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Gib Sea 43
(12,82 m) - 2002

Layout :

  • Length : 12,82 m (42' 0")
  • Beam : 4,25 m (13'6")
  • Draft : 1,70 m (5'57")
  • Headroom : 1,96 m (6'43")
  • Displacement (light) : 10,3 tons
  • Material : Fiberglass
  • Rigging : Sloop
  • Engine : Yanmar 54 HP

French flag. Taxes paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 11,9 M XPF / 99 700 €

Comfortable sailboat, very well maintained, equipped offshore trips and regatta. 3 double cabins + 2 berths + 2 heads.

Interior fittings :

8 to 10 sleeps - 3 double cabins

  • Large double cabin fore
  • 2 berths bunk fore starboard
  • Head with toilet on fore port
  • 2 double cabins aft
  • Large saloon on starboard convertible into 2 beds
  • U-shaped galley on port side
  • Chart table
  • Numerous cupboards and storage
  • Head with toilet on port

Listing :

Building and history

Fiberglas sailboat type GibSea 43 built end of 2002 by the Dufour shipyard, according to J & J Design.
This unit was launched in 2003 for a charter company and sold in 2008. Its current owner buys her in 2014 and regularly do regatta and cruise trips.
This boat was prepared and equipped offshore in 2014 for a trip for France by Panama. He has equipped the boat for the regattas but has kept the equipment for offshore cruise.


New engine Yanmar 4JH5CE 54 HP (installed in June 2018)
250 L diesel tank
KIWIPROP propeller with controllable-pitch, drag reduction and easy reverse (2016)

Sloop rigging

Standing rigging rebuilt: stainless steel cables, turnbuckles, Sea Rig mechanical couplings (late 2014 in Australia)
Textile removable stay (2016)
Aluminum jaw pole (2016)
Large battened mainsail (ball traveller) Lee Sails 3 reefs (2013)
LeeSails genoa (2013)
Lee Sails asymmetric spinnaker (2013)
Lee Sails symetric spinnaker medium (2015)
Lee Rails new light genoa Challenge Warp Dacron Drive 6 Oz USwt with greater coverage and reefs (2017)
Lee Sails Triradial new staysail Warp Drive Dacron10 Oz USWt Challenge with reefs (2017)
Lee Sails Triradial new solent Challenge Warp drive Dacron 10 Oz USWt with reefs (2018)
New stormbag never used

In stock :
Main sail semi-battened 3 reefs
Genoa on Profurl furler (2003)
Profurl furler
Walder bome brake

Ground tackle

Electric Lofrans windlass 1200W + wireless remote control (October 2018)
Main anchorage: ROCNA 20kg + 50 m of chain of 10 mm (2013) + 45 m of rope
Secondary anchorage: 2 anchors KOBRA new condition of 20kg (2015, never used) + 15m of 10mm chain
20kg Bruce anchor and 20kg CQR anchor


Fresh water: total capacity of 530 L
Consumption counter
Double sink with pressurized water
30L electric water heater, 220V power supply or engine
Eno 2 burner stove and gas oven
2 gas cylinders with electric safety valve
Refrigerator volume 150 L (condenser of 2010)
2 manual toilets JABSCO
Holding tanks (never used)
2 indoor showers and 1 deck shower
62 cm flat screen TV
4 Hella fans


3 sealed house batteries of 125 Ah each, total 375 Ah (November 2018)
1 engine battery gel 115 Ah
LED battery controller (2013)
4 solar panels 75 Wc, total 300 Wc on aft gantry (2008)
Aerogen wind generator 6 (2009)
Converter 12V / 220V of 500W
Cristec 40 A shore supply

Electronics and navigation instruments

New fixed VHF Icom IC M330E ASN, slaved to the waterproof speaker of the car radio (June 2019)
New hand held waterproof and floating VHF (May 2019)
GARMIN radar (2013)
Transmitter / receiver AIS EM Track B300 ClassB (2017)
New GARMIN GPSMAP722 GPS / Sounder and card reader (June 2019)
Lowrance hand held GPS
ST 6001+ autopilot
Pioneer car radio with speakers inside and outside

Iridium 9555 satellite phone (2014)
Wifi Axcess Point satelite Modem (2015)


Orange Marine hard bottom tender 3,1m with with protective cover and registered in Papeete (2013)
Yamaha CV 15 HP outboard engine (2008)

Safety equipment

Equipped in 1st category
SEASAFE 6 people liferaft up to date (2014, revised 2017)
New EPIRB KANNAD distress beacon with integrated GPS (October 2018) + 2 personal AIS beacons
Flares set (validity ok)
Life raft solar still (2014)
Set of cones, mirror, foghorn
10 Life jackets
10 Harness + lanyards
6 WestMarine High Seas Automatic life jackets with replacement cartridges (2015)
4 Fire extinguishers (visits up to date)
2 electric bilge pumps
1 * 2000 GPM emergency bilge pump with suction hose and power supply (2017)
1 manual bilge pump


Bimini and removable hood
Water collecting top
Aft gantry with davits
Integrated cockpit table
DVD player
Tools and spare parts
Bosun chair for work on the mast
2 vacuum cleaners
2 GIL sailing jacket (2015), 2 pants and 2 boots
5 cans of water 20L
3 cans of gasoline 20L

Last bottom paint: October 2018

Main strengths

Comfortable sailboat and efficient, very good condition, very clean.
Ideal life on board and offshore trip.

Last modified : 14/03/2020


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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