2009 C.W. Hood 43 Express

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Class Power
Category Downeast, Express Cruiser
Year 2009
Make C.W. Hood
Length 43'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Fort Lauderdale, FL
Vessel Walkthough

The Hood 43 is a boat like no other.

Forward in the main cabin is the centerline queen berth, with storage below and shelving above. Aft to the solon are storage lockers with port and starboard settees.

Next aft to in the main salon is the galley to port and a dinette with drop leaf table to starboard. The intertior of the main salon area is bright and airy with six opening ports and three large overhead hatches.

Next aft is the head and sink to starboard and the separate shower to port. Up three steps brings you to the lounge and pilothouse area with port and starboard seating for eight and two tables for entertaining.

The raised centerline helm is located in the aft portion of the lounge area, providing the operator great site lines. The tinted windows in the lounge offer a 360 degree view of the soundings, with an overhead retractable sunroof and two large opening hatches for additional ventilation.

Exiting the lounge via port and starboard glass doors brings you to a large cockpit area with port and starboard L-shaped seating, wet bar and walk around deck access.

  • Satin finished cherry interior finish
  • Gloss varnish teak and holly sole
  • Granite counter tops in main cabin and head
  • Solid cherry raised panel doors for head and shower
  • Custom sound reduction panels for headliner
  • Queen size forward berth
  • Scandvik stainless steel sinks and faucets in mirror polished finish
  • Drawer style combination refrigerator/freezer/ice maker in galley
  • Wolf electric range
  • (2) doors at pilothouse entrance
  • Bose LS48 surround sound system with remote operation
  • 40" Sony LED flat screen TV with lift
  • Seating for six to eight guests
  • (2) Cherry finished tables with built in hand holds, high gloss finish
  • Highest quality natural fiber cushions in Blue Herringbone with Wheat piping
  • Satin finished cherry lockers for stowage
  • Double Besenzoni custom leather helm and passenger seat with height adjustment and sliding pedestal
  • Oiled teak and rubber sole
  • (2) Large tinted hatches
  • (1) Large power sunroof
  • Pilothouse windows are tinted with (3) forward power pop-out
  • Port and starboard large picture windows
  • (1) Aft power drop window
Hull and Deck

The hull is a modified deep V designed for best mix of comfort and speed in rough seascapes. The deck is molded using foam core that incorporates sound dampening panels where needed to ensure quiet passage.

  • Flag Blue Awgrip hull
  • White Awlgrip deck
  • Moon Dust Awlgrip cockpit
  • White Awlgrip boot top
  • Cordovan Gold Awlgrip cove stripe
  • Bottom is Interprotect base layer with Green Micron CSC
  • (15) coats of Awlgrip high gloss varnish on exterior teak
  • Wide side decks and non skid surfaces provide sure footing
  • Rubrails are shock absorbent material capped with stainless steel half oval
  • Gas assisted anchor locker with dog allowing convenient access to the integrated anchoring system
  • (8) custom CW Hood designed chocks with pop out cleats located by each chock
  • Handrails on corner posts (2), top of pilot house (2), and top of the main cabin (2)
  • (6) stainless steel Hood/Bomar ports
  • 24 Volt House system W/ Inverter
  • 110 Volt Shore Power
  • 50 Amp shore power cable (Retractable)
  • Magnum 400 watt inverter
  • Custom distribution electrical panel
  • 9KW Onan Generator 
  • Twin Cummins 550 hp marine electronic diesels with Sea Rider propellers
  • Side power 24 volt bow thruster
  • Onan 9 kw generator 
  • (2)VesselView engine alarms
  • (2) Custom 315 gallon aluminum tanks
  • (2) Racor fuel filters
  • (1) Custom C.W. Hood design stainless steel self launching anchor system
  • Lewmar stainless steel anchor and chain
  • Muir Storm 2200 windlass package
  • (2) Bennett trim tabs at helm
  • Full reverse cycle A/C  
Aft Cockpit
  • Seating for (4) people with removable cushions and weather covers
  • Custom bar with sink with built in refrigerator and generous stowage
  • (2) Bose environmental speakers
  • (2) Large hatches under settee
  • (2) compartments hinging outwards port and starboard
  • Custom transom door
  • (2) Teak and rubber boarding steps
  • Custom swim platform and integrated quarter rails
  • Scandvik shower mixer and head
  • (1) 110 volt outlet
  • Shore power access
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Contact Information

Contact: Bruce Tait 

M: 631 871 2481
O: 631 725 4222
e: bruce@taityachts.net

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Engine Make Cummins
Engine Year 2009
Total Power 1100hp
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
2009 C.W. Hood 43 Express

RECENT DONATION, SHE NOW REPRESENTS A VERY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY!!   Her stunning looks made her an award winner at the Newport International Boat Show for Best New Powerboat 2009     This C.W.Hood 43 Express is a classic custom built downeast yacht with many industry accolades including the 2009 Newport International Boat Show "Best Power Boat" award. With her Flag Blue Awl-Gripped hull, white cabin house, raised interior helm, satin finished cherry interior with Herreshoff trim and high gloss exterior varnish trim, this vessel is sure to turn heads in any harbor. Twin Cummins 550 diesels with Sea Rider drive systems cruises this vessel at a relaxing 30 knots with a max in the high 30s


Price reduced 9/16/19 from $395,000 to $349,500.

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