Jannace 430C — By
— November 2005
Part 2: By the time you read this, the Jannace Web site should allow you to build your own 43 online, including tower and hull color.
Two cockpit hatches will also be added in each aft corner to improve access to the macerators for the two standard fishboxes (a lighted in-transom baitwell is also standard) and create a space on the port side for a watermaker. Some components will also be shifted slightly aft to improve on-plane performance, and Heart hopes to take about 2,500 pounds out of the boat by tweaking the laminate.
Future boats will also reportedly have a bridge overhang that’s a foot longer, providing additional cockpit shelter and more walkaround space for the two pedestal helm seats. That’ll improve a driving station that already has great sightlines and plenty of room for electronics in an enormous console. Indeed, there’s more stowage on this bridge than any I’ve seen in a while—under the forward and side seats, inside the console, and up forward behind the bridge cowling. I liked everything here except for the hinged, clear-plastic coverings on the electronics compartments. While they protect instruments from moisture, they also make fiddling with a unit a two-hand operation—one to hold up the lid, the other to work the unit’s controls.
No significant changes are proposed for the interior. Two saloon plans are provided; one (my test boat) has the galley aft and to port, an eating bar with stools immediately forward, and a large L-shape settee to starboard. Beneath the bar are four standard Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer drawers, but the counter has no overhang, so it would be uncomfortable to sit and eat at. I prefer the other layout, with the galley forward and to port, an L-shape settee abaft it, and a dinette forward and to starboard. You have more choices below. Our boat had a guest stateroom with bunks to starboard, a small day/guest head across from it, and a master with a big ensuite head and separate shower forward. You can have a second door from the day head directly into the shower and a double bed in the guest stateroom. Not sure which works for you? By the time you read this, the Jannace Web site should allow you to build your own 43 online, including tower and hull color.
The Heart folks say they feel most 43s will be cruised more than fished. Either way, owners will like the cockpit sink/prep center and freezer built into the forward bulkhead, although I can’t figure out why they put the hot/cold shower forward, too, especially when a two-part, 29-inch-wide transom door is standard. (The swim platform and ladder are optional.) They’ll also love the generous side decks (courtesy of the 17-foot beam) and nearly flat foredeck that make line handling a lot easier. They may even appreciate the comfort of the standard one-piece molded inwhale padding on each cockpit side. But I suspect that when all’s said and done, the two features that will hook buyers of this boat will be the beautiful wood and the price. That is until they run her.
Heart Marine ( (800) 457-7888. www.jannaceyachts.com.
This article originally appeared in the November 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.