October 2013 Just hauled for Winter storage. Price reduction, looking for offers. Whether your passion is sailing between States or Continents, this Montevideo 43 is capable of both and will sail you and your family in both comfort and safety.What an opportunity to start the 2014 summer off with a cruise of Downeast Maine and then to your Port of call.
Do it NOW. If you wait until all the ducks are in a row You may never get your chance to cast off.
The Montevideo 43 Yacht has a reputation of a sailing yacht built for the tough Southern Hemisphere seas. This model is popular with sailors that want to sail between continents or around the world. Comments on sailing forums about the Montevideo 43 are universally positive and many owners have used the boats for long sailing voyages including circumnavigation. BAHATI started her 2nd round the world adventure in 2006. She sailed back to Maine in 2011.
(notes of owner)" BAHATI, a Montevideo 43’, is a center cockpit cutter built in 1988 by Fred Scholtz in Cape Town, South Africa. It has been difficult to find information on these boats, but we were able to speak with Angelo Lavranos himself (who designed the rig), currently living and building boats in New Zealand. He informed us that she was designed by the original boatbuilder (Fred Scholtz) with the aid of an engineer friend of his (see original line drawing). In Lavranos' opinion the hull has more than a passing resemblance to a Doug Petersen hull of that era. As far as we can figure, about 50 of these strong hand-laid fiberglass blue water sailing vessels were built between 1978 and 1988.
Lavranos designed the original rig for the boat and gave some ballasting advice. His own design, the Compass 47 was competing in the marketplace with the Monte and Scholtz was also building another design of his, the Tosca 36. At a later stage, the moulds passed to John Robertson Yachts, and Lavranos specified a sandwich hull laminate for them. Years later, Lavranos did a shallower "wingbulb" keel for a 3rd builder, MedMarine, who by then called her the Monte Carlo 43.
The keels were all (solid laminate) moulded fins, as part of the hullmoulding. The lead was then internally installed and glassed in place. Finally the transverse keel webs (floors) and mast step were glassed in to support everything. It is all solid fiberglass, so there are no keel-bolts.
BAHATI, which means “Good Fortune” in Swahili, was originally called WHISPER and was sailed by her first owners east-wise round the world and back to South Africa and then west-wise across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and north to Annapolis where she was sold in 2001. Next owners, from Vancouver, refit the boat (including the current in-boom furling system by Pro-Furl and all new standing rigging replaced by Steve Madden, the same rigger who had originally commissioned her in South Africa and is now based in Annapolis.) Steve told us when we met at Port Annapolis Marina, “If I were to pick an ideal boat for long-distance ocean cruising it would be the Montevideo!” He remembered her well from her early days in So Africa and showed us records he has kept from the first re-rig he did for her original owners on 1998.
In the fall of 2005 we moved BAHATI to Portland Yacht Services in Portland,Maine. Our more modern but equally seaworthy vessel underwent a complete refit before we set sail, including all new standing and running rigging, electronics, power, sails, completely re-bedded deck fittings, all new electrical and plumbing systems, and much rebuilt and some new woodwork and cabinetry in the capable, careful, & creative hands of the PYS crew. We have been blessed with a practically new and an extremely well-found boat to begin the trip of a lifetime! "
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The vessel was designed by Scholtz Lavranos for offshore cruising. The design was that of a masthead sloop with a raked stem, counter stern, reverse transom, long fin keel, skeg-hung rudder, trunk cabin, and self-bailing cockpit aft.
The vessel was built in 1988 by Robertson and Caine, South Africa, of fiberglass reinforced resin laid up in two major molds, hull and deck. They were mechanically fastened at the sheer using an inboard flange. Stiffening was achieved by filleted bulkheading in key locations. The hull topsides were cored.
Sleeps 8 with upper and lower offset single berths in forward cabin, 1 double and 1 single salon berths, a single nav/pilot berth port aft. Master cabin is aft with a double berth and ensuite head with shower.
Main cabin & Galley
Large folding mahogany dinette table with settees port and starboard, seating 8-10. Sole and trim: teak, holly, mahogany, yellow wood refinished in Thailand 2010.
The refrigerator with box top access.
Gimbaled Force 10 (2) burner propane stove and oven (2006).
(2) 20lb aluminum propane tanks mounted aft and vented overboard.
Fireboy Xintex s-2A propane/CNG fume detector and solenoid valve control.
Frigaboat 12v fridge and freezer (2006)
Deep double stainless sink (2006)
Dickerson solid fuel heating stove with Charlie Noble and extension pipe (2006)
Deck and cockpit
Deck: Teak decks removed 2005, replaced with non-skid fiberglass painted, minor nicks and scrapes topsides, original gelcoat buffed April 2012
Bottom and keel: No osmosis, anti-fouling replaced 2012 (Interlux Micron 66), prop and shaft zincs are new. Large Diver’s zinc replaced 2011.
SSB ground plane and underwater plates in good shape (2006)
Winches: cockpit 4 large sheet winches, 1 electric for Pro-Furl in-boom system , 3 sheet winches mast-mounted (Andersen and Lewmar), traveler (2006)
There are upper and lower 1x19 stainless steel wire lifelines passing through stainless steel stanchions. The lifelines are secured at either end to stainless steel bow and stern pulpits. The stanchion bases are through bolted to the deck.
The main engine is a 4 cylinder diesel powered Yanmar 4JH4E of 55 horsepower. Engine year is 2005 with approximately 3500 hours run time. Cruise GPH: 1.4
The propeller is a 3-bladed Australian SeaHawk Autostream, self-feathering with underwater adjustable pitch. (2006)
Propeller shaft is 30 mm diameter stainless steel. Strut is stainless steel
New Dripless stuff box and cutlass bearing installed So Africa, 2011
Main engine is cooled by a closed, recirculating system with raw water heat exchanger.
Standard primary filter and dual Racor secondaries with built-in ante-bug system added New Zealand 2008
Two electric bilge pumps and two manual pumps
Monitor wind vane (2006) with emergency rudder conversion kit (2011)
Sails and Rigging
Marconi rigged, masthead sloop. Mast is deck stepped. The spars are aluminum. The standing rigging is 1 x 19 stainless steel wire and the running rigging is synthetic line and 7 x 19 stainless steel wire. (2006-2007)
Pro-Furl in-boom roller reef system & Pro-Furl jib roller reef system on head-stay
2 mainsails (1 full-baten replaced 2006)
Yankee (2006) and 150% genoas
Staysail and 2 stormsails
Hood asymmetrical cruising spinnaker with boot and whisker pole
Heavy-duty boom brake
Dodger & bimini (blue), sail covers
¾ length canvas awning (needs repairs but functional)
12 volt DC system
(6) Batteries, 5 house and 1 dedicated engine battery
Master Switches - (2) Four position switches
There are circuit breakers and fuses on individual circuits
Rutland 913 wind generator and dual BP solar panels with HardX Charge Controller. Output is 4-6amps.
Charging: Alternator #1-Balmar 100amp, ARS4&5 regulators (good spares), #2-standard Yanmar 60 amp (2 spares in good condition on board)
220/110 volt AC system
(2) 220 volt outlet
Multiple 110 volt receptacles
Victron BlueWater 240v battery charger (2009)
ICOM M602 VHF radio with cockpit repeater,
ICOM 710 SSB radio
Waterproof Hand held VHF
Depth finder (2)
AIRMAR Thru-hull speed/ temp sensor/log
GPS - Raymarine E80 with cockpit repeater (2010)
Radar - (2), Raymarine, 1 analog, 1 digital (2010)
SeaMe radar signal enhancer
AIS (integrated with Raymarine E80)
Raymarine S2 Autopilot (linear drive replaced 2011 and rebuilt spare on-board),heavy-duty custom stainless rudder-head arm replaced So Africa (2011)
Wind speed and direction
Ritchie magnetic compass at helm
Propane gas vapor protection
High bilge water alarm
EPIRB 406MHz ACR Model # RLB-35
Iridium sat phone (2006) and Pactor2 modem for email configured for integration with PC (not included)
12 volt pressure and aft with 5 gallon QL water heater running off engine and shore power (2006)
Katadyn 80E watermaker 3 gallons per hour (2006)
2 Jabsco hand-pump toilets
2 holding tanks with macerators and warning lites,1 fore, 1 aft, Y-valves
Storage lockers - 10 port, 6 starboard in main salon.
More fore and aft
Double cedar-lined hanging lockers aft cabin
AIWA CD player and AM/FM tuner with waterproof cockpit speakers, panel-all breaker system rebuilt 2006
All systems “Go” – many spare parts – 1 newly uninstalled hi-pressure deck wash pump - All systems manuals available - For additional background and history - Google “Montevideo 43”
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