Carter 43

For Sale: Carter 43 fast and stable sailing yacht, spacious and light interior, recent refurbishment

Classic cruiser-racer sailing yacht with beautifully lined hull and good sailing characteristics. The current owner refurbished the overdue maintenance in 2023. He painted the hull and mast, carried out engine maintenance, replaced the batteries, partially replaced the rigging, repaired the deck rail, etc. The mainsail is furling on the boom and is hoisted and lowered at the mast. The furling genoa can be operated from the cockpit with a number of large winches. You can steer in the cockpit with both the steering wheel and the tiller, of which the tiller is removable. A manual windlass is mounted on the foredeck. The life raft has been moved aft to eliminate obstructions on the foredeck. A cutter sail can be hoisted on the cutter stay. The latter has been removed by the owner, also for better handling of the genoa.

The interior is very light thanks to the white color and windows all around the roof. The blue upholstery was renewed in 2023. Next to the cabin entrance is a chart table on the starboard side with a quarter berth behind it. On the port side is a galley, with a large worktop in which two top-loading storage cupboards are integrated, a gimballed gas stove with oven and a double sink with cold running water. The saloon has two settee benches, with pilot berths overhead and a large folding table. There are two large water tanks under the benches. In the passage to the front cabin there is a storage space on the starboard side, for hanging sailing gear etc. On the port side is a heads with pump toilet and sink. The front cabin has a spacious v-bed and a bulkhead has been made at the foot end to create extra storage space.


Brand & Type Carter 43
Category cruiser-racer sailing yacht
Measurements (m)
L 13,20 x W 3,70 x D 2,05
Built 1972
Yard / Design
De Amaer (hull), Berthon Boat Lymington UK (deck, fittings) / R.E. Carter
Displacement 10,000 kg (4500 kg ballast)
Hull shape & keel
Round bilge, fin keel (hull painted 2023)
Steering Wheel on pedestal, stainless steel tiller, single balansrudder
Mooring location Hellevoetsluis, NL
Asking price From EUR 51,500.- for EUR 44,500.-
Brand, Type & Power
Volvo Penta 2003 35 pk 3-cilinder
Fuel diesel
Fueltank stainless steel 80 L
Cooling indirect
Propulsion grease lubricated shaft, 3-blade fixed propellor
Battery Varta 2 x 12V / 140 Ah start & service (2023)
Battery charger / Inverter
Motor Panel Volvo Penta
Gearbox V-drive
Cabines saloon (headroom 1,90 m ), forepeak (headroom 1,70 m)
Sleeping berths
V-bed front hut 2,10 x 2,15m, pilot berths 2 x 1,80 x 0,50m, quarterberth 1,90 x 0,50m
Heads / Toilet
manual pumptoilet, cabinet, mirror, sink
Cooking device / sink
Plastimo Pacific gimballled 2-burner gas stove with oven, double stainless steel sink
Running water 12V electrical pump
Watertank 2 stainless steel ca. 400 L freshwatertanks
Refridgerator 2 toploader storage, no cooling
Cushions blue upholstery (2023 renewed)
Sails & Rigging
Mast 1 sluminum mast (2023 painted), steel wire standing rigging  (2023 partly renewed)
1 aluminum roller reef boom with winch on the mast
Mainsail 1 dacron furling mainsail
Foresail 1 dacron furling genoa, 1 dacron cutter jib with hanks, 1 spinnaker
Reefing system
1 furler
Winches 2 Meissner 32CL – 58 2-speed (sheet), 2 Barlow 32 (secondairy), 4 Barlow (halyard)
Other sails
2 aluminum spiboom
Navigation & Electronics
Navigation lights red/green side-, stern-, steam-, deck-, toplight
Compass 1 Suntoo liquid
Rudder indicator 1 tiller
Depth gauge n/a
Autopilot n/a
VHF 1 Navicom RT450 DSC
GPS 1 Furuno Navigator
Weather station n/a
Equipment & Safety
Anchor 1 CQR anchor with approx. 30m chain, 1 Vetus manual windlass, 1 Danforth stern anchor
Fenders 6 fenders, 4 mooring lines
Deck covers 1 mainsail cover (blue), 1 genoa cover (blue)
Selfdraining cockpit drainpipes
Life Buoy
1 horseshoe
Bilge pump 1 manual
Life Raft 1 Petral life raft 5-persons in container (survey expired 2010)
Gaslocker 1 in the cockpit with drain, 2 gas bottles
Extra 1 emergency tiller, 1 fire extinguisher, 5 lifevests
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