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1987 Slocum 43 Cutter

$134,900 USD

  • $134,900 USD
  • David Pfefferkorn
  • Active
  • Used
  • Cruiser Racer Sailboats
  • 1987
  • Slocum
  • 43 Cutter
  • Currently Cruising, North Carolina, US
  • Sail
  • 43ft / 13.11 m
  • 12ft 11in / 3.94 m
  • Westerbeke
  • 55d
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 28105
  • 1969-12-31
  • 2016-07-19
  • 2252619


New Engine, Gen Set, Watermaker, Electronics, Sails, & Canvas

Bristol Condition & Loaded With Cruising Gear

The Slocum 43 is widely accepted as one of the best aft cockpit blue water cruising boats ever designed. "Door Into Summer" has just completed a five year refit which featured the following NEW upgrades to her already extensive cruising amenities:

WESTERBEKE 55 HP Diesel Engine, RAYMARINE RADAR/Chartplotter, AB 9'6" RIB Dinghy w/ 15HP YAMAHA 2-Stroke O/B, NEXT GEN 5.5 kW Generator, 16K BTU Reverse Cycle AC/Heat, SPECTRA Watermaker, MAXWELL Anchor Windlass, AIRBREEZE Wind Generator, XANTREX Battery Inverter/Charger, AWLGrip Topsides, Deck & Bottom Paint, Sails, Canvas, SunForce 12V 30A Digital Controller, Four(4) 8D Gel Batteries, Stainless Steel Chainplates, AND MUCH MORE ! (SEE FULL SPECS)

You will not find a better equipped Slocum 43 anywhere! She is currently in transit from Florida to New Bern, NC, and is ready to cast off tomorrow to take you anywhere in both comfort and style. Call today to schedule a showing of this magnificent cruising yacht before she belongs to someone else....and come prepared to fall in love!




This safe and stable passage maker is a very comfortable home featuring hand crafted teak cabinetry and trim, teak and holly sole, and plenty of light and ventilation provided by solid bronze opening ports, overhead hatches and indirect lighting.

Entering below from the companionway, the owners stateroom is to port and features a queen size berth, four large drawers, hanging locker, an enclosed storage cabinet, space for book storage, reading lights, two opening ports, an overhead opening hatch, and teak framed mirror. Opposite to starboard are fully enclosed hanging and wet lockers.

Forward on the same stb side is a large, functional navigation station with easy access to the nav electronics and the ships electrical panels. The well-equipped galley is to port and forward is the roomy salon. The salon has a circular dinette with table to port and a full settee to starboard. The dinette table is unique featuring a beautiful Purple Heart wood inlay and a wine/liquor locker in the center. For ventilation, the salon has a 2-way opening hatch, four large ports, and two opening ports. Other features in the salon include full hanging locker, built-in drawers and cabinets, bookshelves with fiddles and additional storage under the settees.

Continuing forward to port is the full head with separate shower stall with an alcove and large seat. There is a vanity with storage above and below, stainless steel sink and manual marine toilet. The guest cabin is forward separated from the salon by a full-length door and has over/under berths, hanging locker, drawers, desk/work top with removable fiddles and pivoting stool. There are also convenient reading lights, opening ports, hatch and a divided chain locker forward.


  •  NEW(2005) FRIGOBOAT Refrigerator & Freezer w/ XANTRAX 12VDC Smart Speed Controllers
  • NEW(2009) SPECTRA Ventura 150 Water Maker- Rated 9 gph; Reconditioned(2012)
  • NEW(2007) SEAWARD Hot Water Heater
  • FORCE 10 Gimbaled 3-Burner Propane Stove w/ Oven & Broiler
  • Microwave Oven 
  • SEAGULL Water Filtration System 
  • Double S/S Sink w/ Hot/Cold Pressure Water 
  • Salt & Fresh Water Foot Pumps
  • Abundant Drawer, Cabinet & Locker Storage


  • NEW(2016) RAYMARINE RD418D 4KW 18" Digital Radar
  • NEW(2016) RAYMARINE AIS650 Class B Tansceiver
  • NEW(2016) RAYMARINE EV-400 Below Deck Autopilot
  • NEW(2016) RAYMARINE i60 Wind System
  • NEW(2013) RAYMARINE C-120W Color Chartplotter with 12” Screen & Connections in Cockpit and Nav Station
  • RAYMARINE ST60 Depth/Speed Instruments
  • ICOM  M-802 HAM/SSB w/ AT-140 Antenna Tuner
  • ICOM M-100 VHF Radio 
  • ICOM M-45 VHF Radio
  • PACTOR 3 SSB Modem with Upgrade
  • STANDARD HORIZON  LH-2 Loud Hailer
  • AM/FM/CD Stereo Radio with 6-CD Changer
  • Pedestal Wheel Compass


  • NEW(2014) NEXT GEN UCM2 5.5 kw Genset w/ 250 hrs
  • NEW(2012) DOMETIC Envircomfort 15000 BTU Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning/Heating System
  • NEW(2012) AIR BREEZE Wind Generator 160 watt@28 mph windspeed; 38 kWh/month @12mph windspeed
  • NEW(2012) SUNFORCE12v 30Amp Digital Solar Charge Controller
  • Three(3) NEW(2005) SHARP 123W Solar Panels 
  • NEW(2010) XANTRAX 2500 W Freedom Marine Inverter/Charger
  • NEW(2014) Four(4)  8D Deep Cycle Gel Batteries
  • NEW(2006) HEART Interchange Voltage Regulator
  • BALMAR 150 Amp Alternator
  • SHAKESPEAR Seawatch TV Antenna/Booster
  • FORESPAR Masthead Lighting System
  • 110VAC  & 12VDC Electrical Systems w/ Breaker Panels
  • AC & DC Amp & Voltage Meters
  • Twin 30 Amp Electrical Inlets & Power Cords
  • LINK 20 Battery Monitoring System
  • Group 27 Generator Starting Battery
  • Shore Telephone Inlet & Cable
  • Shore Television inlet & Cable

Rigging & Deck Hardware

  • NEW(2012) Stainless Steel Chainplates
  • NEW(2012) Stainless Steel Standing Rigging
  • NEW(2011) MAXWELL VWC 3500 Electric Anchor Windlass
  • NEW(2012) AB RIB 9'6" Dinghy
  • NEW(2006) 15 hp 2-Cycle YAMAHA  Outboard Motor
  • Dual SS Anchor Roller
  • Oversized 1 ¼" SS Bow Pulpit
  • Six(6) SS Opening Ports
  • Five(5) Overhead Hatches (2 Bi-Directional)
  • Life Ring
  • Two(2) Large Cockpit Lazarette Lockers
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Folding Cockpit Table
  • NEW(2004) Bimini and Dodger
  • Freshwater H/C Cockpit Shower
  • Foredeck Seawater Washdown
  • SWITLIK 6-Person Life Raft
  • DELTA 44# Anchor w/  250' 3/8" BBB Chain
  • CQR 45# Anchor w/ 50' chain&  300' 5/8" Nylon  Rode
  • Stainless Steel Lifelines
  • MOM Lifesling
  • Aqua Signal Strobe Light
  • Litton 406 MHz EPIRB
  • Two(2) Foredeck Dorades w/ S/S Guards
  • Two(2) Aft Deck Dorades
  • NICRO Solar Powered Vents


Sails & Canvas

  • NEW(2015) Canvas Stiching Replaced with 10-yr TENORA Thread.
  •  Dodger & Full Bimini w/ Side Curtains
  •  Heavy Duty 1 1/4" S/S Tubing on Bimini & Dodger Framing
  •  Full Battened Mainsail w/ DOYLE Stack Pak & Lazy Jacks
  • 110% Furling Genoa
  •  90% High Cut Yankee
  •  Storm Stay Sail

Engine & Mechanical

  • NEW(2014) 50 HP WESTERBEKE 55D Four Cylinder Diesel Main Engine w/ only 950 hrs. (Fuel Consumption is approx. 1.1 gph @ 2300 rpm at 6 kts.)
  • 3-blade 17 inch Bronze Propeller
  • 2 Stainless Steel Fuel Tanks w/ Baffles (Port De-commissioned)
  • SEAGULL Water Filtration (in Galley)
  • NEW(2007) 110VAC SEAWARD Hot Water Heater w/ Engine Heat Exchanger
  • 12VDC Pressure Water System w/ 1 gal Accumulator Tank
  • NEW(2009) SPECTRA Ventura 150 Water Maker- Rated 9 gph; Reconditioned(2012)
  • RACOR 500 Primary Fuel Filter w/ Vacuum Gauge
  • Engine, Oil, and Water Alarms
  • Stainless Steel Water Tank (150 gals)


Very seaworthy boat, built for blue water and set up for Caribbean cruising. Owners spent months cruising in the Bahamas, South Florida and the Keys, the Chesapeake Bay  and everywhere in between.

  • NEW(2014) Bottom Paint.
  • Coast Guard Safety Package
  • Fenders and Docklines
  • Miscellaneous Spare Parts


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.

For Sale By Neptune Yacht Sales and Services

PO Box 1082 101 Craven Street
New Bern, North Carolina, 28563