DAY BY DAY - 2009 62' MCKINNA
Stuart Florida United States $699,000 USD
Stuart Florida United States
The McKINNA 62 Express Yacht is an example of doing it right. The "platform" is the Howard Apollonio-designed hull that has been used on other McKINNA, most notably the 60-foot Express, which have well-proven records for seaworthiness and comfort.
The cockpit has two big lockers with lift-out bins, giving full access to both sides of the Onan 21.5 kW generator in the lazarette, as well as to the rudders and steering systems. The cockpit also has two oversized freeing ports and teak steps leading to the wide side decks notable for the solid (not wire) double lifelines with oversized upper rails. Forward, the anchor windlass is recessed with protective hatches and features remote control from the helm. Access to the engineroom is also civilized, with a door in the cockpit console-unlike many express cruisers that rely on a hatch and ladder.
Once inside the engineroom, well, it's party time, with 6 1/2 feet of headroom and plenty of room to work around the 1,015-horsepower Caterpillar C18 diesels. High quality equipment, such as Racor filters, Groco through-hulls, and a Sea-Fire halon system, make this an impressively fitted yacht. The finish is an easy-to-clean glossy white, with nonslip flooring for safety.
Up the molded stairway from the cockpit, what might have been sunpad space has become an alfresco settee and table, all partially shaded by the hardtop. Inside the stainless steel sliding doors of our pilothouse version, the air-conditioned bridge has a settee wrapped along the portside and a wet bar opposite with twin bar stools.
An open version without the doors is also available, with the bar cleverly rearranged to provide forward-facing stools, a counter for the settee, and a U-shaped wet bar to create a social center. Both have an immense electrically operated sunroof to provide fresh air and light when desired.
The helm is stylish, with a recessed, aircraftlike instrument panel with a slight cowling to prevent reflections. There's ample room for large flat-screens, and electronics are standard-including a computerized monitoring system, radar, GPS, VHF, autopilot, and satellite receivers. The line of sight? Simply excellent all around.
Go below and you're immediately struck by the immense space, accented by untouchable headroom. The salon spans the full 17-foot, 3-inch beam, with a trio of lozenge- shaped ports on each side for light.
There's a wraparound lounge that faces a Pioneer 42-inch pop-up TV to port, and the after port corner is dedicated to the galley, complete with a granite counter that doubles as a breakfast bar with three stools. Because the overhead is open to the bridge, there is a skylight effect and guests in the salon can converse with those on the bridge.
Like the rest of the 62 Express, the galley features quality appliances, from the Kenyon four-burner cooktop to the full-size Sub-Zero fridge and twin Sub-Zero freezer drawers. Just aft of the salon and down a step is the master suite, also using the full beam to advantage, with a walkaround queen-sized berth, more large ports, and cedar-lined lockers and bureau. A pair of nightstands are built in, the headboard is a combination of padding and beveled mirror, and a vanity is tucked in one corner.
One key to this abundance of space is the pocket door for access to the master head, which has a marble sole and counter, combination shower and tub, and a Headhunter toilet.
Forward, the VIP stateroom also has a queen-sized walkaround berth, a vanity, and built-in drawers. The guest head, with shower, doubles as the day-head, with access from either the VIP or the salon.
The MCKINNA 62 Express has the high-gloss African cherry interior that lends a warm and traditional look, while a pale anigre finish is also available. Small touches are worth noting, such as the slotted paneling for the air conditioning outlets rather than bolted-on plastic vents.
At 2000 rpm, she moves at 27 knots (and just 70 decibels) which, combined with her shallow draft, is a good reason why the 62 Express would be such a great Bahamas boat. Cast off, set the throttles for a comfortable cruise, and you'll be snorkeling the reefs in no time.
The standard equipment list on the MCKINNA 62 Express is long and distinguished, including Glendinning Cablemasters, a full satellite TV system and TVs everywhere, bow docking lights, a bow thruster, underwater lights, a Muir 3,500-pound windlass, a Charles Industries Isoboost transformer, and Nibral 5-blade Fast props. She is thoughtfully well-equipped.
The MCKINNA 62 Express is truly a small large yacht, not the usual large small boat.
Pristine 2009 McKinna Sport Yacht "Day by Day"
This Apollonio & Espinosa designed sporting yacht is in beautiful condition, no detail was spared. This cockpit sportyacht features custom-built quality. Constructed new with a qualified SAMS / NAMS marine surveyor on site monitoring day to day installations and quality control, this resulted in the finished product as a very high end build that has stood the test of time. This level of build quality and QC cannot be achieved in a production manufactured boat. DAY BY DAY has many amazing features to offer the water sports minded cruiser! This yacht boasts luxurious accommodations in an ultra high quality gloss cherry wood interior.
New 21KW Generator 2019
New triple Garmin screens!
Garmin HD radar
Weather overlay module
Chirp technology transducer
4 new direct TV receivers
Beautiful high gloss cheery wood interior
Two stateroom layout
Enclosed air conditioned aft deck
Custom interior Rod locker
Additional features include but are not limited to:
Enclosed interior driving station with sunroof!
Enclosed fully air conditioned aft deck
Large fishing concept with cherrywood rocket launcher
Live well system Fresh and salt water cockpit washdowns
Notable Highlights: All new Custom couches in both salons,
Custom Stidd chairs
New mezzanine and cockpit seating cushions
New flat screen TV in mezzanine connected to Garmin system
New enclosure for mezzanine
New CruisAir 24,000 BTU AC for mezzanine
New CruisAir AC compressors and handlers
New Teak decks
New MUIR Windlass
1,000 hour Caterpillar service
Complete bottom paint with prop speed 9/1/2019
New VitroFrigo Cockpit drawer style refrigerator and freezer
New Rupp outriggers and Taco Poles
24 Volt teaser plugs
Electric Hatch Lifts installed for cockpit hatches
Pompanette Rocket launcher stripped and varnished
Upper Salon and Helm
• Marble Sand wet bar with stainless steel sink and spirits storage beneath
• LG 42" Plasma TV on Hi-Lo lift
• 2 x Pompanette swivel captain chairs
• 3 x 7612” Garmin multifunction displays (New)
• Garmin 48 nm HD Radar • Sirius Satellite Weather Receiver, BBWX1
• 2 x Caterpillar Digital engine displays
• Wesmar Bow Thruster
• Lectrotab, trim tabs
• Simrad Autopilot AP29
• Icom VHF IC-M604
• FLIR night vision camera
• Computerized monitoring system
• Yachtcontroller Docking master remote docking system
• Beige carpet with Navy runners
•Kenyon 4-Burner cooktop & Full-size Subzero refrigerator with cherry wood panel
• 2 x Subzero refrigerator drawers
• Stainless steel GE space maker microwave oven GE Trash compactor
• Stainless steel sink with Grohe fixtures
• Large light beige granite countertop, with 2 swivel stools for dining
• Teak and Holly planked flooring
• High gloss cherry cabinet