The Taswell 43 is a well built offshore cruiser, designed by Bill Dixon and built by the renowned Ta Shing yard. The accommodation below decks is spacious and comfortable with a magnificent owner's stateroom aft and two further double guest cabins forward. Whilst finished to a high standard and well equipped for bluewater sailing, the sensible asking price reflects the need for some upgrading of equipment and cosmetic refurbishment.
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The layout offers up to six berths, with three separate double sleeping cabins separate from the main accommodation. The interior joinery has been completed to a high standard with a pleasant light feel and there is standing headroom and good ventilation throughout. Forward of the saloon are two cabins, one to port and one to starboard, each with over and under berths, hanging lockers and good stowage. The separate heads forward has a marine toilet and washbasin and is accessed as an en-suite from either of these forward cabins. Forward of the heads is a stowage locker which can also be accessed from the foredeck. In the saloon, good sized circular dinette to port provides comfortable seating at the beautiful saloon table. There is a good sized chart table to starboard with swivel seat. The galley is situated to starboard behind the chart table and is well equipped with a three burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven, large refrigerator with top and side access and twin stainless steel sinks. The pressurised freshwater system provides hot and cold running water to the galley and both heads. 720 litre freshwater capacity. In the walk-through to the aft cabin there is good access to the engine space under the cockpit. In the aft cabin there is a large double island berth with occasional seats both sides and generous stowage and hanging lockers. En-suite heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin with a separate shower stall. Holding tank. Webasto diesel fired hot air central heating.
Located in a well insulated space below the cockpit, Yanmar 4JH2-TBE four cylinder 62hp diesel engine. 1981 hours. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed Max Prop feathering propeller. Single lever control. 420 litre fuel capacity in stainless steel tank (new 2013). Maximum speed under power approximately 8 knots.
Cutter rigged. Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Isomat. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. Furlex headsail furling system. Two Lewmar 52 self tailing primary sheet winches. Two Lewmar 43 self tailing secondary sheet winches. Lewmar 43 self tailing mainsheet winch. Two Lewmar 40 self tailing halyard winches. Andersen 28 self tailing reefing winch. Reefing is done at the mast with no lines led aft. Spinnaker pole.
Built in 1992 by Ta Shing to a design by Bill Dixon. Hull number 49. White painted GRP hull with dark blue sheer stripe. Teak toe rail. White GRP superstructure with teak laid deck. Fin keel. Skeg hung rudder. Wheel steering. Centre self draining cockpit. Coppercoat antifoul system. 2020 update: the teak deck has recently been refurbished and is in good condition.
A well built boat with beautiful interior joinery, obviously well loved and maintained, but nevertheless has now reached that stage in its life when there is money to be spent on some upgrading and cosmetic refurbishment. Specifically, the standing rigging needs renewing, the sails are showing their age, electronics whilst functional have definitely reached middle age and inside the headlinings need a birthday in places and some of the soleboards need re-varnishing. The engine (less than 2000 hours) and genset look very good; topside paint and Coppercoat antifouling system date from 2015. The teak deck has just been refurbished (June 2020) and is in good condition. There is no sprayhood as the previous owner had fitted a practical, but rather unattractive, GRP dodger which has now been removed. The sensible asking price fully reflects her present condition.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.