Name: Kardamena
Model: Custom
Length: 57' 0" (17m)
Beam: 17' 0" (5.18m)
Year Built / Refit: 2009
Speed: 16 / 20
Staterooms: 3
Flag: United Kingdom
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Still in her original Ownership, and with a recent price reduction from £950,000 this 2009 57 by Aquastar combines supreme sea-keeping on a well-balanced, generously-keeled, semi-displacement hull. With two good-sized double cabins and a third twin guest cabin, she can be handled by a couple, yet cruised by a family and friends. Her large flybridge deck has the benefit of the interior access stair, and using the bathing platform for tender stowage both maximizes deck area and reduces weight aloft.

The Aquastar 57’s shape promotes comfortable longer-distance passage – making, with the capacity to carry higher reserves of fuel and general loads, with none of the harder, slamming action of a full-planing hull section. Thus such craft are the choice of the serious, cruising motor-yachter, and allow progress to be made in comfort even when the seas have picked up. To counteract beam roll, KARDAMENA is fitted with zero- speed operating fin stabilization, to keep your lunch put at anchor. She has upgraded ABT hydraulic thrusters for improved handling in close confines, and the windlass has also been upgraded to hydraulic operation to improve ease of setting and weighing.


Communications Equipment

• raymarine 240e dsc vhf.
• raymarine lifetag man overboard system with 6 pendants.
• ιridium phone cable, with maritime terminal and aerial.
• kvh m5 satellite tv antenna with rsm modem for remote
• european decoders with feeds to master and forward cabi

Electrical Equipment

Voltage Systems

  • 24V ships battery systems with 12V droppers/converters.
  • 220V ring main with shore power (2 supplies).
  • Primary DC link box with HRC fuse links for all high capacity DC circuits and incorporating shunt and voltage take off to panel incorporating maintained supplies for bilge pumps etc.
  • DC control and distribution panel compromising: combined digital voltmeter, ammeter and A/HR meter for service battery with switchable voltage readout for starter batteries; magnetic circuit breakers.
  • Manuel switch panel for navigation and critical systems.

Battery Banks

  • Mastervolt AGM batteries.
  • 24V 400AH deep cycle service battery system.
  • 24V port and starboard starter battery systems for main engines.
  • Diode isolator for generator start batteries.
  • Remote emergency start battery crossover.
  • Heavy duty battery isolater switches.

Battery Chargers

  • 24V 50A advanced battery charger for main battery with remote voltage sensing.
  • Mastervolt battery charger 24/60-3.
  • Mastervolt charger/inverter.
  • Mastervolt combi easy display.
  • 2 x 16A isolating transformers.


  • Alternators mounted to both engines.


  • Onan 50HZ Generator.
  • Exhaust / Water seperator.

Shore Power

  • Shore inlets to aft cockpit, with shore power cable.

Other Electrical

  • Combination washer / dryer to lazarette.
  • Cameras linked to E-120 screens.


Engine room

Engine & Gearboxes

• 2 x caterpillar 865hp c15 acert diesel engines.
• Stainless steel exhaust elbows.
• Underwater main engine exhaust.
• Dual fuel filters for main engines; separ fuel filter audible alarm units.
• Main engine sea strainers.
• Caterpillar mpd digital engine monitoring displays.
• Mathers micro-commander single lever controls – with trolling valves for low speed operation.
• 2 x twin disc mgx-5114a marine transmissions.
• Cruising speed: 14-18 knots approx (loaded).
• Max speed: 21 knots approx.
• Fuel-polishing system.
• Fuel manifold for engines and generator fuel supply and return.


  • Electronic engine controls and colour instruments.
  • Two E-120 raymarine screens linked to HD open array raymarine radar scanner.
  • raymarine a65 stab-alone back-up plotter.
    • raytheon dsc vhf radio.
    • raytheon auto pilot with rudder angle indicator.
    • raytheon digital depth and speed displays.
    • wind speed / director indicator.
    • compass.
    • spotlight controls.



  • Total capacity of 5450lts in keel tank and 2 wing tanks made in marine-grade aluminium and GRP.
  • Fuel fills port and starboard.
  • Tank Monitoring.

Fresh Water

  • Total capacity of 1000 lts.
  • Tank monitoring.

Holding Tanks

  • 2 blackwater holding tanks in GRP with deck and macerator pumpouts.



Fly Bridge

• 2 x raymarine e-120 colour multifunction navigation displays.
• Raymarine autopilot head.
• 2 x raymarine graphic multi display instruments.


Forward Cabin

• designer bedspread.
• king size walk around bed.
• cedar lined hanging lockers.
• built in drawer storage.
• 2 x opening port-lights with screens.
• luxury carpet.

Forward Starboard Heads

• varnished teak cabinetry and lockers.
• corian worktop with inset basin and mixer tap.
• dressing mirror.
• powered ventilator and opening port-light.
• towel rail and grab-rails, with full wc fixtures, and heated
 towel rail.
• vacu-flushing wc.
• separate shower stall, drain and fixed shower head with
 thermostatic mixer.

Port Guest Twin Cabin

• 2 x singles berth.
• designer spreads.
• built in storage.
• cedar lined hanging locker.
• opening port light
• privacy blind.
• custom desk with storage and pouffe.

Owner’s Cabin

• designer spread
• kingsize walk around bed.
• cedar lined hanging lockers.
• built in drawer storage.
• 2 x opening port-lights with screens.
• privacy curtains.
• luxury carpet.
• custom desk with storage and pouffe.

Owner’s En-Suite Heads

• corian countertop with basin.
• shower door.
• mirrored vanity with storage.
• powered ventilation.
• opening port-light; privacy blind.

Main Saloon Lounge

• custom leather sofa (this converts to an occasional
 double berth – with blackout curtains for windows).
• folding occasional / dining table.
• stainless steel framed sliding door to aft deck.
• windows, tinted, tempered glass.
• custom window coverings.
• storage cabinets & storage under settee.
• entertainment centre.
• 8 x place settings & glassware.


• set to port side at helm level.
• u-shaped layout with combination oven at eye level, and one
 opening window.
• full teak cabinetry.
• full set of kitchen appliances.


• access to engine room via watertight bulkhead door.


Deck Equipment

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction

• A glass reinforced plastic moulding constructed to lloyds register of shipping recommendations and a modern lloyds approved moulding factory using the latest isophthalic gelcoat, woven cloth reinforcing and balsa cored topsides for extra stiffness and insulation.
• Stringers, water tanks, main bulkheads and engine settings are moulded to the hull; 3 x water tight bulkheads.
• White gelcoat to hull, topsides and superstructure – underwater hull epoxy coated in 2011.
• Bulwark surrounding decks.
• Walk around side decks.
• Non-slip decks.
• Transom-bathing platform.
• Teak laid side decks, fore deck and flybridge.
• Fully opening teak doors to aft saloon bulkhead.

Propulsion and Steering

• Power-assisted hydraulic steering.
• 5-blade bronze propellers.
• 2½” propeller shafts.
• Dripless shaft seals.
• R&D couplings.
• Trac hydraulic stabilisers (plus powerpack for stabilisation at rest).
• Side power hydraulic bow and stern thrusters with propotionate controls.
• Thruster and engine remote controls.
• Electro-hydraulic trims tabs, with controls to both helms.
• Rope cutters.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System

• Pressurised 24v DC water system.
• Fresh water outlet in engine room.
• Water heater with engine coolant heater exchanger.
• Seacocks on all underwater through hull fittings.
• Additional ac standby fresh water pump.
• Water filters to galley and ice maker supplies.

• HRO seafari 700/1 watermaker with autoflushing system.

Bilge Pumps
• The craft is divided into 3 x watertight compartments; chain locker, machinery space and the aft-hold.
• The forepeak drains overboard.
• The machinery space and aft hold is fitted with 5 electric bilge pumps.
• 2 automatic bilge pumps with float switches in forward bilge.

Grey & Black Water
• 2 x blackwater holding tanks in grp with deck and macerator pump-outs.