Gib Sea 43 has been awarded the Cruising Worlds Boat of the Year Award for Best Production Boat for the year 2003. This did not happen accidentally as the Dufour Gib Sea series was designed and developed after extensive consultation with boat buyers and users around the world. Uncluttered space, light and airy interiors finished in fine teak, volume and more volume, superior headroom throughout, defined and accessible vital technical access, along with superb engine access are built into the Gib Sea models..
A very modern sailing yacht with luxurious wide interior and excellent sailing capabilities!
She has a substantial twin-spreader masthead rig and a spacious cockpit with twin wheels. With 14 ft beam carried well aft is able to have two good double cabins aft, plus a very clever 'convertible' layout forward, where the forward part of the boat can be either one large en-suite cabin plus seating, or be split into two separate cabins, one double, one Pullman-style twin. LOA 42' 8" Sail area 968 sq ft LWL 35' 9" Rig Sloop Beam 14' 0" Cabins 3/4 Draught 5' 7" Berths 8-10 Displacement 22,712 lbs Engine Yanmar 4-JH diesel Ballast 6,174 lbs BHP 56 bhp Keel type Iron bulbed fin keel and spade rudder . The Gib'Sea 43 is one of the beamiest monohulls of her length, and this gives a saloon which was described by 'Yachting Monthly' as ".... saloons don't come much bigger and brighter than this".