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1981 Serendipity 43

19 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

FAST and FUN comfortable, high-performance cruiser created by Doug Peterson. It was designed to compete in the 1980 Southern Ocean Racing Conference (SORC). These yachts were built by New Orleans Marine of a new epoxy composite. The design was strengthened by airex filled horizontal and vertical ribs in addition to 360 degree bulkheads. This design is noted for its light weight, strength, flexibility and double digit speed. Serendipity boats have taken top honors in several big races over the years.

This unique boat is outfitted by Above the Waterine in Santa Barbara with an electric engine (7-2011) perfect to get in and out of port. Never to worry about fuel, noise, diesel fumes, leaky tanks and diesel smudge in the bilge. The batteries can be efficiently recharged under sail.
The boat is completely rewired, 2X200w solar panels, led lights. It has a newly painted cabin, galley and shower. New head. Hatches are rebedded, new cabin windows. Large sail locker which can easily converted into a double berth/state room. New transducers and wireless tick-tack system. Recently it got a new bottom job and the hull has been waxed.

The headliner has been removed for rebedding the deck hardware. The roomy cockpit has been customized to comfortable seat a racing crew or to entertain guest on board.

Equipment on Board:


The vessel’s electrical system includes a 12-volt and 48-volt DC and 110 volt AC system.

The 12-volt DC system operates the vessel’s navigation equipment. 12-volt batteries are provided for power the house. The 48-volt system is for the electric “Mars”; year 2011 8 KW propulsion motor.

The system is over current protected by breaker panels.

Batteries are maintained by way of a Charles 30-amp battery charger and two, 200-watt solar panels with Outback controller. System is robust and professionally installed.


Charts, navigation lights, garmin 276 GPS, Signet Speed/Log, ICOM IC-M45 VHF Radio, Standard HX 260S, Ritchie Compass, TackTick Speed/Depth.


Full Batten Main, Main, # 3 Genoa, # 2 Genoa, 2 x spinnaker, baby staysail


Radar reflectors, MOB Pole, Horseshoe Buoy, Horn, Safty Flares, Throw Device, Lifesling System, Electric Bilge Pump, Manual Bilge Pump, CQR Anchor, Chain & Rodes, Spare Anchor

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