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1992 Shannon 43

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States


Blue Magic is one of the best equipped and best maintained boats of her size and type we have ever seen. The current owner is the original purchaser, who had the boat built to his custom specifications, and has sailed her every year since her launch in 1992, including :-  Atlantic Circle - 1993 - 1995, Baltic Sea, Scandinavia & British Isles - 2008 - 2011, and Cruising from Newfoundland to Bahamas. The boat has been winter stored inside, both in Europe and the U.S.A. where she has been serviced By Concordia Company, Dartmouth, MA. 


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: $270,000
Make: Shannon
Model: 43
Year: 1992
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 43 ft


Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Name, Location and Number:


Located: Dartmouth, MA

USCG Documentation: No. 966683



  • Type of Vessel: Shannon 43, diesel auxiliary, keel/centerboard, cutter
  • Designer: Walter Schultz
  • Builder: Shannon Yachts, Bristol, RI
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Shannon 43 Hull: #33



  • Length Over All: 49’ (including bow platform)
  • Length On Deck: 43' 10"
  • Length On Waterline: 36’ 7”
  • Beam: 13' 5"
  • Draft: 5' 1" (board up) / 8' 7" (board down)
  • Displacement: 30,000 lbs.
  • Lead Ballast: 10,500 lbs.
  • Mast Clearance:    63'
  • Sail Area: 950 sq. ft.



  • Hull and deck are Corecell linear PVC foam cored hand laid-up fiberglass, using polyester resin, and an epoxy barrier undercoat on hull.
  • Keel-centerboard configuration, internal solid lead ballast encapsulated within fiberglass hull laminates and skeg mounted rudder with propeller in aperture.
  • Teak toerail and bowsprit with double anchor rollers.
  • Colors: Aristo Blue topsides (Awlgrip – 2012), gold cove stripe, white boot, red bottom, white cabin trunk and cockpit, grey non-skid on decks and grey spars.
  • Varnished teak brightwork, stainless steel deck hardware



  • Westerbeke W58 – 58 horsepower, 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated diesel
  • Serial Number: U2699003
  • Engine Hours: 5,010 (as of August 2016)
  • Hurth Transmission (new 2012)
  • Aquamet shaft with a two blade, 18X15, fixed, right hand, bronze propeller

Rigging, Sails and Canvas

  • Hall Spars carbon fiber mast, with Harken mast track, separate storm trysail track and halyard, mast step G-10 composite stepped on keel
  • Lewmar mast winches: two #30 ST, two #16 , #16 reefing winch on boom
  • aluminum boom with #16 reefing winch (new 2006)
  • Two Forespar extendable whisker poles – one mast mounted
  • QuickVang , D-30 by Hall Spars (new 2006)
  • Stainless Steel boom crutch mounted at traveller
  • All Navtec rod rigging and Harken roller furlers on genoa and staysail (new 2006)
  • Doyle Mainsail (2004) , Doyle 120% Genoa (2012), Thurston Staysail (1997)
  • Yankee, 170% MPS, Storm Jib and Storm Trysail
  • Sunbrella sailcover, grey vinyl dodger, brightwork covers and helmsman bimini
  • Canopy sunshade from mast to sternrail, closed cell cockpit cushions
  • Double stainless bow and stern rails, double lifelines with mid-ship S&P boarding gates
  • Sternrail mounted stainless steel outboard motor hoist
  • Lewmar cockpit winches: #64ST primaries, #40ST secondaries, #46ST mainsheet



  • Fuel: 98 gallons in 3 aluminum tanks with individual gauges (new in 2012)
  • Water: 235 gallons in 4 stainless tanks
  • Holding Tank: 20 gallon PVC tank with tank monitor and macerator pump discharge
  • Hot water heater – 10 gallons, stainless steel, engine and shore power heated
  • LPG: Two aluminum 20# tanks in a vented locker with shut-off solenoid at galley



  • Side Power bow thruster SE 100/185T with dedicated AGM batteries (new 2009)
  • Cetrek hydraulic autopilot with fluxgate compass (hydraulic pump replaced in 2012)
  • Espar diesel heater with three outlets (new 2000)
  • Ideal vertical windlass – with rode capstan and 5/16 HT chain gypsy (rebuilt 2013)
  • Four anchors – CQR #45, Danforth H-20, Fortress FX 23, Luke Yachtman 80#
  • Starboard Anchor Rode – 150’ HT chain with 300’ 3/4” three strand nylon tail
  • Port Anchor Rode - 250’ 5/8” twelve strand nylon with 15’ 3/8” chain leader
  • Saltwater anchor wash-down outlet and hose at bow
  • Folding stainless steel swim ladder – mounted on toe-rail genoa track
  • Raritan PHII head with Y-valve to holding tank or overboard discharge (new in 2007)
  • Cockpit hot and cold shower


Electrical System

  • 4 AGM Lifeline batteries in two banks (420 amps total) (new 2013)
  • Professional Mariner Promatic 120 VAC to 12 VDC battery charger, 30 amp, 3 step
  • 90 AH Motorola alternator, with PowerMax voltage regulator and MasterVolt splitter
  • Xantrex 1800 watt inverter (new 2013)
  • Masthead tri-color & anchor light, navigation lights, separate foredeck, sidedeck and cockpit lights with switches at helm station
  • 30 AMP shore power connection and cable
  • Six 120 VAC outlets, two 12 VDC outlets, four electric fans
  • Most interior lights have been converted to LED bulbs



Interior Finishes  Satin-varnished teak staving bulkheads, oak ceilings, white fiberglass overhead, with solid teak and holly cabin sole. Stainless steel or chromed bronze hardware and light fixtures. Fourteen stainless steel Hood opening ports and five overhead Hood hatches.

Forward Cabin   V-berth with filler piece to make a double, separate sink and medicine locker over, tall hanging locker and folding privacy door. Anchor rode locker forward of V-berth. Folding steps for forward hatch escape.

Salon   Settee seating berths with drop-leaf center table. Port side upper outboard pilot berth, starboard side upper outboard book shelves and two large lockers. Port side transom berth pulls out for double.

Berths   Total 7 berths: 2 V-berths forward, 1 pilot berth and 2 transom berths in main salon, 2 quarter berths, with lee cloths. Berth cushions are dark blue Sunbrella with white piping.

Galley   U-shaped galley with numerous storage cabinets, white Corian counter tops, double stainless deep sink with separate Seagull filtered fresh water faucet, back-up fresh water foot pump, and saltwater pump. SeaFrost top loading freezer with top and side loading refrigerator and icebox.. The LPG gimbaled stove has three burners with oven. Underway security belt for galley.

Head   The head has a Raritan manual toilet with overboard or holding tank discharge, holding tank monitor, separate shower stall, stainless steel sink , several lockers and cabinets, full length mirror.

Navigation Station   Forward facing bench seat and opening table top, Furuno NavNet display, circuit breaker panel with battery switches and meters, VHF and SSB radios, red chart and dome lights for night running, paper chart storage in table, sextant stowage below table. Underway security belt for navigation station seat.


  • Furuno NavNet 3D-GPS chart plotter, radar and AIS. Three screen locations (new 2012)
  • Software updated and current charts from Newfoundland to Bahamas in 2015
  • ICOM IC-M604   DSC VHF – with Commandmic at helm. MMSI registration
  • Datamarine fathometer, speed/log, and AWI, mounted in cockpit.
  • SEA – 322 Single-sideband radio
  • Kenwood Stereo AM/FM radio with CD player and cabin and cockpit speakers


Galley Equipment

  • SeaFrost holdover cold plate refrigeration – engine and battery drive systems
  • Tasco 3 burner LPG stove with oven (new 2013)
  • Seagull IV fresh water filter system
  • Two parallel pump pressurized fresh water with foot pump backup
  • Saltwater pump at galley sink
  • Barbecue grill, rail mounted with LPG hose connection


Safety Equipment:

  • FireBoy engine compartment automatic fire extinguisher, 4 manual fire extinguishers
  • Three bilge pumps – Whale Gulper 220, Whale Gusher 10, Edson 30GPM
  • High water alarm
  • EPIRB - ARC 406 MHz with GPS (new 1/2007)
  • Winslow 6-man life raft in hard case under cockpit floor (inspected 2011), and bailout box
  • MOM 8 (inspected 2011) LifeSling, web jacklines, safety harnesses
  • Galerider drogue
  • Mast mounted electric horn, parachute and hand flares, smokes (new 2013)


Sale includes extensive collection of spare parts and equipment, Including:

  • Comprehensive detailed owner prepared instructions, over 50 pages
  • Equipment manufacturer’s manuals, parts lists, and instructions
  • Spare Leece-Neville 90 amp. alternator
  • Spare starter motor with solenoid, fuel pump, water pumps, injectors, belts, gasket and hose kit, senders, switches and service items – filters, impellers, zincs, etc.
  • Spare replacement pedestal compass
  • Emergency steering compass
  • Emergency tiller
  • Two extra 250’ anchor rodes – 5/8” and 3/4” nylon
  • High capacity bilge pump – electric power and discharge hose connected in emergency
  • Hydraulic rigging cutter
  • Cockpit weather cloths
  • Portable electric fuel oil transfer pump
  • Extra stainless steel teak trimmed steering wheel
  • Spare Edson pedestal steering cables and chain
  • Extra stainless wire rope centerboard cables
  • Teak grate for cockpit and shower stall that are now Starboard marine board
  • Second set of main hatch weather boards – solid teak
  • Two sets of fitted sheets for all bunks


The following are not conveyed with the purchase of the boat and its equipment:

  • The name BLUE MAGIC is reserved and does not transfer with the boat – and the new owner must remove the name within one year of the sale.







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.


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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