1982 43' Spindrift Pilothouse


  • All New Rolly Tasker Sails in 2011

    All New Rolly Tasker Sails in 2011

  • 80 hp Ford Lehman with 3,000 hours, Rebuilt Dec. 2013

    80 hp Ford Lehman with 3,000 hours, Rebuilt Dec. 2013

  • 225 gallons fresh water/150 gallons diesel

    225 gallons fresh water/150 gallons diesel

  • Solar Panels 260 Watts on Davits

    Solar Panels 260 Watts on Davits

  • 4 Battery House Bank/1 Starter Battery/1 Windlass Battery

    4 Battery House Bank/1 Starter Battery/1 Windlass Battery

  • 10.5' RIB with 15hp 2-stroke Yamaha (2011)

    10.5' RIB with 15hp 2-stroke Yamaha (2011)

  • Heavy Duty Davits

    Heavy Duty Davits

  • All New Outdoor Fabrics

    All New Outdoor Fabrics

  • Roller Furling Jib and Yankee

    Roller Furling Jib and Yankee

  • 300 ft. Chain with 44 lb. CQR

    300 ft. Chain with 44 lb. CQR

  • Pilothouse Design w/ Dual Steering Stations

    Pilothouse Design w/ Dual Steering Stations

  • Incredible Teak Interior Looks Like New

    Incredible Teak Interior Looks Like New

On the Water

All new sails by Rolly Tasker Sails in 2011. Mainsail with 3 reef points, a strong jib, and a beautiful tanbark colored Yankee sail up front. Both headsails are on Spin-Tec roller furlers and have UV protection sewn in. The mainsail packs down nicely with lazy jacks and sail bag.

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The interior of this boat is why we bought it—sight unseen! This is a galley down configuration which leaves a huge amount of space in the saloon. This boat actually has a living room floor!

So here we go, working from the front of the boat to the back. (All interior pictures taken December 2013)

Front Berth

A huge chain locker sits at the very front. Next to that is a small closet. Shelving goes almost all the way around the room, including a large shelf on the port side. Just inside the door is a hanging closet big enough for two wardrobes, with more storage underneath. Under the bed is about an acre of storage space. This is where the windlass battery resides. To give you an idea how big this space is—at one point we had both an air conditioner and a humidifier stored under there. Two portholes and a huge overhead hatch provide a ton of light to the room.

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Head #1

This is the main bathroom with toilet, sink, lots of good storage, and a separate full-size shower. A light, a porthole, a deck mounted skylight, and a butterfly hatch provide this room with all the light you need.

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The galley is fantastic. There is a front loading refrigerator and top loading freezer. Both big enough to hold weeks worth of food. A double sink with counter space alongside makes doing dishes easy. A 3-burner propane stove with large oven. And so much storage space that we never came close to filling it all. Oh, and there is a humongous pantry closet between the galley and the front berth on the port side.

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Nav Station

Directly across from the galley, on the starboard side, is the nav station. A desk big enough for paper charts, if you’re one of the ten people remaining on earth who use them. Or you could simply throw a laptop on there and run a gps next to the porthole and call it good.



The heart of this boat is the saloon. It’s a beautiful room with a huge settee. The table can be lowered to make a queen-sized bed (mattress for over the table is included). There is an insane amount of storage in this room. Closets and cabinets are everywhere, and all of them are deep. Underneath the settee is the battery compartment, the AC refrigeration unit, and six milk crates worth of spares and equipment.

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Aft Stateroom

A super comfortable room with queen-sized bed, lots of storage, and private bathroom.

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On Deck

The deck is wide, with a 13′ beam, leaving lots of space to move forward on either side of the pilothouse. Up front the deck is flat and wide open except for a butterfly hatch and regular hatch. The cockpit is comfortable and has cushions that go all around, as well as a bimini for shade that attaches to the dodger and davits. There is also a Shade Tree awning that covers the pilothouse, and another custom canopy that covers the front deck.

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Features and Engine

In October 2013 we hauled out and did a full three-coat bottom painting along with zinc replacements. The hull sides were buffed and polished. And the pilothouse painted. She’s looking better than ever.


We had custom davits built in Mexico. 3/16″ stainless steel and incredibly strong. No need to remove the dinghy’s 15hp outboard when raised up out of the water.

4 x 65 Watt Solar Panels run through a 40 amp charge controller pump out around 20 amps per hour. Brand new in December 2013.

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A Lewmar winch lowers and raises 300′ of chain and a 44 pound CQR anchor via on deck foot pedals. A second anchor rests on the bowsprit for easy deployment.



The engine is a Ford Lehman 80hp, 4 cylinder. With only 3,000 hours, a fresh rebuild in December 2013 means that this engine has many years left ahead of it. A ton of work has been done to it including a new one-piece water pump, new head gasket, bored and sleeved cylinders, many new hoses, a new 100 amp alternator, and the list goes on and on. The heat exchanger, oil cooler, and tranny oil cooler were all removed, cleaned, and pressure tested in Oct 2013. The transmission was removed in Oct 2013 and any worn or suspect parts replaced. All new engine mounts in Oct 2013. New shaft coupler in 2012 and shaft packing in Oct 2013. New tachometer in Oct 2013 as well. This thing has always started on the first turn and run smoothly.

The engine compartment itself is a dream come true for monohull owners. It’s deep, access to entire engine is great, and best of all a full size bucket can slide right underneath making oil changes a snap.

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Sale Price

43' Spindrift