101' (30.78m)

TORTUGA - 1983 101' KNIGHT & CARVER Custom Trideck
Fort Lauderdale Florida United States
$749,999 USD

Yacht for sale is a 1983 KNIGHT & CARVER 101' "TORTUGA" Custom Trideck Motor Yacht in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

5 Staterooms/ 8 Heads + 2 Crew Cabins (for up to 8 crew)

This dramatically refitted, casual-luxury 101' Knight & Carver Custom Tri-Deck is an opportunity not to be missed! Three spacious decks and a whole host of dining, entertainment and adventure-related upgrades will provide you and your guests with an exceptional boating experience. More like a house that swims than a boat, Tortuga is truly a must-see for anyone in the market for a vacation home, live-aboard, or expedition or sport fishing yacht.

The ultra-wide beam (28 ft), full walk-around decks, 5 spacious guest staterooms accommodating 10-12 guests, and 3 huge entertainment decks provide the experience of a much larger yacht. Powered by twin Caterpillar 3412 engines, three generators, two watermakers, 5,400 capacity fuel tanks, and an incredible amount of storage makes her perfectly suited for short or long-range trips. All staterooms have large picture windows, en-suite bathrooms, and huge showers. The full-beam Master Suite features a King bed with 240-degree views and leads to a large private balcony with an L-shaped settee. The Bridge/Pilot House converts into a full-beam Captain’s Quarters and office, and a separate Crew Quarters with galley and dining area for 4-6 crew is located in the bow.

2020-2021 Refit & upgrades include:

  1. New and/or updated navigation, communication and propulsion-related electronics
  2. New throttle and shift control with remote control
  3. New full paint job- including topside, bottom, and engine room
  4. New diving and fishing platform featuring a filleting station and twin mahogany fighting chairs
  5. Dramatic extensions of the two upper entertainment decks, creating a shaded al fresco dining area on the lower aft deck
  6. A full 3rd galley & sushi bar in the newly enclosed flybridge
  7. New toy and watersports equipment storage space
  8. USCG certified MSD waste-treatment system
  9. Extensive cabinetry in the midship
  10. 3 chest freezers
  11. 2 fridge/freezers
  12. 2 refrigerators
  13. 6 wine coolers
  14. Commercial ice cream maker
  15. Conversion of twin berths to king or queen beds
  16. Converted Pilot House/captain’s quarters with California King Murphy Bed and full bath
  17. New hardware on drawers, doors, cabinets and closets
  18. New flooring and wall coverings
  19. New water heaters
  20. New washers and dryers
  21. Refill and recertification of all fire-suppression systems and equipment
  22. And much, much more!

Ready to Cruise!


*Amphibious ATV NOT INCLUDED in asking price of vessel. Owner will sell at additional cost.

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BUILT 1983
BEAM 28'
MAX SPEED 12 Knots
LOCATION Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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Top Deck with Additional Galley

  • Huge uncovered deck for dining and entertaining under the stars, sunbathing or yoga

  • Deck can hold and serve up to 40 people, with multiple seating configurations possible, for dining together as a large group or separately in smaller parties or couples

  • Dual-purpose flybridge with helm and built-in full-service galley (with Teppanyaki grill, 7 propane burners, 2 sinks, a refrigerator/freezer, a wine cooler, a microwave/convection oven, a plating/food preparation surface and color-changing LED lighting)

  • Sushi bar seating 4 guests, overlooking chef for cooking demonstrations

  • "Fitness” pole and performance or exercise space

  • 60’ fishing outriggers


  • Two Maxwell 24v windlasses
  • Deck space for tender, two jet skis, plus additional watercraft/toys
  • Huge storage compartment for fenders, watersports equipment, etc.
  • Anchors: 1 mail anchor with chain, 1 second anchor with chain
  • Crew quarters with high ceilings, up to 6 berths, a full granite galley, dining table, and bathroom with large shower, designed in the same style and with the same fittings as the guest accommodations

Lower Aft Deck

  • Covered Colonial style dining deck for up to 12 guests
  • Covered diving and fishing platform with twin fighting chairs
  • Custom tackle center
  • Large, comfortable stairwell leading to middle deck
  • Exterior storage closet for toys, equipment or supplies

Flybridge Station

  • NEW Yacht Controller steering system with wireless remote control
  • B&G Depth and Speed
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • ICOM VHF radios
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Radars and Chart plotters repeat to 2 Viewsonic C 6730 color monitors
  • NEW Veratron dual digital engine surveillance system for heat, RPM, pressures

Electronics and Helm

  • NEW Yacht Controller steering system with wireless remote control
  • Garmin GPSMAP® 743 Chart plotter
  • OceanLink 7" Dual Engine Displays
  • VHF antennas
  • Furuno main power supply board
  • Furuno filter board assembly
  • ICOM VHF radios
  • GPS antenna
  • NEW Pepwave wifi router with multiple access points
  • Jotron SART
  • Furuno GP-170, GPS Navigator
  • 2 ViewSonic Color Monitors
  • Wagner Steering Compass
  • B&G Depth and Speed
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • Furuno FCV295 color fish finder
  • Engine room cameras / Viewsonic interior monitoring system
  • NEW Veratron dual digital Engine surveillance system for heat, RPM, pressures

Main Salon

  • New restoration hardware wooden dining table with 10 dining chairs
  • Huge picture windows throughout
  • High-end, built-in surround sound speakers valued at $15,000
  • New LED lighting
  • New flooring
  • New ceiling
  • New wall covering
  • New sectional sofa
  • New coffee and end tables
  • Built-in custom cabinets
  • New hardware on all drawers, doors, cabinets and closets
  • Galley bar for cocktails and cooking demonstrations

Main Galley

  • Huge picture window
  • Granite countertops
  • New ceiling
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Sub-zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer
  • Frigidaire 4-burner stove w/ oven
  • Whirlpool dishwasher
  • Kenmore ELITE Trash compactor
  • Kenmore ELITE microwave
  • Two sinks
  • 2 new exhaust fans
  • Coffee bar
  • 5 wine coolers
  • Commercial ice cream maker
  • Kitchenaid ice maker

Master Stateroom

  • Private deck and entrance
  • Walkaround King bed
  • Giant picture windows throughout
  • New individual Air-conditioning
  • 24” TV and Blu-Ray player
  • Granite countertops
  • New flooring
  • Two vanities/built-in desks
  • Ample drawers and closet space
  • New hardware on all drawers, doors, cabinets and closets
  • En-suite bathroom with large shower
  • New fixtures & new exhaust fan in head

Middle Deck/ Private Master Deck

  • Spacious, private deck for Master Stateroom, with plenty of room for a jacuzzi and dining table
  • Deck is partially covered, with large areas both for shade and for sun
  • Huge deck space can double as a dance floor
  • Covered L-settee sofa and coffee table
  • Large, comfortable stairwell leading to top deck
  • Large storage locker for toys, equipment or supplies

Guest Stateroom (4)

  • 4 additional guest staterooms: 1 California King, 1 walkaround Queen, 2 Queen with single bunk above
  • Large picture windows in each stateroom
  • Large en-suite bathroom with generous shower in each stateroom
  • Air-conditioning in all
  • New exhaust fans in all heads

Additional Accommodations

  • The Bridge/Pilot House converts into a full-beam Captain’s Quarters and office.
  • The bridge/pilot house also has a full bath and California King Murphy bed.
  • Separate Crew Quarters with galley and dining area for 4-6 crew is located in the bow.

Crew Accommodations

  • Number of single berths: 2
  • Number of double berths: 3
  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Number of heads: 2


  • 3 Norpro 45kw generators/in sound shields
  • A/C power 2 100-amp lines of 240v running through power transformers
  • Acme 240v primary transformer
  • Overload protection – breakers at main load panel
  • Distribution – breaker equipped load panel for air-conditioning system, pump system and house systems
  • 10 Bilge pumps – (1 is 24v, 9 are 12v) on float switches – engine driven bilge pump system has ball valve and pickup using approved hose and clamps

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment

  • Twin inboard Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines
  • NEW Yacht Controller electric engine controls
  • 2 engine-driven steering pumps
  • 2 x 30,000 BTU 220v AC systems
  • 1 x 24,000 BTU 220v AC system
  • 1 x 15,000 BTU 220v AC system (2020)
  • 4 x 10,000 BTU 220v AC systems (1 is 2020)
  • 8 Freshwater 24v Headhunter marine heads
  • Coast Guard approved Ahead Sanitation Systems MSD system
  • 7 Battery Chargers, 20-30 Amp
  • 2 new GE 40-gallon water heaters (2020)
  • 3 Headhunter fresh water pumps
  • 2 220v circulation pump for AC system
  • 1 110v oil change pump
  • Eskimo 240v crushed ice system for freshly caught fish
  • Dive compressor
  • Commercial drip-less shaft seals
  • Michigan 4 blade bronze 42” x 36” propellers and 2 spare propellers
  • 2 S&K 50 gph water makers
  • Air-horn compressor
  • Hydraulic Naiad bow thruster
  • New LG clothes washer & dryer
  • New Miele clothes washer & dryer

Safety Equipment

  • 2 NEW Revere USCG-approved 10-person life rafts
  • 1 remote control 24v search lights
  • 20 Life Jackets
  • 6 dry chemical extinguishers
  • 22 fire extinguishers
  • Fixed air signal horns
  • 1 flare gun kit
  • 2 toss rings
  • 1 submersible bilge pump
  • Sea Vision underwater lights (bulbs to be replaced)


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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