1976 Factory Finished Boat
Hull# WSSF3 026 1076 -USCG Document # 1119779

Basic Specifications
LOA 42'-11"
LWL 33'-4"
Beam 13'
Displacement 32,000 lbs.
Ballast 11,000 lbs.
Sail Area 1100 sq.ft.
Perkins 4-236 - 85HP
Holding Tank 37 gal.
Fuel capacity: 86 gal. 2 tanks
Water capacity: 100 gal. 2 tanks


Mother to the Pacific Seacraft line of offshore yachts also designed by Sir W.B. Crealock; big sister, yet more modern keel design to the venerable Westsail 32'; and sharing a hull with the Westsail 42', this is one over-built Cadillac ride of an offshore, blue water sailboat.

I'm the 2nd owner (2001-present). Well over $200K invested over the years, including a complete rig, but it's time to downsize. Only 55 made. Most have been world travelers. But not this factory built boat. She has less than 400 hours on the original 85 HP Perkins 4.236 diesel engine. You could eat off the inside. All the hardware on deck has been replaced, re-bedded and re-configured for single handing. One of the best offshore galleys you'll ever experience. Long, straight berths for tall sailors and lee cloths. Solid FRP hull, 1/2" thick in the sides up to 2-1/2" thick at the bow. With a fully encased lead ingot ballast, this W43 has the lowest center of gravity of all the configurations offered.

This W43 is somewhat of an anomaly. Most boats are either neglected or they are spit polished. Mine is neither. Unused by her original owners, she remains a very young boat in many regards. Under my ownership as a life-long sailor, she has been used and sorted out, but not neglected. Far from it. I have revisited almost every system and replaced or upgraded almost all of what needed replacing. Inevitably, some projects do remain (see below), but with my philosophy of keeping it simple, oversized, redundant, safe, ergonomic, and aesthetically pleasing, she has undergone a major transformation. She is now safe, comfortable and easy for single-handing, and I would not hesitate to sail her across any ocean today.

From day one, this boat has been a labor of love and no expense was spared on any of the parts that were installed. She just needs someone who will take her across the finish line and who will love and appreciate her as much as I do.


Mainsail, staysail and yankee. They are in fact the original Watts sails and made to the same high standard as those made by Carol Hasse of Port Townsend. I had them modified for the new, shorter mast and roller furling setup. The two headsails got new Sunbrella covers three years ago. Probably due to their having had little use, they remain in remarkable condition and I see no reason to replace them at this time.

GROUND TACKLE: EXTRAS: Last haul-out/bottom job (Petit Red) was in 12/2012, zincs replaced July 2018

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE: OPTIONAL,but not necessary:

The boat has four fully functioning wing tanks - 2 fuel and 2 water, but the 3 centerline tanks are no good. Finish off cabin trunk overhead with a decorative covering Dodger (I'm not a dodger person, but the gallows, and deck fittings were placed with one in mind), or install a small one over companionway hatch only. New upholstery

Most of the hard and expensive re-outfitting has been done, and I've purchased new parts for the remaining projects which will save you a ton of $$. Finished, these boats have sold for as much as $140-150K. Serious inquiries only. Smaller offshore sailboat (28'-32' approx.) of similar build plus cash might be considered in trade, otherwise cash only.

LOCATION: San Francisco Bay, California



Ted Crocker
19807 Alana Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546

PHONE: (650) 740-3295

EMAIL: Westsail43@gmail.com







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