Floorplan for SV Denali Rose

as of 9 January 2013

Due to owner's health issues, this unique sailboat is available for sale years before expectations. This Nauticat 43 (NC-43) is ready for worldwide passages and perfect in its seaworthiness. NC-43s are Sparkman & Stevens ketches, designed for extended cruise range sailing.  This vessel is probably the only NC43 ever expressly built without teak decks, thus no deck leak issues. The current owners, an Alaska-born retired airline pilot and his “engineer in training” wife, bought her in 1997. They named her Denali (the Alaskan native word meaning “the great one,” a mountain now known as Mt. McKinley) and added Rose to the name. The owners have updated virtually every system aboard. In 1998, they even flew to Finland to meet the manufacturers and to buy replacement parts. As seasonal cruisers, they have sailed her from Maine to Texas, and throughout the Caribbean, where she has been stored on shore each rainy season before transiting the Panama Canal and sailing into the Pacific. Guests remark that they cannot believe she is a 1983-era sailboat because she is so well maintained. Denali Rose comes with a complete inventory, vast quantities of spare parts, repair manuals, tools, and galley cooking and serving utensils. Currently, she is with her broker: Marine Servicenter, Lake Union, Seattle in September 2012. Bring your checkbook and sail her away with confidence in turnkey cruising condition. Until sold, as health prevails, the owners will enjoy more years of sailing in the Pacific Northwest.



Bridge clearance: 59ft (good for USA Intracoastal Waterway bridges)

Ketch rigged

Engine: Ford Lehman SP-90, (rebuilt 2006)

            Detailed engine/genset/transmission oil analysis
            and engine compression tests available.

110V system entirely new (1997)

Topsides and Cabin repainted with AwlGrip (2000)

Deck and nonskid areas repainted (2010)

Rubrail: Laminated mahogany (AwlGrip)
               with solid qtr-round stainless steel edge

Panda 10KW generator installed (2000)

Winslow 6-person life raft, model 60SL/XO
Outboard: 15hp Yamaha
Caribe inflatable dinghy with landing wheels

All standing rigging wire replaced (between 2000 and 2007)

Splendide washer/dryer
AIS, Class B (send and receive) Vesper Marine Watchmate 850

Simrad Autopilot AP-11 cockpit and pilothouse steering stations

Ham radio, ICOM710 with PTC-II for email

Spectra watermaker, 14 gph, 12v.

Air Conditioners: V-berth, pilothouse, aft cabin

Espar heater; plumbed throughout the boat

Parachute storm anchor and separate Delta drogue

Refrigeration, 3 units:

Norcold (1983) -stand alone box 12/110v.
Icebox (2007) new compressor/condensor,
     fresh water cooled, 12v
Engel freezer (2004) 12/110v under dinette settee
Solar panel (2009) and KISS wind generator (2007) 
Dell Laptop Computer (Windows XP) w charts for much of
    the world and interfaces to all electronics and autopilot
    through   multiplexer and Nobeltec navigation system.
6 Sails: jib, staysail, main, mizzen; plus spare stormsail and
     spare jib
Manuals in V-berth and more on computer outlining
      equipment on boat

Contact: Jack and Susan “Fred” Webb.      Email: wanderingwebbs2@cs.com

Listed with: Tim Jorgeson, Marine Servicenter, Seattle, WA.
 timjorgeson@marinese.com ; 206-323-2405; 206-276-5079 (cell)
Location:  in water at Marine Servicenter,
                         Lake Union, Seattle, WA, USA
                    Listed at: $229,000.





Note: this discussion is included to outline most of the unique attributes and improvements the current owners have made to the standard NC43.  Only a few of the standard specifications and layout are listed.



The Sparkman & Stevens design NAUTICAT 43 is a ketch/cutter rigged pilothouse motorsailer with modified full keel and skeg mounted rudder.  Her 13’ 10” beam and 6’ 3” draft combined with the pilothouse and raised aft deck create a large interior space. The hull and deck is hand layed up fiberglass and the interior is finely crafted teak and teak plywood. The joinery is finished to high yacht-building standards.  Powered by a 90-HP Ford Lehman Diesel Engine and over 1400 square feet of sail with substantial water and fuel tankage, 220 gallons and 225 gallons respectively, she offers extensive blue water cruising possibilities.  Denali Rose Nauticat 43 has two heads, a 10kw diesel generator, full air conditioning and heating, watermaker, wind generator, solar panel and a laundry; which make for luxurious accommodations in a very attractive cruising yacht. The Nauticat 43 is no longer produced as it was too expensive to produce and approximately 100 were built. This well-built boat has a hull and deck of solid fiberglass and no balsa laminate construction and NO teak deck to leak!



Over the last years, Denali Rose has undergone very extensive upgrade in almost all categories and systems.  Certainly the result is higher quality and function than would be included in a standard 1983 Nauticat 43.  This degree of excellence has cost the owners in money, much of their free time and results from their highly thoughtful, artistic and technical decisions as well as their choices of venders and installers.  Neither lists nor photos can convey the quality of thinking for safety and increased functionality and thoroughness of execution that the owners have invested in this comprehensive and attractive refurbishment/upgrade.



NAME OF VESSEL:                                          Denali Rose

YEAR/MAKE/MODEL OF VESSEL:        1983 Nauticat 43/pilothouse motorsailer

BUILDER:                                                 Sitalia Yachts (Finland)


HULL NUMBER:                                              16

HULL MATERIAL:                  FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic)

HULL TYPE:                              Full displacement hull, with

                                                   modified full keel and skeg rudder.

LOA:                      42' 8.5” w/o bowsprit

                              46’ w bowsprit; 50' w bowsprit and dinghy davits 

LWL:                                                              32’10”

BEAM:                                                           13’10”

DRAFT:                                                         6’3”

DISPLACEMENT:                       44,000 lbs measured by lift scale

OVERHEAD CLEARANCE:                       59’10”

ENGINE:                                      FORD LEHMAN DIESEL SP90

FUEL CAPACITY:                                      220 gallons

(reduced from factory specs due to new port fuel tank in 2010)

AC POWER:                    One 50-amp 250-volt service split into two 125v circuits.      

DC POWER:                    12 volt House Bank: 8 six-volt batteries

                 @215 amp hrs each connect in sets for 860 amp hours of 12v.

Supplemented with solar panel and wind generator.

FRESH WATER CAPACITY:                     220 gallons with two tanks

SPEED UNDER POWER:                           7-8 KTS

CRUISING RANGE:                                   approx 1000NM

TOTAL SAIL AREA:                 4 Sails: jib, staysail, main, mizzen:  approx 1400 sq.ft. 


Hull, Deck and Superstructure

- Hull bottom peeled, dried, applied barrier coat moisture protection (1998)

- Bottom always painted with Pettit/West Marine ablative copper polymer

   antifouling marine paint

- Added heavy duty laminated mahogany rub rails (AwlGrip to match hull) w/solid

  stainless steel edging (1999)

- Painted topsides and all cabin tops with AwlGrip in cream color (1999)

 - Non-skid on all working surfaces (1999 and repainted nonskid in 2009)

- Low maintenance fiberglass decks (This NC-43 vessel is possibly the only one

   manufactured without teak decks on the market)

-  Stainless steel stanchions capped with a solid teak guard rail surrounding entire deck

   except Stainless steel bow sprit railing.

- Side pilothouse windows installed with interior reflective tint to reduce heat (2008)

- Designed and constructed tinted Lexan auxiliary companionway doors (2004)

- Replaced window and port latches

- Nicro solar vent in fwd port dorade for continuous airflow

- Replaced worn wooden steps on transom ladder with maintenance-free black steps

- Removed and remounted all four main hatches to open toward the bow, improving

  ventilation when at anchor

- Added additional thru-hull in bilge for use only when boat is stored, thus allowing

  rainwater drainage when boat is on the hard

Note: -Aft stateroom with factory installed deck hatch.



- Added three Sunbrella cockpit cushions and two adjustable cushions with backs

- White Starboard companionway step with cup holders where old traveler was


- Framed mosquito screen for companionway

- Starboard snack tray to sit on mizzen seat

- Installed new seat for steering position

- Fully enclosed when necessary with eisenglass or screen sides and back with  

  eisenglass back doors.

Sails, Rigging

- Reinstalled mast steps on main and mizzen masts with new rivet nuts (2009)

- Redesigned traveler system removing it from cockpit and replaced with new Harken

  system with leads to cockpit (1998)

- Added 2nd Spinaker halyard (1998)

- Replaced Mainsail Harken furler wire halyard (1998)

- Added Whisker pole attached to main mast (1999)

- Added new NorDak sails: Main, Head and Storm sails (totaling 1106 sq.ft.) (1998)

- Replaced rigging (standing & running) with Sta-Lok terminals & new halyards and 

  completed replacement of all standing rigging in 2006

- Added Dutchman furling system on mainsail (1999)

- Added Tides Marine Strong Track on main mast (1999)

- Added Tides Marine StrongTrack on mizzen and

   modified existing mizzen sail for Track (1999-2002),

   mizzen boom can be raised to provide unobstructed movement below boom.

- Rerouted staysail sheets to be controlled from aft cockpit; self-tailing still possible.


Canvas, Bimini, Dodger, Sunshades

- Redesigned stainless steel frame for Sunbrella and Staymark dodger with attachable

  bimini with side eisenglass and matching screens (2006) and sunshade over mizzen

  deck, sail covers, windless covers, and port/starboard weather cloth (2001)

- Added Sunbrella sunshade above pilothouse &wind scoop for V-berth hatch (2008)

- Designed & made exterior Sunbrella sunshades for captain’s cabin portholes (2008)

- Designed & made Screens for opening hatches, portholes and companionway (2004)

- Designed and made Sunbrella and Velcro covers for all exterior teak handrails (2003)

- Added Sunbrella storage bow bag for staysail sail

- Installed eyebrow covers for aft head and mid cabin for ventilation and shade (2004)


Ground Tackle and Anchors

- Fortress FX-37 anchor with 40 ft chain and 300 ft rope: mounted on bowsprit

- Super Max anchor 70lbs with 210 ft chain, mounted on bowsprit

- CQR 60lbs spare anchor (galvanized) secured on deck (2004)

- Fortress FX-23 anchor on stern

- European -style anchor spool with braded nylon strap type rode on stern


Dinghy and Outboard

- Reinforced dinghy davits with Cato-designed horizontal stabilizer and mizzen mast

   rigging reinforcement to davits and increased height off the water for blue water sailing.

- 12v area light on davits for night operation

- Carib inflatable dinghy (2001) with custom-made

  Sunbrella chaps cover (2006)

- Yamaha 15 hp, 2-stroke engine (2006)

- Installed stainless steel angle bracket on deck handrail to reinforce

   motor mount for outboard

- Dinghy swim ladder, removable

- Triple-blocks to easily raise dinghy on deck for security (2011).

- Stainless collapsible bow ladder for Med-mooring

- Stainless expandable ladder that attaches to side toe rail


Heating/Air Conditioning and Plumbing

- Holding tank for each head; both can be pumped from the deck or overboard via

  separate macerators.  Both have lockable selector valves. Aft holding tank new 1999.

- Installed gray-water bilge tanks and pump system for each head (1999)

- Installed 3 separate AC units, w heat totaling 34K BTUs (1999) converted to digital controls 2007

- Six 12v fans installed throughout

- Installed new larger Espar diesel furnace, forced air (1999)

- Installed water gauge and water tank electronic floats (2009)

- Installed wash down system with taps at both anchor locker and cockpit;

   selectable fresh or raw water.


Electrical and Lighting Equipment

- Completely rewired AC wires, breakers, electrical panel box and

   fixtures throughout (1998)

- Added fuse protection to DC wiring (1998, 2012)

- 50 amp service with selectable input from port or starboard adaptors in aft of boat.

- Installed KISS wind generator (15kts wind = 16amps 12v) (2007)

- Installed Kyocera solar panel (130amp) (2007)

- Installed 10KW, 120v, Panda diesel generator with electric raw water cooling

  (with 300 lb. steel vibration damper) (1998)

- 1500 Watt Trace inverter with charger and remote start switch

- Replaced injectors & rebuilt injector pump for SP90 (2010/2012)

- Replaced injectors for Panda genset (2010)

- 8 new (Trojan 6 volt) batteries (2009) in new custom-built battery box plus a larger

 Trace battery charger, 100 amp Balmar alternator and regulator

- Rewired mast and mizzen and added two new VHF antennas (one for primary VHF radio and one for AIS or secondary VHF radio)

- Installed new Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor system (2009) with West Marine

  combiner for two battery banks: start bank and house bank.

- LED anchor light on masthead with day/night light-sensitive switch.

- Nav lights selectable to mast head or deck

- Master electrical battery disconnect switches; house and start battery banks.


Engine Equipment

- Completely rebuilt original Ford Lehman SP 90 engine (2006)

- Performed compression test on engine with excellent results – available for review

- Oil analysis on Ford Lehman, Panda and transmission annually – available for review

- Installed a diesel fuel cleaning/transfer system

- Replaced port fuel tank with two custom made steel tanks that act as one

  (fuel quantity: port tank: 95 gal vs. starboard tank: 130 gal) (2010)

- Replaced rusting stainless muffler with a fiberglass muffler

- Replaced engine shaft with 1¾” shaft with new cutlass bearing and

  PYI dripless stuffing box

- Replaced cutlass bearing and P-bracket aligned with shaft, propeller balanced (2007)

- Replaced all fixed engine motor mounts with new adjustable motor mounts

- Installed propeller protector/line cutter on prop shaft

- Replaced engine raw water, transmission and oil heat exchanger

- Replaced exhaust manifold

- Replaced original smaller size engine exhaust hose with larger 3-inch hose and

  raised exhaust outlet to above waterline to comply with

  engine manufacturer’s recommendations


Safety Equipment

- Installed new Winslow 6-person life raft Model 60SL/XO

- 4 life jackets on board including 2 children

- Jacklines for each side of boat

- Installed a 24’ diameter Paratech storm sea anchor and Paratech delta drogue

- Fire extinguishers in every cabin

- 2 life rings, one with strobe

- First Alert II Man Overboard (MOB) system improved to place automatic MOB

  marker on Nobletec navigation system in laptop PC

- Installed large Halon fire extinguisher system in engine room with

  auto and manual activation and auto shutdown of engine

- Installed SS mast pulpits and chafe guards

- Added four stainless steel grab rails to sides of bimini and dodger

- Rebuilt teak interior so chain plates are visible for inspection

- Added two 406MHz EPIRBs (one in life raft and one in pilothouse-[2011])

- High water alarm on bilge pump: tests in saloon; air horn activated when alarmed.

- Loud air horn on mizzen -also wired to high water alarm.

- Two bilge pumps in engine room; one with high water alarm and

   the other as a larger backup.

- Large Edson manual bilge pump stored in Mid Cabin stateroom/toolroom

- 2 Carbon Monoxide detectors; bow and stern

- Smoke alarms


Navigation and Communications Equipment

- Dell computer with Windows XP combines all inputs from instruments and GPS on

  internal navigation program with thousands of rastor charts from

 Maine to Texas, Bahamas through Caribbean to Canada to Washington State/Canada.

- Utilizes computerized chart/navigation with weather fax system

  (Nobletec VNS version 9)

- Flat screen TV monitor repeater of navigation software in cockpit

   for ease of navigation and repeats AIS data.

- Installed Furuno GP32 GPS/WAAS fixed GPS in pilothouse

- Installed Vesper Marine AIS class B transponder & receiver with GPS, wired to

   Nobletec, and external alarm (2011)

- Installed Edson instrument pod with SS safety handle to binnacle

   for cockpit instruments

- Installed Raymarine ST-50 Wind, Depth , Speed sensors with displays

  at both steering stations

- Added a Ham/SSB ICOM 710 radio with ICOM auto tuner for antennae (1998)

- Installed new large copper Dynaplate grounding plane for HF radio transmissions

- Installed SSB/Ham email modem (Pactor PTC-II) with  remote computer control

  of SSB winlink email system (Pactor 3 capable).

- Installed aft stbd and Triatic stays with HF insulators for excellent SSB antenna.

- Installed ICOM M59 in pilothouse. (Controlled by A/B switch as this antenna primarily used byAIS)

- Installed ICOM M45 VHF radio (DSC capable with GPS input) in pilothouse with

  remote mike in cockpit (on separate antenna)

- Added Simrad autopilot AP-11 with controls in pilothouse and cockpit; and

  installed Simrad rate gyro heading


Saloon/Pilothouse, Galley, Stateroom, and Dinette Equipment

- Modified all aft stateroom, pilothouse and galley ceilings so they may be removed

- Installed removable security bars/chain in hatchs:

           Aft/Fwd Stateroom, Galley, Dinette, Saloon



- Sunbrella curtains (cream/tan) throughout and tan Textilene shades

  on interior of pilothouse forward and side windows

- Replaced cushions in pilothouse settee in USA (2004)

- 2 Alpenglow ceiling lighting (with 12v low-voltage florescent/LED red and white lights)

- LED reading lights in saloon

- Installed indirect lighting strips in pilothouse floor (good for watching movies)

- Added hinged platform for computer over engine start panel

- Added Pioneer FM/CD/IPOD player and Bose speakers

- Added Pioneer DTV flat screen TV (2008)

- Installed matching teak cabinet door in saloon table for added storage under table

- Added stainless steel adjustable seat from manufacturer for pilothouse steering station

- Installed footrest under pilothouse wheel to facilitate steering comfort

- Added stainless steel edging to companionway steps

- Installed custom-made removable stainless steel security bars in hatches

- Installed hinged, teak-framed mosquito screens for hatches

- Installed (for TV reception in USA) “Follow Me TV” Satellite signal tracking device



- Opened galley ceiling to pilothouse windows allowing natural light into galley (2000)

- Installed 12 volt Stone Cold brand evaporator refrigerator in

  standard Nauticat galley ice box, cooled with fresh water (2007)

- Installed stainless steel 3-burner, gimbaled, Force-10 propane stove with

   broiler and temperature-controlled oven

- Alpenglow ceiling lighting (low-voltage florescent/LED red and white lights)

- Built-in Sharp microwave oven

- Installed hot water spray hose to galley sink (2004)

- Installed spice rack

- Galley equipped with built-in above-sink dish drain and storage rack (replaced 2011)



- Installed 12/110 volt Engel freezer MD-60F under dinette seat

- Added new seat cushions (2000)

- Alpenglow ceiling lighting (with 12v. low-voltage florescent/LED red and white lights)

- Added new cabinet storage beside seats

- Installed hanging wine glass rack



 Master Cabin/ Aft stateroom

- Installed deluxe, custom made, coil construction queen-size mattress by Handcraft

- Installed additional matching teak cabinet on Port side

- Two hanging closets on Starboard side

- Installed Sunbrella curtains matching pilothouse curtains (cream and tan)

- Installed custom-made removable stainless steel security bars in hatch with sun shade

- Installed halogen reading lights

- Deck plate to allow extension for emergency/non-hydraulic steering from cockpit


V-Berth Cabin

- Installed new beveled mirror

- Installed custom-made removable stainless steel security bars in hatch with sun shade

- Lee clothes for upper bunks: used for storage or one bed and one storage.

- Manuals on shelf outling equipment on Denali Rose


Mid Cabin staterooom

Note: with the addition of the washer/dryer, the lower bunk in this stateroom becomes a shorter bed.  The upper bunk could still be used as a standard bed and the lower bunk a short bed. This room now set up as a workshop.

- Installed 120v Splendide 2000 vented combination washer/dryer

- Exterior spray shield to prevent sun/water entering port.

- Installed workshop lighting and tools shelving

- House battery bank under lower bunk.

- Scuba tank storage on aft wall

- wet/dry vacuum



- Modified both Lavac heads to be flushed with sea or fresh water


- AFT Head

- Installed Wilson Art Formica in separate walk-in shower, base for toilet,

  and sink cabinet

- Installed exhaust fan in shower and aft head wall

- Installed beveled mirror

- Replaced wood sliding cabinet doors with mirrored doors

- Installed stainless steel bowl sink and matching faucet

- Installed Corian-style (Avonite) countertop and backsplash with fiddle

- Installed Italian tile floors in aft head/shower (2004)

- Exterior spray shield installed to prevent sun/water entering port

- Installed rain guard over port window to allow fresh air ventilation


- FWD Head

- Installed Wilson Art countertop and base/backsplash for toilet and sink cabinet

- Installed beveled mirror above sink

- Installed hinged mirror on wall opposite the sink

- Installed Lewmar hatch with screen for added ventilation

   to compliment factory prism lighting

- Replaced sink with white oval sink from manufacturer

- Installed Whale brand faucet with shower spray

- Replaced soap tray and cups with matching white soap dispenser, cups and

   toilet paper roll holder

- Replaced wood sliding cabinet doors with mirrored doors

         SV Denali Rose on a mooring in Bonaire.
                 Sail plan for SV Denali Rose
Stern view of Denali Rose in Bonaire
            Launching Denali Rose in Curacao 
  Rudder & prop shaft of Denali Rose
              FWD HEAD: 
SALOON:  port side:
                                 SALOON: starboard side:  
(can be made retrofitted to bunk bed stateroom) 
                    HEAD:                                                                     SHOWER:
                      STBD SIDE AFT STATEROOM                    
                  PORT SIDE AFT STATEROOM