74′ McKinna 70 pilothouse motor vessel




Client: Removed for privacy Date of report:   November 16, 2015


Our File #:       15-28649



This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on November 12, 2015 while the vessel afloat at Kona Kai Marina, 1561 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California and the vessel’s captain attended.




Builder:       McKinna Yachts Doc. #:        Removed for privacy
Model/type: Pilothouse cockpit 70 HIN:             Removed for privacy
Year:           2013 model, 2011 build Engines:       Two Caterpillar
Length:       73’ 8”  * Name:         “Pilar”
Draft:         4’ 11”  * Hailing Port:   Wilmington, DE
Beam:         18’ 6”  * Weight:         Unknown




Keel & bottom: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, modified V, anti-fouling paint


Topsides & transom: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, off white gelcoat finish, black boot stripes, bow stem anchor hawse with strike plate


Decks & superstructure: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, off white gelcoat finish, in mold pattern nonskid decks, teak overlay aft deck and steps


Deck hardware: Stainless safety rails, one foredeck escape hatch, hawse style docking cleats, stainless steel anchor skid / roller


Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass stringers


Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: Plywood and fiberglass


Layout/interior components: The vessel is boarded into the cockpit via swim platform and transom door.   The raised aft deck is accessed by port side cockpit stairwell and arranged with built-in settee and grill aft.  Flybridge is accessed by aft deck port side located ladder with salon entry through a center located companionway sliding doorway and day head starboard.  Interior arrangement has a built-in sofa port with twin chairs and entertainment center starboard.  The galley is stepped up forward to port with lower helm starboard and L shaped dinette set aft of helm.  Master berth is amidship, VIP berth foremost and double bunk guest berth port.  Captain’s quarters are aft of the engine compartment with entry from cockpit companionway.


Bilge: Holding minimal standing water


Comments: The vessel was inspected while afloat. The hull bottom was not inspected externally.  The captain stated that the vessel was hauled at Shelter Island Boatyard in September 2015 and at that time the propellers were removed and “tuned”, stabilizers removed and serviced, thrusters serviced and new bottom paint applied.  As visible on the interior, the hull structure appears in excellent condition with no fractures or delamination of fiberglass tabbings sighted.  The hull sides and transom were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The hull sides and transom are in excellent condition overall although, the port hull side was minimally inspected as the vessel is on a side tie slip with starboard side to the dock.  The deck and superstructure were visually inspected and randomly sounded.  The deck and superstructure are in sound structural and excellent cosmetic condition although there are minor gelcoat stress fractures at the cockpit port side hatch corners, flybridge aft seat to deck combings and flybridge port side deck drains.  These do not appear to be structural issues.  The deck hardware including safety rails, mooring devices and hatches was visually inspected and most hatches and the port lights were opened and closed.  Overall the deck hardware is in excellent condition.   The bilge is holding minimal standing water; the origin of the water is beyond the scope of this survey.  The interior cabin spaces are neat, clean and orderly.  The interior of the vessel is in excellent cosmetic condition.  This survey is not a mould inspection.  The condition of the coring, in the deck, hull, stringers, and elsewhere as applicable, is beyond the scope of this inspection.


Summary: Excellent




Main engines: Two Caterpillar, model C18, hours on meters: P – 754, S – 756


Engine application: Diesel, 6 cylinder, turbocharged, freshwater cooled inboards, 1001 h.p. per, year built – 2008


Serial Numbers: S – PLE00550, P – PLE00559


Transmissions: ZF Marine, model ZF550A, ratio 2.517:1, serial # P – 20126779, S – 20126778


External/peripherals: Raw water pumps, alternators, hydraulic power take off pumps


Engine controls: Electronic


Exhaust systems: Wet system, stainless steel risers, rubber bellows, fiberglass tube, hull bottom discharge, low pressure by-pass stern discharge


Propulsion gear/shaft logs: 3” stainless steel propeller shafts, dripless style shaft seals, 5-blade Nibral propellers 38 x 37


Steering system/rudder ports: Spade rudders, fiberglass rudder ports, hydraulic control


Ventilation: Four forced air blowers and natural


Generator: Two Northern Lights, model M864W3.3, 25 KW, serial # P – 8642-44607-C, S – 8642-44608-C, hours on meters: P – 883, S – 882


Through hulls & components: Bronze through hulls with bronze ball valves


Seawater systems: Reinforced flexible hose, hose clamp connections


Bilge pumps: Six electric / automatic, one manual


Comments: The engines and transmissions were visually inspected. As this is not a mechanical survey; consider having a mechanic inspect the machinery systems to better determine their condition.  The vessel was not sea trialed during our inspection.  The engines were “cold started” during our inspection and did start without significant hesitation or smoke.  The transmissions were placed into forward and reverse gears and appeared to function normally.  The external surfaces and peripheral components of the engines and transmissions appear in excellent condition overall with no significant corrosion sighted.  Engine cooling systems appear excellent with no indications of leaks.  Engines fuel systems appear excellent and electrical systems appear excellent.  The engine controls functioned normally.  The exhaust system is properly arranged and installed and appears in excellent condition.  The propulsion components including the propellers, propeller shafts, struts and shaft seals were not inspected externally.  The steering system was visually inspected and test operated.  The steering system functioned normally and appears in excellent condition and there were no signs of leaks about the hydraulic system.  The vessel is equipped with two generators that were both test run and appeared to function normally.  External surfaces and peripheral components of the generators appear in excellent condition overall although there are signs the port side generator’s raw water pump may be beginning to leak.  The engine compartment is equipped with forced air ventilation that appears excellent.  The through hulls were visually inspected and the valves were manipulated.  The through hulls are in good condition but lazarette located through hulls have seized valves.  The seawater systems were visually inspected and most components were tested.  Overall, the seawater systems are good condition but both port and starboard air conditioning raw water discharges exhibit corrosion of the hose connecting couplers.  The vessel is equipped with an inflatable hot tub that was not aboard at the time of inspection.  The system for the hot tub appears to use two actuator valves with one being for fresh water and one for raw water.  The outboard actuator exhibits some surface corrosion about hose connections.  The electric bilge pumps were energized manually and functional on two of the six pumps with the remaining pumps not tested in the automatic mode due to style of switch.  The manual bilge pump was not tested.


Summary: Good – Excellent




Fuel: *2,000 gallon capacity in three aluminum tanks located outboard of engines and forward center in engine compartment


Fill & vent: Type A2 fill and A1 vent U.S.C.G. approved flexible hose


Feed & return: Copper tube and U.S.C.G. approved flexible hose, filter located valves, fuel tank sight gauges, fuel transfer pump


Water: *280 gallon capacity in two fiberglass tanks below crew’s quarters


Holding: *260 gallon capacity in two fiberglass tanks below master stateroom, sole and crew’s quarters




Comments: The fuel system including the tanks, fill, vent, feed and return lines was visually inspected as installed. The fuel tanks are installed so as to render them mostly inaccessible for inspection.  Where visible, the tanks appear in excellent condition.  There is some fuel below the forward tank (contained within an oil absorption cloth) that is reportedly due to a leak when the tank is completely full.  Fuel supply to engines is dedicated from port and starboard tanks respectively with center tank having a transfer pump to either port or starboard tank.  Fuel service lines appear in excellent condition and the supply system is equipped with suitable filtration.  Water and waste tanks were minimally accessed.  As visible, the tanks appear in excellent condition and there were no indications of leaks about components. The condition and age of the fuel (and water) and hoses and the integrity of the tanks (fuel, water, holding) and hoses is beyond the scope of this survey.  Please consider filling all tanks for a simple, practical test of their integrity. Accuracy of tank level gauges is beyond the scope of this survey.


Summary: Excellent




AC system: 50 amp 250 volt inlet starboard, 240 and 120 volt service


DC system: Twelve 8D AGM batteries in lazarette and engine room, 12 & 24 volt service, disconnect switches


Wiring: Multi-strand wire, crimp connections


Circuit protection: Main AC circuit breakers in captain’s quarters, main DC circuit breakers in mechanical room and starboard forward engine room, main and branch AC circuit breakers captain’s quarters and master berth stairwell distribution panels, DC main and branch circuit breakers – captain’s quarters, master stateroom stairwell and lower helm distribution panels


Comments: The electrical system including the shore power cord, shore power inlet, batteries, wiring, circuitry components and circuit protection equipment was visually inspected and most components were tested. The shore power cord is of Glendenning Cable Master system.  120 volt wiring and outlets appears excellent and outlets are equipped with GFCI protection.  Battery arrangement and installation is good and batteries are properly secured within boxes.  The condition and age of the batteries is beyond the scope of this inspection.  DC siring appears excellent.  Wire terminations and connections are of crimp type connections and appear good.  Wire organization and arrangement appears excellent and wires are properly secured.  Over current protection for the AC and DC systems appears excellent although, circuits were not traced out.


Summary: Excellent




Portable fire extinguishers: Five 3 lb. and one 5 lb. dry chemical units


Fixed fire system: One engine compartment unit


Flotation devices: Adult PFDs: twenty type II, five type I and three type III, three youth type III, one throw ring


Horn/distress flares: Air horn, handheld and aerial signal flares


Navigational/anchor lights: LED – port, starboard, stern, steaming, anchor


Anchor & ground tackle: Maxwell 3500 hydraulic windlass, 55 KG. stainless steel plow anchor, chain rode


Other equipment: 406 E.P.I.R.B., video engine room and aft deck monitor camera, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, bilge pump monitor, windshield wiper


Comments: Safety equipment for firefighting protection appears satisfactory however the extinguishers have not been inspected, tagged and maintained per N.F.P.A. recommendations. Personal flotation devices appear suitable for coastal use.  Distress signal flares have expired certification.  The vessel is equipped with an air horn that was tested and working.  The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged, installed and functional.  The ground tackle including the anchor and rode was visually inspected as installed and appears satisfactory.  The entire length of the anchor rode was not inspected and should be inspected prior to use.


Summary: Satisfactory – Good





General equipment: C-Charles 5000 series 40 amp charger, Cruisair air conditioning, fuel transfer pump, engine room overhead rod holders, engine block heaters, two C-Charles ISO Boost 50 shore power transformers, Charles AC automatic control, Xantrex XW-4024-120/240-60 inverter / charger, Xantrex remote inverter control / monitor, crew quarters: stainless steel sink, Vizio TV, 110 volt air compressor, Electro-Boiler hot tub heater, Aqua Matic water maker, Atlantic Mighty Pure Ultra violet water purifier, Seaward 28 gallon water heater, recessed Halogen lights, bilge air sterilizer / conditioner, cedar lined hanging locker, AC / DC digital volt / amp meters, beam central, Onkyo TX-NR708 AV controller, Russound MCA-C5 speaker control, KVH Tracvision, Satellite receiver, Sony Bravia 42” (approx.) HDTV on cabinet lift, heated marble floors, air mattress berths, Silhouette electric window blinds, Jet head toilets, U-Line wine cooler, G.E. Profile microwave, granite countertop with single basin stainless steel sink, two Isotherm DR160 double drawer refrigerator / freezers, disposal, compact top load freezer, Bertazzoni electric range, Kenyon 4 burner range, Vizio 22” (approx.) TV, two Viewsonic 17” (approx.) TV, stainless steel opening port lights, Asko clothes washer and dryer, cockpit courtesy lights, five underwater lights, Sunbrite Lanai TV, hydraulic cockpit swivel table, Kenyon aft deck grill with double burner range, U-Line icemaker, flybridge wet bar with compact refrigerator, flybridge table with folding leaf, fiberglass hardtop with recessed lighting, three side isinglass enclosure, two pedestal helm seats, built in fiberglass bait tank, fiberglass outriggers, two in-deck fish holders, raw water wash down, five and six rod rocket launchers, five flush mounted rod holders, inflatable hot tub, Brower WC1600 hydraulic davit, hydraulic bow thruster, Naiad stabilizers, two Ritchie compasses, joystick engine control, Garmin GMI 10 GPS, three Garmin 7212 and one 7215 touch screen GPS MAP/radar/video sounders




The vessel is a fiberglass production yachtfisher equipped with twin inboard diesel engines. The vessel is reportedly the first from the line of 69’ and 70’ models where the aft deck and flybridge have been extended aft providing significantly more room on both decks.  The vessel is reportedly a 2013 model year that with the hull being laid in 2011.  Although the engines were built in 2008; these were reportedly new inventory from Caterpillar at the time of the vessel building as production on engines had been stopped due to the economy until selling off of current inventory.  Overall, the vessel appears appears structurally and mechanically sound and is actively maintained both cosmetically and mechanically.  The vessel appears suitable for its intended purpose as a coastal pleasure cruiser.


Overall Summary: Excellent




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The actual cash value is the value that our research approximates the selling price of this vessel should be, at the time and place of our inspection. Consideration is given to vessel’s condition, geographic location, published listings and guides, comparable sales and listings, and market conditions.  The new replacement value is the cost of this or a similar, new vessel, comparably equipped.  The investment is the reported investment including purchase price and significant upgrades.  No values include maintenance costs, storage or tax.  In most instances the data found while researching the value is stored in our file for this survey.  We primarily use market value analysis methodology for determination of value.



Standard Form Key:   All systems are rated based upon their appearance, ratings include: Not examined, not applicable, Faulty, Marginal, Satisfactory, Good, Excellent.


Comparable listings

Soldboats.com (price/date/location sold)


2011 70’ Azimuth                 $2,440,000 Florida 7/14

2011 70’ Outer Reef           $2,200,000 Florida 5/15

2014 68’ Sunseeker           $2,275,000 Florida 11/15

2010 68’ Ocean Alexander $2,400,000 Washington 2/15

2010 68’ Ocean Alexander $2,050,000 Washington 10/14

2010 68’ Ocean Alexander $2,031,000 Washington 4/14



Asking price/location


2009 69’ McKinna            $1,699,000 California

2008 69’ Mckinna              $1,699,000 California

2011 70’ Ocean Alexander $2,199,000 Florida

2011 70’ Marlow               $2,350,500 U.S.





These recommendations are the surveyor’s ideas and suggestions for addressing deficiencies with damaged or suspect components or systems found during survey or general improvements. The primary recommendations address safety items, structural issues, operational issues or deficiencies which the surveyor determines are of greater importance or more expense than secondary deficiencies.  For instance, items that pose a risk to passenger safety or immediate property damage are listed under primary deficiencies and cosmetic concerns are addressed under secondary deficiencies.  Most of the recommendations have been addressed in the comments and usually they are discussed at the time of the inspection.




  1. Replace the air conditioning raw water hose connectors at the discharge manifold due to corrosion.
  2. Service the through hull valves in the lazarette to be working.
  3. Locate and eliminate the fuel leak on the center fuel tank top that is present when the tank is full.
  4. Service the outboard hot tub actuator valve for corrosion about the hose connectors.
  5. Have the fire extinguishers inspected, serviced and tagged as recommended by N.F.P.A. and provide current distress signal flares as required by U.S.C.G.




  1. Monitor the minor gelcoat stress fractures for growth repairing if/as required. Stress fractures were sighted about the port side cockpit fish hold corners, flybridge aft seat to deck combing and port side flybridge deck drains.
  2. Repair the delamination of the engine compartment center floor boards.
  3. Monitor the port side generator’s raw water pump for leaks servicing if/as required.


This survey sets forth the condition of the vessel and components, as specifically stated only, at the time of inspection and represents the surveyor’s honest and unbiased opinion. The submitting of this report should not be construed as a warranty or guaranty of the condition of the vessel, nor does it create any liability on the part of Christian & Company or the individual surveyor.  No part of the vessel was disassembled or removed and no assumptions should be made as to the condition of concealed components. 


Specifics were obtained from sources available at the time of inspection and are believed correct, but are not guaranteed to be accurate.



Christian & Company, Marine Surveyors, Inc.




________________________________                                    November 16, 2015___

By: Mr. George Jarvie, Surveyor                                              Date

S.A.M.S. – A.M.S. # 941