Accommodation Details

125′ / 38.1 m KAORI is fully stabilized for your comfort (both at anchor and when cruising) to reduce any rolling motion.

Sleeps 8 guests in 4 guest staterooms, each with ensuite bathroom:

1 with King Bed

1 with Double Bed and a Single Bed

1 with 2 Single Bed(s)

1 stateroom is a Convertible Study with a couch that can be either a Single or Queen Bed.  This stateroom is attached to the Master Stateroom with a closing door and has a separate entrance.

Each with plush bedding, smart TV and Sonos sound system and high end toiletries.

Layout Diagram


Guests 8
Length125 ft / 38.1 m
Beam29.5 ft
Draft10 ft
Built - Refit:1992 - 2020
BuilderPalmer Johnson
Cruising Speed10-12 knots (nautical miles per hour)


19′ Novarania with 115hp
2 x Spark Trixx 2021 Seadoos
2 x Stand-Up Paddleboards (more can be added, please inquire)
2 x Double Kayaks (more can be added, please inquire)
Deep-sea fishing equipment
Scuba Equipment & compressor
Hot tub


From: 95,000

Pricing Terms

USD $95,000 per week of 7 24-hour days and nights.  Please inquire for full rate details. Additional are all expenses (charged at cost), any tax and a customary crew gratuity at your discretion. For a longer charter, each additional 24 hours is 1/7 more, prorated. Charters begin and end at 12 Noon.


Crew Profile

An experienced crew of 6 will deliver exceptional service.

Rob Sengstaken
Captain Rob's love of sailing started at a young age on the lakes near his home and has since taken him all over the world. From motor yachts to sailing yachts ranging in sizes up to 170' his experience is vast, and his knowledge is all encompassing from the helm to the engine room. He enjoys sharing his love of sailing with others and has many years teaching youth how to sail off the coast of New England, Maine, and Martha’s Vineyard. Captain Robert has had a very diverse career in the marine industry that includes crab fishing, marine and biological research on university vessels and catamarans in Hawaii. Rob has been aboard the S/Y KAORI for three years.

Becca Jackson
Mate & Co-Captain
Becca has been racing sailboats for 3 years and knows how to work as part of a team. She has her yacht master offshore and is currently working towards her commercial endorsement. She is an easy-going, dedicated shipmate and works incredibly hard. She is very versatile in her abilities on deck and interior.

Sarah Murphree
Chief Stewardess
Sarah has been in the yachting industry for 7 years as a stewardess ranging from vessels 48m – 68m in the United States, Europe and Africa. She has the wonderful ability to know what guests need before they realize they need it which is a great asset in a stewardess and shipmate.

Rob, Becca and Sarah are joined by 3 additional crew members.

Additional Information


Both at anchor and when cruising for your comfort.


1. Master Stateroom with King bed with his and her bathrooms with showers.

2. Stateroom with two Twin beds with nightstand between, closet and private bathroom with shower.

3. Stateroom with one Double bed and one Twin bed (suggested only for a child), closet and private bathroom with shower.

4. Study/ 4th Stateroom – this room is attached to the Master Stateroom with a door that can be closed, and then a separate entrance. With a couch that can become a Twin bed or Queen bed, and private bathroom with shower.

Additional Details:

This 125 foot Palmer Johnson sailing schooner is uniquely capable to give you a once in a lifetime sailing experience.

Dine alfresco on the fantail while spotting wildlife. One of three dining areas aboard the Kaori, the fantail allows you to be in nature with all the comforts of being on a world class yacht. Sonos surround sound throughout and around the yacht will create an ambience and spirit that you will want to take home with you when you leave.

Your crew will cater to your every need including a five-star menu!

SY Kaori is a rare yacht indeed. Award winning design by Chuck Payne. Master craftsmanship of Palmer Johnson Yachts. Carbon fiber and solid rod rigging by Offshore/ Marten Spars, and BSI rigging. Machinery by Caterpillar, Northern Lights, Naiad, and Siemens Technology. Blending world class sailing capability with the finest power yacht amenities such as Naiad zero speed stabilization, Siemens PLC digital controls, Mitsubishi battery technologies,  and Hundested variable pitch propulsion. All blended together into a truly hybrid sailing yacht capable of operating on battery power alone for silent green cruising.

With a beam of 29.5 feet and large expansive windows, the interior spaces of the KAORI doesn’t feel like your typical sailing yacht. Natural light abounds in the large salon that has room to comfortably spread out to watch a movie on the large plasma TV or play games. The lower salon provides an  incredible entertaining experience with a bar.

The lower wheelhouse can be either enclosed or open, with electric windows and french doors that open to let the sea air flow through inviting nature to join you on your voyage. Secondary bar with icemaker and wine and beverage fridges. Seating for 4 facing forward to watch navigation underway as well as two large booth seating areas to congregate with family and friends.

The Flybridge on the top deck holds the hot tub and includes custom seating can be enclosed with esinglass to keep the winds out and allow for great visibility while underway. Fully heated along with USB connectivity and Sonos Wireless speakers. Two steering stations for sailing and a large reclining couch for sunbathing or relaxing that fits 6 people.

This is truly a magnificent sailing yacht in magnificent locations. Please come aboard for one of the most memorable and breathtaking trips of your life.


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