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2012 Pilot Metalcraft Kingston Pilot Boat

Key West, Florida


The Kingston 36 can be used as a work boat, patrol boat, and in this case a Harbor Pilot Boat.  It is a fast, maneuverable, versatile, rugged and reliable emergency response vessel that is well- suited for a broad range of applications.

"Capt. Blinky is a USCG Documented Vessel powered by 2- Cummins QSL-9, 405hp engines pushing 292 Hamilton Jet Drives.  She has been meticulously maintained and is currently working as a Pilot Boat in Key West.


PIER ONE YACHT SALES is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Export Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Capt. Blinky
Make: Pilot
Model: Metalcraft Kingston Pilot Boat
Year: 2012
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Aluminum
Boat Hull ID: QME00545M12K
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 748.01 mi


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 39 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Range: 2'1 ft
Max Draft: 2 ft
Displacement: 22,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSL9
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 405hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 8030
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSL9
  • Drive Type: Jet
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 405hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 7466
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 810hp
Cruising Speed: 27 kn
Propeller RPM: 1950
Maximum Speed: 32 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 250 gal


Drive Type: Jet
Boat Class: Commercial Boats, Utility Boats, Jet Boats


"Capt Blinky" is a custom designed, welded aluminum twin diesel inboard jet powered commercial pilot vessel.  She has been used to transport pilots to incoming ships and to pick up pilots at sea off departing ships.  She was designed to run in comfort in all types of sea states.  Because of the nature of the work she was designed to perform, short term offshore personal ferry, she does not have accommodations, fresh water, or a head.  

"Capt Blinky" has been meticulously maintained and all 1000 hour services have been completed with receipts.  All equipment onboard is mechanically sound.  There are two items still onboard that are no longer used, a rudder indicator (which is useless on a jet boat) and the spotlight which was replaced with a light bar but is still mounted overhead.


Richie four-inch compass Garmin GPS map 5212 (2) GMR High- definition radar GXM51 SAT weather
GWS 10 wind indicator
GMS 10 network port expander Garmin AIS 600
2-Garmin 200 VHF radio Clarion AM/FM tuner/CD

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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