70' Knight & Carver 2002



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70' Knight & Carver 2002 SAPPHIRE


SAPPHIRE is in excellent condition having undergone a bow to stern refit from 2017-2019. She's priced well, beautifully crafted in the US with three stateroom, ensuite heads, plus private crew accommodations. CAT 3412's (Platinum Extended Warranty Program in effect on engines until 2023), two generators, watermaker, stabilized, and more. Ready to cruise coast or ocean. 

SAPPHIRE is a custom motor yacht built by the Knight and Carver yacht center in San Diego, CA. The vessel was designed by Tom Fexas and its build was directed by Art Bollinger. SAPPHIRE is a truly custom, one of its kind, motor yacht with impeccable quality throughout and maintained with an open checkbook.

Key Features

• Platinum Warranty on Caterpillar 3412E with 40 hours

• Naiad Stabilizers

• New navigation electronics, glass bridge

• New AV (KVH HD7)

• Waste treatment plant

• 3 Stateroom + crew cabin 4 heads

• Watermaker

• Two generators

• Underwater lights

• New teak decks



Knight & Carver


Cruise Speed:

21 KTS

Max Speed:

27 KTS

Range NMI:



20' 7"

Engine Details:

Engine 1:

Engine 2:

Engine Fuel:

Fuel Capacity:

2400 GAL

Water Capacity:

500 GAL


The main deck is accessed through three freeman watertight sliding doors; one on the aft deck and two on either the port or starboard side from the full walkaround decks. SAPPHIRE’s interior features a stunning Canadian cherry interior with satin varnished finish, open layout and all the comforts of a home on the water. 

• Large L-shaped settee with custom dust covers, enough storage underneath for dry provisions and spare five-blade propellers
• Bar with wine cooler, custom liquor and wine storage drawers, custom glass storage
• Pass through galley
• New 40” Samsung HD smart TV behind pocket doors on lift
• New Yamaha stereo receiver
• Boston Acoustics speakers in salon ad pilothouse overhead
• New Sony DVD player
• Satellite television receivers (Direct TV)
• Storage drawers
• Fabrica carpeting with custom carpet runners
• Shades and valance with concealed rope lighting above
• Two new 16,000 BTU Cruisair air conditioners

• U-shaped galley with granite counters, buffet and splash • New designer stainless-steel sink with In-Sink-Erator• Filtered drinking water tap• Wolf glass-top 4-burner electric induction stove • Exhaust fan• Viking convection/microwave oven • Sub-zero refrigerator with two freezer drawers and icemaker• Sub-zero 2-drawer freezer unit under buffet • Miele dishwasher • Kitchen aid trash compactor • Generous storage in cabinets and drawers• 12,000 BTU Cruisair air conditioner• Spice drawer

• U-shaped dinette for six adults with storage underneath (ability to rotate two helm chairs for additional dining)
• Beautiful cherry table
• Teak decking throughout galley and dinette/pilothouse
• Three large chart drawers and two file drawers beneath dinette 
• Custom carpet runner

Owner/guest accommodations accessed down an illuminated companionway to starboard. This area is finished with satin finish Canadian cherry and new wall covering. Mattresses are custom pillowtop of the highest quality. New master mattress replaced in 2018.
• Large berth with drawer storage underneath• Two nightstands with satin finish lights• Additional reading lights in overhead• New 40” Samsung HD smart TV with satellite receiver (new in 2017)• Desk with chair and drawer storage below and cabinet storage behind• Sitting/reading chair• Hanging closet to starboard• Walk-in closet to port with access/escape to engine room• Bank of drawers to port with unique laundry bins underneath• Ensuite head with pocket door entry• Enormous shower with seat, glass door and portlight• New granite vanity top with Kohler sinks and satin fixtures• Mirrored overhead• Separate toilet compartment with pocket door and headhunter royal flush head• LED lighting• Two new Cruisair 12,000 BTU air conditioning units port and starboard• Four portlights with shades• New design valances with concealed accent rope lighting port and starboard

• Spacious stateroom located all the way forward with queen size berth, berth lifts hydraulically to reveal cavernous storage beneath
• Plenty of storage in drawers, two hanging lockers and cabinets
• Ensuite head with huge shower with glass door
• Sink, counter and generous storage in cabinets behind mirrors
• Mirrored overhead
• New Cruisair 12,000 BTU air conditioner
• LED lighting, accent rope lighting
• Deck hatch to foredeck with screen and sun shade
• New 40” Samsung HD smart TV with satellite receiver 

• Twin single berths with drawer storage underneath
• Cabinets and bookshelf on outboard side
• Nightstand in between berths with drawers underneath
• Hanging locker
• LED lighting and reading lights with dimmers
• Ensuite head with shower and glass door
• Headhunter Royal Flush head
• Sink, counter and storage in cabinets behind mirrors
• Mirrored overhead
• New Cruisair 12,000 BTU air conditioner
• New 24” Samsung HD smart TV with satellite receiver

The crew quarters on SAPPHIRE are well appointed with good use of space and generous storage for extended cruises. Exterior entrance through transom. It also offers direct access to the exterior and the machinery space.

• Varnished cherry interior
• Queen size berth with additional bunk
• Hanging locker
• Desk and stool
• Microwave
• Refrigerator
• New 12,000 BTU Cruisair air conditioner
• New 24” Samsung HD Smart TV with satellite receiver
• DVD player
• VHF radio
• Spacious separate head and shower
• Large hatch over shower for underway access
• Towel storage cabinet
• Lots of medicine cabinet storage
• Headhunter Royal Flush toilet
• Pocket door for head
• Foul weather gear locker
• Drawers and cabinet storage
• Bookshelf storage
• LED wall sconces
• LED lighting and dimmers
• Reading lights
• Freeman watertight transom door
• New headliners, wallpaper and flooring
• New toaster oven
• Portlight

The electronics layout on SAPPHIRE offers all the information you desire at a moments glance. Whether you are enjoying the excellent visibility from either helm station, they are nearly identical in both equipment and layout. The powerful solid state, custom built super logics CPU both lower and upper helm. The lower helm has three 27” glass bridge screens. The upper helm has two 24” screens plus one 17” marine screen. All screens offer tremendous flexibility in customizing your preferences from the engine rooms surveillance, dual charting, and complete vessel monitoring. 

• Complete Maretron monitoring system which monitors the engines, tanks levels and ship's electrical system  including depth sounder, speed sensor, weather station, and GPS
• Furuno Navnet radar
• Standard Horizon VHF
• Icom RT-710 SSB Radar
• Wireless keyboard
• Custom ship systems and alarm monitor
• Ritchie power damp illuminated compass
• New Simrad AP60 autopilot
• Fog Mate automatic fog signal
• Seatel Wavecall satellite phone system with SATspeed compression software for email access 
• New KVH 6 system
• CPU runs Nema 2000
• Naiad multi sea II stabilization system with fins rebuilt in 2019

SAPPHIRE has a very traditional, clean look and all deck spaces are free of cleats and other obstructions. Line handling is a breeze with her full walk around decks and featuring some of the finest stainless-steel fittings with the absence of high maintenance varnish. Full isinglass enclosure on flybridge.

• Bruce 110lb anchor on custom bow roller
• 300 feet 7/16” G4 chain
• Bow staff
• Maxwell 1500 windlass with remote and helm controls
• Spare Danforth anchor
• Full bulwarks main deck with custom hawse pipes
• Opening bulwark doors for boarding port and starboard
• Mooring bitts for bowlines
• Generous line storage port and starboard with line hooks and lots of room for fenders
• Huge trunk cabin
• Custom storage for Marquipt tide ride and boarding ladder
• Generous storage for cleaning supplies and oil
• Built-in wet spot plus water softener
• New bow seat sun pad with new cushions cover and watertight storage beneath
• Full privacy/sunscreens for windshields and side windows (new)
• Freeman pilothouse doors port and starboard (dog seal)
• Freeman sliding aft salon door (dog seal)
• Six sliding windows
• Aft deck ladder to flybridge with teak steps
• Deck lights
• Nautical structures EZ 1500 davit with remote
• Removable, collapsible tender cradle
• Winslow 8-person life raft in hard case
• Two Stidd flybridge chairs and one Stidd loveseat
• Teak decking in flybridge
• Storage lockers in flybridge with sink
• Staple rail on swim platform
• Large custom swim ladder
• Teak aft deck, swim step and steps
• ACR searchlight with 2 controls
• Buell dual trumpet horns with expansion tank 
• Hella stainless navigation lights
• Split U-shaped seating in flybridge 
• Aft deck seating with cushions (newly configured)
• 7’ Mahogany high gloss tables and covers (accommodates 10 people)
• Large aft deck storage/shore power compartment
• 100’ of 100 amp shore power cord on Glendinning reel (new cord)
• Scuba tank storage locker
• Fold-down TV from hard top

The machinery space on SAPPHIRE is thoughtfully and practically thought out. Easy access to all equipment for ease of serviceability makes it a pleasure to keep this vessel in tip top shape. 

• Platinum Extended Warranty Program in effect until August 2023 on Caterpillar 3412E 1400hp main engines; deep sump oil pans and full engine room gauges. 
• Consumer version electronic technician
• Underwater exhaust system with bypass
• ZF BW190 2.03 to 1 gears ratio with trolling valves
• Twin disc EC200 electronic controls pilothouse and flybridge with wired remote 
• 31/2” Aquamet 22 propeller shafts
• Strong Seals shaft seals
• Westerbeke 32kW generator and Northern Lights 25kW generator sets in sound shields and water separator silent exhaust system
• Naiad 302 stabilizers with Multisea 2000 control 
• New Wesmar twin blade electric bow thruster
• Sea recovery 1500 GPD watermaker
• Hamann Wessertechnik super mini waste treatment system
• Fuel transfer system with Oberdorfer 240V/1HP pump 20+ gal per minute
• Racor 1000 fuel filters
• Oberdorfer 240V/1HP oil change pump with quick disconnect hydraulic fittings on all equipment
• Two Sea-fire FM 200 bottles
• Dry chemical and (2) CO2 handheld fire extinguishers
• Headhunter Mach 5 freshwater pump
• Charles Industries ISO-boost transformer
• Trace 2500 watt inverter
• Pro Mariner battery chargers (recently replaced)
• Delta “T” ventilation system with replaced fans
• Surveillance cameras
• A/C switch panel
• Toolbox with tools included
• Air compressor
• Hynautic power steering with two pumps and two CYL
• Watertight freeman door with viewing port to crews quarters
• Watertight freeman door to master walk-in
• LED light fixtures (recently replaced)
• Spare Veem Star C5 blade props
• Spare engine and generator parts
• Parker Racor fuel polisher

• Whirlpool stackable washer and dryer
• Generous shelf storage
• Folding door with light switch
• Linen storage in concealed drawers across the hall
• Storage below companionway stairs

• Paintings
• Personal effects
• Some personal culinary, china, and crystal items
• Fishing gear and Captain's tools

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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