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2014 65′ HAL WHITACRE Offshore Adventure Pleasure Yacht

2014 65′ HAL WHITACRE Offshore Adventure Pleasure Yacht

Whitacre 68 Custom Cutter
LDL Custom
Model Length:
65 ft
CAD $898,500
Ladysmith, BC
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Listing Broker

Robert Ksyniuk

Yacht Broker - Victoria, BC



Just Reduced – Way Below Market Value

 $898,500 (CAD)

The core of this yacht design is about function and simplicity. As a proven offshore performer with very economical operating costs, she is an excellent purchase opportunity for the adventurous and knowledgeable boater. Time to Explore and discover the world with this beauty! Everyone who steps on board is impressed by her quality finishing, but then is quickly amazed with the engineered finish that makes her the rugged go anywhere vessel – a must-see!

Mike, the owner of RowDay’O, was thinking of something very special when he was planning the design of this boat. So he reached out to Hal Whitacre, a well-known Naval Architect. Over the course of many years prior, designing and crafting special vessels, Hal used his technical vision and engineering know-how to draw out this design. Optimum safety in challenging seas, strength but light weight, efficient and to achieve this while focusing on Mike’s special requests. This was not an easy task. Mike, an engineer himself, knew right away he had found the right person for his design. They decided on Aluminum because of the high resistance to corrosion, the strength of this metal, and the light weight product which met their demands for efficiency. Zero speed stability was very important as well and that is were Seakeeper came in. The vessel was designed and then handed off to the team from Yachtsmiths International, located in Dartmouth NS, the winners of the “Expert Achievement Award”. This is an incredible design that can withstand anything you can throw at it. But they did not forget about the importance of interior comforts. They brought in a guru who understood the design, and all we can say is wow! The superior finish is at the highest level. Easily she can accommodate 6 in three staterooms, full beam main salon and galley, beautiful wheel house and an upper bridge with fantastic views.

ROWDAY’O boasts Strength, Safety, Comfort & she will get you out to those life experiencing places that you so desire. That is what yachting is all about.

It would be my pleasure to show you this incredible design. You owe it to yourself to start experiencing this beautiful world. The ocean is there, and you just need the right vessel.

Call us today to book a private viewing!


68 ft 3 in
65 ft
Beam Measure:
14 ft
3 ft 6 in
67000 lb
Number of Heads:
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Specs From the Owner

  • This vessel was built inside and out by the expert team from Yachtsmiths International, in Dartmouth NS (winners of the Export Achievement Award)
    RowdayO displaces per inch of incremental displacement around 7,000 lbs. 5 tons of incremental weight will put her down around an inch and a half.
    For a lot of reasons, she loves 9.5/10 kts. Get her up to 18-20 knots and she is as smooth as she gets, then max out 22 knots.
    She doesn’t really start to make a wake till 8 knots.
    Just click engines in gear with clean hull and you are 5.5/6 knots. Racing sailboats at 600 rpm.
    Seakeeper stabilization is effective while moving and as well if you are standing still at anchor. When you are whale watching in 3/5 foot chop and the Seakeeper gyro is on, you only go up and down. Everyone else has clients on board their boats being tossed around while on RowDay-O you enjoy a very different experience.
  • A beautiful vessel where folks will hale you on radio to compliment looks. One-of-kind!


  • Twin Cummins QSB 6.7 – perfectly matched Turbocharger – quiet operation running on a common-rail fuel system – 480 hp per side – Total 960 hp – (1090 hrs)
  • ZF Marine Propulsion #ZF/ZFE 85 IV
  • 2.25″ Stainless Steel shafts through SureSeal Self-aligning dripless shaft seal
  • Twin VEEM 5-blade props
  • Max speed – 22 kn
  • Racor Turbine Series fuel filter/water separators
  • Delta T Lil Champ Blower system
  • Engine room enclosed behind a bulkhead creating a watertight separation from the rest of the boat
  • Engine room space is design with access for maintenance in mind. Also added space left for a dive compressor and dive tanks, which can be added

Hull and Deck

  • 3/8″ thick Aluminum hull wrapped around a framed super structure
  • A complete coating of Mascoat Marine-DTM was applied to the interior aluminum structure, a composite ceramic coating that is exclusively designed for thermal and anti-condensation protection for the harsh marine environment. Leaves no room for corrosion.
  • Frames were designed with a thicker aluminum than the hull and boxed for incredible strength. They are also spaced quite close for durability
  • Stability is maximized by an installation of the very best system – Seakeeper M8000 Gyro Stabilization – The M8000 is 14 percent more powerful and 44 percent quieter than the M7000A it replaces.
  • Stabization is working while moving or at anchor
  • Ablative Bottom paint 2018 – Zincs August 2019
  • Hull is very well insulated down to the waterline
  • Engine room isolated from the rest of the boat with a watertight bulkhead
  • Engine space reserved for a dive compressor & dive tank storage
  • Large upper deck – 2nd command bridge – open and great storage – kayak cradles
  • Exterior Watertight marine door gives access to the flybridge
  • Steelhead Marine WD800 crane – 8 ft reach – easily lift marine items to the top deck
  • Solid Deck rails are welded to the outside for safety and at a good height
  • Aluminum Swim platform extended aft onto the hull – makes for easy boarding and a great diving platform
  • Cockpit with plenty of outside space for BBQing and entertaining
  • Non-skid deck throughout with Freeman Marine flush deck hatches
  • Lewmar Ocean hatches x8
  • Interior flooring starts with 1/4″ aluminum plate and covered in 3/4″ solid Jatoba and Maple wood (Double groove on double tongue)
  • Bilge pump system was chosen for durability and reliability

Ground Tackle:

  • Maxwell 3500 Windlass supporting 250 ft 3/8 galvanized chain and a Rocna 121 lb. anchor
  • Up/Down controlled from the Pilothouse or on deck – Has a counter and an Auto slowdown system when reaches the last 5 ft to while bringing in
  • Marine Bollard/Sampson posts rated for heavy towing capacity. One forward and one aft

Interior Layout

The interior is completely custom designed and custom finished. The upper end quality of the wood finishing was exactly what they wanted. This includes the solid 3/4″ Jatoba/Maple flooring, gorgeous cherry walls, the bended radius finishing, solid cherry wood doors everywhere and the exceptional S/S hardware throughout. This is all hand built, one room at a time to perfectly fit the wood beautifully into place.

  • Solid cherry wood built in cabinets and drawers throughout the vessel, which maximizes storage for long extended trips
  • Salon and galley are on the same level as you enter the vessel
  • A few steps up and forward brings you to the pilothouse

The lower level includes:

  • Master suite located forward, large queen, Cherry cabinets and shelving, great LED lighting and private ensuite with separate shower
  • VIP suite located mid ship, queen size bed with a lot of storage in cedar lined lockers
  • Third suite with a large double and a single bed. Huge storage under the mattress. This room can also be adjusted as needed for storage
  • All beds designed with multiple storage spaces under the mattress
  • Second head located mid ship with separate shower.
  • Heads by Jabsco Deluxe Flush electric toilets, with touch pad controller for various water saving features
  • Washer/Dryer unit nicely built in and nicely tucked into its own cabinet
  • The vessel is heated with a Webasto hydronic heating 4-zone system (Cooler easily added for an air-conditioning feature)


  • The galley is located mid-ship to port
  • U-shaped layout surrounded by amazing natural light and views to the outdoors
  • Princess Modern Euro design counter-top 3 burner propane stove
  • Princess Gourmet electric oven built in
  • Norcold side-by-side refrigeration units – 12V or 120V
  • Icemaker
  • Beautifully custom fit cabinets and nicely finished counter tops
  • Large double S/S sinks w/single lever hot cold water control


  • 30 & 50-amp 125V shore power plug ports. Included is a double 30 to 50 amp Y splitter adapter
  • Cummins Onan MDKDM 11.5 kW Marine Generator – Quiet, self monitoring with digital display (2200 hrs)
  • BLUESEA Electrical panel – Very nicely laid out and labeled
  • Victron Energy centaur battery charger 12V 100AMP
  • Ship’s Batteries – Rolls 12V -8D AGM-S x5 in parallel (New 2019)
  • Start Battery – Rolls 12V -8D AGM-S
  • Bow Thruster has its own 24V battery and separate charger
  • Windlass is also tied into this battery and charger

Electronics and Navigation

Experienced pilot, the owner created the navigation/electronic package to meet his high standards. The layout of the helm station was very important.

Using the T theory, all your instruments are in front of you, easy to scan at a glance and visually see what your vessel is doing underway. A very clean and well laid-out helm!

  • Raymarine c Series Digital display for Chart plotter & Radar
  • Raymarine Radome Antenna RD424HD (Clearest and most Detailed)
  • Raymarine Digital Auto Pilot
  • Raymarine Digital Depth finder
  • Raymarine RAY 218 & RAY 55 VHF Radios
  • Full array of engine instruments monitoring RPM, Speed, Heat & Oil pressure

Similar layout on the flybridge

Other controls at the helm:

  • Seakeeper stabilization activation controller
  • Vetus Bow thruster
  • DTS engine controls
  • Maxwell Anchor up/down control
  • Master start control for hydronic heating
  • Tank watch monitor
  • Sirius XM SR150 Satellite radio with weather receiver


  • Fuel – 1000 Gallons – (2×300 usg & 2×200 usg)
  • Water -350 usg – (2×175 usg)
  • Fuel tanks are raised off the hull to create airflow all around the tank.
  • Hot water – 15 Gallon – Very well insulated and is a great power saving unit
  • Holding tank – 100 Gallon plastic
  • Grey water tank for lower sinks and showers with new pump
  • Water maker onboard & rated for 65 usg/hour. It just needs to be hooked up for operation.


  • Life jackets
  • EPIRB – ACR model RCB – Cat-1 (registered with transport Canada)
  • Rescue Ring – Solas Foam by Plastimo
  • Large Lewmar hatches allow easy escape if required
  • x2 Propane tanks mounted outside on the swim platform
  • Propane sniffer detector located inside – near the galley


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.

2014 65′ HAL WHITACRE Offshore Adventure Pleasure Yacht

2014 65′ HAL WHITACRE Offshore Adventure Pleasure Yacht

Listing Broker

Robert Ksyniuk

Yacht Broker - Victoria, BC


2014 65′ HAL WHITACRE Offshore Adventure Pleasure Yacht

Listing Broker

Robert Ksyniuk

Yacht Broker - Victoria, BC