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1992 Beneteau 43

A$  172,142*
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
San Diego, CA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 109,000 (A$  172,142) 


Sellers are motivated and ready to move!


Rhea is a gorgeous, French-built, 1992 Beneteau Oceanis 430.  Boat builders in the 90s were underestimating the strength of fiberglass meaning that she is built thicker and stronger compared to later models.    If there ever was a yacht deemed "cruising ready", this is it. Rhea was outfitted to cross oceans quickly and in comfort. No expense was spared on installing the best equipment possible with over $100k invested in the last 5 years. After a few years of lively sailing in the San Francisco Bay, her current owners cruised down the coast of California and spent a season in the Sea of Cortez putting over 5000 NM under the keel.  Rhea’s sturdy construction carried captain and crew through rough seas and heavy winds.  She points high and surfs comfortably when that ideal beam reach eludes her.  

Below she boasts 3 generous staterooms and 2 heads. The owner’s suite has a custom HCM mattress that ensures excellent support and amazing sleep.  In the main saloon the skylights and wood surfaces produce an extremely inviting interior with plenty of light. Brand new lead acid batteries are fueled by 400 Watts of solar atop the Iverson custom (full) enclosure.  LED lights have been installed to reduce power consumption under sail and at anchor. A composting Airhead was installed by the current owners for extended cruising.  Thru hulls and hose routes were left in place to create an easy option to reinstall a traditional head/tank system. Above deck all lines lead back to cockpit for solo sailors and simple couples sailing.  Lewmar self tailing, dual speed winches (2X40 and 2X52) make reefing a breeze.  Raymarine navigation can be set up to repeat to an iPad for more flexibility. The custom Iverson dodger and full enclosure keeps the cockpit protected under sail and at anchor.  The furling main is a snap to reef without going forward.  The 55# Mantus hooks hard and has provided many nights of worry free sleep for the current owners.

Just back from Mexico, she has been continually maintained with many upgrades. Noted recent upgrades include:

  • Mainsail by Pineapple Sails (in-mast furling)
  • New running rigging
  • House Batteries
  • Fresh Bottom Paint Petit Trinidad SR
  • New Epirb 
  • New Windex & VHF Antenna
  • LED lights
  • New composting head
  • PSS Shaft Seal
  • More!



Contact Karin Phares 619-244-5139 or karin@californiayachtsales for showing

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Please contact Karin Phares at 619-244-5139

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