S/V Perfect Partner

S/V Perfect Partner

S/V Perfect Partner – Photo by Tulum III

She is currently on the hard, with the following worklist to be completed:

  • Bottom Job – The bottom has been sanded to glass and will have a new barrier coat and ant-fouling
  • Reseal companionway slide
  • Main Saloon Settee cushions – replace and recover
  • Interior woodwork touch up
  • Check, cap, and replace as needed all seacocks
  • Plumbing system maintenance
  • Replace underwater zincs
  • Rebuild hatch frames and replace Lexan
  • Replace portside depth sounder fairing plate
  • Repair or replace cutlass bearing

We will consider discounted offers based on the status of the worklist items.

Contact us today.


S/V Perfect Partner is a cutter rigged, Ron Amy designed 1982 Spindrift 43 Pilothouse. She was built in the same yard as Tayana, Formosa, Ta Chiao, and others, with a beautifully rich solid teak interior. She is a heavily built, full keel double ender. She is designed to sail anywhere, a blue water, world cruiser. She features 2 private cabins, with amidships double bunk. Sleeps 8, 2 heads, 1 separate shower. She has a comfortable salon and the galley is up. She has tons of storage, everywhere you look. She holds 260 gallons of diesel fuel and 210 gallons of water, making her an ideal cruising vessel.

There is a forward cabin with double berth, two opening portlights and a large hatch above your head. Just aft to starboard is a head with separate shower stall, to port a double midships berth (this pulls out and tucks away to a single, depending on your needs) and also has 2 opening ports in the hull.

A nav station is starboard, just aft of the head. The main saloon pilot house, features an inside steering station to port, with a pedestal type helm seat, a large L-shaped dinette settee to port and the galley/fridge to starboard. There is abundant cabinetry with storage and three large opening ports on the forward pilot house for great ventilation and two hatches that open above your head. The aft stateroom sleeps 2 and has 7 ports. This cabin features an ensuite head.

There are 5 deck prisms which brighten up the interior, but can also be covered, in case you want to sleep in!

The galley is fitted with a double SS sink; hot & cold pressure water, salt water, top loading refrigeration and large freezer, 3 burner Force 10 gimbaled stove with oven.

GREAT VALUE READY TO GO CRUISING! This classic Spindrift 43 Pilot House Cutter. In addition to the fine teak joinery found in the Spindrift yachts, “Perfect Partner” offers the following additional equipment and upgrades.

Upgrades and Changes


St Augustine, FL – 2013

  • 1982 43′ Spindrift Pilothouse
  • Full Cutaway Keel
  • Sisterships: Landfall 39, Young Sun 43, Formosa 44, the Hampton 43


  • LOA: 50 ft 0 in
  • LOD: 42 ft 6 in
  • Beam: 12 ft 11.5 in
  • LWL: 35 ft 7 in
  • Minimum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
  • Bridge Clearance: 62 ft 6 in
  • Displacement: 34810 lbs
  • Ballast: 10043 lbs


  • Fresh Water: 3 for a total of 210 Gallons
  • Fuel: 2 for a total of 260 Gallons
  • Holding: 0 – One head plumbed overboard (aft, in cabin head), one is composting (across from the midships bunk (New 2013)

Layout & Accommodations

Gulfport, FL – 2014

  • Cabins: 2
  • Berths: 3
    • Double: 2
    • Single/Double Combo(Pullman): 1
  • Sinks: 3
  • Shower: 1 separate shower, mid-ships cabin
  • Interior Construction/Wood Type: Natual Wood Interior


  • Force 10 Stove (New in 2013)
  • Refrigeration (New in 2013)
    • Technautics CoolBlue
  • Double SS sink
  • Galley Up

Deck & Equipment

  • Electric windlass
  • Ground tackle (New in 2013)
    • 300’ of ACCO 5/16” G-4
    • Spade S120 anchor
  • Bimini (New in 2012)
  • Davits (New in 2013)
  • Anchor saltwater washdown

Electronics & Navigation

  • I-Com 802 SSB with Pactor modem
  • Tack tick instruments
  • Benmar autopilot

Electrical, Power & Plumbing

  • 4 x 4D 220 AH AGM batteries
  • 2 x Suniva OPT 255-60-4-100 255W 30v solar panels (New in 2012)
  • Outback Power FLEXmax 60 (New in 2012)
  • NextGen Ultra Compact Marine Generator 3.5kW
  • Go Power! GP-SW3000-12 3000-Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter (New in 2012)
  • Go Power! GPC-55 55 Amp Battery Charger (New in 2012)
  • 110v Hot water heater with engine loop
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Shower sump
  • Saltwater in galley

Engine & Mechanical

Gulfport, FL – 2015

  • 80 hp Ford Lehman Engine
  • ~5500 hours since overhaul
  • FilterBOSS fuel polishing system.

Sails & Rigging

  • Standing rigging (New in 2013)
    • Mack Sails
  • Chainplates moved outside of hull (New in 2013)
  • Headsail & Staysail roller furling (New in 2013)
    • Profurl C42
  • Sails inspected and restitched
    • Head 2017
    • Stay 2017
    • Main 2012



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