1980 Custom Serendipity 43 R/C Sloop
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Doug Peterson Bluewater Racer/Cruiser!
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- St. Petersburg, FL
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 49,900
Sail Inventory totals 14 Sails and includes a full set of competitive racing sails as well as delivery/cruising sails, as well as a conventional aluminum spinnaker pole and a Forespar Carbon Fiber pole for racing. Repowered in 1999 with a Nanni/Mercedes 40hp Diesel engine with only 600 hours, a 105 Amp Alternator, and a feathering MaxProp, she has plenty of power when needed. The tapered triple spreader mast & boom are Awlgripped to to match the hull and all rigging has has been constantly inspected and upgraded as necessary including the Navtec Hydraulic back-stay system.
The Flush-Deck, "T"-shaped split cockpit layout is all business with deck hardware positioned for infinite tweaks when every second per mile makes a difference. For Cruising, all lines led aft to the cockpit make short-handed sailing a breeze, too. Please note that some of the interior photos depict the interior in near "Racing-Mode," and do not show the full set of Seven (7) nice clean and like-new high-quality fabric berth and settee cushions that have been stored in a clean and dry storage facility. In addition to the V-Berth Cushions (shown empty), there are two 7' Settee Berths and 2 Pilot Berths, in the Salon, and Aft is a Single Settee Berth and a Double Berth to Port. The functional Galley has all you need to prepare meals for your crew, and the Head with electric toilet, vanity, sink, and large separate shower stall are generous size and very functional for cruising.
Electronics include two 2018 B&G Displays in the cockpit and the Owner was in the process of selecting additional new electronics when his plans suddenly changed and this yacht is priced so the new owner can buy and install his/her favorite brand and models to complete the electronics suite instead.
So whether you are looking for a competitive Racing boat or a proven high-performance bluewater-capable Cruiser, you won't be disappointed upon inspection because Corsair is an excellent value and priced to sell immediately. Call today to schedule a personal inspection.
Lee Messina is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, (CPYB), licensed and bonded in Florida since 2004; and one of only 150 CPYB brokers in Florida, and only one of approximately 500 in North America. A boater since childhood in CT, Lee has had a diverse and successful career as a Manager and Principal in Education, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, and the Marine Industry. Lee's experience "messing about boats"for all his life, racing and cruising a variety of racer/cruiser sailboats in major bluewater regattas, as well as his experience big game fishing offshore on his family's sportfish yachts has given him the skills and knowledge to help a wide range of Buyers select their next yacht, and help Sellers to prepare their yachts for sale at maximum value. You will be well-served by his commitment to professionalism and ethics; as well as his philosophy of practicing "win-win" negotiations on behalf of each of his clients. Additionally, Lee has built a lifetime of loyal and satisfied clients by developing personal relationships that last far beyond the closing of each yacht sale. Satisfied clients lead to referrals and Lee's inventory of yacht listings and buyer's he represents as their Buyer's Broker are a testament to his practice of always doing what it is best for each of his clients.
Please contact Lee Messina, CPYB (941-350-9020) at (941) 350-9020
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Doug Peterson
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 42 ft 6 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 34 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 4 in
Displacement: 17800 lbs
Dry Weight: 17800 lbs
Engine Brand: Nanni/Mercedes
Engine Model: 4 Cylinder 180
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Fresh Water Tanks: (40 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (40 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 7
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 9
Enter the Salon of this 43 Serendipity Doug Peterson Racer/Cruiser 1980 via the Companionway forward and center in the T-Shaped Cockpit & down 4 steps. Varnished teak cabinetry and accent teak paneling provide a warm contrast and yacht finish appearance to the light painted interior hull, ceiling, and some bulkheads; providing a bright interior via light and ventilation from the heavy-duty Bomar deck hatches. Flooring is a light-weight composite material with numerous cut-out access panels to the bilges.
The functional Galley is to port and opposite is the forward-facing Nav table. The wide and spacious Salon has 7ft. Settee berths on each side, with equal-size Pilot Berths above and outboard with storage behind each settee backrest. Like-new marine-grade blue fabric cushions are not all shown in the photos, but have rarely been onboard and show little wear. The updated 40 HP Nanni/Mercedes diesel engine is located under and behind the Companionway stairs and is easily accessible for quick routine inspection and for all other servicing.
Aft of the Nav Station and under the Cockpit is a single berth as well as a double berth on the port side along with shelves above and storage areas below the berths. Although there is no door separating this area from the Salon, the double-berth is tucked behind the Galley and engine compartment solid bulkheads.
Moving forward of the Salon, to port is the private Head with electric toilet, vanity, sink and storage below and outboard. Further forward to port is a shower stall, which also has brackets for storage underway for a teak boarding ladder, (shown in one photo). Opposite the Head is a Hanging Locker and forward is a Hanging Rope locker. All the way forward is the easily Convertible Sail Locker/V-Berth/Forepeak with Cushions and framing (currently dry-stored).
The Galley is conveniently located to port of the companionway stairs and is compact yet fully-equipped. The Galley features:
- 2-Burner SS CNG Stove
- Ice Box
- 110V Refrigerator
- SS Sink
- H/C Pressure Water
- Toaster Oven
- Formica Counters with Teak Cabinetry storage below and outboard.
Sails & Rigging
This 1980 Doug Peterson Serendipity 43 Racer/Cruiser is designed for performance Bluewater sailing and the Spars & Rigging include:
- Triple-Spreader Tapered Aluminum Mast, Awlgripped Blue
- Internal Halyards with chafe guards
- Rod Rigging
- 3-Function Navtec Hydraulics: Backstay, Vang & Babystay
- Rod Vang
- Custom internal mounts for babystay and running backstays
- Internal electrical conduits
- Spinnaker Pole track with internal butt lift system and car
- Adjustable mast step
- Navigation & foredeck lights
- Cruising Forespar Aluminum Spinnaker Pole
- Racing Forespar Carbon Fiber Spinnaker Pole
- Full set of Racing Sails (older but competitive)
- Full set of Cruising/Delivery Sails (serviceable)
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.