1988 Slocum 43 – NOW SOLD


Grabau International is delighted to announce its successful sale of the 1988 Slocum 43 ‘SURET VI’.

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

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.

For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:

Hallberg-Rassy 39 – full details here

Baltic Pride 40 – full details here

Baltic Yachts 42 C&C – full details here

Solaris One S – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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