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Serendipity - 43

"Mojoe" is a Serendipity 43 Cruiser / Racer produced in the early 80s designed by Doug Peterson.

She had a major refit in 2008 to enable her to compete in various offshore races including:        2008 Newport to Bermuda Race, 2009 Marblehead to Halifax Race, 2010 Newport to Bermuda Race

She also raced successfully inshore winning the Jubilee Yacht club inshore series.

She is now stripped down awaiting refit - but an opportunity to own a superb offshore sailing boat, you could comfortably live aboard. See description for full details

Experience of a comprehensive refit or suitable skills is essential

Construction and General


"The Serendipity 43 was designed by Doug Peterson to compete in the 1980 Southern Ocean Racing Conference (SORC). These yachts were built by New Orleans Marine of a new epoxy composite. The design was strengthened by airex filled horizontal and vertical ribs in addition to seven 360 degree bulkheads. This design is noted for its light weight, strength, flexibility and double digit speeds"

  • Wheel steering to spade rudder (not fitted)
  • Fin Keel (stripped and undercoated (believed to be epoxy)
  • Masthead rig (stripped)
  • Topsides shot blasted, in preparation for painting
  • Underwater hull shot blasted, in preparation for epoxy treatment
  • Deck mainly stripped of deck gear, some fittings remain fitted
  • Internal headlinings removed
  • Fwd cabin mostly stripped out


"Mojoe" is Hull #9 Sail #USA15133 based at Marblehead MA, she underwent a major refit in approx 2007 / 2008 to convert her to an offshore race specification, which seems to have included extending the galley aft to provide the large fridge and freezer and adding the pipe cots in the saloon. The original pilot berths have been converted to storage

Previously called "Jam" as a cruising boat, likely when the pilot berths were converted

Originally called "Jammin" based in Northern Michigan around 1988, inshore racer, rumoured to have a sparkly metallic paint job!

Look at for more history of the class

Click on "Mojoe" for a link to this boat, including lots of photos of her racing

Accommodation layout and details

  • Hardwood joinery (poss Teak)
  • Teak and Holly sole boards
  • Blue "velour" cushions

Mojoe has been modified from the standard layout and will now sleep 6 people in the saloon and aft cabin, as follows:

  • Fwd cabin - stripped out, some wood panelling above, access to anchor locker
  • Head to port- sea toilet, fitted but plumbing suspect, holding tank(loose) is to be fitted possibly in fwd cabin looking at the shape, basin with manual water, storage above and below, more storage opposite head to stb'd
  • Saloon with 2 single settee berths with lee cloths, 2 pipe cots above, storage below berths, behind cushions and above in converted pilot berth space. Hull port to port! Teak drop leaf table (not fitted) with internal storage, large deck hatch and 2 smaller deck hatches
  • Aft cabin with double berth, poss cushion missing
  • Galley to port with Force 10 3 burner cooker with grill and oven (not tested) large SS sink with pressurized tap with rinse attachment, manual cold and sea water faucets, large fridge and freezer in extended space aft, gas alarm, 120A AC outlets, storage beneath sink and behind.
  • Chart table to stb'd with storage within, space to mount electronics, electrical panel, chart table seat with possible storage and wiring within, book shelf

Engine, Mechanical, Electrical and Tankage


  • Yanmar 4JH3E engine
  • Shaft drive via P bracket
  • 2 blade folding prop
  • Throttle and gear controls on pedestal
  • Engine control panel with tacho/oil press/water temp gauges


  • Gas system currently running Propane
  • Sea Frost Fridge and Freezer systems
  • Navtec hydraulic system (backstay, vang and outhaul)


  • DC domestic system
  • DC panel at chart table
  • Xantrex Link 20 Battery monitor system
  • Battery change over switch
  • 2 * 12V outlets at chart table
  • 120V AC shorepower system
  • Statpower 40A battery charger
  • 120V AC outlets


  • 2 fuel tanks (port and starboard)
  • 2 water tanks (fwd and aft)
  • Tank tender measurement system

Navigation Equipment

On Deck

  • Ockam sailing data system
  • 4 displays - Heading, TWS, Boatspeed, AWA
  • Standard Horizon depth display
  • Icom M402 VHF radio
  • Robertson Autopilot control
  • Navtec hydraulic control panel
  • Ritchie steering compass on binnacle

Chart table

  • Ockam sailing data system
  • 2 displays - Heading, TWS
  • Set of Ockam mfd display fronts
  • There is likely to be a pc feed for the ockam system (not found)
  • Raymarine C120 Radar / GPS Plotter display (no charts)
  • DSM300 module for above (provides depth / fishfinder display)
  • SR50 module for above, Sirius weather / audio reciever
  • Northstar 952x GPS plotter system
  • US673XL X Maine chart card
  • Icom M710 SSB system with tuner unit etc
  • Standard Horizon GX1500s DSC VHF radio
  • West Marine AIS-1000 Class B AIS transceiver
  • Robertson autopilot wired remote control unit
  • Sony CD / FM receiver c/w saloon and deck speakers
  • Brass clock on bulkhead

Spars and Sails


  • Keel stepped Aluminium 3 spreader mast section (stripped)
  • 6 spreaders (loose)
  • Masthead rig
  • NO standing rigging
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Harken twin groove headfoil
  • Aluminium tapered boom
  • Navtec hydraulic vang
  • Navtec hydraulic outhaul (not confirmed)
  • Hall spars carbon spinnaker pole

Running rigging

  • Various halyards and control lines, some hi tech
  • Various sheets and guys, some hi tech
  • Looks to be complete, but not warranted to be


  • Hood? Dacron Mainsail
  • Hood? Dacron Genoa
  • North 3DL 600m Aramid 150% Genoa (No1)
  • North 3DL No3 Jib
  • North Sails 0.5 0z Spinnaker
  • North Sails 0.75 Oz Spinnaker
  • Hood? 1.5 Oz "Tri Star" Spinnaker (old)
  • Storm Jib
  • Trysail
  • Doyle No2 Aramid Genoa
  • Doyle? No4 Aramid Genoa
  • Dacron Genoa staysail

Deck Equipment

Deck gear (mostly loose in boxes, not tested or a final list)

  • 2 Barient ST 3 speed primary winches
  • 2 Barient 28ST secondary winches
  • 2 Lewmar winches
  • 2 ST winches
  • Various rope clutches
  • Halyard organisers
  • Mast deck surround with block tangs
  • Genoa tracks and cars
  • Harken mainsheet track and car on beam
  • Full length outboard tracks with car fittings
  • Boxes containing misc deck fittings

Deck equipment

  • SS Bow roller
  • Anchor locker
  • Fwd mooring cleat
  • Pushpit, pulpit, stanchions, rail gates
  • 2 SS Dorade type deck vents
  • Spinnaker pole stowage fitting

Safety Equipment

  • ACR EPIRB (not checked)
  • Xintex S-2a propane gas tester (not checked)
  • 6 x lifejackets (not tested)
  • Lifesling MOB system
  • Jim-Buoy Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • 1 x danbuoy
  • 2 * auto electric bilge pumps (switches fitted at chart table) pumps not sighted

General Inventory

  • Fenders and warps
  • Boat hook
  • 45lb CQR anchor
  • Bruce anchor
  • Fortress kedge anchor
  • Propane gas bottle and regulator
  • Winch handle pockets

Loose items

  • Gas bottle locker
  • 1 x SS instrument frame
  • Plastic holding tank
  • Raymarine raydome
  • Steering wheel
  • Spade rudder on SS stock
  • Steering quadrant
  • SS sprayhood frame


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Please call Kim on 078 9988 7070 for initial discussion

Category:Sailing Boats
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1981
Sales status:Sold
Length:13.4 m/44 ft
Width:4.1 m/13 ft
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