43′ Young Sun Pilothouse

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1984 Young Sun 43 Pilothouse

The Young Sun 43 is a spacious, comfortable liveaboard home with 6’3 headroom. ‘Osprey’ is a proven blue water cruising boat with two circumnavigations under her belt so far and traditional looks that turn heads anywhere she goes. She was designed by Ron Amy and built in the Formosa shipyard with a quality thick fiberglass hull that you won’t find in today’s production boats. She boasts beautifully crafted teak woodwork on the interior giving the look and warmth of a real wooden boat but retains the strength and piece of mind of a solid fiberglass lamination. You may have heard of the Spindrift 43 as the ‘Young Sun’ model was renamed when they brought it to the American market. The pilot house design provides the option of inside and outside hydraulic steering so no matter what the weather conditions you are comfortable.
Her full keel with a ‘double ended’ transom and high bow gives her a seakindly movement and wonderful comfort and security at sea. The cutter rig makes all the sails manageable and gives you sail plan options for all conditions. Her spacious two cabin layout works for a family or a couple. Step aboard Osprey and I think anyone would agree she truly is one of a kind and a must see for anyone with dreams of sailing the Caribbean and beyond!
Newly rebuilt 65 hp Cummins engine (2018) on new motor mounts that runs great with only 90 hours with Triton Dripless Shaft Seal and New Exhaust manifold
Other recent upgrades include; (3) 100 watt solar panels w/ 30 amp Blue Sky charge controller, Garmin chart plotter, Raymarine radar, NEW Upholstery inside and out, 12V fridge/freezer, Electric Head & plumbing, New Exhaust, New oversize rigging (10mm) and custom woodwork completed by a professional shipright that would impress the best of the best!
Don’t miss out on this chance to own a piece of sailing history!


This full keel, blue-water cruiser has a very comfortable 2 cabin layout. The interior features varnished teak joinery and teak and holly cabin soles. The aft cabin has a large double berth offset to port and a single berth to starboard.

Forward of the aft cabin to starboard you will find the curved companion way staircase leading to the salon with a U-shaped settee to port (New Upholstery 2018) and the and pilothouse to starboard. The settee in the salon also makes a double berth. The floor lifts up to reveal the engine compartment with ample access for engine maintenance. The 65HP Cummins Diesel engine has been recently fully rebuilt and has only 90 hrs on it!

Go forward and down two steps from the pilothouse and view the 3′ x 4′ Nav. desk with storage under and over on the starboard side. On the port side is the L-shaped galley with large double-sectioned refrigerator, 3-burner + oven/propane stove, deep double stainless sinks, and copious storage for food, table and cook-ware and a second 12V fridge recently installed.

Moving forward, across from the second fridge, is the head with shower stall is to starboard. The forward stateroom has another double berth, writing desk, hanging locker, shelves and smaller storage lockers. The warm interior teak ceilings have hard rubbed satin oil finish. Cabin soles are teak and holly with ample storage throughout the vessel.

The interior is well-lit with two 24″ Lewmar deck hatches, deck prism, 10 portholes, and large pilothouse windows (forward ones open for ventilation). Osprey is quite a nice home and with her rich teak joinery and teak and holly sole with bronze ports and fixtures. For all of you who love the traditional look and feel, you will be very impressed with the sumptuous and spacious interior. The woodwork is beautiful, the excellent teak joinery is set off with bronze ports and nice lighting. Because she was a home she also has a nice TV with DVD player and stereo. 

If you are looking for a comfortable live aboard and one that is capable of taking you to the next island or the next ocean, you just might have found her. Definitely give Osprey your consideration. You really have to see it in person to believe it. She is currently in St. Thomas, USVI awaiting her next adventure…

All systems work including auto pilot, dual steering stations,windlass, frig/freeze, inverter, 2800 portable/inverter/generator, window unit air conditioner temporarily installed in Pilothouse. 1200BTU Airconditoner included also but need to be installed.

  • NEW mainsail cover 
  • NEW Bimini and dodger
  • New LED Running Lights 
  • New Anchor Light
  • New LED Spreader Lights
  • The teak decks have been recaulked and oiled recently
  • Hyundai 2300 Portable Generator w/ cover 2018
  • 75 gal Fuel Tank SS 2017
  • Dual Racor Fuel System
  • 7 AGM Batteries 2018
  • 130 Amp Altenator with Balmar Controller
  • Powerbrite 2300 Watt Inverter
  • Xantrex True Charge 40 Amp Battery Charger
  • 4-100 Watt Flex Solar Panels
  • 30 Amp Blue Sky Solar Controller# 25121 HV
  • 2-Rule 2000 Bilge Pumps installed
  • 2 Stainless Steel Water tanks total – 235 gal
  • Hot Water Heater SS 2017
  • Electric Head -household size with new hoses 2019
  • Holding a Tank -New Y Valve and hose
  • Replaced several Thru Holes and hoses 2018
  • Lafrans Electric Windlass
  • 200’3/8 Chain
  • 3 anchors-45 lb CQR,FX47 Fortress, Delta Plow
  • Aft lazarette-50’ 3/8” chain and 100’ anchor rode
  • Garmin Chart Plotter W Antenna (not installed)
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio new 2020
  • JRC 3000 Radar on mast (needs to be connected)
  • SCG 2000 SSB Transceiver (needs to be connected to back stay)
  • Raymarine Depth Sounder at helm
  • Autohelm 6000 Auto Pilot 2017
  • Stereo with new speakers 2019
  • Force 10 4 burner stove (needs one burner)
  • 2 Propane Tanks
  • 12V Standup Freezer / Refrigerator
  • 12V Adler Barbour Freezer /Refrigerator
  • 1200 BTU Air Conditioner (not installed )
  • FWD Bunk New Memory Foam Mattress 2019
  • Aft Cockpit Top with side shades 2019
  • Clear Vinyl windshield with Zip Openings 2019
  • Stack Pack Lazy Jack Sail Cover 2019
  • Doyle 130 Furling Headsail Very Good Condition
  • 120 Furling Headsail – Spare in good condition
  • Doyle Mainsail Fully Battened Very Good Condition Recently serviced 2020
  • 4-Staysails 1-Lightwind, 2- Working,1 – Storm (all hank on) w/ Sunbrella staysail cover
  • SS Bowsprit 2017
  • Rigging Oversized #10 mm 2017
  • 6 man Arimar Liferaft
  • USCG Required Flares, Horn & Whistle 2019
  • 8 Life Vests
  • Chapman’s Piloting Book of Rules
  • Lifesling Throwing Device
  • LED Running Lights 2018
  • Anchor Light 2018
  • LED Spreader Lights 2018
  • Mast steps to the top
  • Boom Vang
  • Boom Preventer
  • Canvas covers for windows 2019
  • Deck Awning with pvc pole
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Swim ladder
  • fenders including a boarding ladder fender
  • 2 Lewmar self tailing winches (spares to replace non tailing winches on mast)
  • Bottom Paint & Barrier Coat 6/2018
  • Decks re-caulked 2017
  • New Hatch Seals 2018
  • Spare porthole seals
  • Loads of spare parts
  • Loads of tools
  • Paints, Varnishes, etc
  • 4 Flex Sunbrella Lounge chairs
  • Bedding & Towels
  • Dishes
  • Buckethead Vacuum

43′ Young Sun Pilothouse Walkthrough Videos

Yacht name



St Thomas, Virgin Islands (US)


LOA: 42 ft 7 in
Beam: 12 ft 11 in
LWL: 35 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 3500 lbs
Ballast: 10800 lbs
Dry Weight: 3500 lbs


Total Power: 65 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: 65hp
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 90
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 65 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 7 knots


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (275 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (75 Gallons)


Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 8

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