Mark Cameron Yachts

Gunfleet 43




Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelGunfleet 43
DesignerTony Castro
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with external fixed fin ballast keel.
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta D2-55. 55hp @3000rpm. 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Volvo Penta sail drive.
Engine Hours278
Fuel Capacity460l


Drinking Water Capacity460l


Launched and handed over as a new boat in 2014. A very lightly used, one owner, two cabin example of this high quality, British built offshore cruising yacht. Appointed to an exceptionally high standard by a discerning owner.
WINDSONG is an incredibly lightly used example of the class, launched and commissioned as a new boat in 2014. Her engine has recorded less than 300 running hours with the generator having only been run for the purposes of commissioning and servicing. Further the showers in both heads have never been used. Commissioned by the vendors to their exacting specifications she boasts an extensive list of extras, highlights of which include:
Fixed fin keel.

Single spade rudder.
Bow & Stern thrusters.
Selden mast and spars finished in white powder coating.
Electric in-mast furling mainsail.
Maple interior joinery.
Stainless steel fridge & freezer.
Microwave combi oven.

On-deck she has been set up for single handed sailing with the electric in-mast roller reefing main and all lines being lead aft to the cockpit. Bow and stern thrusters making close quarters manoeuvring exceptionally easy. Below decks the two cabin layout provides luxurious, spacious accommodation with two large double cabins and an additional two occasional berths in the saloon.

‘A remarkable boat, combining sparkling performance with an astonishingly spacious interior, the Gunfleet 43 is rewarding to sail in all weathers, being light on the helm yet positive. Her non-overlapping high aspect headsail provides excellent pointing ability and she is quick and easy to tack. Fast to accelerate, she gets into the groove quickly with hull speeds that defy her size and displacement. Above all, she feels comfortable and secure under sail and will take long passages in her stride without tiring her crew.

The cockpit and deck layout have been perfectly designed for easy, short-handed sailing, with sheets and traveller all within reach of the helmsman. There is excellent visibility from behind the ‘Flightdeck’ helm and the 43 provides a dry, comfortable ride. A unique feature is her flush aft deck, immediately behind the centre cockpit, effectively doubling the leisure space in warmer climes and perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.
The 43 features a spacious, light and airy saloon with centreline table, bar area and two settees, which double as seaberths. The galley is practical and a joy to use with abundant stowage in soft-close drawers, integrated GN Espace cooker, a ‘water station’ sink and stainless steel front-opening fridge/freezer. The real wow factor has to be the owner’s cabin, which offers the sort of space you would normally only expect to find on a yacht over 50 feet.’

Gunfleet Marine is named after a well known sandbank in the Thames Estuary which runs east to west about 5 miles off the Essex coast adjacent to Clacton and Frinton. The Gunfleet lighthouse on the northern end of the Gunfleet sands was built in 1850 and is still standing.
Gunfleet’s mission is simple - to efficiently build comfortable, fast, seaworthy cruising yachts of exquisite quality and support them with an after sales service that is second to none. Built with pride in Great Britain, Gunfleet yachts combine innovative and stylish design with the latest technology and are rich in practical, seamanlike features because, while design moves forward, the sea never changes.
Before creating Gunfleet, Founder, Richard Matthews, spent over 35 years building up one of the UK’s most successful yacht companies, Oyster, which he sold in 2008. Looking for a new challenge, the idea of utilising all these years of experience to form a new yacht building brand proved irresistible and the Gunfleet range of performance, variable draft cruising yachts was launched.

Press Reviews:
‘She’s no slouch, as we’ve established, but she’s also undemanding as a cruiser in that you don’t need decades of sailing knowledge to get her to perform to a very decent standard. The deck is laid out to allow plenty of space to move around: lunch in the cockpit under the bimini, then lounging in the sun before stepping down onto the aft deck, grabbing your mask and snorkel from the lazarette and jumping into warm, azure water for a poke around the coral.

Below decks, you’ll recognise the build quality as being a bit special and appreciate the fact that everything just works, everything does what it should and does it elegantly. It’s a prime example of designing with experience and using technology well.’

Chris Beeson. Yachting Monthly. January 2013 – Gunfleet 43 Test

‘Gunfleet designers teamed up with naval architect Tony Castro to create this modern and sleek, but simultaneously somewhat traditional cruiser. Her hull is laid up by hand in a female mold with bi-directional glass reinforced by Kevlar cloth on the centerline forward of the keel for added strength….

The most striking part of the Gunfleet 43’s center-cockpit design is the sprawling aft deck section, which includes twin zones perfect for sunbathing. They’re bisected by a hatch and skylight that lead down into the master stateroom below. There’s also an enormous lazarette that will hold lines, fenders, a rolled-up tender and all manner of cruising necessities.
Just forward is a compact cockpit, most of which is dedicated to a massive center console, or “flight deck,” with a single Garmin display framed by miscellaneous switches and controls, including the autopilot. Engine throttles are below the console but are attached so you don’t have to reach down to your knees to shift, which can be especially annoying when docking. A basket wheel wraps around this console, which saves room….
The Gunfleet 43 is a couples’ boat, with two cabins and two heads. A third custom cabin can be shoehorned in amidships to starboard, but then you lose the forward-facing nav station, something that becomes key on long passages. Once you descend the rather steep companionway steps, you’re enveloped in a posh interior of gleaming wood and ample natural light, which pours in through both the windshield and a number of small hull ports….
The master suite aft is a thing of beauty, with a large island berth surrounded by plentiful drawers and hanging lockers to store a significant amount of apparel. The master head has a separate shower stall and a chic vessel sink….
The boat also accelerated nicely out of the tacks, and the helm was responsive on all points of sail. Beyond that, the Gunfleet 43 has a solid feel that will boost the confidence of cruising couples caught offshore in snotty conditions.’

Zuzana Prochazka. Sail Magazine. May 2018 – Boat Review: Gunfleet 43.


RCD Status:

We understand the yacht is manufactured in accordance with the RCD regulations current at the time of manufacture and was classed as Category ‘A’ Ocean.
Hull Construction:
Structural composite engineering by SP-High Modulus.
Hull laminate engineered using finite element analysis to optimise strength and weight.
Laminate hand laid into a female mould.
White Iso/NPG gel coat with bronze trim lines.
Isophthalic resin used in outer layers of hull laminate. Orthophthalic resin used for inner layers.
DIAB ProBalsa cored topsides.
Solid laminate below waterline with Kevlar reinforcements.
Carbon fibre unidirectional reinforced laminate in way of mast step.
Structural grid moulding of e-glass and carbon fibre, fully bonded to hull.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Structural composite engineering by SP-High Modulus.
White Iso/NPG gel coat with bronze trim lines.
Laminate hand laid into a female mould.
Consolidated with Lloyds approved resins.
DIAB ProBalsa cored deck.
‘C’ Plate reinforcement solid core in high load areas.
Optional fixed fin keel, 2.1m draft.
Composite Iron/Lead construction.
1400kg cast iron fin.
1960kg cast lead bulb.
Single semi-balanced blade rudder.
Stainless steel rudder stock with welded tangs.
Composite shell, hand laid laminate incorporating hand laid e-glass, stitched fabrics and unidirectional rovings.
Foam filled.
Additional laminate applied on leading edge


Engine & gearbox:

Volvo Penta D2-55. 55hp @3000rpm.
4 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Volvo Penta saildrive.
Racor fuel filtration system with audio alarm system.
Engine space fan with manual and auto switching.
Engine exhaust fitted with a water separator to minimise exhaust noise.
Automatic fire extinguisher within the engine compartment.
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine recorded running hours approximately 278 @December 2018
Engine professionally maintained, last serviced November 2018, currently winterised.
Cruising speed 7.5Kts @2,250RPM approx
Propulsion & Steering:
Volvo Penta Flex-O-Fold 3 blade, bronze folding prop.
Semi-balanced blade rudder.
Self-aligning rudder bearings.
Cable drive steering system.
Gunfleets own ‘Flightdeck’ pedestal system.
B&G Autopilot system.
Keypad controller on pedestal.
Quadrant drive.
Bow Thruster:
Sidepower SR100 retractable thruster.
Upgraded with proportional thrust option.
Controlled and deployed by keypad on FlightDeck console.
Stern Thruster:
Sidepower SR80 retractable thruster.
Upgraded with proportional thrust option.
Controlled and deployed by keypad on FlightDeck console.


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard systems.
230VAC shore power system.
Shore Power:
Hardwired RCD protected 230VAC system.
8-way consumer unit with circuit breakers.
15m, 16amp shore power cable.
Battery Banks:
Engine Bank – 1x 100Ah, 12v, lead acid.
Domestic Bank – Combined capacity 600Ah, 12v.
Thruster Bank – 2x Odyssey batteries, 12v.
Mastervolt Combi Inverter/Charger 2000w/100amp with 5amp trickle charge supply to engine battery.
Controlled through CZone system using Mastervolt, MasterBus NMEA 2000 Gateway.
Engine mounted, 12v, 115amp.
Mastervolt Battery Mate voltage splitter.
Fisher Panda 5000i.
5Kva output.
Starter using engine battery bank.
Unit running hours limited to being run for commissioning and annual servicing.
Other Electrical:
Gunfleet CZone onboard power system. Digital switching and monitoring system with manual override and built in redundancy. Advanced control of DC circuits. Monitoring of both DC and AC electrical systems.
5” CZone control panel.
Fully NMEA2000 compliant networked data system.
Galvanic isolator.
4x Vimar double 230VAC outlets.
Emergency battery parallel switch.
12VDC outlet for electric dinghy pump.


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water fresh water system.
Mixer faucets provided in galley and both heads.
Shower heads in both forward and aft heads.
Deck shower with hot and cold freshwater at transom.
Grey Water:
Pumped grey water drain system.
3x Whale Gulper IC pumps discharging overboard.
Bilge Pumps:
2x Whale Supersub Smart electric bilge pumps, auto switching.
1x Whale manual bilge pump, operated in cockpit.



GRP tanking formed between hull structural matrix.
Inspection tank and baffles fitted within tank.
Tank internal faces coated with diesel resistant gelcoat.
Total tank capacity approximately 460ltrs.
Fresh Water:
GRP tanking formed between hull structural matrix.
Tank internal faces coated with food grade gelcoat.
Inspection tank and baffles fitted within tank.
Total tank capacity approximately 460ltrs
Single tank of approximately 40ltr capacity
Heated from engine fed coil or thermostatically controlled 230VDC immersion heater.
Holding Tank:
GRP tanks fitted for both heads.
Each tank of approximately 50ltrs capacity.
Gravity discharging overboard or via deck pump out fitting.
Tank Monitoring:
Tank level senders fitted in all tanks, including holding tanks.
Level monitoring via CZone system displays.


On Deck:

2x B&G Triton multifunction displays. Showing speed, depth & wind.
B&G 12” Zeus display mounted on pedestal. Plotter, radar functionality.
B&G Autopilot keypad control on pedestal.
B&G/Simrad 3g HD Radar scanner, mast mounted.
B&G Active GPS Antenna.
Pedestal mounted magnetic compass.
At Chart Table:
8” Simrad NSS touchscreen. Plotter, radar and CZone control functionality.
Handheld compass.

Communications Equipment:
Simrad RS35 DSCVHF with cockpit speaker.
Second wireless station for VHF with charge cradle.
B&G/Simrad Class B AIS transceiver.
Handheld Icom IC-M71 VHF



Corrian worktops with integral fiddles and radius corners.
BLUM self-closing drawers and lockers below worktops.
GN Espace gas range. Gimbal mounted, 3 burner and oven.
240VAC Microwave/combi oven.
Custom stainless steel lined Frigoboat fridge with keel cooled compressor.
Custom stainless steel lined Frigoboat freezer with keel cooled compressor.
Double stainless steel sink with single mixer faucet.
Remote electronic gas shut-off solenoid.
Full set of crockery, cutlery and utensils to cater for 6
Corrian counter tops.
2x Jabsco deluxe, electric, freshwater flushing heads.
2x Mixer style shower heads.
2x Wash hand basin
Electrically pumped drains from wash hand basin and shower stall
Heating & Ventilation:
Webasto Thermo 90, diesel fired wet system boiler.
Variable speed fan matrix boxes in all cabins with thermostat controllers in each cabin also.
14x Lewmar opening ports in hull, coachroof and cockpit.
Xenon interior lighting with Vimar momentary dimmer switches.
6x Reading lights.
LED courtesy lighting at companionway and steps.
Flexible LED chart light.
Flat screen TV with in-built DVD player in aft cabin.
Retractable 27” LED TV in saloon.
DVD/CD/Radio stereo system, interfaced with saloon TV.
Saloon and cockpit speakers for stereo system.
Masthead mounted Glomex TV antenna.


Summary of Accommodation:
Accommodation Finish:

Very lightly used throughout with very minimal wear and tear.
Upgraded to maple joinery work throughout the accommodation.
Joinery is constructed of selected veneers and matching solid timber, care having been taken to match the veneers and timber grains and shading.
Joinery style incorporating soft tactile curves, formed by laminating veneers.
Soleboards of a custom plank effect design in teak veneers bonded to plywood panels.
Fitted carpets finish the master cabin sole.
Headlinings are of vinyl covered marine plywood. Panels fully removable to allow access to deck fittings.
Upholstery ‘Carlucci Member’ gold weave.
Curtains fitted for hull portlights.
OceanAir blinds fitted for deck saloon and coachroof windows.
OceanAir blinds and fly screens fitted for deck hatches.
All drawers fitted with BLUM soft/self-closing mechanisms.
Doors fitted with anti-rattle mortice locks.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Accessed forward of saloon to starboard.
‘Jack ‘n’ Jill’ en-suite access to forward heads.
Two large single berths in the traditional V-berth layout.
Central in-fill section and cushion can be used to create a large double bunk. When in the lower storage position the infill creates a small seat between the bunks.
Storage lockers are provided beneath both bunks aft.
Hanging locker provided at the aft end of the cabin to starboard.
Fiddled shelves run the length of the berth outboard port and starboard.
Light pours in from the twin deck hatches overhead. Opening portholes in the hull port and starboard provide additional light and ventilation.

Forward Heads:
Serving as day heads and forward cabin en-suite with ‘Jack’n’Jill’ access via twin doors.
White GRP moulding forming base of compartment, heads mounting plinth and vanity unit base.
Corrian countertop with ceramic wash hand basin mounted on the counter.
Jabsco electric, fresh water flushing marine toilet.
Electric pump drained shower stall at aft end with full height curtain on deckhead mounted rail system.
Main Saloon:
Open plan saloon occupying the full beam of the boat.
Centrally located, double drop leaf saloon table. Central section of table providing bottle storage.
Bench settees running the length of the saloon port and starboard.
Both settees converting to single berths or sea berths.
Drinks cabinet forward of settee on starboard side with fitted glass stowage.
Book shelves and lockers outboard of seating.
Retractable LCD TV concealed outboard of port settee aft.
Deck saloon portlights pour natural light into the saloon with four opening portholes in the hull providing ventilation.
Centrally located grab rail mounted centrally on deck head aft of table.
Navigation Station:
Forward facing chart table located aft of saloon, to starboard of the companionway.
Upholstered navigators seat.
Table sized to fit half-folded admiralty chart.
Storage for charts provided within table. Additional storage drawers below table.
Outboard of the table removable panel sections allow mounting of instrumentation etc. B&G screen currently mounted forward with VHF and stereo in upper panel.
Walk-thru type galley running along port side aft of saloon.
Corrian worktop with integral fiddles. Running the length of the galley inboard and outboard.
Lockers and drawers below worktop with lockers and shelves overhead. Including dedicate bin locker and fitted crocker drawer.
GN Espace stainless steel gas range. Gimbal mounted, 3 burner and oven. Mounted outboard.
240VAC Microwave/combi oven.
Custom stainless steel lined Frigoboat fridge with keel cooled compressor.
Custom stainless steel lined Frigoboat freezer with keel cooled compressor.
Single large stainless steel sink with single mixer faucet recessed in inboard worktop.
Aft/Master Cabin:
Large centreline double berth, 2.01m in length.
Upgraded sprung mattress on bunk.
Storage drawer beneath bunk.
Bench settee on port side with hanging locker.
Single seat and forward facing desk/chart table on starboard side.
Individual reading lights over either side of the bunk.
CZone control panel to starboard side of bunk.
Flatscreen TV monitor in recess at forward end of cabin.
Opening portlights on port and starboard sides of transom.
Fixed skylight and opening deck hatch overhead.
En-suite access to aft heads.
Aft Heads:
Master cabin en-suite.
White GRP moulding forming base of the compartment heads mounting plinth and vanity unit base.
Corrian countertop with ceramic wash hand basin mounted on the counter.
Jabsco electric, fresh water flushing marine toilet.
Separate shower stall with semi-circular sliding door.
Vanity unit outboard.



Deck stepped, twin spreader, 11/12ths fractional sloop rig.
Alloy mast and spars manufactured by Selden finished in optional white powder coating.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire with Navtec chromed bronze rigging screws.
Selden Furlex 300S manually operated roller reefing system for genoa.
Selden electric ‘Furlin’ in mast roller reefing system
Selden rod kicker.
Selden manual backstay tensioner
Integrated mast head VHF antenna and Windex.
Boom topping lift.
Mast mounted EchoMax radar reflector.
Primary Winches – 2x Electric Lewmar 50AST EVO. Self-tailing, two-speed manual operation.
Mainsail Outhaul Winch – 1x Electric Lewmar 45AST EVO. Self-tailing, two-speed manual operation.
Mainsheet Winch - 1x Electric Lewmar 45AST EVO. Self-tailing, two-speed manual operation. 1x Lewmar 45AST EVO. Self-tailing, two speed.
Halyard Winch - 1x Lewmar 40AST EVO. Self-tailing, two speed. Mounted on mast.
Mainsail – Dolphin Sails. Pentex DCP Cruise-laminate. Radial cut. In-mast reefing.
Genoa - Dolphin Sails. Pentex DCP Cruise-laminate. 113%, radial cut with flexible battens. Roller reefing.
Cruising Chute – Asymmetric with Karver top-down furling system. Deck gear all fitted. Only hoisted during hand over sea trial. Stored ashore since.
Stainless steel stemhead fitting with tack point for cruising chute.
Lewmar genoa tracks with control lines lead aft to cockpit.
Spinlock rope clutches in way of the companionway.
Harken deck organiser leading lines aft to cockpit.
Port and starboard boarding gates in guardwires.
Folding stainless steel boarding ladder, deployable at either gate.
Port and starboard, teak ‘G&T’ seats on pushpit.
Boom can be used as dinghy lift with electric companionway winch.
Large lazarette locker with gas strut assisted lid.
Integral bating platform with stainless steel swimming ladder.
Mounting pin for future addition of passerelle.
Outboard storage bracket.
Anchoring & Mooring:
8x stainless steel mooring cleats. Stainless steel chafe strips fitted to capping rail in way of cleats.
Lewmar V3, 12v, 1000w electric windlass. Rope/chain gypsy. Foot button controls on foredeck.
25kg Delta plough anchor on 40m, 8mm calibrated chain rode.
80m Octoplait kedge rode/tow line
Selection of mooring warps and fenders.
Canvas Work:
Sprayhood - beige on stainless steel frame.
Bimini - beige cover on stainless steel frame.
Pedestal cover – beige.
Cockpit cushions – full fitted set with backrest cushions.
Aft deck cushions – full mattress with head pieces.
Backrests – Rolled backrests for pushpit seats and helm seat.
Zodiac Cadet Fastroller 325.
Honda 5hp, four stroke outboard.
12V electric dinghy pump.
Crewsaver bosuns chair
Selection of spares for onboard systems.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Navigation Lights:
LED masthead nav light Tri-Colour & Anchor
LED Steaming light, mounted on mast.
LED low level port, starboard and stern light.
Life saving:
Liferaft storage locker built into transom.
6 person cannister type liferaft. SOLAS B raft with grab bag in raft.
4x lifejackets with integral harnesses.
4x safety harness attachment points in cockpit.
Webbing jackstays.
Jonbuoy Danbuoy
Motoring and Anchoring shapes.

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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