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Taswell 43 Cutter

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 55hp, Yanmar 4JH-TE -4 Cylinder (1988)

Lake Union


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Extra Details

Designer Bill Dixon
Builder Ta Shing Yacht Yard - Taiwan
Lying Lake Union
Fuel capacity 80.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 USG Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 50.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 55hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4JH-TE -4 Cylinder (1988)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1918
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.3 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 5KVA
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick

The Yanmar 55 HP diesel has been apparently well maintained, as has the 5 KW Kohler Generator (with approximately 650 hours). All new AGM batteries (1000 Amp Hours) were installed in 2016. A 2900 watt sine wave inverter/charger is on board.

The 12 volt and 110 volt power panel is located in the aft end of the saloon. It is installed at eye level so breakers are easy to see. Other controls and gauges are in the same area.
The reverse cycle Air Conditioning unit supplies both Heat and Cooling.

Water maker is included but not on board. Specification's to follow.


Length 43'0"
Beam 13'6"
Draft Min 6'8"
Displacement 26,104.6lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage On marina


Cutter rigged Taswell Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1988)


Reefing mainsail North Sails - Slab (2015) Fully Battened, 3 Reefs
Headsail Rolly Tasker - Furling (2015)
Other sails Spinnaker (2015)
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This is a cutter rig with Harken roller furling on the jib and stay sail. All sails were new in 2015.
The asymmetrical spinnaker has a snuffer and deck bag.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

This vessel was constructed in the Ta Shing yard In Taiwan. Designed by Bill Dixon, it has a modified fin keel with a full skeg. All fiberglass was hand laid. The custom teak interior is in like-new condition. The oval cockpit is designed for off shore sailing.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify dimensions and capacities, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
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The interior is entered through the companionway and down a teak ladder into the saloon. Galley is to starboard with the nav station forward on starboard. The galley has marble counter tops and there is a large double sink located on centerline. The microwave is built in above the two separate refrigerator freezers. There are separate compressor units for the two refers. The compressors are both water and air cooled. The refrigerator has a separate lower access door. The U-shaped dinette is to port forward. The four AGM batteries are located under the dinette.

Access to the master stateroom is aft on the port side. The electric breaker panel is located at eye level on starboard as you move aft.

Engine access is through three doors, and the cabinet under the mirror in the stateroom opens. The generator set is located athwartships at the aft end of the engine space.

The master stateroom has a centerline queen berth and a separate head with shower stall.

Moving forward out of the saloon you move into the guest stateroom which has a Pullman berth. There is also a work bench opposite the berth with a vise.

Forward of the guest stateroom is the second head with sink. There is a wood cover for the toilet so that when not in use it becomes a storage shelf. Forward of the head area is a large storage area with shelves. The anchor chain locker is also accessed here.

On deck you find wide walkways on both sides and staples are mounted around the mast for sail handling. There are two large lazarette lockers located at the transom.
With double lifelines and teak decks it is easy to move on deck in heavy weather.

The domestic water heater is 12 gallons and is heated by dock side electric and generator plus engine.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
DVD tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

The electronics package includes :
-Furuno Radar
-AIS Transponder
-Nobeltec Navigation w/Samsung Model TA 350 Screen.
-Simrad Auto Pilot-Model AP28 W/remote
-Icom VHF-Model M604
-Garmin GPS-Model 176C
-SEA Single Side Band
-Depth Sounder-Raytheon Model ST60 in cockpit w/remote in Nav. Station
-Knot meter/Wind speed & Direction in cockpit -Model ST60 W/Remote in Nav. Station
-Alpine Stereo
-Flat Panel TV w/ Blueray Player

Deck Gear

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Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
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Bimini tick

4 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric Nielsen Maxwell-V2000 windlass
1 anchors
(66 Lb. Lewmar )
200'0" of chain
Monitor Windvane Self Steering windvane self-steering system
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
15hp outboard, Yamaha, Short shaft (unknown year)
There is a salt water wash down pump located at the anchor roller.
All Lewmar Winches are self tailing - 4 Halyard - 5 Sheet - 1 Reefing and 2 Gybe Preventers.
A Folding Teak table is in the cockpit.


The dinghy is stored on transom davits and the outboard in handled by a Forespar Nova Lift.

Also included is a Givens Offshore Life raft.

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
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Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

The life raft is a : Givens - Offshore

Broker's Comments

The Taswell 43 is a proven offshore design. This vessel has been sailed in the Puget Sound and through British Columbia waters for the past ten years. Its previous owner sailed it into the South Seas.

This model is included in a list of ten boats praised by Practical Sailor as top off shore sailing vessels. It is often compared with high-end European boats like Malo, Najad, Swan and Hallberg Rassy.

The cutter rig gives you a well-balanced sail plan. And with the furling staysail and triple reefed main it is well-balanced in heavy weather. Over all this vessel gives you a well-finished interior that's easy to live in, plus a great sailing boat in any kind of weather.

Maintenance and replacement of questionable parts has been extensive. Even the refrigeration / freezer systems have been replaced.

It's at our docks in Seattle. Give us a call and come aboard.

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

This Taswell 43 Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by Roger Drill 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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