Nautor 43 for sale

Argyll, United Kingdom

£68,000 GBP

Nautor 43 - Nautor 43 - Makulu
General information
Nautor 43
Used sail boat for sale
£68,000 GBP
Price comment
Heavy displacement ketch rigged cruiser.
Name of boat
Sparkman and Stephens
Length overall
13.03 metres
Length waterline
9.58 metres
4.20 metres
1.52 metres
14,500 kg
GRP. Fin and skeg configuration with long fin
Long Keel
Argyll, United Kingdom

About this Nautor 43


The Nautor 43; designed by Sparkmans and Stephens and built in the same facility as the companies ‘Swan’ branded cruiser racers was a boat conceived for the world cruiser. Designed around a high volume, heavy displacement hull the boat offers spacious and comfortable accommodation below decks in the familiar Swan styling. The flush deck layout and ketch rig with secure centre cockpit are ideally suited to short handed offshore cruising. When Nautor ceased production of the 43 in 1980 to concentrate on the Swan range of yachts the moulds and hull design were sold to Nauticat and with a re-designed deck layout the hull remained in production for many years are the Nauticat 43.

Purchased by her current owners in Chile MAKULU arrived in the UK in 2018 after cruising north from Chile and crossing the Atlantic before cruising north. On this highly successful trip she proved to be ideally suited to bluewater, ocean sailing looking after her crew no-matter the conditions they experienced. Her inventory includes:

Professionally painted topsides

Professionally re-finished decks with coarse non slip painted panels

Yanmar 75hp marine diesel engine.

3 blade MaxProp bronze feathering propeller.

Keel stepped ketch rig.

Extensive sail wardrobe including 2014 North Sails Genoa, Main and Mizzen.

Garmin 4212 Multi-function display with plotter and radar functionality.

Garmin and B&G Instrumentation


Furuno SSB transceiver.

Stainless steel fuel and water tanks.

Due to an unforeseen change in circumstances the Nautor 43 MAKULU is now offered for sale, fully VAT paid in the UK. She is in need of some TLC having not been used in the last 18 months. An great opportunity to by a classic and highly capable offshore cruiser.


Nautor is probably the most iconic yacht manufacturer in Finland and has become synonyms with the Swan brand over many decades. Founded in 1966 the company based in Jackobstad; started building S&S designs. The classic Swan 36 firmly establishing the companies reputation, becoming an instant success and still competitively raced across northern Europe.

While continuing the development of the Swan brand with models such as the 36, 40 and 43 Nautor become renowned for building high quality, technically advanced cruiser racers. S&S designed Swans taking line honours in many of the major races during the late 1960’s & 70’s including the 1968 Cowes week, 1972 Bermuda race and the ultimate accolade of the winning the first ever Whitbread Round the World Race in 1974.

While the Swan brand was proving successful in the cruiser racer market the company along with Sparkman and Stephens also designed a range of heavier displacement cruising and motorsailers; built under the name Nautor. Designed to appeal to those wishing to cruise oceans in more comfort and at a more sedate pace than the average Swan owner the designs incorporated the same quality and technical expertise. The Nautor range ceased production in 1980.

Today Nautor has become Nautor Swan and the company continues to enjoy success with the line-up today including boats up to 125’.


Hull Construction:

GRP single piece moulded hull.

Fin and skeg configuration.

Long fin keel.

Opening portlights let into topsides.

White painted topsides with blue sheerband.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

GRP moulded deck, stepped deck.

Integral self-draining cockpit.

Flush deck forward with slight step in way of cockpit.

Deck finished with coarse non-slip deck paint Panels.


Long fin keel.

Bolt on lead ballast keel forward.

Moulded GRP keel section aft.


Skeg hung rudder


Engine & gearbox:

Yanmar 4JH3-TE.

75hp @ 3800RPM.

4 cylinder, turbocharged, indirectly cooled marine diesel.

Yanmar dash panel with tacho, oil pressure and water tempertature.

Kanzaki reversing marine gearbox.

Maintenance & Performance:

6.5kts cruising speed.

8791 recorded running hours.

Propulsion & Steering:

Stainless steel prop shaft

Dripless PSS type sterngland

MaxProp 3 blade feathering propeller

Spare 3 blade fixed

Stainless steel wheel with leather cover.

Cable driven steering system.


Simrad AP20 control head

Roberston course computer system

Autohelm type 1 chain drive


Voltage systems:

12V DC onboard system

110VAC shore power system

Shore Power:

240VAC – 110VAC transformer

Dual 120VAC connections

Dual independent systems with dedicate control panel.

Both systems hardwired with RCD protection.

Battery Banks:

Domestic – 2x 12v 180AH led acid (To be fitted new 2020).

Engine – 1x 12v 80Ah lead acid.


120VAC – 12VDC Heart Interface charger.


70 Amp engine driven alternator

Wind Generator:

Rutland 504, new, still in box, never installed.

Other Electrical:

Heart Interface Link 2000 battery monitor

USB charging socket in saloon.


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water system

Faucets in galley and heads.

Showers in forward and aft heads.

Deck shower in cockpit

Spare pump for pressure system aboard.

Salt Water:

Manually pumped faucets in galley and forward heads

Bilge Pumps:

1 electric with manual and auto-switching

2 manual

Emergency hand pump



Twin tanks.

549ltrs/145 gallon each.

Combined capacity 1098ltrs/290 gallon

Stainless steel

Independent with manual selector

Fresh Water:

Twin tanks.

499ltrs/132 gallon each.

Combined capacity 999ltrs/264 gallon.

Stainless steel tanks.


Small capacity insulated tank.

Heated from engine water or 120VAC immersion heater element.

Holding Tank:

Single 200ltr tank.

Discharge overboard or via deck suction.

Forward heads only.

Tank Monitoring:

Calibrated dip stick for fuel tanks.


On Deck:

B&G Network depth

Garmin GMI 10 multifunction display

Garmin wind

Simrad Autopilot control head

At Chart Table:

Garmin 4212 multi-function display with chartplotter and radar functionality. Mounted on hinged bracket, visible from companionway.

Garmin GMI 10 configurable multi-function repeater.

Communications Equipment:

DSC VHF – Icom M504

VHF – Icom M120

SSB Transceiver – Furuno FS-1501



Double stainless steel sinks.

Fresh water and salt water faucets.

Princess 3 burner gas cooker with oven, converted for UK gas.

Top loading, below worktop fridge (not operational)

Top loading, below worktop freezer (not operational)


2x Manual baby blakes marine toilets.

Forward heads disharging overboard or to holding tank.

Aft heads discharging overboard.

2x Wash hand basin

Heating & Ventilation:

Webasto diesel fired blown air system

Outlets in forward cabin, saloon, aft cabin and both heads.


Overhead lighting throughout.

Bulkhead lights in saloon.

Reading lights above bunks in cabins


Fusion MS-AV700 Radio/CD/Bluetooth head unit.

Fusion I-Pod dock

Blaupunkt CD/Radio head unit, with remote control.


Summary of Accommodation:

Two double cabins offering 3 large single berths with double berth in aft cabin.

Two occasional berths in saloon

Ensuite heads for aft cabin

6’+ headroom throughout.

Accommodation Finish:

Finished in the distinctive Nautor style found in older Swans.

Traditional timber-built interior constructed from teak faced ply and solid teak trims.

All joinery work finished in gloss varnish.

Sole boards in traditional teak and holy style.

Headlining finished with vinyl covered ply panels and hardwood trims.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Two elevated single berths port and starboard.

Small seat/hop-up step between bunks forward.

Storage lockers at forward end of bunk overhead.

Double tier storage shelves running the length of the bunks outboard overhead.

Storage drawers and lockers beneath aft end of port bunk.

Passageway Forward:

Leading to forward cabin from saloon

Doors to separate passageway from saloon and forward cabin.

Countertop to port.

Shelved locker and hanging locker above counter top with storage lockers beneath.

Forward heads to starboard.

Forward Heads:

Moulded base to compartment with teak grating.

Inboard facing manual marine toilet outboard.

Coutertop with inset wash hand basin at forward end of compartment.

Bulkhead mounted mirror above counter.

Vanity lockers beneath countertop.

Storage lockers outboard of heads.

Main Saloon:

Occupying full width of boat and open to the galley, chart table and companionway.

Large, centrally mounted, double drop leaf table.

L-shaped settee to starboard with bench settee to port.

Both settees converting to occasional single berths.

Bottle storage provide in central section of table.

Bookshelf and locker outboard of starboard settee overhead.

Dresser unit with drawers and lockers outboard of port settee.

Cave type storage lockers outboard of seatbacks port and starboard.


To port, accessed from aft end of saloon.

U-shaped galley, facing aft.

Double stainless steel sink inboard

Worktop running along aft end.

Top loading fridge and freezer below aft worktop

Gimbal mounted galley stove outboard with small worktop section forward.

Drawers below forward section of worktop.

Shelved locker outboard of galley stove.

Overhead lockers along aft and inboard sides of galley.

Navigation Station:

To starboard of companionway.

Forward facing navigators seat.

Large chart table designed to be worked on either from seat or standing inboard.

Chart storage within tabletop.

Storage drawers and lockers beneath table forward.

Bookshelves, drawers and instrumentation mounted outboard of table and seat.

Deck prism deck light diffuser above chart table

Passageway Aft:

Leading from nav station to aft cabin.

Countertop to starboard

Shelved locker above countertop.

Door into engine space at aft end of passage way

Aft/Master Cabin:

Coutertop and storage unit at forward end outboard to starboard.

Shelved lockers above and below countertop

En-suite heads forward to port.

Single berth to starboard aft.

Double berth to port aft.

Small seat/hop-up step between bunks with countertop aft of seat.

Overhead storage lockers running along aft end of bunk.

5 opening portlights and one opening deck hatch.

En-suite /Aft Heads:

Moulded base to compartment with teak grating.

Inboard facing manual marine toilet outboard.

Countertop with inset wash hand basin at aft end of compartment.

Bulkhead mounted mirror above counter.

Vanity lockers beneath countertop.

Storage lockers outboard of heads.

1 opening portlight



Keel stepped, masthead, ketch rig.

Silver anodised alloy mast and spars.

Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire with bronze rigging screws.

Selden Furlex 300S roller reefing system

Slab reefing mainsail with dutchman type lazyjack system

Lazy jacks for mizzen.

Mast steps on main mast, to masthead.

Block and tackle kicker for both masts.

Boom brake system on main mast.

Antenna isolators fitted to starboard mizzen shroud.


Primary – 2x Lewmar 55, self-tailing

Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar 21, self-tailing 1x Lewmar 16

Mainmast winches – 4x Lewmar two-speed.


Mainsail – White Dacron, fully batten, slab reefing with dutchman lazyjack system. North Sails 2014.

Mizzen - White Dacron, fully batten, slab reefing with lazyjack system. North Sails 2014.

Genoa – White Dacron, roller reefing. (Used once) North Sails 2014.

Genoa – White Dacron, roller reefing. Age unknown.



Mizzen Spinnaker



All lines handled at mast.

Lewmar genoa cars and tracks

Anchoring & Mooring:

Rocna Anchor on chain rode.

Electric Anchor Windlass - Lewmar with chain gypsy and warping drum. Foot buttons on foredeck and wireless remote control.

Mooring Warps – Selection

Fenders - Selection

Canvas Work:


Mainsail cover

Mizzen cover

Hatch covers

Fitted cockpit cushions


West marine inflatable dinghy with hard transom.


Double stainless steel stemhead roller.

Anchor self-stowing in starboard roller

Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats, forward, midships and aft.

Alloy toerail running length of deck edge.

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.

Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double stainless steel guardwires.

Guardwire gates port and starboard.

Transom gate on port side with fold-down boarding/swimming ladder.

Large deck locker forward.

3x dorade ventilators on deck with stainless steel hoops to protect.

Outboard storage bracket to starboard aft of cockpit.

Fixed lower screen forward of cockpit with sprayhood extending aft.

U-shaped cockpit seating

Pedestal mounted, folding cockpit table.

Navigation Lights:

Low-level navigation lights.

Masthead tri-colour/anchor light


In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Yanmar 4JH3-TE. 75hp @ 3800RPM. 4 cylinder, turbocharged, indirectly cooled marine diesel. Yanmar dash panel with tacho, oil pressure and water tempertature. Kanzaki reversing marine gearbox.
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
1,098 litres
Cruising speed
12 kph
Drinking water capacity
999 litres
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Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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