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1981 Ocean Alexander 43 (Tri-Cabin Trunk Classic)

  • 43 ft
  • Trawler
  • Clearwater, FL, US

Yacht price



  • PRICE REDUCED $10,000!  Owner is very motivated and wants the boat sold!

This Ocean Alexander Tri-Cabin Trunk (Classic) Trawler is a great long range trawler with a rare single diesel on a mid 40' vessel. Ready for the Great Loop, Keys, Bahamas and beyond.  All on your horizon.  Reliable single Ford Lehman 120 HP Diesel Engine w/ Bow Thruster and 8 KW Westerbeke Generator with full Garmin Electronics.  Call to see this well equipped, comfortable trawler before she is gone.


Basic Information

Ocean Alexander
43 (Tri-Cabin Trunk Classic)
Clearwater, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

43 ft - 13.11 meter
43 ft - 13.11 meter
15 ft 6 in - 4.72 meter
Draft - max:
Bridge Clearance:
16 ft - 4.88 meter
Dry Weight:
40000 lbs


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Fuel Type:
120 (Individual), 120 (combined)
Max Speed:
10 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
250 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
200 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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The Ocean Alexander Tri-Cabin is probably the best layout of any trawler you will find.

She has a huge Master Stateroom with an en-suite Head complete with a small bathtub/shower.  This vessel wood work has been upgraded to a beautiful mixture of maple tongue and groove on the bulkheads and teak trim and accents in the master and two guest cabins.  It brightens up those cabins and makes it feel larger.  There is a center-line queen bed, a large hanging locker forward on the port side, and a full length mirror to starboard on the forward bulk head.  There is ample storage in the bureau on either side of the cabin.  Forward to starboard is the Master Cabin Head complete with a vanity, a Raritan Electric full sized toilet and a separate shower with a small bathtub.    Forward of the salon you will find a bulkhead right down the center-line of the boat after you come down the 3 steps to the forward cabins.  To the Starboard is an elevated double berth with plenty of drawers and storage below.  On the Port Side is an almost carbon copy of the Starboard guest room with a double berth with ample storage.  Each cabin has a 6 drawer bureau and a pair of sliding louvered doors with shelves.  All the way forward in the bow is a small head to be shared by occupants of the dual double state rooms.  The salon in the Ocean Alexander 43 is a "Trunk" or "Classic" type lay out with the Galley in the Salon.  The main salon is a very large open concept room.  It has two entrances, port aft and star board next to the inside helm station.  The large galley is up in this salon and has ample counter space, a 3 burner electric Princess Stove, a very large front loading refrigerator, Microwave and a very large A/C separate freezer.  Across from the galley is a leather upholstered "L" shaped settee and movable table with fold down leaves.  Windows are all around and the visibility is excellent.  This results in the Salon feeling open and bright and the cook will love being able to see out over the water.

Galley and Cabins
  • Princess Electric 3 burner galley stove and oven
  • Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Whirlpool Microwave
  • Teak Parkay Floors in Excellent Condition
  • Raritan Electric Heads (2)
  • Tongue and Groove Maple and Teak Wood work in the Master and Guest Staterooms
  • Separate Shower with Bath Tub in Master
  • Tons of Storage
  • 8 Cubic Foot Grunert A/C Freezer System
  • 7 Cubic Foot Sea Freeze D/C Refrigeration System
  • Custom Leather Upholstery in Salon

  • Reliable Ford Lehman 2715E 120 HP Diesel w/ 5508 hours
  • Dual Racor Fuel Filters
  • Westerbeke 8 KW Generator w/ 2478 hrs
  • Side Power Bow Thruster
  • 16,000 BTU A/C in Main Salon with digital thermostat
  • 12,000 BTU A/C in Aft State Room with digital thermostat (New July 2017)
  • Grunnert A/C Freezer Compressor
  • Sea Freeze D/C Refrigeration
  • Lectra-San Sewage Treatment System
  • Raritan Full Sized Electric Toilets
  • Halon 1301 70 VH Automatic Fire Suppression System in Engine Room

  • 8 KW Westerbeke Genset
  • (2) 8 D House Batteries
  • (2) Engine Start Batteries 
  • (1) 93 Amp Gel Cell Batteries for Windlass and Bow Thruster
  • (1) 75 Amp Generator Start Battery
  • Tru Power 800 Watt Inverter
  • Master Volt 12/40-3 Power Charger Pro Sport 20+
  • Charger for Windlass and Bow Thruster
  • (3) Separate Battery Charging Systems
  • (2) 30 Amp Shore Power Cords
  • (1) 50 Amp Splitter
  • (3) Rule 12 V Bilge pumps with Auto Switches
  • Attwood 500 GPH High Water Pump with Auto Switch


Lower Helm Station:

  • Garmin 4208 Chart Plotter with Depth
  • Garmin 128 Garmin 35 Mile Radar
  • ComNav 1011 Autopilot
  • West Marine 650 VHF
  • Danforth 6" Constellation Compass
  • Brass Binnacle Engine Instruments
  • Side Power Bow Thruster Control Joystick
  • KVH C30 Satellite Dish Panel
  • Tigress Windlass Control
  • Sony AM/FM CD Player
  • Insignia TV with DVD Player
  • Aneroid Barometer

Upper Helm Station:

  • Garmin 4208 with depth
  • Garmin 128 Raymarine
  • DS 400X Depth Sounder
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF
  • Side Power Bow Thruster Control
  • Windlass Control
  • ComNav Auto Pilot Remote
  • Danforth Corsair Compass
  • Engine Instrumentation

Fly Bridge

Very Large Well Laid out Flybridge with room for more than a dozen people!

  • "L" Shaped" settee to Port with Sunbrella cushions
  • 30" x 72" Honeycomb and Teak Veneer table with seating for at least 8
  • Straight Settee on Starboard Side of Fly Bridge that will seat at least 3
  • Super Strong Full Cover Bimini Frame constructed of 1 1/2" Aluminum tubing, with a drum tight cover of waterproof canvas
  • Garalick Helm Chair

Hull and Deck
  • Lofrans Tigress Windlass (2009)
  • Fortress FX55 Anchor with 185 Feet of Chain
  • Bow Pulpit with Anchor Roller
  • Non-Skid Decks (No Teak Decks)
  • Atkins Hoyle Manual Dinghy Crane
  • 2007 Caribe 8' RIB Dinghy
  • High Very Safe Bulwarks with Solid Wood Railings
  • Step Through Transom
  • Fender Caddy on Port and Starboard Side
  • Fender Boards Life Sling
  • Swim Ladder on Swim Step
  • Anchor Wash Down
  • New Swim Step built with Synthetic Wood
  • Rub Rail and Spray Guard on Hull

Broker Comments

The boat will require most of the exterior deck and topside wood work to be refinished.  For example the Bare Teak Hand and Toe Rails will need cleaning and refinished.  Varnished Teak Trim around Fly Bridge and Cabin Windows will need to be re-varnished.

Interior wood work is in good condition.  Master and Guest Cabins were professional remodeled with new wood however a small area in a guest cabin needs refinishing.  Center Cabin has original woodwork and is in good condition except for some water staining at the bottom of the forward windows like most Trawlers of this vintage.

At least two of the large center cabin windows have some cracks as to be expected.  

Last Bottom Job is unknown, Bottom Cleaner is estimating December 2016,

  • Main Engine Starter
  • High Pressure Fuel Lines
  • A/C Pump Freshwater Pump
  • Impellers
  • Filters
  • Gen Set Glow Plugs
  • Spare Zincs for Engine and Generator
  • Engine Heat Exchanger
  • Engine Oil Heat Exchanger
  • Manual Oil Change Pump
  • Misc Tools

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7274270)

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