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43' Jeanneau 43 DS

Edwards Yacht Sales

The  43' Jeanneau DS is an excellent sailing vessel for comfortable blue water / long range cruising as well as casual coastal cruising or coastal live aboard. Performance is part of the package as she easily sails along at 7+ knots allowing you to get there in time for whatever your plans included.

This vessel is packed with all the right stuff! Full electronics, furling main and jib, a brilliant red cruising spinnaker, solar panels, wind generator, upgraded Yanmar 75HP diesel, full canvas, portable generator, bow thruster, dingy and outboard. A custom electrical system makes cruising on "WINDSONG" virtually energy independent.

The 43DS has an exceptionally large, comfortable (and dry) cockpit that enhances cruising comfort as well as providing space for cocktails and dining.

Below the cockpit is the centerline king berth in the owner's stateroom that includes plenty of storage, excellent headroom, a port and starboard entry and private entry to the owner's head and separate shower.

The forward stateroom includes a very large V-Berth, private head and shower, vanity, hanging locker and lots of storage.

The deck salon design affords line of sight vision from the salon, galley and nav station areas; a main feature of this design that makes these boats so popular!

The swim platform allows for convenient boarding and access to the large storage "garage' tucked into the stern.

This professionally maintained vessel will provide you with the right platform for your kind of sailing! 

Boat Name
Keel: Fin
LOA: 43 ft 4 in
Beam: 13 ft 8 in
LWL: 37 ft 5 in
Length on Deck: 42 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 2 in
Displacement: 21840 lbs
Ballast: 6970 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 62 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Dry Weight: 20950 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2002
Engine Model: 4JH3-TE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1400
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 75 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (145 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (54 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 2 (18 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Seating Capacity: 6


The "Deck Salon" design incorporated by Jeanneau in the 43DS expanded the liveability and comfort of cruising while still delivering sailing performance.

The raised deck incorporates the salon, nav station, galley and aft head into a common area surrounded by large windows that are at eye level. This provides line of sight view of the exterior surroundings and a light filled interior. Gone is the "dark down below" feeling.

The master stateroom is accessed by doors on port and starboard. A king bed is centerline with a settee / seat at the foot and storage on both sides. The 6' 6" standing headroom is terrific!

Forward of the salon area the guest cabin is self contained, including a head and shower to port and a settee, vanity and large hanging locker to starboard. The V-berth is spacious, comfortable and easy to access. This cabin affords comfort, storage and privacy not found in most owner's cabins.

The cockpit is huge, including the steering pedestal and instrument pod, wheel and centerline double drop leaf table. To starboard of the comfortable helm seat, a passageway to the swim platform makes boarding easy and provides access to the stern storage locker.



Deep cockpit coamings, comfortable seating

Full cockpit cushions

Seats are inlaid with teak

Centerline cockpit table with port and starboard hinged drop leaves

Storage compartment in the table unit

Steering pedestal with instrument pod, throttle and cup holders

Large leather cover wheel

Yanmar instrument panel below helm seat

Comfortable helm seat with side rails

Port and starboard seats have gull wing lids opening to huge storage lockers

Propane locker aft to starboard holds two aluminum tanks

Primary winches in easy reach of the helm

Two opening ports into aft cabin




The raised salon is the defining feature of this vessel as it brings a new dimension of light, openness and functional comfort to a cruising vessel of this size.

The starboard side settees and dining table, as well as the port side navigation station and two upholstered seats, sit upon individual raised platforms above the level of the salon cabin sole. This brings line of sight views to the exterior, and floods the area with daylight. Gone is that "down below darkness".

The dining table has fore and aft folding extensions providing room for six to dine comfortably. Custom designed filler boards convert the starboard side settee into a single berth or lounging area.

The navigation station table is to port between the seats and includes a large hinged desk top and storage for tools, charts and miscellaneous items. This surface and the fore and aft seats makes an additional dining area for two. The electrical panel and nav instruments are mounted outboard. Below them and next to the aft seat, a large open top bin is a great place for reference materials, cruising guides, etc.

Large storage compartments abound in the cabin sole, below the seats, and outboard above the settees on both sides.

Access to the bilge pumps, the primary fuel tank , central fresh water tank and a removable, self draining storage bin is through lifting panels in the cabin sole.


The spacious "L" shaped galley is to starboard with centerline double stainless steel sinks.

An etched partition separates the galley sink area from the settees in the salon.

A removable laminated sink cover expand the work surface if needed. It is reversible, providing a cutting board surface.

Hot & cold pressure water; stainless steel faucet

Eno two burner gimbaled propane stove w/oven and sliding cover

Propane control and solenoid switch and alarm

The microwave oven is mounted outboard above the stove.

Frigoboat refrigerator and freezer with front opening refrigerator door

Large countertop area for preparation of great meals and snacks

Three hinged top storage cabinets are outboard and above the counter.

Below counter drawers

Trash bin exposed when lower cabinet door is opened

Built in dish rack

Lots of storage spaces, including a space for four stacked bins below the galley cabin sole.


This cabin is large, functional, comfortable, bright and the pride of every Jeanneau 43DS owner!

Entry is through teak doors to port and starboard. A short step down takes you into the cabin where you enjoy the 6'6" standing headroom.

The centerline king bed is terrific; 6'3' by 6'wide. Under the mattress, a wide and shallow storage bin holds lots of thin things.

Outboard on both sides, shelves and two hinged lid storage lockers keep things nicely stowed.

Forward of the berth and outboard on both sides are wardrobe hanging lockers with shelves.

There are four opening ports and two hatches that provid great ventilation.

Two removable panels on the forward bulkhead provide access to the rear of the engine compartment. Above, a cabinet holds the ship's main house battery and windlass switches .The Spiral Cell start battery switches are forward of the house battery switches.


This cabin outshines many a master cabin on other boats. Spacious, large berth, plenty of storage, ventilation, vanity and an enclosed full head make this a place your guests will enjoy and want to return!

The cabin has a privacy door leading from the main salon. The enclosed head is immediately to port, Opposite a settee and vanity with a hinged lid and mirror above afford that touch of comfort your guests will appreciate. Storage compartments and shelves above and a huge hanging locker are terrific.

Storage shelves run along the hull sides to port and starboard, well above the berth..

The spacious V - berth is 6'5" deep and 4'8" at the head and comfortable. Under the berth are a fresh water tank and large storage compartment.

A large overhead hatch and a smaller hatch above the vanity provide light and ventilation, along with additional light from a fixed port on both hull sides.

Separately controlled overhead and reading lights serve their purpose well.


The hull construction is hand laid fiberglass with laminated wood longitudinal stringers and frames. The result is a heavier, stronger, quieter hull especially suited to offshore sailing.

Sunbrella (tan) dodger, bimini and connector

Clear side curtains for full cockpit enclosure

5' bulb keel

Dual stainless steel anchor rollers

45# CQR with 150' of chain

35# CQR with 200' rope rode

Step thru transom

Wide stern swim / boarding platform

Large storage locker in transom

Bow pulpit w/ stainless steel stanchion and small bow seat

Chain locker with water washdown

Stainless steel stanchions and plastic coated life lines

Port, starboard and stern boarding gates

Stern push pit rails with gate at walk thru transom door

Teak and stainless handrails along cabin top

Six (6) Aluminum mooring cleats

Two (2) Gebo large overhead hatches w/small mushroom vents

Seven (7) Gebo overhead hatches

Four (4) Gebo opening ports in cabin hull sides

Two (2) Gebo opening ports into cockpit

Stainless steel swim ladder

Hot & cold pressure water transom shower

Lifesling mouted on stern rail

Horseshoe ring mounted on stern rail

Garhauer motor hoist on stern rail

Magma grill mounted on stern rail



12V -DC and 120V-AC shore power

4 Group 31 Gel Cell house batteries

1 AGM Spiral Cell starting battery

Electrical panel w/AC & DC voltmeters and DC amps charged & consumed

Prowat 1750 Inverter

12-14 VDC Amp Alternator

Multi step automatic battery charger

________ Wind generator

Two large solar panels mounted above the bimini

Two 30AMP shore power cords w/adapters / splitters

NOTE:  Owner's comment :" A complete electrical upgrade  done by Jack Rabbit Marine made "Windsong" energy independent. High output alternator, smart regulator, battery isolators, Link 10 Monitor, solar panels and wind generator. Most days we generate all of the electricity we need to run the refrigeration, lights, appliances and personal electronics."



Raymarine RL-70C color chart plotter / radar at the helm

Raymarine radome mast mounted

Raymarine ST-60 Tri-Data display ( speed,depth, trip log) at helm

Raymarine ST-6001 autopilot at helm

Raymarine ST-600-R autopilot remote at nav station & helm

Raytheon ST-60 wind instrument & transducer at masthead

Standard Horizon VHF

DSC Intrepid GX1260

Standard Horizon RAM microphone at the helm

Plastimo ship's compass at the helm



Sony CDX-L400x am/ fm / cd player at nav station

Two speakers in cockpit and two in the main salon

Flat screen TV w/ DVD mounted in the main salon and aft cabin



Yanmar 4JH3-TE turbo diesel, fresh water cooled (1258 hours)

Meticulous maintenance and routine oil changes

Auto Prop (Brunton) , 3 Blade, Bronze

Stainless steel shaft & dripless shaft log

Shaft Shark cutter

Yanmar panel at the helm

Yanmar single level transmission and throttle control on pedestal

Stainless steel (Goiot) wheel, leather wrapped

NOTE: The companionway steps open forward to provide excellent access to the Yanmar. Access to the transmission and rear of the Yanmar is through removable panels in the aft cabin. A removable floor panel in the aft cabin provides access to the propeller shaft log. 


Portable Honda 2000 stored in the stern locker

Bow Thruster

Vetus Bow Thruster 75 with joy stick control at the helm

Electric Windlass

Lofrans electric windlass with hand held remote

Air Conditioning

Two Vector marine air, reverse cycle two zone systems ( 9,000 and 12,000 BTU's) with electronic controls

Hot Water Heater

5 gallon ; engine raw water & 120VAC




Dacron in mast furling mainsail ( very good condition)

Dacron 110% Genoa w/UV cover ( very good condition)

North Sails cruising spinnaker ( Red)  w/ sleeve  ( excellent condition)

Main Luff (P)  44.49'

Main foot (E)   17.06'

Main area: 379.5 sq ft

Jib Luff(I)  50.08'

Jib foot (J)  15.29 '


Sparcraft mast and boom

Sparcraft in mast mainsail furling system

Outhaul and furling lines led aft to cockpit

Profurl B35M genoa roller furling system led aft to cockpit

Forward and aft lower shrouds

Stainless steel 1 x 19 wire standing rigging w/ swaged fittings

Double swept back spreaders

Split backstay

Deck stepped Sparcraft aluminum mast

Track on mast for hardware and spinnaker pole

Solid Boom Vang

Adjustable genoa cars; lines led aft to cockpit

All halyards, sheets and control lines led aft to cockpit/ coachroof

Ganged rope clutches on coach roof to control lines led aft

Spinlock stacked turning blocks w/stoppers to primary winches

Two (2) Harken 44ST two speed primary winches (Main)

Two (2) Harken 48ST two speed secondary winches ( Genoa)

Two (2) winch handles



The aft head is to port opposite the galley and includes a separate shower stall.

Two locking doors provide access; one from the master stateroom and one from the salon.

The spacious shower stall is forward and has a tinted latching door that ensures that the head area remains dry. A single lever shower mixer valve, hose and shower head enable stand up or seated showering on the fold down plastic shower seat An overhead hatch provides ventilation.

The head area includes an oval stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressure water. Outboard and above, an angled mirror serves also as the door for the toiletries cabinet.

Jabsco manual marine head 


The forward head is contained within the forward cabin area on the port side with a closing and latching door.

Manual flush Jabsco marine head

Vanity with storage shelf

Stainless steel sink

Hot& cold pressure water

Handheld shower

Storage below the sink.

Overhead hatch

Towel hooks and ring

Shower sump


CARIB 11' hard bottom inflatable

Mercury 15HP Two Stroke


Life jackets

Fuel tank


Standing headroom in the following areas:

Main Salon      6' 3"

Galley              6' 3"

Aft Cabin         6' 6"

Aft Head          6' 3"

Fwd Cabin       6' 2"

Fwd Head        6' 2"

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 43' 0"
- Max Height: 62
- LOA: 43' 0"
- LWL: 37.4166' 0"
- BEAM: 13.6666' 0"
- DRAFT: 5.1666' 0"
- Engine(s): 4JH3-TE
- Fuel: 54 Gal
- Water: 145 Gal
- Holding: 18 Gal
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: JEANNEAU
- Model: 43 DS
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