M/V Kaos

M/V Kaos

Kaos is a 1994 Symbol 55 Pilothouse Motor Yacht. She became part of our family in January 2022 and we ended up selling her in December 2023.

She has a large cockpit, stand up engine room, salon with galley, pilothouse with seating area, an expansive flybridge, v-berth master with en-suite shower and head, as well as two guest berths and guest shower and head.

She has twin Caterpillar 3208TA 435 HP main engines, a Kohler 13.5 kW generator, Victron LiFePO4 power system, Wesmar stabilzers and bowthruster with remote, Webasto diesel fired heating system, oil change system and dripless shaft seals. In addition, she has an 800 gallon per day watermaker, Sonos sound system throughout, updated toilets, new LED lighting, new ground tackle, and new 4 blade props.

General Specifications

LOA: 58'
Beam: 16' 9"
Draft: 5'
Bridge Clearance: 26'
Maximum Speed: 21 Knots
Cruise Speed: 10 Knots

Fuel Tank: 756 Gallons
Fresh Water: 220 Gallons
Holding Tank: 95 Gallons

Major Upgrades and Projects

  • Entirely new power system with 1000 amp hours of 24 volt LiFePO4 batteries, 10,000 watt inverter system, advanced monitoring and more - read more at Victron LiFePO4 power system
  • New LED lighting throughout both inside and out
  • New electronics including ultrasonic wind, tank monitoring, and AIS
  • New Dometic MasterFlush heads
  • New fresh water system including high volume dual filters, Headhunter AC water pump, and pressure regulating system
  • New 4 blade props and Commercial PSS Shaft Seals
  • Bottom painted and metal epoxied in late 2022
  • New 120 pound Rocna Vulcan anchor and 400' of chain
  • New Sonos sound system throughout the boat with 12 new speakers and 1000 watts of power


Kaos offers an owners stateroom forward with an island queen size berth and ensuite head with enclosed shower, a guest stateroom to port with a queen size berth and a guest stateroom to starboard with over/under berths. The guest head with enclosed shower is starboard forward.

Cockpit & Swim Step

The swim step has three big staples, all removable, and plenty of space to get on and off. There are lots of grab rails everywhere, and a big door into the cockpit. The cockpit itself has lots of room and there are two lazarette hatches with tons of storage. There are molded-in steps to each side deck, a sliding aluminum & glass door to the salon, stainless steel & teak ladder to the flybridge, lifting hatch to the engine room, 3/4 hardtop, folding teak table with two chairs, teak cap rails, flood lights, storage cabinets, and a wet bar port forward.


The salon offers L-shaped seating/storage with hi/lo folding teak table to starboard, a lounge chair and teak table to port, entertainment center forward, aluminum and glass sliding door and curtains aft, carpet, book shelf and opening side windows with blinds.


The galley is port forward in the salon.

  • KitchenAid Superba full-size, residential, stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with ice/water dispenser
  • Kenyon 2-burner electric cooktop
  • GE Profile convection/microwave oven
  • Breville toaster oven
  • Badger garbage disposal
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Storage cabinets and drawers
  • Teak & holly sole

Salon Stairway to Staterooms

Owners Stateroom

The owners stateroom is forward and offers an island queen size berth, mirrored headboard, overhead hatch, 2 portlights, nightstands, reading lights, carpet, hanging locker, storage drawers and cabinets, full-length mirror and an ensuite head with an enclosed shower.

Port Guest Stateroom

The port guest stateroom offers a queen size berth, nightstand, shelf, portlight, hanging locker, storage drawer and cabinet, carpet and a full-length mirror.

The guest head with enclosed shower is starboard forward.

Starboard Guest Stateroom

The starboard guest stateroom offers over/under bunks, carpet, hanging locker, storage drawers and cabinet, nightstand and a full-length mirror.

The guest head with enclosed shower is starboard forward.


Splendide 2100XC washer/dryer with vented dryer in starboard guest stateroom


The raised pilothouse offers a full helm with storage underneath forward, side deck access door to starboard, steps to the flybridge aft, L-shaped seating with storage and hi/lo table to port, opening port side window, windshield covers, teak & holly sole and helm and mate seats.

There is fantastic visibility from the pilothouse forwards, as well as aft via the open plan area.


The flybridge offers a bimini, full Eisenglass enclosure, radar arch, full helm forward with storage underneath, non-skid deck, benchseat/storage to port, starboard and aft, control station starboard aft, stainless steel & glass sliding hatch starboard forward to the pilothouse and a wetbar.

Audio/Visual Equipment

  • Four 200 watt (1000 watts total) Sonos AMPs and a Sonos subwoofer for different areas: salon, pilot house, below decks, outdoors (new 2022)
  • 12 new speakers throughout the boat tied in to Sonos system (new 2022)
  • AOC 20" TV in owners stateroom with Roku


  • Starlink Roam dish mounted in custom mount on top of radar arch
  • Ethernet switches in flybridge and pilot house connect Starlink to navigation & monitoring systems
  • Pilot house includes:
    • Garmin 5212 multi-function display tied into Garmin 24xHD radar on arch
    • Furuno FI-70 display showing engine stats, compass, and wind (new 2022)
    • Maretron DSM410 display showing tank levels, temperatures, and more (new 2022)
    • Garmin GMI-10 for wind, depth, speed, etc.
    • Simrad AP48 autopilot controller
    • Simrad NAC-3 autopilot computer
    • ICOM M510 VHF radio (new 2023)
  • Flybridge includes:
    • Garmin 5208 multi-function display tied into pilot house Garmin MFD and Garmin 24xHD radar
    • Furuno FI-70 display
    • Garmin GMI-10 for wind, depth, speed, etc.
    • Standard Horizon GX2400 radio (new 2022)
    • Simrad AP48 autopilot controller
  • Simrad autopilot on the flybridge and at the lower helm including a NAC-3 pilot controller, rudder feedback sensor, AP48 controllers, and a Precision-9 compass
  • Maretron sensors for bilge high water and temperatures in multiple locations (new 2021)
  • Airmar DT200 depth / temp sensor
  • Airmar WX220 wind/humidity/temp sensor (new 2022)
  • em-trak Class B+ AIS transponder (new 2022)
  • New windshield wiper controllers with delay and water control (new 2023)
  • Simplified / new switching for anchor windlass and navigation / anchor light controls (new 2023)
  • LED navigation and anchor lights (new in 2022)
  • Seaview radar and instrument arch with updated anchor light system (new in 2022)
  • Danforth Constellation magnetic compass on the flybridge
  • Intercom system
  • Epson multi function printer in the pilothouse
  • Victory clock and barometer in the pilothouse

Electrical System

  • Kohler 13.5 CCOZ 13.5 kW generator in lazarette with approximately 3500 hours
  • Victron LiFePO4 24 volt, 1000 amp hour energy system with 10,000W of inverter capacity
    • 2x Victron Quattro 24 volt, 5000W inverters
    • 5x Victron 200 amp hour, 24 volt LiFePo4 batteries for a total of 1000 amp hours
    • 3x Victron Orion-Tr Smart DC-DC chargers for start batteries, generator battery, and thruster batteries
    • Victron Cerbo control system with 7" touch display in pilot house
    • 3x Victron 70 amp (210 amps total) DC-DC converters for 12 volt house loads - converts 24v from house bank to 12v systems
    • 2x Victron Lynx Bus systems - one for 12v and one for 24v - includes inverters, batteries, large DC loads and more.
    • 90 amp 24v alternator on starboard engine for underway charging
  • 50 amp Smart Plug shore power cords with extensions
  • 110 vac outlet in the cockpit
  • 4x 12 volt Group 31 engine start batteries (2018)
  • 2x 12 volt batteries for the 24 volt bow thruster (2018)
  • Guest and Blue Sea battery switches for engines and generator
  • 4D generator start battery

Engine/Mechanical Equipment

  • Twin Caterpillar 3208TA 435 HP main engines with approximately 3090 hours
  • Twin Disc MG507-A1 gearboxes
  • Actisense EMU-1 Engine Monitoring Unit installed in pilot house provides digital gauges on multiple instruments in both the pilot house and flybridge for all engine functions including RPM, oil pressure, coolant temperature, transmission pressure, and exhaust gas temperature (new 2023)
  • LED lighting throughout engine room (new 2022)
  • Hynautic engine controls
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • PYI commercial version dripless shaft seals (new 2021)
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering system
  • Fuel manifold
  • Racor 1000FG fuel filter with vacuum gauge for each main engine
  • Racor 500FG fuel filter for the generator
  • Reverso oil change system connected to both main engines, transmissions, and generator
  • Wesmar stabilizer system (serviced 2020)
  • Wesmar bow thruster with control stations at pilot house and flybridge
  • Wireless bow thruster controls (new 2022)
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • New 4 blade props in 2021
  • New bottom paint and metal epoxy in 2022
  • Spurs line cutters
  • Webasto hydronic diesel fired heating system with upgraded thermostats (new in 2020) in every room
  • New dedicated Victron Phoenix inverter and Grundfos continuous duty AC circulation pump for hydronic system (new 2022)
  • Therma-Fox tankless water heater connected to Webasto hydronic system for instant hot water while at anchor
  • Fresh water system including high volume dual filters, Headhunter AC water pump, and pressure regulating system
  • Marine Air Systems reverse cycle air conditioning/heating system in pilot house and owners berth (pilot house new in 2022)
  • FCI Dolphin 800 GPD water maker
  • Seaward stainless steel 11 gallon water heater
  • Water and waste tank level monitor system tied into Maretron display
  • Dometic MasterFlush heads (new 2021)
  • Workbench in the engine room
  • Significant spare parts inventory for engines, generator, etc.

Deck Equipment

  • Aere fenders with custom leather hanging cleats (new 2021)
  • Maxwell 2200 anchor windlass with foot controls (electric motor replaced 2023)
  • Maxwell AA150 anchor rode counter at the lower helm
  • Rocna Vulcan 120 pound anchor with 400' of 3/8" G4 anchor chain (new 2021)
  • Stainless steel rails
  • Stainless steel fender racks
  • Stainless steel deck hardware
  • Raw water washdown forward
  • Fresh water washdown aft with dedicated pump
  • Dock water connection
  • Non skid decks
  • Fiberglass swim platform
  • Stainless steel staples on the swim platform
  • Storage cabinet on each side of the swim platform
  • Hot/cold shower on one side of the swim platform
  • Stainless steel & teak swim ladder


  • Apex A-12 RIB 12' tender with a Simrad multi-function display
  • JBL PRV-175 stereo (new speakers 2022)
  • Nissan 25 HP 4 stroke outboard
  • New starting battery and charging system (2023)
  • Brower Systems 650 LB davit (new controls in 2023)

Safety and Fire Protection

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - new in 2023 and networked throughout boat
  • Rule bilge pumps
  • Whale manual bilge pump
  • Bilge high water alarm
  • Jabsco searchlight
  • Grover Products horns

The headroom in the cockpit is 8'7", 6'3" in the salon, 6'5" in the pilothouse, 6'9" in the master stateroom, 6'6" in the master stateroom shower, 6'4" in both guest staterooms and 6'5" in the guest shower. The master stateroom berth is 6'9" long, the port guest stateroom berth is 6'5" long and the starboard guest stateroom berths are 6'6" long.

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