"Kindred Spirit" 

43' Morgan Center Cockpit Sloop

  • Year: 1987
  • Located in Essex, CT
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel
  • Hull #65

 Specifications, Equipment and Information:


Builder: Morgan Designer: Nelson Marek


LOA: 43' LWL: 35'4 Beam: 13'6"
Displacement: 23500 lbs Draft: 5' Bridge Clearance: 60
Ballast: 8,200 lbs


Engine(s): Diesel Engine(s) HP: 50hp Engine Model: 1987 Yanmar
Hours: 644 Cruising Speed: 7.0k @ 2500 rpm 1.3 gal/hr


Fuel: 50 g - Stainless Steel Water: 200 g - Fiberglass Holding: Two tanks:
            Forward 6 gal
            Aft      20 gal

Bow Profile




Guest Head

Aft Cabin Head


Keel Design


"Kindred Spirit" features the standard Morgan 43 layout except that the Aft Queen bed is on the centerline instead of the starboard side making the aft cabin a great master suite. There is a private head with shower and tub off this area. Moving forward is the port side companionway with hanging locker and storage.  Opposite is access to the engine room which provides
good engine access and tool/spare parts storage. Further forward to port is a fully equipped navigation station with full chart table and drawer.  The salon is light, bright and open to the galley located on the starboard. In the Main Cabin, the salon has a large centerline table, with two drop leaves, which seats 4-6 comfortably and an L-shaped settee to starboard. . The settees can be used to sleep three people, a double to port, single to starboard. Forward is a larger v-berth and guest head with shower. A new stereo/CD player is installed on the port side and there are book shelves on both sides in back of the settee.


Galley is one of the best designs found on a yacht this size. Very functional with ample storage and great access. Features include a double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water and spacious counter top space, drawer and locker storage. Refrigeration; four-burner CNG stove with oven. 
  •  Adler Barbour  refrigerator
  • Microwave oven
  • Manual fresh water system at sink
  • Stainless steel double sink
  • CNG  3 burner stove w/oven
  • Pressure hot/cold fresh water
  • 20 gallon hot water heater - engine and 120v heated

  • Autohelm ST6000 autopilot interfaced w/GPS
  • Garman GPS
  • 6 inch Danforth compass at helm
  • Wind speed indicator with AWI
  • Raytheon  radar 24 mile
  • ICOM IC-M402 VHF radio new 2005
  • ICOM Command Mic VHF radio in cockpit new 2005
  • Stereo system w CD  new in 2003  (salon) speakers in cockpit & salon.
  • Stereo system w CD  new in 2004 (aft cabin) speakers in aft cabin.
  • Depth sounder
  • Speed and distance log
  • Color 150 chart plotter with chip for Long Island Sound area.

Electrical System
  • 6 KW generator Westerbeke (307 hrs.)
  • (3) batteries
  • Two 24 D house batteries 2003
  • One Genset/Engine starting battery
  • One windlass battery located at bow 2003
  • 40 amp automatic battery charger
  • Dockside 30a electrical cable
  • One 30a electrical input

Deck Equipment
The sugar scoop transom has a delightful swim platform area with a built in swim ladder.
You will not see a nicer platform.

Hull and Deck
White hull with blue boot top & maroon cove stripe; Edson
pedestal wheel steering; double lifelines with boarding gates
port, starboard, and aft; one-year-old dodger and bimini with
full cockpit enclosure; Simpson-Lawrence Horizon 1500
electric anchor windlass; two stainless steel boarding
ladders, one stern-mounted, one side-mounted; six hatches;
four dorade vents; 11 opening ports. 

  • Two rod holders
  • Propane BBQ Grill
  • Canvas Covers on hatches & rails
  • Horseshoe & Lifesling
  • Sunscreen back of cockpit enclosure
  • Screens for all hatches
  • Cockpit table
  • One windscoop
  • Four SS dorade vents
  • 45 lb. CQR w/180' 3/8 ht. chain
  • 35lb. Danforth  with 20' chain on 200' nylon rope
  • Boarding swim ladder
  • Bimini top  (fully enclosed rain screen)
  • LoFrans electric windlass
  • Coast Guard safety package
  • Navigation lights
  • Side stanchions, solid at rear
  • Rear Arch, new 2005
  • Bow pulpit and rails
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Fenders and lines
  • Canvas for handholds (2003)
  • (4) PFD's

Engine/Mechanical Equipment

Engine room/mechanical
1987 Yanmar 50 HP fresh-water-cooled diesel engine;
fuel filters; gauges in cockpit include: water temperature, oil
pressure, tachometer & voltmeter; engine hour meter; hot water heater; three bilge pumps, two
automatic electric and one manual. 

  • (2) shower sump pumps
  • (1) manual bilge pump
  • Bilge blower
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Manual holding tanks (6gal fore & 20gal aft)
  • Racor primary and secondary fuel filters for Yanmar  & Westerbeke
  • 3 bladed folding prop
  • Stuffing box repacked 3/ 2004
  • Rudder stuffing box repacked 4/2005
  • Spare oil & fuel filters and zincs
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Complete Yanmar spare parts kit

Sails & Rigging

Sails and Rigging
Sail inventory includes mainsail with three reef points and
130% genoa, both in good condition; Hood Sea Furl roller-furling
system; Six winches including two Lewmar #48 self-tailing
genoa sheet winches, Lewmar #40 self-tailing mainsheet
winch, two mast-mounted Lewmar #16 halyard winches,  manual boom vang; aluminum mast stepped on
keel; Harken boom-mounted traveller/block system for

  • Cruise equipped
  • Main Sail  w/ two reef points
  • Cruising spinnaker/Jenniker w/sock
  • 150% Roller furling jib
  • Manual boom vang
  • Mack Stack 2003 w/lazy jacks
  • (4) self-tailing Lewmar winches, two Lewmar 52's, one Lewmar 40, one Lewmar 16
  • (2) Standard Lewmar 16 winches
  • All winches disassembled, cleaned 2003

Additional Inventory
Cockpit cushions; 3 large fenders, 6 dock lines; 45# CQR
anchor with 100' chain and 200' nylon rode; 35# CQR anchor
with 10' chain and 200' nylon rode; 6 life jackets; 2 fenderboards; 12 volt spotlight;
boat hook; flare kit; first aid kit; air horn; ship's bell;
binoculars; jack lines-port and starboard; Lifesling
man-overboard retrieval system. 

This is the very popular center cockpit version designed by Nelson Marek and manufactured by Morgan.  This hull design is very fast, maneuverable and points well.


I offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information.