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1999 Shannon 43

ROCK HALL, Maryland, United States



Shannon 43 Staysail Ketch

"Celebration" is one of the finest examples of Shannon Yachts. She is in exquisite condition and ready to cruise. Her shallow draft makes her ideal for cruising the east coast (4'-9") with the board up.

  • NEW 2016 Flag Blue Hull Paint
  • Two Cabin, Two Head Layout
  • New Electronics
  • Low Engine Hours
  • Full Complement of Sails
  • Most Popular Hull Built by Shannon


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $275,000
Make: Shannon
Model: 43
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Walter Schulz & Associates
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 43.0 ft
Length Overall: 47.5 ft
Length Of Deck: 43.83 ft
Waterline Length: 36.58 ft
Beam: 13.42 ft
Max Draft: 8.5 ft
Min Draft: 4.75 ft
Displacement: 27,500.0 lb
Bridge Clearance: 64.0 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6.42 ft
Dry Weight: 27,500.0 lb
Ballast: 10,500.0 lb
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Model: Westerbeke W-71HP
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1999
  • Engine Hours: 383


Heads Count: 2
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers

Interior Walk Through

When first stepping below you will be greeted with the look and feel of an old classic yacht. Her warmth and character will captivate your every dream, yet, hidden beneath that beautiful cherry and ash interior are the modern construction techniques and comforts that make her a yacht for today.

From the base of the companionway to starboard and aft is the heart of this yacht for any cruiser, a true nav station. There is a large cherry chart table with hinged top. There is a full array of electronics, breaker panels for both 12v. and 120v. The main battery cut off switches, gauges for electric, bilge pump controls and hour meter are located here. There is a full height locker outboard and a comfortable high back nav seat.

Moving forward and to starboard is the galley. This is a well planned area with a large U-shaped corian counter with high fiddle surround. On the aft side of the U is a large refrigerator/ freezer which is both top and front loading on the inboard side of the counter. To satisfy your cooking needs outboard is a beautiful 4 burner stove with oven and broiler and hidden behind beautiful cherry doors is a GE microwave for those quick reheats. For clean up there is a large double bowl polished stainless steel sink with your choice of water. The galley has storage of all shapes and sizes, behind or inside of cabinets and drawers.

To port is the common head. This is unusually large with excellent storage with-in the vanity which has a corian counter top, large white china sink and porcelain handled fixtures. On the forward end of the head is a large stall shower with fixed seat and one piece etched plexiglass door. The head is a Raritan PEII. The bulkheads and cabinetry are covered in white Formica with semi-gloss cherry trim and accents. Natural ventilation in this area is supplied by two opening stainless steel ports.

Just aft of the head is the guest cabin. Once again all cabinetry is made from semi-gloss cherry and natural spruce battens for hull sides. This cabin has a large double berth with storage beneath. A hanging locker and several reading lights and central dome light for general illumination. Natural ventilation is provided by an opening port and small overhead hatch.

Moving forward in the boat you find yourself in the salon and dining area. You will find that all of the bulkheads, cabinetry, doors and trim are finished in beautiful semi-gloss varnish, a white satin finish on the overhead spruce batten ceiling and natural finished spruce batten for hull sides. On the starboard side is an L-shaped settee that converts to a double berth. To port is a standard length settee which when needed becomes a great single sea berth. On the forward bulkhead is a beautiful bookcase with etched plexiglass door, hanging glass storage on top and bottle storage below. For dining or entertaining is a removable drop-leaf high low table with a birdseye maple accent.

Now to the master stateroom. This cabin is complete with it's own private head with stall shower. When entering, to port is a large hanging locker, next is a vanity with a china sink and chrome and porcelain fixtures. A large mirror behind the sink with lights surrounding and plenty of storage beneath. To starboard is a second locker and drawered cabinetry. The berth is a large v-berth with a 6" custom mattress with 2 drawers and bin storage beneath. More high storage is located at the foot end of the berth with caned doors. This entire space is beautifully finished in semi-gloss varnished cherry with natural finished spruce batten hull sides. Natural light and ventilation is provide by several opening stainless steel ports and an overhead hatch.

Celebration is a beautifully professionally maintained yacht throughout. The owners have moved and she cannot go with, so if you have an interest in a yacht like this don't wait as she is a one of a kind and just waiting for you.



  • Corian Counter Tops
  • Cherry Cabinets
  • Refrigeration / Freezer (Top & Side Load) (Seafrost Engine Driven with 120V. Shore Back-up)
  • Large Double Bowl Stainless Steel Sink w/ Single Lever Faucet (Scanvik)
  • Salt Water Hand Pump
  • Fresh Water Foot Pump
  • Seagull Water Filter
  • 4 Burner Propane Stove w/ Oven & Broiler (Broadwater Marine Stove)
  • Microwave (Built-In) (GE Spacemaker III)
  • Large Dry Goods Storage Lockers
  • Under Counter Trash Bin
  • Utensil Drawers
  • Flip-up Counter Extension



120v. 30 Amp Shore Power Inlet

  • 120v. 30 Amp Shore Power Cord (50')
  • 120v. Breaker Panel
  • 120v. Water Heater   (plus NEW spare)
  • NEW 2013 Air Conditioning (1) 16,000 BTU Reverse Cycle Heat Pump)
  • Battery Charger (ProMatic 30-3)
  • Inverter (Trace 2000)
  • 12v. Main Battery Disconnect Switches
  • 12v. Breaker Panel (w/ Amp, Volt and Test Switch)
  • NEW 2013 Batteries (5) Group 31 AGM's (4 House) & (1 Engine)
  • Bilge Pump (Whale Gulper 220 w/ Auto Switch)
  • Bilge Pump (Rule 3700 w/ Auto Switch & Alarm)
  • NEW 2013 LED Lighting
  • NEW 2013 LED Interior Light Bulbs (Most but not all)
  • NEW 2010 Bow Thruster (12 HP Sidepower)
  • Running Lights
  • Foredeck Light (Forespar)
  • Bow Light (Forespar)
  • Tri-Color / Anchor Light (Aqua Signal)
  • Side Deck Lights (Forespar)
  • Windlass (Electric Ideal w/ Polished Stainless Steel Case


Nav Station and Electronics
  • NEW 2013 Garmin GPSMAP Glass Helm 8000 (Unit is WiFi Accessible with Free Garmin Helm App Which Allows Control of Plotter from Phone or Tablet
  • NEW 2013 Garmin (GMI 20) at Helm
  • NEW 2013 Garmin (GMI 20) at Nav Station
  • Autopilot (Robertson AP20) at Helm
  • Autopilot Remote (AP21) at Nav Station
  • Single Side Band (C235 SEA-235) (Copper Ground Plane Bonded to Hull)
  • Furuno Weather Fax w/ Separate Mast Head Mounted Antenna)
  • VHF (Standard Horizon Quantum GX5500S)  
  • Large Cherry Chart Table w/ Storage With-in
  • Large Locker Outboard
  • High Back Swivel Seat
  • Ubiquiti Booster (Mast Mounted Extends Reach Several Miles


Sails, Canvas and Rigging

Shannon Custom "Sketch" Rig

  • Rod Rigging (Navtec)
  • Genoa Furling System (Harken II)
  • Yankee Furling System (Harken II)
  • Headstay and Forestay (Single)
  • NEW 2015 Lazy Jacks (Main Sail Intigrated Into Stack Pack System)
  • Masts and Booms by (Metalmast Marine) Painted Matterhorn White AWLGRIP
  • Antal Mast Track w/ Batt Cars
  • Forestay & Stemhead Halyard Full Mast Head
  • Mizzen Staysail Running Backs, Block & Tackles and Halyard
  • Winches:

               *Genoa Haylard (Lewmar Ocean 30CST)

               *Yankee Halyard (Lewmar Ocean 30CST)

               *Main Halyard (Lewmar Ocean

               *Mizzen Halyard (Lewmar 16CST)

               *Mizzen Staysail Halyard Winch (Lewmar 16CST)

               *Jib Sheet Winche Port (Lewmar Ocean

               *Jib Sheet Winch Starboard (Lewmar Electric Ocean

               *Main Sheet Winch (Lewmar Ocean

               *Mizzen Sheet Winch (Lewmar 16CST

  • Color Coded Running Rigging
  • Winch Handles (2)
  • Topping Lift (Stainless Steel Coated Wire)
  • Whisker Pole Track (20')
  • Windex
  • Continuous Line Reefing Lead to Cockpit (Two Reefs)
  • Flag Halyard (Stbd Spreader)
  • Preventer (Shaeffer Block & Tackle)
  • Radar Platform
  • Sails:

                *Full Batten Main (2 Reefs)(Kappa Sails)

                *Full Batten Mizzen (Kappa Sails)


                *Genoa 135%

                *Mizzen (Full Battens, Batt Cars & 1 Reef)

                *Mizzen Staysail

                *Main Sail Cover (Navy Blue)

                * Mizzen Sail Cover (Navy Blue)

                * Main Sail Lazy Jacks

                * Mizzen Sail Lazy Jacks

  • Dodger (Hard Top w/ Canvas Front & Sides


  • Westerbeke W-718  (71 Hp) (383 Hours)
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Fuel Tank Manifold
  • Primary Fuel Filter w/ Gauge (Racor)
  • Fuel Polishing System
  • Engine Gauges, Alarms, Warning Lights
  • 12v. Oil Change System (Reverso)
  • 12v. Booster Fuel Pump
  • Alternator (150 Amp w/ External Regulator)
  • Prop (3 Blade Max Prop 18"x 16"x 1 1/4")
  • Automatic Fire Suppression System


  • NEW 2015 Spade Anchor
  • Large Blade Danforth
  • 100 Lb. Fisherman Anchor
  • Windlass (Electric Ideal Windlass Polished Stainless)
  • Anchor Washdown Pump & Hose
  • MaxProp
  • Fixed 3 Blade Prop (Spare)
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Spinnaker Halyard
  • Snatch Blocks/ 2 Preventers (Schaeffer)
  • Boom Brake
  • Mooring Pennant
  • Plumbed for Watermaker (Watermaker NOT included)
  • Oil Change Pump (Factory Installed)
  • Fuel Polishing System (Separate Pump Recirculates Fuel Through Racor Filter When Dockside) (Can Also Transfer Fuel).
  • Spare Water Heater
  • Spare Parts Including: Hoses, Plumbing Parts, Pumps, Toilet Parts
  • Spare High Output Alternator and Starter w/ Solenoid
  • Spare Fuses
  • Fenders, Snubbers, Dock Lines, Mooring Lines
  • Screens for Ports & Hatches
  • Hot & Cold Cockpit Water Hook Up
  • Dingy (Ultra Light Aluminium AB Rib) NO Motor


Construction Note
  • Decks Closed Cell Foam Sandwich Core (NO BALSA)
  • Fuel

               (2) 28 Gallon

               (1) 42 Gallon

  • Water

               (1) 100 Gallon

               (1) 63 Gallon

               (1) 42 Gallon

  • Waste

               (1) 30 Gallon

               (1) 25 Gallon

Manufacturer Provided Description

Exceptional sailing performance and a customized interior make the Shannon 43 the foremost yacht for coastal cruising or long distance passage-making. While offering a traditional look above the waterline, the Shannon 43 exemplifies state-of-the-art design and construction techniques. She is fast on all points of sail, seaworthy, and comfortable. A boat for two-person sailing and liveaboard, with two private staterooms and dual head arrangements, she provides accommodations for owners and guests. The underwater hull design is available in either a keel centerboard or fixed draft version and the choice of rig is an easily-handled double headsail cutter or double headsail ketch. Every Shannon is delivered fully commissioned with an extensive list of standard equipment ready for an extended voyage.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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