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Gunfleet 43 - SOLD

£299,950 GBP

Luxury long distance cruiser

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Lying: United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer / modelGunfleet 43 - SOLD
NameActive Day
DesignerTony Castro
New or usedUsed
Price£299,950 GBP
Tax / VAT statusPaid / included
Price commentLuxury long distance cruiser
LyingHamble, United Kingdom


Length overall13.44 m
Length waterline11.63 m
Displacement12,750 kg
KeelFin keel


Sorry, unfortunately this yacht is now SOLD

Do you have a similar yacht for sale? If so we are always seeking quality cruising yachts for active buyers, especially in the Solent and surrounding areas. For more details please see the Sell Your Yacht Section

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We are extremely pleased to list Gunfleet 43 "Active Day".

As a cruising yachtsman lucky enough to have crossed the Atlantic and lived aboard in the Caribbean and then sailed onto New York; I was very keen to see this exciting new brand of cruising yacht when the Gunfleet brand was first launched at Southampton Boat Show .

I stepped onboard and then down below, and was very quickly blown away. For a cruising couple or family, everything just felt "right".

To me she was perfect and I was instantly in love.

You could tell that all the years of experience that Tony Castro and Richard Matthews had, was oozing from every pore of this yacht.

I have coveted one ever since.

Active Day is Lying Hamble, Southampton.

Viewing is highly recommended.

For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact John Rodriguez Yachts

Tel: +44 (0)7505 485 950
Yacht Information

Year: 2012 launched 2013
Builder: Gunfleet Marine LLP
Designer: Tony Castro
Version: 2 x cabins 2 x heads
Engine: Volvo D2 55hp


LOA: 44 ft 1 in / 13.43m
LOD: 42 ft 3 in / 12.8m
LWL: 38 ft 2 in / 11.62m
Beam: 13 ft 4 in / 4.07m
Draft: 6 ft 9 in / 2.1m (fixed keel - full lead)
Displ: 12,750kg


Volvo D2 55hp diesel
Hours run: Approx 550 hrs at July 2017
Sail-drive coupling
Exhaust water lock and separator
Racor fuel filter system with audio warning
3-bladed Volvo folding propeller
Single lever engine control
Automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment
Electric fan in engine room with remote switch and auto timer (upgrade)
Engine access via hinge-up companionway, double doors below galley sink and further access panel in owner's head compartment (upgrade)

Fuel capacity: 450 litres - integral tank
Water capacity: 460 litres - integral tank
Pressurised hot / cold water system, heated via engine calorifier and 230v immersion heater
3 x Whale Gulper IC pumps for forward, galley and aft head grey water
2 x black water holding tanks, gravity draining and with deck discharge, monitored via CZone
2 x Whale Supersub Smart electric bilge pumps with sensors
1 x Whale manual bilge pump operated from cockpit
Racor fuel filter with water sensing alarm


Sidepower SR60 retractable bow thruster
Upgraded Webasto water heating system circulating hot air with 4 x outlets and individual thermostat in each cabin.
Washer / dryer machine in starboard lazarette, access from aft cabin
CZone total switching/control/monitoring system from Nav Station, Helm and owners stateroom
230v ring main with shore power cable
Vimar 230v twin outlet sockets in all cabins
Additional 230v and 12v outlets at nav station
12v outlet for dinghy inflation in Lazarette
Galvanic Isolator protection to shore power circuit
100 amp/hr dedicated engine 12v starting battery
100 amp/hr dedicated bow thruster battery
600 amp/hr AGM 12v domestic battery system (upgrade from standard 300 amp/hr
Vitron Combi inverter / charger 1600w / 70A with 4A slave output to engine and thruster batteries
12v 115A alternator


Xenon dimmable interior lighting
Upgraded interior and exterior lighting package
6 x reading lights
LED chart table flexi light
Drinks locker auto lighting
LED companionway and step lighting for night sailing
LED navigation lights and anchor light

Deck Equipment & Rig

Rigging and Spars:
Selden silver anodised, double spreader 11/12 fractional mast
Boom fitted with Stack Pack and lazy jacks
Selden Furlex manual headsail furler
Windex at masthead with light
Spreader lights, steaming and deck floodlights
Boom topping lift
Selden manual backstay tensioner
Selden rod kicker
Selden spinnaker pole stowed on mast
Echomax 230 radar reflector

Dolphin sails radial cut, Pentex DCP Cruise-laminate
Fully battened main with lazy jacks and Stack Pack mainsail cover
2 x reefs set from cockpit third reef available
Battened furling jib 113%
Asymmetric chute with deck gear and snuffer

Deck Fittings:

"Flightdeck" steering pedestal with front mounted, wrap around wheel for safe and easy use of pedestal instrumentation
Stainless steel stemhead / bowsprit fitting with tack point for asymmetric cruising chute
Upgraded Lewmar mainsheet traveller track and slider car with control lines with twin clutches for dual control
8 x Spinlock clutches for halyards, vang, outhaul and reef lines
Lewmar genoa tracks with towable car adjustment, control lines and clutches
4 x safety harness attachment points
Sprayhood on stainless steel frame, canvas Weathermax light charcoal
Bimini on s/s frame, canvas Weathermax light charcoal
Bimini side, back and link panels, removable
Pushpit, pulpit and stanchions with boarding gates Port Stbd and stern
Removable boarding ladder for side gates
Teak quarter seats built into pulpit
Integral bathing platform with s/s boarding / swimming ladder
Cockpit table, removable, with padded stowage cover
Fusion Marine cockpit speakers
Cockpit cushions, seats and backrests
Hot & cold shower at transom
Canvas pedestal cover
Additional s/s handrails on aft coachroof (in addition to standard set on main coachroof)
LED transom step lights
Large lazarette in stern with lockable lid on gas struts

2 x Lewmar 50 AST EVO electric headsail sheet winches
Lewmar 45 AST EVO electric halyard in cockpit
Lewmar 45 AST EVO manual reef winch in cockpit
Lewmar 45 AST EVO electric mainsheet winch
Lewmar 45 AST EVO manual mainsheet winch
Lewmar 40 AST EVO halyard winch on mast
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
6 x stainless steel mooring cleats
Lewmar V3 12v 1000w electric anchor windlass for chain and rope with up/down switches
25kg (55lb) Delta anchor and 40m calibrated chain + 60m warp

Windows & Hatches:
10 x opening hull ports
2 x Lewmar opening port through cockpit side into galley and aft shower
2 x Lewmar opening port through deck saloon window into galley and aft shower
Wrap-around deck saloon windows comprising forward, port and starboard side windows
Lewmar T60 flush hatch over fore cabin
Acrylic fixed panel skylights forward of fore and aft deck hatches
Lewmar T10 flush hatches over forward passage and forward w.c.
Lewmar T70 flush hatch over aft cabin with vent
Vertical sliding, self stowing 2-position washboard - acrylic
Companionway sliding hatch - acrylic
All acrylic is tinted dark grey
Curtains to hull windows
Oceanair blinds to deck saloon coachroof windows
Oceanair blind plus fly screens to interior overhead hatches

Domestic Inventory

Fore cabin with V-berth and infill, extensive stowage below, hanging locker, door to guest / day head / shower
Light and bright saloon. Door into guest head / shower with drinks locker opposite with fitted glasses stowage. Port and starboard settees / sea berths with stowage below. Table with central stowage units and folding leaves. Forward facing chart table

Passageway style galley for safe use at sea with s/s sink, GN Espace gas cooker, separate fridge and freezer, rubbish bin and extensive storage including fitted crockery drawer

Large aft cabin with centreline double berth giving easy access to both sides of the bed with stowage below. Large hanging locker with stowage shelves outboard, settee, blanket box and recessed book case to port, forward facing desk / vanity unit to starboard, ironing board for use in galley

Owner's head including large shower cubicle with semi-circular acrylic door and seat outboard
Joinery upgraded to teak with contrasting oak sole boards
Feature veneer, panelled doors, curtains to all hull ports
Oceanair screens to overhead hatches and saloon coachroof windows
Carpeting to aft cabin sole
Lee cloths to stateroom and forward cabin

Upholstery upgraded to Pearl Grey Alcantara for saloon and other seating with bi-density foam filling
Washer / dryer in lazarette accessed via aft cabin
Additional LED rope and accent lighting and additional Xenon overhead lights

Corian counter tops with integral fiddles
Stainless steel sink
GN Espace stainless steel LPG cooker with oven, auto ignition 3-burner gimballed
Gas solenoid with on/off switch at galley
Frigoboat stainless steel fridge and freezer 12v keel cooled
Panasonic 700w microwave
Dinnerware, crockery, glasses, cutlery for 6 including storage
Heads and showers:
Corian counter tops
Corian, Mont Blanc, floors
2 x wash hand basins
Upgrade to 2 x Jabsco deluxe freshwater flush electric w.c's
230v electric heated towel rail in aft heads
Provision for retrospective fitting of Air Conditioning

Navigation Equipment and A/V

2 x B&G Triton multifunction sailing instrument display for speed, depth and wind speed/direction including one additional MFD
Steering compass at pedestal
B&G 12 inch Zeus chart plotter at helm
8 inch CZone control unit at chart table with 3.5 inch unit in aft cabin
Simrad RS25 VHF DSC telephone with masthead antenna
B&G / Simrad 4kw HD radar
Autopilot with controls integrated into Chart plotter
Sony DVD / CD / MP3 player with FM stereo system with speakers
26 inch Panasonic LE screen on pop up system linked to DVD
Glomex TV antenna at masthead

Safety & Other Equipment

Safety harness points
Dedicated "easy launch" liferaft stowage locker in transom (liferaft not included)
6 x fenders
Mooring warps
Tidal clock
Owner's manual including equipment handbooks and diagrams/schematics for electrical and engineering systems

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, 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 owner’s specific needs.

Press Comment:

"One thing’s for sure, you won’t be roughing it. With the space below, and the evident emphasis on light, ventilation and stowage, you wouldn’t need to compromise your standards one iota. The quality of workmanship is excellent throughout and a huge amount of experience has been built into this boat."

"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."


From the Gunfleet Website:

"A remarkable boat, combining sparkling performance with an astonishingly spacious interior, the Gunfleet 43 is rewarding to sail in all weathers."

For more information or to arrange an appointment please contact John Rodriguez Yachts

Tel: +44 (0)7505 485 950
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