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    Price Drop - 1979 43C For Sale

    Price drop. $99,000. The admiral says she doesn't want to own two boats any more.

    Well, Ambrosia Mae is for sale. Readers Digest version: I've owned her for 18 years and have constantly maintained and upgraded her. Most recent project was to R&R both Heat Exchangers and Aftercoolers for service (acid dipped the HE's and had the AC's hot tanked). While I had her apart, I had the blowers professionally rebuilt by Jimmy Mango, one of the best DD guys in the area. Way too much to detail to put in an intro paragraph. If interested, the full listing follows the pics. Thanks for looking.

    Tons more pics and complete 18 year maintenance records available if interested.


    1979 Hatteras 43 Convertible

    Total Power: 870 HP
    Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
    Engine Model: 6V-92TA
    Fuel Type: Diesel
    Engine Hours: 3992
    Transmission: Allison Model M15 (1.5:1)
    Horsepower: 435 HP
    Cruising Speed: 18 knots
    Maximum Speed: 21 knots

    26” 4-blade Nibral Propellers (2020 Hale Service)
    2” Aquamet AQ22 Shafts (2-piece)
    Bottom stripped, blister repair, 5 coat InterProtect bottom job Mar 2014

    9KW Norpro (Yanmar) Genny (2009)
    Generator end replaced (2016)
    4 8d Batteries
    Fuel Manifold

    Engine Room Features
    Excellent engine access for maintenance
    Oil Change System
    Glendinning Engine Synchronizer (2020 factory service)
    Simplified Winterizing Systems (Mains, Genny, AC, Head, and Domestic H2O)
    Water Heater Bypass Manifold
    LED and Incandescent ER Lighting
    Lasdrop Dripless shaft seals (2015)
    Full Exhaust Blankets (2019)
    Heat Exchanger Service (2020)
    Aftercooler Service (2020)
    Blowers Rebuilt (2020)
    Governor Service (2020)
    Alternator oil seals (2020)
    New Turbochargers (2016)
    New Alternators (2016)
    New port side starter (2018)
    Walker Airseps
    Mechanical Oil Gauges
    Engine Room Start/Stop System
    2 Engine Room Blowers
    CO2 Fire Suppression System

    Fresh Water Tanks: (165 Gallons)
    Fuel Tanks: (490 Gallons)
    Aux Fuel: ATL bladder (300 Galllons)
    Holding Tank: (140 Gallons)

    Number of cabins: 2
    Master: Double berth
    V-Berth: 2 Twin berths
    Nautopedic Custom Mattress in Master Suite
    Private entrance to head from Master Suite

    Interior Features
    • Sharp Flatscreen TV
    • Flybridge Simrad NSE (Fishfinder, Chartplotter, Etc) display repeats on TV
    • Ice maker
    • Wet Bar
    • 5 Speaker Surround Sound Stereo
    • Raritan 12 gal water heater (2019)
    • Abundant Overhead rod storage
    • Atlantes Freedom Head
    • Full Enclosed Shower
    • Full sized refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Corian counters and sinks in galley, head, and V-Berth (2016)
    • Ramblewood Inductive Cooktop (2020)
    • Verona Wall Oven (2016)
    • Keurig Coffee Maker
    • Aquapure Charcoal Water Filters on all Cold Water Faucets
    • Galley exhaust fan
    • Head exhaust fan
    • Teak and Holly Sole Throughout Cabin
    • Overhead Teak Safety Grab Rail
    • AC and DC lighting
    • Custom varnished teak cabinetry and entry door
    • Ample storage
    • 6 Mounted Fire Extinguishers throughout cabin
    • Engine room fire suppression system
    • Two 16,000 BTU Cruisair Reverse Cycle Marine AC units with FX-1 Controls
    • Spare pumps for washdown, domestic H2O, and holding tank pumpout
    • Spare main engine raw water pump impellors, thermostats, and fuel pumps
    • Norpro Genny “Buddy Box” with spare key genny parts

    Cockpit and Fishing Features
    • 12 30 degree Flush Mounted Gunwale Rod Holders
    • 1 0 degree Swivel Rod Holder for Swordfish Deep Dropping
    • 4 12v outlets for Electric reels, Hydroglow, Chum Chucker, Fuel Transfer Pump
    • 1 30 amp outlet for Deep Drop Swordfish reel
    • Raw water washdown
    • Hot and Cold fresh water washdown
    • Cable TV inlet
    • Smartplug Dockside AC inlets
    • Transom Tuna Door
    • Underwater fish lights
    • 32’ Rupp double spreader outriggers
    • Center rigger
    • 12 Rod Flybridge Rocket Launcher
    • 3 Flybridge Ladder Mounted Rod Holders
    • 4 Grab Rail Mounted Rod Holders
    • AC and DC Cockpit Floodlights
    • Lewmar V3 Windlass with Wireless remote (2020)
    • 400’ anchor rode with 25’ 3/8 chain and Delta plow anchor
    • Bulkhead mounted EPIRB
    • 6 Person AVON Liferaft with Hydrostatic Release – 2nd EPIRB inside
    • 2 Very large forward deck storage boxes (1 is insulated for ice storage)

    Flybridge Features
    • 2 Simrad 12” NSE Chartplotter/Radar/Fishfinder Displays (Primary)
    • Simrad AP28 Autopilot
    • Raymarine RL80RC Chartplotter/Radar/Fishfinder (Backup System)
    • ICOM VHF with 2-way Intercom to Salon and Cockpit Speakers
    • Standard Horizon backup VHF
    • 2 Digital Antennas
    • Floscan Fuel Monitoring System
    • New Engine Gauges
    • Kahlenberg Dual Trumpet Horn with compressor and air tank (LOUD!)
    • LED Forward Flood Light
    • LED Cockpit Flood Lights
    • Halogen Spreader Lights
    • 3 Sided Enclosure with 40 gauge Strataglass (New 2020)
    • Secure Lockable Rod Storage
    • Polk Speakers and Alpine Subwoofer (New 2020)
    • Stereo Amplifier
    • Comfortable Seating for 8


    Ambrosia Mae is a well found, versatile Hatteras Sportfisherman. Seasoned boaters know the Hatteras name to be synonymous with quality. Equally suited and equipped for comfortable family cruising or hard core offshore fishing, she offers flexibility to the captain who wishes to balance both requirements. This boat has been owned, operated, thoroughly maintained, and regularly updated by the same CG Licensed 100GT Master Captain, an avid offshore fisherman, for the past 18 seasons. Safety, dependability, durability, and comfort are his primary objectives and this vessel achieves all four. From the 6 man Avon liferaft with its own EPIRB, to the reasonably powered 435HP/552CID (<79% ratio) 6v92TA Detroit Diesel engines, to the legendary Hatteras hull, to the abundant amenities, this boat will please the fishing buddies as well as the “Admiral”.

    The air conditioned and heated salon boasts a custom teak entry door and teak cabinetry all built by the owner, a teak and holly sole, surround sound stereo and TV, a wet bar, and icemaker. The old 3-knob AC panel has been replaced with an electronic FX-1 Control unit. An input selection on the Sharp TV allows guests in the salon to observe the Simrad NSE navigation display on the bridge. This is a great feature when chunking for tuna at night offshore. Nothing gets the crew’s attention quite like seeing tuna marks on the big screen. The custom teak internally lighted cabinet on which the TV is mounted has two large access doors and easily accommodates the personal gear for a 6 man crew.

    Down 3 steps to port is the galley, which was refurbished in 2016. It features corian counters with underhung sink, and Scandvik faucet with potable charcoal filtered water. Forward of the sink is ample counterspace with a built in Ramblewood 2 burner inductive cooktop. Below the cooktop is a Verona 2-rack built in convection wall oven which easily accommodates a prime rib roast big enough for 6 hungry fishermen. Forward of that is the full size GE refrigerator. The galley also features an LG microwave and Keurig coffee maker. The galley features abundant cabinet and drawer space as well as storage under the steps and a massive storage area under and aft of the sink.

    Forward to stbd is the master suite, featuring a comfortable full size berth with a custom Nautopedic mattress. The master suite features a large closet as well as ample cabinets and drawers. The master suite and V-berth are cooled and heated by a dedicated Cruiseair split system with an FX-1 control panel.

    Forward of the master suite to stbd is the head, with a full enclosed shower, Atlantes Freedom head, and corian counter and sink with Aquapure charcoal filtered potable water. All waste lines were recently replaced with Trident Green Stripe hose. The holding tank pumpout tube was replaced at the same time.

    The V-berth features two single berths, a full sized closet, several large drawers, and a private sink with Aquapure charcoal filtered water.

    If you are in the market for a hard core offshore fishing platform that is equally capable of dockside entertainment or family cruising, this vessel should be on your short list.
    Last edited by Bob Bradley; 07-26-2021 at 09:47 PM.
    Everyone should believe in something - I believe I will go fishing - Henry David Thoreau

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    Re: 1979 43C For Sale

    Price drop bump
    Everyone should believe in something - I believe I will go fishing - Henry David Thoreau

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