Kotick a beautiful, custom  designed and New Zealand built offshore cruising yacht launched in 1997. Kotick is a yacht  with exceptional performance and structural integrity.  The original commission was for a live aboard yacht that was sturdy, and would cross oceans quickly, and one that could be easily handled  by two people.  Kotick has been consistently well maintained and updated  is now offered for sale by her second owner, with a full inventory and in excellent condition. 

Safe and Swift Passage Maker

Kotick can be viewed in Lagos, Portugal. A safe and swift passage maker Kotick is ready to purchase and sail away for a Mediterranean cruise  followed by a long distance sail to the Pacicfic or the place of your dreams.  Kotick achieves great sailing performance of 200 to 220 nautical miles per day. Original owners James & Griselda McGougan sailed Kotick from New Zealand to Malta where they arrived in 2004. They continued to cruise the Med with Malta as their base. In 2008 she was sold to her current owner who has sailed for 5 months every year in distant and exotic places in both South America and the Atlantic. 

Exceptionally Well Built and Maintained

Built in New Zealand by Custom Yachts, Kotick is composite construction with epoxy laminates over timber and foam cores. Extra laminates are applied in critical areas. Solid structure and bulkheads are bonded to the hull and deck. Kotick has been exceptionally well maintained by both her owners. A brief of maintenance schedule is available on request.

Cockpit Designed for Safe Offshore Sailing and Living Aboard

The cockpit provides great shelter from the elements and has  a comfortable seating arrangement for lounging in. There is voluminous, easy access cockpit storage. The majority of sailing control lines lead to the cockpit which enables Kotick to be sailed by one/two people.

Spacious Interior Layout

Just a small step down from the cockpit, the interior features a spacious saloon with large galley, dinette and nav station and expansive views to the outdoors. There are berths for up to six people, the configuration includes forward private cabin with double berth, hanging locker and ample storage. Walk aft  to another private cabin that sleeps three, moving aft  again to a single berth by the passageway. There is a private bathroom with head and shower oppposite.

Extensive Inventory of Well Maintained Equipment

Kotick comes with an extensive inventory of recent and well serviced equipment. Maintenance work undertaken in 2018 includes; annual engine and generator maintenance,  sail wardrobe revised, interior joinery varnished, anti-foul and polishing, replace rudder bearings and rollers.   

Read Magazine Reviews about Kotick

Interesting articles about Kotick can be found in the library section under About Us on this website. 


  • LOA 15.20 metres
  • Beam 4.50 metres
  • Draft 2.40 metres
  • Displacement 17 Tons
  • Main Sail 63m sq
  • Jib 60m sq
  • Spinnaker Asymmetrical in snuffer

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