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1996 Aquastar 43

Southwold, United Kingdom


Was £89,950 now only £79,950

An Aquastar 43 Flybridge Aft Cabin completed to a very high standard by skilled craftsmen under the owner's supervision and launched in 1997.  This semi-displacement design is a fine sea boat, capable of handling bad weather with aplomb.  The radar arch is hinged allowing exploration of inland waterways with restricted air draft. The 9Kw Onan generator is only a couple of years old and has done only around 100 hours.

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Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Mister D
Make: Aquastar
Model: 43
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Aquastar
Designer: John Bennett
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43 ft
Waterline Length: 38 ft
Beam: 15 ft
Max Draft: 3'9 ft
Min Draft: 3'9 ft
Displacement: 17,000 kg
Bridge Clearance: 12'7 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Ford
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: Mermaid
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 400hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1996
  • Engine Hours: 900
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mermaid
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 400hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1996
  • Engine Hours: 900
Total Engine Power: 800hp
Cruising Speed: 18 kn
Maximum Speed: 25 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 L
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 120 L
Water Tank Material: GRP

The accommodation offers four berths in two separate double sleeping cabins.  Approx 6'9 maximum headroom. There is good ventilation, stowage and full standing headroom throughout.  In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under.  Opening hatch to foredeck and opening portlights.  Hanging locker.  Separate heads to starboard with electric marine toilet (freshwater flush) and washbasin.  Separate shower room adjacent.  Small workshop/store.  Galley to port.  Four ring Bosch electric hob.  Combi microwave oven.  Refrigerator.  Sink drainer.  Hot and cold pressurised water system.  120 gallons freshwater capacity.  Breakfast bar/worktop.  Steps up to wheelhouse.  Helm to port with full instrumentation.  Navigators seat andcvhart table to starboard.  Dinette to port with fold out table.  Cabinets and counter opposite.  Television.  Steps up to aft deck and down to aft cabin.  In aft cabin, large double berth.  Dressing table and hanging lockers.  Good access to engine space. Heating by 240V fan heaters. Windscreen de-misting system. Blue upholstery plus carpets and curtains.

Mechanical Systems

Located under the wheelhouse sole, two 1996 Ford Mermaid six cylinder 400hp turbocharged diesel engines with ZF gearboxes.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchangers.  Shaft drive to two four bladed bronze propellers.  Single lever Kobolt controls in wheelhouse and on flybridge.  600 gallon fuel capacity in twin aluminium tanks.  Approx 1 mpg at cruising speed 16/18 knots, maximum speed of 24 knots. Oversize Racor water separator/filters.  Around 900 hours on each engine. Serviced in 2013 and filter service prior to handover.

Electrical Systems
  • 3 x 12 volt 140 amp hour batteries, 2012
  • Alternator charging
  • 240 volt shorepower system
  • Onan 9kVA diesel generator, 2011 with 100 hours only
  • Immersion heater
  • Battery charger
  • Inverter
Deck Equipment
  • 20kg CQR anchor with chain
  • 16kg Plough anchors x 2
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Heavy duty stainless steel pulpit and guardrails
  • Gates in guardrails port and starboard
  • Tannoy deck ventilators
  • Teak seating on aft deck
  • Outboard stowage bracket
  • Outboard lifting davit crane
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Bathing platform
  • Cockpit spray dodgers
  • Hinged stainless steel radar arech
  • Sprayhood for saloon door
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Cockpit cover & flybridge cover
  • Eight heavy duty mooring cleats
Navigation Equipment
  • Steering compass x 2
  • Autohelm depth
  • Autohelm boatspeed and log
  • Fuso fishfinder
  • Two Icom VHF radios
  • Raymarine ST7002 autopilot
  • Koden radar
  • Philips AP Mk8 GPS
  • Furuno GPS
  • Yeoman plotter
  • Laptop
  • Raytheon loudhailer
  • Navigation lights and anchor light
  • Radio/CD player
Safety Equipment
  • Two horseshoe lifebuoys with lights
  • Firdell Blipper radar reflector
  • Fog horn
  • First aid kit
  • Six person liferaft, needs service
  • Two electric bilge pumps
  • Manual bilge pump

1996 Aquastar 43 hull and deck moulding fitted out to a very high standard by skilled craftsmen under the owner's supervision.   First launched in 1997.  Semi-displacement hard chine hull with centre skeg, raised aft deck, flybridge and wheelhouse.  Dark blue GRP hull with substantial heavy section rubbing strakes.  White GRP superstructure with grey painted non-slip to deck.  Twin rudders.  Wheel steering.


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