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43' Dudley Dix 1996 Radius Chine Steel Cutter

  • Price: $94,900
  • Model Year: 1996
  • Boat Ref: 6102471
  • Location: Port Canaveral FL, United States
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  • Broker Name: Kevin Welsh
  • Tel. 321-693-1642

43' Dudley Dix 1996 Radius Chine Steel Cutter


RAVEN is a radius chine steel hull boat (round bilge) designed by renowned South African Dudley Dix and built by Glyn Buckle.  She has a modern design with a spacious, efficient and comfortable interior layout ideal for a family and capable of long ocean going journeys.  The hull was extended an extra foot to allow for an extended swim step on transom.  The steel hard top dodger installed in 2001 allows great protection from the elements.  Hull is insulated from approx 12 inches below water line and up.  Watertight bulkheads at transom and bow (chain locker) add another level of safety to this true blue water cruiser. 

New Antifouling in 2017

New Yanmar 75 hp 4JH3-THE installed in 2001

Solid 'n Proven cruiser that's presently USCG Flagged

Call Listing Broker Kevin Welsh to arrange a showing of this fabulous boat.

  • Full SpecsOpen or Close
    • Construction: Steel
    • Length: 43 ft
    Speed and Distance
    • Number of Engines: 1
    • EngineType: Inboard
    • Engine(s) Make: Yanmar
    • Engine Model: 4JH3-THE
    • Engine Year: 2001
    • Engine Fuel: Diesel
    • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
    • Engine Hours: 2,640
    • Engine Horsepower: 75.0 hp
  • DescriptionsOpen or Close


    Designer:  Dudley Dix
    Builder:  Glyn Buckle
    Place of Build:  South Africa


    LOA:  44 feet 10 inches
    LWL:  39 feet
    DRAFT: 6 feet
    BEAM: 13 feet 5 inches
    DISPLACEMENT: 31,517 pounds
    BALLAST:  4 tons internal lead


    HULL:  Steel (hull, superstructure and deck)
    ADDITIONAL INFO:  Radius chine construction (round bilge); steel hard dodger; watertight bulkheads at transom and chain locker; scantlings to Lloyds/ABS; hull insulated from approx. 12” below waterline up.
    RUDDER TYPE:  Skeg
    STEERING SYSTEM:  Whitlock Cobra


    BRAND:  Yanmar
    YEAR:  2001
    HP:  75hp
    NO. of CYLINDERS:  4
    HOURS:  2640
    FILTERS: Racor
    SHAFT:  75MM Stainless Steel
    PROP:  3 Blade Bronze Right Hand


    FUEL:  (1) 100 gallons (approx)
    FUEL:  Day Tank of 12 gallons stainless steel
    WATER:  (2 total) Steel and Plastic - 1 x 100 gallon in keel, 1 x 35 gallon under port settee
    HOLDING: (1) 35 Gallons Plastic


    Fridge:  12V Waeco Coolmitic 2 compartment top loading
    Stove/Oven:  Voyager 2 burner propane
    Galley Sink:  Double sink with pull-out spray faucet for Fresh Water
    Pressurized Water:  12Vdc
    Manual Foot Pumps for Fresh and Salt Water
    Lots of Counterspace 'n Storage


    PRESSURIZED:  Jabsco Sensor-Max VSD
    ADDITIONAL PUMP:   2 x Manual Foot Pumps - 1 Saltwater, 1 Freshwater
    HEATING:  Propane


    No. of Berths:  8
    Doubles: 3
    Singles:  2
    No. Cabins:  3
    Aft Cabins: 2 quarter berths
    Forward Cabin: Vberth
    No. of Heads: 1
    Head:  Lavac
    Shower: 1
    Cabin Heating: Engine generated forced hot air heater with outlets in the main saloon and two aft cabins.
    Interior Wood:  Beech
    Headroom:  6 feet
    Layout Version:  B


    VOLTAGE:  12Vdc
    BATTERIES:  3 House, 1 Starting
    CAPACITY:  675 Amps Hours
    ALTERNATOR:  Balmar 100 amp
    REGULATOR: Balmar Max Charge MC-612
    CHARGER/INVERTOR:  120V Heart Freedom 20 100A
    MONITOR:  Heart Link 2000
    RUTLAND 910 Wind Generator (not presently operable - needs blades)

    RIG 'n SAILS

    STANDING RIGGING inspected in 2017.  All deficiencies corrected.
    TYPE:  Cutter with removable cutter stay
    SPAR MAKER:  D-Spar
    SPAR MATERIAL:  Aluminum
    STANDING RIGGING : Stainless Steel
    RUNNING RIGGING:  Various, Internal Halyards
    MAINSAIL with Stackpack, Fully Battened by Doyle (1996)
    GENOA 130% w/Profurl Furler by Owens (Scotland) (2004)
    STAYSAIL by Doyle (1996 excellent shape)
    SPINNAKER 1.5 oz Asymmetrical with sock by Doyle (1996 excellent shape)
    Storm Sail by Doyle (1996 as new)


    GENOA:  Harken #56 x 2 (two speed, self tailing)
    SPINNAKER:  As Above
    MAINSHEET:  Harken #44 x 2 (two speed, self tailing)
    HALYARDS:  Harken #24 on mast (two speed, self tailing)


    Compass:  Whitlock 5 inch, Autohelm electronic
    Depth:  Robertson
    Wind:  Robertson
    Radar:  Furuno 1712
    SSB:  Yaesu w/Antenna Tuner
    VHF:  Silva S15, Standard Horizon HX460S (2004)
    GPS:  Garmin GPS III Plus, Garmin 45XL (2000+)
    AUTOPILOT:  Autohelm 7000
    EPIRB:  ACR Globalfix 406 (2002)
    FWD LOOKING SONAR:  Echopilot FLS Gold III (2009)
    SEXTANT:  Astra III (2000)

    Ground Tackle

    (1) 65 lb Plastismo plow w/ 3/8 inch x 150 feet chain, 19mm x 200 feet rode.
    (1) 45 lb CQR w/ 3/8 inch x 100 feet chain and 100 feet 19mm rode.
    (1) Fortress FX-23 w/ 8mm x 75 feet chain, 13mm x 150 feet rode.

    WINDLASS:  Lofrans Tigres Electric and Manual



    History and Owners Comments

    Vessel was completed in 1996 in South Africa. The hull was built by Glyn Buckle and interior finished by the owner. The hull is a Dix 43 with an extended swim step. She has a nice fair hull with round bilges. There are watertight sections at both bow (chain locker) and stern (swim step). Main tankage is in the keel increasing stability. The vessel (Wind Cheetah) was sailed to the US and sold. Re-named ‘Happy Dream’ by the second owner we bought her in 2000. In 2000/2001 she underwent a complete re-fit with much new equipment fitted. All the floorboards were removed and the entire bilge area prepped and coated and the exterior hull UHWP blasted and re-coated below the waterline. A new hard dodger and radar arch were installed in 2001.  Between 2001 and 2006 she was sailed from the Gulf of Mexico to Turkey via Labrador, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Morocco and many other countries.

    We spent a very comfortable winter in northern Scotland with just a small oil radiator as heating. The dodger provides great protection from sun and gales and kids love to jump off the top of it. The dodger top is insulated to reduce heat beneath and it is bolted in place so it can be removed for maintenance. With the engine running the forced air heater can be used and will keep the area in the dodger at the companionway opening warm—the value of this cannot be overstated to the night watch in a gale above 60N. The aft cabin berths are good sea berths so we never had to use the settees as sea berths.

    There is a deep bilge sump forward of the engine box. All hand tools are stored in a 10 drawer tool cabinet under the companionway ladder. The engine can be accessed from all sides for maintenance and the engine box is sound/heat insulated. The rope lighting throughout the main cabin provides great ambience for dining.

    Raven is built and equipped to allow the owners to spend long periods away from marinas and civilization.

    Full details of this design can be seen at Dudley Dix website:

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    CONTACT Listing Broker Kevin Welsh in Melbourne at 321.693.1642

    Skype: kevinyachtsales

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