Gunfleet 43
The further and deeper I delve into this yacht, the more I appreciate the quality that has gone into the build Keith Yeomans, Owner of Gunfleet 43-01, Active Day
The quality of workmanship is excellent throughout - a huge amount of experience has been built into this boat Chris Beeson, Yachting Monthly
An en-suite owner’s cabin aft that upstages pretty much any other yacht under 50 feet Yachting World

Gunfleet 43

A remarkable boat, combining sparkling performance with an astonishingly spacious interior, the Gunfleet 43 is rewarding to sail in all weathers, being light on the helm yet positive. Her non-overlapping high aspect headsail provides excellent pointing ability and she is quick and easy to tack. Fast to accelerate, she gets into the groove quickly with hull speeds that defy her size and displacement. Above all, she feels comfortable and secure under sail and will take long passages in her stride without tiring her crew.

Perfect for short-handed sailing

The cockpit and deck layout have been perfectly designed for easy, short-handed sailing, with sheets and traveller all within reach of the helmsman. There is excellent visibility from behind the ‘Flightdeck’ helm and the 43 provides a dry, comfortable ride. A unique feature is her flush aft deck, immediately behind the centre cockpit, effectively doubling the leisure space in warmer climes and perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.

Twin rudders as standard with variable draft keel option

Fitted as standard with a 2.1m (6’9”) fin keel with lead bulb, a centreboard option is also available.  This has the versatility of a shoal 1.38m (4’6”) bulb keel, within which is a centreboard drawing 2.7m (8’10”) when lowered for fantastic up-wind performance.

The Gunfleet 43 has twin rudders, giving an unbelievable degree of balance and control.   

Spacious and luxurious accommodation

The 43 features a spacious, light and airy saloon with centreline table, bar area and two settees, which double as seaberths. The galley is practical and a joy to use with abundant stowage in soft-close drawers, integrated GN Espace cooker, a ‘water station’ sink and stainless steel front-opening fridge/freezer. The real wow factor has to be the owner’s cabin, which offers the sort of space you would normally only expect to find on a yacht over 50 feet. Beautifully appointed, it features a superb en-suite, a desk and seating area. Forward is a second en-suite guest cabin making the standard layout perfect for a couple wishing to spend extended time aboard, joined occasionally by friends or family.