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Gunfleet 43

A remarkable boat, combining sparkling performance with an astonishingly spacious interior, the Gunfleet 43 is rewarding to sail in all weathers, being light on the helm yet positive. Her non-overlapping high aspect headsail provides excellent pointing ability and she is quick and easy to tack. Fast to accelerate, she gets into the groove quickly with hull speeds that defy her size and displacement. Above all, she feels comfortable and secure under sail and will take long passages in her stride without tiring her crew.

Perfect for short-handed sailing

The cockpit and deck layout have been perfectly designed for easy, short-handed sailing, with sheets and traveller all within reach of the helmsman. There is excellent visibility from behind the ‘Flightdeck’ helm and the 43 provides a dry, comfortable ride. A unique feature is her flush aft deck, immediately behind the centre cockpit, effectively doubling the leisure space in warmer climes and perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.

Centreboard and twin rudders as standard

The Gunfleet 43 has a shoal draft, centerboard keel, giving a draft of approximately 1.38m (4’6”) board up to 2.70m (8’10”) board down, without compromising the yacht’s interior layout in any way. A fixed keel version is available as an option. Twin rudders give an unbelievable degree of balance and control.

Spacious and luxurious accommodation

The 43 features a spacious, light and airy saloon with centreline table, bar area and two settees, which double as seaberths. The galley is practical and a joy to use with abundant stowage in soft-close drawers, integrated GN Espace cooker, a ‘water station’ sink and stainless steel front-opening fridge/freezer. The real wow factor has to be the owner’s cabin, which offers the sort of space you would normally only expect to find on a yacht over 50 feet. Beautifully appointed, it features a superb en-suite, a desk and seating area. Forward is a second en-suite guest cabin making the standard layout perfect for a couple wishing to spend extended time aboard, joined occasionally by friends or family.




Boat Details
Hull Material Composite   
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Dimensions

DATA & DIMENSIONS (approximate)

Length Overall13.43m (44' 1")
Length of Hull12.88m (42' 3")
Length of Waterline11.62m (38' 2")
Beam4.07m (13' 4")
  
Draft 
Centre boarder up1.38m (4' 6")
Centre board down2.70m (8'10")
  
Displacement13,220kg (29,145 lbs)
Water460 litres (100 gallons)
Fuel460 litres (100 gallons)
  
EngineVolvo D2 55 hp (4kW)
  
Sail Area 
Mainsail (fully battened)48sq m (517 sq m)
Jib (furling 113%)39 sq m (420 sq m)
  
Air Draft19.22 m (36'1")
(excl. optional lights and aerials)


An optional fixed keel version with a draft of approximately
2.1 m (6’ 9”) is available – details on request.

NB
Displacement and draft are quoted in typical cruising
trim for the standard yacht with half filled tanks.

Standard Features

MOULDINGS

• EURCD Design Category ‘A’ Ocean
• White gel coat
• Composite engineering by High Modulus

HULL

• Stainless steel bowsprit
• Cove line and single boot top
• Balsa cored topsides
• Solid laminate below waterline with Kevlar reinforcements
• Carbon reinforced GRP structural grid
• Epoxy undercoat and antifoul

DECK

• Deck edge with teak toerail
• Aft deck sun-bathing area
• Balsa core to flat areas
• Transom platform and boarding ladder
• Laid teak deck comprising anchor locker lid, ring deck, cockpit floor, cockpit seats, helm seat, aft deck, lazarette lid, transom platform and gas locker lid
• Large aft lazarette locker
• Large forward chain/storage locker

KEEL

• Lead ballast keel
• Stainless steel keel bolts
• Cast iron centreboard
• Lifting Mechanism with powered hydraulic ram operated from helm

RUDDERS

• Twin spade rudders (semi-balanced)
• Emergency back-up via tiller on deck

ENGINE

• Volvo D2 55hp
• Saildrive coupling
• 3 bladed Volvo folding propeller
• Engine room sound proofing
• Exhaust, water lock and separator 
• Alternator 12V/115 Amp
• 100 amp hrs dedicated engine 12V starting battery - AGM sealed type
• Electric engine room extraction fan
• Engine room venting
• Racor fuel filter system with warning light 
• Single leaver engine control
• Auto fire extinguisher

THROUGH HULLS (DZR)

• Outlet manifold

STEERING

• Lewmar cable & quadrant steering system
• Leather covered SS wheel on Flightdeck© pedestal

NAVIGATION

• B&G Triton multifunction sailing instrument display for speed, depth and wind speed/direction x 1

DC ELECTRICS

• 12V domestic battery system
• 300 amp hrs 12V domestic battery bank - AGM sealed type
• 25 amp 12V battery charger
• Pressurised freshwater pump 12V
• Galley sink discharge pump
• WC basin/shower discharge pumps x 2
• CZone switching/control/monitoring system
• Vimar switches
• Xenon interior lighting
• Reading lights x 6
• LED chart table flexi light
• Drinks locker auto lighting
• LED companionway and step lighting
• LED navigation lights
• Steaming light and deck flood lights
• Compass lights
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