Pinta 52 KOA E KEA is a unique, luxurious and truly fast bluewater tri-maran. She was built in 1986 on a Philippe Briand design at the legendary Pinta yard in La Rochelle, France. Pinta is known for having built the most successful racing yachts of the 80s and 90s. Mono-hulls and multis that won all of the major ocean races: Ostar, Route du Rhum single-handed and short handed races. The current owners purchased the boat in 2012, gutted the interior, conserved the hull, rig, dagger-board and rebuilt her from the inside out. Every system, fitting, wire, hose, engine, generator, sail, halyard, electronic display is new 2013. Her new owners, a couple with rare, blue-water experience on an 80 foot maxi mono-hull (KIALOA III), spared no effort to enhance the performance potential of the yacht: a sail wardrobe that includes main, genaker, genoa, solent on three furlers, two spis, electric winches. They chose to recreate a luxurious interior using the noblest materials: teak and sycamore woods, natural stone, italian leather... Drawing from their extensive cruising experience, they outfitted the boat with the best amenities: generator, air-conditioning, watermaker, washer, solar, windgen. The navigation, communication and entertainment electronics are state-of-the-art and include plotter, 27 inch iMac, radar, AIS, Iridium sat-phone. The boat was entirely rewired and re-plumbed of course. Mastervolt batteries, chargers, alternator. This yacht is an elegant cross between a thoroughbred tri-maran and a luxuriously appointed Scandinavian yacht. This is not camping on a wet platform that careens along in the teens. Its refined, push-button sailing on a machine that sails to windward faster, flatter and dryer than a Swan. And when you head off the wind and crack the sheets, she delivers the exhilarating reward of fast, seakindly tri-maran sailing. Currently in Greece and available for showings. Please read the extensive sailing history and refit brief below for more information on this exceptional yacht.