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Vessel Name Stay Tuned
Type KP46
Year of Manufacture 1982
Hull Number 5
HIN (Hull Identification Number) JKY46005
Current Location Stuart, Florida
Selling Price US$ 169,000
Owner Michael Tar
Contact (email)
Telephone +1 (416) 728-6300


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Owner's Comments
Equipment List


Owner's Comments

Stay Tuned is one of the legendary Kelly-Peterson 46's.  Only 30 of these center-cockpit offshore cruisers were built, and they remain a much sought-after, well-built and capable yacht.  Doug Peterson, the designer, and Jack Kelly, the builder, spent much time researching and implementing improvements to the more than 200 KP44's they had built.  The result is the KP46.


She spent 15 of the last 17 years on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, in fresh water, where we sailed in the summers.


We took her to Newport in summer 2018; 2018-2019 winters were in Florida and Key West.  She spent the summer of 2019 out of the water at Hinckley boat yard in Stuart.


She is presently at the Hinckley Yacht Club and Marina in Stuart.



Year built: 1982


Builder:  Jack Kelly Yachts, San Diego


Yard:  Queen Long Marine, Taiwan (builders of Stevens and Hylas Yachts)


Designer:  Doug Peterson



  • LOA – 46' 3"
  • LWL – 40' 10"
  • Beam – 13' 4"
  • Draft – 6' 8"
  • Dry weight – 33,300 lbs.
  • Ballast (lead encapsulated in keel) – 11,330 lbs.
  • Sail area – 1,100 sq. ft.
  • Power – Inboard diesel


Construction:  Hand-laid fiberglass hull with Airex cored decks


Hull configuration:  Moderate fin keel with skeg-hung rudder.  Hull speed – 8.8 knots

Equipment List


  • Engine: Yanmar 4JH4TE 75 HP TURBO ~1800 hours.
  • Molded drip tray under engine.
  • Custom SS water lift exhaust.
  • ZF 30M transmission 2.69/2.63 reduction drive.
  • Fuel Filters:
    • Duo Racors 75/500 Max a
    • 1 Racor 500FG water separators
    • fuel management manifolds and diverters
  • Engine room covered in Aluminum checkplate
  • Generator— removed but, all hookups including exhaust and fuel lines still in place
  • German made  VariProp feathering 4 blade prop.
  • Engine calorifier supplies domestic hotwater along with Allcraft SS 110 volt water heater.
  • PSS shaft seal.

Hull and Deck

  • Bottom peeled and re-fibreglassed.
  • Hull, mast and boom painted with Awlgrip.
  • Deck re-gelcoated (smooth areas only) , ALL hardware removed, all deck holes cleaned out, epoxied and new holes to ensure no leaks into deck core, all hardware upgraded and upsized, replaced/reinstalled with over-sized backing plates.
  • Replaced original chainplates.
  • 2019 All new cockpit cushions sunbrella.
  • 2016 Custom teak cockpit floor.
  • 2018 New custom aluminum mast deck collar.
  • Winches:
    • Primary winches are Lewmar #55ST (self-tailing)
    • 2 Secondary winches Lewmar #40ST
    • 1 Lewmar #42ST
    • 1 new (2018) Lewmar Electric #42ST
    • 3 x Lewmar #30ST winches on mast and boom
    • 6 StayLocks
  • Custom service panel with switches in cockpit (for shorthanded) navigation, lights, windless control, spreader lights
  • Cockpit shower
  • All original through hulls replaced
  • Double S/S anchor roller assembly rebuilt and refitted at the bow.
  • Ground Tackle
    • Handled by a "Lewmar" 12 - Volt electric windlass (vertical capstan).
    • Stainless Steel 60 lb CQR anchor with 300 feet of chain
    • Fortress 55 backup with 125' ft. chain and 150' rope
  • Lewmar Windlass rebuilt 2012
  • 2016-2018 All running rigging is upgraded and oversized 
  • Mast serviced with new wiring 2018.
  • Combined anchor/strobe/tricolor light at masthead.
  • All navigation lights are now LEDs.
  • 2018 Canvas -all new "Toast" (tan) Sunbrella dodger, bimini, roll up sunshade/screens complete enclosure, separate awning for entire deck, and custom bags for storage, never used yet
  • Ample spares are on board for various pumps, also belts, filters, backup bilge pumps, plumbing parts, nuts bolts, washers, electrical connectors, hose clamps, etc. too numerous to mention.


Sails and Rigging

  • All new halyards in 2016/2018.
  • 2018 standing rigging except for backstay
  • 2018 New running backs with soft shackles
  •  2017 Harken Batcar ballbearing Slide system (over sized) using lazy jacks with a 2019 Sunbrella matching color stack pack, Full Batten Mainsail (sail old but good)
  • 2018 Harken matching oversized roller furling on both headsail and staysail, sails in good condition
  • 2018 matching Quantum custom mainsail Sunbrella cover with lazy jacks,  
  • Rigging at mast and also  customized to run aft if needed, to cockpit when required for short hand sailing with  new 2018 Lewmar 42ST electric winch in cockpit
  • Seldén boom vang (2012)


Electronics & Electrics:

  • Simrad dual chartplotters nav table & cockpit
  • Simrad 36" radar
  • 3-Simrad IS15-wind/multi/multi gauges separate from Chart system
  • 2 Simrad depth sounders
  • Simrad AP25 Autopilot (formerly Robertson), very robust hydraulic, using its own quadrant on rudder post, old Auto helm 7000 backup auto pilot with electric worm drive
  • VHF Radios - Icom 502 VHF with DSC at nav table and a separate mike VHF  for cockpit
  • SSB Radio - Icom SSB 02 with copper sounding strip and tuner
  • Pactor modem, 
  • 2018 AIS  Vesper Marine
  • 2018 Alpine Stereo Bluetooth auto stereo in salon and speakers in cockpit
  • Stereo and speakers in aft cabin.
  • 2016 Raritan President electric freshwater head aft.
  • New  manual head forward.
  • 2 holding tanks for heads and deck evacuation.
  • Dedicated gel engine battery
  • 2018 Batteries (wet cell) - 4- 6V L16 425 amp hr each.
  • MasterVolt 150 Amp battery charger/4000 watt  inverter.
  • 2-alternators-dual 150 amp (dual pulley) and 110 amp with Balmar regulator. 


  • Cabin fitout well-maintained and upgraded over the life of the boat.
  • 2018 Portlights all rebuilt and upgraded with tinted tempered glass
  • Tankage 250 gallons fresh water in 4 SS tanks, 150 gallons diesel in 2 SS tanks
  • Panasonic Microwave custom fitted into galley, and Force 10 3-burner propane (or LPG) stove/oven with gas sniffer
  • Recently installed 2 Fridgomatic K50F DC compressors (for redundancy) run by 12v DC motors with keel coolers, evaporator plates in fridge and separate freezer
  • Separate grey water tank with "auto" sump pump
  • Sail Inventory: Full Batten Main,  130 yankee cut genoa, 100 staysail, spinnaker pole



  • Safety equipment- Life jackets, jack lines, 
  • Dinghy: 2018 Highfield Aluminum310 with 2018 Honda 15hp with electric start


Michael Tar





276 Merton St

Toronto, Ont



Greg Haught


+1(772) 475-6030



KP46 Stay Tuned is for sale at US$169,000



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