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“SOUL MERIDIAN” a 2001 Jeanneau 43 DS is a rare, privately owned yacht that has NEVER been in the charter services in the Islands. It has been only sailed and enjoyed seasonally as a family yacht. Up until 2017, this was a freshwater only yacht. Additionally, it ALSO IS WATERWAY FRIENDLY both in draft and mast height to allow for passages under the standard 64 foot fixed bridges. This Sun Odyssey Jeanneau 43’ Deck Salon offers a bright and open interior and features two stateroom with two heads. This is 2 cabin layout with a large aft cabin featuring a King size berth and walk thru access to a 3/4 head and shower. An interesting feature this Jeanneau DS 43 version it can also be easily and cleverly converted to a three stateroom arrangement as might be needed by the next owner.
When in the late 1950’s, Henri Jeanneau began building motorboats from the new wonder product called fiberglass-reinforced plastic, he couldn’t have imagined that the company bearing his name would someday have turned out more than 60,000 boats, or 4,000 boats annually. But 45 years and three owners later, Chantiers Jeanneau does exactly that. And while the French yard employs state-of-the-art technology in its production line to handle such capacity, still its boatbuilding techniques remain almost as traditional as they were in Henri’s day.
Built of hand-laid fiberglass without a core, the 43 hull, like other Jeanneau sailboats, is stiffened with laminated-wood longitudinal stringers and ring frames and without structural liners. For years, this was a point of difference between Jeanneau and its archrivals at Beneteau, whose boats are engineered with liners. Even after Groupe Beneteau bought Chantiers Jeanneau in 1995, the construction differences (and some of the former rivalry) between Jeanneau and Beneteau remain.
The Sun Odyssey 43 DECK SALON is designed with families and charter guests in mind. Its ingenious modular interior can be converted by the owner from two cabins to four; removable bulkheads in the forward and aft cabins fit into slots in the overhead. An L-shaped galley and U-shaped dinette, each to starboard, provide ample room for guests and those tending to them, as do two separate heads. Standing headroom in the cabin ranges from 6 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 11 inches.
The cockpit’s been created with a mind toward opening one clear path from the companionway past the helm and over the transom for swimming and dinghy access. A midships cockpit table provides a foot brace under sail. The deck is low profile, offering an easy step from side deck to cabin top. The 43’s deck is cored with balsa; it’s joined to the hull’s inward-turning flange with Sikaflex adhesive and self-tapping screws on 8-inch centers.
Powered by a 56-horsepower Yanmar diesel, the 43 DS and in terms of volume for money, SOUL MERIDIAN, is among the best values in this category of sailing yachts.
John Kretchmer, RENOWN YACHTSMAN, YACHT AUTHOR AND BOAT REVIEWER wrote the following about the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43’.
This well-made cruiser longs for open water with its design and seagoing comfort Jeanneau builds handsome, high-quality boats that are excellent values. Jeanneau continues to build boats in the time-honored and time-consuming way-by hand. It takes 1,200 man-hours to complete each Sun Odyssey 43. The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43’ the boat is nicely proportioned. The lines are modern with short overhangs and a generous beam of 13 feet, 8 inches. The low-slung coachroof extends forward & tapers gracefully into the foredeck.
The masthead sloop has a working sail area totaling just less than 1,000 square feet. The 43 is easily driven in light air, the boat is not a lightweight, displacing 20,503 pounds. A draft of 6 feet, 6 inches helps the boat track when sailing upwind. The Caribbean charter fleets are full of Jeanneaus that have crossed the Atlantic on their own bottoms, and I have no doubt that the Sun Odyssey 43 will be a comfortable and capable offshore boat.
Jeanneau is still building boats with integrity. The Sun Odyssey 43 hull is hand-laid fiberglass with Kevlar rovings in the bow sections for added impact resistance. Vinylester resin is used in the first two laminates for osmosis protection. Jeanneau does not use molded hull liners in any of its boats larger than 34 feet. Instead, floors and longitudinal stringers are made from laminated plywood and bonded to the hull, creating a strong structural grid. Bulkheads are securely tabbed to the hull as is much of the interior furniture.
The deck is balsa cored, a time consuming process as small blocks of end-grain balsa are hand placed on the underside of the deck. Hardwoods are substituted in high-load areas. A giant computer-controlled laser cutter efficiently trims all the interior wood to size. Once most of the interior components have been fitted, the hull and deck are married on an inward turning flange and bonded both with adhesives and through-bolts.
A Jeanneau trademark has always been intricate and well-executed fiberglass sculpting. The Sun Odyssey is no exception, from the diamond pattern molded nonskid to the subtle curves in the deck, the fiberglass work is excellent. The externally fastened epoxy-coated iron keel is attached late in the construction process.
On deck: To say the cockpit is spacious is an understatement: It's huge. A large table with folding leaves and handrails is mounted on the cockpit centerline and provides a good foothold for support when heeled. The cockpit seats are ergonomically shaped to provide back support. There are a couple of lazarettes, and the port sail locker is large. The visibility is excellent even while seated.
A midboom sheeting arrangement places the mainsheet traveler forward of the companionway. All sail controls are led aft and the genoa tracks and pod chainplates are placed well inboard for tight sheeting angles. The mast is deck-stepped and has swept-back double spreaders. The 43’ has in-mast furling main sail system. A solid, polished aluminum toerail gives the boat a finished look. The rail has cutouts for chocks, including an amidships spring. Overall the deck hardware is beefy. There is a double bow roller forward for dual anchors and an external chain locker.
Down below The first thing that strikes you when drop below in the 43 is the warm, rich teak finish.From the bulkheads, to the cabinetry, to the counter top moldings, to the saloon table and clever navigation station, the joinerwork is consistently good. The cutting and trimming is done by laser & has the same effect as an Old World craftsman.
The 4-cabin arrangement features a spacious V-berth forward, complete with a seat and desk and en suite head. A comfortable saloon features a large teak table surrounded by a U-shaped dinette to starboard with cabinets above. The lockers have positive latches that will stay shut when things get bouncy. Opposite the dinette are two comfortable settees, with the navigation desk in between. The Sun Odyssey 43 is designed to be controlled from the cockpit, where all manner of electronics can be mounted and consulted. The interior is for living in style and comfort.
The 43’ include a 2nd head aft of the nav station to port, complete with a separate shower stall, which is also well positioned to double as a wet locker. The L-shaped galley includes forward-facing double sinks, 12-volt refrigeration and a 4-burner propane stove with oven. Both the sinks and cooker have cover boards, adding to the counter space. The teak fiddles are substantial and a clever acrylic splashguard separates the galley from the saloon. There is a hatch overhead, one of several, and the ventilation is good throughout the boat.
The four-cabin model has twin double cabins aft that can be converted to a single large aft cabin by simply sliding out the modular divider. Jeanneau is the trendsetter in this modular approach to interior design.
The engine is accessed from behind the companionway and through the aft cabins. The engine is a 56-horsepower Yanmar with 50 gallons of fuel and a fixed prop. Water capacity in two tanks is 159 gallons.
Under sail: The deck arrangement is clean and practical & the midboom sheeting arrangement made, trimming the main, effortless. The Harken sheet winches provide more than enough punch to reel in the headsail. This is a boat I would love to deliver to a far-flung quayside.
UPGRADES for “SOUL MERIDIAN”
66# Bruce Anchor (200 ft 5/16 chain)
45 # CQR Stern Anchor (20 feet 5/16 chain, 100 feet 5/8
Deck Box for life raft (4 Person Offshore) REVERE LIFERAFT (2016)
New Dodger and Bimini + (REMOVABLE CONNECTOR)
New FULL ENCLOSURE Cockpit screens
New CLOSED CELL Cockpit Cushions
New HELLA Fans (5)
New VHF w/AIS Standard Horizon
New LED CABIN Ceiling lights plus 7 under counter
Custom salon window screen covers
New Dickenson Barbecue
2-100 WATT SOLAR PANELS, GO POWER
New Thru Hulls and Sea Cocks for both heads
Added Yamaha Outboard Motor 8 HP
New Dingy Inflatable Ocean Runner Mercury 9.5’
New Bottom Paint -professional job (total scrape, sanded and
painted) 2 coats-blue
3 New House Batteries
Group 27 Delco flooded marine batteries
“SOUL MERIDIAN’S” equipment list is extensive and she has all of the desirable upgrades a cruising sailor would want. The boat has ample tankage for extended family cruises. The interior is in above average condition. The bilge areas are quite clean and the engine is as neat as a pin. A recent survey of the vessel is available upon request.
As you walk through the double louvered cockpit doors and descend into the cabin, first you will probably notice the gorgeous rich teak interior and the teak and holly floors throughout. All the doors are curved at the top with curved trim, reminiscent of the finest handmade yachts of old.
“SOUL MERIDIAN” sleeps up to six people in accommodations with the forward cabin, main salon and the unique convertible aft stateroom. This design is a signature of the Jeanneau 43’ DS.
Next you will find the impressive classic “walk through” “L” shape configured, offshore safe galley, that will delight the gourmet, whether at sea or dockside, with double (1-large, 1-smaller) stainless steel center line sinks with large dry storage under, behind double opening teak doors. There are 2 deep dry storage areas under the counter and the refrigerator/freezer is accessible both from the counter top and by an under counter opening s.s. door, drawers and extensive lockers outboard. There is a gimballed Stainless Steel Force 10, 4 burner stove with oven and broiler with storage under and a Formica top that slides over the burners for additional counter space.
There are multiple large fixed ports, plus an opening screened hatch over the sink, a rotating 12V. fan and a screened opening port over the stove for excellent light and ventilation.
Directly opposite the galley to port is the large aft head with a roomy molded in, one piece shower stall with seat.
The aft head is accessed to port of the companionway and also, by way of a 2nd door, from the aft stateroom.
The head is ventilated with an opening portlight and large fixed port gives plenty of light. There is a large oval stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water and there is a teak faced cabinet below, plus above sink storage locker which is mirrored. The There is a separate shower enclosure with folding seat and Plexiglas shower door. The toilet is a Jabsco manual “Twist and Lock”, with a large storage cabinet behind a teak door, over the head.
Following aft of the galley to starboard, is one of the 2 aft doors to the large, convertible aft stateroom. To port of the companionway stairs and directly across from the galley, is the 2nd door to the aft stateroom.
The large, comfortable master stateroom is in the aft section of the boat and is accessed either through the aft end of the galley or through the 2nd access doorway to port of the companionway. There is a centerline queen berth with dressing settees port and starboard. Headboard is upholstered, and there is a counter with top accessed lockers outboard on either side of the berth. There are two large hanging lockers port and starboard of the berth and large cabinets aft. Ventilation is provided by two opening hatches with screens and four opening ports with screens plus two additional fixed ports in the hull sides. There are 12V fans as well and remember, this is a CONVERTIBLE stateroom and can easily and quickly be converted to two separate cabins at any moment that it might be necessary to have more accommodations for guests.
Amidships is the main salon which features a beautiful raised “U” shaped settee with fixed teak salon table to starboard. There is abundant storage above the settee backs in teak faced cabinets. Additional storage lockers are behind the outboard seat backs. There is a “sea green” glass divider mounted between the forward counter and adjacent raised starboard settee which protects upholstery and woodwork from inadvertent dousing from the sink.
To port is a “double duty” raised settee area with desk and dual seating in the form of two large single settees, one on each end of the desk/chart table. As a navigation center there is a top opening chart table, outboard instrument panel and good proximity to the cockpit for enhanced communication between helmsman and navigator. When not underway, the nav table is the perfect place to play a game of cards or join friends for cocktails, becoming an integral extension of the salon.
Next forward to port and down one step it the guests head with ensuite shower, all in white laminate. There is a sink with hot & cold pressure water, storage locker under with teak access door, a manual Jabsco “Twist and Lock” head with large storage over.
Most forward in the bow there is a guest v-berth with storage and fresh water tankage under the berth. As you enter the forward cabin, you will note that to starboard, there is a vanity/writing desk with comfortable upholstered at the end of the berth. The vanity has a mirrored front and three cabinets above. There is also a large a hanging locker, cabinet and open side shelf is to port, all of which adds up to incredible storage in the foreward V-berth. Opening screened ports and an overhead screened hatch, plus 12V fan provide tons of light and air circulation.
There are 6 opening ports with screens and 8 Goiot opening deck hatches, plus the companionway hatch, with screens, which provides a tremendous amount of light and superior cross ventilation. There are full cockpit screens so evening dinners and drinks in the cockpit are comfortable and free from mosquitos and no-see-ums.
Below deck ventilation far surpasses the standards in the industry. There are light colored curtains which can be found throughout the yacht for privacy, interior cushions are a beautiful deep ocean-blue durable velour. Locking floorboards throughout.
“L” Shaped Walk Thru Galley
Light Cream Color Formica Counter Tops
Two S.S. Sinks, 1-Small, 1-Large
Glass Protective Insert @Sink To Protect Stbd. Salon Seats
Hot and Cold Pressure Water in Galley, Heads & Cockpit
2-Large Dry Storage Lockers In Galley Countertop
Large Over the Counter Cabinetry W/Huge Storage
Fridgaboat Frig/Freezer with Two Compartments
Top Loading Access to Fridge
Front Loading Access to Fridge
Force 10, 4-Burner S.S Gimballed Stove W/Oven & Broiler
Pan and Tray Storage Under Stove Recess
Removable Cover Over Stove Burners For Additional Counterspace
Solenoid Shut Off For Force 10
Water Filter System
Drawers Under Counter
Opening Port W/Screens For Ventilation
Large Fixed Ports For Great Light Below
6-Gallon Hot Water Heater (2016)
Raymarine 7000 Autopilot
Raymarine 100-2 GPS
Raymarine Wind Speed
Raymarine Speed Distance
Raymarine RC420 Chart Plotting
Plastismo Compass @Helm
EPIRB ACR-406 (2017)
2 Indoor Speakers
2 Outdoor Speakers
Samsung TV (2017)
Standard Horizon VHF W/AIS Receiver (2017)
2-100 Watt "Go Power", Solar Panels W/Controller (2018)
1-Group 27, Delco Lead Acid Starting Battery
3-Lead Acid House Batteries (2019)
NUMO 50 Battery Charger
Freedom Battery Monitoring System
Xantrex Freedom HF-1800 Inverter
Under Deck Lights In Main Cabin
Overhead Puck Style Lights
All Cabin Lights Are LED (2017)
Engine Room Light
1-50’ Shore Power Cord
1-20’ Shore Power Cord
30 Amp Adapter
The topsides of “SOUL MERIDIAN”, features a large unobstructed deck and cabin top. Safe & secure deck work is ensured with non-skid, double fastened, extra heavy stanchion bases with double lifelines and full length teak handrails on coachroof.
The large and comfortable cockpit is self bailing with oversized scuppers, designed for heavy weather sailing. All lines are led aft to cockpit for safety and ease of sail handling. Excellent visibility from all positions is consistent with the proven offshore capability that the sailing world expects from a quality yacht.
Hull color is white and the whale stripe and boot stripe are a deep rich ocean-blue, which compliments the Sunbrella covers on the roller furling, dodger, bimini cover and mainsail sun protection piece.
The Mast Is Deck Stepped
Deck Color Is White
Non-Skid Is White
Teak Cockpit Seats, Floor & Helmsmans Seat
Chain Anchor Well @ Bow
LoFranz Electric Windlass W/Power Up & Power Down
Hook & Line Anchor Snubber System
Double Anchor Roller
Sugarscoop Stern W/Teak For Easy Access From Dingy W/Ladder up to cockpit
4-Opening Screened Ports In Cockpit To Aft Stateroom
S.S. Bow Sprit
Opening Stern Pulpit Gate
S.S. Rails @ Companionway
Blue Sunbrella Dodger
Blue Sunbrella Bimini
Blue Sunbrella Winch Covers
Complete Screened Cockpit Enclosure
Tan Colored Vinyl Closed Cell Cockpit Cushions
Large White PVC Cockpit Table W/Fiddles & Fold Out
Leaves, Top Access Storage Area, S.S. Forward
Grab Rail Attached & Cup Holders Molded In
6-Cabin Top Hatches
Kato Marine S.S. Dinghy Davits
10+ Dock Lines
Dockside Boarding Ladder
Swim Ladder @Stern
Manual Bilge Pump In Cockpit
2-10# Aluminum Propane Tanks
Hot & Cold Cockpit Shower
Aluminum Slotted Toe Rail
Windlass Controls On Deck
Teak & S.S. Destroyer Type Steering Wheel
Spreader Deck Lights
Emergency Steering Tiller
Horseshoe Buoy Holder
4-Person Revere Commodore Offshore 2.0 Liferaft (2016)
S.S. Liferaft Mount On Foredeck @Mast
Mercury 9’5” Ocean Runner Dingy (2018)
Full Cover For Dingy When Mounted On Deck
Yamaha 8hp Outboard Motor (2018)
1-66# Bruce Anchor W/200’ Chain
1-45# CQR Anchor W/100’ Rode
Aluminum Deck Stepped Mast
Selden Inmast Furling
Solid Manual Boom Vang
Profurl Furling Headsail
In Mast Halyards
Spinnaker Track On Mast
2-Harken #44, 2-Speed Winches @Cabin Top For Main Sheet & Halyards
2-Harken #48 2-Speed Winches For Head Sail & Sheets
Yanmar 4JH3, 56 HP Diesel Engine W/2195 Engine Hours
Right Hand Rotation
Flexible Engine Mounts
Shaft Lock Break System
Fresh Water Cooled Engine
Electric Solenoid Emergency Engine Shut Off
1-50 Gallon Fuel Tank
Fixed 2-Blade Prop
Raw Water Sea Strainer
Espar Diesel Heater
2- Jabso “Twist & Lock” Manual Heads
2-20 Gallon Holding Tanks W/”Y” Valve
Y-Valve Allows Head to be Pumped to Holding Tank or Directly Overboard When Offshore. (Another Y-Valve Allows Holding Tank to be Pumped
Out Shoreside or Pumped Overboard
159 Gallons Fresh Water
50 Gallons Diesel Fuel
20 Gallon Holding Tank
Bottom Was Scraped, Sanded & Pained w/2 Coats Of Seahawk AF-33 Blue Ablative Pine, January, 2019
“SOUL MERIDIAN” is equipped for bluewater passagemaking. Her loving owners are moving to a new lifestyle, and have decided to place this beautiful yacht on the brokerage market for her next discriminating owner. She is a rare find, owned by experienced sailors. All manuals, warranties and original brochures are maintained aboard and will be passed on to her new owner.
“SOUL MERIDIAN” has been thoughtfully and expertly designed by the “best in the industry”, combining current technology for both comfort and speed. This results in a deck layout that would do justice to a Gran Prix yacht, an interior with accommodations that are consistent with extended, liveaboard, bluewater sailing, a standard of quality and luxury that those familiar with the highest quality cruising yachts, will readily acknowledge.
Would-be buyers outnumber sellers, so if you are looking for a phenomenal yacht, that IS READY TO GO…. MOVE QUICKLY!” . “SOUL MERIDIAN” is a rare find and is well known by the LISTING BROKER and one of the original founders of VALIANT YACHTS! CALL HIM TODAY FOR MORE DETAILS.