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1986 Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43

16 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:


The Nauticat 43 is a blue-water sailboat built to the highest yacht standard by the renowned Siltala Yachts (now named Nauticat Yachts) in Finland. Designed by Sparkman and Stevens, the NC-43’s pilothouse layout achieves a fine balance between performance, comfort and safety. The pilothouse provides excellent visibility, and the steering station below enables the yacht to be sailed in all weather conditions in total comfort and protection. The roomy interior provides a bright saloon, three spacious cabins, two heads, and a separate galley and dinette, and is comparable to many 46 foot yachts. Three Rivers is thoroughly equipped for long-distance sailing and living on board, with generator, water maker, extra freezer, air conditions, and diesel heater.

The previous owner had owned the boat in the U.S. and had sailed in the Caribbean’s for many years before crossing the Atlantic and then sailing in the Mediterranean. The current owners bought her in 2010 and had completed an extensive refit, including engine overhaul, new electronics, new solar panels, new standing and running riggings, new upholstery, reconditioned sails, etc. The owners then embarked on an extensive sailing journey and visited many countries in the Middle East and Europe. This yacht has been proven to be a safe, dependable, long-distance sailboat perfectly equipped for living on board. Three Rivers is now moored at Port Vell in the heart of Barcelona, and is ready for a new owner to take over and sail in the perfect sailing grounds in Europe.

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Equipment on Board:


1. 2.5 kw Heart Interface inverter with 120 amp charger
2. NEW in 2010 Standard Horizon GX2100 Marine VHF radio with AIS Receiver
3. NEW in 2010 SSB ICOM 706MKIIG with AT7000 antenna tuner, STS PTC2-USB Pactor modem
4. VHF/UHF dual band ham radio antenna on main mast
5. Mizzen mounted TV antenna and pre amp.
6. Furuno GPS, new 2007
7. Raytheon 1200 radar
8. Stereo system with CD and tape player and inside and cockpit speakers
9. 7 KVA isolation transformer inputs 110, 220 and 250 volt, 50 or 60 cycle
10. 150 amp alternator on Ford Lehman inboard, new 2010 smart alternator controller
11. Heart Link 2000 battery/inverter controller and monitor
12. Robertson AP200DL auto pilot with dual hydraulic pumps and remote control
13. Autohelm depth sounder
14. Navman wind instrument
15. VDO rudder angle indicator & engine gauges
16. Autohelm knot log meter
17. Autohelm depth sounder
18. Plastimo 8” compass in cockpit
19. Ritchie 4” compass in pilothouse
20. Two 8 “D” batteries, new 2010
21. Start battery, new 2010
22. Two 125W Lorentz solar panels new 2010, plus one Siemens solar panel, total 14A peak charging current. New 2010 solar panel controller
23. 3 shore power cables and various adapters


24. Ford Lehman Super 90 inboard diesel engine, 3960 hours. Completed major overhaul in 2010 at 3,000 hours
25. 22” Variprop, 4 blade feathering propeller, rope cutter
26. Teleflex/Capilano hydraulic steering
27. Westerbeke 8 kw generator 4376 hours
28. Diesel fuel re-circulating system with own Racor filter and circulating pump for fuel polishing
29. Two steel 500 liter each diesel fuel tanks, 1000 liter total capacity
30. Built-in electric and manual oil change pumps for inboard and generator
31. 2 stainless steel fresh water tanks, 800 liter total capacity
32. Dolphin reverse osmosis watermaker, 75 liter per hour capacity
33. Hot water heater, engine and AC powered, new 2004
34. Maxwell 3500 anchor windlass, New motor 2010
35. Air conditioning: 2 reverse cycle Marine Air units, 18,000 and 10,000
36. Wabesto forced air diesel heater, new 2004
37. Seawater wash down pump
38. Two electric bilge pumps
39. Manual bilge pump
40. Manual fresh water pump in galley
41. Electric fresh water pump


42. Four sails: main, mizzen, genoa and staysail. Professionally inspected and reworked in 2010.
43. Selden anodized aluminum spar with double spreaders
44. Running backstays
45. Selden mechanical boom vang
46. Selden mast mounted spinnaker pole
47. Lewmar main sheet traveler, NEW 2010
48. NEW standing and running rigging (partial) in 2010
49. Reckmann roller furler genoa headstay
50. Profurl roller furler staysail headstay
51. Sheets and blocks for all sails
52. Lewmar #52ST primary winches
53. Lewmar #30ST mainsheet winch
54. Lewmar #30ST jib halyard winch
55. Lewmar #30ST Main halyard winch
56. Lewmar #16 Staysail halyard winch
57. Harken Mizzen halyard winch, self-tailing
58. Lewmar #16 Outhaul/reefing winch
59. Lewmar #8 Mizzen sheet winch
60. Six plus dock lines and springs
61. Six cylindrical fenders
62. Two white round fender balls
63. One docking board with fenders
64. Wood boarding ramp
65. Folding bow boarding ladder, self stowing

Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch 43
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