Rain Song – Gunfleet 43
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Rain Song – Gunfleet 43



Rain Song – Gunfleet 43

Rain Song is hull #02, launched in 2013 with her grey vinyl-wrapped hull for her 1st owner who extensively cruised the Mediterranean and latterly removed the vinyl-wrap to reveal her immaculate white gelcoat.   She was then sold to her 2nd owner in 2017 and has since been based in Vilamoura, Portugal.  She will be returning to the UK in early July and will be available for viewing at Port Solent Marina near Portsmouth.

The Gunfleet 43 offers sparkling sailing performance, combined with easy handling and a luxurious interior. Rain Song is very comprehensively equipped and we have no hesitation in strongly recommending viewing.

GBP £350,000 VAT PAID (now sold)



Data & Dimensions (Approx)

Length Overall 13.43m (44'1")
Length of Hull 12.80m (42'3")
Length of Waterline 11.62m (38'2")
Beam 4.07m (13'4")
Draft 2.1m (6’9’’) fixed keel
Optional centre board up N/A
Optional centre board down N/A
Displacement 12,750kg (28,100Ib)
Water 460 litres (100 Imp gals, 121 US gals)
Fuel 460 litres (100 Imp gals, 121 US gals)
Engine 1 x Volvo D2 55hp
Mainsail (in-mast furling) Pentex DCP radial-cut furling Mainsail ~48sqm
Genoa (furling 135%) N/A
Jib (furling 113%) Pentex DCP radial-cut furling Jib 39 sq m (420 sq ft)
Air Draft 19.22m (63’1”)
(excl. optional lights and aerials)
EURCD Category A Ocean


  • Structural design by SP-High Modulus using Finite Element Analysis for optimum strength/weight
  • White Iso/NPG gel coat with bronze trim lines
  • DIAB ProBalsa cored topsides
  • Solid laminate below waterline with Kevlar reinforcements
  • Carbon reinforced GRP structural grid
  • DIAB ProBalsa cored deck with solid core in high load areas
  • Laid teak deck, edged with teak toe-rail
  • Aft deck sun-bathing area

Keel & Rudder

  • 1400 kg Cast Iron Fin with 1960kg lead bulb
  • Single rudder blade E Glass with stainless steel stock, self-aligning bearings.
  • Emergency back-up via autopilot and tiller on deck

Rigging & Spars

  • Selden white painted mast and boom with electric in-mast furling
  • Boom light
  • Selden Furlex manual headsail furler
  • Windex at masthead with integrated VHF aerial
  • LED steaming and masthead lights
  • Boom topping lift/passerelle halyard
  • Selden manual backstay tensioner
  • Selden rod kicker – white
  • Dolphin Sails radial cut, Pentex DCP Cruise-laminate
  • Battened furling Jib 113% and in-mast furling mainsail
  • Asymmetric chute with deck gear and Karver top-down furler
  • Echomax radar reflector

Deck Fittings

  • “Flightdeck” steering pedestal with front mounted, wrap around wheel for safe and easy use of pedestal instrumentation
  • Stainless Steel stemhead/bowsprit fitting with tack point for asymmetric cruising chute
  • Liferaft locker built into transom
  • Lewmar genoa tracks with towable car adjustment, control lines and clutches
  • 4 x safety harness attachment points
  • Deck harness webbing straps with anchor points
  • Sprayhood on s/s frame – Weathermax ‘charcoal’
    Bimini on s/s frame – Weathermax ‘charcoal’
  • Cockpit cushions and backrests – striped
  • Aft deck mattresses and head pieces – striped
  • Pedestal cover – Weathermax ‘charcoal’
  • Pushpit, pulpit and stanchions with boarding side gates and stern
  • Side boarding ladder
  • Teak quarter seats built into pushpit
  • Integral bathing platform with s/s boarding/swimming ladder
  • Cockpit table – removable with padded stowage cover
  • Recessed cockpit speakers
  • Hot/cold shower at transom
  • Large lazarette in stern with lockable lid on gas struts
  • Outboard stowage bracket


  • 2 x Lewmar 50 AST EVO electric headsail sheet winches
  • Lewmar 45 AST EVO electric outhaul winch by companionway
  • Lewmar 45 AST EVO electric mainsheet winch
  • Lewmar 45 AST EVO manual mainsheet winch
  • Lewmar 40 AST EVO halyard winch on mast

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment

  • 6 x Stainless steel mooring cleats with chafe strips
  • Lewmar V3 12V 1000W electric anchor windlass for chain and rope with up/down switches
  • 25kg (55lb) Delta anchor and 40m 8mm calibrated chain, 60m warp

Windows & Hatches

  • 10 x Hull ports – opening
  • 2 x Lewmar opening ports through cockpit sides into galley and aft shower
  • 2 x Lewmar opening ports through deck saloon window in to galley and aft shower
  • Wrap-round deck saloon windows comprising forward, port and starboard side windows
  • Lewmar T60 flush hatch over fore cabin
  • Acrylic fixed panel skylights forward of fore and aft deck hatches
  • Lewmar T10 flush hatches over forward passage and forward WC
  • Lewmar T70 flush hatch over aft cabin with vent
  • Vertical sliding, self-stowing 2 position washboard – acrylic
  • Companionway sliding hatch – acrylic
  • All acrylic is tinted dark grey
  • Curtains to hull windows
  • Oceanair blinds to deck saloon coachroof windows
  • Oceanair blinds plus fly screens to interior overhead hatches

Summary of Accomodation

  • American Light Oak joinery
  • Forecabin with ‘V’ berth and infill, extensive stowage below, hanging locker, door to guest/day head/shower.
  • Light and bright saloon. Door into guest head/shower with drinks locker opposite with fitted glasses stowage. P & S settees/sea berths with stowage below. Table with central stowage units and folding leaves. Forward facing chart table
  • Passageway style galley for safe use at sea with s/s sink, GN Espace gas cooker, fridge, freezer, trash bin and extensive storage including fitted crockery drawer
  • Large aft cabin with centreline double berth giving easy access to both sides of the bed with stowage below. Large hanging locker with stowage shelves outboard, settee, bin locker and recessed bookcase to port, forward facing desk/vanity unit to starboard
  • Owner’s head including large shower cubicle with semi-circular acrylic door and seat outboard
    Upgraded mattress in owner’s cabin
  • Feature veneer, panelled doors
  • Curtains to all hull ports
  • Upholstery – changed since original photos
  • Oceanair screens to overhead hatches
  • Oceanair blinds to deck saloon coachroof windows
  • Carpeting to aft cabin sole
  • Leecloths to stateroom and forward cabin


  • Corian counter tops with integral fiddles – White
  • Stainless steel sink
  • GN Espace stainless steel LPG cooker with oven,
  • auto Ignition 3-burner gimballed
  • Gas solenoid with on/off switch at galley
  • Frigoboat stainless steel fridge and freezer 12V keel cooled
  • Microwave with grill
  • Dinnerware, crockery, glasses, cutlery for 6 including storage

Heads & Showers

  • Corian counter tops
  • 2 x wash-hand basins.
  • Upgrade to 2 x Jabsco deluxe freshwater flush electric WCs

Fuel, Freshwater & Plumbing

  • Fuel – total capacity of 460 litres (100 Imp gals, 121 US gals) – integral tank
  • Water – total capacity of 460 litres (100 Imp gals, 121 US gals) – integral tank
  • Pressurised hot/cold water system, heated via engine calorifier and 230V immersion heater
  • 3 x Whale Gulper IC pumps for forward, galley and aft head grey water
  • 2 x blackwater holding tanks, gravity draining and with deck discharge, monitored via CZone
  • 2 x Whale Supersub Smart electric bilge pumps with sensors
  • 1 x Whale manual bilge pump operated from cockpit
  • Racor fuel filter with water sensing alarm

Engine & Gearbox

  • Volvo D2 55hp – approx. 850 hours at May 2019
  • Saildrive coupling
  • Exhaust water lock and separator
  • Racor fuel filter system with audio warning
  • 3-bladed Volvo folding propeller
  • Single lever engine control
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment
  • Electric fan in engine room with remote switch and auto timer
  • Engine access via hinge-up companionway, double doors below galley sink


  • Fischer Panda 5000i 5kVA generator
  • Sidepower SR100 retractable bow thruster
  • Aircon to saloon and both cabins

Electrical Systems

  • CZone total switching/control/monitoring system
  • 230V ring main with shore power cable
  • Vimar 230V twin outlet sockets in all cabins
  • 12V outlet at chart table
  • Galvanic Isolator protection to shore power circuit

Battery Banks

  • 90Ah dedicated engine/genset 12V AGM starting battery
  • 660Ah 12V gel domestic battery system (upgrade from standard 300 amp.hr)
  • 90Ah 12v AGM bow thruster battery bank
  • Battery parallel switch

Battery Charger/Inverter

  • Mastervolt Combi inverter/charger 2000W/100A with 5A slave output to engine/genset start battery


  • 12v 115A alternator on main engine


  • Xenon dimmable interior lighting
  • 6 x Reading lights
  • LED chart table flexi light
  • Drinks locker auto lighting
  • LED navigation lights and anchor light
  • Spreader down lights
  • Foredeck flood light
  • Boom light
  • Compass light

Nav Equipment & A/V

  • 3x B&G Triton multifunction sailing instrument display for speed, depth and wind speed/direction
  • Steering compass at pedestal
  • B&G 12” Zeus chart plotter at helm (new 2018)
  • B&G 8″ Zeus chart plotter at nav station (new 2018)
  • CZone control panel at nav station & owner’s cabin
  • Simrad VHF DSC telephone with masthead antenna
  • B&G/Simrad 4kW HD radar
  • B&G GPS
  • B&G/Simrad AIS Class B transceiver
  • B&G Autopilot with gyro compass
  • B&G autopilot controlled via chart plotter
  • Simrad AIS Class B
  • Glomex TV antenna at masthead
  • 27” LED TV in saloon, retractable behind settee
  • DVD/CD/Tuner stereo system with speakers and link to TV

Safety & Loose Equipment

  • Safety harness points
  • Dedicated “easy launch” liferaft stowage locker in transom
  • 6 man liferaft in canister – Solas B with grab bag packed in raft
  • Mooring warps and fenders
  • Owners Manual including equipment handbooks and diagrams/schematics for electrical and engineering systems
  • Zodiac Cadet Fastroller 325 inflatable
  • Honda 5hp four stroke outboard
  • Miscellaneous engine and genset spares


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