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Irresistible III43' Atkinson Cape Islander 43 2005

$ 315,000

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Irresistible III is a 2005 43' Atkinson Cape Islander 43 Pilothouse Trawler in very nice condition. She offers a single Cummins QSM11-M main engine, Onan 13.5 kW generator, Dual Racor fuel filters, Vetus bowthruster, five watertight compartments and a clean, uncluttered and well laid out interior. Most noteworthy is her famous Cape Island hull design. Irresistible III is Great Loop AND Bluewater cruising capable.

Bruce M. Atkinson LTD, in Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia, delivered her to her owner in 2005. Her extremely experienced and knowledgeable owner was co-designer with Atkinson. The owners have cruised extensively since then, but now is the time to head home and pass her on to a new owner.

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Curtis Stokes & Associates. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 315,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Cape Islander 43

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Charleston, South Carolina, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 43 ft in
  • Display Length: 43 ft
  • Beam: 16' 11"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 200 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 640 gals
  • Engine Details: Cummins QSM11-M
  • Engine 1: 2004 2601.00 HRS 660.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

From the fiberglass swimplatform, you walk through the transom gate into the aftdeck, where you will find molded-in steps to each side deck, lazarette access and double wood and glass doors to the saloon. Once inside the saloon, you will find a sofa, ottoman and end table to starboard, large wrap-around settee to port, galley port forward, stateroom companionway forward and steps to the pilothouse starboard forward. Step down the companionway and you will find a door to the starboard head and then the master stateroom forward. Inside the master stateroom, you will find an island queen size berth, a head and enclosed shower to starboard and a head and washer and dryer to port. Back in the saloon, step up the steps to the pilothouse and you will find the helm and two helmseats forward, watertight Diamond Seaglaze dutch doors on each side and a pilot berth and benchseat aft. Since Irresistible III has an asymmetrical design, you access the boat deck on the port side deck. Engine room access is via saloon sole hatches.

The headroom in the saloon is 6'4", 7' on the aftdeck, 6'4" in the pilothouse, 6'4" to 7'3" in the master stateroom and 6'3" in the master stateroom shower. The master stateroom berth is 6'7" long, the pilothouse berth and benchseat are 6'7" long and the saloon settee berth is 8' long.

With the mast and boom lowered, the height from the waterline to the top of the raised pilothouse is 12'6".

Irresistible III offers a master stateroom forward with an island queen size berth and two heads, one with an enclosed shower. There is a single size berth aft in the pilothouse, the pilothouse benchseat can serve as a single size berth, the saloon settee offers a single size berth and the saloon sofa can serve as a single berth.

The saloon offers a large wrap-around settee with an expandable table and storage to port, sofa, ottoman and end table to starboard, double wood and glass doors aft, opening side and aft windows with screens and curtains, Toshiba flat screen TV/DVD, teak & holly sole and Cherry wood walls and trim.

The galley is port forward in the saloon.

  • Norcold refrigerator/freezer
  • Princess 3-burner electric cooktop and oven
  • GE microwave oven
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Stainless steel countertop
  • Storage drawers and cabinets
  • Opening side window

Dining space is available at the saloon wrap-around settee and the pilothouse removable benchseat table.

The master stateroom is forward and offers an island queen size berth with large storage drawers underneath, nightstands, reading lights, shelves, storage drawers and cabinets, 2 hanging lockers, linen locker, oversized overhead hatch with a screen (24" X 24"), 2 portlights, fold-up desk, benchseat starboard and two heads. The starboard head offers an enclosed shower and the port head does not have a shower. The stand alone washer and dryer are in the port head.

The raised pilothouse offers a full helm forward with storage underneath, a control station to starboard, Sea Post helmseat, Lebroc helmseat, opening side windows with screens and curtains, aft windows, clear view de-fogger in the center windshield, Diamond Seaglaze watertight dutch door on each side, Roca windshield wipers, a benchseat with a removable table and a single berth aft.

  • Whirlpool washer
  • Whirlpool dryer

Due to her asymmetrical design, the boat deck is accessed via the port side deck. There is tender storage, stainless steel rails and a hinged mast and boom for tender operations and steadying and emergency get-home sails.

The aftdeck offers a hardtop, transom gate, Freeman hatches for access to the lazarette, non-skid deck, bug screens, molded-in steps to each side deck and double wood & glass doors to the saloon.

  • Toshiba flat screen TV/DVD in the saloon
  • Furuno Radar
  • Furuno AIS (2012)
  • 2 X Furuno Navnet vx2 multi-function displays
  • Furuno LS400 echo sounder
  • Raymarine ST7001 SmartPilot autopilot
  • Raymarine S100 wireless autopilot remote
  • Raytheon ST600R wired autopilot remote
  • Lowrance LCF-1440 depth sounder
  • Garmin GPSmap 78sc GPS
  • Icom IC-M502 VHF
  • Ritchie magnetic compass
  • Laptop with Coastal Explorer raster electronic charts
  • Schatz barometer in the saloon
  • Onan 13.5MDKAZ-1954B 13.5 kW generator with approximately 408.1 hours
  • Xantrex 3000 watt inverter/130 amp charger with a remote panel in the saloon
  • 3 X 30 amp shore power cords
  • Bass electrical panels
  • ProMariner ProSport 20 battery charger
  • Cole Hersee, Blue Sea and Perko battery switches
  • Delco-Remy alternator
  • 12 vdc outlet in the saloon, pilothouse and master stateroom
  • 4 X Lifeline AGM 4D house batteries (2023)
  • Eternity Technologies gel cell 8D main engine start battery (2023)
  • Group 24 AGM generator start battery (2023)
  • Single Cummins QSM11-M 660 HP main engine with approximately 2,601 hours
  • Walker Airsep Everquiet system
  • Twin-Disc MG5082 gearbox
  • Kobelt engine controls
  • VDO gauges
  • Duramax dripless shaft seal
  • Marine Hydraulic Engineering Hydro-Slave 2.5 hydraulic steering system
  • Groco sea strainers
  • Dual Racor 751000 FHX fuel filters with a vacuum gauge and a remote vacuum gauge in the pilothouse
  • Single Racor 500Fg fuel filter for the generator
  • Algae-X magnetic fuel conditioner system
  • Vetus bowthruster
  • Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning/heating system (16K and two 10K units)
  • Seaward 11 gallon stainless steel water heater
  • Jabsco electric heads
  • Spare parts inventory
  • Muir Cheetah anchor windlass with foot controls and a remote control in the pilothouse
  • Delta 55 lb plow anchor with 275 feet of anchor chain
  • SL Claw 65 lb anchor
  • Double stainless steel anchor roller
  • Stainless steel Sampson Post
  • Non-skid decks
  • Stainless steel rails
  • Stainless steel deck hardware
  • Stainless steel portlight covers
  • Foredeck storage box
  • Raw water washdown fore and aft
  • Stainless steel fender holders
  • Dock water connection
  • Fiberglass swimplatform
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • Hullsides painted with Alwgrip Royal Blue paint, superstructure painted with Awlgrip Snow White paint
  • Fireboy FE241 engine room fire suppression system
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detector
  • First alert carbon monoxide detector
  • Johnson and Rule bilge pumps
  • Lifering
  • Lifesling2 overboard recovery system
  • ACR Globalfix Pro EPIRB
  • Marinco horns
  • Solid FRP hull
  • Decks and superstructure constructed of closed cell foam and fiberglass skin
  • Five watertight compartments
  • Compartment forward of the collision bulkhead is filled with closed cell foam
  • Custom paravane stabilization system (In storage in Canada)
  • Sellers' personal belongings
  • Keyboard stored in master stateroom hanging locker

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.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.