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Old 03-12-2023, 04:05 AM   #1
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2009 np 43'?

For those more educated on the NP line - how "tough" a boat is the NP 43'? How much blue water can it take and what are its limits?

Looking at two different 2009 43's here in Seattle area and both on YachtWorld:

'Seattle' 2009 NP 43':

'Tacoma' 2009 NP 43':

Any insider info on engines, equipment, etc are appreciated!
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Old 03-12-2023, 10:36 AM   #2
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Lots of experience here and some have upgraded to the new 45s from previous models. I love my 45. Id also call Trevor at NP yachts. He treats used purchased boat owners well.

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Old 03-12-2023, 11:20 AM   #3
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We owned a NP39 for six years. The worst weather we faced was 4-6 footers with an occasional 8 in Buzzards Bay, MA. We did not like it much but the boat didn't care. The chop there can be "square". Felt very safe.

Chartered a NP 43 out of La Conner for the month of July in 2018. We had great weather if a little cool so nothing challenging sea state wise which we liked.

Our present NP 45 seems better. We had 6-8' on the beam off the New Jersey with 24 Kn of wind also on the beam going from Cape May to Atlantic City. It was a miserable four hours but the boat handled it fine.

Like almost any vessel, the boat can take more than the crew.

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Old 03-12-2023, 11:27 AM   #4
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V-man, although there is a significant difference in price, the vessel in Seattle (judging by the photos) seems to have been much better and competently cared for. Judging by the statement that the owner is a mechanic, this seems consistent. You may wish to focus your energy there and do your best to negotiate him down. IMO
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Old 03-12-2023, 11:35 AM   #5
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Looking at the NP’s side view in that first listing vs a true blue water trawler like the Nordhavn, I don’t see many similarities.

I think almost any “trawler” can handle the Caribbean if you watch the weather since most passages there are within predictable weather windows, but few can do ocean crossings.

I would want stabilizers on any boat that does significant Caribbean cruising.

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