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Carija 43 Aluminum Sloop

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Boat REF# 161315
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 13.11m (43'0")
Year 1973
Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 9
Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp, Kubota / Beta Marine (2006)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Carija Yachtbuilders
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 250.0 ltr (55.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 340.9 ltr (75.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 27.3 ltr (6.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/08/2002


Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Kubota / Beta Marine (2006)
Engine Hours engine1:   165
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Two-blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.8 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

Tech Elec regulator, battery amp-hour meter. 1200 watt inverter. 500 amp-hour house battery system. Raritan isolation transformer to protect against shore power grounds.

Newer Kubota / Beta Marine engine with less than 200 operating hours. Installation included new drive shaft and a pre-lube system was installed at the same time.


LOA 13.11m (43'0")
LWL 11.63m (38'2")
Beam 3.71m (12'2")
Draft Max 1.93m (6'4")
Displacement 11,565kg (25,499.9lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1977) with stainless steel standing rigging (1977)


Mainsail North - Slab (2007)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Standing rigging is 3/8" stainless steel with bronze turnbuckles. Very sturdy aluminum mast.

Barient #35 primary winches; Barient #28 secondaries.

North tri-radial full batten mainsail in 2007. 135% furling genoa -- good condition. Spinnaker sail and gear.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Constructed of 5086 alloy aluminum. The hull is a round-bilged design with a heavy large fin keel. The overall displacement of the vessel is 32,000 lbs, with 12,000 lbs in the keel. Sturdy construction -- the keel will fully support the entire vessel. Skeg-hung rudder.

Built by Carija Yachtbuilders of Merillville, Indiana for long distance crewed racing on the Great Lakes.

Well-insulated with styrofoam between all frames. Hull and superstructure are designed to prevent water intrusion. This boat is exceptionally dry and and the seller reports that it is not subject to interior condensation. All interior panels are removable with a screwdriver and the styrofoam can be removed for hull interior inspection.

The boat was hauled April 2010, her bottom sanded, and two coats of Pettit Vivid bottom paint applied.

The hull from the deck down to the bottom of the keel is faired with epoxy fairing compound ranging from approximately 1/8" to 1/4" inch thickness. Interlux 417A plus 418B was used and hand-faired. Then four coats of Interprotect 2000E epoxy barrier paint was applied over the fairing compount. The hull above the waterline (black) is International Brightside urethane rolled/brushed on.

The seller has owned this boat for 32 years -- it has been cared for and maintained with devotion.


Total # of berths 9
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Designed to accommodate a large crew! The forepeak (currently used for storage) includes two single berths. The saloon dinette converts to a double berth. To starboard is a comfortable settee that includes two single berths. The aft cabin includes a single berth to starboard and a large double berth to port. The head is forward, between the saloon and the forepeak, and includes a complete shower curtain enclosure and a teak shower grating under a removable carpet section.

Cabin heat is provided by a Dickinson diesel-fired stove with circulating fan. Hot water is from engine heat and an electric hot water heater when on shore power.

Plenty of interior light from many portlights and decklights.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick

Apelco XCD 241 Depth/Fishfinder; Standard Horizon Quantum VHF; Furuno GP-32 GPS/Plotter. Cockpit instruments are mounted within the aft master cabin and pivot upward to display in the portlights that are open to the cockpit.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual windlass
1 anchors
(CQR 60#)
60.96m (200'0") of chain
New dodger with 3/4" stainless steel tubing, Strataglass windows, and Stamoid vinyl-coated woven polyester fabric -- extremely nicely made and fitted.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This sturdy Carija 43 Aluminum Sloop was built to compete in the prestigious 333 mile Chicago-Mackinac race -- the world's longest freshwater race -- and was constructed by a yachtbuilder specializing in aluminum. She features accommodations for a large crew, a very stout rig, a newer mainsail, a beautiful new dodger and a newer diesel engine with low hours.

The interior is roomy and well-lit. The owner reports that she is a very dry and warm boat, well-prepared for comfortable cruising in all weather. He purchased her for her offshore capabilities, and it's easy to see that this boat could allow her new owners to voyage anywhere safely. With a slender profile and a large, heavy fin keel she's a fast, stiff vessel that sails well to wind. This boat should be considered by anyone looking to go offshore with the integrity and strength of a real metal ship under sail.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Carija 43 Aluminum Sloop has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott Helker of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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