Bonito 43 - USD 69,000


This beautiful proven bluewater ketch has recently cruised New Caledonia, Indonesia and Malaysia, and she's ready to keep cruising. A very safe, comfortable sea boat, Zefr 1 has a centre cockpit, solid stainless rail and ketch rig with furling headsail. She sails well and motors efficiently at 5+ knots at 1200-1400 RPM, using only 2.6 litres/hour. No expense has been spared in fitting her out as an international, go anywhere, tough-as-steel cruiser. Zefr 1 was launched in 1993, and fully refitted from 2012-2016, and appeared on Cruising Helmsman's cover last August, and again in February 2018.


Inspection by appointment with YBC.

Location: langkawi, Malaysia Year Launched: 1993
Registered: Australia
Designer: Boro Builder: Professionally built in Mortlake, Sydney
Hull: Steel

Keel: Fin

Engine: Yamaha Diesel 36 HP

Engine Hours: 1500

Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (600 Litres)
Fuel Tank: Stainless steel (500 Litres)
LOA: 13.10 m
Beam: 4.0 m
Maximum Draft: 2.0 m
Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 1600 RPM
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Shaft Drive
The galley has been fitted out by a professional cabinet maker in solid rosewood, with SMEV stove, hot and cold water and efficient top down Evakool fridge, which can be used as a freezer. The professionally upholstered lounge in the saloon with rosewood table is a comfortable place to eat or watch the 12 volt wall-mounted television. There is an aft double cabin with island double bed and lots of hanging space and cupboards. A large double v berth has rosewood desk and built in book shelves. Lots of storage throughout the boat from huge mizzen locker, under seat and under bed storage, also under floor storage in v berth.

Electronics & Navigation
  • COURSEMASTER 850 autopilot
  • VHF radio
  • Depth sounder
  • Wind instrument
  • Touch screen chartplotter
  • Second chartplotter in owner's cabin
  • Digital 3G radar
  • Class B AIS

Batteries & Electrics
The yachts is 220VAC and 12VDC set up.  House bank is 4 x 110 amp deep cycle.
Charging from:
  • Solar panels totaling 330 watts
  • Main engine 85 amp alternator
  • Portable 2Kva genset
  • 60 amp battery charger

Mast & Rigging
Ketch rig: spars and rigging: all stainless steel and replaced in 2016
Running rigging replaced 2016
Main mast: aluminium 15m, plus mizzen mast
Rigging: s/s

Sail Inventory
  • Mainsail with two slab reefs
  • Furling headsail
  • Hanked on staysail
  • Mizzen
  • Mizzen staysail

Ground Tackle
  • MAXWELL 1200 winch
  • 90m chain (2017)

Safety Gear
  • 3 x fire extinguishers
  • Grab bag / flares
  • Manual bilge pump

Covers & Awnings
  • Sail covers
  • Boom tent
  • Cockpit awning

One, hot and cold pressurised water.

One, manual JABSCO.

  • MERCURY 3.3hp outboard engine (no dinghy)
  • Television: 24 inch, 12 volt, with USB and internal DVD player, new in 2017. Marine radio, cd, mp3


YBC 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 being sold at any time, price change or withdrawal from sale without notice.