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1990 Baron 43

Newport Beach, California


Luxurious Express Cruiser
Very well Powered w Twin Detroit Diesels 550 HP EA

Made for Entertaining w Lots of Cockpit Seating
Multiple Seating Areas

Fully Instrumented Dash W Updated Electronics

Open & Bright Interior

Sleeps 6 in Air Conditioned Comfort
Full Galley 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Fast Break
Make: Baron
Model: 43
Year: 1990
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BAB43002J990
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43'4 ft
Beam: 14'8 ft
Max Draft: 3'8 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft
Dry Weight: 26,400 lb
Deadrise: 17 °
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 1
Twin Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 6V92TA
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 550hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1990
  • Engine Hours: 560
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 6V92TA
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 550hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1990
  • Engine Hours: 560
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,100hp
Cruising Speed: 28.68 kn
Propeller RPM: 2100
Maximum Speed: 36.5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Maximum Number Of Passengers: 14
Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Express Cruiser


Lou Mencuccini
South Mountain Yachts


South Mountain Yachts
Monarch Beach, California, US, 92629

Deck & Cockpit

Chrome Anchor
Windlass w Foot Pedals & Remote Control
Line & Chain
1.25 Stainless Steel Rails
Stainless Steels Windshield Frame
Integrated Swim Step w Grab Rails
Hot & Cold transom Shower
Center Line Cockpit Hydraulic Door
Transom Bench Seating
Storage Cabinets
Ice Maker
Upper "L" Shaped Seating w Storage Underneath
Swivel Double wide Helm Seat
In Deck Engine Room Access
Gunwale Storage
Emergency Engine Shut Offs
Stainless Sliding Cabin Door w Opaque Inserts
Forward Bimini w New Makrolon Windows
Cockpit Speakers
Large Igloo Cooler

Helm & Electronics

Simrad SME12 Multi Function Unit
VHF Radio w Antenna
AP28 Autopilot

Levorsi Shift & Throttles
White "Destroyer" Wheel
Dual Engine Gauges, (Oil, Temp, Volts)
Digital Depth Sounder
Knot Meter w Speed, Trip & Timer selection
Cup Holders
Gunwale Panel Light Switches

Hight & Forward Hydraulic Double wide Helm Seat
Seat Swivels & Has moveable foot rest
DC Power Panel


Bright Salon w Skylight & Several Port Lights
Starboard Leather Settee, Converts to Double Bed
Gunwale Wood Cabinetry Storage
Entertainment Center (Dated but Functional)
(TV, Dual Cassette Player, AMP, VHS) 
Cured Maple & Walnut Table
Storage Under Steps
Removable Interior Carpet
Main Power Panel w Covering

Large Forward Master Cabin w Door
6'4" Long Center Island Bed w Coil Mattress
Louvered Maple Hanging Lockers
Gunwale Cabinets
Air Conditioning

Port Side Bunk Room with Storage Drawers
Portlights w Curtains
Hanging Locker

Head with Vanity
Mirrored Medicine Cabinets
Vac-U-Flush Toilet w Tank Level Indicator
Separate Seating
Shower Stall w Acrylic Door


Large Refrigerator
Sharpe Microwave/Convection Oven
Dual Burner Covered Stove
Corian Type Counter Top
Sink w Home Style Faucets
Upper Cabinets w Wood Inserts for DIshware
Lower Cabinets for Storage
Over Head & Natural Lighting


8KW Kohler Generator (738 Hours) w Interior Start
30 AMP Shore Power w 50' Cord
Interior AC Power Panel w Dual Lines
Battery Test Switches
Xantrax Link 1000 Charger/Inverter
New Batteries (11/2020)
DC Power Panel at the Helm
Multiple 110V Outlets 
10 Gallon Hot Water Heater

Engines & Mechanical

Multiple Engine Room Entry Points (5.5' of Headroom)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA (560 Hours) 
550 HP, EA
Oil Changes 5/21

Dripless Packing
Fuel Management System
Vacuum Accumulator for Waste
All Plumbing & Wiring is run thru PVC Tubing

Test Drive

I had the pleasure on 8/31/2021 of taking this vessel out for a "Sea Trial" with the owner and a local diesel mechanic. The sea were relatively calm with little wind. 

From the Newport Beach breakwater we headed south, south west to Crystal Cove. The boat came up to plane in less than 12 seconds. We reached a top speed of over 25.2 MPH ( Speed over ground on the GPS) and stayed between 24 and 25.2.

Engine temperature ran between 200-215 with 195 degree thermostats. After a full throttle run from the breakwater to the end point at Crystal Cove and back,we ran less than 210 degrees.

Engines start right up with an initial "puff" then idle clean. Around 1400 RPM's when the turbo kicks in, there was an initial "Puff" of black smoke and this clears up quickly and then burns clean. Very likely due to lack of use (Less than 600 hours on the motors). We topped out at 2010 RPM's. There were no vibrations indicating and shaft or prop issues. Bottom most likely needs to be cleaned.  


We hauled the vessel on 9/22 for a below the water line inspection. The bottom paint is nearing the end of it's useful life: for the next coat, it's recommended to remove the old layers. While we had the bottom cleaned it needs to be redone to remove some remaining hard growth on the props. We also scheduled zincs to be installed. Props have a good "bell tone" with no marks on the edges. Cutlass Bearings are good. Rudders are tight indicating all's as it should be.

On the sea trial with 12-14 Knot winds and a good swell, heading S/SW we actually hit over 28.3 MPH (SOG) at 2139 RPM's. The boat ran clean, even when the turbos kicked in and engine temps stayed well below 200 w 195 thermostats. Engines were cool to the touch and registered even cooler with the laser thermometer. Very easy cruising at 1800 RPMs. 

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