Generation II

Mikelson M43
Luxury Sportfisher

Gen II 43

General Information

Riding on Tom Fexas designed hull and powered with twin 550hp Cummins, the Mikelson 43 Sportfisher fast, smooth & efficient, making her a favorite among West Coast boaters.

At hull speed, the M43 is as efficient as most single engine trawlers, making her an outstanding “hybrid” for both the cruiser and angler.

With the handy Joy-Stick, even the most novice boater can easily handle the M43 in close quarters. The M43 is built on a sold fiberglass hull with Corecell foam core construction above the waterline.

To date, well over ninety-five custom Mikelson 43 Sportfishers have been delivered throughout the globe.

In 2019, Mikelson Yachts released the Generation II version of the popular M43.

    The custom-built Tom Fexas designed Mikelson 43 Sportfisher dominates her class:

    • Massive Salon with 360-Degree Windows and 6’ 6” Headroom
    • (2) Generous Staterooms
    • Large Under-Salon Utility Room
    • Enormous Flybridge with Forward and Aft Tournament Stations
    • Molded Staircase from Cockpit to Flybridge
    • Stand-Up Engine Room
    • Cockpit Day Head with Shower
    • Standard 600 Gallon Fuel Capacity (optional 800 Gal)

    Generation II Features:

    • Sleek New Side-Cabin Window Design
    • New Engine Air Intake Vent Design
    • Delete Accent Stripe & Side Cabin Window Paint


    34,600 pounds


    15′ 10″


    3′ 03″


    LOA: 48′ 08″
    (includes swimstep & bow pulpit)
    LOD: 44′ 08″


    Fuel: 600 gallons
    (optional 200 gal auxiliary tank available)
    200 gallons


    Standard Cummins 6.7L QSB-550
    “Common Rail” Turbo Diesels.
    (optional package available)

    Detailed Specifications

    LOA: 43’10”
    Beam: 15’10”
    Draft: 3’06”
    Holding Tank: 60 Gal.
    Fuel: 600 Gal (appx.)
    Water: 200 Gal (appx.)
    Weight 34,600
    • BTI and Hexcell F/G Materials
    • Solid Fiberglass Hull below water line
    • Corecell foam core above water line
    • Exterior Polished off-white or white gel coat color
    • Hynautic MS-1175-25-1 hydraulic steering system
    • Flybridge lexan venturi, S/S supports and frame
    • S/S tube radar arch with electronics wire runs
    • All thru-hulls installed in solid F/G
    • Marine bronze seawater thru-hulls
    • Protective bonding system
    • Linear polyurethane painted accent stripes
    • Nonskid molded fiberglass foredeck and sidedecks
    • Stainless steel deck hardware
    • Frameless windows
    • Hull bottom epoxy barrier paint
    • Hull bottom antifouling paint
    • Anti-vibration reinforced athwart ship engine room webbing stringer
    • AC/DC electrical panel with system breakers and volt/amp meters in salon
    • 2000w inverter system for both 120VAC use and 12VDC charging
    • Battery Combiners for automatic charging of house and starting banks
    • F/B 12VDC subpanel for flybridge electronics
    • Cockpit 120VAC shore power inlet
    • 4 each 8D batteries in F/G boxes
    • Battery vapor proof selector switch for house- bank/starting-bank/off
    • 120 VAC duplex outlets throughout
    • Cantalupi 12VDC overhead lights
    • Par Jabsco 12VDC 150 watt cockpit flood lights
    • Heavy duty 105 amp engine driven alternators
    • Insulated, color coded and numbered wiring throughout
    • (4) Rule automatic bilge pumps
    • Marinco 50’ 120V 50amp powercord
    • Marinco phone-cable inlet
    • Ship’s alarm status panel for hi-water and fire
    • Twin Cummins QSB 6.7L 550HP “Common Rail” Diesels
    • ZF 280IV Transmissions
    • Glendinning Electronic Engine Controls
    • 2.25″ Aqualoy S/S Shafts
    • Underwater Exhaust w/Idle Bypass
    • 9KW Northern Lights generator in soundshield
    • Engine room sound insulation for quieter running
    • Automatic halon fire extinguishing system in engine room
    • Racor primary fuel filters (main engines and generator)
    • Fuel in two non-integral epoxy-treated fiberglass tanks
    • Water in one epoxy-treated fiberglass tank
    • Engine temperature/oil pressure alarm system
    • CruiseAir 16,000 BTU air conditioning wlreverse cycle heat
    • 12V engine room lights
    • Engine hatch lift assists
    • Flojet fresh water pump and expansion tank system for higher capacity
    • 4 each Rule high capacity automatic/manual bilge pumps
    • Tank Tender pneumatic tank level gauge system
    • 15 gal. 120 VAC hot water heater
    • 60 gal. F/G holding tank
    • Deck fitting for waste pump out
    • Jabsco Quietflush freshwater flush toilets
    • Sealand Tankwatch holding tank gauge and Sealand sanitation hoses
    • Par Jabsco macerator 12 VDC pump
    • Customer select sinks & faucets
    • U-shaped galley
    • Galley T80 8.5 cu ft Tundra refer/freezer
    • Galley 120 VAC Seaward 2243 2-burner ceran stovetop
    • Galley. convection/microwave/broiler oven
    • Customer select galley double bowl sink & faucet
    • Under salon storage with walk-in access
    • Galley built-in trash bin Surellcounter tops
    • Kindred
    • S/S sink
    Interior - Staterooms - Salon


    • Cherrywood gloss or satin interiors
    • Sony DVD/CD surround sound salon stereo with TV interface
    • Interior custom fitted bed covering in master and guest
    • Vetus push-pull locker knobs throughout interior
    • Upgraded larger more attractive searails in gloss varnish
    • Salon overhead cleats under the vinyl for rod rack mounting
    • Hidden airconditioning and other control panels within the locker
    • Anodized aluminum/glass, entryway locking door
    • Deluxe vinyl headliner
    • Select wood hand-rubbed varnished paneled bulkheads
    • Overhead light fixtures 12V
    • Duplex 120V ground fault electrical outlets throughout
    • Telephone standard outlet
    • Decor selection throughout (carpeting, countertops, headliner, etc.)
    • Hanging lockers with lights
    • Select carpet in salon and staterooms


    • Master island queen-size plus berth with large drawers under
    • Guest large berth with large drawers under
    • Fabric covered 6” foam mattresse
    • 2 each master hanging lockers
    • Full-length mirror in master stateroom
    • Forward berth headboard mirrors with chain locker access
    • Master opening deck hatch with hinged screen
    • 5 each S/S oval opening portholes
    • Guest opening deck hatch with hinged screen
    • Guest large hanging locker
    • Head with large separate stall shower
    • Head opening deck hatch with hinged screen
    • Telephone outlet in master stateroom
    • Select wood entrance doors to staterooms w/Lockwood latches


    • Salon Windows 360 degrees (side opening)
    • Dinette & settee in salon
    • Sliding salon door with handle lock
    • Dinette table with folding leaf
    • Salon color 27” TV
    • Overhead hidden rod locker
    Exterior - Cockpit - Flybridge - Deck


    • Built-in transom double bait tank with lights, windows & removable divider panel
    • Molded transom door hinged outboard
    • Built-in tackle center
    • Fiberglass non-skid cockpit deck, fiberglass caprails
    • Port/starboard cockpit side storage lockers
    • Molded fiberglass swimstep
    • Quarter rail Rubrail aft corner hullside at waterline
    • 2 each Perko 12 VDC cockpit courtesy lights
    • Hot/cold cockpit shower
    • Shurflo seawater wash down
    • 2 Cockpit overhead 12V lights
    • 2 each molded drop-in fiberglass fish boxes
    • Exterior stereo speakers
    • Stainless steel ladder to flybridge with teak steps
    • Engraved custom flush mounted rod holders (6)
    • Overhead hidden rod locke


    • S/S radar arch
    • Forward helm with wrap-around electronics & control console
    • Molded settee with fixed table (converts to berth)
    • Recessed footwell for helmseat
    • Plexiglass wrap-around venturi with S/S tube frame
    • Storage under settee seats
    • 4” vinyl cushions on seat bottoms, angled back
    • Murray Bros rotocast helmseats with cushions
    • 4 1/2” flush mounted Ritchie compass
    • Perko 12 VDC courtesy lights
    • S/S ladder with handrails enclosing above F/B deck
    • Vertical console locker doors with storage
    • Angled electronics display consoles
    • Indoor/outdoor carpeting on F/B deck
    • Schmitt custom polished stainless steering wheels
    • AC/DC refrigeraton


    • Grover air horns
    • Hide-away swim ladder under the swim step
    • Muir Horizontal 12V 1000H windlass under flush deck hatch
    • Bruce type 44lb anchor w/275’ 5/16” hi-test marked chain
    • Two-color F/B accent stripes and one-color boot stripe
    • Non-skid decks throughout (sidedeck, foredeck, cockpit, flybridge)
    • S/S 1.25” dia. foredeck rails extending aft to start of cockpit
    • S/S handrails on port & starboard F/B aft sides
    • Six S/S mooring cleats (cockpit port/stbd corner hawse)
    • (3) Bomar opening tinted aluminum deck hatches
    • Anchor washdown faucet
    • Stainless steel side deckfills for fuel
    • First aid kit
    • Fog bell 8” chrome
    • Life jackets (one per berth)
    • USCG fire extinguishers USCG flare kit
    • Mooring lines 5/8” dia. various length
    • Taylor fenders (3 -10” colored)
    Optional Features
    • Pod Drives
    • Glendinning Pro-Pilot Joy-Stick Maneuvering System
    • Twin Volvos
    • Twin Cats
    • Hardtop with enclosure
    • Genset upgrades to 12kw
    • Cockpit Day Head w/Shower
    • Cockpit to Flybridge Staircase (in lieu of ladder)
    • Increase fuel capacity
    • Outriggers
    • Fighting chair
    • Rocket launchers
    • Electronics
    • Watermaker
    • Davit and chocks
    • Custom interior decor
    • Air conditioning & heat upgrades
    • Freezer box in lazarette/cockpit
    • Marlin tower
    • Many other options are available upon request

    ZEUS POD Drive


    The Mikelson 43 and 50 Sportfishers were uniquely designed by Tom Fexas with the engines aft, below the cockpit. The advantages of this design have been clearly proven as there are now more than 140 Mikelson 43’s and 50’s in operation. Better trim, better access, quieter operation, engine heat and odors do not penetrate the cabin…..these are just a few of the benefits. This design advantage makes the Mikelson 43/50 one of the only sportfish yacht widely found in today’s market, that will accept the pod drives as other sportfishers have mid-engines and the pod drives are designed for aft engine installations.

    The Zeus system comes standard with power steering, autopilot, and a twisting joystick for simplified boat handling. The pod drives steer independently so that the Captain has the ability to twist the yacht or move the yacht sideways easily with the joystick. This allows the novice Captain to handle the yacht like a professional. The Zeus exhaust is run through the propeller hubs for additional quiet and reduced emissions.


    Cummins, as well as yachting magazines, have conducted tests on various yachts to determine the advantages of the Zeus system. The horizontal thrust combines with a dual propeller to increase speeds approximately 15% and to increase fuel efficiency approximately 30% over conventional drive systems. The increase in the speed of the Zeus will allow the Mikelson 43/50 to use a smaller engine size without sacrificing speed thereby increasing fuel efficiency even further. We have seen up to a 30% increase in fuel efficiency in the Mikelson 43 Zeus as compared the the M43 with conventional drives.

    Gen II 43

    Maintenance & Service Membership

    Mikelson offers in-house service for all their models. The Mikelson Service Center is located on Shelter Island, in San Diego, California.