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Asking: $225,000 (USD)

Location: Bocas del Toro, Panama (Carib)

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S/V Always is a Panama based FP Belize 43 Catamaran for sale by owner

This Boat Owner requires financial settlement only ... trades will not be considered!!

The Belize 43 sailing catamaran is one of the most popular cruising catamarans of all time. It’s the perfect boat – fast, safe, comfortable and fun. Easy to handle for a couple, yet spacious for entertaining family and friends or taking on additional crew for passages. It is well known for its superior sailing capabilities in all weather, ease of handling and unparalleled cruising comfort.

S/V Always is fine example of a Belize 43, as this is a one-owner cruising catamaran that has been loved, cared for, and maintained by the present owner.

It is with a very heavy heart that I announce that Always & All Ways, our 2004 Belize 43, is for sale. We ordered her new from France, took delivery in the BVI, sailed her to Belize where we had her in charter with TMM for 5 years, did extensive refit in 2008/9 for live aboard, then did live aboard for 1 1/2 years. For the past many years we have been dividing our time between our house in Panama and cruising the Western Caribbean in her.

We now have grandchildren and a summer cottage in NH and as a result have been spending less and less time on our boat. We have come to the conclusion that you cannot maintain a boat like this for only 1-2 months a year which is about what we have had lately. Rather than let her deteriorate from lack of use/maintenance, we have decided to sell her now.

For those who are not familiar with the Belize 43, she is one of Fountaine-Pajot’s best sailing cats. She is long enough for open ocean passages and small enough for 2 to handle. With her high bridge deck and well shaped hulls, she sails fast. We routinely see 9 kts and have topped out at 11.5 more than once. The Coppercoat bottom and feathering Kiwi props only add to this performance. This one is fully outfitted for live aboard or long distance cruising.

The boat is located at our house in Bocas del Toro, Panama. This is an ideal location for exploring the Western Caribbean. We have made many trips to the San Blas Islands of Panama and never tire of them. Bocas is easy to get to via air and if you buy the boat, I will discount your airfare from the price.

Our boat was delivered to the BVI in 2003 where it was fitted with an amazing strong and beautiful bimini (standard on all TMM cats), and all 110 VAC completed (we didn’t want French 250V/50Hz.) This included a Northern Lights genset, air conditioning in both hulls and salon, AC compressor for refrigerator/freezer, and wiring for outlets, etc.

During her years in charter with TMM (2004-2008) she was well, sometimes excessively, maintained. Unlike most charter arrangements where the maintenance comes out of their profits, with TMM, the maintenance came out of my profits. This means they were apt to do more rather than less maintenance. Despite this, the ‘out of charter’ survey identified a fairly long list of defects. After work in Belize City and a haul-out in Guatemala (and $10,000), all defects were corrected and she was all set to go. We sailed North to Naples, Florida, where we tied up at a friend’s house to complete modifications for living aboard.

2009-2016 Our Second Home

After sailing from Florida to the Bahamas to Jamaica to Panama, we arrived in Bocas del Toro July 1, 2009 and lived aboard for several years. In the Fall of 2016 we bought a summer cottage in NH. It has a beautiful beach and was a reasonable distance for our increasing number of grandchildren to visit. We now spend every summer there from May through September – which means we have less time for our house and boat in Panama. The worst thing you can do is let a boat sit, unused and we do not want to do that. For that reason we have decided to sell her now so someone else can enjoy her the way we did in the past.

She is fully equipped for living aboard and long distance cruising, but does need some deferred maintenance. The boat does show its age a bit in places and we are in the process of doing some repairs and cosmetic upgrades. When done, she will sell at our asking price. If you want to finish these yourself, talk to me and ‘let’s make a deal.’ Contact us for the details.

Builder: Fountaine Pajot
Designer Joubert-Nivelt
Model Belize
Year Built: 2004
Length Overall: 43 ft / 13.1m
LWL 41 ft / 12.5m
Beam: 23 ft / 7m
Draft: 4 ft 2 inches / 1.25m
Displacement: 24250 lbs
Mast height: 64 ft 6 inches / 19.65m
Sails: Mainsail: Full batten
Jib: Genoa on Furler
Stack pack / lazy bag with lazy jacks: 2012
Batten car brand and type: Z Spars Torlon balls
Engines: 2 x Yanmar 29hp 3GM30 diesel engines coupled to saildrives
Engine Hours: 5000
Propellers: 3 blade feathering Kiwi props
Cabins: 4
Heads: 2
Fresh Water Tank: 150 gallons (300 liter X 2)
Fuel Tank: 75 gallons (300 liter)
Holding Tanks: 35 gallons

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Boat Inventory


  • Cabins: 4
  • Standard version
  • Sleeps: 6 in 3 cabins (workshop could be returned to 4th berth)
  • Interior finish: White and dark varnish
  • Salon couch and fabric: Ultra suede fabric
  • Small custom round Salon cocktail table on height adjustable pedestal
  • Heads with showers: 2
  • Hanging cabinets 4, one in each cabin
  • Interior lighting: All LED, new 2019


  • Danfoss refrigerator
  • Danfoss, freezer
  • 2 x 30cm stainless steel round sinks
  • 4 burners Force 10 stove & oven
  • Hot water tank heated by port engine


  • Raymarine C120 with built in GPS chart plotter
  • All ST60 system,
  • M802 SSB,
  • Pactor Modem P4 Dragon
  • VHF Std. Horizon Matrix with GPS & AIS
  • Depth sounder: Yes
  • Speed Log Impeller: yes
  • Wind speed and direction model: Yes
  • Autopilot: Yes
  • AIS yes, active linked to plotter
  • JVC stereo with built in CD player, aux inputs; speakers in salon, cockpit and fwd to tramp


  • 8 x 100 watt solar panels,
  • Air Breeze wind generator,
  • Northern Lights 6kW generator on port side, aft
  • Inverter charger Xantrex 2kw
  • Outback Fx-80 solar controller
  • Xantrex Battery monitor system:
  • 120 volt, 1 in each cabin, 3 in galley saloon area
  • stb 200 amp Alternator new 2014
  • Shore power cord: 220v
  • 10x T105 Exide 6v house battery 1000+ amp hours
  • LED navigation and interior lights.
  • 12v Group 26 starter to port & stbd


  • 2 x Yanmar Diesel engines 3GM30 coupled to sail drives
  • Sea Recovery 40 gph watermaker (120 VAC)
  • Fresh Water Tank 160 gals / 600 litres
  • Fuel Diesel Tank 77 Gals / 300 litres


  • Mainsail: Full batten
  • Jib: Genoa on Furler
  • Mast: 17m
  • Stack pack / lazy bag with lazy jacks: 2020
  • Batten car brand and type: Z Spars Torlon
  • Winches Lewmar. 4x48, 2x44, 1x40, 1 electric
  • 10 spin lock jammers
  • Cleats: 6
  • Running rigging: 2009
  • Standing rigging new 2018 (Good Korean, NOT Chinese, wire)


  • AB 11' RIB
  • Yamaha 15 hp two stroke outboard


  • Bow pulpit seats: 2
  • Large wooden table translocated to cockpit (epoxy coated)
  • Cockpit cushions: Sumbrela covered
  • Ultra strong welded 1 1/2" aluminum Bimini structure with FG hardtop
  • Deck shower: Yes
  • Trampoline: 3/8" 'offshore' rated tramp with dynema lacing
  • Dock lines: various, 3 strand nylon
  • Opening hatches: 12 goiot
  • Davits: Stainless steel
  • Swim platform: Yes ladder
  • Helm cover: Yes
  • gas Barbecue on custom fabricated stern rail
  • Custom fabricated ss rails on both swim scoops
  • Double helm seat, sunbrella cover


  • Flares: Yes, offshore kit
  • ACR Ditchbag
  • Offshore Medkit     
  • Life vests: 8, 3 auto inflatable with harness
  • EPIRB type and year: Yes, ACR 2009 auto
  • Electric bilge pumps: Yes, 4
  • Manual bilge pumps: Yes
  • Emergency tiller type: Yes
  • Tools and spares: Yes
  • Fog Horn: Yes
  • Fire extinguishers, 4BCF


  • Primary anchor brand and size: Delta 20 kg.
  • Primary anchor chain and rode: 400' 3/8 chain
  • Secondary anchor - Bruce 20 kg.
  • Secondary Chain: 3/8 plus nylon rode
  • #60 Fortress on 3/8 chain & nylon rode
  • Windlass: Lofrans

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