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1990 Bristol 43.3

  • 43 ft
  • Rockland, ME, US

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Well thought out and maintained, this Bristol 43.3 is the top of her class! Side power bow thruster, in mast furling, electric primaries, Espar cabin heat, extra freezer capacity and numerous other pluses should make this yacht yours! Over and and above other 43.3s she has a custom "Scheel" type keel winglets to provide additional stability and improved sailing performance.  Under current ownership she has gotten new fuel tanks in 2016, and a few years back new sails and electronics as well. She has always been stored inside during the off season for her entire life!



Basic Information

Rockland, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

43 ft - 13.11 meter
43 ft - 13.11 meter
12 ft 11 in - 3.94 meter
Draft - max:
Bridge Clearance:
59 ft 6 in - 18.14 meter
Dry Weight:
26530 lbs


Cruise Speed:
7 MPH - 6.08 KTS
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Max Speed:
9 MPH - 7.82 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
100 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
160 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
40 gallons - 2 tank(s)




Beautifully finished in varnished cherry with varnished teak and holly sole. Natural light and ventillation abounds with 4 large fixed ports, ten stainless opening ports with screens and four large stainless hatches with screens. Artificial light is ample with polished brass swivel type reading lamps at all settees and berths and several dome lamps. Espar diesel cabin heater provides season extending warmth.  Headroom is 6-51/2" in the Salon , Galley and Forward Stateroom and just slightly less aft.

Starting forward is a Forward Stateroom with large 6'-10" v-berth with filler above which the hull is lined with cherry ceilings. Under deck lockers provide extra stowage while below the berth is a dressing seat. There is some bin type stowage under the berths and excellent stowage in a locker with shelves and a hanging locker aft of the starboard berth. There is private access to the forward head from the stateroom as well as from the main salon. The forward head features and electric W.C., Corian vanity with Corian sink with H&C pressure water, good stowage in three lockers and one drawer, and ensuite shower.

The Main Salon is next aft with the 6'-10" L settee to port (makes out to a double berth) and 6'-6" straight settee to starboard above and outboard there are lockers with louvered doors and shelves on either side of open book shelves with fiddles P&S and forward of the starboard settee is a hanging locker (the after locker of the port side is insulated and fitted with holding plate refrigeration). There is also storage in lockers behind the seat backs. On centerline is a cherry drop leaf table with 2 silverware drawers and a silverware stowage tray.

Next aft to port is the forward facing Nav. Station with Navigator's bench seat. The nav. station includes storage drawers a flip top chart table, book shelf and another storage locker outboard for vessel manuals etc. Opposite the nav station is the yacht's electrical distribution panels and aft of the nav. seat is a hanging locker. There is bin type stowage under the nav. seat.

Opposite the Nav. Center is the U-shaped Galley featuring ample Corian counters and ample storage space in lockers, 4 storage drawers, double basin stainless sink with H&C pressure water, fresh water foot pumps and salt water foot pump, Force 10 gimballed propane 3 burner stove with oven, Sharp microwave oven, coffee maker. Refrigeration is Seafrost engine driven holding plate with top loading refrigeration box and freezer compartment. For longer cruises there is the second freezer compartment previously mentioned on the port side.

Continuing aft, the Master Stateroom is especially generous for a yacht of this type and provides an exceptional amount of storage. Entering from the Nav Station there is immediately to port a large lined hanging locker, next aft is a bureau with 2 drawers under and a locker behind, continuing aft is another locker with shelves under which there is a drop face locker and finally a third locker with shelves all the way aft. This detailed joiner work and excellent storage is mirrored on the starboard side. On centerline is the ample island queen berth which is 6'-6" by 4'-10" forward and to starboard is the Master Head with electric W.C., Corian vanity with corian sink and H&C pressure water, good stowage in 3 lockers and drawers and a separate stall shower.

  • Courtesy lights
  • Brass oil lamp
  • Brass Clock & Barometer set
  • Electric propane solenoid
  • Maxima AM/FM/Cassette Stereo
  • Speakers in Salon & cockpit
  • Espar D3L diesel cabin heater

Sails & Rigging

White awlgripped double spreader rigged aluminum mast is keel stepped with rod rigging. There is a detachable midstay for a staysail. Sail handing is kept extremely convenient with Hood in mast furling on the main, RF genoas, electric primaries kept convenient to the helm and powerful main sheet winches also convenient to the helm.

  • New Mainsail 2008
  • New approx. 135% genoa 2008
  • New storm jib never used 2008
  • New storm trysail 2008
  • Storm trysail track added to mast 2008
  • Lewmar 56 2 sp ST electric primaries
  • Lewmar 56 2 sp ST secondaries
  • (2) Lewmar 43 2 sp ST main sheet
  • Lewmar 43 2sp ST main halyard winch
  • Lewmar 43 2sp ST Genoa halyard winch
  • Lewmar 40 2sp ST Staysail haly.
  • Navtech Hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Navtech Hydraulic boom vang
  • Hood Main
  • Hood 135% RF genoa
  • Hood 90% +/- RF storm jib
  • Hood Staysail hank on
  • Cruising spinnaker (never used by current owner)
  • Mast mounted whisker pole
  • Hood Seafurl 3250 roller furl for gen
  • Hood series II in mast roller furling


A full suite of electronics is located at the Nav. Station with Autopilot controls and speed/depth, wind inst. located in the cockpit

  • NOrthstar 6000i Radar/Plotter 2007
  • Icom M-504  VHF 2007
  • B&G Hydra Pilot Auto Pilot
  • B&G Wind Pt. & Speed
  • B&G Hydra 330 Depth/Speed/Log
  • Ritchie 5" binnacle mount compass


Wired for both 12 Volt DC and 110 volt AC service. When off the dock 110 volt power can be obtained form the 2000 watt Heart Inverter.

12 Volt

  • Switch panel with breakers
  • Volt & Amp meters
  • 110 amp alternator
  • 650 amp hours in 4 lead acid 4D 12V batteries

110 volt

  • Switch panel with breakers
  • Volt & Amp meters
  • 30 amp shore power hook up
  • 50' 30 amp shore power cable
  • Several outlets
  • Water heater (also engine supplied)
  • Battery charger
  • Inverter


Westerbeke W-58 turns a 3 blade Max Prop on a 1 1/4" stainless shaft through a 2.74:1 reduction gear. Access to the major mechanicals is very convenient through the "walkthru" to the private aft cabin and through several access ports built into the joiner work.

  • Racor fuel filter
  • 3 electric bilge pumps
  • 1 manual bilge pump
  • Spur cutter
  • Side power bow thruster

Hull & Deck

Solid hand laid fiberglass hull utilizing all vinylester resin. Flag Blue gel coated hull with double white boot top, gold cove stripe and teak rub rail with stainless cap. The bottom is painted with red ablative paint. A custom Scheel type keel provides an addtional level of stability beyond other Bristol 43.3s. Decks are hand laminated fiberglass with partial end grain, balsa core. A 9/16" teak overlay is atop the full structural deck and is in excellent condition.

Generous cockpit will seat six to eight adults; both main and genoa sheeting is set up conveniently to the helm to facilitate comfortable shorthanded sailing. Ample side decks with inboard and outboard genoa tracks. Ample locker fwd. and double lazarettes aft.

  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass 2017
  • Chain and Rope capstans
  • Bruce 40 lb anchor with chain rode
  • Double stainless steel bow & stern rails
  • Stainless stanchions with double lifelines and gates P&S
  • Stainless boarding/swim ladder
  • Stainless deck hardware
  • Stainless springline cleats & chocks
  • Hubbel Phone & TV hookup
  • Dodger with grab rail
  • Bimini
  • Edson pedestal steering
  • Stainless binnacle gurad
  • Raised helmsman seat
  • Stainless Dorades & Guards
  • Varnished teak cockpit table
  • Outboard motor brackett
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Spreader lights
  • 2 Horseshoe liferings
  • Man overbaord pole
  • Lifesling
  • 8 PFDs
  • Horn
  • Bell
  • Flare kit
  • Switlik 6 man life raft (requires re-certification)
  • 4 ABC dry chem fire extinguishers
  • 3 fenders
  • 4 docklines
  • Stainless Parker propane grill


Beautifully appointed and maintained, this superb example of the Bristol 43.3 is equally well equipped, please note the many items that allow her ease and comfort of mast furling on the main, electric primaries located near the helm, bow thruster, inverter, diesel cabin heat and much much more. She has been well loved and is only for sale as her owners are shifting to power.



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