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1991 Taswell 43

New Bern, North Carolina




Taswell's don't come on the market that often yet this is the second one we've listed recently and she is now available for appointments.  Looking for a capable blue water cruiser?  Look no further!

TARANTELLA has been well maintained by her owners and is a proven cruiser. She is loaded with equipment and features to satisfy the cruisers who want it all: full enclosure, 75hp Yanmar, bow thruster, 8kw generator, 480w solar, amazing storage, fiberglass decks and much more.

The Taswell 43 was designed by Bill Dixon and built to the highest standards by Ta Shing Yachts (also known for building Mason, Baba and Nordhaven yachts). The design epitomizes cruising elegance offering performance, seaworthiness and comfort for the cruiser and live aboard couple.

If you are searching for a proven and solid bluewater cruiser TARANTELLA will not disappoint. 



Basic Boat Info

Price: $159,500
Make: Taswell
Model: 43
Year: 1991
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: TSQ43045L091
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43 ft
Beam: 13'8 ft
Min Draft: 5'3 ft
Displacement: 23,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH4TX2
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Propeller Type: Feathering
  • Engine Hours: 2150


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal


Heads Count: 2
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter, Center Cockpit


Kenneth Ferguson
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Neptune Yacht Sales and Services


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services
302 East Front Street
New Bern, North Carolina, US, 28562


The interior is comfortable and inviting and finished in the best tradition of Taiwan teak joinery.  TARANTELLA features a solid teak and holly cabin sole throughout and removable floor access panels provide excellent access to needed systems and thru-hulls.  Entering through the companionway from the large center cockpit there are five steps down the removable stairs into the main salon.  To port there is a large dinette with a folding, hand inlayed teak table that can easily accomodate six comfortably.  Opposite the dinette to starboard there is a comfortable navigation station facing forward.  Just aft of the nav station next to the companionway there is a U-shaped galley fwith very generous counter and storage space, large top and front load refrigeration and dedicated freezer. 

Moving aft the passageway to the master cabin is on the port side and provides full height standing room.  The master/owner's cabin is spacious and private with centerline queen berth, cushioned seats to each side, and built-in vanity with large mirror. Ample storage is provided with deep hanging lockers and drawers.  The ensuite head is large and features a full-size separate shower area.

The guest stateroom is forward and features a queen size pullman berth to port.  Generous storage is provided though a large cedar lined hanging locker, outboard drawers and shelves, vanity and under berth drawers.  The guest head is forward of the stateroom with additional storage lockers.

  • Dining for six
  • Large gourmet galley
  • SeaFrost Refrigeration with top and front access
  • Separate top loading freezer
  • Two heads
  • Separate shower stall in aft head
  • 16,000 BTU Ocean Marine reverse cycle air conditioning - forward
  • 12,000 BTU Ocean Marine reverse cycle air conditioning - aft
  • All LED interior lighting
  • Five 12 volt fans
  • 14 opening ports
  • 5 dorade vents
  • Two (2) extra opening ports in transom
  • Hatch screens
  • Stereo 
  • Large U-shaped galley with ample counter space
  • Generous storage above and below counters
  • Double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water
  • Top loading freezer 
  • Top and side loading refrigerator
  • Sea Frost refrigeration   
  • Force 10 4-burner stove and oven with broiler
  • Panasonic Inverter Microwave oven 
  • Two 20lbs LP tanks
  • New Raymarind 14" Hybrid Touch Color Chartplotter
  • HD Color Radar overlay
  • New Raymarine Autopilot
  • Raymarine Wind - New 2019
  • Autohelm Depth
  • Autohelm Speed
  • Simrad VHF with remote
  • AIS integrated to chartplotter
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Epirb
Mechanicals and Electrical
  • Yanmar 75hp diesel engine (2150 hours)
  • Onan 8kw generator (2439 hours)
  • Fireboy Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
  • Autoprop feathering propeller
  • Lasdrop dripless shaft seal
  • Vetus Bow thruster
  • Simpsn Lawrence v2000 Windlass - power up and down controls at bow and helm
  • Profurl Electric furler on headstay
  • WinchRite cordless electric winch handle
  • Seafrost Refrigeration
  • Hot water heater 
  • Tankwatch System
  • Sea Ward Propane controller
  • Shurflo pump with accumulator tank
  • Hot and cold fresh water shower on stern
  • Rule electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Fuel and water guages
  • Six (6) Lifeline Group 31xp AGM Marine Batteries 
  • Three (3) 160 watt Kyocera solar panels mounted on aft davit/arch
  • Tristar MPPT 45amp Solar Charge Controller
  • Heart Interface Regulator Output Module
  • High capacity inverter
  • Battery monitor
  • Battery charger
  • Grounding plate in hull
  • Two Raritan toilets
Sails and Rigging
  • UK Fully battened mainsail with 2 reef points
  • MacPak for mainsail
  • Harken Battcar system on mast
  • Lewmar genoa and stay sail tracks
  • 130 UK genoa with ProFurl electric furler - controls on helm
  • Stay sail with Harken roller furler
  • All lines lead aft
  • New mainsheet 5:1 traveler
  • WinchRite Cordless Electric  Winch Handle
  • (1) Lewmar #30 halyard winch
  • (1) Lewmar #40 halyard winch
  • (1) Lewmar #44 ST halyard winch
  • (1) Lewmar #16 ST reefing winch
  • (2) Lewmar #54 ST primary winches
  • (2) Lewmar #40 ST secondary winches
  • Electric winch handle that fits all winches
  • Forespar double spreader mast
  • Signal flag halyards on port and starbboard
  • Running backstays
  • Forward sail locker with shelves to port and starboard
  • Custom bimini with full cockpit enclosure
  • Cockpit enclosure screens
  • Edson steering pedestal
  • Teak cockpit table
  • New custom cockpit cushions
  • Controls for windlass on steering pedestal
  • Control for electric furler on steering pedestal
  • Cockpit and steering pedestal covers
Hull and Deck
  • New Bottom Paint - spring 2019
  • Fiberglass decks with molded non-skid
  • Sheel Keel with 9600 lbs of lead
  • Lewmar Winches
  • Maxwell VWC 2000 windlass - power up/down controls at bow and helm
  • 70 lbs Rocna anchor with (New) 250ft of 3/8 chain
  • Double roller anchor sternhead
  • Stainless steel bow and stern rails
  • Teak cap rail with bronze striker cap
  • Custom davit/arch with (3) 160W solar panels
  • Two deck prisms (starboard side)
  • Insulated hull
  • Double lifelines with boarding gates port and starboard
  • Stainless steel pulpits (granny bars) for working at the mast (port and starboard)
  • Custom stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Offshore Liferaft - (out of date, needs recertification)
  • Lifesling
  • All LED navigations lights
  • Opening hatches and ports with screens
  • Saltwater deck washdown
  • Transom shower with hot and cold water
  • Shore water inlet
  • Sugar scoop transom with stainless steel swim ladder
  • 14 opening ports
  • Six Lewmar opening hatches
  • Five stainless steel dorade vents
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information


Contact Ken Ferguson - 252.571.1581

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