1987 Nauticat 43 Motorsailer



1987 Nauticat 43

Berthed in a transferable slip in the famed Marina de La Paz, SV Tally Ho is a 1987 Nauticat Motorsailer Ketch with three cabins and 2 heads that can take you comfortably and safety around the Sea of Cortez and beyond. Sparkman & Stephens designed and build by Siltala Yachts, the raised pilot house with dual steering stations keeps you safe in all matter of seas and conditions. Outfit with all the cruising gear you need and want; this Sea of Cortez veteran is looking for new owners to continue the Cruising Dream.

Strong, Safe & Dependable. Not all cruising is raising the sails and sailing downwind at 6 knots. Wouldn’t that be nice! There are many days of no wind, too much wind, or from the wrong direction – this is where Tally Ho shines. She has a dependable and robust 90 HP engine to take you where you want to go when others choose to stay put. Did I mention comfort? She has a raised enclosed pilot house salon with a helm station and windows for 360-degree views out of the elements on those “Not-so-perfect days.” Her sail plan allows for safe and easy sailing in all conditions, with all lines leading to the safety of the cockpit. Strong, safe, dependable – isn’t that what you want?

Upgrades and Gear Highlights:

* Northern Lights 8K Generator
* Ford Lehman 90Hp with 1300hrs
* New House Battery Bank of 8-6v Batteries (2024)
* Stainless-Steel exhaust elbow for Northern Light generator. (2024)
* All around solid stainless-steel handrail to replace the lifelines.
* Achilles 10′ RIB with 15Hp Mercury and 2.5Hp Honda
* Full Boat Awning for Mexico Summers!
* Spectra 12v Water Maker
* Dinghy Davits
* 390W of Solar

Engine Make Ford Lehman Engine Model Super 90
Total Power 90hp
Engine Hours 1300
Propeller Type 3 Blade Propeller Material Bronze

Cruising Speed 6kn
Max Speed 9kn
Range 1500nm

Length Overall 42.75ft
Max Bridge Clearance 65.58ft
Max Draft 6.25ft
Beam 13.83ft
Cabin Headroom 6.42ft
Length at Waterline 32.83ft

Fresh Water Tank 2 X 110 Gal (Stainless Steel)
Fuel Tank 2 X 130 Gal (Stainless Steel)

Anchor #1: Spade 80 with 300′ of 3/8″ galvanized chain.
Anchor #2: Danforth 22lbs. stern anchor with 10′ of chain.
Maxwell 12V with UP/DOWN deck switches.


Life Raft: Viking ISO9650, 6 PAX, manufactured in 2019. Needs service (expired 2022).

Life Jackets: (3) inflatables, (6) non-inflatables.
Harnesses: (2).
(1) Horse Shoe type IV throwable PFD.
(1) Throwable cushion type IV PFD.
MOB pole.
(4) handheld flares – expired 03/21.
EPIRB – ACR RLB-41 (Battery good until 03/28).
1st aid kit – Home made.
Fire Extinguishers: (1) automatic Halon in the engine room. (8) different types and sizes.
Radar reflector.
High-Water alarm.
CO detector.
Smoke/Fire alarm.
LPG solenoid.


Ketch rig with in-mast furling mainsail and self-tacking stay-sail.
Main mast is stepped on keel.
The Mizzen is not in-mast furling.
Both genoa and stay-sail are on furling systems.

Rigging: 1X19 Stainless-steel wire – age unknown.

DOYLE mainsail (2016) has full vertical battens – Good condition.
140% furling genoa – Good condition.
Asymmetric spinnaker in a sock – Good condition.
Mizzen in fair condition.
Light wind jib (Code-D) with its own infinity loop furling system – Excellent condition.

In the cockpit:
(1) Lewmar 30, self-tailing, 2 speed – good condition.
(2) Lewmar 52, self-tailing, 2 speed – good condition.
(2) Lewmar 1 speed – good condition.
On the mast:
(2) Lewmar 30, self-tailing, 2 speed – good condition.
On the boom:
(1) Anders 20, self-tailing, 1 speed – good condition.

Electrical Equipment
Shore Power Inlet 125V/30amp
Generator Northern Light M753 – 8kW
Inverter Freedom 25

Depthsounder Raymarine
Radar Raymarine
Log-Speedometer Raymarine
Wind Speed and Direction Raymarine
Repeater(s) All Outdoor Screens Are Also In The Indoor Helm Station
TV Set Polaroid Small Flat Screen VCR Samsung
Plotter (2) Raymarine C120
DVD Player Samsung
Autopilot Raymarine
Radio Jensen
Compas Suunto
GPS Raymarine
Cockpit Speakers
2 VHF Raymarine

AIS – Transmit & receive.
SSB Radio – Kenwood TKM 707.

Inside Equipment
Electric Bilge Pump 2
Oven Force 10 – 3 Burners
Manual Bilge Pump Several
Microwave Oven Sharp Carousel II
1 Marine Head Lavac Zenith
Heating Espar D4L Hydronic Diesel Heater
1 Chemical Head
Hot Water Torid TA12
Refrigerator Seafrost 12V Fresh
Water Maker Spectra MPC-5000
12V Deep Freezer Engel 12/110 MT35F
Sea Water Pump Electric
12V Battery Charger Heart Interface – Freedom 25
3 ca ins

Outside Equipment
Cockpit Shower
Bow Shower
Outboard Engine Brackets 2
Davit(s) Stainless-Steel Radar Reflector
Wind Generator Air Breeze
Tender Achilles 10′ RIB
Solar Panel 3 X 130W
Liferaft Viking, 6 PAX, Manufactured 2019, Needs Service
Cockpit Cushions

About Boat Buying in Mexico:
Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you the State Sales Tax and the boat is already where you want to start Cruising. When buying a boat in Mexico, all of the title transfer paperwork and escrow account fund transfers are handled in the United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience and peace of mind.