Specifications

Name: 43 Sport Fisherman
Length: 43'9"
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 543 gals.
Model Years: 1995—1996
Draft: 3'6"
Beam: 15'9"
Water Capacity: 120 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The second Post 43 model (the original Post 43 ran from 1984 to 1989) is essentially the same boat as the Post 44, the boat she replaced in 1995, but with an updated, much-improved interior. Like all Posts, the 43 rides on a low-deadrise hull with moderate beam and a shallow keel for directional stability. With her sharp entry and flat aftersections, the 43 is quick to accelerate and a fast boat across the water. Below, the expansive salon of the Post 43 is much larger than the earlier 44, the result of space saved by eliminating one of the heads. A full dinette is forward in the salon, and a serving counter overlooks the mid-level galley. An island berth dominates the large master stateroom, and solid teak cabinets, plush furnishings, and vinyl overheads highlight the interior. Traditionally, Post models have had compact engine rooms, but by locating the fuel tanks aft in the 43—rather than between the engines—headroom is increased and serviceability enhanced. Additional features include a superb helm console, excellent storage, cockpit engine room access, and a transom door. A fast ride with optional 535hp 6V-92s, she’ll cruise in the high 20s and reach a top speed of about 30 knots.

Specifications

Name: 43 Sport Fisherman
Length: 43'8"
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 500/550 gals.
Model Years: 1984—1989
Draft: 3'6"
Beam: 15'9"
Water Capacity: 120 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Post 43 is an updated version of the classic Post 42 Sport Fisherman (1975–83) with a revised interior and a slightly larger cockpit. Introduced in 1984, she rides on a low-deadrise, semi-V hull with a deeper forefoot than the 42 as well as a second spray rail and increased transom deadrise—changes that contribute to improved head-sea performance and a measurably improved ride. Below, her two-stateroom layout is a blend of traditional teak woodwork, quality furnishings, and designer fabrics. A centerline pedestal berth dominates the forward stateroom, while the guest stateroom is arranged with stacked single berths. The galley is down, across from the guest cabin, and the salon includes an L-shaped convertible settee and a full teak entertainment center forward. Topside, a molded tackle center (which serves as a base for the bridge ladder), in-deck fish boxes, and transom door were standard in the cockpit. Note that the Post 43 III—introduced in 1989—included several standard equipment updates. Twin 485hp 6-71s cruise the Post 43 in the mid 20s with a top speed of 27–28 knots. Optional 550hp 6V92s cruise in the high 20s and reach a top speed around 30 knots.