Prairie Oyster | Jeanneau 43 2003

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Yacht Name: Prairie Oyster
Builder: Jeanneau
Model: Sun Odyssey DS
Year: 2003
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Prairie Oyster was designed by Philippe Briand and the Jeanneau Design team to cruise in comfort without giving up performance.  She has recently undergone a substantial refit and is ready for her next adventure. The design features large windows providing good visibility and lots of natural light below with a spacious interior. Her sail handling design is easy for a cruising couple to handle.  A well built yacht in good condition making her a must see if you are looking for a great value in a cruising live aboard.


Length: 43
Beam: 13' 8
Draft: 6' 6
Water Tank Capacity: 146 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 53 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Power: 75 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


Prairie Oyster is a Two, three or four cabin depending on how you configure her. She is currently set up as a three cabin interior.  The third cabin is being used for storage She is a comfortable cruising vessel with good light down below offering good storage for long periods aboard. Starting forward the V berth is spacious with good ventilation and storage. Aft to starboard there is an over under set of berths (current third cabin) This cabin is being used for storage for her current owners.  It's also a great cabin for children.  To port adjacent to the over under cabin is the forward head and shower.

The main salon is bright with natural light and comfortable. To port are two over stuffed seats separated by the navigation table, good storage outboard and under the seats. To starboard is the dining table with U shaped settee. Good storage outboard and under the settee. The galley is aft and to starboard with double sink, excellent counter space, top loading refrigerator freezer and three burner cook top and oven.  The salon floor is laminated teak and holly.  Aft to starboard is one of two access doors to the aft cabin.  The second entrance is to port through the galley.  This large full beam cabin is currently configured with one large berth for maximum comfort and great privacy. This cabin has excellent light and ventilation along with good storage. There are six opening ports for great cross ventilation. Forward of the aft cabin to port is the second head with separate shower.



  • Force 10 3 burner cook top with oven
  • Electric Frigoboat freezer/fridge (New 2016)
  • Double basin sink
  • Cutlery/Crockery/Utensils
  • Insignia Microwave (New 2016)
  • Pressurized fresh water system, Flo Jet 4305 40 PSI 4.5GPM
  • Seawater foot pump in galley



  • 1 manual Jabsco head
  • 1 electric Jabsco head (New 2016)
  • 2 sinks
  • 2 showers, one stand alone with glass door, plus transom shower



  • Blue vinyl upholstery (New 2017)
  • Teak laminated marine sole
  • Curtains, sunblock, for all windows (new)
  • Navigation station
  • U shaped large dining table
  • 23" Smart TV (New 2016)
  • DVD (New 2016)
  • Fans



Hull construction is solid GRP, deck cored with textured GRP, teak trim in cockpit and stern swim platform. Spade rudder with modified bulb fin keel



  • Cruise Air DTU1600 AC (New 2017)
  • Hitachi 80 Amp alternator
  • 1 AGM start engine battery, 100 Ah
  • 3 AGM house batteries, 300 Ah
  • KISAE Abso Pure Sine Wave 2000W inverter/charger 55A (New 2017)
  • Shore power cord, 50’
  • Voltage 120V /12V
  • 40 watt solar panel with regulator



  • Racor 500FG primary fuel filter, with secondary filter and water separator
  • Kanzake Transmission, reverse gear transmission, 2.63:1 Ratio
  • Lofrans Electric windlass 1000W
  • Yanmar 4JH3E 75HP, hours unknown
  • 3 Blade Fixed Prop 
  • Pressurized fresh water system, Flo Jet 4305 self priming 40 PSI 4.5GPM
  • Hot water heater (new element)
  • Shower on transom


Hull & Deck

  • All lines led aft
  • Swim Ladder
  • Life lines/Pulpit and Pushpit gate at stern
  • Dodger and Bimini with connector
  • Cockpit table
  • Magma Grill
  • Solar panel located on cabin top
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Goit Aluminum destroyer wheel



  • Plastimo Compass
  • Raymarine i70s, new depth, speed and wind sensors (New 2016)
  • Standard Horizon VHF (New 2016)
  • Raymarine Auto Pilot ST6001
  • RADIO/CD: Kenwood (New 2016)
  • Garmin GPS Map 7406 (New 2017)



  • 7/19 Stainless wire, swage fittings
  • Sparcraft mast and boom, aluminum
  • Sloop rigged
  • Running rigging, cored braided line
  • In mast furling system
  • Profurl genoa
  • Boom vang



  • Main Neil Pryde, 2009
  • Genoa Neil Pryde 130%, 2009



  • Genoa winches:(2)Harken 48, 2 Speed,Self Tailing
  • Cabin top winches:(2)Harken 44, 2 Speed,Self Tailing


Ground Tackle

  • Primary anchor: Delta Plow 45# 250' 3/8" chain
  • Secondary anchor: Fluke 30' 3/8" chain and 3/4" rode
  • Lofrans Electric windlass 1000W


Safety Equipment

  • Horn
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 manual Whale Gulper, 1 manual Thirsty Mate, 1 12v electric with float
  • Navigation lights
  • 7 Dock lines
  • 4 Fenders
  • Boathook
  • Life Jackets


Recent Upgrades

  • Air Conditioner: Cruise Air DTU1600 (Sept 2017)
  • Inverter/Charger: KISAE 2000W Abso Pure Sine Wave (Dec 2017)
  • Potable Water Pump: Flo Jet 4305 Self Priming 40 PSI 4.5GPM (Dec 2017)
  • Microwave: Insignia 0.7 cu ft (Dec 2016)
  • TV: Vizio Smart TV (Oct 2016)
  • DVD: Sylvania (Mar 2016)
  • Wind/Depth/Speed Instrument: Raymarine i70s, new depth, speed and wind sensor (Oct
  • 2016)
  • Electric Head: Jabsco 29200-0120 (Oct 2016)
  • VHF Radio: Standard Horizon Explorer series with remote mic (Oct 2016)
  • Radio: Kenwood (Oct 2016)
  • Navigation: Garmin GPS Map 7406 (Oct 2016)
  • Icebox: Frigoboat Electric Compressor (Oct 2016)
  • Engine Cooling System: Removed and acid cleaned (Dec 2016)
  • Main salon upholstery (Dec 2017)
  • Master Cabin: Reconfigured with real mattress, king size (Dec 2016)
  • New Salon Curtains
  • New Deck Pillows