Boat Details

43 Spindrift Pilothouse Cutter



Yacht World Number: 2954794
Located in La Paz, BCS, Mexico
Year: 1981
Hull Material: Fiberglass

“Milagro” is a 1981 – 43’ Spindrift Cutter Rigged Sailboat. She is a Ron Amy design, heavy built, full keel, blue water, fast, double ender, passagemaker designed to sail anywhere, a true, uncompromised world cruiser, while at the same time possessing an elegant and functional, solid teak interior. A boat with this quality interior would virtually be impossible to build today. She has been lovingly maintained and improved by her owner, which now reluctantly offers her up for sale. She features 2 private cabins, a comfortable salon, and a U-shaped galley. She is a serious, ocean going vessel with an unusual amount of
storage, living space, tankage and range, making her an ideal live-aboard as well.

Located in the heart of the world’s best cruising grounds. La Paz, Mexico, the gateway to the Sea of Cortez. Dozens of gorgeous anchorages with white sand beaches, crystal clear warm turquoise water, many within a days sail to downtown La Paz.

The Company 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 prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

La Paz Yachts
Division of Mazatlan Marine Center
Tom & Cindy
Marina de la Paz
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000

Toll-free 1-855-225-2729
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Full Specs


Keel: Full


LOA: 54 ft 7 in

Beam: 12 ft 11 in

LWL: 35 ft 6 in

Length on Deck: 42 ft 6 in

Minimum Draft: 6 ft 6 in

Ballast: 10043 lbs

Headroom: 6 ft 5 in


Total Power: 80 HP

Engine 1:

Engine Brand: Ford Lehman

Engine Model: 4-cyl, naturally aspired

Engine Type: Inboard

Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Engine Hours: 4566

Engine Power: 80 HP


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (237 Gallons)

Fuel Tanks: 2 (300 Gallons)

Holding Tanks: 1 (40 Gallons)


The companionway is offset to starboard, a spiral staircase leads down to the spacious salon with an inside steering station, engine gauges and controls to starboard.  To Port there is a lovely large teak table with a U-shaped settee.

Forward and down two steps into a U-shaped galley to port with ample refrigerator and freezer, propane stove top and oven, a double stainless steel sink, and an amazing amount of storage.

Forward to Starboard is the head, with a Crown Head II, freshwater flush, macerator toilet, with electronic controls, and a self contained, standup shower, with electric shower sump.

Continuing forward and stepping up a step is the forward berth, with two hanging lockers, drawers under the bed.  Also located under the bed is the forward air conditioner, and the hidden safe for storing valuables while underway.

The aft cabin features a double berth to starboard and a large step in closet.  Again the amount of storage available is astounding.

The auxiliary engine, and the generator is accessed under the salon sole, through two large hinged, self supporting hatches.

The interior features outstanding solid teak woodwork of the highest caliber throughout.

  • 6 – 12 volt High Volume Fans for efficient Ventilation
  • 2 – Brass, Very Attractive, Classic, Ships Clock, one with chimes
  • 2 – Brass, Very Attractive, Classis, Barameters (Proven to be accurate)
  • 2 – Classic Hanging Oil Lamps


  • U-Shaped Galley, double stainless steel sinks, single control faucet
  • Custom Built, Unique, Stained, Poured in place Stained Concrete Counter Tops
  • Amazing abundance of storage in beautiful teak cabinets and drawers
  • Refrigeration – Grunert – ¼ hp belt driven compressor with 2 large holdover plates to form the refrigerator and unusually large freezer.  Front and top access on refrigerator
  • In addition as a separate system – mechanical engine driven compressor utilizing the same holding plates
  • Carel Electronic Thermostat Controls
  • Force 10 Gourmet Galley, 3 burner gimbaled stove and oven
  • 2 – 20 lbs, solenoid controlled propane system, with one additional aluminum tank
  • Sea-B-Que Exterior Propane Grille in Cockpit, supplied by same Propane System
  • 12-cup Cuisinart Coffee Maker with Secure Enclosure
  • GE Stainless Steel Microwave Oven

Navigation and electronics

  • 2 – Raymarine E120 Navigation Displays (Networked together through a Raymarine Seatalk hs network switch)( one at Main Helm) one at Nav Station)
  • Map chip covering California Coast all the way down to South America
  • Displays wired to display AIS targets receive by Standard Horizon VHF radio
  • Raymarine Radar Scanner RD 425 48nm range
  • Raymarine DSM 300 with Airmar 600 watt Depth Transducer
  • Auto Pilot:  ST70 Color Autopilot Control Head
  • Raymarine Smart Pilot X-30 Corepack Course Computer with Compass
  • Raymarine Type 3 Heavy Volume, Auto Pilot Hydraulic Pump
  • Raymarine Smart Controller – Auto Pilot Handheld Remote Control
  • Display and Auto Pilot Control Head mounted in NavPod Instrument Housing
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind Speed and Direction Instrument
  • Interphase Twinscope Forward Looking Sonar
  • Icom IC-M710 MF/HF Marine Transceiver Single Side Band Radio reprogramed to include Ham
  • SCG – SG 230 microprocessor controlled Automatic Antenna Tuner
  • SCS – PTC-IIPro Pactor Controller.  Has been used with Sailmail
  • Complete with KISS – SSB Simple Ground Plane Counterpoise
  • ACR Global Fix 406 mhz EPIRB with internal GPS
  • Horizon AM-FM tape deck radio with separate Pioneer 12 disc player and changer
  • VHF – Standard Horizon GX 2150 with AIS Receiver, located at Nav Station with remote mike, speaker and PA system located at main helm station
  • Intercepter TV/FM 12V Power Antenna System
  • 1 – 32” widescreen TV with WD TV Network Streaming
  • 1 – 21” TV with WD TV Digital Converter
  • Danforth Constellation Compass at each helm station


  • New House and Starter Batteries 2/2016
  • House Bank Batteries: 6 – Lead Acid Golf Cart Batteries wired for 12 volts
  • Starter Batteries: 2 – Size 27 Main Engine
  • 1 – Size 24 Generator
  • 30 amp 120 volt service from shore
  • Pro Mariner Prosafe Galvanic Isolator
  • West Marine Battery Combiner 150
  • Victron BMV-600S 12V Battery Monitoring and Energy Management System
  • 3 – Kyocera 120 Watt Solar Panels
  • Solar Boost 50Amp Photovoltaic Charge Controller with remote monitor
  • Balmar High Output 100 amp engine driven alternator
  • Controlled by Balmar Smart Charge Regulator ARS-4
  • Battery Chargers:  Sterling Smart 60 amp charger w/ remote monitor at Nav Station
  • Lewco Silicone Diode Marine Battery Charger 20 amp
  • Heart Interface Energy Management System 1800 watt Inverter – Converter, complete with remote monitoring system
  • 2 – Xantrex Digital Echo Chargers for maintaining Starter Batteries
  • Generators:  Northern Lights M673 6kw Diesel Powered Marine Generator
  • KISS High Output Wind Generator – Total new rebuild and Paint 3/2016 New
  • Carbon Fiber Blades wired with 2 amp gauges just for the wind generator
  • 2 – 12,000 BTU Wabasta Central Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning/Heating
  • System, ducted throughout the entire boat


  • Prop:  3 blade 22×18
  • Shaft:   1-1/2” diameter stainless steel
  • Heavy Duty Vibration Dampener
  • Transmission:  1-1/2 to 1 Borg Warner Velvet Drive with controls at each helm station
  • QuickDrain Oil Change System plumbed to serve both the main engine and the generator
  • Built in Fuel Polishing and pressure purge system
  • Raycor 500 Series Fuel Filter and Water Separator
  • Par Flange Mount Bilge Blower on separate circuit
  • Hydraulic Steering at each helm station for superior sailing capacities
  • Bilge Pumps:
    Primary – Rule – 3700 gph float switch controlled
    w/ Aqualarm Bilge Pump Monitor and Pump Count
    Secondary – Jabsco Positive Displacement 10.87 gpm float switch controlled
    Bilge Pump and float switch trolley system for easy access
    Whale Manual Gusher w/ stainless steel handle
  • Tankage systems:
    2 – Fuel Tanks (total 300 gallons), sight gauge monitoring
    Fuel Range: According to Specs 2180 Miles approx.
    2 – Freshwater tanks (total 237 gallons)
    Xintex Water Tank Level Monitoring System both tanks
    AquaMarine Reverse Osmosis (Watermaker) System
    Rebuilt in 2013 – 1 hp AC Electric Motor – makes approx. 30 gallons per hour
    Presently Pickled
    Comes with a spare RO Membrane and an abundance of filters
    1 – Holding tank (total 40 gallons) with electric macerator discharge pump

Deck and hull

  • Nilsson Heavy Duty Vertical Shaft Electric Anchor Windless w/recent rebuild
  • 60# CQR Type Anchor
  • 325’ – 3/8” Galvanized Anchor Chain
  • 45# CQR Type Stainless Steel Anchol
  • Fortress FX-23 Aluminum Spare Anchor
  • 16# Fortress Style Stern Anchor
  • Abundance of standby or reserve anchor line virtually new
  • Heavy Duty Dingly Davits
  • 12’ Allianz Hypolon Hard Bottom Inflatable Dingy w/ black full length chaps
  • 9.9 hp Suzuki 4 Stroke Outboard
  • New Bottom Job (Feb 2016) (4-1/2 years on previous)
  • New paint on Decks (April 2016)
  • New paint on Teak (April 2016)
  • Bimini, recent custom built
  • Dodger
  • Full Cockpit Enclosure, new never used
  • Full cabin coverage Awning


  • Sail Area:  1141 sf
  • Main Sail track is by Tide Marine
  • Tide Marine Sail Slide System allows the easiest, most efficient sail management system
  • Newly cut and stitched Main Sail to accommodate the Tide Marine Sail Track
  • 2 – point single line reefing system laid back to electric winch
  • Mainsail Halyard laid back to electric winch
  • Rigid Boom Vang control line laid back to electric winch
  • Profurl roller furling on both jib and staysails
  • Custom made self stowing Lazy Jack System
  • Loose Foot Gennaker light air sail
  • Extendable Spinnaker Pole
  • Winches: (10 Total)
    1 – Lewar Ocean Electric Winch Model 40-111  (Controls Main Halyard, 2 point single line reefing system, rigid boom vang control, and single line lift for dingy)
    2 – Cathay Model 26 ST (Cockpit)(Jib)
    2 – Cathay Model 28 ST (Cockpit)(Staysail)
    1 – Cathay Model 24 ST (Cockpit)(Mainsheet)
    1 – Cathay Model 26 ST (Mast)(Main Halyard)
    1 – Cathay Model 22  (Mast) Spinnaker Halyard)
    1 – Cathqy Model 24 ST (Mast)(Jib Halyard)
    1 – Spindrift Model 24 ST (Mast)(Staysail Halyard)
  • Rigging:: Rigged as a Cutter-Sloop
    2 – Shrouds replaced new Feb 2016
    New replacement standing rigging onboard as spare parts


  • 1 – DBC 6 Person Inflatable Liferaft with Fiberglass Enclosure on Foredeck
  • 2 – Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)
  • 4 – Personal Flotation Devices
  • 1 – Removable and Stowable Jackline System
  • 1 – Heavy Duty Elastic Teather
  • 1 – Lifesling Overboard Rescue System
  • 2 – Olin Marine Signal Kit with Flaregun and an abundance of handheld flares
  • 1 – Sentry Safe – Hidden to protect valuables underway, electronically operated safe
  • Stryker Wireless Remote Controlled Search Light mounted in front of jib sail on bow sprit
  • Fully Equipped Ditch Bag

Additional Equipment

  • 5 – Volume Set of well organized manuals for systems onboard, installation, maintenance, and operations, along with owner prepared wiring diagrams and system details and Original Boat Construction Drawings and Specs
  • Splendide Condenser Washer and Dryer, installed and plumbed permanently in its own cabinet
  • Built-in Oiless Compressor (Hooka Type) Dive Compressor plumbed to two outlets in cockpit
  • Library of Sailing Books and Novels