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2005 Sterling Atlantic Yachts Commuter Style Motor Yacht - 43'  Sale Pending

Year 2005
Length 43ft.
Price USD $199,900
Type: Pre-owned
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Builder: Sterling Atlantic
Beam: 12 ft 8 in
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 2 in
Max Bridge Clearance: 19 ft 0 in
Max Draft: 3 ft 2 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Dry Weight: 21000 lbs
Engine(s): Cummins
Engine Model: 6BTA5.9 M3
Year: 2005
Hours: 1071
Engine(s) HP: 330 HP
Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Fuel: (300 Gallons)
Water: (150 Gallons)
Holding Tank: (60 Gallons)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: Sterling Atlantic
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 43 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 8 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 2 in
Bridge Clearance: 19 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 2 in
Dry Weight: 21000 lbs
Total Power: 330 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Year Built: 2005
Engine Model: 6BTA5.9 M3
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1071
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 330 HP
Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Maximum Speed: 15 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (300 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (60 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1


The Sterling Yachts Atlantic 43 is best described as a coastal cruiser, with a semi displacement hull powered by a single diesel Cummins 330. The 43 cruises at about 12 mph, and reaches a top speed of 16 mph. The teak-decked boat has a range of about 700 miles, perfect for cruising on the Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake Bay, the Great Loop around the Eastern United States, and on trips to the Bahamas.

The forward master stateroom contains a queen-size island berth with storage underneath, a flat screen TV, a pair of cedar-lined hanging lockers, and shelves along the hull ceiling. The head compartment has a walk-in shower with a marble seat and a custom glass door, as well as a ceramic sink in a countertop of Brazilian granite.

The galley-down has granite countertops, and contains a stainless steeldouble sink, two-burner electric cook top, microwave oven and refrigerator/freezer. The sole is mahogany. Its’s four steps up to the pilothouse, which in addition to the helm station contains a leather settee and a mahogany table.

Moving aft, the saloon is down three steps from the pilothouse. Furniture includes a sofa that converts to sleep two, 2 upholstered chairs and a built in desk and a side table cabinet. Flat-screen televisions in the saloon is connected to a Bose stereo/surround sound system.

A sliding door provides access to the cockpit, one step up from the saloon.

Navigation and Entertainment Electronics
  • Raymarine RL70C Radar and Chart Plotter
  • Raymarine ST5000 Auto Pilot  
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed and Depth gauges
  • Ritchie magnetic
  • Compass
  • Icom IC-M402 VHF
  • Sharp Aquos LCD TV in Saloon
  • BOSE Stereo/Surround Sound in Saloon
  • Sharp Flat Screen TV and Master

  • Tundra AC/DCrefrigerator/freezer 
  • Origo 3-burner electric cooktop  
  • Origo stainless steel microwave oven
  • Double stainless steel sinks  
  • Granite countertops

  • Westerbeke 7.6kw generator with 735 hours 
  • Xantrex Freedom Marine 30 3000 watt inverter/charger 
  • Xantrex Link 2000 inverter controller and battery monitor 
  • 3 West Marine 4D 198 amp hour batteries 
  • Blue Sea 12vdc/120vac electrical panels 
  • Twin 30 amp shore power inlets with cords

Mechanical Details
  • Racor 500MA fuel filters  
  • Vetus Bow Thruster  
  • Vetus 15 gallon Hot Water Heater  
  • Mermaid  3-zone air conditioning/reverse cycle
  • Headhunter tank level monitor panel
  • Headhunter Royal Flush head  
  • Oil change system  
  • 4-blade Nibral prop
  • At 1800 RPM she runs 8.5 to 9 knots and burns 5 GPH.
  • At 2400 RPM she runs 11 to 12 knots and burns 8.2 GPH.

Deck details
  • 8'10" RIB tender  
  • Mercury 6hp 4-stroke outboard
  • Vetus anchor windlass  
  • Claw 20kg anchor  
  • Stainless steel rails and deck hardware
  • Folding mast and boom which serves as a tender davit

Additional Information

The Atlantic 43 from Sterling Yachts is a Brazilian-built cruising boat with classic motor yacht looks. It has a broken sheer, similar to a vintage Elco, and the raised pilothouse and saloon aft are planked with Brazilian mahogany.

It’s a modern cruiser from the standpoint of systems and construction, but it’s a replica of commuter yachts that were popular during the early 20th century.  There’s really nothing else on the market that looks like it at all.

The Atlantic 43 was designed by American Greg Siewert, and is built in Itajaí, Brazil, by Sterling. The South American port city has a population of 80,000 and is home to a modest boatbuilding community. The hull is all fiberglass, with Core-Cell foam coring in the hull, deck and stringers. Extensive cabinetry and interior woodwork in farm-raised Brazilian woods, is standard. The cabin sole, for example, is built of Ipe, the same dense wood used for the Atlantic City, N.J., boardwalk.

Oliver Ilg, a former Mercedes-Benz executive, runs Sterling and has been building boats for about 10 years. Ilg’s automotive industry experience is apparent in the quality of the systems installation and wiring.

The 43 has been featured in an issue of PassageMaker magazine with a review by noted expert Steve D’Antonio.

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.
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