Jeanneau 43DS 'Mahia'

Jeanneau 43DS Sun Odyssey ‘Mahia’ (2003)

This Jeanneau 43DS Sun Odyssey, available for sale from Horizon Yacht Sales in Grenada, is a 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

‘Mahia’ is a capable offshore cruiser and priced well!

The Jeanneau 43DS Sun Odyssey 43 (DS=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.

Jeanneau 43DS Detailed Description

Raised Saloon
The raised salon in the Jeanneau 43DS is filled with natural light and a pleasant alternative to the usual dark and enclosed sailboat interior. 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 table top 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 desk top 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 fresh water 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 lighted 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. The covers can be reversed to have white plastic cutting boards facing up. 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. A round trash bin is mounted on the cabinet door and conveniently swings open when the door is opened. 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 the and top access to the 5.0 cubic foot top and front access Frigoboat refrigerator. The hinged front access door is sheathed in stainless steel. 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 in the Jeanneau 43DS 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. The head is electric with maceration before the holding tank. 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 white plastic 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 beneath the sink and a in a teak storage cabinet beneath the sink.

Jeanneau 43DS Galley

 Double stainless steel sinks with stainless steel faucet, soap dispenser and filtered water

 Laminate counter tops with matching sink covers and teak fiddles

 In counter storage bin with dish rack

 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.

 Plastic storage bins in galley sold

 Plastic storage drawers under sink

The aft cabin on the Jeanneau 43DS 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 center-line king berth measures 6 ft 3 inches by 6 feet wide. A removable separation panel is used to divide the king berth into two separate 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.

Jeanneau 43DS Forward Cabin

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.

Jeanneau 43DS Forward Head

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 teak fiddle. A single lever stainless steel faucet mixes the hot and cold water. A pull-out hand-held shower nozzle and allow showering and an electric pump will remove the shower water overboard. 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. An overhead light, and a bar light over the sink. An overhead hatch brightens and ventilates the head when desired. Three chrome hooks and one towel ring are secured to the bulkheads.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Jeanneau 43DS Sun Odyssey ‘Mahia’ (2003) Specifications
Print Specifications
Hull type
Max people
Length (LOA)
13.22 m / 43 ft 4 in
Model Length
13.1064 m / 43 ft
Beam (width)
4.24 m / 13 ft 11 in
Headroom in saloon
1.98 m / 6 ft 6 in
Draft (depth)
1.98 m / 6 ft 6 in
Primary fuel tank capacity
227 L / 60 gallons
Water capacity
1 x 682 L / 1 x 180 gallons
Engine Make + Drive
Yanmar / 4JH3E
Horse power
56 hp / 41 kW
No. of engines
Rig options
Conventional Mast Std

Sails, Canvas and Cushions

Fully Battened Mainsail
Short Battened Mainsail
Furling Mainsail
Furling jib
Furling Genoa
Furling Staysail
Furling Gennaker
Lazy bag/ stackpack
Cockpit Cushions
Flybridge Cushions
Foredeck Cushions


Type of Rig
Bow Sprit/ Spinnaker Pole
Bow Sprit


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Pricing Information SOLD For Pricing & Options, Contact Us

VHF – Standard Horizon GX 2200 Matrix with AIS and GPS
Repeater(s) – badBoy wifi repeater
Cockpit speakers – Yes
Depthsounder – RM ST60+ tridata
Plotter – RM e95 Hybrid Touch
GPS – Internal
Log-speedometer – RM ST60+ tridata
Wind speed and direction – TackTick MN100
Compass – Plastimo olympic 135
TV set – Samsung LCD
Autopilot – ST 6002
Navigation center – RM e95 Hybrid Touch
Radio – Yes
DVD player – Yes

Genoa – Doyle 2008
Furling genoa – Doyle 2012
Furling mainsail – Doyle 2012

Steering wheel – Galliot

Inside Equipment
Deep freezer – Danforth 12V
Hot water – C-warm CWB40
Marine head – 2 Jabsco 2017
Fresh water maker
Sea water pump – Jabsco foot operated
Oven – ENO
Electric bilge pump – Jabsco 5GPM 2017
Manual bilge pump – Jabsco
Battery charger – Xantrex 20 amp 90-250V
Refrigerator – Frigoboat eutectic plate

Electrical Equipment
Inverter – Xantrex Prowatt 1200watt 240v with remote
Shore power inlet – marino 2017
Generator – ryobi 2200w 2017
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Liferaft – 2011
Solar panel – 500Watts
Cockpit cushions – Yes
Outboard engine brackets – Yes
Swimming ladder – Yes
Davits – 2017
Tender – Mercury 3.1M (10ft) RIB 2017
Cockpit table
Teak cockpit – Yes
Cockpit shower – Yes
Total Liferaft Capacity: 10
Electric windlass

Genoa cover – Yes
Mainsail cover – Yes
Bimini Top – Blue


Ground Tackle
 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
Bought new for the 2017 season:
 Mercury 9.9HP Outboard
 Water-maker 12v 25 L/Hr
 Mantus 66lb anchor – oversized to cope with 80+knots wind
 100 ft plus of chain
 200ft plus of rope
 Generator 2200W Ryobi
 Foredeck light
 Cockpit cushions
 Four Duracell 75 amp-hour AGM batteries
 Standard Horizon Matrix VHF radio with AIS, GPS,DSC
 Century 110CCA Starter battery
 two new Jabsco toilets
 larger capacity 5GPM bilge pump
 solenoid/starter

Restitched UV strips and sail webbing points

Outside Equipment/Extras
Rear Arch (Atlantic Arch) for solar panels and lifting out Dinghy.
Two Harken 2-speed ST primaries Two Harken 2-speed ST secondaries Anchor
windlass 1500 watts Lofrans Aeron anchor winch with remote and cockpit
3 Anchors:
66 lb (31kg) Mantus (new)
44 lb/20kg Plough
40 lb bruce
Chain/rope – 2x 100ft chain 10mm spliced to 200ft 5/8th rope (new 2017)
Cockpit table
Cockpit shower (cold but plumbed ready for hot/mixer)
Swimming ladder
Teak cockpit
Cockpit cushions (new)
BBQ – Magma
PLASTIMO Life raft 10 persons – last serviced 2014 (will require re-service)
2 double inflatable kayaks

Mercury Dinghy 3.1metre (10 feet) – new 2017
Mercury 9.9HP four-stroke – new 2017
2 spare gasoline tanks x 6 gallons
5 kg dinghy anchor
stainless steel anchor chain 30 ft
aluminium dinghy ladder

Sailing & Rigging
All stainless steel 1 x 19 wire standing rigging with swaged fittings – recently
inspected 2017.
Sparcraft deck stepped, aluminum mast with double swept back spreaders
Forward and aft lower shrouds
In-Mast mainsail furling system with outhaul and furling line led aft to cockpit
Profurl B35M genoa roller furling with furling line led to cockpit
Dacron in-mast furling mainsail, (good condition
Dacron 135% Genoa with UV cover, (good condition)
Track on mast and hardware for spinnaker pole
Foredeck/steaming light on mast
Sparcraft rigid boom-vang
Adjustable Genoa cars with control lines led aft to cockpi•
All halyards, sheets & sail control lines led aft to the cockpit
Ganged rope-clutches port and starboard secure all lines
Spinlock stacked turning blocks with stoppers to primary winches
Split backstay with keeps step-through transom clear
(2) Harken 42ST two speed primary winches
(2) Harken 44ST two speed secondary winches
(3) winch handles, custom cover storage in aft lazarette
Jib luff (I) = 50.08’, Jib area 388.37 sq ft
Jib foot (J) = 15.29’
Main luff (P) = 44.49′, Main area 379.5 sq ft
Main Foot (E) = 17.06’’

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