'Cabo Frio', a Catalina Morgan 43 for Sale

'Cabo Frio', a Catalina Morgan 43 was designed by the Nelson & Marek team. She's a sturdy, centre-cockpit bluewater cruiser with pretty lines and a powerful rig. Suitable for a family or couple with guests.

Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', anchored'Cabo Frio', a Catalina Morgan 43

Below the generous master stateroom has a centre line queen bed and ensuite heads, shower and half bathtub. The forward V-berth for guests is comfortable with plenty of storage and its own access to the forwardd heads.

The saloon table can seat up to six or seven with port settee converting into a double bed for extra guests.

The engine room is spacious and the enclosed cockpit provides shady comfort while living and sailing in the tropics. 'Cabo Frio' is already conveniently located in Grenada in the Caribbean.

Basic Boat Info
Boat Name: Cabo Frio
Make/Model: Catalina Morgan 43
Year: 1987
Builder: Catalina/Morgan Yachts
Designer: Nelson & Marek
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel

Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43 ft
Beam: 15'6 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 106,594.21 kg
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Ballast: 3,719.46 kg

Make & Model: Yanmar 4JHE
Engine Power: 40hp
Engine Hours: 3300
Cruising Speed: 6.5 kn

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 227 L

Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 227 L

The layout offers up to 7 berths in 2 cabins + saloon. There is full 6'5" standing headroom and good ventilation throughout.

Starting forward is the private guest stateroom which contains a large V berth, anchor locker access, hanging locker to port, and lots of storage. There is private entry to the forward head and shower cubical.

Continuing aft, the main salon has a port settee and wrap around starboard settee. Drop leaf table seats 4 to 6. Port settee converts to double berth, starboard settee can be used as a single berth. There is ample storage below & behind settees with large shelves above. There is a second entry into the forward head from the main salon.

Continuing aft to starboard is the U-shaped galley with ample counter space, storage shelves, and drawers. Double stainless-steel sinks, Seaward 3322 oven and hob, a Grunert refrigerator and Moulinex microwave/grill.

Opposite to port is the well-appointed nav station and communication equipment.

The walk through to the owners stateroom aft has a large work counter with drawers outboard and provides easy access to the engine room. The master stateroom aft is light and airy with a centreline queen berth and contains an ensuite head with tub/shower.

Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', fore cabinLarge V-berth in the forecabin
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', forward headForward head
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', saloonThe Main Saloon
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', galleyThe galley is at the foot of the companionway on the starboard side
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', nav stationThe navigation station is at the foot of the companionway on the port side
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', aft cabinThe master stateroom aft is light and airy with a centreline queen berth.
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', aft headThe master stateroom has access to an ensuite head with tub and shower.

Mechanical Systems
The Yanmar 4JHE 40hp engine has 3300hrs. Engine serviced annually. A Kankazi KBW20 transmission drives a 3 bladed feathering prop.

Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', engineThe Yanmar 4JHE 40hp marine diesel engine

Electrical Systems

  • 2 x Start battery - 2021
  • 2 x 200ah 12V Lifepo Lossigy House batteries - New 2023
  • 2 x Hyuandai 365w solar panels - New 2019
  • Victron MPPT 100/50 solar controller - New 2019
  • Victron Multipass 12Y3000 - New 2020
  • Kreiger 1700w US/Euro transformer
  • Victron BMV 700 battery monitor - New 2020
  • 100 amp Balmer
  • Various LED lighting
  • Full Nav lights
  • Insignia 32 LED 12v TV/DVD
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', solar panelsA pair of Hyuandai 365w solar panels

Spares & Sails
Sloop rigged, keel stepped masthead aluminum mast and boom. Standing Rigging - age unknown, Running Rigging replaced as needed. Slab reefing mainsail with lazy-jacks and mainsail cover and furling headsail.

Lewmar sheet winches 1 x 40ST, 2 x 52ST, Lewmar Halyard winch 2 x 16 and 1 x Lewmar 16 ST.

  • Mainsail - Dacron - serviceable condition
  • Furling genoa - Dacron - good condition
  • Spinnaker
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', headsail furlerThe Profurl headsail furler
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', dodgerThe bimini (with sidescreens) and cockpit dodger

Deck Equipment

  • CQR 45lb anchor
  • Fortress FX-23
  • Maxwell VW 1200w 12v windlass
  • 130ft Chain (+ rode) - New 2024
  • Navy coloured mainsail cover
  • Grey bimini & dodger
  • Fresh water shower
  • Wash down hose
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Dinghy Davits
  • Swim ladder
  • Various fenders and dock lines.
  • Cockpit encloser.
  • Magnum BBQ
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', anchor windlassThe Maxwell VW 1200w 12v anchor windlass

Navigation Equipment

  • Richie lighted Compass
  • Garmin Echomap Plus 64CV chartplotter - New 2019
  • Raytheon Rio Raster scan
  • Raymarine P70 Autopilot
  • Datamarine S200KI speed log
  • Datamarine S200DL depth sounder
  • Uniden Polaris VHF
  • West Marine Handheld VHF
  • Icom IC-M700 SSB
Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', cockpitThe cockpit is well-protected from the elements

Safety Equipment

  • 2 x Mustang/3 Type IIPFD life jackets
  • Flares (some may be out of date)
  • Lifebuoy
  • 1 x Manual bilge pump
  • 1 x Electric bilge pumps
  • 3 x Fire extinguishers (may need servicing)
  • Fire Blanket
  • Radar reflector
  • First aid kit

Additional Equipment

  • AB 9.5 Lammina dinghy - New 2019
  • Everun Tohatsu 18hp - New 2019
  • Qualcomm Globalstar
  • Watermakers Inc 15l-300- SS - condition not known - not used by seller
  • Cruiseair W SMX2 DX Air Conditioning - condition not known - not used by seller.
  • Sewing Machine
  • Plenty of spares & tools
  • Assorted cutlery, crockery & linen

The Catalina Morgan 43 was built in the USA. She is constructed of GRP and has an encapsulated fin keel and a skeg hung rudder. The teak and holly veneer cabin soles suffered some water damage from an open hatch. Last anti-fouled Feb 2023.

Asking Price, Location & Making Contact...

Catalina Morgan 43, 'Cabo Frio', stern'Cabo Frio'

The asking price for 'Cabo Frio' is $65,000.

She's currently located in Grenada, West Indies, where Rosie Burr of Clarke & Carter Caribbean will be happy to arrange a visit for you or provide any further information you may require.

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