Just wow. This custom Hampton 43 is really something. Designed and built by its original owner to exacting specifications, its an ideal world cruiser for a family, yet perfectly set up for coastal cruising as well. Her versatile sail plan, thoughtfully designed for single-handed sailing, allows for running the boat from the cockpit in any sea condition. Her beautiful spaces below, stunning Asian teak joinery, chef’s galley, and abundant storage render CUCHULAIN a true world voyaging yacht of the highest standards.
We built Cuchulain for our three children—one, three and five at the time—to expose them to the joys of cruising on a safe, comfortable boat. We designed the interior to be warm, sociable and kid-friendly with a deck and rig configured so that I could single-hand while my wife chased the kids.
There are a few “dual use” features: the “kids’ cabin” with over-and-under berths and leeboards is the perfect mid-ship off-watch cabin when offshore; the stainless cage around the fireplace to keep young hands away is also an adult handhold traversing the middle of the boat in a seaway; and, the two nav station swivel seats become dining chairs for family dinners at anchor. The interior spaces are all visually and physically connected in such a way that we can all be ‘together’ regardless of where we are onboard.
We’ve had some incredible adventures as a family and a couple on CUCHULAIN but, as our kids are nearly grown and moving on, it’s time for us to share our dream boat with her next voyager.Skippers Note
CUCHULAIN was built in the orient, delivered to her owners in Baltimore by ship, commissioned in Annapolis, and has spent her entire life on the Chesapeake Bay. Her sails are original, but have been serviced every year and stored indoors for six months during the offseason. They should have plenty of years of good use ahead of them.
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CUCHULAIN is listed for $249,000 by Dave Townley Yachts.