The 42 is a terrific sea boat and I imagine the 43 by Holland would be similar. When we purchased the 42 the Nautor operative of Nautor Swan Benelux said he felt the fore triangle was a bit large for two people on the 43.
I think the 43 has a single cockpit
which makes life easier when doing quick tacks short handed than the 42 which has two cockpits. It means you can only operate one person per cockpit
, IE no help with tailing etc. Not really a problem long range with autopilot
or wind vane
The large bridge deck
makes for unprotected sailing at times for crew on watch.
Bigger dodgers can be fitted but they produce a crap look.
All in all a few details to think about but a great sail in any conditions. Do get the hull
carefully checked for damp, some are very dry others not so good. If wet don't buy, period.