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1979 Hatteras 43 Convertible Description

"Second Love III" was purchased new by Ross Swygert and has stayed in the family since new. She was built with the same options as Hatteras Yachts demonstrator yacht HATTERASCAL in 1979. She has had many upgrades over the years including repowering her with QSM11 Cummins, Northlights generator, Glassing in the front windows, Framless side windows, Shaft Tubes, Custom Marlin Tower, Custom fish box and a full Awlcraft paint job to name a few. Her QSM11s push her easily at 26 kts burning 45 GPH.

The family also owns Ross Marine, the Southeast's premiere yacht repair facility, and her condition reflects the family's quality workmanship. She has won multiple SC Governor's Cup Tournaments through the years and continues to raise fish!

For more information contact listing broker DAVID COPLESTON:

Mobile 843-670-2183 | Office: 843-577-3470 | dcopleston@hmy.com

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Name: Second Love III
Current Price: $139,000
Year: 1979
Engine Model: QSM-11
Length: 43 ft
Gross Weight: 41000 lbs
Hull Material: Fiberglass
State: SC
Draft: 4' 2"
Fuel Capacity: 470 Gallons
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Manufacturer: Cummins
Beam: 14' 6"
Max Speed: 30 KN
City: Charleston
Country: US

1979 Hatteras 43 Convertible Vessel Overview


  • 2015 Re-paneled the interior
  • Centerline Salon door

  • 2017 Sofa cushions
  • Custom starboard sofa with rod storage below

  • Custom Port sofa with 6 tackle drawers below

  • 4 Overhead lights

  • Sony stereo/CD player

  • 2 Overhead hand rails

  • CruisAir SMXII air conditioning controls


  • Galley in, down to port, with a countertop running along portside of companionway

  • Kenmore microwave

  • Stainless steel sink

  • 2018 Whirlpool standup refrigerator/freezer

  • Stove with electric cooktop

Master Stateroom

  • Master Stateroom to starboard featuring twin berths with nightstand in between and drawer storage below

  • Hanging locker

  • 2 Reading lights

  • 1 Overhead light

  • Carpeting

  • AC Control knob

  • Ensuite access to Head

  • Hatch with screen


  • Located forward of Master Stateroom to port

  • Companionway and Master Stateroom door access

  • Stand-up shower with light

  • Vanity with stainless steel sink

  • 2017 Toilet

  • 2017 PVC teak flooring

  • Vanity lighting

  • Overhead light

Bow Stateroom Forward

  • Spacious V-berth

  • Hanging locker to port

  • Stainless Steel sink to starboard

  • Drawer storage below bunks

  • Carpeting

  • Hatch with screen


  • Raymarine E120 GPS open array radar and sounder mounted in a custom teak pod on starboard side of Helm

  • Icom IC-502 VHF

  • White Captain's Helm chair with cushions

  • Port bench seat

  • Forward bench seat with storage below

  • 2018 Flybridge bench cushions

Marlin Tower

  • 2001 Custom Marlin Tower with fiberglass hardtop

  • 4 Clearing rod holders in tower leg

  • Rupp Marine triple spreader outriggers

  • Rupp Marine center rigger

  • 5 Rod holders in bridge rail


  • 4 Gunnel-mounted rod holders

  • Transom door and gate

  • 2001 Custom insulated top-loading fishbox

  • Starboard tackle cabinet with bait freezer, sink, 4 tackle drawers

  • Fresh and saltwater washdowns

  • Release Marine fighting chair with cover

  • 2018 Cockpit nonskid

  • Cockpit is 110 sq. ft.

Hull and Deck

  • 2001 Full Awlcraft paint job, hull and topsides

  • No bow rail

  • 2 Bow cleats, 4 spring cleats, Cockpit cleats with hawse pipes in gunnel

  • Bow pulpit with anchor

  • 2001 Frameless windows in port, starboard and aft Salon

  • 2001 Forward windows have been glassed-in

  • 2017 Bottom Paint


  • 2001 Northern Lights generator with 1055 hours

  • Pro Mariner 30 amp battery charger

  • (4) 8D batteries with covers

  • Hatteras AC and DC distribution panels located port forward in Salon


  • 2001 Twin Cummins QSM-11's, 635hp - 1565 hours

  • 2 Cummins digital displays at Helm

  • Engine synchronizer, low idle and cruise 1 and 2 switches at Helm

  • 2018 Flushed the cooling systems on main engines
  • 2017 Fall engine/ generator service - impellers, oil, oil filters and fuel filters
  • Dual lever controls

  • 2012 Shaft Tubes
  • Bennett trim tabs

  • Engine Room access in Salon floor

  • Racor fuel filters for gen and mains

  • Fire Boy FE 241 Manual/Auto fire system

  • 2016 New blower for salon AC
  • SurFlo freshwater pump

  • Centerline water tank with gauge in top

  • 2 Fuel tanks port and starboard under Cockpit with hatches in Cockpit to access individual gauges on top of tank and the fill & return lines

  • Total fuel is 470 gallons

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

Hatteras Yachts

Hatteras Yachts has led the industry for more than 50 years in the production of luxury motor yachts and sportfishing convertible yachts. Based in North Carolina, USA, Hatteras Yachts revolutionized the boatbuilding industry after making the first fiberglass yacht over 40 feet. Ever since that initial breakthrough vessel, Hatteras Yachts has been dedicated to passionately creating boats that confidently cut through the waters and give their owners the ultimate experience. Currently, Hatteras develops its exclusive brand in its amazing shipyard with over 280,000 square feet of fabrication space for its top-level naval designers, architects, engineers, craftsman, carpenters, and more to produce the finest yachts on the water.

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