Aku Aku

Aku Aku

Basic Information

Price: $1,395,000 USD
Category: Motor Yacht, .
Model: 1993
Model Year: 1993
Year Built: 1992
Vessel Top: Enclosed Pilothouse

Bradford Marine Yacht Sales
Phone: 954-377-3900
Email: sales@bradford-marine.com
Fax: 954-377-3901



LOA: 98' 0" (29.87)
Beam: 23' 0" (7.01)
Max Draft: 5' 5" (1.65)

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Cruise Speed: 10
Cruise Speed Range: 2200
Max Speed: 13 Knots
Gross Tonnage: 120
Water Capacity: 750gal (2839ltr)
Holding Tank: 250gal (946ltr)
Fuel Capacity: 3280gal (12416ltr)


Total Cabins: 4
Sleeps: 8
Total Heads: 7
Captain Quarters: False
Crew Cabin: 1
Crew Berths: 2

Hull and Deck Information

Hull ID: CEL98001H292
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Deck Material: Teak
Hull Designer: Steve Seaton

Engine Information

Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Model: 3406BTA
Engine Count: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Horsepower Engine 1: 540
Horsepower Engine 2: 540

Location of Vessel

Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States



AKU AKU (originally REMINISCE) was designed by the renown trawler expert, Steve Seaton, as an economical, seaworthy cruiser.  Built of fiberglass by Cooper Queenship Yachts, she has a handsome traditional interior of raised panel Cherry wood and Elm Burl.  Her main salon, dining salon and media room/den have vaulted ceilings with rich fabric inlays.  Having been mechanically well maintained over the years, she is an excellent choice for anyone wanting an elegant, four stateroom yacht that is efficient, and capable of offshore cruising. Now in Fort Lauderdale to be sold.

Upgrades Since 2012

New NavNet in Pilot House
New 120 Mile Furuno Radar - 1 in Pilot House
New 64 Mile Furuno Radar 1 in Pilot House
New GP33 Furuno GPS - 1 in Pilot House
New Maretron DSM250 Multifunction Depth, Wind, Fuel -2 in Pilot House, 1 Master, 1 Crew, 1 VIP
New ICOM IC­M506 FM Radio 2 in Pilot House
New Furuno Fish Finder in Pilot House
New Stealth 15″ Monitors in Pilot House
New MaxSea TimeZero Navigation System on New PC and NavNet
New FT Navision 64 Point Sensor system Main Engines, Generators (3), Fire, Bilge, etc.
New Ignition Key Pad New Simrad AP70 Autopilot
New Naiad DATUM Stabilizer Control System with Naiad Fin System
New Dedicated Micro Video DVR and Camera Control System
New Panasonic PTZ Cameras in Engine Room and AFT Deck
New RIR Vision System in Pilot House
New Pioneer AM/FM Radio in Pilot House
New Dell PC for Internet New Brother Printer in Pilot House
New Stealth Computer for Navigation Programs
New Windshield Wipers and Blades New Simrad IS 70 Rudder Angle Indicator
New Simrad R3000X Remote AP Controller
New APC Uninterruptable Power Supply 2 in pilot house
New Panasonic KV824 Hybrid Telephone System Controller
New KVH HD­7 Satellite TV System
New Satellite DirecTV Receivers -4 each, Master, P/H, Salon, Media Rm
New Charles 60 Amp Charger in Pilot House
New 24v ACR Spotlights ­ 2 each
New Simrad FU80 Remote Control on Each Wing Station
New Thruster Controls on Each Wing Station
New 3.5 CF Freezer in Bosun Locker
New Windlass Remote Controller
New Portside Anchor Chain Galvanized - 330′
New Teak Decks by Teak Decking Company, Tampa
New Escape Hatch over Bow Stateroom
All Air handlers were rebuilt with new control valves installed
New Cruisair Air Conditioning System installed in Engine Room - 3 Compressors (13 Ton)
New Seawater Pump and Circulating pump
New Porthole gaskets installed all around 
New Canvas all around

Enclosed Bridge (October 2014) including:

4 each 19' Stealth monitors
NavNet System including 120-mile radar, AIS system, and Depth Sounder 
PTZ cameras to work with Navnet ­system­ E/R and Aft deck
New FLIR System in Pilothouse
New NavNet GPS on Arch and Furuno Depth sensor in hull
2 Computers­ one for navigation and one for 64-point Vessel Information Sys
2 each uninterruptible power supply
1 each 21" monitor for internet service. Wireless internet system on vessel
Reworked and re­varnished elm burl on Pilothouse console
Naiad Datum stabilizers
New 2016 Jastram steering system 
Bottom job -­ primed against old tin-based bottom paint (2014) (Recoated in 2016)
Installed 4 green underwater lights
Polished stainless anchor protectors 
Updated transducer (2)
Camera DVR system (2014) 
Replaced Carpet in salon (2014)

Other Work

Jade mist Awlcraft on hull (2010)
Paint on sun exposed surfaces on superstructure (2010 and later) 
Removed old teak on bow seat, made fair and installed cushions (2011) 
(4) Aere fenders and covers
Installed player piano in library (2010)
Carpet in guest staterooms and pilot house (2010) 
Vinyl wall coverings in guest area (2010)
Tweed wall covering in port stateroom (2010)
(3) Cruisair chillers for AC and several new air handlers (2010) 
AC circulating pump and seawater pump (2010)
Copper tubing piping on fuel system (2010)
4000-hour top end workbox both main engines (2010) 
Wiper pantograph arms and wiper blades (2017) 
Ladder to top of Pilothouse (2010)
Headliner in Master Stateroom & VIP Stateroom (2013)


The salon furnishings were designed and built by Morse & Associates and include (2) chairs, fringed ottoman, sofa, end and coffee tables.


Forward of the salon in the dining area with a certified 1812 Duncan Fife table that expands to accommodate eight with coordinating Baker chairs, finished with leather seats. A built-in buffet with granite top, and custom china and crystal built-in storage cabinetry fulfill the needs of formal dining.


The galley is forward of the dining area and sound insulated with direct access from both side decks for easy crew accessibility and loading ship's stores. Cabinets are brushed stainless inside/out with maple trim and concealed hinges. Counter top is 1 3/4" laminated maple. The floor is urethane tongue­in­groove maple. This galley offers a very professional atmosphere and a very solid feel.

Russel range, propane with 6 ­burners
Gaggenau electric oven
Panasonic microwave oven
Custom s/s Cospolich side­by­side refrigerator
(3) Beverage coolers (pilothouse, media room, crew)
5.3 cf Avanti chest freezer in bosun locker 
Whirlpool dishwasher
Whirlpool trash compactor 
Double s/s sink
30# Icemaker in media room with wet bar
New 2016 (2) 33 Gal. water heaters (port & starboard) in engine room 
Maytag stacking washer/dryer (guest companionway)
Maytag full size washer and dryer (utility room) 
Folding ironing board in utility room

On-Deck Head

Opposite the galley on the starboard side is an on-deck head.

Media Room

Antique rug
Player piano
Bar with wine storage
Maitland-Smith end tables
Maitland-Smith coffee table


Forward to starboard is a stairwell leading up to a very ample and comfortable pilothouse with 360-degree visibility. Furnished and equipped to extraordinary detail, U-shaped settee with large burled cherry table offers seating for eight and built-in chart drawers, storage and 2 hanging lockers. The helm was intelligently thought out with separate stations for steering and navigation without interference. Doors to port and starboard access a full walk around Portuguese bridge with wing controls and large lounge area and boat deck aft. All glass is 3/8" with tinted side windows and clear windshield, for maximum visibility day or night.

Master Stateroom

This master suite is accessed via circular stairway from the main salon and is full width of the vessel. Special features include his & her bathrooms with marble counters, gold fixtures, a large adjoining walk-in shower, bidet, over-sized hanging lockers and storage compartments, desk, vanity, dresser, custom bedding, wool carpet. the warmth of wood is continued throughout. Just aft is a laundry room with full household size washer and dryer, large cabinets, and built-in hinged ironing board. Access to the engine room and Crew quarters are just aft of the master, enabling the owner to keep a pulse on the vessel's vital components.

Guest Staterooms

Forward of the galley and study is a stairwell that accesses additional guest accommodations. Immediately forward of the stairwell is a suite with centerline walk­around queen berth. The ensuite vanity with sink and mirror and privately situated head and shower give the feel of an old-fashioned bed and breakfast. The continuation of wood confirms that homey feeling. Avonite sink top gold plated fixtures, maple cabinets with burl trim, stainless portholes with covers, hanging locker with aromatic cedar, generous under berth storage, tile floors in head, TV, VCR, stereo, CD player, telephone/intercom & Maretron Nav center complete this suite.

Just aft of the stairwell from above is one of the two matching guest suites, each with two oversized double berths, which are adjoined by a night stands vanity. An ensuite head with shower, tile floors, Avonite countertop, gold plated fixtures, stereo CD player, stainless port lights with covers, generous under berth storage, custom bedding wool carpeting, padded walls with double welting of contrasting color, ultra-suede ceilings and maple cabinetry complete this very comfortable and well-rounded suites.

Across the companionway and just aft of the stairwell from above is the other matching staterooms with twin oversized berths with adjoining night stand/vanity. An ensuite head and shower, tile floors, Avonite countertop, gold plated fixtures, stereo CD player, stainless port lights with covers, generous under berth storage, custom bedding, wool carpeting, padded walls with double welting of contrasting color, ultra-suede ceilings and maple cabinetry are repeated in this suite. The passageway is paneled with cherry wood, carpeted with the same woven wool as throughout, and offers a full-length mirror and an additional laundry center.

Crew Lounge/Crew Quarters/Captain's Cabins

Redone in 2012
Located aft
Accommodates three Crew
Head & Shower

Boat Deck

The boat deck features a Custom aluminum mast fitted with exterior mounts and antennas. No antennas have been bolted or screwed to the vessel other than on the mast. The tender sits on chocks, which are removable to create a larger sun lounging area. There is a Marquipt Davit mounted to starboard. This deck also features a large U-shaped lounge area with cushions. Just up flanking stairwells from a reverse style transom is a very ample lounge/settee which seats 6 to 8 comfortably. Salon access forward.

Davit: Marquipt with 2,500lb capacity

Deck Equipment

New Teak deck 2012
(2) Boarding gates
(2) Spreader lights
(2) Search lights
Remote wireless control for windlass
Ideal Capstan w/dual drums
(6) Fenders
(2) Navy type anchors, 230lbs. each
330′ anchor chain – each side

Electrical System

VOLTAGE: 24 and 12 VDC ship's service and machinery 
Battery Switches (rotary style ON/OFF each battery bank)
(2) Outback inverter/chargers energy model MS4024 inverter/chargers, 24 VDC input, 120 VAC output, 8,000 watts.
Battery charger ­ Charles 93­1260, Charles 5000 series 30 A 12VDC, Charles 5000 series 10A 24VDC

AC System

120 VAC and 120/240 VAC ship's service voltage
Shore power Inlet ­ (2) 50 A 120/240 VAC in engine room, port side ­ (2) 100 A 240 VAC inlet through (2) Glendinning Cable Master shore cord reels and (2) 100-amp cables.
Main circuit protection -­ Breaker style at main panel, source sector panel in engine room 
Branch circuit protection -­ breaker style protection with six panels
AC system fitted with ground fault meter to dec voltage current in ground system of vessel
Digital volt and amp meters for each shore power service at main switch panel Genset Hz digital meter, one each genset
GFCI protection -­ Ground fault amp meter
(2) 100-amp Charles Insolation Booster Transformer (2014)
AC and DC interior lighting system


(2) Northern Lights generators 33KW 240 VAC. Hours to 10/1/18: Port – 8,859; Stb. – 8,852.
(1) Northern Lights 12KW 120/240 VAC (night time generator set up to run at night with less noise and less vessel
load while guests and owners are asleep)

Communication, Navigation & Entertainment

Panasonic hybrid, 4 lines, 3 extensions
(2) ICOM M506­ Pilothouse (2014)
Furuno AIS serving communication and navigation system
Running Lights ­ Bow red and green, anchor light, stern light and steaming light 
KVH Azimuth digital fluxgate compass
All fiberglass reinforced plastic antenna
(5) Maretron multifunction digital Nav Unit Depth Finders
Maxsea Charter plotter navigation system with raster scan charting
Furuno NavNet Chart plotter navigation system with GPS (2014) and raster scan charting with 120-mile radar open array antenna, Dual frequency and dual transducer fish finder bottom machine
Furuno GP-­33 GPS receiver digital display (2014)
Furuno radar with 6KW open array antenna 64-mile radar 
Simrad Autopilot AP­70
Furuno NavNet color sounder dual frequency
(2) ACR RCL 24 VDC search lights (2014)
FLIR infrared camera system with remote control (2014)
Sharp 15" color LCD monitor and dedicated micro system control closed circuit TV system with 8 remote cameras
(4) 17" color LCD monitors at helm served by FT Nav Vision System vessel system monitoring system
Maretron digital wind instrument repeater with displays in pilothouse, V­berth, master stateroom, crew's quarters
KVH F-­33 Tracphone sat phone and broadband WIFI dome antenna self-­tracking 
Simrad analogue RAI unit (2014)
PC computer, Windows based OS with 19" landscape color monitor by View Sonic. System runs Maptech navigation software and various Windows­based software programs
Brother printer/scanner/fax machine (2014)
Wireless internet system with ATT and Verizon hot spots

Entertainment System

(2) Sharp Aquos 17″ color LCD TV's
Haier 24″ Color LCD TV
Sony Bravia 46″ color LCD TV
Samsung 40″ color LCD TV
Dynex 15″ color LCD TV

Stereo Receiver:
Sony AM/FM/CD stereo, automotive style ­ pilothouse
Onkyo TX­SR606 AV stereo system domestic style 
Jensen CD401OK AM/FM/CD stereo automotive style

Misc. Electronics:
(5) DirecTV receivers (2014)
KVH Trac Vision HD­7 TV self­tracking dome antenna (2014) 
Sony DVPC­600D CD/DVD player domestic style

Security/Safety and Fire Equipment Cameras

Engine room, port & starboard side decks, salon, aft deck, library through all TV's & Pilothouse monitor

Fire Fighting Equipment:
Fire/heat/smoke detectors ­ throughout
Fire extinguishers ­ throughout
Fireboy automatic fire system in Engine Room (2015)

Safety Equipment:
(1) New Survitec Zodiac 8-­Man Life Raft (2013)
(1) Life rings with strobes
(1) ARC 406 mHz EPIRBS
Flares -­ Full USCG safety package

Mechanical Equipment

Caterpillar 3406 BTAG) 540 HP each. Hours to 10/1/18; Port – 5,835; Stb. 5,931.
(2) New heat exchangers – 2017
(1) New hydraulic pump clutch port main engines (2017)
(2) Northern Lights 33kw 240 VAC, Model # M984W.3, Serial #: 9842­34141 & Serial #: 9842­34142 G 1,800 rpm (port & starboard)
Northern Lights 12kw 120/240 VAC, Model #:M843N/12N, Serial #: 8432­8817 (aft Lazarette) Shore power 240 Volts, Phase: 1 60Hz
(2) 100-amp shore power or (2) 50-amp shore power
(2) PTO's (one each eng.) for anchor windlass & davit; (1) PTO each eng. for stabilizers; (1) PTO each eng. for steering.


Main engines 24 Volts
Generator: 12 Volts general service 24 Volts emergency 24 Volts (3) Charles automatic battery chargers

Air Conditioning

AKU AKU is served by marine grade air conditioning system. Systems are a chilled water system with condensing units in engine compartment and air handlers in areas they service.

A/C TYPE: Chilled water system 
CONDENSER/CHILLER UNITS ­ (2) 4-­Ton units, (1) 5-­Ton unit
AC PUMP: (1) Scott 1 HP " pump with 1 HP 230 VAC motor A/C cooling water pump
THERMOSTATS: Mechanical and electronic style thermostats: Electronic for air conditioning cooling system and Mechanical for auxiliary heating system
WATER HEATER ­ (2) Torrid 33-gallon water heaters 240 VAC service, (1) ISE instant hot water heater point use, galley sink, New 2015 110 VAC
HEATERS: 110VAC wall mount space heaters various location, Auxiliary heating with separate thermostat controls serving all accommodation spaces.

Other Machinery

Matrix 1000 GPD Water maker
Naiad Stabilizer 12SF fins with Naiad Datum 302 Control head
Bow thruster 50 HP hydraulic
New 2016 Hydraulic steering with dual HPS pumps system
Racor 500's, gens Racor dual 1000's mains
(2) Holding tanks with pump outs (125 gals. each)


2015 Tender: 14' AB RIB with 70 hp Yamaha outboard

All purchasers should assume that items on board not specifically listed on the specification sheet are not included with the sale of the vessel.

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