Aquastar 430 - Specifications


The most desirable features

are the stunning views


Not one to rest on our laurels, intently listening to customer feedback has focused our thoughts on our latest new model.  “Space” being the watchword on board.  The dream team Mark Tucker of Design Unlimited and Aquastar have created a really special motor yacht.  Maintaining Aquastar’s “heritage with a modern edge.”


“New Aquastar 430


The brand new 43' hull and superstructure has the advantage of the great Aquastar “pedigree” with many unbeatable features on this newest 43' aft deck helm motor yacht on the market, “First in class” 


1st in Class

Step on board midship side decks, no ladder required.


1st in Class

Window design (more to be revealed) and overall elegant features “Panoramic view” dictionary definition (“wide , unbroken view of a scene”) “Engineered” 16mm glass for bullet proof spec.


1st in Class 

Large volume hull for superior aft cabin accommodation, but layout like a cockpit cruiser.


1st in Class

Polished handling, upwind, downwind and superb manoeuvrability, also best fuel figure credentials. 


1st in Class

Value for money.  Probably the longest running  (45 years this year) under same management, soundest company in the business, plus a friendly team.  


Basic facts

Bespoke custom fit outs – layout options available

43' 1" x 14'

Engines twin 370hp, options available

Air draft with folding mast, just under 3.5 metres

Opening up Europe’s inland waterways for this great seaboat.

Exterior helm and option of interior helm

Two en-suite palatial double cabins


Uncompromising “Elegance, strength and Integrity”



Aquastar have chosen the engine position with great care.  Midship engine location and siting of fuel tanks keeps the main weight central, where it should be.  To give a much superior ride, without the bow riding up and slapping, which the planing boats suffer with aft mounted engines.  Many of our recent orders from planing boat customers now appreciate the advantages of the correct balance the Aquastar gives across the speed range.




All interior Teak, Cherry or honey coloured light oak surfaces to be finished with sealer and five top coats of varnish.  Cabin soles are carpeted; toilet compartments are GRP interior modules.  Cabin doors to be in matching frames with quality furniture and retaining catches.  All fiddles to be solid. Faced ply boards are matched throughout the yacht.  Hull inside flow coated.  Locker doors to have frame flush finish not beading plant on moulding.  Chrome door furniture.




Bulkheads soft covered.  Ship side together with coach roof sides and deck heads are Vinyl.  A clever two part double bed that can swing open scissor action, creating single beds either side with stowage under, making this cabin feel very spacious.  Aft to starboard is a hanging locker faced in Teak or Cherry, mirror, side lockers. Deck vents.




  1. Flooring.



Well laid out for ease of use. Bulkheads are faced together with galley fronts.  Work surfaces are Valston no 361 Clover with splash backs.  Cooker is gas four burner, grill and oven. There is space for a  microwave.  Work surface to house fridge/freezer.  Aft work surface to house stainless steel sink with hot and cold mixer tap.  Below are lockers and above a plate rack.  Opening porthole and opening hatch and Venetian blind in Sapele wood slate.  Porthole area to ships side soft lined.

DINETTE AREA (Port side option or desk office or berth)


Porthole and deckheads to be Vinyl.  Table or berth.  Access to stowage. Outboard are faced lockers which run full length of the area. Inboard and aft is a single locker.  Below steps leading to wheelhouse is mounted the pressure pump for domestic water. Opening deck hatch.




The large saloon area has a U shaped settee to starboard with table which can convert to double, stall provided.  To port is a drinks cabinet with space for a TV.  Opening windows are provided port and starboard.  Carpet, steps to aft deck, steps to aft cabin, option of twin settee port side to owners choice.




Best in class, twin seats to port, large dash, large windscreen and twin wipers.  Easy to use folding canopy, portside additional seat.  Aft deck table and settee for outside dining.  Teak decking on bathing platform and deck steps aft.  Option of BBQ.






Aft cabin is best in class by a long way with fantastic “Panoramic” port and starboard window, incorporating ventilating opening ports, manufactured in “engineered glass”  bullet proof over 1" thick to enhance the strength of the hull.  Proving how technology has moved forward over the last year or so.  A huge palatial aft cabin, comfort continues with bulkheads finished in timber.  The ships side from vanity top surface up and deckhead is finished in Vinyl.  Starboard are hanging lockers.  Centre of cabin is a double berth with headboard.  Stowage under, access being from locker draws on forward face.  Either side of berth are further lockers and drawers +.  Custom made dressing table.  240v at dressing table height.  Mirror also fitted.




Bulkheads finished with plastic laminate.  Ships side GRP and deckhead vinyl.  A superior quality Corrian vanity surface basin with hot and cold mixer taps, a mirror on aft bulkhead.  Toilet is piped direct to bronze skin fitting via holding tank.  Heated towel rail, door, motorised vent, opening porthole flooring vinyl.  Separate shower port side.





Seating to be in 5” foam with shaped backrest (colour from sample supplied).  Carpet to be in marine water resistant type (colour from sample supplied).  Curtains on windows and Roman blinds and portlights to match upholstery.  Hatch screens are standard.  Roman blinds in saloon, sprung mattress to aft-cabin.



HULL -   


Antifouled. White with blue stripe or  Blue.  Yachts’ name.  Aqua-Star.

Keel band, the Aquastar hull has a keel to take the ground.  Boat legs are an option to dry out.




Opening side saloon windows, fwd windows are curved for extra strength. Side decks and forward coachroof  non slip and aft-sundeck, sliding door from sundeck to saloon.  Also teak bathing platform, steps.




‘D’ Section fendering, timber look or black to choice.

Bow Roller

1 x 15kg anchor with 4 fathoms of chain and 15 fathoms of 16mm.  3 Strand Warp.

1 Windlass with Deck and Remote Switch at helm station.

Double rail in 1.25” stainless steel with gates port, starboard and aft.

3 Deck Fillers (1 Water, 2 Fuel).

8 Mooring Bollards.  2 Fairleads.

A Grab Handle in stainless steel (2 Coach roof, 2 Wheelhouse),

Ventilators on coach roof.

4 Hatches. 

1 radar platform

2 Hull Steps.

Optional extra aft sundeck enclosures

Optional extra sundeck teak




Engines refer to list

Flexible inboard bearings with bronze ‘P’ brackets.

Couplings. + 4 bladed propellers.

Hydraulic steering  and aft deck with 20" stainless steel wheel.  Trim tabs with control. 

Instruments and engine controls.  2 x 195 gallon approx fuel tanks with primary fittings.

Sound proofing under side saloon floor forward and aft bulkhead.  Warm air cabin heater D4L with 4 outlets (optional extra) 1 Fire Extinguisher automatic 4kg. A door is fitted to have access from the aft cabin.  Option of saloon helm, please refer to list.




2 x 125amp 3 x 115amp deep cycle domestic batteries.

1 Alternator per engine.

2 Electric Bilge Pumps with Float Switch

1 Electric Pressure Pump (20psi).

4 Windscreen Wipers (Pantograph).

Port, Starboard, Stern and Steaming Navigation Lights.

Interior recessed lights.

4 Berth Lights.

1 Flexible Chart Light.

2 Cathodic sacrificial anodes wired to stern gear and bottom skin fittings. 

Wiring protected by circuit breakers. 

Echo Sounder and Log.


Engine room light




1 X 10lb calor gas bottle with regulator stowed in drained lockers on aft deck, piping in copper with flexible ends.  Gas  tap by cooker.  Or option of electric hob.




All waste and seawater pipes are reinforced PVC.  Fresh water pipes are non toxic polythene.  All flexible pipe connections are made with stainless steel hose clips.  Hull exits are through bronze skin fittings with bronze lever valves.  Hot and cold pressurise system with hot water from 12 gallon calorifier fed from engine cooling water plus 240 volt heating element (wired to ring main special extra).  Manual bilge pump (13 gpm) mounted in aft deck locker opposite gas locker, pick up on main bilge and discharged overboard.