2008 Beneteau 43

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Yacht Overview

Make: Beneteau

Model: 43

Year: 2008

Length: 43′

Located In: Houston, TX

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8515109




  • Bottom Painted 5/2022

  • Air Conditioning

  • In Mast Furling Mainsail On order

  • Shoal Draft

  • Two Cabin / Two Head Layout

  • Flexofold folding prop

  • Rub Rail


Full Specs

Boat Name

Melanin Lady


LOA: 43
Beam: 13.5 ft
Maximum Draft: 5.42 ft
Displacement: 19,566 lb
Bridge Clearance: 60 ft


Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH4E
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 54|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (100 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (53 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 2 (21 Gallon)


Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Equipment List


The Beneteau 43 is the big sister to the very popular Beneteau Oceanis 40 which won the 2008 Cruising World Boat of the Year. This 43 is a sought after 2-cabin, 2-head layout.

The Beneteau 43 has a modern, elegant style drawn by naval architects Berret Racoupeau. The striking interior is the work of the famed Italian design office of Nauta Design, renowned for exquisite yachts of distinction. The accommodation of this voluminous 43 footer brings all the comforts expected from an exceptional sailing yacht with blue water cruising ambitions.


  • Layout: Two Cabin, Two Head Layout

  • Air Conditioning: 2 CruiseAir reverse cycle air conditioning units

  • Ports: Skylights with accordion shades

  • Hatches: Six Opening Hatches

  • Skylights with accordion shades

  • Cabin Sole: Teak and Holly 

  • Nav Station: to Port

  • Dinette Table: To Starboard, convert to an additional double berth

  • Master Cabin: Forward

  • Guest Cabin: Aft, big enough to be another Master cabin. 



  • Stove: 3 burner gimballed propane stove and oven w/SS safety bar

  • Refrigeration: Vitrigo Front loading 12V refrigeration

  • Vitrigo Top loading 12V Freezer

  • Microwave Oven: Mainstays Microwave 2021

  • Sink: Double SS sink with cutting board covers

  • Water: Pressure water system

  • Water Heater



  • Raymarine E120 MFD Chartplotter in cockpit

  • Raymarine 2kw Radar mounted on mast

  • Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot

  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata display

  • Raymarine ST60 Wind display

  • Fixed mount VHF at Nav Station (Inoperable) 

  • Remote command mic at helm (Inoperable) 

  • Raystar GPS antenna

  • PC interface

  • Stereo/CD Player and speakers (inoperable) 

  • AIS Class B Transceiver

  • (2) Plastimo Compass

  • Tricolor LED masthead light

  • Navigation lights



  • 12v system: Yes

  • (1) 95 amp Gel start battery 2016

  • (2) Independent House battery systems

  • (3) AGM 8D 270 Gel batteries 2020

  • (2) 200 AH AGM batteries

  • Battery Charger replaced Oct. 2022

  • (3) way battery switch

  • 100 amp Balmar load controlling Alternator (creating low voltage) 

  • 110v system: Yes

  • (6)110v outlets


  • Main: In mast furling 2022

  • Genoa: 140% Jib with UV cover

  • (2) Genoa tracks and adjustable cars (2) Genoa sheet foot blocks

  • 2 Primary Winches - Lewmar 48 Self Tailing winches

  • (1) Lewmar Electric #40ST winch

  • 1 Cabin Top Winch - Lewmar 40 Self Tailing winch

  • Line Clutches: 12

  • Selden mast with single spreader

  • SS wire rigging

  • Lewmar traveler

  • Rigid boom vang 

  • Spinnaker halyard


  • Hull Color: White

  • Deck Color: White

  • Draft: 5’ 5”

  • Canvas: Bimini

  • Cockpit Table

  • Swim Platform: Sugar scoop

  • Anchor: Lewmar Style Galvanized Anchor

  • Windlass: Quick

  • St Croix Dinghy davits

  • Bottom Paint 05/01/2022 



  • Engine: 54 hp Yanmar with 634 hours

  • Air Conditioning: (2) Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning units, 16,000 btu unit in salon installed 2016

  • Steering: Dual Helms  

  • (1) propane tank, space for 2 tanks in cockpit vented locker

  • Macerator pump in forward head replaced Oct. 2022

 The listing price takes these issues into account. 

  • 100 amp Balmar load controlling Alternator (creating low voltage) 

  • Raymarine Sea talk system inoperable 
    (Other electronics are not getting a signal) 
  • Stereo/CD Player and speakers (inoperable)
  • Fixed mount VHF at Nav Station (Inoperable)
  • Remote command mic at helm (Inoperable)



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