Andrea Clair

  • 43'
  • 1984
  • Alva, Florida, United States
  • $39,900


This pilothouse steel hull, 43' ketch was designed, built and equipped to go to the far corners of the world and to do it in comfort and style. 


This particular Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43 pilot house design is not often available

  •  Proven very secure, tucked in pilot house helm station with excellent visibility, dry and comfortable in extreme conditions at sea.
  •  6'-10" headroom in main salon/galley area, 6'-6" forward.
  • Hydraulic steering with Simrad AP-24 hydraulic autopilot
  •  Fleming self steering windvane.
  • The AIS transponder system warns and identifies location, speed, direction and identity
  •  2 rigid /- 100 w solar panels and a wind generator 
  • . 200 gal fuel, 150 gal water, 30 gal holding  

 Broker notes:

This is a true blue water sailor! Everything about this boat is about  going and getting there safely. The protective pilothouse and the steel hull is in great shape, The sails have been examined and professionally updated. The engine rebuilt and ready to go. The accommodations are classic and worthy to be seen. And if you are looking for that additional headroom below - salon cabin 6' 10".

Boat Name
Andrea Clair
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Full
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 43 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
LWL: 37 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Bridge Clearance: 52 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 10 in
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1984
Engine Model: 4-108
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1700
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 50 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Stainless steel (200 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (30 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Navigation center - AIS
Wind speed and direction
Autopilot - Simrad Hydraulic
Fully battened mainsail - new in 2004
Storm jib - new in 2004
Steering wheel
Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump - 3 units
Marine head
Microwave oven
Battery charger
Electrical Equipment
Generator - Honda 2kW
Shore power inlet - 30 Amps
Outside Equipment/Extras
Swimming ladder
Cockpit cushions
Liferaft - 6 man - recently inspected
Teak cockpit
Outboard engine brackets
Solar panel - 2 -
Wind generator
Cockpit cover
Mainsail cover


This steel hull, 43' ketch was designed, built and equipped to go to the far corners of the world and to do it in comfort and style.

 Upon entering the pilothouse of this blue water center cockpit ketch- with its teak bench's, hardtop and large windows - that delivers awesome visibility,  you will immediately get the sense of  being in a extremely safe and secure spot -where to drive the boat. Even in the roughest of seas you'll stay dry and comfortable.

Descending down into the main salon you are greeted with the beauty of a classic. The high 6'10" ceiling in the saloon furnished with  the rich tongue and groove walls and wood cabinetry and the beautiful inlaid table all lit by an abundance of port lights will charm you.

At the bottom of the steps you move to the port and you encounter the navigational station with the electrical panel in a  easy to access location.   Aft of the nav. station is a door that leads to a storage and workshop area. In this room there is a sliding door granting wide access to the 50 Hp Perkin Engine; that was rebuilt in 2005 and has only 1,700 hrs on it.

Turning to the bow and moving along the port side we encounter the main salon. The 6 person settee with its inlaid table provides the center of living on this vessel, right across on the starboard side is a two person lounge. The cabinetry in the salon is just beautiful.

 Moving forward there's a vented door on the portside that leads into the head and across from it is a set of hanging closets and going forward  is the entrance to a large V-berth. Turning and heading  back down the starboard and a passing the two person lounge is the galley. The galley equipped with  stainless steel double sink, microwave, oven with three burn stove and a 12v Refrigerator and freezer unit. Nice counters and plenty of storage.

 Continuing pass the galley takes you to the passageway leading to the a large aft cabin. Within the passageway is another sliding door entrance to the engine. Making servicing and  maintaining the engine easy. The large aft cabin has a Pullman queen bed on the port side and once again plenty of storage.



Sail Inventory

All Sails inspected and professionally repaired in 2013 all fittings are Norseman type.

  • 2 - mainsails
  • 1 - working jib
  • 1 - 150% Genoa
  • 1 - staysail
  • 1 - mizzen sail 


* Singer professional sailmaker sewing machine in new condition



Engine and Generator


50 HP Perkins 4-108 diesel, current 1,700 hours after re-build: Standard rebuild with replacement of the block, starter, fuel injection pump, heat exchanger, lift pump, water pump, The cylinders and injectors were reconditioned and everything checked over, engine rebuild was done in 2005 in St. Thomas USVI by VI Techno diesel.  New exhaust system, waterlift muffler and gooseneck for protection from following seas. 


 Honda 2kW generator


Safety First!
  • 6 person, deck mounted life raft pod, currently inspection approved
  • Spot Check (spot GEN3) with batteries and charger (Automatically sends hourly GPS position while underway at sea and manually activated preprogramed messages, including an SOS option, to email land based recipients so they can monitor your location, progress and condition)
  • Port and starboard full deck length jack lines
  • 2 inflatable PFDs with an integrated harness.
  • Storm Tri-sail
  • Storm Drogue in deployment bag
  • Storm para-anchor
  • Lifesling MOB recovery system mounted on rail
  • Lifeline toss/bag
  • Ditch Bag with current approved flares/gun, 3 hand held GPSs, etc.


Ground Tackle
  • Muir heavy duty electric windlass
  • SS bow rollers/chock
  • 65# CQR 300' chain 
  • 44 Bruce, chain /nylon
  • 45# Danforth, nylon (needs chain lead)
  • 45# Danforth type


Spare Parts

Spares include but not limited to:

  • Extra PSS shaft seal
  • Backup Faruno radar display (used)
  • New spare genoa sheets and spare roller furling line
  • Raritan head pump repair kit and 2 spare toilet gaskets 
  • Outbard motor spares, plugs
  • Extra Jabsco pressure water and wash down pump
  • Extra Rectifier (AC to DC)
  • 2 spare alternators
  • Spare cutlass bearing
  • Extra transducer
  • Spare macerator
  • Grommet and snap fastener kit with tools
  • Extensive hardware, fastener and rigging spares
  • Oil, fluids, hand pumps, etc.
  • Spare additional 12v bilge pump




  • VI & Puerto Rico
  • Exumas & Ragged islands
  • Near Bahamas / Far Bahamas
  • Chesapeake & Delaware Bays
  • Norfolk to Florida
  • Leeward & Windward Islands
  • Southern California

Deck and Hull

2008 all deck fittings and masts were removed and then the deck, topsides and hull were sanded and 2 coats of Hempel zinc base epoxy were spray applied. Two coats of Pintuco   polyurethane were then sprayed on top of the epoxy on the topsides and deck .The deck received 2 coats of rolled on polyurethane in 2013.The bottom paint last applied in 2013 used Hempel

 The bilge area under the engine was cleaned and checked when the engine was out. Under the engine is a 4.5l'x2'wx3.5d opening into the keel. The walls of this opening are thick steel 1/2"+ and the bottom is sealed with epoxy and tar. This is a common type of construction for steel boats of this era. This "bilge" provides for the collection of water from the other narrow bilges in the boat and the 2 electric and 1 manual bilge pumps operate on this bilge. The opening on the keel has normal surface rust on the inside but no deterioration.


Rudder Post Area - The coatings were stripped from the general area of the rudder post when a new piece was welded in. The areas were cleaned and painted with 3 coats of zinc based expoxy primer inside and out.  The steel is in good condition

Stuffing Box Area -  a dripless seal/no stuffing box'

Head/Sink/Tanks/Anchor Locker:

The head area and under the sink are not easily accessible but have epoxy and paint covered by foam blocks. Under and beside the engine are inspected annually and coatings are epoxy and polyurethane and the steel is good. There are 2 fuel tanks, 3 water tanks and 2 waste tanks which have limited access.

The bilges below these tanks are not easily accessible but should be protected with coatings as in other areas. The anchor/chain locker has been recently inspected and epoxied/painted. A piece of the deck under the windlass was replaced.  We have an industrial grade ultrasound thickness gauge to check the steel externally where we can not get at it from the inside. This is a good indicator of the integrity of the steel when it can not be inspected easily from the inside.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: BRUCE ROBERTS
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Mauritius 43
  • Model Year: 1984
  • YearBuilt: 1984
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 43' 0" (13.11m)
  • LWL: 37' 0" (11.28m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 13' 0" (3.96m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 6' 0" (1.83m)
  • Clearance: 52' 0" (15.85m)
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 150 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 30 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 200 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Perkins
  • Model: 4-108
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel