Shannon 43 Hull 51


Price
AU $415,000 Finance
Currency
Length
43' 10" - 13.36m
Use
Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Gold Coast Insurance
Launch Year
2002
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Presentation

Rare opportunity to own a Shannon 43, one of the world's best bluewater sailboats. Semi-custom yacht built to the industry's highest standards by renowned boat designer and builder, Walter Schulz, Shannon Yachts, Rhode Island.

This yacht is fully imported, taxes and duty paid, registered in Queensland. With the closure of Australian borders and supply chain problems in recent years, quality bluewater capable sailboats of this standard are in short supply.

Founded by Walter Schulz in 1975, the iconic Shannon Boat Company of Bristol, Rhode Island has built over 500 high-end sail and power boats. Today the equivalent high quality standards are not only hard to come by but would cost well over $1.5m to build. Importantly, the Shannon company is still operating and accessible, providing valuable input and advice to Shannon owners all over the world. That's support money can't buy.

The elegant Shannon 43 ketch is a classic contemporary cruising yacht that turns heads wherever she sails. Below the waterline she is configured like a modern ocean going vessel. She is rigged with a double headsail utilizing the innovative Shannon "Sketch" rig which provides for a versatile and sensible sail plan in all conditions. The 1.45m (4'9") shoal-draft is perfect for cruising the eastcoast of Australia enabling access to secluded island bays and river inlet exploration. Weather helm is reduced with the centreboard lowered to 2.63m (8'7") ensuring a well rested crew. She is a most sea-kindly vessel.

This well-loved vessel has been extensively maintained by fastidious owners since their purchase from the original owners. Items such as rigging, tanks, seacocks and chainplates are often overlooked by used boat buyers. These have been thoroughly maintained making her an exceptional opportunity for the astute buyer. The vessel is in top condition with recent refurbishment.

The yacht boasts a well-ventilated, spacious interior with all the comforts while providing abundant storage space necessary for extended offshore cruising. She features a two-cabin, two-head layout. Settees are covered with durable, easy-care Ultraleather Pro with antimicrobial protection. The interior is beautifully finished with solid timber cabinetry in American cherry, teak and holly sole, red cedar lined hanging lockers, slatted spruce hull lining. The joinery work, hardware and finish are built to standards only seen in the world's best sailboats.

Recent upgrades include new standing rigging (2021), chainplates inspected and all bolts replaced (2021), repainted spars (2021), new mast wiring and lights (2021), running rigging replacements, new fuel tanks (2022), new house and engine batteries (2022), new Simrad autopilot (2021), new genoa (2021), new sail covers (2020), new dodger cover and clears (2022) antifoul, zincs and prop speed (2021).

The Shannon 43 design with its Rhode Island heritage of boat building excellence is featured by author, boat builder, sailor, Ferenc Máté in his book The World's Best Sailboats. "No company building semi-custom yachts anywhere can demonstrate comparable passagemaking records, a stable management team and a consistent uncompromised standard of quality".

Please contact seller for detailed inventory and an inspection. See facebook or Instagram for more photos @Sailbristolrose


Price
AU $415,000    Finance    Insurance
Launch Year
2002
Length
43' 10" - 13.36m
Beam
13'5"/4.1m
Draft
4'9"/1.45m centreboard up, 8'7"/2.63m centreboard down
Displacement
27,500 lb/12,474 kg
Keel / Ballast
10,000lbs/4,536kg encapsulated lead, no bolts.
Vessel Location
Gold Coast
Region
Queensland
Registration
XS548Q
Designer
Walter Schulz
Builder
Shannon Yachts (USA)
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material
Fibreglass, vinylester resin with PVC closed cell linear foam core
Engine
4JH3TE
Engine Make
Yanmar
Horsepower
75 hp
Ground Tackle
Ideal/Schaefer Marine H2C Windless, Sarca Excel No5 anchor, Danforth 35 HT anchor
Sail Inventory
O Yankee 282 sq ft/26.2 sq m, condition good New cover Feb 2022
o Genoa 130% 728 sq ft/67.6 sq m NEW SAIL Feb 2022 by Sail Inc. Steve Jackson
o Asymmetrical Spinnaker North Sails condition excellent
o Main 379 sq ft/34.9 sq m full battened condition fair (New Battens Feb 2022)
o Mizzen 123 sq ft/ 11.6 sq m full battened condition good (New Battens Feb 2022)
o Mizzen Staysail 628 sq ft/ 58 sq m condition excellent
Mast / Rigging
Metalmast Marine painted aluminium. Main mast 9461, Main boom 7348, double spreader, keel stepped. Mizzen mast 7348, Mizzen boom, single spreader, deck stepped. Antal Marine track car system.
Re-painted July 2021
Forespar spinnaker pole, mast mount
Standing rigging NEW July 2021
Deck Gear
10 x Lewmar Ocean winches
Remarks
Full extensive inventory available. Contact seller.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Robert Budd
Telephone
City / Suburb
North Tumbulgum
State
NSW
Country
Australia


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