1968 43ft aluminum sloop custom (by C&C founder)

by Stewart
(Naples FL)

1968 43 ft aluminum sloop, custom, last boat built built by C&C Founder before forming the company a year later. Boat is in good shape but needs a little paint.

The bad part: Motor, Perkins 4.108 (1968 low line ED70058U624018) just threw a rod & cracked the block 2" above oil pan bolt line. Motor will still turn over.

The good part: I have had the fuel injection pump just rebuilt, replaced the water pump with new, new impeller in the saltwater pump, replaced all hoses, new & larger heat exchanger, reworked the exhaust hosing & lift mufflers (2 of them), replaced every hose clamp on the boat with ABA hose clamps($1,000 worth) (the good ones), installed a desalination unit how be it done by me, at 40 gal per hour, new starter with spare, new generator with old spare.

I've had this boat for 3 years have have worked on everything except the motor internals and everything works (except the motor now) and I am about out of money and skin. It is a solid beast with near 1/4" thick aluminum skin.

This is a true blue water boat with a 6.5ft draft and 3/2 keel. MaxPro folding prop is just behind the keel and the rudder just aft of that.

Build using the old style racing rules, it is a beautiful sleek-looking boat. I have taken it from Fort Myers to New Orleans and back by myself. In 8 to 10 foot swells it handled itself well. It has a 7.5 knot hull speed and will do it.

If you don't buy it I will fix it and keep sailing. If you do you will fall in love.

It hasas a new macerator pump, Raymarine eS78 Multi‑function Display, Quantum WiFi, new I60 wind indicator & cable, I40 depth indicator, ST1000 Plus Tiller Pilot, depth & fish finder, new Hydrovane windvane self-steering gear (about $6,000 worth).

I've just rebuilt the Walter V drive, propane stove with 2 aluminum tanks, on demand hot water heater, 45lb Bruce anchor with 200 ft of 3/8 chain rode, mechanical winch, 60 lb Manson anchor, 21 lb fortress Al anchor, New 5-12volt 125 amp solar panels and 7 x 100 amphour gel cell batteries, Air Breeze type wind generator and spare, Achilles dinghy, 5hp Tohatsu and 4hp Mercury outboards.

Sails are all in good shape including a spinnaker I haven't used.

Asking Price: $60,000

Comments for 1968 43ft aluminum sloop custom (by C&C founder)

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 07, 2018
Asking price
by: Sailboat-cruising.com

The owner has now confirmed his asking price of $60,000.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to sell your sailboat.

Recent Articles

  1. 'Ohana', a Gulfstar Sailmaster 47 for Sale

    Feb 28, 21 05:12 PM

    SORRY, NOW SOLD! For more boats like this one that are currently for sale please go to Cruising Sailboats for Sale... Currently Located in San Diego,

    Read More

  2. 'Jormungandr', a Crealock 37 Sailboat for Sale

    Feb 28, 21 12:12 PM

    Jormungandr is a 1978 Cruising Consultants Crealock 37 for sale. She's moored in a transferable liveaboard slip on Lake Union in Seattle - and priced to

    Read More

  3. 'About Time', a Sabre 32 Sailboat for Sale

    Feb 27, 21 03:20 PM

    SORRY, NOW SOLD! For more boats like this one that are currently for sale please go to Cruising Sailboats for Sale... 'About Time', a centreboard version

    Read More