Kiana is a 60ft (18m) cutter rigged ketch. The design is based on a John Pugh 54 which was extended to 60ft by a naval architect. Kiana is of steel construction with extensive use of stainless steel in areas subject to wear and corrosion. First launched in 1990 she was built to survey standards and is currently in 1B, 1C and 1D survey.
Machinery - Main Engine
Kiana is powered by an Isuzu 6BG1 diesel engine. The drive is through a Borg-Warner 72C Velvet Drive hydraulic gearbox at a ratio of 2.9:1 to a 26.75 x 20.6 four bladed propeller. Under power this gives a cruising speed of 7 knots at an engine speed of 1700RPM.
Machinery - 35KVA Main Genset
Kiana is equipped with two Gensets. The main Genset is a 4JG1 Isuzu Marine Diesel with Meccalte ECO32L 35Kva Three Phase alternator. This is required to power the 11kw 3 phase electric motor that drives the dive compressor.
Machinery - Aux Genset
Kiana's second Genset is a 6kva Pagero 6000. This is mainly run at night to power the four air conditioning units throughout the vessel.
Kiana is equipped with comprehensive instrumentation suitable for outer reef operation.
- Raymarine C90W plotter with overlay radar
- TMQ AP4 Auto-pilot
- Sat-phone with docking station and computer based messaging
- GME VHF Marine Transceiver
- Coden 8528S HF Marine Transceiver
- Raymarine wind speed and direction
- Murphy engine alarm and exhaust temperature monitor
Kiana provides comfortable accommodation for 14 guests and 3 crew. There are two private cabins and double and single berths in shared cabins.
Kiana has an all electric galley with a flat ceramic top 4 element cook-top and a combined microwave convection oven. Hot water is via a mains-pressure 3 phase electric system.
Kiana's tender is a 4.5m custom built RIB powered by a 25hp Evinrude ETEC outboard. The tender has extra beam to easily accommodate 8 fully kitted scuba divers and 2 crew.