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Icelander 43

Brief details


various: some boats built professionally, other home built

The Icelander 43 is a modern fast cruising cutter designed by Hywel Price of Bristol, who has specialised in multi-chine long-distance cruising designs for construction in steel or ply. She has shallow draught, with a centreboard to provide good windward performance.


42' 10"

Sail area

990 sq ft main and genoa


36' 4"




12' 10"


Forecabin, saloon and aft cabin


4' 7" to 7' 7" with centreboard down




23,000 lbs


inboard diesel


7,000 lbs


45 - 60

Keel type

Fin keel with centreboard and spade rudder

Icelander 43

The Icelander 43 has a multi-chine hull built of steel or marine ply. The hull has a moderately long, shallow fin keel with 3,500 kgs of integral lead ballast and a profiled lifting centreplate. There is a semi-balanced profiled spade rudder.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Hywel Price, whose background included aircraft maintenance and repair, and later theatre set building, ran a boatbuilding yard in the Floating Dock at Bristol. He also sailed some of his boats, including the 35' 'McArthur', in which he started (but did not complete) the 1976 singlhanded transatlantic race. He died in 2012 aged 83.

Icelander 43
Icelander 43

Accommodation layouts may vary: this shows the seven-berth accommodation on the example illustrated here

Icelander 43

The forecabin is a large en-suite double cabin with lots of locker space, plenty of room to stand and dress, plus a comfortable seat.

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Below: The en-suite heads has a fore and aft aligned marine WC, washbasin, and a sit down shower which drains into the bilge.

(Not shown is the second heads compartment, which is similarly fitted, except that the marine WC is orientated athwartships: this heads compartment also contains the valve gear and manual pump for the holding tank)

above - owners photograph
showing yacht under sail

Icelander 43

The saloon has a central table, the base of which houses the centreboard lifting mechanism, and settee berths plus pilot berths on both sides. The galley is to starboard, and the door to the chart room/aftcabin is to port

Icelander 43
Icelander 43


Icelander 43

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