Serenity On The Sea.

                                                                           WESTSAIL 43ft: Cuchara


PRICE: $65,000 USD


Currently lying at :  Langkawi. Malaysia.


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This classic beauty has been superbly maintained and her tastefully designed interior speaks volumes of how well she has been loved and looked after. Stepping down from the the cockpit, it is like walking into a Balinese style spa room. The decor is tasteful, relaxing and calming, all that is missing is the water feature! But then, the tinkling lap lap of the water on the hull reminds you you are living in a water feature! She is stunning, and her saloon, galley and open style large forward berth exude spaciousness and style. On top of the aesthetics, she is a sturdy, roomy, easy to handle and incredibly beautiful example of a Westsail 43 and with her recent haul out and bottom paint, she is in ready to go condition.

Vessel Name: Cuchara

Launch Year: 1976

Length: 43' 0" - 13.11m

Beam: 13 feet

Draft: 6'6"

Displacement: 32,000 lbs

Keel / Ballast: 11,000 ibs

Vessel Location: Langkawi Malaysia.

Region: Asia

Designer: Bill Crealock

Builder: Westsail Corporation

Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP

Decks Material: Fiberglass

Engine: 4-236 with a Borg Warner V-drive/ transmission ( 2000)

Engine Make: Perkins

Number Engines: 1

Horsepower: 65 hp

Fuel Type: Diesel

Cruise Speed: 5 knots

Propulsion: 3 blade Maxprop with spare 3 blade fixed prop.

Fuel: 900 ltr divided into 7 tanks

Water: 800 ltrs

Dinghy: Yes: Brand new in 2017, a 10ft APUS Inflatable

Outboard: Yamaha 15hp

Covers: Sun Awning- Sunbrella
Bimini: Sunbrella


Predominately designed for luxury accommodation for a couple, Cuchara also has an ingeniously designed Saloon table that converts the leather saloon sofa in a spacious double berth. The whole boat is open and spacious, and everywhere you look there are beautiful and practical and thoughtful extras. Teak, bronze fittings, bamboo sliding doors, and even a custom copper sink all add to the ambience. Ample hatches and portlights make for a bright well ventilated area to relax in.

Cabins: 1 Double cabin forward, with desk to starboard and hanging closet

Berths: 4 berth. ( 2 in Cabin, and 2 in convert-able saloon sofa)

Shower: A unique shower and head area continues on the feeling of a Balinese Spa. Custom copper sink

Toilet: Yes.


Yes: DVD player, Flatscreen TV, OSE speakers.

Galley: L shaped spacious galley, facing forward, with Italian marble tiles, double stainless sink, ample space for cooking and serving, and even a LG Washing machine! The galley also comes with a bar faucet for ice water on tap.

Refrigeration:Engine Driven top loading fridge, and 12v freezer

Stove: Force 10 three burnere stove top, grill and oven.

Water-Maker: Yes: AQUAMARINE 10 lph.

Ground Tackle

* LOFRANS Condor windlass. 
* Anchors:30kg BRUCE, 20lb FORTRESS, 40lb DANFORTH, BARNACLE anchor
* 40 meters of 3/8 chain
* 90 meters of 1'' nylon rode

Bilge Pumps: Yes


4 x Trojen batteries 105s, new in 2016
Heart 1000 W inverter/charger
2 x 75 W Siemens solar Panels
55 amp Engine Alternator

Electronics / Navigation

Garmin/Nexus multi-system for depth, speed, wind, GPS, Furuno GP31 GPS
Furuno 1715,24 mile radar at Nav station and cockpit. 
ICOM ICM710 SSB with modem for winlink. 
Horizon Eclipse+ VHF, Horizon handheld VHF. 
Lenovo laptop computer with world C-map with flatscreen in cockpit. 
DVD player with flat screen in main salon. 
W-H autopilot, hydraulic.

Sail Inventory

* New mainsail ( Lee Sails)
* Cruising spinnaker
* Storm jib and Trisail
* Sea anchor
* Yankee and 150% furling genoa

Mast / Rigging

Repainted Aluminium Mast ( painted in 2000) and re-stepped with standard rigging. (2000)

Deck Gear

* Winches: 4 x Barient Self Tailing winches
* Boom reefing winch
* Teak caprail (2000), teak rubbing strake and teak seat at pushpit
* Outboard crane on aft transom. 
* Boarding ladder
* Dorade vents
* Gas BBQ


Cuchara is a classic beauty. You cannot hep but be impressed with her style and luxury, along with her sturdy track record of coastal and blue water sailing. Viewing is HIGHLY recommended, so please contact me ASAP for an appointment, as I believe this boat will not be long on the market. 

Extras also include:
All tools, pots, pans, etc. Many spare parts. 
Two aluminium 20# propane tanks
Fleming self-steering windvane.