought her in Curacao last March. We had only old working dacron sails and a foul bottom but managed to beat them out of the bay and put 40 miles on them on the leg to Newort.
Had some fun sails this summer with Trice Kilroy and her posse onboard. She hadn't been onboard since 2002 when it was in Vanuatu with her father Jim Kilroy. Now hauled and winterized for the winter in Newport looking for a new owner.