The C&C 43 reportedly has an underbody and sailing characteristics superior to the Swan 43 (one of the premier racer-cruisers of the time) and the details inside and out of a Hinckley, but for a whole lot less money than either! She's a joy to sail, powerful and well balanced with a deep keel and big rudder, and outstanding ergonomics both in the cockpit and down below. And, with all lines lead aft and an electric halyard winch and custom primaries, she can be easily handled by a couple.
One of only a handful built, this particular example was essentially gutted and completley refit over almost a decade beginning in 2000, including being repowered with a Yanmar 75 hp diesel (vs. 55 hp original engine), full new custom interior (beautifully done in solid book-matched teak), and she's in better shape now than when new (not only does she sail like a Swan, the custom joinery looks like it could have been done by Swan)--vessel has been upgraded, updated or rebuilt from stem to stern, and she's now a TOTALLY different boat than when launched. Absolutely the finest available, Evening Star must be seen to be appreciated.
And note she's lying in a PRIME Sausalito Yacht Harbor boardwalk slip that could potentially transfer, there's always a long waiting list to get into the marina here and this is one of the nicest slips in the harbor...
V berth double forward followed by large head to port then continue aft to salon with salon port side, drop leaf table centerline and another settee across to port. Next aft is galley port side, centerline companionway with pilot berth and nav table starboard. Aft of galley is double quarter berth, with second quarter berth aft of nav table.
Note that the interior was essentially removed from the boat and totally renewed with many custom touches, this boat is really quite remarkable and must be seen to be appreciated! 6'1 headroom.
Very nice, practical galley with stainless steel sink with one-touch hot/cold pressure water (with fresh water foot pump as backup), Force Ten four burner propane stove with oven, ice box/freezer with Technautics 12V refrigeration. Village Marine water maker (pickled). Jabsco manual pump toilet in head with handheld wand shower.
110V AC /12V DC. Thirty amp shorepower service, Heart Interface 1000 charger/inverter, six 6V batteries in separate banks with parallel switch, single Gp 27 dedicated engine start battery. Note all batteries new in April 2016.
Raytheon GPS chaartplotter, Furuno radar, Raymarine ST6001 autopilot, Autohelm Mult instrument (knot/log/depth), Autohelm wind speed/direction, Icom VHF radio, 8" Danforth magnetic compass. Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo.
Keel-stepped double spreader aluminum mast with hydraulic backstay adjuster, full batten main sail on aluminum boom with rigid vang and Harken mainsheet, 90% jib on Harken roller furler with six other headsails reported in storage. Stainless steel rod standing rigging.
Single Lewmar #48 electric winch (used for main halyard, then mainsheet), Harken #40 self-tailing winch, two Barient #35 self tailing winches, two Barient #32 winches, three Barient # 26 winches, two Barient # 22 winches. Inboard genoa track, all lines lead aft.
FRP fin keel/spade rudder hull that's flawlessly done in Flag Blue Awlgrip, last hauled and bottom painted in late June 2016. Simpson Lawrence electric winch, 35 lb CQR anchor with 5/16" chain rode, four mooring cleats. Heavy duty offshore dodger with grab rails sides and back, nice little half bimini top over the helm.
Note the beautifully varnished teak toerail that replaced the original extruded aluminum piece; the owner reported that this job was HUGELY time consuming and that he came to rue ever deciding to go this route (but the end result speaks for itself)...
Yanmar four cylinder 75 hp fresh water cooled turbo diesel installed in 2008, last serviced April, 2016, 1,932 hours clocked but the engine in SPOTLESS! 1 1/4" stainless steel shaft thru dripless packing gland to three-bladed MaxProp. Edson cable and quadrant steering, oversize custom varnished teak and stainless steel wheel.