Gitana 43 - Based on the Swan 43 hull, an attractive flush-decked bluewater cruiser with excellent performance and sea kindly motion. The Owners bought her for a purpose and spent a huge amount of time, money, love and perseverance in preparing her for their long-considered 'trip of a lifetime. Now ARC ready, she would suit those looking for an ocean adventure, poised ready to take them in comfort and in safety. For further information and viewing arrangements, please contact Ancasta Plymouth on +44(0)1752 255740 or email@example.com.
Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Sailspar.
Stainless steel standing rigging (NEW 2018) .
Head sail furling systems on inner and outer fore stays.
The staysail is rigged to be self-tacking.
Slab reefing to fully battened mainsail.
Stackpack for mainsail (renovated April 2020).
Two spinnaker poles.
Harken genoa furler (NEW NOV 2018).
Harken Mk4 staysail furler (NEW JAN 2018).
All spreaders removed and inspected, 2017.
All pins, shackles, etc. on mast removed, inspected and replaced, as required.
Turning blocks at masthead for spin halyards (NEW 2018).
Halyards replaced: main (2018), topping lift (2018), genoa (2017), spare genoa (2017), staysail (2017), 2x masthead spinnaker (2017).
Running backstay lines (NEW 2017).
Running back block, securing lines attached, plus deck hardware (NEW 2017).
Running backs deck pad eyes removed and resealed on re-installation, 2017.
Boom removed and new kicking strap securing point added (both ends removed, checked and installed), 2017.
New preventer attachment point installed and preventer line spliced in, 2017.
Hydraulic backstay tensioner.
Two Meissner 32ST-58 self-tailing genoa sheet winches.
Two Meissner 25ST-44 self-tailing stay sail winches.
Lewmar 43 self-tailing control line winch.
Two halyard winches.
Note:- All deck winches serviced 2018 - 3x mast, 4x cockpit, 1x by companionway (replaced with self-tailing winch, March 2018).
Mainsail, Dart Sails (July 2018) - Serviced by Dart Sails, 2020.
Genoa, Dart Sails (July 2018).
Staysail, Dart Sails (July 2018).
Furling genoa (1993)
Heavy furling staysail/storm jib (1993)
Fully battened mainsail (1993) - condition is poor.
Asymmetric with snuffer (2003) - Inspected, cleaned and repacked, 2020
Yankee (1993) - condition is poor.
Based on the Swan 43 hull, the Gitana 43 is an attractive flush-decked bluewater cruiser with excellent performance and sea kindly motion. The Owners bought her solely for a purpose and spent a huge amount of time, money, love and perseverance in preparing her for their long-considered 'trip of a lifetime', successfully completed the ARC in 2018 with flying colours. She has proven to be safe and easy to handle, and comfortable to live on for extended periods. She is soundly built and well finished with a practical layout above and below decks. It is with a heavy heart that her current Owners have decided to let 'Gitana' go to a new home - she would equally suit those who are looking to fulfill their own dreams of ocean adventure.
Photos of refit available accompanied by work lists and invoices, etc.
NASA Clipper boatspeed and log.
NASA Clipper depth.
NASA Clipper windspeed and direction.
Standard Horizon chart plotter.
Raymarine autopilot, 2019 - less than 2 hours use!
Raymarine ACU-400 Actuator Control Unit, 2017 (12V ram for the steering).
Icom IC-M502 DSC VHF radio, 2017.
New VHF antenna at masthead, Glomex (Nov 2018)
New VHF cable to base of mast installed, 2018.
New clipper Windex unit at mast head, 2017.
New rudder indicator and course computer, 2017.
New Garmin GPS, antenna and cables installed, 2017.
New NMEA 1803 buffer installed to split and share GPS signal, 2017.
New Icom AIS Blacss-B transponder MA-500TR with external GPS, 2018.
Vesper Marine antenna splitter, 2018.
GPS repeater on deck installed.
Iridium Extreme Sat Phone + RedBox installed to chart table, 2018.
Iridium external antenna cable installed, 2018.
Iridium antenna mounted to aft arch, 2018.
New Plastimo ocean steering compass installed, 2018.
Masthead and deck level navigation lights.
Rocna 25kg anchor (2018) with 40m chain.
Lofrans manual anchor windlass.
Twin bow roller.
Fortress FX 23 in fwd cabin + 2x 50m line in stern locker.
All deck hatches with exception of port aft removed, disassembled and rebuilt with new seals, re-bedded with Sikka 291i.
All chainplates removed, structure of hull inspected and bolts checked.
Chainplates replaced with mostly new bolts (out of abundance of caution).
Chainplates resealed at deck level to prevent water ingress.
Significant works to aft decks on port and stb side to remove rotten wood and structure (photos available to cover disassembly and rebuild process).
Cockpit storage hatches re-bedded and re-sealed internally to prevent water ingress.
Sailcover in blue.
Sprayhood in blue.
Bimini with stainless steel frame.
Boarding ladder aft + removable side-boarding ladder.
Stainless steel dinghy davits (to be reinstalled).
Stainless steel arch.
Fusion MS-RA205 Bluetooth stereo + two Fusion speakers to cockpit installed, 2018.
Dinghy and outboard.
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires (wires replaced 2017).
Granny bars at mast.
Various fire extinguishers (date unknown).
Seago 6 man liferaft installed and mounted on port rail, 2017.
24hr pack purchased to support liferaft (as per ARC requirements), 2017.
Seago 3-in-1 rescue recovery buoy, 2017.
Plastimo rescue sling.
New lifering with light installed, 2017.
Flare pack (2018) - Includes glasses and gloves, as per ARC safety lists.
EPIRB, GlobalFix V4 ACR (NEW 2017).
Search light with spare bulb.
First aid kit.
Electric & Manual bilge pumps.
New LED Aqua Signal Tri colour plus anchor light installed, 2017.
New LED steaming light installed, 2017.
New deck flood light installed, 2017.
BETA MARINE 35SD diesel engine (NEW 2017)
Single lever control.
Saildrive (NEW 2017) to19" diameter 3 bladed SD FeatherStream feathering propeller (NEW 2017) - serviced April 2020.
New Beta engine control panel installed, 2017.
New exhaust hose installed with anti siphon, 2017.
Engine bay cleaned up and painted, 2017.
Fuel tank cleaned and new opening created for ease of access, 2017.
New fuel lines installed, 2017.
New fuel shut-off valve installed, 2017.
All new sound insulation installed in engine bay, 2017.
New throttle cable installed, 2017.
Alternator charging to 3 x 12 volt batteries in two banks.
1 x 120AmpH Numax engine start battery (NEW 2017).
2 x 120AmpH Numax deep cycle domestic batteries (NEW 2017).
New electrical connections from engine start battery to engine installed, 2017.
All connections from battery charger to both battery banks removed and replaced, 2017.
2 x CTEC battery chargers installed (NEW 2017) - dedicated charger for each bank, 1x service, 1x engine.
All connections from engine alternator to both battery banks replaced, 2017.
85 watt solar panel.
240 volt shore power and cable.
All battery switches replaced, 2017.
3 x new battery isolator switches installed (engine/domestic/parallel), 2017.
Blue Seas charging diode splitter / ACR installed, 2017.
Rutland 913 wind generator
All connections from wind and solar to charging controller and onto battery banks replaced, 2017.
Cables from house battery banks replaced to domestic supply, 2017.
New fuse box installed on house bank, 2017.
Clipper BM2 battery monitor installed on house bank, 2017.
New LED strip light over galley installed, 2017.
New LED light in engine bay installed, 2017.
New LED light at chart table installed, 2017.
Fuel capacity 45 gallons in stainless steel tank
Water capacity 150 gallons in three stainless steel tanks
EchoTec watermaker installed, 2018.
95% hot and cold water plumbing replaced, 2017.
New 3-way manifold installed to connect tanks, 2017.
New valves and pipes installed, as required, 2017.
New course filter from fwd tanks to cold water system pre-pump installed, 2017.
New taste filter installed to pressurised cold tap (spare filter under sink), 2017.
New seawater tap and thru hull seacock installed, 2017.
New pressurised hot and cold tap at galley installed, 2017.
New 25 litre calorifier installed and attached to main engine cooling system (also works off 220V shore power).
Shower unit for aft heads installed, 2017.
New grey water sump for aft heads sink and shower drain installed, 2017.
New deck shower unit installed (cold water only), 2017.
Fresh water fill lines to all 3 tanks replaced, 2017.
Builder: Cape Town Yachts.
Completed in 1990 in the UK by the first owner on 1978 GRP mouldings by Gitana yachts, S Africa.
Designed by Oswald Berkemeyer, Germany.
Built to Lloyds Register.
White GRP hull with style stripes.
Hull underwater epoxied in 2013.
Alloy toe rail.
Sheathed marine plywood deck.
Wheel steering (Helm station removed and fully reconditioned by Whitlock, 2018)
Aft self draining cockpit (new cockpit drain hoses installed, 2017).
Painted non-slip to decks.
Teak laid cockpit sole.
Teak cockpit seating with comfortable rolled edge.
All 'below water line' thru hull fittings replaced with new, 2017.
Rudder dropped and inspected, 2017.
Bilges cleaned and partially painted, 2017.
Lockers cleaned and painted, 2017.
Last antifouled: April 2020.
Hull polished: April 2020.
All new hull anodes: April 2020.
LOA: 43 feet / 13.1m
LWL: 37 feet / 11.3m
Beam: 12.83 feet / 3.9m
Draft: 6.6 feet / 1.98m
Displacement: 10300 kilogram
Ballast: 4500 kilogram
*All figures are approximate
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