Sceptre 43 for sale | 43'0" | 1990 | 1x diesel 75hp | GRP Construction | Fin underwater profile | 6 sleeping berths | Boat REF# 102627
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|Fuel capacity||119.9 USG Total - 2 Tanks|
|Water capacity||159.9 USG Total - 2 Tanks|
|Holding tank capacity||30.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x diesel 75hp|
|Engine make and model||Yanmar 4JH4-TE (2007)|
|Engine Hours||engine1: <100|
|Prop(s)||20" 3 Blade Max-Prop|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||1.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||7 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||8.5 knots|
The Yanmar is brand new with less than 100 hours! The shaft was also replaced while the engine was out. The 20" 3-blade Max-Prop was sent back to the prop shop where it was overhauled and returned.
The boat has two battery banks consisting of 2-8D gel cells apiece. One set is dedicated to the inverter/windlass and the other is the start/house bank -- this set was new in 2009. They are both charged by two engine-driven alternators of 150 amp and 70 amp capacity. This is all controlled by the Trace inverter/charger system. She also has a pole mounted KISS wind generator currently not installed for local cruising.
Cutter rigged Custom Yachtech Aluminium spars (1992) with Rod standing rigging (1992)
|Reefing mainsail||North - Inmast (1992)|
|Headsail||- Furling (1992)|
|Other sails||staysail (unknown year)|
The double-spreader mast and rod rigging were custom made for Sceptre by Yachttech, Canada. The mast was stripped, checked and repainted during the 2006 refit. The in-mast roller furling main is by North Sails, as are the 135% furling genoa and the hank on staysail. These sails were also sent back to North Sail's loft during the refit where they were cleaned, repaired or recut as needed, and pronounced ready for many more years of offshore cruising!
The boat features a complement of nine over-sized self tailing Lewmar winches including massive Lewmar 56 sheet winches. All lines are led aft from the mast though Lewmar spinlock line stoppers to four winches mounted on the coachroof. This allows all normal sail trim to be adjusted from the safety of the cockpit, protected behind the laminated tempered glass windscreen and dodger. The cutter rig features a highfield lever on the inner forestay to allow storage at the mast until needed. The standing rigging was designed with permanent "running backstays" to take the load on the rig when the storm staysail is in use.
12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power
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Designed to handle the demands of high latitude oceans, this proven passage maker is heavily built. The full skeg hung rudder, solid fiberglass hull, adequate freeboard, high bridge deck and fast draining cockpit are just some of the many design features that demonstrate her offshore pedigree. With an 8700 pound fin and a D/L ratio of 206 she is plenty stiff but still capable of routine 150 NM days! In Fact the previous owners saw 180 miles on more than a few occasions!
|Total # of berths||6|
|No. of double berths||3|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
|Manual water system|
|Pressurised water system|
Leaving the cockpit through the wide companionway, you descend three steps to the salon. You are immediately struck by the amount of light admitted by the wrap-around windows. You realize at once that this is ABSOLUTELY NOT" a typical "hole in the water" sailboat main cabin.
To port is the large U-shaped galley. Designed to support long-distance passage making and extended live-aboard time, this galley has tremendous amounts of storage. It features a large Novacool refrigerator/freezer, 3-burner Force 10 stove/oven, and a double sink with both fresh and salt water foot pumps to supplement the pressure water system.
To starboard is the large self-draining hanging wet locker and the entrance to the aft guest cabin, which features a double berth, chest of drawers and a hanging locker. This cabin also doubles as a superb underway sea berth for the off watch crew!
Looking forward at the bright and airy main salon reveals the true genius behind this boat -- her designer Hein Driehuyzen. To starboard lies a raised settee with seating for 6. It's positioned high enough to allow even "vertically-challenged" crew members to enjoy the outside view. This settee also converts to an extra double berth and has many built-in storage compartments.
To port lies the nerve center of this wonderful yacht. Dual leather captain's chairs swivel to face the large nav station and electronics suite. The forward nav/helm seat also raises to allow the helmsman to comfortably helm the boat from her inside steering station. This is a wonderful and safe feature when motoring in inclement weather.
One step down and continuing forward brings you to the owner's suite. To starboard is the spacious head with its large separate shower compartment. Across the passageway is a 6 foot wall of hanging lockers and built-in drawers, a liveaboard's dream. Forward from here takes you to the queen berth with more hanging lockers and built-in seating.
The entire interior gleams with exquisite teak joinery and makes you feel like you are surrounded by fine sea-going furniture!
( the original esdpar heater has been removed with the intent of putting in a new unit.. The ducting and fuel/exhaust components are in place.correction made 03/05/10
3 burner propane Stove
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|VHF DSC radio|
She features all the required nav gear for blue water sailing including SSB, GPS, VHF with DSC, radar and autopilot. All the gear is in good condition but somewhat dated. If you have money to burn she could benefit from a combined radar/chartplotter at the cockpit helm but she has logged many thousands of safe offshore miles with her present nav suite.( The Hf radio allows the use of a computer to download weather maps but she does not have a separate stand alone weather fax. correction added 03/05/10)
3 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric Quick windlass
(CQR and Fortress)
250'0" of chain
300'0" of rode
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
There were custom chocks installed to securely carry the RIB on the spacious foredeck. The new heavily-built dodger mates perfectly with the thick tempered glass windshield to provide the protection of a hard dog house dodger for the crew. Heavy stainless handrails are incorporated for security when going forward in a seaway.
The sugar scoop transom and quick-attach boarding ladder makes recovering a MOB with the included Lifesling that much easier.( the aft bimini frame is in place and a zipper is installed on the custom dodger to accept the fabric bimini tp but the actual fabric needs to be fabricated.correction added 03/05/10)
4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)
The ultimate safety of this boat is in its design and construction. Having said that, she does come with a life raft (needs inspection/repacking) and a fully found ditch bag just in case!