The Gib Sea 43 has been awarded the Cruising Worlds Boat of the Year Award for Best Production Boat under $200,000 for the year 2001. Gib Sea claims that this did not happen accidentally, as the Dufour/Gib Sea series was designed and developed after extensive consultation with boat buyers and users around the world.
The Gib Sea 43 has the unique ability to be converted from 3 to 4 or 4 to 3 cabins with the quick and easy removal and storage of the cabin doors (there is a special space next to the hanging locker for storing the doors). The forward cabin then becomes a large area with settee seating and a master cabin.
The twin steering stations allow for good visibility on either port or starboard tack, and provide the additional benefit of leaving a clear centerline entry into the cockpit through the transom from the integral swim platform. The wheel on the starboard side has the throttle controls, while the compass and the Raytheon ST60 instrumentation are inset into the binnacle set into the table base, easily visible from either side.
A locker in the port side of the transom is fitted for a five-gallon propane tank with overboard drains, and the other side has a deep locker for stowing the shore power cable.
The Gib Sea 43 / Dufour 43 can accommodate up to 9 guests (7 guests when you convert the front cabin) in 2 aft (double bedded) and two front (one of the front cabins has upper and lower banks and the other the typical delta shape double bed) cabins. One more person can sleep in the saloon area.
|Length over all:||12,83 m|
|Water tank||530 l|
|Fuel tank||250 l|
|Engine||Volvo 55 HP|
Due to our passion and love for S/Y Tina, the owner invested a considerable amount to install state-of-the-art and quality equipment the last 3 years.
|Equipment||Replacement date (brand new)|
|Spray hood and bimini||2017, 2016|
|GPS and VHF||2016 both|
|complete boat motor maintenance||2017|
|battery charger, boiler||2016, 2017|