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1996 Shannon 43

Morgan Freeman's, British Virgin Islands


This is an amazing opportunity to own one of the most sought after classic yachts of her time! Afrodesia is well-known within the yachting community as Mr. Morgan Freeman's personal sailboat for the past twenty years.  She has been kept in excellent condition and has had many recent navigational upgrades.  Mr. Freeman sailed her from Rhode Island to the Caribbean, where the boat has since been sailing the beautiful waters of the British Virgin Islands down to Spice Island of Grenada. 

The net proceeds of this sale will be donated to charity, and she is being offered at $299,500.  A once in a lifetime opportunity!


Built 1996 Hull No #39

Engine Westerbeke 71-C Four Diesel

Hours 1198

LOA 43'10", Draft 6' Beam 13'6"

7 berth accommodation in 3 double berths and 1 single


AIS depthsounder

Chart plotter

Simrad Autopilot

Raymarine GPS C7  , Simrad NSS8

Icom ic-m50

GPS Simrad Repeater NsSS7

AIS Radar

Caad Radar detector

19" TV Flatscreen

Insignia VCR/ DVD player

Sony AM/FM radio

6 cabin snd 2 cockpit speakers


Battened Mainsail

Furling Genoa

Mizzen staysail


Wheel steering

1 x elec winch

Inside Equipment

Electric and manual bilge pump

H/C water

Gimballed Force 10, 3 burner stove / oven 

2 x Marine head

Fridge and Freezer

Battery charger

Outside Equipment

Cockpit table

Cockpit cushions and Sprayhood

Swim ladder


Nav and int lights

Electric Windlass inc 45 lb CQR and 20 lb Danforth secondary (200' rode)

Safety Gear

Life Ring

4 Fire extinguishers, 4 fenders 6 dock lines, 2 boat hooks.

Life lines


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: US$299,500
Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: Afrodesia
Make: Shannon
Model: 43
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Shannon Yacht Company
Designer: Walter Schulz & Associates
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: #39
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Winged Keel


Length: 43'10 ft
Length Of Deck: 43'10 ft
Waterline Length: 36'7 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Max Draft: 6'6 ft
Displacement: 27,500 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Dry Weight: 27,500 lb
Ballast: 10,500 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Model: Westerbeke C-71HP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 71hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1996
  • Engine Hours: 1200


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers

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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