Most enjoyable sailing boat
I've ever been on. We have literally set the sails
and sat there and watched her sail herself without touching the helm
Built to high tech standards (hull includes kevlar and stringers) for offshore work
well in all points and weather
. Almost 20% have circumnavigated (and although swift boats, they took 13 & 18 years).
Below this S43 is the most comfortable and cruiser friendly. Queen aft cabin
, lots of ventilation, safe three step ladder, convertible dinette, big pilot berths, elec head
, separate shower
w/seat, small workshop and v. Wet and dry storage
for months at sea. Improved dodger. Custom cut out transom for simple boarding, dinghy
, mobs. Small cockpit
for ocean standards, however we've had 9 for sundowners and snacks. Plus, the seats fold down where two can sleep on the teak
cockpit sole. Hard bimini
(which hangs a hammock chair nicely) with canvas
to the dodger. Flush deck
for two dinghies, or 11-12' dinghy
and sups. Cutter
rigged. 43' loa
, 13.3" beam, 7.5" draft
, max prop. Hauling out soon for bottom paint
and replace cutlass. She's been all over the SoPac.
175nm days, 200 have been done. Excellent blog of sistership cruising for over 20 years documents just how much of a rare gem these most successful of IOR era boats they are.
A few vids here: https://youtu.be/P7-NJ5KeMn4