Gunfleet 43 for sale in United Kingdom for £299,000

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13 m
4.0 m
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6.9 m
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Fin Keel
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Sea Ventures (UK) Ltd
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Nigel Colley
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About this Gunfleet 43


We are delighted to offer to the market "Active Day", a superbly equipped one owner example of the Gunfleet 43, considered by many to be the "Rolls Royce" of the Ocean. 

Conceived as a brand in 2009/2010, Gunfleet have quickly established themselves as a Premium UK Production outfit. Their founder Richard Matthews spent 35 years involved with Oyster Yachts before selling in 2008 and has continued the high end tradition in his new Company.

Being the first of the Gunfleet line, meticulous attention was paid to Active Day's construction and finish, her specification including many upgrades from the standard specification.

Her current owner, who is a highly experienced yacht owner, took delivery of her in summer 2013 and has used her for Channel cruising.  Whilst having true blue water capabilities, the design is equally adept at short hops and marina stays due to her supreme internal comforts.The yacht has been kept to an impeccable standard and viewing is strongly recommended. We believe her to be exceptional in every aspect.

Now located at Swanwick Marina and available for immediate viewing.

Yacht Information

  • Boat Name:  ACTIVE DAY
  • Year:  2012 launched 2013
  • Builder:  Gunfleet Marine LLP
  • Designer:  Tony Castro
  • Version:  2 x cabins 2 x heads
  • Engine:  Volvo D2 55hp
  • Location:  Swanwick Marina


  • LOA:  44 ft 1 in / 13.43m
  • LOD:  42 ft 3 in / 12.8m
  • LWL:  38 ft 2 in / 11.62m
  • Beam:  13 ft 4 in / 4.07m
  • Draft:  6 ft 9 in / 2.1m (fixed keel - full lead)
  • Displ:  12,750kg


  • Volvo D2 55hp diesel
  • Hours run:  Approx 550 hrs at August 2018
  • Sail-drive coupling
  • Exhaust water lock and separator
  • Racor fuel filter system with audio warning
  • 3-bladed Volvo folding propeller
  • Single lever engine control
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment
  • Electric fan in engine room with remote switch and auto timer (upgrade)
  • Engine access via hinge-up companionway, double doors below galley sink and further access panel in owner's head compartment (upgrade)
  • Tankage:
  • Fuel capacity:  450 litres - integral tank
  • Water capacity:  460 litres - integral tank
  • Plumbing:
  • Pressurised hot / cold water system, heated via engine calorifier and 230v immersion heater 
  • 3 x Whale Gulper IC pumps for forward, galley and aft head grey water
  • 2 x black water holding tanks, gravity draining and with deck discharge, monitored via CZone
  • 2 x Whale Supersub Smart electric bilge pumps with sensors
  • 1 x Whale manual bilge pump operated from cockpit
  • Racor fuel filter with water sensing alarm


  • Sidepower SR60 retractable bow thruster
  • Upgraded Webasto water heating system circulating hot air with 4 x outlets and individual thermostat in each cabin.
  • Washer / dryer machine in starboard lazarette, access from aft cabin
  • CZone total switching/control/monitoring system from Nav Station, Helm and owners stateroom
  • 230v ring main with shore power cable
  • Vimar 230v twin outlet sockets in all cabins
  • Additional 230v and 12v outlets at nav station
  • 12v outlet for dinghy inflation in Lazarette
  • Galvanic Isolator protection to shore power circuit
  • 100 amp/hr dedicated engine 12v starting battery
  • 100 amp/hr dedicated bow thruster battery
  • 600 amp/hr AGM 12v domestic battery system (upgrade from standard 300 amp/hr
  • Vitron Combi inverter / charger 1600w / 70A with 4A slave output to engine and thruster batteries
  • 12v 115A alternator


  • Xenon dimmable interior lighting
  • Upgraded interior and exterior lighting package
  • 6 x reading lights
  • LED chart table flexi light
  • Drinks locker auto lighting
  • LED companionway and step lighting for night sailing
  • LED navigation lights and anchor light

Deck Equipment &Amp; Rig

  • Rigging and Spars:
  • Selden silver anodised, double spreader 11/12 fractional mast
  • Boom fitted with Stack Pack and lazy jacks
  • Selden Furlex manual headsail furler
  • Windex at masthead with light
  • Spreader lights, steaming and deck floodlights
  • Boom topping lift
  • Selden manual backstay tensioner
  • Selden rod kicker
  • Selden spinnaker pole stowed on mast
  • Echomax 230 radar reflector
  • Dolphin sails radial cut, Pentex DCP Cruise-laminate
  • Fully battened main with lazy jacks and Stack Pack mainsail cover
  • 2 x reefs set from cockpit third reef available
  • Battened furling jib 113%
  • Asymmetric chute with deck gear and snuffer
  • Deck Fittings:
  • "Flightdeck" steering pedestal with front mounted, wrap around wheel for safe and easy use of pedestal instrumentation
  • Stainless steel stemhead / bowsprit fitting with tack point for asymmetric cruising chute
  • Upgraded Lewmar mainsheet traveller track and slider car with control lines with twin clutches for dual control
  • 8 x Spinlock clutches for halyards, vang, outhaul and reef lines
  • Lewmar genoa tracks with towable car adjustment, control lines and clutches
  • 4 x safety harness attachment points
  • Sprayhood on stainless steel frame, canvas Weathermax light charcoal
  • Bimini on s/s frame, canvas Weathermax light charcoal
  • Bimini side, back and link panels, removable
  • Pushpit, pulpit and stanchions with boarding gates Port Stbd and stern
  • Removable boarding ladder for side gates
  • Teak quarter seats built into pulpit
  • Integral bathing platform with s/s boarding / swimming ladder
  • Cockpit table, removable, with padded stowage cover
  • Fusion Marine cockpit speakers
  • Cockpit cushions, seats and backrests
  • Hot & cold shower at transom
  • Canvas pedestal cover
  • Additional s/s handrails on aft coachroof (in addition to standard set on main coachroof)
  • LED transom step lights
  • Large lazarette in stern with lockable lid on gas struts
  • Winches:
  • 2 x Lewmar 50 AST EVO electric headsail sheet winches
  • Lewmar 45 AST EVO electric halyard in cockpit
  • Lewmar 45 AST EVO manual reef winch in cockpit
  • Lewmar 45 AST EVO electric mainsheet winch
  • Lewmar 45 AST EVO manual mainsheet winch
  • Lewmar 40 AST EVO halyard winch on mast
  • Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
  • 6 x stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Lewmar V3 12v 1000w electric anchor windlass for chain and rope with up/down switches
  • 25kg (55lb) Delta anchor and 40m calibrated chain + 60m warp
  • Windows & Hatches:
  • 10 x opening hull ports
  • 2 x Lewmar opening port through cockpit side into galley and aft shower
  • 2 x Lewmar opening port through deck saloon window into galley and aft shower
  • Wrap-around deck saloon windows comprising forward, port and starboard side windows
  • Lewmar T60 flush hatch over fore cabin
  • Acrylic fixed panel skylights forward of fore and aft deck hatches
  • Lewmar T10 flush hatches over forward passage and forward w.c.
  • Lewmar T70 flush hatch over aft cabin with vent
  • Vertical sliding, self stowing 2-position washboard - acrylic
  • Companionway sliding hatch - acrylic
  • All acrylic is tinted dark grey
  • Curtains to hull windows
  • Oceanair blinds to deck saloon coachroof windows
  • Oceanair blind plus fly screens to interior overhead hatches

Domestic Inventory

  • Fore cabin with V-berth and infill, extensive stowage below, hanging locker, door to guest / day head / shower
  • Light and bright saloon. Door into guest head / shower with drinks locker opposite with fitted glasses stowage.  Port and starboard settees / sea berths with stowage below.  Table with central stowage units and folding leaves.  Forward facing chart table
  • Passageway style galley for safe use at sea with s/s sink, GN Espace gas cooker, separate fridge and freezer, rubbish bin and extensive storage including fitted crockery drawer
  • Large aft cabin with centreline double berth giving easy access to both sides of the bed with stowage below.  Large hanging locker with stowage shelves outboard, settee, blanket box and recessed book case to port, forward facing desk / vanity unit to starboard, ironing board for use in galley
  • Owner's head including large shower cubicle with semi-circular acrylic door and seat outboard
  • Joinery upgraded to teak with contrasting oak sole boards
  • Feature veneer, panelled doors, curtains to all hull ports
  • Oceanair screens to overhead hatches and saloon coachroof windows
  • Carpeting to aft cabin sole
  • Lee cloths to stateroom and forward cabin
  • Upholstery upgraded to Pearl Grey Alcantara for saloon and other seating with bi-density foam filling
  • Washer / dryer in lazarette accessed via aft cabin
  • Additional LED rope and accent lighting and additional Xenon overhead lights
  • Galley:
  • Corian counter tops with integral fiddles
  • Stainless steel sink
  • GN Espace stainless steel LPG cooker with oven, auto ignition 3-burner gimballed
  • Gas solenoid with on/off switch at galley
  • Frigoboat stainless steel fridge and freezer 12v keel cooled
  • Panasonic 700w microwave
  • Dinnerware, crockery, glasses, cutlery for 6 including storage
  • Heads and showers:
  • Corian counter tops
  • Corian, Mont Blanc, floors
  • 2 x wash hand basins
  • Upgrade to 2 x Jabsco deluxe freshwater flush electric w.c's
  • 230v electric heated towel rail in aft heads
  • Provision for retrospective fitting of Air Conditioning

Navigation Equipment And A/V

  • 2 x B&G Triton multifunction sailing instrument display for speed, depth and wind speed/direction including one additional MFD
  • Steering compass at pedestal
  • B&G 12 inch Zeus chart plotter at helm
  • 8 inch CZone control unit at chart table with 3.5 inch unit in aft cabin
  • Simrad RS25 VHF DSC telephone with masthead antenna
  • B&G / Simrad 4kw HD radar
  • B&G GPS
  • Autopilot with controls integrated into Chart plotter
  • Sony DVD / CD / MP3 player with FM stereo system with speakers
  • 26 inch Panasonic LE screen on pop up system linked to DVD
  • Glomex TV antenna at masthead

Safety &Amp; Loose Equipment

  • Safety harness points
  • Dedicated "easy launch" liferaft stowage locker in transom (liferaft not included)
  • 6 x fenders
  • Mooring warps
  • Tidal clock
  • Owner's manual including equipment handbooks and diagrams/schematics for electrical and engineering systems

Directions To Sea Ventures Swanwick

By Car from M27 coming from the West:

  • Leave M27 at junction 8, and turn right at the roundabout at the bottom of the slip road, signposted Hamble A3024
  • At the next (Tesco) roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A27/Providence Hill
  • Continue for about 1.0 mile then turn right into Swanwick Marina at traffic lights.

By Car from M27 coming from the East:

  • Leave M27 at junction 9, and turn left at the roundabout at end of slip road
  • Turn right at next roundabout, signposted Hamble A27
  • Continue along A27 for about 3 miles, turn left into Swanwick Marina at traffic lights. Sea Ventures are in an office overlooking the marina

By Rail:

  • Nearest station is Bursledon on the Southampton – Portsmouth line

  • Nearest mainline is Southampton Airport on the main London – Southampton line

Selling Your Boat

Selling Your Boat?

  • Then why not get her listed with us at Swanwick & take advantage of the following:
  • Huge Free internet presence with full boat listing & pictures until sold
  • Experienced staff available everyday including weekends
  • Excellent location within the River Hamble for accessing boats for sale
  • Sale handled completely by Sea Ventures staff right through to completion. Huge group data base of customers looking for your boat
  • Your boat will be listed on our website plus,,,, The,, EYB, Boats and Outboards etc etc
  • To obtain your ‘Sellers Pack’ please call us!
  • We hope you will instruct us to conduct the sale of your boat. She will be examined by many of our visitors and we will work hard to sell her for you.


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