Dix 43 Cruising Yacht

Dix 43 Cruising Yacht

Dix 43 Yacht Specifications as at 26 Jan 2010

Dix 43 Yacht for Sale and under a South African Flag with an asking price: ZAR 1 950 000

Steel sailing Dix 43 Yacht, launched in 1995 built by Glynn Buckle after a Dudley Dix design.

L.O.A.: 13.65 m

Beam: 4.10m 

Draft: 1.80m

Displacement: 14.5 Tonnes

White steel hull, anti-slip deck, spacious saloon, total of three cabins with 6 berths, galley, heads, large cockpit with wheel steering, Perkins diesel engine, full navigational equipment, very well kept.


The Dix 43 is a modern, radiused chine steel cutter with a moderate fin keel, skeg hung rudder and double spreader rig. She has been built to ABS Scantling rules for ocean racing yachts with topsides of 4mm plate and 5mm in the bottom and radiused chine. As a result, she is extremely strong and fast without being extreme in any respect. In addition to the standard design features, Ocean Flight has the added benefit of being a foot longer overall and on waterline, making her 44’78” LOA with a LWL of 39’ 93”. The centre cockpit has a conventional trunk cabin, which is deep set with comfortable coamings, good protection and positioned over the engine. Automotive paint system, steel deck and superstructure, interior bilges painted with epoxy tar, Perspex windows, full lead ballast of approx. 4 tonnes, Fuel tank approx. 550 litres, water tank: approx. 600 litres (plus a water maker), wheel steering on pedestal, emergency tiller.


The interior is decorated in a modern manner and light and airy down below. Light beech interior, total of 3 cabins with 6 berths, from front to aft: large front cabin with insert, can be doubled for storage, large heads with manual toilet and shower, saloon with u-shaped seating and pilot berth, galley with double S/S sink, fridge, freezer, pressurised hot and cold water throughout, hot water through boiler on 220V and engine, headroom of 1.90 almost throughout, Pur watermaker of 25ltrs/hr, Force Ten three burner stove with oven and grill, Samsung microwave.


Perkins 72hp diesel engine, easy accessible around, single lever control, 190 Amp Alternator, Racor filter system, intercooling, cruising speed of 6,5 knots at 1350 rpm, three bladed propeller, s.s. prop shaft, water lubricated shaft, gas detector, electrical and manual bilge pump, two 120 Ah Deltec engine batteries (200 Amp Hour), six 180Ah Sonnenschein gell house batteries (560 Amp hour), shore power, battery charger, inverter, wind generator, solar panels, battery monitor, Transformer (shore power) 220/100V.


Double spreader Marconi cutter rigged, anodised aluminium mast, standing rigging renewed in 2006 except forestay in 2000, main sail with stack pack and lazy jacks, Harken headsail furling system, main sail, stay sail, try sail, Genoa, Gennaker and Ghoster, Rodkick boom vang, two Asahi three spd 32 primary winches, two Lewmar ST40 secondary winches, Barlow ST19 for main sheet, on the mast two Barlow ST25 for the halyards and one Lewmar ST16 for reefing, spinnaker pole.


Plastimo offshore compass on pedestal, Raymarine Bidata (2007), Raymarine ST40 windset (2007), Navstar SM5800 vhf, Furuno GP-31 GPS, Autohelm maxiview: depth/spd/hdg/wind/nav, Icom SSB, Furuno radar 1621 with NMEA connection for laptop, Autohelm 6000+ autopilot, old ST4000 is available, EPIRB (needs service), stereo, Sansui TV, Sansui DVD/CD/ mp3 Player, Alpine 6 CD player with in- and outside speakers.


Spray hood, cockpit cover, sun awning, Aries windvane, Arimar class two 6 persons liferaft in canister on the back (April 2006), Carib semi-rigid 9’ tender with cover, Yamaha Enduro 15hp outboard engine with cover, life jackets, safety equipment, life lines, Lofrans electrical windlass with 70 meter of 10mm chain, CQR 45pound anchor, additional 45pound Bruce anchor two 15m of additional chain, swim platform, deck shower, two wired S/S sea railing, some spare parts and tools, clock and barometer.


A very safe, practical and comfortable yacht for all Oceans, this yacht has already quite a history of cruising, but is the perfect example of how to maintain a yacht well. She is in “new” condition, her equipment has been updated regularly, complete list of all the purchase dates available and makes the perfect buy for a the next owner with cruising plans. This Yacht for Sale in Cape Town