Destiny's Fate, a Mauritius 43 Staysail Ketch for Sale



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Urgent sale needed on my 1995 Mauritius 43 steel hulled, center-cockpit staysail ketch. Destiny's Fate was given a complete refit 2019 with ultra-sound on the hull and a current survey, my 43 is currently anchored in Woburn Bay Grenada, near Clarks Court Marina, and is being maintained by Gary and crew from Horizon Yachts.

Her assessed market value at the time of survey was $85,000 but Destiny's Fate is currently listed at $68,000. My contract has expired so you can deal with me direct, my last adventure of life was to sail to all parts of the world, but nearing 70 years old due to an old back injury that has come back to haunt me, it is a bit of a gamble.

At this time no unreasonable offers refused. As times are changing, I would consider payments with a deposit and a slightly higher selling price.

Grenada now open to international traffic with a current negative PCR test.

  • ultrasound survey Nov 2018;
  • sanded to bare steel;
  • all rust areas removed and treated with rust conversion treatment;
  • hull: multiple coats primer & antifoul;
  • topsides: multiple coats primer & Jotun paint, stripe, new decals.

Full engine overhaul 2018-2019:
  • Fuel injectors, injector pump rebuilt, system cleaned;
  • Heat exchanger removed and cleaned;
  • new alternator and belts;
  • new fuel lines;
  • new exhaust lines;
  • Fuel polished Jan 2019 - ~220 gallons still onboard, treated.

Chain locker:
  • wet-blasted to bare steel;
  • thin areas re-plated/welded;
  • all rust areas removed and treated with rust conversion treatment;
  • primed and painted;
  • 80M new chain;
  • Two anchors.

  • sanded to steel;
  • rust spots removed and treated with rust conversion treatment;
  • primer & paint;
  • helm rebuilt.

Rudder removed and overhauled:
  • new seals;
  • new bushings;
  • hydraulic cylinders rebuilt/new seals.

Sails & Rigging
  • All standing rigging evaluated and adjusted February 2019;
  • New running rigging;
  • All sails in good condition and include (2) mainsails, mizzen, (2) genoas and a staysail.

  • New speed sensor;
  • New depth sensor and receiver;
  • New AIS system;
  • New wind speed indicator.

  • New Trojan T105 house battery bank - (6) 6V batteries;
  • New Standard Horizon handheld radio;
  • New EchoTec watermaker (not installed);
  • Raymarine MFD;
  • Simrad autopilot;
  • Solar panels (3);
  • Coleman 300w Wind generator (not currently installed);
  • New windlass with both foot and remote controls;
  • Newly reworked davits;
  • New lifelines;
  • New Marelon thru-hull fittings;
  • New seacocks;
  • New bilge pumps (2) and drainage hoses;
  • New grill and propane tank;
  • ALL new canvas including dodger & bimini (too many items to list but available upon request!);
  • ALL new foam cushions;
  • ALL new upholstery;
  • New custom mattresses in aft cabin;
  • New lexan glass on all hatches;
  • New seals on all hatches and port lights;
  • New varnish and paint throughout interior;
  • New refrigerator thermostat and wiring;
  • New heads (2);
  • New plumbing lines;
  • New faucets in forward head and galley;
  • New showerhead and drain;
  • New sump pump for forward head;
  • Fully outfitted galley;
  • Linens - all new/like-new;
  • Recharged fire extinguisher (Jan 2019);
  • All safety gear (too many items to list but available upon request!);
  • New fenders;
  • New Highfield 290 hypalon dinghy with dinghy anchor and 3M chain;
  • Aft berth (double) with head;
  • Forward//V-berth cabin with head, one big bed or two twins;
  • Workshop with easy engine access;
  • Suzuki 2.5hp four-stroke back-up dinghy motor;
  • Dinghy motor crane (not currently installed);
  • Fully winterized for 2019 hurricane season;
  • New survey Mar 2019.

Hull Type: Long fn with keel-hung rudder
Rigging Type: Staysail ketch
Length Overall: 43'3"
Waterline Length: 32'6"
Beam: 13'0"
Draft: 5'11"
Displacement: 26,881lb
Ballast: 7,840lb
Construction: Steel
Designer: Bruce Roberts

Design Ratios:
Ballast/Displacement: 29.2
Displacement/Length: 349
Comfort Ratio: 38.2
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