Winsome | Rivolta 43' 2012

Sarasota, FL

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George Eberhard

George Eberhard has owned and operated sail and power boats for over 35 years. From club racing in the Midwest, to sailing the Great Lakes, to charter boat captain in the Caribbean, his passion for boating is very evident in the enthusiasm he brings to his brokerage career. Prior to his joining David Walters Yachts, George had a very successful career in Advertising and Marketing where he was responsible for client development and new product design.

As a professional yacht broker, George is especially attentive to client needs and expectations. One of his specialties is the extra time he spends with each client to better understand their needs. His thorough research enables him to suggest options to consider, and point out value where it exists. George's dedication and persistence allow him to help clients find just the right sail or power yacht.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Winsome
Builder: Rivolta
Model: 43 Vintage
Year: 2012
Location: Sarasota, FL
Asking Price: $139,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass

WINSOME is a beautiful Multi-Use Rivolta, Day Sailor.  Unlike most day sailors this size she has headroom and a large interior volume enabling week long cruises aboard.  She has a lifting keel that was just removed from the boat and completely rebuilt at Snead Island Boat Works in early 2020. 


Sail a Piece of History

After being forced to give up traveling the world on bigger vessels such as the carbon fiber sailboat, the RIVOLTA 90, Piero Rivolta wanted a boat that recalls the golden age of sailing, but built with modern and light material for those who can appreciate the poetry of going by sea in style, to rediscover the beauty of their surroundings.

Rivolta Yachts built the 43’ Winsome with a carbon fiber mast capable of carrying generously sized sails to enjoy the pleasure of speed. Powerful 75 HP Yanmar diesel engines will get you home on time when the winds cease. The vessel has twin rudders with a Solimar rack and pinion steering system and an ingenious hydraulic retractable keel system that allows you to access the waters of secluded coves and beautiful beaches, as well as under intercostal bridges.

Piero Rivolta is known to many as the world’s youngest CEO of an automobile manufacturing company. Iso Rivolta automobiles have inspired countless love affairs—with the cars and with the driving, garnering fans across the globe. He took that same passion and applied it to his love of the sea to create impressive sailing vessels and maxi yachts. Rivolta’s belief is that a sailing trip is comprised of three memorable moments: First, when you leave the dock for a specific destination. Second, when you are in the middle of the water and control your own destiny. Third, when you reach your ultimate destination.

If you want to control your destiny, Winsome is the sailboat for you. The goal of this vessel is purely to give you joy. Rivolta recalls many adventures on his voyages in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean. He even found inspiration on this boat, writing best-selling novels and books of poetry while tucked away at sea. More memories and adventures are ready to be made with a new owner—particularly in this prime time for planning summer getaways.

She will give you a means of escaping your daily routine and filling your heart with joy—making you proud wherever you anchor. Winsome is high-tech, fast and capable of handling shallow water. I can no longer get around very well, so I am giving up my dream. I would like to find a new owner who can truly appreciate her, which is the most important aspect of this sale.  ~ Piero Rivolta


Length: 43'
Beam: 13'
Draft: 3' 6
Water Tank Capacity: 67 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 95 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH4TCE
Power: 75 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull & Deck

  • Composite E-glass and vacuum-bagged closed cell foam core sandwich construction with vinylester resin
  • Non-skid surface on deck & cockpit
  • ISO/NPG exterior gelcoat
  • High-density core at chainplates
  • Solid laminate on centerline
  • Stringers & bulkheads per ABS standards
  • Gelcoated bilge areas
  • Shroud chainplates - stainless steel



  • Keel fin built of steel plates over a grid-type skeleton
  • Ballast keel bulb cast of lead
  • Lifting keel trunk contains under the main salon table, composite fabrication
  • Internal lifting keel fin actuated by hydraulic cylinders
  • Twin rudders with Solimar rack and pinion steering system
  • Solimar central steering column with 42" wheel


Deck Hardware & Rigging

  • Winches- all winches are Harken winches
  • Primary Winch - B44.2 electric winch, for jib and spinnaker halyards, main halyard. Mounted on aft end of cabin trunk
  • Mainsheet Winch - B44.2 electric, mounted of-center to starboard aft of helm seat
  • Hardware- Harken black anodized
  • Jib - Manual under-deck furling jib system, Furlex
  • Mast - Carbon fiber by Offshore Spars with LED lights on top
  • Rod rigging
  • Flagstaff with socket
  • Aluminum mast collar
  • Vang- Internally strengthened lug for boomvang
  • Roller furling
  • Harken hardware
  • Deck hatches as specified by Solimar
  • SS "Herreshoff"- style cleats
  • SS hawse holes, Stephens Waring's design
  • SS rails & Stanchions
  • Lifelines with gates
  • Custom SS anchor roller with loop for spinnaker
  • Anchor with chain and rode



  • Yanmar 75 hp diesel saildrive
  • 3-blade fixed propeller
  • Vernalift muffler
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Seawater intake strainer with bronze ballvalve
  • 95-gal aluminum fuel tank with gauge
  • SS deck fill and vent
  • Insulated engine compartment
  • 3-way engine compartment access
  • Engine compartment light



  • Custom AC/DC breaker panel
  • (2) 8D AGM house batteries in aluminum frame
  • (1) GP27 AGM engine start battery
  • (3) battery select switches
  • 1000-watt Truepower inverter
  • Battery charger
  • 30 A shorepower
  • Anchor windlass - Lofrans 1000
  • Cockpit courtesy lights
  • Interior courtesy lights
  • LED overhead interior lights
  • Reading lights in berths
  • Exhaust fan to head & shower
  • Stereo with (4) speakers
  • LED navigation lights
  • 12v powerports P&S settee
  • 12v powerport aft sunpad
  • Boarding system
  • Alarm & safety equipment



  • 67-gal freshwater supply
  • P&S aluminum water tanks with gauges
  • Fresh water pump with pressure tank
  • Scandvik faucets & shower
  • Stainless steel sinks
  • (4) bilge pumps with float switches
  • Shower sump with pump & float switch
  • Bronze thru-hulls with ball valves
  • Electric head with macerator
  • Blackwater tank with deck pump-out
  • Y valve for overboard discharge
  • SS deck & cockpit scuppers
  • 11-gal water Isotherm heater
  • Techma electric head
  • Separate shower compartment



  • Custom "top load" Isotherm refrigerator
  • Toaster oven
  • Dual counter-top cabinets
  • Two burner propane stove
  • Two compartment SS sink
  • Under-counter storage
  • (4) drawer storage compartment


Interior Decor

  • Cedar-lined teak lockers
  • Engineered teak flooring
  • V berth surfaces gelcoated
  • Foam mattresses
  • P&S settee upholstery
  • Gelcoat finish on all unspecified surfaces
  • Interior solid teak trim


Exterior Details

  • Solid teak cabin-top perimeter trim on deckhouse
  • Solid teak cockpit coaming caps
  • Solid teak shear cap
  • Companionway slider with hardcover
  • Solid teak trim on deckhouse hatches
  • (9) flush portlights with solid teak trim (non-opening)