US $100,000
42' 8" - 13.00m
Vuda, Fiji.
Launch Year
Hull Material

Description: Sceptre 43 Pilothouse Cruising Yacht
In 1982, Sceptre 41 hull # 1 was launched: a unique design that was 20 years ahead of its time, ultimately became known as a "deck salon" yacht. The purpose of this unique design was to accommodate the cool, wet summers of the Pacific Northwest of the US and Canada. To that end, the boat had both cockpit and inside steering stations which required unique fenestration in the cabin for the helmsperson to see while steering inside. The result is an interior that is bright, light and feels as though you are outside even while below. Complimenting the unique design is a very ruggedly built hull (3/4 " solid fiberglass) of moderate draft (6 feet) that tracks well in all conditions.

The current owners purchased the boat in 2004 and the following year extended the hull with a 2 foot "sugar scoop" transom, following the new Sceptre 43 design. There are several benefits to the extension: the 41' tended to "squat" under power, the new transom makes boarding the vessel from a dinghy much easier and it is an important safety feature as bringing an overboard person back onto the boat is greatly facilitated.

Conceived as a Cutter rig with a detachable inner forestay, the current owners have found over the past 20 years that the roller furling genoa & the main reefing system have been adequate for all conditions incurred. The vessel is rigged to use a staysail and a new, never used staysail is onboard.

The boat is set-up so that the boat can readily be handled by one or two crew from the cockpit. With the exception of the roller furling genoa halyard, all running rigging, including the roller genoa reefing line, is led aft to the cockpit where it is serviced by 5 Lewmar 40 self-tailing winches and 2 Lewmar 58 primary self-tailing winches.

In addition to the glass windshield to accommodate inside steering, the cockpit is protected by a dodger & bimini system with side curtains for spray as well as side curtains for shade. Aft of the cockpit, there are stainless steel Kato davits for hoisting the 10'6" AB Dinghy with outboard.

Glide has carried us safely from Maine to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, the Bahamas & Haiti, throughout the Western Caribbean, through the Panama Canal to the Galpagos, French Polynesia, Cook Island, Niue, Tonga & Fiji.

Over the years we have made numerous upgrades including corian counters in galley & head, LED lighting throughout, KISS wind generator, stainless railing around cockpit, watermaker, new refrigeration/freezer, new mast, rigging, mainsail & genoa in 2012 (not used from 2019-2022 while laid up in Tonga due to Covid).

The owners are sadly selling the boat due to one of the owners turning 80 and the other aged 75.

Boat location: Vuda, FIJI.

For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater Office in Newport. Please call for an inspection. For additional high-resolution photos and detailed inventory, please email .

Designer: Hein Van Driehuyzen
Builder: Sceptre Yachts of Canada
Water (Potable) Capacity (l): 340
Hull Construction Material: Fibreglass
Country Origin: Canada
Length (feet): 43 feet
Length Waterline (m): 38 m
Beam/Width (feet): 12.7 feet
Draft (feet): 6 feet
Keel/Ballast: External lead ballast /8700lbs
Number of Helms: 2
Displacement: 21,500lbs
Engine Notes: Yanmar Year of manufacture:2000 Engine located below cockpit Date of last service: 12/2022 @ 6250hrs prior to haul out.
Number Of Engines: 1
Engine Hours: 6250
Horse Power (hp): 57
Drive Type: Direct propeller
Fuel Type: Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L): 480
Propeller: 21 Max Prop 3 blades
Steering System: Cable with wheel on pedestal
Accommodation Notes: Sleeps 7 people Shore power dehumidifier: new 2020. Approx headroom: 6'1 Note on toilet type: Replaced the lavac toilet with a filtered composting toilet in 2017. Owners retained the lavac onboard as well as the plumbing if new owner prefers conventional toilet with overboard discharge as well as holding tank of 113 litres
Number of Berths: 7
Number of Showers: 1
Shower Type: Hot and cold pressure
Number of Toilets: 1
Toilet Type: Composting
Holding Tank (L): Yes
Galley Notes: Gas appliances
Stove: 3 burner gimballed propane stove with oven
Refrigeration: 12v frigoboat
Number of Freezers: 1
Number of Sinks: 2 deep sinks
Anchor / Winch: Yes 2 lowmar 58 primary 6 lewmar manual
Bilge Pump: 2 Electric, 1 manual built in
Deck Gear: 6x fender Spinnaker pole
Mast/Rigging: alloy rig stainless rigging
Sail Inventory: Main sail and 130% tri radial genoa furling Stay sail 2017 spinnaker
Electrics: 3 x 100 w solar panels, kiss wind generator, victron battery charger
Electronics Navigation: Raymarine autopilot Lawrence chart plotter colour radar Navionics charts
Dinghy: Yes - AB/0'6 litre aluminium floor inflatable with 2.5 hp suzuki outboard
Covers: Binimi and dodger plus custom rain catcher
Safety Gear: Man overboard pole lifesling viking 4 person sail mount life raft (repacked 2017) Ditch bag 1st Aid kit 2 immersion suits
Ground Tackle: 66lb Rocna anchor plus ample chain and rode, spare40lb Bruce stainless steel anchor, 3rd fortress backup anchor
Watermaker / De-Sal: Katadyn Power survivor 40E 12V
GPS: Garmin GPS
Number of Fish Finders: Yes
Has Navigation Lights: Masthead and deck
Radio: VHF
Number of Life Jacketsp: 8

South Pacific
Vuda, Fiji.
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Launch Year
42' 8" - 13.00m
Hull Material


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