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1975 Gulfstar 43

Fort Pierce, Florida


Rum Rations is well taken care of 1975 Gulfstar with attention to all details.

Bow Thruster 

Water Maker

Rum Rations is ready to sail away. see Description for all details


Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Rum Rations
Make: Gulfstar
Model: 43
Year: 1975
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GSF043091175
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43 ft
Beam: 11'5 ft

Engines / Speed

Cruising Speed: 8 kn


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Center Consoles
More Info : Additional Media


John Virginio
Florida Coast Yacht Sales


Florida Coast Yacht Sales
2010 Harbortown Dr Ste O
Fort Pierce, Florida, US, 34946
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.

Boat Details
  • Rum Rations Specs Keel: Full Dimensions LOA: 43 ft 0 in Beam: 11 ft 10 in Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
  • Bridge Clearance: 50 ft 0 in
  • Engines Total Power: 50 HP Engine 1: Engine Brand: Perkins Year Built: 2014 Engine Model: 4.108 Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Engine Hours: 350 Propeller: 3 blade propeller Drive Type: Direct Drive Engine Power: 50 HP Cruising Speed: 6 knots Maximum Speed: 8 knots
  • Tanks Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (50 Gallons) Fuel Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (85 Gallons) Holding Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (45 Gallons)
  • Accommodations Number of double berths: 3 Number of cabins: 2 Number of heads: 2


S/V Rum Rations is a custom center cockpit pilothouse

· Spent 95% of her life in Fresh Water

· Pilothouse - Custom fiberglass hardtop/pilothouse with Nida core

· Solar- Four (4) 215-watt solar panels with 60amp MPPT controller

· Wind Generator - kiss wind generator

· Water maker - Pur35 water maker

· Refrigerator/Freezer - Nova cool r5810 ac/dc fridge/freezer + separate freezer

· Swim Platform - Aluminum swim platform

· Railings - High stainless-steel railings

· Arch - Stainless steel arch with davits and aft bench

· Pulpit - Stainless steel bow pulpit with twin anchor roller

· Windlass - Lofrans tigras 12v windlass w/controls on deck and at helm

· Bow Thruster - Vetus 60 kgf 12v bow thruster

· Rudder - Custom stainless-steel rudder

· Fans- Twelve (12) caframo fans throughout boat

· Heater - Espar airtronic forced air diesel heater

· Ports - Ten (10) lewmar opening ports with screens

· Hatches - Seven (7) lewmar ocean hatches with screens and shades

· Flooring - oak hardwood flooring

· Fuel Capacity – 55-Gal Main, 35 Secondary, 85-Gal total

· Holding Tank - 45 gal holding tank

· Seacocks - Forespar marelon 1.5" seacocks throughout

· Windvane - Saye's rig self-steering - windvane steering


Builder / Designer

Builder: Gulfstar Yachts USA Designer: Cuthbertson & Cassian Ltd. Boat Type: Center cockpit Registry: Canadian, Imported to U.S.



LOA: 43 ft - 13.11 meter LWL: 33 ft 0 inch BEAM: 11 ft 10 inch - 3.61 meter DRAFT: 5 ft 6 inch - 1.52 meter BRIDGE CLEARANCE: 50 feet HULL TYPE: Displacement Modified Shoal Draft DISPLACEMENT: 24,000 lbs BALLAST: 8000 lbs



The Gulfstar 43 CC has an aft stateroom with a large queen berth. The toilet in the enclosed head was removed and replaced with an extra-large shower. Master stateroom has hanging lockers and lots of storage. There is a huge engine compartment under the cockpit with the entry from the walkway on the starboard side leading to and from the aft cabin. Moving forward on starboard, there is an outboard facing chart table opposite a U-shaped galley. The main salon has a L-shaped dinette on the starboard side opposite a single settee. Moving forward there is a v-berth and head. The cabin sole was replaced with a beautiful hardwood solid flooring. There are large overhead hatches over both the forward and aft staterooms and lots of opening ports. All hatches have Lewmar (Oceanair) sunshade/bug screens.

Twelve Caframo fans throughout boat. Two solar vent fans, one in each head


NOVA COOL R5810 Fridge 'n Freezer (12VDC & 110VAC) Dometic Drop in Deep Freeze 1.5 cubic ft (12VDC & 110VAC) Force 10 Three Burner Propane Stove w/Oven The galley is of teak and melamine cabinetry with a melamine counter-top and has a 1.5 cubic foot icebox/freezer unit to port, which is top opening along with an under counter Nova Cool R5810 AC/DC Fridge Freezer. A three-burner stainless steel gimbaled Force 10 propane stove with oven is installed to port. There is a large double stainless-steel sink with Moen fixtures. The sink is drained outboard, through the hull via good quality water hose, clamped at the ball-valve seacock thru hull fitting connection point. The water system is served with one 12V DC pump to the water faucets and shower from the ship's holding tanks.



This area is fitted with a convertible dinette settee type berths to port well upholstered with an off- white patterned material. The backrests to port and starboard lift up for extra storage outboard. The forward saloon bulkheads are veneered in teak. The settee fronts, galley and bulkhead edges are all trimmed with teak. The salon dinette table is plywood with melamine trim. Standing headroom is 6' - O" plus in main salon.

Cockpit / Hardtop

HARDTOP: The vessel is fitted with a custom-made hardtop over the cockpit area, which is well equipped with a complete wrap-around canvas/screens and a tempered glass window system manufactured by American Marine for good protection in adverse weather conditions. Navigation instruments are housed in upper console over helm.

LOCKERS: All exposed surfaces inside lockers are painted with gelcoat.


Hull and Deck

KEEL: Lead internal ballast keel. Bottom of keel has Kevlar for added protection.

CHAINPLATES: Heavy-duty stainless-steel rods with eyes for upper and lower shrouds port and starboard, using stainless steel bolts. The chain plate assemblies are well secured to the hull. Stem fitting is of stainless steel, chocks are installed.

BOW PULPIT: 16-gauge 1 1/2" polished stainless steel all welded construction with three legs, double rail with welded lugs for double safety lines and navigation lights. STERN RAIL: Generally, as the bow pulpit

STANCHIONS: Stainless steel tube - 1" and Stainless-steel stanchions thru-bolted to the toe rail. LIFELINES: Stainless steel tube 1” with SS wire midpoint, with toggle fastening and pelican hooks at side gates and stern pulpit gate.

SHEET TRACKS-GENOA: On port and starboard – aluminum alloy “T” section tracks, fitted port and starboard. Adjustable fair lead cars are fitted on both tracks.

HAND RAILS: All teak fitted port and starboard and thru -bolted on coach roof. SS handrails on cockpit hardtop. HATCHES: Lewmar – Seven (7) Smoked Plexiglas type with handles below. Main sliding hatch is teak sliding on teak runners. Vertical companionway has two saloon type opening doors with plexiglass windows and screens. MAST STEP: "T" section aluminum alloy at keel.

LADDER: Stainless steel - swing-down type STEAMING LIGHT: 12V – DC LED

RUNNING LIGHTS: 12V - DC -All LED, recently new

SWIM PLATFORM: Aluminum foldup LOCKERS: All exposed surfaces inside lockers are painted with gelcoat.

WINCHES: Two Lewmar 46 ST - both winches appear to be in satisfactory condition and working order. However, cleaning and lubrication is recommended at a convenient opportunity. Two extra winches not installed for staysail (cutter).

BOARDING LADDERS: One movable 1” stainless steel tube-folding ladder - port side and aft starboard. Also, two stainless steel steps on stern port side descending to swim platform.

Rum Rations is sloop rigged. Whisker pole and spinnaker pole are stowed against mast when not in use.


Standard Horizon GX1500S DSC VHF Radio with remote RAM Samsung Smart TV with HD Antenna Garmin 152 GPS Raymarine C120W GPS Chartplotter Interface Capability NEMA0182 SR Mariner knot meter/sum log Mariner 480 Depth Sounder Navman Wind 3100 Windex Wind Direction Danforth Compass on Pedestal Mount Autohelm Depth/Speed/Trip Nexus Autopilot Interphase Forward Seeking Sonar Furuno Radar Lofrans Up and Down Windlass Control at Helm Vetus Bow Thruster at Helm


Six (6) 6V Deep Cycle Batteries • Two (2) for Windlass and Bow Thruster • Four (4) for House and Engine Starting All Batteries in Boxes with Covers and Tie Downs Battery Switch Kisae 40amp (3 bank) Automatic Charger Prosine 1800W Invertor 110VAC 30A Shorepower 12VDC 55A Alternator on engine Four (4) 215W Sanyo HIT Solar Panels w/60A MPPT Regulator KISS Wind Generator WATERMAKER: 12V & manual PUR MROD-35

 Additional Detail

SS bow pulpit and twin anchor roller 75 lbs CQR anchor+ 200ft 5/16 chain 45 lb Bruce anchor+ 150 ft 1/4 chain Propane system , Panel and bilge sniffer 100lbs 3pcs storm anchor 12 volt Lofrans Tigras windlass c/w alum backing plate Profurl NC42 furling and forestay Solid SS railings, stanchions c/w new bases and 55 intermediate life Led running lights and anchor light, strobe light, spreader lights 12v wind indicator Lightning master Ten (10) new lewmar opening ports c/w screens Seven (7) new lewmar ocean opening hatches c/w screens and sun shades Custom fiberglass hardtop Nine (9) custom American Marine windows, five (5) are opening Fender holder Aluminum swim platform KISS wind generator Four (4) 215 Watt Sanyo HIT Solar panels 60 amp Morningstar MPPT Tristar charge controller Bench seat, c/w extra outboard fuel tank storage shelf SS custom arch and dingy davits. Twin SS propane holder Sayes Rig auto steering system (wind vane) Outboard motor lift Newer plumbing 3/8 copper complete including cockpit shower Six (6) 1 1⁄2 inch marlon ball valve seacock and assoc. plumbing

Vetus 60 kgf 12volt Bow thruster Six (6) 6 volt deep cycle batteries Two (2) Jabsco washdown pumps and flush mount deck fittings 45 gal SS holding tank 30 gal SS fuel tank All interior lights Dual White /Red LED Nova Cool R5810 Fridge/Freezer 12VDC &110VAC (Nov 2019) Dometic – drop in freezer Twelve (12) Caframo 2 speed fans Solid Hardwood flooring 50 amp C.Charger battery charger 12V & manual PUR MROD-35 Watermaker Heart Tank tender Link 10 battery monitor Standard Horizon, GX1500S VHF radio c/w Ram Mic Raymarine C120W Multifunctional Chartplotter Hot Water tank 6gal One (1) Dynaplate 45 gal custom SS holding tank Forward looking sonar by Interphase Espar Airtronic 05 forced air diesel heater Kiwi feathering propeller Stainless Steel rudder Stainless Steel fordeck rack for dingy Extra used sails Telescopic spinnaker pole & whisker pole Sunshades/screens Gimbiled radar mount Shakespear digital tv antenna

Stainless Steel boarding ladders Helm seat Stack pack for mailsail Racor MA 900 fuel filter system Racor PS Fuel Polishing priming pump system Cockpit cushions Extra sail Spinaker , Asymetrical sail Extra Main and Sails Engine spares

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.
Additional Contact Information

Please contact listing broker John Virginio - text him at 207-671-0677 or to arrange a showing.

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