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2003 Jeanneau 43 Deck Salon

** SOLD **

  • $189,900 USD
  • John PetersonCPYB
  • Sold
  • Used
  • Sloop Sailboats
  • 2003
  • Jeanneau
  • 43 Deck Salon
  • New Bern, North Carolina, US
  • Sail
  • 43ft / 13.11 m
  • 13ft 8in / 4.17 m
  • Fiberglass
  • 2013-02-01
  • 2014-10-06
  • 1569055

One of the nicest Jeanneau vessels ever built the two cabin version of the 43 Deck Salon is very comfortable with roomy accommodations, nicely equipped, excellent maintenance, easy to sail and she is fast!  Whether you are looking to experience adventure at sea or a live aboard, the 43 DS is a great choice and “ILIRA” is ready to go.  Her 75 hp Yanmar engine was an upgrade offered from Jeanneau and it is a perfect match for this yacht.  She moves effortlessly through the water at hull speed and has a bit of reserve power for moving through an opposing current on the ICW.

“ILIRA” is owned by her original owner and has been sailed along the east coast.  A very well cared for deck salon that shows her meticulous care.  The owner’s change of plans dictates her sale.



From the port or starboard boarding gates you step onto the 43 DS.  The wide side decks make maneuverability a breeze.  The cockpit is completely enclosed with green Sunbrella-Plus bimini, dodger, connector and Eisenglass panels.  The cockpit offers large port and starboard settees with storage lazarette under the seats and an elevated custom helm seat with excellent visibility. 

The companionway bi-fold door is louvered and the hatch slides forward.  After stepping down six curved teaks steps of the companionway ladder you enter the bright and elegant interior.  Bulkheads and grab rails on either side of the companionway provide safe handholds.  Interior joinery is of varnished teak with abundant solid wood trim and teak veneered plywood.  The overhead is white vinyl and fiberglass panels.  The cabin soles are teak and holly plywood.  Ample overhead opening hatches, with Ocean-Air shades, opening cabin ports, fixed hull side ports and fixed windows provide an amazing amount of natural light and ventilation.  Overhead lights, reading and task lights are fitted throughout the interior as are the 12 volts and 120 volt receptacles.  The upholstery is tasteful blue fabric with gold accents.  All overhead hatches are fitted with Ocean-Air pull out blinds.  All ports and the deck salon fixed windows are fitted with beige pleated curtains.  Removable bug screens are provided for all opening hatches and ports.  Headroom in the 43 DS is 6” 5” through most of the interior.

The raised salon, aft cockpit arrangement has numerous benefits and features.  Most striking are the views from the salon/galley area to the outside.  The raised dinette has direct sight lines to the horizon while seated.  An onboard chef working in the galley can easily enjoy views of the harbor or ocean while preparing meals or snacks.

“ILIRA” is a two stateroom model that can be converted to a three stateroom model by adding the middle bulkhead in the aft cabin.  Jeanneau does offer a conversion kit to change the forward cabin into a double as well, making the 43 DS a four stateroom yacht.  Each side of the aft cabin is a mirror image of the other with the private entrance to the head in the port side.  The forward V-berth is large with a private head with mirrored vanity, manual toilet and ensuite shower. There are outboard bookshelves that run along both the port and starboard sides, and storage.  Along the starboard side is a small settee with under seat storage, aft bulkhead has a mirrored vanity, and a hanging locker currently arranged with shelving.  Overhead there is a hatch with the Ocean-Air system and fixed ports forward.  Through the entry door heading aft and up one step is the main cabin.  The raised dinette is to starboard and two raised seats with a centered opening table which can also be used as the navigation station.  The support bases for the dinette and navigation table have been custom made and offer additional storage (the original table supports are available).  Aft and along the starboard side is the “L” shaped galley.  The galley has ample storage cabinets and dry stores in the flooring. Access into the master aft cabin is through a door on either the starboard or port side.   Along the port side aft of the double seats is entry into the master head.  The head is large with an electric toilet, mirrored vanity with storage and a separate shower stall with acrylic door and overhead hatch.  The master cabin has a large center-line king size berth which can be converted into separate cabins by using an available (through Jeanneau) bulkhead kit.  Each side becomes a double berth with mirrored images of each other.  The port and starboard sides of the master cabin has hanging lockers, cabinet storage, and a small settee.  Along the forward bulkhead is access to the aft engine room and the cabinet with battery switches above. 

Forward Cabin

The forward V-berth measures 6’ 5” long by 4’ 8” wide.  Aft and under the berth is the forward water tank.  Further aft is a large top opening storage bin.  A large overhead hatch and two fixed hull side ports allow for light and ventilation.   Two overhead lights and two reading lamps illuminate the cabin at night.  A privacy door with locking chrome handle divides the cabin from the main salon passageway.  A large hanging locker (currently converted to shelves) is located along the starboard aft bulkhead along with a nice mirrored vanity with storage cabinets above and a storage area below.  There is also a small dressing settee along the starboard side.


Forward Head

The forward head is to port and entered via a teak door with locking handle.  The head toilet is a manual Jabsco pump toilet.  A stainless steel oval sink is molded into a Corian countertop with teak fiddle.  A single lever stainless steel faucet mixes the hot and cold water.  A pull out shower nozzle and holder allow showering in this space and an electric drain will remove the shower water overboard.  A split mirror outboard and above the sink is perfectly angled for shaving and make-up.  Storage is located beneath the sink and in a cabinet outboard of the head.  An overhead light, over the sink bar light, and the 120 volt chrome outlet is GFI protected.  A small overhead hatch and heater outlet will easily ventilate the head.  Three chrome hooks and one towel ring are secured to the bulkheads.

Raised Salon

The raised salon is filled with natural light and a pleasant alternative to the usual sailboat interior.  The raised dinette to starboard sits atop a platform that allows one to see directly outside through the salon windows.  The table base is wide and offers excellent support and added storage.  The convertible cushion is stored in the master cabin.  The dinette is large enough to sit 6 adults for a lovely prepared meal or snack.  The settee cushions are sculpted for comfort while seated.  Storage bins are located under the settee, beneath the dinette platform, in the forward bilge and outboard of the settee in four hinged cabinets.  To port is also a raised platform with two bolstered seats facing fore and aft with a nice navigation or office desk separating them.  The desk top opens for storage of charts or office tools.  A bookshelf is forward and outboard of the forward seat and the electrical panel/communication board is outboard of the aft seat.   Large storage cabinets are under each seat and make an excellent place for onboard liquor.  Beneath the forward salon sole is access to the bilge with a removable, self-draining, storage bin.  

A tinted glass partition etched with the Jeanneau name provides definitive yet subtle separation between the galley and salon.  The “L” shaped galley is open, airy and well suited to the task of meal preparation, clean up and food storage.  The countertops are tasteful laminate surrounded by low teak fiddles.  Starting forward and inboard is a double stainless steel sink measuring 13 x 12 and 6 inches deep and 9 x 12 x 6 inches deep.  Sink covers with matching laminate are provided.  The large sink covers can be reversed to reveal a round, white plastic, cutting board.  Beneath the sink is a chest with four sliding plastic drawers and cleaning gear storage on two shelves. A round trash bin is mounted on the cabinet door.  Forward and outboard is a large top loading storage bin, now fitted with a dish rack.  The top loading 2.6 cubic foot refrigerator and the front loading 5.0 cubic foot refrigerator are next and aft.  The front loading door is stainless steel.

Three hinged-front cabinets are outboard of the countertop beneath the deck edge.  The gimbaled, two burner, propane Eno Stove and oven are all the way aft and outboard. Above the stove and outboard is a built in Emerson microwave oven.   A roll-away stove cover slides and stores behind the stove.  A Xintex propane solenoid switch and 120 volt outlet are adjacent to the stove.  Four plastic lift out storage bins are located below the hinged galley sole for additional dry storage.

To port of the companionway is the aft head with a separate shower stall.  Privacy doors with locking handles allow entrance from the salon or from inside the aft cabin.  The head is electric with maceration before the holding tank.  Forward is the spacious and bright stall shower separated from the head by a tinted acrylic door and partition with chrome hardware.  A single lever shower mixer valve, hose, and nozzle mount allow stand up or sit down showering.  A fold down white plastic seat is outboard and forward.  A small opening overhead hatch is used to ventilate while showering.  Outboard and forward of the head is a vanity with oval shaped stainless steel sink hung below a Corian counter.  A single lever faucet mixes and dispenses the hot water.  Outboard of the sink is a mirror angled for easy vision while shaving.  A small toiletries cabinet is behind the mirror.  Additional storage is beneath the sink and a in a teak storage cabinet outboard of the head.  A total of five hooks and one towel bar and secured to the bulkheads.

Aft Cabin

The aft cabin is entered via port and starboard teak doors with chrome finished locking handles.  Just inside the doors is a small step down to the cabin sole.  Headroom in the full beam cabin is impressive and well over 6 ft 5 inches.  Standing areas are located below cockpit coamings and the bridge deck.  The center-line king berth measures 6 ft 3 inches by 6 feet wide.  A bolster board is fitted to the aft and sides of the berth.  Presently a separation panel is used to divide the berth into two separate berths but can be easily removed.  A purchase kit is available from Jeanneau to permanently separate the area into two distinct cabins.  Two dressing settees with matching fabrics are outboard on each side of the stateroom.  Wide, over/under shelf storage is outboard of the berth along the hull sides.  Four top opening storage bins are located in the lower shelf.  A wide and shallow storage bin is under the berth.  House batteries are located forward and under the berth.  Forward and outboard on each side are cabin wardrobe lockers with shelves and hanging spaces.  On the forward bulkhead separating the cabin doors is access to the aft engine compartment and a cabinet with battery switches for house, engine and windlass control.


  • Double stainless steel sinks with stainless steel faucet, soap dispenser and filtered water
  • Laminate counter tops with matching sink covers and teak fiddles
  • In counter storage bin with dish rack
  • Eno 2 burner, gimbaled, propane stove and oven with sliding cover
  • Xintex S-1 propane control and solenoid switch with alarm
  • Emerson microwave oven in cabinet above the stove
  • Ample cabinet and drawer storage
  • Frigoboat refrigerator
  • Stainless steel front loading refer door
  • Jeanneau plates, cups, and saucers
  • Plastic storage bins in galley sold
  • Plastic storage drawers under sink
  • Pull out trash receptacle under sink

Deck & Hardware

“ILIRA” has a white hull with a thin green strip and boot stripe.  The bottom paint is new in December 2012 and is Petite black paint. 

The transom, deck, cockpit and cabin sides are white gelcoat.  An aluminum Goiot toe rail/rub rail with teak rubstrip surrounds the deck.  Non-skid is molded into the deck areas where traction is appreciated.  Teak and rubber inlay is found on the cockpit seats, cockpit sole, and swim step.  This is a deck salon and the large near-vertical salon windows provide excellent visibility from the galley and salon.  The salon windows are tinted acrylic, set into strong mullions and sheltered on top by an overhanging visor.  Abundant deck hatches and ports are well placed for light and ventilation.  Ample storage on deck is located in a large, top-opening (and self-draining) bow locker storage/anchor locker, two cockpit lockers and a transom locker.

“ILIRA” has a practical and attractive stern.  The scoop stern incorporates a wide swim step and hard plastic protective strip around the transom to hull joint.  The swim step makes boarding from dinghy, low dock, or the water extremely easy.   A walk-through door to starboard of centerline in the transom allows one to access the cockpit with one easy step.  A cockpit seat insert fills this walk through and cleverly lowers to make a step when desired.  A large locker with locking door is inset into the transom; an ideal location for liferaft, snorkel gear, cleaning gear, or trash when cruising.   A stern shower with hot and cold fresh water located at the transom allows crew to rinse salt and sand off before tracking it into the cockpit, deck and interior.  A dedicated, top-opening shore power cord locker is located in the port quarter.

The design team for the Jeanneau 43DS deserves praise for such a detailed, functional and comfortable cockpit.  The cockpit is well protected by side coamings and the cabin top.  Seat backs are high and comfortably angled.  Inlaid teak and rubber on the settees and sole contrast nicely with the white gelcoat and provide excellent non-skid.  A custom helm seat looks beautiful and is fully functional.  A fixed folding cockpit table with drop leafs and self-draining storage nicely divides the wide cockpit.  The table has a top opening storage bin inside and with the leaves raised will nicely dine four.  The steering pedestal provides a nice location for navigation and communications instruments. Steering wheel size and placement allow one to easily walk around the wheel yet sit far enough outboard for visibility while sailing.  Primary winches are placed within reach of the helmsman.  Settee backs and tops open wide to port and starboard accessing the two cockpit lockers.  A dedicated propane locker is aft and two starboard and has space for two large aluminum propane bottles.  When you open the propane locker there is a custom made area for the helm electronic covers.

  • Full Sunbrella-PLUS dark green bimini and cockpit enclosure
  • Dark green Sunbrella hatch covers
  • Bow pulpit and stainless steel stanchion and small seat/step
  • Double stainless steel bow rollers
  • Delta primary plow anchor with all chain rode
  • Lofrans electric windlass with hand held remote and chain counter at helm
  • Divided chain locker with raw water wash down
  • Stainless steel stanchions with double plastic coated life lines
  • Port, starboard and transom boarding gates
  • Stern push pit rails with gate at walk through transom door
  • Teak and stainless steel handrails along the bow cabin top
  • (6) aluminum mooring cleats
  • (2) Gebo large overhead hatches with small mushroom vents for continuous ventilation
  • (7  Gebo small overhead hatches
  • (4) Gebo opening ports in cabin sides
  • (2) Gebo opening ports into cockpit
  • Stainless steel folding swim ladder t transom
  • Hot and cold pressure water transom shower
  • Folding cockpit table separates the cockpit with storage
  • Life sling mounted along aft port rail
  • Man overboard pole mounted along port rails
  • Port and starboard fishing pole holders mounted on arch
  • Large folding cockpit table with self-draining storage in the center
  • Magma BBQ propane grill mounted on starboard stern rail


  • Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF radio and DSC
  • Standard Horizon RAM microphone at helm
  • Aqua-Alarm high bilge alarm at navigation station
  • Plastismo compass
  • Raymarine RL70C color radar and chart plotter
  • Raymarine 24 mile radar dome mounted on arch
  • Raymarine ST-60 Tri-data display for speed, depth, and trip log
  • Raymarine ST-6001 autopilot
  • Raymarine ST-600-R remote for autopilot with connection at helm and in main cabin
  • Raytheon ST-60 wind instrument
  • Quick Anchor control with rode counter

Sailing & Rigging

  • All stainless steel 1 x 19 wire standing rigging with swaged fittings
  • Sparcraft deck stepped, aluminum mast with double swept back spreaders
  • Forward and aft lower shrouds
  • In-Mast mainsail furling system with outhaul and furling line led aft to cockpit
  • Profurl B35M genoa roller furling
  • Dacron in-mast furling mainsail
  • Dacron genoa with UV sun cover
  • Track on mast and hardware for whisker/spinnaker pole
  • Foredeck/steaming light on mast
  • Spinnaker halyard, mainsail halyard and boom topping lift all led to aft to the cockpit
  • Sparcraft rigid boom vang
  • Adjustable genoa lead cars with pullers led aft to cockpit stoppers
  • Spinlock stacked turning blocks with built in stoppers for leading sheets to primary winches
  • Split backstay with quarter mounted chain plates for keeping transom clear
  • (2) Harken 42ST two speed primary winches
  • (2) Harken 44ST two speed secondary winches
  • (2) winch handles with custom storage in aft cockpit port lazarette
  • I = 51’
  • P = 44’
  • J = 15’
  • E = 17’
  • SA = 947’ 2” (genoa = 581’ 2” and main = 366’ 2”)


  • 12 volt DC and 240 volt AC power
  • Electrical panel with AC voltmeter and DC voltmeter and Amps charged and consumed
  • (2) 30 Amp shore power cords with adapters/splitters
  • Northern Lights  5.5 Kw generator with 950 hours and remote at navigation station
  • Multistep battery charger
  • House and engine start batteries 
  • Toshiba SD-3960 DVD player mounted under navigation table
  • Sharp Aquos 20 inch flat screen TV mounted in salon
  • Sony CDX-L400X am/fm/cd player
  • Bose surround system with remote and bass speakers
  • Marine air conditioning/reverse cycle heating system with electronic controls
  • 11 gallon hot water heater


Engine access is excellent.  Main engine is accessible under the companionway steps and the transmission and aft engine is accessible through a cabinet in the aft cabin.  Shaft log is under the aft cabin sole just aft of engine access.

  • Yanmar 4JH3-TE turbo diesel, fresh water cooled engine with 1500 hours
  • Kanszi transmission with stainless steel shaft and dripless shaft log
  • 3 blade bronze propeller
  • Yanmar engine display at helm
  • Yanmar single lever throttle and transmission control
  • Raw water strainer
  • Goiot stainless steel and leather wrapped steering wheel

Broker's Remarks

A beautiful 43 DS, “ILIRA” has been maintained by her original owner and upkeep, maintenance, and custom features make this the 43 DS to see.  Easy to show in New Bern, NC.





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.

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