The Shannon 43 is a handcrafted, semi-custom piece of American New England heritage. Built in Bristol, Rhode Island, Shannons are as much a part of the New England landscape as Alden, Bristol, Herreshoff and Hinckley.
The hull is constructed of hand-laid fiberglass with closed-cell foam core, the lead ballast surrounding the centerboard trunk is encapsulated within the hull, with access to the centerboard through the bilge in the main saloon.
Timber joinery is in excellent condition with comfortable living above and below decks for a couple or small family. U-shaped galley enables good stability whist at sea. The L-shaped settee to starboard surrounds a drop-leaf table with lee cloths for both settees.
Both master stateroom forward (with full en-suite) and guest double aft to port are amply sized with plenty of stowage in deep shelves, drawers and lockers. A full-sized navigation station to port.
"In every condition and point of sail, she feels responsive yet solid underfoot".
With 8' 7" centreboard down draft on a close reach in 20 kts she slices through waves at 7.5+ kts, her flared bow directs the waves and spray away from the cockpit. In 30kts, she makes 8-9 kts, yet in 10 kts apparent she still makes 5.5 kts.
Offshore, she will log 150-180 mile days with ease - "Bristol Rose" logged a 200 mile day between Galapagos and the Marquesas.
With centreboard up, draft of 4' 9", the Shannon 43 can anchor in close in any anchorage and explore coastlines and inlets where others stand-off.
● Variable draft
● Wind generator on mizzen mast
● Monitor wind vane self steering
● Generous house battery bank and water tankage
● 4 burner stove & oven
● Espar heater for high latitude sailing
● Dedicated wet locker aft of day head
● New upholstery
● 4 anchors, 2 on bowsprit, offset for easy handling
● FULLY IMPORTED into Australia.
Add some upgraded gear and this yacht will continue her life on the ocean for a long time to come.
If you are looking for an Ocean Cruising Yacht - Ketch, Hallberg Rassy, Island Packet, Malo, Amel, Alden, Discovery or Oyster check this one out first.
Call Ensign Mooloolaba to arrange an inspection. Located Brisbane South.
|Location:||Hope Island Marina|
|Length:||47′ 6″ (14.47m)|
|Keel/Ballast:||4,535 Kg Swing Keel|
|Engine:||Single Yanmar 75 HP Diesel Engine (4JH3TE)|
|Engine Hours:||4,381 hours|
|Fuel Consumption:||4 Lph|
|Max Speed:||8 Knots|
|Cruise Speed:||6-7 Knots|
|Propulsion:||3-Bladed Feathering (Auto stream)|
|Fuel Capacity:||380 Litres Total|
|WaterCapacity:||760 Litres Total|
|Galley:||LAYOUT: U-Shaped with 4-burner stove and oven, Twin basin, Foot pump, Electric H/C water
STORAGE: Abundant - Under counter, Outboard, Drawers
|Refrigeration:||Seafrost, Front & Top Open|
|Freezer:||Seafrost Top Opening|
|Stove:||Force 10 4-Burner with Oven|
|Hot Water System:||Sigma 30 Litre|
|Accommodation:||SALOON: U-Shaped galley, full Nav station, Day head aft, Table in saloon
HEADROOM: 1.9 m
|Cabins:||Main double forward with ensuite, Guest double aft port|
|Shower:||1 + 1|
|Ground Tackle:||ANCHOR WINCH: Electric
REMOTE: Deck buttons
|Safety Gear:||HARNESS: 2
|Bilge Pumps:||3 x Manual, 2 x Electric|
|Life Raft:||6-Man (needs service)|
|Fire Protection:||2 x Fire blanket, 3 x Extinguishers|
|Electrics:||LIGHTING: LED's Mostly
SHORE POWER: 110V with Transformer
BATTERIES: 4 x 120 ah house + Engine start
WIND GENERATOR: Kiss 10A @ 15 Knots
PLOTTER: Raymarine 70C
AUTO PILOT: Simrad
WIND INSTRUMENTS: Yes
RADIOS: VHF + HF (ICOM)
|Sail Inventory:||Yankee, 130% Gen, Main, Mizzen, Asym, Mizzen Staysail|
|Mast/Rigging:||RIG TYPE: Rod Nartec
RIG AGE: 2002
LAZY JACKS: Yes
SPARS: Metal mast marine
|Deck Gear:||Spinnaker pole, 8 x Lewmar winches, 1 x Powered winch|