TRUE NORTH | Bristol 43.3 | 43ft

Muskegon, MI, US


TRUE NORTH | Bristol 43.3 | 43ft


Muskegon, MI, US


Preliminary listing - details to follow.

TRUE NORTH is a stand-out example of the iconic Bristol 43.3 keel centerboard design from Ted Hood.  Bluewater capable and yet a delight to sail in light coastal breezes. With her true shoal draft (4'-6" with board up, 10' with centerboard down) she is an ideal US east coast and Bahamas cruiser with a dynamite 2-cabin/2-head layout as perfect for two couples as she is for a family of six. Of note is the aft cabin, which features a large island queen berth and head with separate stall shower. TRUE NORTH has benefited from indoor storage in the off season and from significant upgrading through the years (new tanks, new Yanmar diesel, hull paint, bow thruster etc.) while also enjoying recent improvements like canvas with full enclosure, full rig paint, sails and a just-replaced engine with less than 100 hours. Well equipped with everything you would expect on a proper yacht from outboard motor lift to windlass, from numerous opening ports and hatches to dorade vents, from gorgeous teak toe rails to teak handrails and eyebrows. TRUE NORTH is a beauty with Flag Blue Awlgrip topsides, double white boot and green bottom. She literally sparkles on deck. One of this office's all-time favorite designs, the Bristol 43.3 seems to do it all so well without compromise - it is a pleasure to represent this yacht.


  • Length: 43ft
  • Builder: Bristol Yachts
  • Beam: 12' 11"
  • Draft: 10' 0"
  • Year: 1988
  • Displacement: 26530.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Yanmar, 53 hp


  • Builder: Bristol Yachts
  • Keel: Centerboard


  • Length Overall: 43.00 ft
  • Length Waterline: 33.33 ft
  • Max Draft: 10' 0"
  • Displacement: 26530.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 12' 11"


  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Engine Model: 4JH5E
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 300
  • Engine Power: 53 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (160 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (90 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Number of heads: 2


  •  New Yanmar 4JH5E engine, 2011 (100 hours)
  •  Full cockpit canvas enclosure w/ screens, 2019
  •  Doyle Stack Pack mainsail, 2018 (used three seasons)
  •  Doyle jib, 2019 (used three seasons)
  •  Hull Awlgripped 2018
  •  New Xantrex 3000 charger/inverter, 2019
  •  New hot water tank, 2019
  •  New microwave oven, 2019
  •  Fuel tanks replaced
  •  Cabin sole in main cabin replaced
  •  New prop shaft w/ dripless seal, 2020
  •  Four large window lenses replaced, 2020
  •  Mast and boom stripped and painted, 2019
  •  Barrier coat, 2020
  •  New mast-mounted forespar whisker pole, 2019
  •  All new running rigging and halyards, 2019
  •  New 6-man Revere life raft, 2019
  •  New LED spreader lights, 2022
  •  Side Power bowthruster 
  •  Two Jabsco electric toilets
  •  All topside varnish professionally maintained

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.



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