The Boat

Yacht: Any recreational craft whose owner or user is not responsible for her upkeep, or whose owner recognizes sufficient tax benefits from his ownership to defray all operating expenses. Also commonly used to describe any boat prior to its purchase, and by many boat owners to describe their vessel to persons who have never seen it and are never likely to do so...(Sailing Pocket Dictionary by Henry Beard & Roy McKie)
Denali Rose is a Nauticat 43; a Sparkman & Stephens designed ocean cruising pilothouse staysail-ketch sailboat built in Finland in 1983. 

Her hull design began life as the Nautor-Swan 42 of that era. [Nauticat obtained the molds from Swan, added a pilothouse and other typical Nauticat interior appointments...]

She has 94 siblings [and thousands of cousins] scattered around the world, most of which are still in active use, and some of whom stay in touch. 

Denali Rose is now our home. We joke that we moved into a bigger place; from a 2 bedroom, 1 bath house into a 3 bedroom, 2 bath boat...

Works for us...
Denali Rose at dock





Artist watercolor of Denali Rose
Watercolor of Denali Rose by Jeanelle McCall (www.fivespoongallery.com)


Manufacturer Literature























Denali Rose sailing in open water
Denali Rose underway



Interior Pictures:  (From forward to aft)

V-Berth (forward, looking forward), upper port side bunk, upper starboard side shelf.

Forward Head (port, looking forward)
Forward Head -BC [before composting toilet...] (port, looking forward)
...and with the composting [desiccating] toilet installed... (Nature's Head)



Galley (port side)
Galley (port side looking forward) 
   

       
Dinette (Starboard side opposite galley, looking forward)

Dinette (Starboard side opposite galley, looking aft) Engel freezer under seat cushion


  
Galley (port side, looking aft)
Galley (port side, looking aft)

Galley (port side, looking forward)
Galley (port side, looking forward)
                              
          

Pilothouse Settee (port side, looking aft)
Pilothouse Settee (port side, looking aft)
Pilothouse Settee (port side, looking forward)
Pilothouse Settee (port side, looking forward)
                                                                 
Pilothouse (starboard side, looking forward)
Pilothouse (starboard side, looking forward)
  
Pilothouse (starboard side, looking aft at stairs down to aft stateroom and companionway to cockpit)

Mid Cabin/Workshop/Storage with Laundry Washer/Dryer
Mid Cabin/Workshop/Storage with Laundry Washer/Dryer (port side)
(can be retrofitted to bunk bed stateroom) 
  

Aft Head and Shower (starboard side, looking forward)
Aft Head and Shower (starboard side, looking forward)
Aft Head (looking aft)
Aft Head (looking aft)
Master Stateroom
Master Stateroom (Aft, looking aft)
Master Stateroom (starboard side, looking forward)
Master Stateroom (starboard side, looking forward)






Master Stateroom (port side, looking forward)
Master Stateroom (port side, looking forward)


Engine Room access from Pilothouse
Engine Room access from Pilothouse
  
Engine Room access from Mid Cabin (Workshop)
Engine Room access from Mid Cabin (Workshop)


SPECIFICATIONS (BoatData.com)
Nauticats are still manufactured today- since 1966- a rarity in the boating world...


YEAR/MAKE/MODEL OF VESSEL:  1983 Nauticat 43 (pilothouse)
BUILDER:                                           Siltala Yachts (Finland)
HULL NUMBER:                                16
HULL MATERIAL:                              FRP (solid fiberglass reinforced plastic; no coring in hull or deck)
HULL TYPE:                                       Full displacement hull, with modified fin keel and skeg rudder.
LOD: [length on deck]                         42' 8”
LOA: [Length overall]                          46’ w/ bowsprit; 50' LOA w/ dinghy in davits 
LWL: [Length waterline]                      32’ 10”
BEAM: [Width]                                    13’ 9”
DRAFT: [Depth]                                  6’ 3”
DISPLACEMENT: [Weight]                33,080 empty; 44,000 lbs measured by lift scale [fully laden for cruising]
BALLAST: [Counter-weight in keel]    9,480 lbs
OVERHEAD CLEARANCE:               59’ 10” [including masthead antennas; a bridge must be higher than this...]
ENGINE:                                             FORD LEHMAN DIESEL SP90 (90 hp; low RPM; naturally aspirated)
FUEL CAPACITY:                               220 gallons (reduced from factory specs due to new port fuel tank in 2010)
AC POWER:                                       50 amp shore power; 10KW Generator; 3KW Inverter w/ 125 amp Charger
DC POWER:                                      12 volt House Bank comprised of 8 six-volt batteries (900 Amp-hours)
FRESH WATER CAPACITY:              220 gallons with two tanks; 12 gph Spectra water maker
SPEED UNDER POWER:                  7-8 KTS
CRUISING RANGE:                           1200- 1500 NM
SAILS:                                                 4 Primary Sails: jib, staysail, main, mizzen:  1100 sq.ft. 
                                                            Storm staysail, trisail, and a future mizzen staysail         

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