Built in carbon fiber by Italian yard Wally to a design by Luca Bassani and naval architecture by German Frers, Kauris III was delivered in 2002 as a high-performance sloop with a canting keel and most recently refitted in 2018. An interior in cherry wood by Piero Castellini accommodates up to eight guests in three cabins comprising an aft master suite and two twins plus two Pullman berths. All cabins have entertainment center and full en-suite facilities while a further two cabins sleep four crew members.
A large saloon has a lounge area with comfortable seating on settees upholstered in ecru fabric and there is an entertainment center including a large built in television screen while to port is a dining area with seating for eight guests. On deck, the central cockpit has a table and seating for al fresco relaxation while the aft cockpit is dedicated to navigation and steering, and has direct access to the master suite below.
Timeless in design, her carbon composite construction makes her very light, fast and surprisingly simple to handle under sail. And her open uncluttered decks — with hidden control lines — make moving around simple and effortless. Under power, a single 385hp Caterpillar diesel engine gives her a range of 1,500 nautical miles at 10 knots.