This 2016 model Velasco 43F from Jeanneau is an ideal yacht for family cruising. It features a large flybridge with lots of living space with a well-equipped wet bar including fridge, sink and electric BBQ, a good sized and well shaded cockpit with access to a large swim platform where the tender is stowed, recessed side decks with a side door to the helm station and a large sun pad on the foredeck. Accommodations include two en-suite cabins with the master cabin forward and the guest cabin which can be configured as a double or two singles sharing the day head on the starboard side.
The bright and airy saloon has a four panel glass door that opens to the cockpit to create an expansive living area all on the same level. To port there is a long aft facing chaise lounge and to starboard the horseshoe-shaped lounge has a multi adjustable table which converts to both a large dining table and also lowers and an infill cushion turns this area into a double berth. Floor panels give easy access to two very large storage areas beneath the lounge. The u-shaped galley is efficiently laid out with twin stainless steel sinks forward and a gas burner and oven to port. The large 130 litre refrigerator is below the helm seat with an ice maker in the cockpit.
Powered by twin Cummins QSB 6.7L, 380 horsepower engines through V-drive gearboxes and shafts the boat has a top speed of 27 knots and can cruise at 22 knots for 250 nautical miles. The boat is very comfortable to travel at displacement speeds and at 7 knots it has a range of 500 nautical miles. In the marina handling is a breeze with both bow and stern thrusters. The tropical air-conditioning and other on board amenities are powered by an 11 kilowatt generator. The boat has been very lightly with very low hours on the engines and generator.
This is a great opportunity to buy a very recent model and low hour boat ready to go for the coming high season. The level of comfort and specification is not often found on a boat of this size. Inspection is highly recommended.
Inspired by larger yachts, the VELASCO 43 makes a strong personal statement on the exterior, paired with a contemporary style on the interior.
Aboard the VELASCO 43, the distribution of interior and exterior living spaces results in an unexpected, superior level of comfort, with a layout that is particularly well suited for today’s multi-generational families.
Designed for smooth, safe cruising at high speeds, the highly tapered hull of the VELASCO 43 is comfortable and efficient in all cruising conditions. Shaft drive transmission and joystick control are the preferred technical solutions for frequent cruising and effortless manoeuvring.
Innovative and elegant, powerful and reassuring, the VELASCO 43 unveils an all-new approach to the motor yacht, one conceptualised entirely for family cruising.
With the integrated radar arch replacing the mast on the flybridge, the charm of the new VELASCO 43 F lies in her softer lines and forward-sloped windscreen, a defining new look for the new VELASCO 43 F.
With her shaft drive and double thrusters, the VELASCO 43 F seems to glide over the water with unparalleled ease.