1988 SLOCUM 43

€98,500 tax paid

Refitted 2019 - Ready for Pacific of Caribbean

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelSlocum 43
DesignerStan Huntingford
Boat NameSuret VI
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingCartagena, Colombia


LOA12.95m (42'0")
LWL10.92m (35'0")
Beam3.94m (12'0")
Draft1.7m (5'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EnginePerkins 4-108 50hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Lucio Pellegrini
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+34 675 236 174

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    Hull No.52 of the cult-classic Stan Huntingford designed aft-cockpit bluewater ocean cruiser. Extensively updated over past seasons and now well located ready for either Pacific or Caribbean adventures.


    Sharing the same hull design as the Passport 42 and Formosa 42, the Slocum 43 is constructed with a more technologically-advised Airex foam core in the hull and a modified rudder design. In total, approx. 60 yachts were built to his hull design between 1981 and 1990, of which a vast majority are the aft cockpit layout found with SURET VI.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • GRP hull with Airex core to topsides and underwater sections
    • GRP superstructure
    • GRP decks with balsa-core sandwich
    • Teak laid side decks
    • Long fin 1.70m draft keel and fully-skegged rudder
    • Cutter rigged sloop with Harken low-friction battencars for mainsail and furler for genoa.
    • Self-tacking staysail
    • Asymmetric spinnaker
    • Pacific self-steering gear
    • Self-tailing winches
    • Perkins 4-108 50hp engine with 3-bladed AutoProp
    • Westerbeke 8kw generator
    • Air-conditioning
    • Reverse osmosis watermaker
    • Holding tank
    • Teak interior joinery with extensive use of solid teak trims
    • Recently updated Garmin instruments with chart plotter, radar and AIS
    • SSB radio
    • Solar panels on custom stainless steel aft gantry
    • Bimini, sprayhood and cockpit enclosures
    • AB aluminium RIB with outboard engine

    • Teak deck renovated with replacement of screws, dowels and caulking
    • Bimini and sprayhood serviced
    • Bilge cleaned with degreaser
    • Stainless steel diesel fuel tanks painted
    • Engine mounts changed
    • Engine valves recalibrated
    • Replacement exhaust elbow
    • Replacement fuel pump
    • New Garmin wind instrument
    • New Garmin chart plotter
    • New Furuno GPS
    • New Garmin VHF with AIS
    • Two new solar panels with Victron charge controller
    • Removal of old antifoul coatings, application of two component primer and two coats of new antifoul
    • PropSpeed treatment to propeller
    • New AB aluminium-hulled 2.56 tender
    • Regalvanising of anchor chain

    2018 REFIT
    • Watermaker membrane replaced and high/low pressured pumps checked
    • Diesel tanks cleaned
    • Refrigerator and air-conditioning systems serviced and re-gassed
    • New echo-sounder transducer
    • Fabrication of stainless steel arch over transom for mounting of solar panels

    • Complete overhaul and inspection of all systems
    • Dismantling steering system and servicing overhauling rudder shaft packing
    • Skin-fittings inspection and replaced where required.
    • Standing rigging professionally inspected (replaced in 2006)
    • Comprehensive service and check of engine and generator
    • Revision of all navigation and electrical systems
    • Fitment of new AGM batteries
    • Change lighting from Halogen to LED
    • Fitment of new Simrad autopilot
    • Fitment of Icom SSB radio
    • New genoa


    SURET VI has had just three owners since her launch in 1988. The first was an American couple who spent seven years traveling around the world and during all this time they had no problem. The man was very cautious as he bought so many spare parts that I am still using many of them and they are still on the boat. I think I doubled the ship in spare parts and all of them classified and ordered.

    The second owner bought it directly from the American when he had finished his trip around the world and brought it to Spain with the idea of making the same trip, but this man had health problems and was never able to start the trip.

    It was when we bought the yacht, since she is the ideal boat for the travel project that he had. Our trip was to start in Ibiza, and cross the Atlantic to Martinique, just the two of us, my wife and I.

    In 2015 we began our adventure, we left Ibiza, Gibraltar, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde ... Martinique, where we arrived in February 2016 and in the Caribbean, we have been during these years touring this sea and visiting the different islands.

    We did periods of about six months there and six at home. During the hurricane period is when we returned to Spain and during that time the boat has been stored in different shipyards and always out of the water. In 2019 we went to Panama with the idea of crossing the Pacific. We were reviewing and preparing the boat for more than two months. When we had the boat ready and the day we launched it into the sea, that same day the Covid 19 epidemic exploded and we had to put the boat back on land and leave the next day for Spain on one of the last planes that left Cartagena.

    After these two years at home and with a few more years to go, we do not see the idea of crossing the Pacific feasible and this is the reason why we have decided to sell the SURET.



    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • GRP hull construction with Airex foam core
    • Teak laid side decks, coachroof and cockpit
    • Canoe stern profile

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Long fin keel with iron ballast
    • GRP rudder with full-depth skeg


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Perkins 4-108 4-cylinder 50hp naturally aspirated diesel engine
    • Fresh¬water cooled engine.
    • Single lever engine control.
    • Borg Warner Velvet Drive gearbox
    • Dual Racor filters with CAV secondary filters

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine serviced annually – last service 2019 including new exhaust and engine mounts

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Stainless steel shaft with P-bracket
    • AutoProp 3-bladed folding propeller – treated with Propspeed - 2019
    • Wheel steering with stainless steel wheel
    • Pacific Plus Windpilot self-steering gear
    • Emergency tiller


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power

    Battery Banks:
    • 4x 12vDC 175Ah AGM service batteries joined in parallel to supply 700Ah @ 12vDC – 2015
    • 12vDC 90Ah emergency battery - 2015

    Charging / Inverter:
    • Victron 12vDC charger with integral 3,000w inverter

    • 12vDC engine-mounted alternator

    • Westerbeke 8kw 110vAC diesel generator (for powering watermaker, air-conditioning and fridge under way)
    • Date of last generator service – 2019 – completely overhauled including fitment of new cooling pump

    • 2x 270w solar panels on custom stainless steel arch above cockpit - 2018
    • Victron charge controller - 2018

    Other Electrical:
    • Electrical control panel with thermal breakers
    • 16Amp 220vAC shore power supply protected with differential breaker and distribution system.


    Fresh Water:
    • 12vDC pressurised fresh water system with accumulator tank
    • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well-insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 220vAC immersion heater element

    • Sea Recovery 220vAC reverse-osmosis watermaker producing 100 litres per hour – membranes changed and pumps serviced - 2018

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 2x 12vDC automatic bilge pumps
    • 1x portable 12vDC bilge pump
    • 1x manual bilge pump in cockpit

    Gas System:
    • 2x 10lbs propane cannisters
    • Xintex gas vapor detector
    • Xintex carbon monoxide detector


    • 460 litres of diesel in 2x stainless steel tanks
    • Filling of fuel tanks is through deck inlet.

    Fresh Water:
    • 500 litres of water in 2x stainless steel tanks
    • Filling of water tanks is through deck inlet.

    Holding Tanks:
    • Black water holding tank with deck outlet

    • Garmin GPS chart plotter – 2019
    • Garmin 24Nm radar scanner on backstay gimballed mount – 2019
    • Furuno 24Nm radar on mast
    • Simrad autopilot with hydraulic drive – 2016
    • Garmin wind transducer with two displays in cockpit – 2019
    • Raymarine depth and speed transducer – 2019
    • Furuno GP31 GPS display in cockpit
    • Furuno GP32 GPS display at chart table

    Communications Equipment:
    • Icom VHF with DSC and AIS – 2019
    • Standard Horizon VHF with cockpit handset and separate antenna
    • Icom SSB radio with coupler and insulated backstay – 2016
    • Furuno Weatherfac 207 with Navtex


    • Force 10 stainless steel gimballed 3-burner propane stove with oven
    • Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised fresh water supply
    • Footpump manual supplies for fresh and salt water
    • Grunert 220vAC/12vDC top-opening fridge and freezer

    • Jabsco manual marine heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers

    • Marine Air 220vAC 50/60Hz reverse-cycle air-conditioning system
    • 12vDC ventilation fans

    Lighting :
    • LED interior lighting – 2015
    • Red night lighting in interior and cockpit

    • Sony -AM/ FM cassette with 10 disc charger
    • Bose speakers below and water proof speakers in Cockpit


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 6 berths in two cabins plus saloon and quarter berth.
    • Twin bunk cabin in forepeak
    • Forward heads with half-bath/shower
    • Saloon with u-shaped settee to port and linear settee/sea berth to starboard
    • U-shaped galley to port
    • Forward-facing chart table to starboard with quarter berth aft
    • Aft double cabin to port

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Teak interior joinery
    • Teak slatted finish to exposed hull sides
    • Pale blue saloon upholstery
    • Teak soleboards
    • White vinyl headlinings
    • Hood polished stainless steel opening side ports and deckhead hatches
    • White laminate counters to galley and heads
    • Teak grating in heads


    • Masthead cutter rig with aluminium anodised spars
    • Keel-stepped mast with two-sets of inline spreaders
    • Stainless steel standing rigging with Norseman bop and bottom terminals – replaced 2006
    • Harken battencar system on mast
    • Cutter rig
    • Harken yankee furler
    • Hank-on system for staysail with self-tacking boom
    • Hydraulic backstay adjuster
    • Spinnaker pole stowed on mast-track
    • Block & tackle vang
    • Mainsheet traveller forward of companionway

    • 2x Barient 32ST 2-speed manual self-tailing primary winches in cockpit
    • 2x Barient 22ST 2-speed manual self-tailing secondary winches in cockpit
    • 2x Barient 24ST 2-speed manual self-tailing halyard/reefing winches on mast
    • 1x Barient 10 manual self-tailing halyard/reefing winches on mast

    • Dacron fully-baattened mainsail with 3-reefs - 2016
    • Dacron furling yankee – 2016
    • Dacron Hank-on self-tacking staysail
    • Asymmetric spinnaker

    • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpits
    • Double guard lines and stainless steel stanchions with port and starboard boarding gates
    • Pushpit seats
    • Outboard bracket
    • Teak and stainless steel boom rest
    • Mast and dorade pulpits
    • Side-boarding ladder
    • Magma propane BBQ

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Maxwell Nilsson 12vDC anchor windlass
    • 30kgs Bruce anchor with 106m of 3/8” of galvanised chain
    • 20kgs Bruce anchor with 15m of 3/8” galvanised chain and 60m of rode
    • Mooring cleats
    • Aft fairleads
    • Fore and aft mooring lines
    • Fenders

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Sprayhood with stainless steel frame
    • Bimini with stainless steel frame
    • Cockpit tent enclosure
    • Stackpack with lazyjacks
    • Staysail bag

    Tender & Outboard:
    • AB 2.50m aluminium bottomed Hypalon tender – 2019
    • Suzuki 2.5hp outboard


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    • Viking Open Sea 4-man cannister liferaft stowed on coachroof
    • Ocean Plus 406Mhz EPIRB
    • Lifering
    • Life jackets (2x self-inflating, 4x Type III)
    • 4x harnesses
    • Flare pack
    • Fire extinguishers in saloon, cockpit and automatic extinguisher in machinery space

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Cartagena, Colombia

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Lucio Pellegrini
    Tel: +34 675 236 174
    Email: lucio@grabauinternational.com

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