Kadore is based in Crinan, a picturesque village in southern Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland at the northern end of the Crinan Canal. The yacht is available for charter from early May until the end of September when the weather in these parts can offer some superb sailing. Kadore is a Nauticat 33, a 33ft ketch rig motorsailer built in 1989 in Finland, with plenty of room for 4 persons to be comfortable over any charter period, but can take up to 6, making her the ‘go to’ choice for young families. Kadore’s many characteristics make her an ideal choice of yacht for exploring the Western Isles of Scotland, from Skye in the north to Islay in the south. Whether under sail or powered by her 90HP Ford Lehman engine she can almost go anywhere in any weather. The covered wheelhouse provides all the protection you will need from the wind, the wet and the midges! Heating is ducted throughout the vessel adding an extra level of comfort. The carpentry is teak and other hardwoods throughout and, in keeping with her well appointed interior, smart upholstery provides comfort in the saloon and sleeping cabins. Two ‘heads’, forward and aft, with shower and wash basins provide the essential facilities. A large galley running the length of the saloon provides the cooking and storage space to prepare all meals. Kadore comes with a 4 person inflatable tender and 2.3HP Honda  4-stroke outboard motor.

Kadore is available for weekly charter, and potentially for shorter periods depending on demand.

Great sailing
Sunset across Loch Crinan

Detailed Specification

Kadore has been fully surveyed in 2024 and granted a small commercial sailing vessel certificate, Category 3, issued by MECAL under terms defined by the Marine & Coastguard Agency (MCA). The charter area is limited to 20 nautical miles from a safe haven, which is more than adequate to explore the entire West Coast of Scotland.

Kadore was refitted for charter in 2018 when all navigational equipment was upgraded with the latest software and operating system; this includes an integrated Raymarine chartplotter, radar and AIS connected through a common ‘backbone’. The autohelm was not renewed but communicates seamlessly with other parts of the navigational system.

Under the terms of the ‘Small Commercial Sailing Vessel’ certificate issued in 2019, Kadore’s safety equipment is fully compliant. The vessel was refitted in 2018 and all new safety equipment was placed aboard. The liferaft on the stern deck is rented; this ensures that it is regularly serviced.

A list of safety equipment is provided below:

VHF Radio

UK SCV Code of Practice Training Manual

2 X 2kg dry powder fire extinguishers

1 X 1kg dry powder fire extinguisher

1 X large water fire extinguisher

Fire blanket

Handheld compass

Cat C First Aid Kit

First Aid manual

Liferaft with hydrostatic release, 6 person ISO SOLAS B

2 X horseshoe buoys, with drogues fitted

Seago Rescue sling

Throwing line

8 Lifejackets, autoinflate

6 Safety lines

4 Red parachute flares

6 Red handheld flares

2 Orange buoyant smoke


Dan buoy

Softwood plug set

Foghorn and cannister

MOB recovery strop

Battery operated searchlight

12V plug-in searchlight