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Schucker 430 Pilothouse Motorsailer

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Boat REF# 121200
Sold / Unavailable
Length 43'0"
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 50hp, Perkins (1979)
Lying Hood Canal, Washington


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Extra Details

Designer James L. Schucker
Builder Schucker
Lying Hood Canal, Washington
Fuel capacity 200.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 18.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Perkins (1979)
Engine Hours engine1:   3000
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) New
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Fuel consumption (approx) 0.7 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 7.5KVA
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There is a Kohler 7.5KW gas powered generator that works, but has been disconnected by the current owner.

All wiring was professionally redone.

Xantrex 1750 Inverter, 2 8-D gel-cell and 3 group 27, Link 10 battery Monitor.


Length 43'0"
LWL 33'4"
Beam 14'0"
Draft Max 3'2"
Airdraft 46'0"
Displacement 33,000.0lbs
Headroom 6'3"
Storage In water


Sloop rigged Other spars (1979) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Other (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

External roller furling main and roller furling jib professionally installed a few years ago. The sails are in good condition.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Full keel, shoal draft 3'2".

Fold-down fiberglass mast perfect for the Great Loop or other routes where bridges are impediments. The Schucker 430, 436, and 437 have identical hulls, but different layouts.

The Schucker 430 has a good sized cockpit and wide walkarounds for easy access to the foredeck. The pilothouse has doors on the port and starboard side, plus the aft door into the cockpit. Overall, the exterior appears very well kept.

New bottom paint and exterior wax September 2014.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units rated at 16000 BTU/h
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
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Six ways to heat the boat - two reverse cycle units, diesel Dickinson Newport Heater in pilothouse, Force 10 propane in saloon, two Red Dot heaters.

The pilothouse has opposing bench seating - the starboard side converts to a double bed. There is a fixed helm seat to starboard and a chart table to port. Down and forward of the pilothouse is the main cabin. The U-shaped galley is to starboard composed of a propane cooktop, AC refrigerator, 12V Adler-Barbour built-in top loading fridge/freezer,
custom dual stainless sink with solar vent above. Opposite the galley is a large hanging locker, storage, and bench seating. The master berth is a convertible dinette on the starboard side of the main cabin. The head and shower stall are in the forepeak.

This spacious layout and bright pilothouse are great features for sailors that want to live-aboard.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Garmin 3206 Radar/GPS/Chartplotter with Radar Overlay, Adler-Barbour 3000 Autopilot with remote (recently rebuilt), Icom VHF ICM56, Tack Tick Wind Speed Meter, Rudder Angle Indicator, Horizon Depth/Speed/Distance, Stereo AM/FM/CD with MP3 plug.

Deck Gear

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Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
250'0" of chain
The bottom was recently peeled with a new epoxy layer and bottom paint applied. Custom dinghy davit installed on the stern. Fixed stainless boarding ladder off stern and custom folding boarding steps amidships.

The dinghy shown in some photos is not included in the sale.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

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Pearl Has 6 Heaters and 2 air conditioners. Extremely large pilot house with very large windows and 360 degree view. Perfect live aboard or long distance cruiser. With 5 solar panel and a water maker it could live on a hook indefinitely.

The owner has invested over $80,000 on upgrades and maintenance in the last 6 years - this is an excellent opportunity to purchase a well-outfitted, turnkey pilothouse motorsailer at a great price.

This Schucker 430 Motorsailer is ideal for long range cruising or living aboard. The enclosed pilothouse with diesel heat allows for all season Northwest cruising or sailing without the need for foul weather gear. The pilothouse has a nice settee and opposing couches - a great spot for dining with excellent views through the large pilothouse windows. The comfortable main cabin has a large galley, bench seating, queen sized berth and head with shower stall. Veteran boaters will appreciate the spaciousness and accessibility of the engine room. This fuel efficient motorsailer burns only 3/4 gallon per hour at 6 knots, so you can go further for less. Overall, this Schucker 430 appears to have been very well maintained. With its recent improvements, nice equipment list, and thoughtful layout this pilothouse motor sailor is an excellent value.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Schucker 430 Pilothouse Motorsailer has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott Helker of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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