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2013 Mikelson 43 Zeus Sportfisher, hull #075...
The Mikelson 43 was uniquely designed by Tom Fexas with the engines below the cockpit. The advantages of this design have been clearly proven as there are now more than seventy (72) Mikelson 43’s in operation. Better trim, better access, quieter operation, engine heat and odors do not penetrate the cabin…..these are just a few of the benefits. This design advantage makes the Mikelson 43 one of the only sportfish yacht widely found in today’s market, that will accept the pod drives as other sportfishers have mid-engines and the pod drives are designed for aft engine installations.
Pod Drives provide horizontal thrust, this combined with a dual propeller system increases speed approximately 15% and increases fuel efficiency approximately 30% over conventional drive systems. The increase in the speed of the Zeus allows the Mikelson 43 to use a smaller engine size without sacrificing speed thereby increasing fuel efficiency dramatically.
There are other significant benefits. The Zeus system comes standard with power steering, autopilot, and a "smart" twisting joystick for simplified boat handling. The pod drives steer independently so that the Captain has the ability to twist the yacht or move the yacht sideways easily with the joystick. This feature far exceeds the benefits of a bow thruster and it allows the novice Captain to handle the yacht like a professional.
The Zeus drives also provide a shallower draft as they are tunnel drives so the already shallow draft of the Mikelson 43 is reduced even further to an amazing 3’03”, approximately. The Zeus exhaust is run through the propeller hubs for additional quiet and reduced emissions. There are optional features available such as “Sky hook” which will hold the yachts precise position and heading at the push of a button regardless of wind or current.
The Zeus Advantage
-Rear facing, tunnel-mounted drive assembly for unsurpassed safety -Intuitive joystick system for effortless docking -Highly advanced autopilot for station keeping -Dramatically improved high-speed handling and incredible low-speed maneuverability -Automated, integral hydraulic trim tabs for optimum performance and visibility -Better fuel economy, longer range, and both higher cruise and top speeds -Features clean, quiet Quantum engines with thru-hub exhaust -Greatly reduced noise and vibration for a more pleasurable boating experience -Featuring SmartCraft™ technology which connects a boat's diverse onboard systems into a single integrated system -Easy to install and even easier to maintain through integrated components
Zeus Test Data
Cummins MerCruiser Diesel (CMD) Testing: "Extensive testing on Zeus-equipped boats reported impressive results in terms of efficiency and speed. For example, on a pair of identical 45-footers, one equipped with Zeus drives coupled to 425 hp diesels and the other with twin 500 hp straight inboards, the CMD engineers gained 4 mph in cruise speed with the smaller engines and 2 mph at top speed. And the ability to gain speed with smaller engines, which obviously burn less fuel, translated into a whopping 30 percent increase in efficiency at cruise, a truly impressive number."
--Marlin Magazine April-2007
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
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Designer: Tom Fexas
LOA: 43 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 10 in
Displacement: 36000 lbs
Fresh Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (600 Gallons)
Max Draft: 3' 03"
Introduced in 1997, the Fexas designed Mikelson 43 Zeus has been built to fulfill Mikelson's entry-level sportfisher niche. Based highly on the popular Mikelson 50 SF, the Mikelson 43 Zeus offers many of the same attributes such as a large flybridge with aft tournament station, low center-of-gravity, custom interior layout, and a fast, smooth, efficient ride.
Priced significantly below the competition and with a fit second to none, the Mikelson 43 Zeus has set a new standard in the 40-foot range.
BTI and Hexcell F/G Materials Solid Fiberglass Hull below water line Corecell foam core above water line Exterior Polished off-white or white gel coat color Hynautic MS-1175-25-1 hydraulic steering system Flybridge lexan venturi, S/S supports and frame S/S tube radar arch with electronics wire runs All thru-hulls installed in solid F/G Marine bronze seawater thru-hulls Protective bonding system Linear polyurethane painted accent stripes Nonskid molded fiberglass foredeck and sidedecks 316 Stainless steel deck hardware Frameless windows Hull bottom epoxy barrier paint Hull bottom antifouling paint Anti-vibration reinforced athwart ship engine room webbing stringers
Twin Cummins 3500 Zeus Drives Cummins electronic engine controls with built-in engine synchronizer 9KW Northern Lights generator in soundshield Engine room sound insulation for quieter running Cummins "Smart Craft" Zeus gauges Automatic halon fire extinguishing system in engine room Racor primary fuel filters (main engines and generator) Seawater intake bronze thru-hulls Seawater intake bronze sea strainers Underwater exhaust, fiberglass Vernatone Mark II mufflers Fuel in two non-integral epoxy-treated fiberglass tanks Water in one epoxy-treated fiberglass tank Engine temperature/oil pressure alarm system CruiseAir 16,000 BTU air conditioning wlreverse cycle heat Engine room sound insulation and 12V engine room lights Engine hatch lift assists
AC/DC electrical panel with system breakers and volt/amp meters in salon 2000w inverter system for both 120VAC use and 12VDC charging Battery Combiners for automatic charging of house and starting banks F/B 12VDC subpanel for flybridge electronics Cockpit 120VAC shore power inlet 4 each 8D batteries in F/G boxes Battery vapor proof selector switch for house- bank/starting-bank/off 120 VAC duplex outlets throughout Cantalupi 12VDC overhead lights Par Jabsco 12VDC 150 watt cockpit flood lights Heavy duty 105 amp engine driven alternators Insulated, color coded and numbered wiring throughout (4) Rule automatic bilge pumps Marinco 50’ 120V 50amp powercord Marinco phone-cable inlet Ship’s alarm status panel for hi-water and fire
Flojet fresh water pump and expansion tank system for higher capacity 4 each Rule high capacity automatic/manual bilge pumps Tank Tender pneumatic tank level gauge system 15 gal. 120 VAC hot water heater 60 gal. F/G holding tank Deck fitting for waste pump out Jabsco Quietflush freshwater flush toilets Sealand Tankwatch holding tank gauge and Sealand sanitation hoses Par Jabsco macerator 12 VDC pump Customer select sinks & faucets
S/S radar arch Forward helm with wrap-around electronics & control console Molded settee with fixed table (converts to berth) Recessed footwell for helmseat Plexiglass wrap-around venturi with S/S tube frame Storage under settee seats 4” vinyl cushions on seat bottoms, angled back Murray Bros rotocast helmseats with cushions 4 1/2” flush mounted Ritchie compass Perko 12 VDC courtesy lights S/S ladder with handrails enclosing above F/B deck Vertical console locker doors with storage Angled electronics display consoles Indoor/outdoor carpeting on F/B deck Schmitt custom polished stainless steering wheels AC/DC refrigerator
Built-in transom double bait tank with lights, windows & removable divider panel Molded transom door hinged outboard Built-in tackle center Fiberglass non-skid cockpit deck, fiberglass caprails Port/starboard cockpit side storage lockers Molded fiberglass swimstep Quarter rail Rubrail aft corner hullside at waterline 2 each Perko 12 VDC cockpit courtesy lights Hot/cold cockpit shower Shurflo seawater wash down 2 Cockpit overhead 12V lights 2 each molded drop-in fiberglass fish boxes Exterior stereo speakers Stainless steel ladder to flybridge with teak steps Engraved custom flush mounted rod holders (6) Overhead hidden rod locker
Grover air horns Hide-away swim ladder under the swim step Muir Horizontal 12V 1000H windlass under flush deck hatch Bruce type 44lb anchor w/275’ 5/16” hi-test marked chain Two-color F/B accent stripes and one-color boot stripe Non-skid decks throughout (sidedeck, foredeck, cockpit, flybridge) S/S 1.25” dia. foredeck rails extending aft to start of cockpit S/S handrails on port & starboard F/B aft sides Six S/S mooring cleats (cockpit port/stbd corner hawse) (3) Bomar opening tinted aluminum deck hatches Anchor washdown faucet Stainless steel side deckfills for fuel
Master island queen-size plus berth with large drawers under Guest large berth with large drawers under Fabric covered 6” foam mattresses 2 each master hanging lockers Full-length mirror in master stateroom Forward berth headboard mirrors with chain locker access Master opening deck hatch with hinged screen 5 each S/S oval opening portholes Guest opening deck hatch with hinged screen Guest large hanging locker Head with large separate stall shower Head opening deck hatch with hinged screen Telephone outlet in master stateroom Select wood entrance doors to staterooms w/Lockwood latches
Salon Windows 360 degrees (side opening) Dinette & settee in salon Sliding salon door with handle lock Dinette table with folding leaf Salon color 27” TV Overhead hidden rod locker
U-shaped galley Galley T80 8.5 cu ft Tundra refer/freezer Galley 120 VAC Seaward 2243 2-burner ceran stovetop Galley. convection/microwave/broiler oven Customer select galley double bowl sink & faucet Under salon storage with walk-in access Galley built-in trash bin Surellcounter tops Kindred S/S sink
Cherrywood gloss or satin interiors Sony DVD/CD surround sound salon stereo with TV interface Interior custom fitted bed covering in master and guest Vetus push-pull locker knobs throughout interior Upgraded larger more attractive searails in gloss varnish Salon overhead cleats under the vinyl for rod rack mounting Hidden airconditioning and other control panels within the locker Anodized aluminum/glass, entryway locking door Deluxe vinyl headliner Select wood hand-rubbed varnished paneled bulkheads Overhead light fixtures 12V Duplex 120V ground fault electrical outlets throughout Telephone standard outlet Decor selection throughout (carpeting, countertops, headliner, etc.) Hanging lockers with lights Select carpet in salon and staterooms