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1986 Kia Sheng 43' Sundeck Trawler

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May 25, 2019
Twanise built Sundeck Trawler 43'-48' overall kept in freshwater on Lake Union for past 20yrs ,now in Canada ,Vancouver Island. Twin 3208 Cats with naturally aspirated with 3200 hrs. 6kw Onion gen set with 2500 hrs. Full canvus ,no teak decks . 11'-6" inflatible with 25 HP Mercury outboard mounted on top of full rear hardtop with wing doors. Entire boat heated by hydronic Wabasco heater. Asking $80,000 us for the boat. Imported last year so easy reentery to USA.
Work completed in last year

New 6-6 volts house batteries
New 6d gen set battery
New Norcold A\C-D\C refrigerator
New Charging system
New 3500 watt inverter
Complete servicing to gen set
New starters on both engines
New engine compartment venting
Desiel heating system serviced
House batteries rewired to new standards
Decks are composite decking , never worry about moisture penetration. No teak!
All hardware is. Top grade materials
This boat was built by a top manufacture still in business using nothing but premium hardware and equipment and represents excellent value
Boat does require some minor interior refinishing of wood paneling too make perfect but would make a perfect live aboard or extended cruising due to the full heating system ,insulated roof structure and 15'-6" beam.
Has dripless shafts upgrade . Winch system for top deck mount for dinghy
Has ice maker that works perfectly with rear deck sink. Hardtop rear area with solid wing doors and full canvas with heat
Is that the same as the Kha Shing trawlers, just spelled differently by us gringos?
43 kha sheng

could we see some pictures ?

Hi- I'm travelling in Spain right now but will be back in a week. It's currently listed with VI powerboat.ca and there are pics there to see . If you need more then I can get those for you when back. If you can't find the website then let me know . Thanks Tony
Hi- you can see the pics at VI powerboat.ca as I'm out of country right now but will be back in a week if there's others you want and I will take them for you
Should also mention that it is currently insured as that is becoming more difficult to qualify for older boats but necessary for moorage in Canadian marinas and likely US waters.
OP, I'm having difficulty viewing the photos on the listing site, they rescale weird on my browser. To clarify, is this a galley-down-bow or the galley-down-stern design?
That's the correct boat ,sorry about the confusion on details


Yes that's the right boat, sorry about the confusion

QUOTE=Action;1148920]This may be the listing

If correct the website address is vipowerboat.ca. NOT vi(space)powerboat.ca

Besides the vessel manufacture name confusion
The listing states this is a 1987 model.
OP states it is a 1986

Just hoping I got the same one[/QUOTE]
@tonster, that's great. My wife and I love the galley-down-bow design which we also had in a previous boat. The reason we walked away from one in Canaveral a few years ago is that it was stern, which we didn't like at all.

Also great that you don't have the teak decks, which are another headache most everyone is aware of.

If it were a single, instead of a twin, I'd followup with you further, but I'm stubborn that way. Best of luck to you.
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My experience with our Kha Shing from 84 is that they are well made boats with high grade materials and hardware. For PNW it would be a boat I would value. It isn't an ocean blue water type boat maybe but excellent for inside passages etc.

We really loved the 'galley down' till we got an up galley :) It feels like most homes where a lot of time is spent in the kitchen - at the kitchen table etc.
Wow, awesome boat, great layout. We are a similar vintage and design. You will love it, of course it needs care and feeding. That is the easy stuff. My recommendation is that you do all of the work yourself if you can. I know everything about my 41" President and I sleep so well at night knowing I have spares for everything and the tools to keep on the on the water.
I have dock neighbors where they loose a few weeks in the summer to change impellers or batteries.
43 Kha Shing

My experience with our Kha Shing from 84 is that they are well made boats with high grade materials and hardware. For PNW it would be a boat I would value. It isn't an ocean blue water type boat maybe but excellent for inside passages etc.

We really loved the 'galley down' till we got an up galley :) It feels like most homes where a lot of time is spent in the kitchen - at the kitchen table etc.

Thanks for the endorsement! They are a very well built boat in all regardes and apricate the comments
This is an incredible liveaboard or long term cruising boat with assumable moorage in a new marina on Salt Spring Island in the BC Gulf Islands. The US dollar is at about a 30% advantage under the Canadian Dollar. I really would like to move the boat as I'm dealing with cancer treatment and a divorce and the 30hrs of use in the past 18 months while I dealt with the issues from prior lack of use just doesn't justify hanging on to but does create an excellent opportunity for a future owner.
You might want to get some pics up on the ad. The links from earlier in the thread appear to no longer be good.
Still no link. And vipowerboat isn't a listing website....
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