2019 Lowell Brothers Flybridge Sedan
Yacht price :
The Lowell Brothers 43 quickly gained the deserved reputation among commercial fisherman as an excellent sea boat and was the reason this sophisticated owner chose that as the hull for his ultimate downeast styled yacht. Now an unforeseen change in plans has resulted in the decision to sell her while almost new.
Configured as a two stateroom galley up arrangement, the head with a separate stall shower and the master stateroom with an island queen berth, the workmanship and finish is all to yacht standard beginning with her varnished mahogany interior with teak and holly soles. She is beautifully detailed throughout with nicely proportioned lockers, drawers and under deck storage lockers in the cockpit. You name it, this yacht has it! All of the equipment and materials are from the best manufacturers and carefully selected for both durability and appearance.
With her single 1200 HP MAN diesel and high horse power hydraulic bow and stern thrusters she is fast, fuel efficient and a breeze to handle! Completed and launched in the summer of 2019 she has less than 100 hours of running time.
For those who have been looking to do a custom downeast yacht of this pedigree you already know that the price tag is over two million dollars all up (this one was) and now offered for a good deal less!
- Lowell Brothers
- Flybridge Sedan
- South Freeport, ME, US
- Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight
- 43 ft - 13.11 meter
- 43 ft 3 in - 13.18 meter
- 15 ft 2 in - 4.62 meter
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- V8-1200 CRM
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- 24 MPH - 20.86 KTS
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- Direct Drive
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- 1200 (Individual), 1200 (combined)
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- 28 MPH - 24.33 KTS
- Fuel Tank:
- 640 gallons - 1 tank(s)
- Fresh Water Tank:
- 125 gallons - 1 tank(s)
- Holding Tank:
- 30 gallons - 1 tank(s)
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Cruising Speed: 21 kn, Cruising Speed RPM: 2000, Max Speed: 24.1 kn, Max Speed RPM: 2300, LOA: 43 ft 3 in, Beam: 15 ft 2 in, Min. Draft: 5 ft 2 in, Displacement: 38000 lb, Displacement Type: Full Load, Fuel Tanks #: 1, Fuel Tanks Capacity: 640 gal, Fuel Tanks Material: Aluminum, Fresh Water Tanks #: 1, Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 125 gal, Fresh Water Tanks Material: Plastic, Holding Tanks #: 1, Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal, Holding Tanks Material: Plastic, Number of Heads: 1
Engine#1, Engine Make: MAN, Engine Model: V8-1200 CRM V-NUE, Primary Engines: Inboard, Drive Type: Direct Drive, Engine Year: 2018 Hours: 85, Power: 1200 hp, Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Propeller Material: Bronze, Rope Cutter: Yes
Vessel Walk Thru-
This new custom Lowell Brothers 43, which was just finished by the highly regarded Bruce Farrin's Boat Shop spring of 2019 is a two stateroom galley up arrangement. Even to the untrained eye, one can see that she is finished to a very high standard with a full varnished mahogany interior with varnished teak and holly soles and with the entire exterior finished in Awlgrip. Thoughtfully proportioned, her layout affords comfort and a full suite of amenities.
She has plenty of headroom with approximately 6'-7" on center-line in the salon/wheelhouse area and 6-6 1/2" outboard with almost 6'-10" headroom below. There is an abundance of natural light and ventilation with windows surrounding the salon/galley (the port and starboard windows are sliders with screens and the center windshield window is opens as well), while below there is one large Bowmar stainless steel hatch, two smaller ones and six stainless opening ports, all of these have screens. When this is insufficient to keep the owners and guests comfortable, there is 28,000 BTUs of reverse cycle air conditioning equipment fitted which will keep the yacht comfortable in a wide range of climates.
Starting forward is the Owner's Stateroom featuring an island queen berth on center-line 6'-8" in length by 4'-6". Above the berth the hull is lined with varnished mahogany sheathing and there are storage shelves with fiddles P&S while below the berth there are 3 large storage drawers (4 drawer faces for symmetry but to port the drawer is double depth). Forward of the drawers one could store all kinds of infrequently needed items in a voluminous storage compartment accessed from the top.
Aft and outboard are mirror image hanging lockers and drawers; the port locker houses a 30" steel safe.
Continuing aft and to starboard is the Guest Stateroom with upper and lower berths 6'-10" in length, the lower being 42" in width and the upper 36". There is a large cargo drawer under the lower berth as well as a top access compartment forward. Fore and aft and inboard of the berths are hanging lockers.
Opposite to port is the Enclosed Head with Vacu-flush fresh water W.C. fore and aft vanity outboard to be fitted with a Corian top, polished stainless steel sink, separate stall shower compartment with seat and storage compartment outboard and storage in three lockers at the vanity.
Up three steps (storage under) to the wheel house/Salon with helm station to starboard, companion seating to port and Salon and Galley aft. Double width helm and companion seats are P&S and have storage under. The starboard side helm station is fully equipped with all vessel controls and electrical distribution panels. As at the port side there is a storage locker outboard. While the helm occupies the space to starboard, forward of the port bench seat is a glass and bottle cabinet.
Aft and to port is the U-Shaped Settee 8' in length and 4'-5" in width. A high low hydraulic pedestal table is fitted for dining and there are large drawers fore and aft for storage as well as some top load storage. The table will drop all the way to berth height making a comfortable double.
The Galley is to starboard and like the settee is 8' in length and L-shaped with plenty of counter space in Black Onyx Corian, Kenyon 3 burner electric ceramic cook top & large convection microwave below. Isotherm dual voltage refrigerator and top load freezer and storage is several lockers and drawers.
The large center-line door does a nice job of bringing the outside in. One half step down to the Cockpit with Permateak teak sole. A large 6'-2" transom seat with storage under coupled with a 3' aft facing seat forward and to starboard (again with storage under) provide plenty of seating; (the transom seat is removeable so that one could fish the yacht if so desired). Additional storage may be found in voluminous space below decks and in the under deck lockers P&S as well as a locker forward under the gently sloped stainless ladder leading to the flying bridge. A starboard side transom door provides easy access to the swim platform. The side decks are generous and easily accessed from the cockpit with convenient hand holds leading forward to where they are ensconced with stainless safety rails starting at the forward end of the wheelhouse.
The Flying Bridge provides an abundance of seating in a U-shape (L settee to starboard and then straight settee to port of the entrance from the ladder, all of course with storage under. Stidd helm and companion seats will provide the skipper and navigator plenty of comfort as well.
• 2 Dometic Vector Series Marine Air reverse cycle (heats & cools) AC units 12K BTUs below decks and 16K BTUs in Salon• Fusion Stereo with speakers in all cabins, cockpit and flying bridge • KVH Tracvision TV5 entertainment system satellite receiver • Drop down LG 32" TV in Salon • Ocean Air electric shades in Salon/Wheelhouse area • Weems & Plath chrome clock & barometer
Fully equipped at both upper and lower stations for coastal and near coastal cruising.
• 1 Furuno TZTouch NavNet 15.6" color touch screen displays • 4' Furuno open array radar antenna • Furuno Nav. Pilot 711C auto pilot • Furuno depth transducer • Furuno Wind Point & Speed • Furuno AIS • Furuno VHF with sound signals, hailer & intercom • Furuno NavNet TZ touch wireless remote • Magnetic compass • Horn • 3 Imtra double pantograph, self parking windshield wipers with wash system • Sidepower bow and stern thruster controls • Windlass controls • Bennett Trim Tab controls with indicators
• 2 Furuno TZTouch NavNet 15.6" color touch screen displays• Furuno wireless remote • Furuno Depth • Furuno Wind Point & Speed • Furuno AIS • Furuno VHF with sound signals, hailing, and intercom • Horn • Magnetic compass • Bennett Trim tab controls with indicators • Windlass controls
Wired for both 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC service. A Northern Lights 12 KW generator showing 85 hours as of date of listing, handles the lighter loads while a Victron 5000 watt inverter handles lighter loads while off the dock.
12 Volt DC • Distribution panel with breakers • Digital Volt & Amp meters • 10 Odyssey AGM PC-1800FT 215 amp hour 12 volt batteries • 1 Odyssey Group 31 AGM generator start battery • Solar charging system (panels mount to the flying bridge hard top
110 Volt AC: • Distribution panel with breakers • Digital Volt & Amp meters • Outlets • Isotherm 11 gallon hot water heater (also engine supplied) • Victron 50 amp battery charger (back up) • Victron 5000 Watt inverter with 120 amp battery charger
A Man 1200 horsepower fresh water cooled, turbo charged and after cooled diesel turns a Michigan Propeller EQY 34"X 30" #5 cup 4 bladed Nibral propeller on a 3" Aquamet stainlesssteel shaft through Twin Disc 1.8:1 reduction gear. To help make this a quiet running yacht the drive train incorporates an Evolution Drive System which will help minimize noise and vibration.
The gentleman having the yacht built requested a design/power configuration that would achieve cruise speeds at or very near 20 knots. The company doing the finishing, based on experience with similar hulls/weights suggest that the cruise speed may be closer to 22 knots, they pretty much nailed it. (See sea trail data below the mechanical inventory)
• Twin Disc is EC300 dual lever electronic engine controls • 2" thick Soundown insulation throughout the engine space faced with perforated white aluminum sheathing • Hydraulic engine hatch • Dual Racor 731000 MA fuel filters • Fireboy manual/automatic engine room fire suppression • 12 Volt engine room lighting • 110 Volt engine room lighting • Groco oil change kit for engine, gear, and generator • Dometic Marine Air 12,000 BTU unit for staterooms & head • Dometic Marine Air 16,000 BTU unit for Salon • Sidepower Hydraulic Bow Thruster variable speed 13.5 HP • Sidepower Hydraulic Stern Thruster variable speed 9.5 HP • 5 station Arid-Dry bilge system (a vacuum type bilge system, removes all free standing water) • Macerator pump and deck pump out for waste • Isotherm 11 gallon hot water heater supplied from engine and 110 Volt
Sea trial as observed by the listing broker 11/10/20. 3/4 fuel and water with 5 people onboard
RPM Speed Kts. Fuel Burn GPH
600 6.4 1.1
1000 9.1 6
1500 13.8 19.8
1800 18.0 34
2000 20.9 46 (76% engine load still under MANs long term load of 80%)
2300 24.2 64 (wide open throttle)
Hull & Deck-
Fiberglass hull and deck with 1" Divinycell closed cell foam coring from the engine stringers to the rail. The exterior laminates are laid up in Vinylester resin for superior blister resistance. The hull finish is Whisper Grey Awlgrip and the bottom is finished in an ablative green antifouling.
Fiberglass deck and house with Off white Awlgrip and Whisper Grey Awlgrip with Griptex in appropriate nonskid areas on the side decks and flying bridge. The decks and house are cored with Core Cell high density closed cell foam. Exterior trim is of varnished teak including a cap rail and brow on the house finished with spar varnish. PVC rub rail with stainless cap and Alwgripped PVC spray and quarter rails. Custom hard top for flying bridge with LED lighting.
• Stainless steel bow rail, ports, cleats, chocks and other deck hardware • FRP anchor platform with stainless chafe strip • Muir Storm 1250 low profile anchor windlass • Eisenglass flying bridge enclosure • LED running, anchor and cockpit flood lights • 2 Admiral low back Stidd Seats for Capt. & Navigator on Flying Bridge • Transom Door • St. Croix removable stainless steel davits • Salt water wash down • Fresh water wash down • FRP swim platform • 5 fenders with covers and 6 braided dock lines • 6 Type I Lifejackets • Flare kit • 4 ABC Dry Chem fire extinguishers • 65 lb stainless plow and 200' app of chain
For sale only due to a change in owner plans, this stunning Lowell Brothers 43, finished by Bruce Farrin, features the best of everything throughout. She is being offered at a notable discount to her cost to build to facilitate a sale.
New build projects take a good deal of owner time and commitment, regardless of builder, to approximately 2+ calendar years to complete and that is only once the hull and builder have already been decided on. Really start to finish these are more like three year projects. This is all done for you on this Lowell Brothers 43!! The cost new was well over $2.0M and is offered at a 25% plus discount to that!!
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.