Dix 43

Dix 43

Details of Dix 43

Dudley Dix designed Dix 43 Cruising Yacht For Sale in Cape Town

Launched in 2000, this Dix 43 for Sale is in stunning condition and literally ready to cruise the oceans. Why not the 2017 Cape to Rio?

Displacement 12 tons

Ballast 6 tons, being 5 tons of hot poured lead in a 1 ton steel keel box

Construction, okoume marine ply to BS 1088 with an epoxy saturation assembly.

Mast alloy x 16mtrs twin spreaders, Harken series three furler

Boom alloy with a recent stack pack sail cover.

Sails, main, furler head sail, staysail – used once, storm and trysail , never used, spinnaker, used once. Sail cloth is tan in colour.

Spinnaker pole in alloy, fits on the front of the mast.

Inner forestay which can be removed to one side.

Custom stainless steel deck gear in 316 grade, gates to life lines both sides of the boat, lifting davit at the stern with two access gates and a fold down swim ladder off the stern platform

Propulsion , Perkins 4108 four cylinder diesel, with approximately 1900 hours use.

Max prop Classic 18” folding propeller.

Yanmar GM10 diesel and what is believed to be a 3.5 kva 220 AC generator, it may be more. The boat is wired with AC plugs and a galvanic isolator and AC controls.

Fuel is in two stainless, tanks, one 80 ltr and one 60 ltr with transfer pump etc.

Water, approximately 500 ltrs in six tanks.

Heads: two, one forward serving the two front cabins, one aft serving the rear cabin, the forward head is shower ready, the aft one needs connection. Large sized marine toilets in both heads.

Sea cocks, all bronze throughout.

Galley, step down into a large and secure area with cross ventilation via opening portlights, Sink with hot and cold water via either 220volt AC or a calorifier heater off the main engine. Three burner Force Ten gas stove with oven and grill, a gas shut off control switch is in the galley.

Microwave oven, fridge unit and cold box, a second freezer box is installed but not connected.

Winches, deck windlass 12 volt with a foot control on the side of the deck forward. Main anchor is a stainless plow type and weighs 45 pounds, 50 meters of short link chain is installed. A second plow type anchor of 25 pounds is in the lazerette.

Sheet  winches, all Lewmar, all self tailing and well sized, most are recent purchases and well sized, the boat can be sailed by one qualified person working in the cockpit. Reefing is done at the mast and three reefs are in the main.

Self steering, main system is the B&G Network pilot with a type 2 Blue Ram, this is brand new and has yet to be commisoned, it is suitable in size to handle a 60 ft yacht. The control unit is at the steering wheel pedestal.

Autohelm 4000 wheel pilot, suitable to around twenty knots of breeze .

Instruments, B&G system  with  repeaters, some of which are B&G  Network, B&G depth sounder and twin repeaters in the cockpit, one on feet and one on meters.

Radar, Furuno 18 miles, needs attention, works well most of the time.

Garmin 192 c colour chart plotter with a card for Southern Africa waters.

Leica GPS which feeds the signal to the Icom VHF with its position, there is no MMSI number installed.

Icom Commander remote VHF mic, which fits in the cockpit.

Icom M700 SSB and 120 AT tuner

Two AM/FM type radios, one plays cassette tape and the other CDs as well.

Solar panel, 60 watt, with regulator, this powers the 12volt fridge almost 24/7 and all year.

Four sealed batteries in two banks, with a three position battery switch.

Aerogen wind charger and regulator.

Garmin 35/36 GPS which feeds the position to the B&G Network autopilot control unit.

Navigation lights, two, masthead and deck systems

Deck light from the mast forward.

Anchor light from aft on the rear tower.

Bilge pumps, two electric and two manual.

PUR watermaker, size 40, tested and installed but not connected to a sea water supply.

Safety gear, to cat C and local waters, six life jackets, flares and signal shapes, horn etc .

Hard dodger and with center ventilation hatch.

The boat is used very little and is in fine condition.