Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43 'The Cure'

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43 ‘The Cure’ (2003)

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43: Well designed reliable offshore cruiser, 6’ draft, 6 ft 5″ headroom, large centre-line king aft cabin which could take a proper sprung mattress, solar, watermaker, generator, new RIB inflatable & outboard. She is a capable offshore cruiser and priced well !

The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43 Deck Saloon design is a well built offshore capable sailboat. It was designed by Daniel Andrieu and built by the Jeanneau Shipyard in Cholet in western France from 1999 through 2006. The design and build quality was conceived to create a strong, fast, raised saloon yacht with a low profile classic look. The hull construction is solid hand laid fiberglass with laminated wood longitudinal stringers and frames, none of the interior liners like the modern boats. The result is a heavier, stronger, quieter hull especially suited to offshore sailing and big winds and seas. The raised or Deck Saloon design allows full size windows to be incorporated into the saloon and the floors to be raised to facilitate an average height person being able to stand in the main saloon and be able to see out and to allow light to flood the interior.

The interior has a very sought after flexibility to allow a two, three or four cabin arrangement, with a large aft berth convertible from a large king size berth into two separate double berths with a removable partition. In addition there are two heads with showers, the main head having a separate shower stall, a spacious “L” shaped galley preferred for offshore sailing, a large “U” shaped dinette/settee to starboard that can easily seat six and a full navigation console to port.

Standard in the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43 Deck Saloon design are the reliable Yanmar 56 HP turbo-charged diesel, dual anchor rollers, in-mast roller furling, and ICW friendly mast height of 58′ 1″, plenty of sail area, (full main 380 sq ft, full jib 390 sq ft, (560 sq ft with a 135% genoa). This one has the fittings for an inner forestay and staysail, spinnaker halyards, all sail control lines led to the cockpit, a roomy cockpit with a walk around helm and a step-through transom, and a welcome wide stern swim platform. The generator fits conveniently into the stern locker.

Raised Saloon

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43’s raised salon is filled with natural light and a pleasant alternative to the usual dark and enclosed sailboat interior. There is also LED lighting in the saloon and the aft cabin. The raised dinette to starboard sits atop a platform that allows one to see directly outside through the many, large saloon windows. The table base is wide and offers excellent support and added storage. The dinette can be converted to a double berth by lowering the tabletop to rest on two strong support beams and a large 6-inch thick cushion matching the dinette cushions completes the conversion. The dinette is large enough to sit 6 adults for a lovely prepared meal or snack. The settee cushions are sculpted for comfort while seated. Storage bins are located under the settee, beneath the dinette platform, in the forward bilge and outboard of the settee in four hinged cabinets. To port is also a raised platform with two upholstered seats facing starboard with a navigation table between them. The desktop opens for storage of charts or office tools in the table. A bookshelf is forward and outboard of the forward seat and the electrical panel/communication panels, circuit breakers and electronics is outboard of the aft seat. Large storage cabinets are under each seat. The aft cabinet is set up to provide secure storage of wine and liquor bottles. Beneath the forward-most salon sole is access to the bilge and bilge pumps with a removable, self-draining, storage bin. The primary fuel tank and central freshwater tank are accessed via the two lifting floor panels aft of the bilge access floor panel.

To starboard of the companionway is the large “L” shaped galley. It is well lit and well suited to meal preparation in port or at sea. A half-height bulkhead with an etched glass partition provides separation between the galley and saloon. The galley counter-tops are laminate with teak fiddles. In the galley, starting forward and inboard are two stainless steel sinks, one measuring 13 x 12 and 6 inches deep and one 9 x 12 x 6 inches deep. Convenient removable laminate sink covers matching the counter-top can cover the two sinks. Beneath the sink counter to the left are four sliding plastic drawers. To the right is a cabinet providing two shelves for storing galley supplies. Along the outboard cabinet and counter are three hinged top opening compartments, a small storage bin, a 2.6 cubic ft storage bin, or cooling box vented to the refrigerator and there is top access to the 5.0 cubic foot Frigaboat refrigerator.

Three cabinets with hinged doors are outboard of the counter top beneath the deck edge. An Eno gimbaled stainless steel, two burner, propane, stove and oven are aft of the refrigerator. A roll-away stove cover slides and stores inconspicuously behind the stove. Convenient additional galley storage is beneath the galley floor in the form of four stacked plastic bins which can be stored below the floor and lifted to the galley counter-top for access and organizing.

To port of the companionway is the aft head with a separate shower stall. Privacy doors with locking handles allow separate ingress and egress from the main saloon or from the aft cabin.  Forward is the spacious and bright stall shower separated from the head by a tinted acrylic door and partition with chrome hardware. A single lever shower mixer valve, hose, and nozzle mount allow stand up or sit down showering. A fold-down seat is outboard and forward. A small opening overhead hatch is used to ventilate the shower stall. Outboard and forward of the head is a vanity with oval-shaped stainless steel sink. A single lever faucet mixes and dispenses the hot and cold water. Outboard and above the sink is a vanity mirror angled for easy viewing. A small toiletries cabinet is behind the hinged mirror panel. Additional storage is located in a teak storage cabinet beneath the sink.


  • Double stainless steel sinks with stainless steel faucet
  • Laminate countertops with matching sink covers and teak fiddles
  • Eno 2 burner, gimbaled, propane stove and oven with sliding cover
  • Ample cabinet and drawer storage
  • Frigoboat engine driven refrigerator with holding plate
  • Frigoboat 12v compressor and freezing plate.

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43’s aft cabin is entered via port and starboard teak doors with chrome-finished locking handles.  Just inside the doors is a small step down to the cabin sole.  Headroom in the full-beam cabin is impressive and well over 6 ft 7 inches.  Standing height areas are located below cockpit coamings and the bridge deck.  The centre-line king berth measures 11 ft by 8 feet wide. A removable separation panel is used to divide the king berth into two separate double berths. A wide and shallow storage bin is under the berth.  The “House” and engine “Start” batteries are located under the berth, two to starboard and two to port.  Forward and outboard on each side are cabin wardrobe lockers with shelves and hanging space. On the forward bulkhead separating the cabin doors are two removable panels providing access to the engine compartment and above them, a cabinet with a hinged door providing access to the ships main switches for the house batteries, engine start battery and the anchor windlass.

Forward Cabin

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43 has a privacy door with locking chrome handle leads from the main saloon passageway to the forward cabin and head. The forward berth is a V-berth measuring 6’ 5” long by 4’ 8” at the aft widest end. There is a large locker that stores the spare sails currently. The forward water tank is redundant and could be changed to diesel or removed to give a huge additional storage compartment under the aft end of the berth. Further aft is a large top opening storage bin.  A large overhead hatch and two fixed hull side ports bring light and ventilation to the forward cabin. Two overhead lights and two reading lamps can illuminate the cabin at night.   A large hanging locker (currently converted to shelves) is located along the starboard aft bulkhead, with a shoe locker underneath. There is also a 6 ft dressing settee along the starboard side. Which can be converted to two bunks – and further separated by panels to give two forward cabins.

Forward Head

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43’s the forward head is to port and entered via a teak door with locking handle. The head toilet is a manual Jabsco toilet. A stainless steel oval sink is molded into a counter-top with a teak fiddle. A single lever stainless steel faucet mixes the hot and cold water. A split mirror outboard and above the sink is perfectly angled for shaving and make-up. Storage is located beneath the sink and in a cabinet outboard of the head. There are an overhead light and a bar light over the sink. An overhead hatch brightens and ventilates the head when desired.

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43 ‘The Cure’ (2003) Specifications
Print Specifications
Length (LOA)
13.2 m / 43 ft 4 in
Beam (width)
4.19 m / 13 ft 9 in
Headroom in saloon
1.96 m / 6 ft 5 in
Draft (depth)
1.96 m / 6 ft 5 in
Primary fuel tank capacity
230 L / 61 gallons
Secondary fuel tank capacity
180 L / 48 gallons
Water capacity
1 x 680 L / 1 x 180 gallons
Engine Make
Yanmar 4JH3E
Horse power
56 hp / 41 kW
No. of engines
Cruising speed
6 knots


Generator Make
Generator KW

Electronics and Navigation

RM ST60+ tridata
Wind Speed and Direction
TackTick MN100
Chart Plotter at helm
RM e95 Hybrid Touch
ST 6002
VHF at helm
Standard Horizon GX 2200 Matrix with AIS and GPS

Sails, Canvas and Cushions

Furling Mainsail
Doyle 2012
Furling Genoa
Doyle 2012


Type of Rig
Bow Sprit/ Spinnaker Pole
Bow Sprit
Standing Rigging Material
Stainless steel 1 x 19 wire and swaged fittings

Interior Equipment

Hot Water
C-warm CWB40

Electrical Equipment

Shore Power
Marino 2017
Xantrex Prowatt 1200watt 240v
Battery Charger
Xantrex 20 amp 90-250V
Electrical Bilge Pump
Jabsco 5GPM 2017
12v 25 L/Hr
Samsung LCD

Deck Equipment

Anchor Windlass
Primary Anchor
Mantus 66 lb - 100ft 3/8 chain + 200 ft rode anchor line
Secondary Anchor
Plough 44 lb - 50 ft 3/8 chain + 200 ft rode anchor line
Swimming Ladder
Cockpit Shower


Fire Extinguishers
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