Aquastar Nelson 43

195,000 Tax Paid | Plymouth United Kingdom


  • Make Aquastar
  • Model Nelson 43
  • Year 1995
  • LOA 43ft/13m
  • Class Semi-Displacement
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Engine Twin Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Non-Flybridge
  • Berths 5
  • Cabins 2
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 40469
  • Name Kapana IV


Aquastar Nelson 43 built in 1995 - “Kapana IV” retains the legendary sea-keeping characteristics, semi-displacement performance, style and charm of the traditional Nelson motor yachts whilst offering a luxurious standard of accommodation having been fitted-out by the renown Bucklers Hard Boat Builders in Beaulieu.
The accommodation was further modified in 2016 by Berthon Boat Company to provide a spacious full-beam master, and in 2022 “Kapana IV” underwent a further schedule of works commissioned by her new Owners including the addition of a 3.4Kw generator, new cutlass bearings and shaft couplings, new mirrors, seacocks, new induction hob, solar panels, fridge/ freezer, electric heads, new shower, holding tank aft, wind generator, including all associated fittings and modifications to joinery, etc.
No expense has been spared in preserving this fine motor yacht and “Kapana IV” is now looking for her next loyal custodian.


Designed by David Marsh / Aquastar.
Built in 1995 by Aquastar (Hull Mouldings).
Fit out by Bucklers Hard.

GRP hull, deck and superstructure - Solid GRP laminate with solid GRP engine beds, reinforcements and longitudinal.
Bulkheads bonded in transverse frames with marine ply throughout.
Hull topsides finished in traditional Oxford Blue (re-painted 2014) with white paint to superstructure (re-painted 2010) and other external GRP surfaces.
Teak spray rails varnished in traditional 'Nelson' style - brightwork re-varnished Autumn 2014.
Rubber D-fendering surrounding gunwhale.
Grey non-slip finish to aft deck sole, side decks and forward coachroof top.
Varnished teak bulwark extending from bow to amidships with step-up to aft deck area.
Stainless-steel framed side windows and windscreens with 3x pantograph wipers with washers and demisters.

Last antifouled: April 2022 (2 x coats of Seajet Shogun red)
Zinc anodes replaced: April 2022

LOA: 46' / 14m (including davits)
LOD: 43'6" / 13.27m
LWL: 38'9" / 11.82m
Beam: 13'6" / 4.14m
Draft: 3'3"/ 1m

*All figures are approximate


Eberspacher 24v diesel-fired hot-air cabin heating with outlets in all main cabins.
Generous 6'+ standing headroom throughout.
Oak joinery with contrasting dark wood inlay.
White vinyl cushioned headlining's with oak battening.
Exposed hull sides lined with either oak veneer, cushioned white vinyl or blue carpeting.
Pale blue carpeting throughout.
Patterned white cloth curtains.
Blue Alcantara upholstery.
DC Halogen deckhead lighting throughout.
DC Reading lamps where appropriate.
Additional 240v AC lighting in Dinette.

Forward Cabin:
Double island berth with large stowage drawer beneath.
Hanging lockers to port and starboard.
Side counters to port and starboard with integral lockers.
Mirror on forward bulkhead with access to chain locker.
Opening hatch.

Ensuite Heads Compartment (to starboard):
Sink with mixer tap.
Jabsco Deluxe flush electric heads and all related pipework (NEW 2022).
Cupboards and lockers.
Opening side windows.

Ensuite Shower Compartment (to port):
Sink with mixer tap.
Full overhead shower with 24v pump-out (NEW 2022).
Shower curtain.
Cupboards and lockers.
Opening side window.

Galley (to port):
U-shaped worktop with inset twin bowl resin sink.
Bosch PUE611BF1B induction hob (NEW 2022) with stainless-steel splashback and 240v extraction system.
Panasonic 800w 240v combination microwave./ grill./ oven.
Isotherm DR130 INOX 130L stainless-steel front-loading drawer fridge / freezer (NEW 2022)
Various lockers, cupboards and drawers.
24v reversible deckhead extractor/vent fans.
Opening side windows.

Dinette (opposite galley to starboard):
U-shaped seating with stowage lockers outboard and beneath.
Circular folding-leaf fixed table with cup/condiment holders.
Opening side window.

Three steps up to:

Wheelhouse Helm Station (to starboard):
Full bank of engine controls and navigation instrumentation.
Blue vinyl twin helm seat with locker beneath and footrest.
Chart area opposite, to port.

U-shaped seating to port with large stowage lockers beneath.
Circular folding-leaf drinks table.
Access to engine bays beneath saloon sole.
Turned staircase at aft end to companionway and to lower corridor with two large hanging lockers.

Master Cabin:
Large full-beam master cabin (modified by Berthon Boat Company in 2016 from twin aft bunk cabin - twin bunks, to starboard, removed and replaced with a sofa / single berth and more storage).
Hanging locker, high-level lockers, bedside unit, bookshelf and drawer storage.
Two mirrors.
Two portlights and opening hatch.

Aft / Day Heads:
Accessed from lower corridor and forward of Master Cabin.
Sink with mixer tap / shower head.
24v pump-out for shower.
Jabsco Deluxe flush electric heads and all related pipework (NEW 2022).
Cupboards and lockers.
Opening side window.


Twin Caterpillar 3116TA turbo-charged 6-cylinder 350hp diesel engines
Engine hours: Port circa 1097 / starboard circa 1098
Maximum speed: 22-23 knots
Cruising speed: 18-19 knots
Engine last serviced: May 2022
Freshwater cooled via raw-water intake and heat exchangers.
Twin Racor 100FG fuel / water separators.
Twin Disc MG5050A hydraulic reduction gearboxes with 20.04:1 reduction and 10-degree downward tilt.
Kobelt stainless-steel cable-actuated single lever throttle controls.
Wet exhaust system with waterline level exit for low pressure discharge (improving cooling at low engine speeds).
Rev counters, oil pressure, water temperature and engine volt gauges at wheelhouse helm with partial duplicate gauges and visual/audible alarms at upper helm.
24v engine room blowers.
Extensive engine room insulation.
Upgraded Tide Marine shaft seals (replaced 2021/22).
2" Temet 25 stainless-steel propeller shafts in GRP stern tubes with cutlass bearings supported by Manganese bronze A-brackets (cutlass bearings and shaft couplings replaced 2021).
Bronze propellers with ropecutters.
Bennett 24v electro-hydraulic trim tabs with dual station controls.
Twin cast Manganese bronze rudders and stocks fitted in bonded GRP tubes.
Hydraulic steering connected to stainless-steel wheel at both helms.
24v 4hp bowthruster with dual station joystick controls.
All seacocks checked and lubricated, both above and below the waterline (2022).

24v DC domestic system with 240v AC ring main from shore power.
12v DC supply to selected items via DC-DC droppers.
4x 135Ah 12v batteries for engine starting connected in parallel and series to provide 270Ah @ 24v
4x 135Ah 12 batteries for service connected in parallel and series to provide 270Ah @ 24v
Battery linking switch for emergency engine starting from service bank.
Breaker switches for anchor windlass and bow thruster powered from main battery bank.
Batteries located securely in vented boxes between engine spaces.
MTC DCC4000 Battery Control / Monitoring System with control / displays for both banks.
Victron SKYLLA-TG 24v 80amp battery charger (NEW 2016)
Victron Pheonix 24 - 2000 inverter (NEW 2018)
2x 24v 60amp engine mounted alternators.
240v shore power complete with waterproof stainless-steel Marineco external socket adjacent to upper helm.
Shore power leakage breaker switch AC/DC panel.
240v ring main with sockets throughout interior including engine room.
12v sockets at lower helm.
AC/DC control panel at aft end of saloon.
Fischer Panda PMS 4000s NEO generator, 3.4Kw with new exhaust works, independent start battery and designated charger (NEW 2022)
2x Solara Power-M Series flexible panels (115Wh/day each) with Victron Solar charge controller (NEW 2022)
Rutland 1200 Windcharger mounted on collapsible stainless-steel mast - removable for when underway (NEW 2022).

Fuel - 2x aluminium alloy tanks = Total 1,818 litres (400 gallons) - Located forward of engines.
Water - GRP tank integral to keel
60L plastic holding tank aft (NEW 2022)
*Stainless-steel filler caps on deck.
**VDO gauges at wheelhouse helm.

24v pressurised water pump for supplying fresh water to heads and galley.
8 litre accumulator tank.
Hot water supplied by 15-gallon twin coil calorifier connected to starboard engine circuit.
Additional water heating via 240v 2KW immersion heater element.


Wheelhouse helm:
Raymarine ES98 HybridTouch chartplotter (NEW 2016)
Raymarine i70 depth / speed / log (NEW 2016) + new transducer (2019)
Raymarine p70 control unit for EV 200 autopilot (NEW 2016)
Raymarine RAY60 DSC VHF with additional handset at Upper Helm.
Plastimo steering compass
Upper helm:
Raymarine ES98 HybridTouch charplotter (NEW 2016)
Raymarine i70 depth / speed / log (NEW 2016) + new transducer (2019)
Raymarine p70 control unit for EV 200 autopilot (NEW 2016)
Plastimo steering compass

Raymarine 24" HD Color Raydome (NEW 2016)
AIS 650 transceiver (NEW 2016)
Raymarine anemometer

Simpson Lawrence Anchorman Power 1200 24v 1,200w reversing electric anchor windlass with deck buttons.
Delta anchor.
Galvanised anchor chain (NEW 2018)
Stainless-steel bow roller
Stainless-steel mooring bollards forward, aft and amidships with fairleads.

Stainless-steel windscreen frame.
Blue vinyl twin upper helm seat to with stainless-steel frame, footrest and liferaft bracket beneath.
Blue vinyl aft facing seat opposite to starboard with vented gas locker beneath.
White painted aluminium alloy antenna mast on wheelhouse top.
Stainless-steel grabrails on wheelhouse roof and forward coachroof.
Teak grate at companionway entrance with drainage.
2x Removable varnished teak deck boxes for warp stowage on aft deck.
Varnished solid teak capped stainless-steel guardrail surrounding aft deck area.
Stainless-steel guardrail from midships forward.
Stainless-steel and teak bathing platform with boarding ladder
Aft and side boarding gates.
Varnished teak bulwarks from midships forward.
Non-slip paint in grey to side decks and aft cockpit.
Custom made stainless-steel swimming ladder (NEW 2020)

Cockpit cushions (Blue vinyl).
Aft cockpit sprayhood/tent cover / bimini with stainless-steel frame (Blue).
Dodgers for aft deck area (Blue).
Weighted covers for varnished capping rails (Blue).
Lodestar 2.3m RIB with inflatable tubes, deck and keel.
Suzuki 2.2hp 2-stroke outboard engine.
Whittal ED16 stainless-steel manual davits (85kg).
Stainless-steel fender baskets on pushpit (2x 3).
Various warps & fenders.
JVC Radio/CD with speakers in saloon and dinette.

Plastimo Cruiser 6-man cannister liferaft (Next service due April 2023).
Offshore flare pack (NEW 2022).
4x 24v automatic electric bilge pumps with manual overrides and alarms (aft bilge area, engine room bilge area, 2x forward bilge area).
3x manual bilge pumps (galley bilge, engine space, aft cabin bilge).
Fire extinguishers throughout interior.
Automatic fire extinguishers in engine bays.
Fire blanket in galley.
Search light (NEW 2018).
Navigation lights.
Horseshoe lifebuoy (Daniamant light and bracket fitted 2022)
Baltic Life-sling.
Echomax radar reflector with all round white light (NEW 2022)

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