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2008 Beneteau America 43

Annapolis, Maryland, United States


There might be other Beneteau 43's on the market but none compare to "Shay La Mer"!! Her owner has done a fantastic job of setting her up up cruising the Bay or traveling to ports North and South. The list of upgrades and additional equipment is extensive.

*Generator*AC/Heat*Extra fuel tank*Water maker*Single Sideband*Inner forestay with storm jib*(2)Whisker poles*Dual Racor filters*and much, much more!!!!


Basic Boat Info

Price: US$185,900
Boat Name: Shay La Mer
Make: Beneteau America
Model: 43
Year: 2008
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Berret/Racoupeau
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Other


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43 ft
Waterline Length: 38'1 ft
Beam: 13'6 ft
Max Draft: 5'5 ft
Dry Weight: 19,566 lb
Ballast: 6,239 lb
Single Berths: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 54hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 2008
  • Engine Hours: 860
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 95 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 95 gal
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Sloop


Co Brokerage Sail Search is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting - Annapolis.


This Beneteau 43  is equipped for safe and comfortable ocean cruising.
She sailed in the Caribbean 1500 to BVIs and is ready to go on
your next adventure. One owner never chartered.

* Full cockpit enclosure
* Watermaker
* 95 gal fuel (2 tanks)
* Storm jib on inner stay
* Roller furling Code 0
* 5 KW Onan genset in sound enclosure
* 9.5’ Achilles dinghy & 15 HP O/B


Year Built: 2008
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 860
Engine Power: 54 HP
Maxprop feathering propeller

Keel Details

Shoal Draft Keel
Keel Type: Fin
Ballast: 5546 lb
Max Draft: 5'5"

Sail Area

I : 51.75 ft
J : 15.33 ft
P : 47.50 ft
E : 15.75 ft
Working Sail Area : 891.00 sq ft
Manufacturer Provided Description

Designed to complete the next generation of Beneteaus, the Beneteau 43 takes its place amongst the beautiful Beneteau 40, 46 and 49. With a strong common exterior appeareance, this four-boat range has a modern, elegant style drawn by naval architects Berret Racoupeau. The striking interior is the work of the famed Italian design office of Nauta Design. The Beneteau 43 is available in two layouts of two or three cabins, both including two heads with showers.


Two cabins, 2 heads with electric quiet flush toilets, fresh or sea water flush
Extra storage cabinet in forward stateroom
Lee cloth for settee
Frig and freezer
32” Sony TV, 6 speaker stereo, DVD, mood lights in solon, 4 cabin fans
Extra reading lights in both cabins

Forward, the Queen cabin has walk room, a dressing seat, good
stowage, and a private head and shower compartment. In the two-
cabin version, the complementary cabin aft, on the starboard side, has
a huge berth in addition to standing room and ample places to stow
clothes and personal effects. This cabin has its own door to the main
head, which contains a shower stall.
The saloon offers a large table with seating on three sides. Both
settees are long enough to lie on, and lee cloths would make them
comfortable sea berths. An aft-facing chart desk at the foot of the port
settee completes the salon. A line of lockers under the side decks ties
the entire area together visually and extends to the galley, featuring
numerous eye-level storage cabinets. The galley is seaworthy. It's aft,
to port of the companionway, where you can reach the necessities:
stove, front-opening fridge, top-loading freezer, drawers, and work
surfaces with solid fiddles.

The companionway entering the cabin offers plentiful handholds:


Ray Marine Package

Radar / GPS / Chartplotter / Wind Point, Speed, Log,
Knotmeter, Autopilot

ICOM SSB Radio with insulated backstay

2 A/C units 16,000 & 12,000 BTU

3000W / 140A Freedom inverter/charger
(2) 290 AH AGM house batteries
EPIRB, "Trilobe" Radar Reflector
Tricolor nav and anchor light on masthead
Electric winch on cabin top furls sails with the push of a button


120, 140 % genoas
155% V0 on continuous line furler
In mast furling main
Storm jib on a removable inner forestay
Dodger, Bimini, and connector canvas replaced in 2017

Full cockpit enclosure


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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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