Boat Name:  Cuchulain
Asking: $249,900

LOA: 51 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 35 ft 7 in
Length on Deck: 43 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 34810 lbs

Total Power: 82 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 2000
Engine Model: Range4-M90
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 732
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 82 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 1600 RPM
Maximum Speed: 7 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (237 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (300 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2


Why this blue water ocean voyager?

This is a serious yacht, lovingly designed and custom built by her original owner. She’s sturdy, quick in a blow, and incredibly safe in heavy sea conditions. At the same time, she’s a great bay and coastal cruiser with plenty of room above and below decks for a cruising family or couple. Her versatile sail plan, thoughtfully designed for single-handed sailing, allows for running the boat from the cockpit in any sea condition. Her beautiful spaces below, stunning Asian teak joinery, chef’s galley, and abundant storage render CUCHULAIN a true world voyaging yacht.

She was built in the orient, delivered to Baltimore by ship, commissioned in Annapolis, and has spent her entire life right here on the Chesapeake Bay.

We took her out on a shakedown fall cruise on a blustery but gorgeous November day. In 16-20 knots of wind, under full main and just the staysail, we zoomed along with minimum heal at 7-8 knots (see our video from that day).   She’s a dream to sail with virtually no weather helm, has plenty of mass for heavy seas, and has only been gently sailed on the Chesapeake since built.


Skipper’s Note:

We built Cuchulain for our three children—one, three and five at the time—to expose them to the joys of cruising on a safe, comfortable boat. We designed the interior to be warm, sociable and kid-friendly with a deck and rig configured so that I could single-hand while my wife chased the kids.

There are a few “dual use” features: the “kids’ cabin” with over-and-under berths and leeboards is the perfect mid-ship off-watch cabin when offshore; the stainless cage around the fireplace to keep young hands away is also an adult handhold traversing the middle of the boat in a seaway; and, the two nav station swivel seats become dining chairs for family dinners at anchor. The interior spaces are all visually and physically connected in such a way that we can all be ‘together’ regardless of where we are onboard.

We’ve had some incredible adventures as a family and a couple on CUCHULAIN but, as our kids are nearly grown and moving on, it’s time for us to share our dream boat with her next voyager.



When we travel with clients FAR out of town for yachts, we don't like surprises when I get there. It's embarrassing for us and can make for an expensive trip. With that in mind, we'd like to share our rating of various systems on the boat so you'll be as informed as possible before you come for a visit. Our rating system is on a 1-10 scale with 10 being 'perfect' (in OUR opinion). Please view this list as a GUIDE only. Everyone's idea of good and bad can vary quite a bit. Our goal in doing this is to help you reach a comfort level with the boat before you invest time and energy to come and see it. We'll summarize by saying that this appears to be an excellent yacht worthy of serious consideration.

Beyond telling you what’s great about a yacht, don’t you also want to know what it needs next? Every yacht, no matter how turnkey, needs something. Every owner has next year’s list of ‘to-do’s, right? We’ll also include in this section what Erin and I think the boat could use to take her from nearly perfect to ‘voyage-ready’ for your next adventure.


Overall Rating: 9.0/10

Very well maintained and thoughtfully updated, the hull both above and below the waterline is in excellent shape. The decks are in great shape and the teak looks good. The overall layout of the boat, both above and below decks, is really well configured for long range cruising as well as living aboard.


Exterior: 8.5/10

Having cruised extensively ourselves, we’re looking for several ‘zones’ of success in a blue water cruising yacht. The most important space is the cockpit and on deck because that’s where we plan to spend the most time.   The cockpit on CUCHULAIN is deep and comfortable. The coamings are tall and sturdy for good bracing while healed, providing excellent comfort and safety far out at sea. Movement into and out of the cockpit to the decks or down below is easy even in rough seas. The hatch opening to spaces below is large enough that when you and crew are both above and below decks, you’re well within sight and earshot of each other at all times. For entertaining, guests can be both in and out of the boat and still feel together. EVERYTHING you need to manage the boat underway is right at your fingertips or just a step or two away -- critical characteristics for offshore heavy air sailing. Once you leave the cockpit, the decks are HUGE with tall safety lifelines and plenty of grab rails and structure to use while healed as you traverse the deck. There is easy access to every part of the rig, a nice storage area forward of the mast for the dinghy and life raft, and lots of great places to lounge with a cocktail in hand.

  • Rigged for single handed sailing
  • Comfortable protected cockpit with easy access to gear and decks
  • Wide fiberglass decks with great access to rig and systems on deck
  • Exterior canvas all in very good shape
  • Electric halyard winch and in-mast mainsail furling
  • A protective bimini, revised dodger and enclosure is needed and will further enhance your cruising experience
  • The decorative painted sheer stripe just beneath the toe rail could use a refresh
  • It will soon be time to re-bed the large side fixed windows around the coach roof


Interior: 9.0/10

You have to step aboard a Hampton 43 to appreciate the incredible craftsmanship from the artisans in Asia. The joinery is simply phenomenal. Solid woods are used as much as possible. This is a big boat and feels like it as you pass through interior spaces. That said, there’s no place you can be where there isn’t something substantial to grab hold of while moving around in rough seas. The galley is one of the best I’ve encountered. There’s lots of space around the sink area, on both sides of the range. There’s lots of fridge/freezer space. Gorgeous teak joinery below decks

  • Inviting salon seats a bunch of people and is open to the chef’s galley           
  • Storage is available everywhere you look and it’s deep and versatile
  • Large opening hatches and huge side fixed windows provide great ventilation and good natural lighting throughout the boat
  • The navigation station is large and very well located with close proximity and easy access to the cockpit
  • Teak and holly floor boards have positive latching systems for safety
  • Engine and systems access in the bilge is superb


Electronics/Electrical Systems: 8.0/10

The electronics on this boat are high quality and cover all the bases for serious voyaging. An onboard computer supplements the chip-driven Raymarine electronics with touch screen operation at the nav station. This information is provided up at the helm as well. You’ve got everything here except AIS, which has only recently become popular with cruisers. Fortunately, AIS is an easy add-on to this system at minimal expense (about $1K for receive only, $2K for send/receive). The navigation and radar electronics aren’t the latest but, with the touch screen computer nav system, we’d keep them as they are as a back-up system. Let the Raymarine gear steer the boat. Use the computer for your navigation, route planning, and waypoints. Tie your iPad into this system and run the boat with that if you’d like. Buying 2016 gear would get you brighter screens and perhaps touch screen control, but we’ve already got touch screen with the computer screen. My point is that the quality of this gear is so high, it’s not time for another few years to upgrade – it just doesn’t make economic sense for the few goodies you’d get with new gear.

The electrics on this boat are superbly designed and executed. Wire chases through the boat, though busy due to all the systems, are completely accessible. The drawings that came with this boat are well crafted and super helpful when servicing systems. There’s plenty of battery power. Updates needed? For long range cruising or sitting on the hook for weeks at a time in the islands, we’d probably add some wind or solar power. We personally would opt for a couple of wind machines rather than solar but there’s probably a way to incorporate some solar panels as well if needed. This would cut down on engine/genset time as well.

  • Top quality Raymarine radar/chart plotting
  • Computer driven touch screen chart plotting also adds another layer of information/safety to the cruising experience
  • LED lighting upgrades through most of interior
  • There are (6) 8D NEW batteries for the house bank along with a 4D battery for the windlass and a starting battery – plenty of power
  • Things we would add? AIS, probably both send and receive
  • We think the boat needs some more power generation in the form of wind machines or solar panels


Engine Room: 9.5/10

(visual inspection only)

Love this engine room! It’s really a ROOM! The Perkins is easily accessed as is the Fischer Panda 8kW genset, the Racor fuel filters, the oil change system and This engine is in beautiful shape and well maintained.

  • An actual engine ROOM below the floor
  • Easy access to all sides of the Perkins and Fischer Panda 8kW genset
  • Little to no corrosion on the engine, mounts, and accessory equipment
  • Systems are beautifully laid out throughout the space with clearly identified wire and plumbing runs.
  • We’d like to see a fuel polishing system. It would be easy and inexpensive to add.


Galley/Head Systems: 9.5/10

I’m a chef and this is chef’s galley for sure. Great counter space. High quality appliances. Fantastic fridge and freezer space. Storage compartments and spaces are thoughtfully laid out for maximum efficiency and DEEP. We like that the galley is out of the way of passage through the yacht. The chef does not impede traffic flow through the boat. Heads are more like bathrooms with lots of space, the main head has stand-alone shower, good storage, and high quality toilets.

  • Tons of counter space (upgraded to granite)
  • High-end appliances
  • Big fridge/freezer space
  • Spacious heads with new fresh water macerating toilets


Rig & Sails: 9.0/10

Sails in very good condition and should have many years of life left.   They are removed each season, examined/serviced at a loft and stored indoors for 6 months out of the year. Remember that these sails have never left the Chesapeake Bay so they’ve had a very gentle life thus far. Rig is turn-key. With the in-mast mainsail furling, you have an infinite number of reef points. The genoa and staysail are both reefable so between the three sails, you can set the boat for ANY point of sail or wind condition. We were doing 7.4 knots in 18 knots of wind with a full main and just the staysail with minimum heal. She’s a big boat and doesn’t get pushed around very easily. There’s safety and comfort when you have 40,000 pounds of yacht under you, regardless of sea conditions.

  • Original sails have never left the bay
  • All running rigging recently replaced


Stepping below from the starboard side of the cockpit, you enter the main salon and central core of the yacht. The nav station is to starboard, has a big desk, lots of room for electronics and easy communication with the helmsman. There’s a U-shaped main salon seating area with an expandable teak dining table. The two nav station chairs flip around and join the table for group dining. There’s storage everywhere you turn, huge side windows, opening ports forward and overhead for excellent ventilation underway and at anchor.

From the main salon moving forward, drop a few easy steps to the chef’s galley to port and the main day head with separate shower to starboard. There’s a diesel fired stove in the center of the yacht for higher latitude voyaging or offseason local excursions.

There are two cabins forward, an offset V-berth in the bow with separate AC/heat as well as an over/under bunk room amidships to starboard, just forward of the main day head. This cabin is a great location for berthing on ocean passages.

Heading aft from the main salon down a couple of steps is the owner’s stateroom with a full sized bed, storage, and another private head with en suite shower. All spaces are bright and well ventilated.

  • Pilot house main salon with lower helm
  • U-shaped main salon and folding table
  • Large owner's suite aft with private head
  • Walk-through galley with expansive storage
  • Two guest cabins: offset V-berth and an Over/under bunk room
  • Large mid-ships head with walk-in shower
  • Reverse-cycle air conditioning throughout, (2) MarineAir 16,000btu units
  • Ample storage throughout
  • Expansive large hatches provide tons of natural light



The canoe-style stern offers a beamy aft cockpit that is over 10 ft. long, providing tons of room for lounging while cruising.  With all of the main rigging leading aft to the cockpit, CUCHULAIN can be easily single-handed without leaving the cockpit.

  • Port side 6ft long
  • Starboard side 10ft long
  • Cockpit beam is 7.5ft.
  • Raised teak deck floor
  • Added removable helm seat box with propane locker below
  • (2) cockpit side lockers
  • Teak stern deck with SS swim ladder
  • Stainless steel helm pedestal
  • 5’’ Ritchie Compass
  • (2) nav pods
  • Raymarine RC530+ Chart Plotter (repeats the data below)
  • Vetus bow thruster control
  • Windlass control
  • Raytheon ST60 Rudder Indicator
  • Raytheon ST7002 Smart Pilot Autopilot
  • Garmin GHS 20 brand new handheld/wireless VHF
  • Instrument panel and engine panel next to companionway hatch
  • Raytheon ST60 Depth
  • Raytheon ST60 Wind
  • (2) Raytheon ST60 Multifunction displays
  • Raystar 125 GPS mounted on stern rail
  • (2) West marine speakers mounted along the storage hatch sides
  • Emergency gusher
  • 12V outlet at gusher
  • 30’ helm wheel
  • (2) white starboard winch handle holders at helm
  • Varnished teak motor mount on stern rail
  • Lifesling mounted at stern rail
  • Throwable Jim-Buoy Lifering
  • Lewmar 50 primaries
  • Lewmar 48 secondaries
  • Lewmar 40 cabin top for main sheet
  • Electric lewmar 40 at companionway for main outhaul



The cockpit helm features two nav pods mounted right at the edson pedestal for easy navigation. The Raymarine RC530+ chart plotter repeater and ST7002 autopilot make for simple single-handed sailing. Forward next to the companionway hatch leading below, a host of raymarine ST60 instruments mount next to the engine panel.

  • Raymarine RC530+ Chart Plotter (repeats the data below)
  • Vetus bow thruster control
  • Windlass control
  • Raytheon ST60 Rudder Indicator
  • Raytheon ST7002 Smart Pilot Autopilot
  • Garmin GHS 20 brand new handheld/wireless VHF
  • Instrument panel and engine panel next to companionway hatch:
  • Raytheon ST60 Dept
  • Raytheon ST60 Wind
  • (2) Raytheon ST60 Multifunction displays



CUCHULAIN is set up for blue water cruising.  Wide side decks leading forward offer safe passage forward with varnished grab rails to grab onto along the way.

  • Teak decks w/ varnished cap rails
  • Teack cockpit w/ teak deck floor
  • Waler at helm
  • (6) total mooring cleats:
  • (2) Stainless steel bollard cleats at stern
  • (2) Rail combing mounted cleats amidships
  • (2) Stainless steel bollard cleats at bow
  • Solid rail enclosure around cockpit with SS cable lifelines leading forward
  • Port and Starboard walk-through access amidships
  • Varnished teak grab rails leading forward on cabin top
  • Varnished dinghy mounts on port cabin top
  • Teak mounts on cabin top for reacher pole and boat hook
  • (2) stainless steel support bars at mast with (4) rigging mounts each
  • (2) stainless steel doraides below support bars
  • Maxwell 2200 windlass w/ foot controls
  • 45# CQR w/ 200' chain
  • 35# CQR w/ 30' chain
  • 6’ teak bow sprit
  • (4) opening Lewmar hatches: (2) hatches at bow, (2) hatches at cabintop
  • bottom painted 2015 (Pettit Neptune 5)
  • All canvas new in 2014 (by Cover Loft in Eastport)



CUCHULAIN has a full compliment of sails including an in-mast furling mainsail with outhaul and sheet running aft to the cockpit to an electric Lewmar 40 winch for easy single-handing.  With large primaries and secondaries, the jib and staysail can be managed from the helm.  A spinnaker pole easily stows away mounted to the mast.  All sails are original Lee Sails that are sent to a loft often for care.

  • Roller main with vertical battens
  • Staysail
  • High cut yankee jib
  • 135% genoa
  • symmetrical 3/4 oz. spinnaker with sock
  • Lewmar 50 primaries
  • Lewmar 48 secondaries
  • Lewmar 40 main sheet
  • Lewmar electric Lewmar 40 at companionway for main outhaul
  • (4) Lewmar 40s at mast
  • Lewmar traveler with Lewmar block
  • Rail mounted genoa track w/ adjustable Lewmar cars
  • Lewmar side-deck mounted adjustable jibe preventers
  • Running rigging is good
  • Cable shrouds
  • Adjustable self tacking traveler for backstay (efficiency questionable)
  • Forespar spinnaker pole mounted at mast
  • Profurl Titanium headsail furler
  • Profurl Titanium staysail furler
  • Whisker pole mounted at cabin top
  • Reacher pole
  • Boom Support
  • Mainsheet, outhaul, topping lift, furling, jib and staysail furling all new in 2015



The large main salon features pilot house windows that let in tons of natural light.  A U-shaped settee to port with a varnished teak table that folds out offers comfortable seating just a step away from the lower helm to starboard.  Hampton's teak joinery and detail are evident throughout the cabinetry and ample storage.

  • Large hanging locker inside companionway
  • Clarion XM 665 Digital Audio Multi disc stereo
  • Deep storage and drawers inside companionway
  • (3) pullout drawers
  • 8’ of U-shaped salon seating around varnished teak folding dining table to port
  • (1) 12V outlet behind port salon seating
  • (2) Jensen Marine 120w speakers to port
  • (2) Brass reading lights
  • (4) LED overhead lights
  • Accent light for picture frame on aft salon bulkhead
  • Chelsea Brass clock and barometer
  • (6) large side windows
  • (3) Opening forward hatches
  • (2) Overhead opening ports
  • Wine rank compartment aft of salon seating


Located to starboard, forward of the companionway steps, the lower helm is a great spot for safe navigation during rough conditions.  With an autopilot control, engine controls, traditional ships wheel and a full host of navigation electronics at the nav station, the boat can be driven from below.

  • 2’ wooden ships wheel
  • Morse throttles
  • GHS 10 VHF at helm
  • 3’’ Richie compass
  • Perkins engine panel
  • Vetus bow thruster control
  • Windlass controls
  • TMC Fan facing helm
  • AC/DC Electrical Panel
  • Sony Intercom phone
  • Pivoting helm seat



The large navigation table stretches almost 6 feet along the starboard side of the main salon with a large touch screen monitor with NavTech navigation software that can be repeated up at the helm.

  • Raymarine RL70C Pathfinder Plotter and Radar
  • Raytheon ST60 Speed
  • (2) Raytheon ST60 Multi-Function Displays
  • Raymarine ST7002 SmartPilot AutoHelm Autopilot
  • Red nav light
  • Vetus sonar display
  • iCom IC-706MKII G SSB w/ HM-103 mic
  • Touchscreen monitor and logitec keyboard for NavTech navigation
  • Handheld Standard Horizon Submersible HX470S
  • Chart racks below 5’8’’ chart table with 3’ opening



The large L-shaped galley is a step down from the main salon.  With tons of storage, two refrigeration compartments powered by a keel-cooled Frigaboat system, a three-burner gas stove, ample counter-space, a samsung microwave, and added counter-space above the storage compartments, this galley offers everything a chef needs for gourmet cooking.

  • Force 10 3-burner gas stove
  • Stainless steel double-bowl sink w/ Moehen removable head faucet
  • Manual fresh and salt water pump faucets at galley sink
  • Front loading and dual side loading refrigerator
  • Frigaboat keel-cooled system
  • (4) pullout drawers below corian counters
  • (2) Pantry lockers
  • (2) pullout drawers above the counter
  • (4) enclosed lockers
  • Dickerson Newport diesel-fired cabin heater
  • Corian countertops new in ?
  • (2) Opening side ports
  • 2’x2’ cutting board covering stove
  • Samsung microwave
  • (1) 120V microwave
  • Brass lamp at forward bulkhead
  • (1) TMC cabin fan
  • (3) overhead LED lights



The owner's stateroom lies aft of the main salon.  A full berth lies to starboard and an en-suite private head lies to port.  The owner's stateroom has an opening port to the cockpit for easy communication between the helm and the off-watch resting below.

  • Full berth with foam mattress to starboard
  • reverse cycle AC/heat
  • (4) pullout drawers below berth
  • Vanity with (2) above counter cabinets and (2) drawers below
  •    and access to steering quadrant
  • (1) large storage cabinet forward
  • (1) overhead LED light
  • (?) brass reading lights
  • (2) opening side ports
  • (1) cabin fan
  • (1) 120v outlet and (1) cable outlet
  • Private head to port
  • Crickenden manual head
  • Varnished teak grated floor
  • Stainless steel vanity sink with large counter
  • (2) storage cubbies and shelf along counter
  • Double door cabinet with vanity mirror above sink
  • Sliding door cabinet behind head
  • Storage cabinet below vanity
  • (3) opening side ports
  • (1) overhead LED light



Forward of the galley, the v-berth guest cabin has an offset quarter berth.  Drawers  below offer storage as well as access to a large sail locker forward.  The anchor locker can be accessed forward of the sail locker.  A large overhead opening port provides great ventilation and a air conditioning control panel to starboard allows for easy temperature adjustment.

  • Offset quarter berth with 4’’ foam mattress
  • Forward bench
  • Reverse cycle AC/heat
  • (4) pullout drawers below
  • (1) large sail locker forward w/ through access to anchor locker
  • (1) shelf above berth w/ 120V outlet and cable outlet
  • (1) large overhead opening port w/ hinged teak screen
  • (1) opening side port
  • (2) brass reading lights
  • (1) TMC cabin fan
  • (1) Overhead LED cabin light



The third stateroom is starboard of the galley, forward of the mid-ship head.  There are two over/under single berths with drawer storage below and a large opening hatch above for lots of natural light.

  • (2) single bunk berths w/ 4’’ foam
  • Reverse cycle AC/heat
  • (2) Lower pullout drawers
  • (1) Storage locker at the end of each bunk
  • (1) overhead opening port w/ teak opening teak screen
  • (2) opening side ports
  • (1) overhead LED light
  • Teak foot pedestal on aft bulkhead for easier top bunk access
  • Brass reading light
  • (1) TMC cabin fan


The main day head lies to the starboard of the galley, forward of the lower helm.  The large head features a separate walk-in shower area forward.  The crickenden manual head is surrounded by a large vanity, two storage lockers and ample counterspace as well as opening ports for ventilation.

  • Crickenden Manual Head
  • Stainless steel vanity sink
  • Varnished teak grated flooring
  • Storage cabinet under sink
  • Teak vanity cabinet w/ mirror
  • Storage shelf
  • 3 side storage lockers
  • Separate shower with varnished teak seat and double-door storage cabinet
  • Stainless steel opening port for ventilation
  • (1) 120V outlet



The Perkins engine and mechanical room lie below the main salon floor.  It is easily and quickly accessed by removing the floor panels.  All sides of the engine are easily accessible for maintenance.  The Fischer Panda 8kw genset is forward of the engine.  It sits in a sound shield which can be removed for quick access and maintenance.  

  • Perkins Range 4-M90 naturally aspirated 4-cylinder diesel engine with 732.4 hours
  • Racor fuel filters
  • Grocco sea strainers
  • Fischer Panda 8kw genset with 1,194 hours w/ sound shield
  • Vetus 80kg/f bow thruster, 4.7kw
  • Maxwell 2200 windlass
  • 55amp alternator
  • 3-blade bronze prop
  • (2) 16,000btu MarineAir units
  • (2) shower sump pumps
  • (2) electric bilge pumps
  • automatic engine driven edson emergency bilge pump
  • macerator pump for holding tank



CUCHULAIN has a large battery bank and 8kw genset for plenty of electrical power away from the dock.  

  • Fischer Panda 8kw genset with 1,195 hours and sound shield
  • Magnum MagnaSine 1012 inverter, 1000w 
  • 55amp alternator
  • Genset control panel at nav station
  • (6) 8D house batteries and (1) 4D battery for windlass
  • 12V and I20V electrical panels at nav station
  • Red LED courtesy lights
  • Tricolor mast head light
  • Steaming light
  • Stern Light
  • Anchor light
  • 12V outlets at nav, aft cabin, main salon



Her original owner's are not getting as much sailing in as they would like and are looking to downsize.


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.