PLEASE NOTE THE RECENT SIGNIFICANT PRICE DROP BY $10,000 TO $169,900
The Jeanneau 43 Deck Saloon design is a wonderfully designed and built offshore capable sailboat. It was designed by Daniel Andrieu to be one of several ?Sun Odyssey? offshore sailboats built by the Jeanneau Shipyard in Cholet in western France. The Jeanneau 43 Deck Saloons were built from 1999 thru 2006. The design and build quality was conceived to create a strong, fast, raised saloon yacht with a low profile classic look. The hull construction is solid hand laid fiberglass with laminated wood longitudinal stringers and frames (not interior hull liners characteristic of Beneteau boats. The result is a heavier, stronger, quieter hull especially suited to offshore sailing and big winds and seas. The raised or deck saloon design allows full size windows to be incorporated into the saloon and the floors to be raised to facilitate an average height person being able to stand in the main saloon and be able to see out the seven large windows, to allow light to flood the interior and to add additional storage bins under the cabin sole. The deck saloon design innovation was a significant step in the direction of better all-around visibility, better interior lighting and added storage for long offshore voyages.
Other practical design innovations incorporated into the Jeanneau 43 Deck Saloon design are a strong, oversize and reliable Yanmar 75 HP turbo-charged diesel, dual anchor rollers, a split anchor well, deck construction enabling for an inner forestay, in-mast roller furling, a deep bulb keel drawing 5.5 fy to 6 ft 0?, an ICW friendly mast height of 62 feet, plenty of sail area, (full main 380 sq ft, full jib 390 sq ft, (560 sq ft with a 145% genoa), dual spinnaker halyards, all sail control lines led to the cockpit, a roomy cockpit with a walk around helm and a step-through transom, and a welcome wide stern swim platform.
Interior innovations include the design enabling a two or three cabin arrangement, with a large aft berth convertible from a large single berth into two separate smaller berths with a removable partition, two heads with showers, the main head having a separate shower stall, a spacious ?L? shaped galley, a large ?U? shaped dinette/settee to starboard that can easily seat six and a full navigation console to port,
Blue Yonder was always owner upgraded, maintained and operated and never chartered!
Equipment additions particular this this Jeanneau 43 Deck Saloon include:
The raised salon is filled with natural light and a pleasant alternative to the usual dark and enclosed sailboat interior. The raised dinette to starboard sits atop a platform that allows one to see directly outside through the many, large saloon windows. The table base is wide and offers excellent support and added storage. The dinette can be converted to a double berth by lowering the table top to rest on two strong support beams and a large 6 inch thick cushion matching the dinette cushions complets the conversion. The dinette is large enough to sit 6 adults for a lovely prepared meal or snack. The settee cushions are sculpted for comfort while seated. Storage bins are located under the settee, beneath the dinette platform, in the forward bilge and outboard of the settee in four hinged cabinets. To port is also a raised platform with two upholstered seats facing starboard with a navigation table between them. The desk top opens for storage of charts or office tools in the table. A bookshelf is forward and outboard of the forward seat and the electrical panel/communication panels, circuit breakers and electronics is outboard of the aft seat. Large storage cabinets are under each seat. The aft cabinet is set up to provide secure storage of wine and liquor bottles. Beneath the forward-most salon sole is access to the bilge and bilge pumps with a removable, self-draining, storage bin. The primary fuel tank and central fresh water tank are accessed via the two lifting floor panels aft of the bilge access floor panel.
To starboard of the companionway is the large "L" shaped galley. It is well lighted and well suited to meal preparation in port or at sea. A half height bulkhead with an etched glass partition provides separation between the galley and saloon. The galley counter-tops are laminate with teak fiddles. In the galley, starting forward and inboard are two stainless steel sinks, one measuring 13 x 12 and 6 inches deep and one 9 x 12 x 6 inches deep. Convenient removable laminate sink covers matching the counter-top can cover the two sinks. The covers can be reversed to have white plastic cutting boards facing up. Beneath the sink counter to the left are four sliding plastic drawers. To the right is a cabinet providing two shelves for storing galley supplies. A round trash bin is mounted on the cabinet door and conveniently swings open when the door is opened. Along the outboard cabinet and counter are three hinged top opening compartments, a small storage bin, a 2.6 cubic ft storage bin, or cooling box vented to the refrigerator and the and top access to the 5.0 cubic foot top and front access Frigaboat refrigerator. The hinged front access door is sheathed in stainless steel.
Three cabinets with hinged doors are outboard of the counter top beneath the deck edge. An Eno gimbaled stainless steel, two burner, propane, stove and oven are aft of the refrigerator. Above the stove and outboard is a built in Emerson microwave oven. A roll-away stove cover slides and stores inconspicuously behind the stove. A Xintex propane solenoid switch and 120 volt outlet are adjacent to the stove. Convenient additional galley storage is beneath the galley floor in the form of four stacked plastic bins which can be stored below the floor and lifted to the galley counter-top for access and organizing.
To port of the companionway is the aft head with a separate shower stall. Privacy doors with locking handles allow separate ingress and egress from the main saloon or from the aft cabin. The head is electric with maceration before the holding tank. Forward is the spacious and bright stall shower separated from the head by a tinted acrylic door and partition with chrome hardware. A single lever shower mixer valve, hose, and nozzle mount allow stand up or sit down showering. A fold down white plastic seat is outboard and forward. A small opening overhead hatch is used to ventilate the shower stall. Outboard and forward of the head is a vanity with oval shaped stainless steel sink hung below a Corrian counter. A single lever faucet mixes and dispenses the hot and cold water. Outboard and above the sink is a vanity mirror angled for easy viewing. A small toiletries cabinet is behind the hinged mirror panel. Additional storage is beneath the sink and a in a teak storage cabinet beneath the sink. A total of five hooks and one towel bar and secured to the bulkheads for towels, etc.
* Pull out trash receptacle under sink
The aft cabin is entered via port and starboard teak doors with chrome finished locking handles. Just inside the doors is a small step down to the cabin sole. Headroom in the full beam cabin is impressive and well over 6 ft 5 inches. Standing height areas are located below cockpit coamings and the bridge deck. The center-line king berth measures 6 ft 3 inches by 6 feet wide. A removable separation panel is used to divide the king berth into two separate berths. A removable canvas curatin can complete the separation enabling two nerly private cabins and berths. Shelves and two lockers with hinged tops are outboard on each side of the king size berth. A wide and shallow storage bin is under the berth. The "House" and engine "Start" batteries are located under the berth, two to starboard and two to port. Forward and outboard on each side are cabin wardrobe lockers with shelves and hanging space. On the forward bulkhead separating the cabin doors are two removable panels providing access to the engine compartment and above them a cabinet with a hinged door providing access to the ships main switches for the house batteries, engine start battery and the anchor windlass.
A privacy door with locking chrome handle leads from the main saloon passageway to the forward cabin and head. The forward berth is a V-berth measuring 6’ 5” long by 4’ 8” at the aft widest end. The 5.5 kw Northern Lights generator in a sound proof compartment is under the aft end of the berth. Forward of the generator compartment is a compartment housing the forward fresh water tank. Further forward is a large top opening storage bin. A large overhead hatch and two fixed hull side ports bring light and ventilation to the forward cabin. Two overhead lights and two reading lamps can illuminate the cabin at night. A large hanging locker (currently converted to shelves) is located along the starboard aft bulkhead along with a nice mirrored vanity with storage cabinets above and a storage area below. There is also a small dressing settee along the starboard side.
The forward head is to port and entered via a teak door with locking handle. The head toilet is a manual Jabsco toilet. A stainless steel oval sink is molded into a Corrian counter-top with teak fiddle. A single lever stainless steel faucet mixes the hot and cold water. A pull out hand held shower nozzle and allow showering and an electric pump will remove the shower water overboard. A split mirror outboard and above the sink is perfectly angled for shaving and make-up. Storage is located beneath the sink and in a cabinet outboard of the head. An overhead light over the sink bar light and a 120 VAC GFI protected duplex outlet. An overhead hatch brightens and ventilates the head when desired. Three chrome hooks and one towel ring are secured to the bulkheads.
Sailing & Rigging
Engine access is excellent. Main forward engine access is via the companionway steps which unlock and tilt forward. Aft engine and transmission access is via the engine access panels in the aft cabin. The propeller shaft log is accessed via a removable floor panel in the aft cabin.
Goiot stainless steel, 6 spoke, leather wrapped destroyer wheel
The cockpit is well protected by side coamings and the cabin bulkhead. Seat backs are high and comfortably angled. Inlaid teak and Sikaflex on the settees and sole contrast nicely with the white gelcoat and provide excellent non-skid surfaces. A large custom navy blue upholstered helm seat is very comfortable. A fixed position cockpit table with hinged drop leaves and a self-draining storage divides the wide cockpit and provides a good sized table in the cockpit. The steering pedestal provides convenient placement for navigation and communications instruments. The large destroyer wheel allow fingertip steering control. The cockpit is wide enough to allow walking around the wheel. The primary winches are placed within reach of the helmsman. Settee backs and tops open wide to port and starboard accessing the two port and starboard cockpit lockers. A dedicated propane locker holding two propane tanks is aft and to port. A similar but shallow locker to starboard provides convenient storage for the helm instrument covers.
Listing broker: Bob Cook
Edwards Yacht Sales, Clearwater, FL
Office: 239-775-7435, Cell 239-877-4094