Launch the Kanaloa

"In 2012, a 55' custom Catamaran sailboat washed ashore on Seabright State Beach, in Santa Cruz, California. This beautiful ship had fallen into disrepair and was now nearly destroyed. As a sailor and boatsman, I could envision a brighter future for her. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to salvage this vessel, and am working hard to restore this boat, which I've named the Kanaloa, so that I can share the inspiration of wonder of the ocean with the community." - Deyess Payne

Our Vision

Once restored and launched, the Kanaloa will provide passengers the opportunity to experience the wonder and magic of the sea. It's size, stability, and capacity to sleep 12 people overnight make a variety of sea-faring activities possible, including: wildlife sails in the Monterey Bay, community music and dining events, ocean clean-ups and citizen science, surf and dive adventures, expeditions to local California island spots, and longer sea voyages to Hawaii, Mexico, and Alaska. 

Watch this video  to learn the story and vision of the Kanaloa and sailor and boatsman Deyess Payne

To date - Restoration projects completed:

Over the past six years,  all the major repairs have been accomplished to the highest standards including building new keels, rudders, chain-plate blocks, rebuilding the mast step, new windows and frames, anchor lockers, build of chain plate block, rebuild of house ports, building of scaffolding and tenting, floor repair, sanding of hulls, apoxy barrier coats, forepeak hull restoration, rebuild of transom, repair of rotting wood - exterior and interior, and more!

Getting to the FINISH LINE!

Your support and investment will help to complete the final projects to launch the Kanaloa!

Labor:                                         $5,000

Rigging:                                     $5,000

Windless:                                 $3,500

Batteries/electronics:     $3,000

Insurance:                              $3,000

Hatches:                                 $2,500

Windows:                             $2,000

Survey:                                  $1,500

Crane fee:                              $950

Paint:                                       $500

Gas:                                         $750

Visit us at the links below to learn much more about the Kanaloa, the vision for its use, and what's been accomplished! 

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 The "Dolphin Saver", pictured above, is my invention to lift fiberglass while I was rebuilding the keels. These innovations enabled me to complete the work upsidedown.

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Dick King 
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
  • Daniel Pepper 
    • $84 
    • 41 mos
  • Harry Cominos 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
    • $40 
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Deyess Kanaloa 
Alston Park, CA
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