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2006 43 (ft.) 3 (in.) Other 43 Sloop

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General Information

Listing# 118778

Western, CT, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Racers and Cruisers
Robert H. Perry
43 Sloop
43 (ft.) 3 (in.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

Saga 43 is a serious long range cruiser with performance characteristics.  Designed by Robert Perry and built in Ontario, Canada.  Exterior wood was avoided to minimize time consuming maintenance.  This boat was built to be strong and much care was given to detail to make it comfortable on longer passages.  Sail area is 952 sq. ft.  Power is provided by a Yanmar 54 Hp diesel with direct drive to a variable pitch, 3 blade propeller.  Boat can easily sail at 8+ kts and if powered up, 9+ kts. can be achieved.   Rudder is carbon fiber and counter-balanced.

This Saga was constructed to a higher specification due to owner's personal request.  Centerline mast step was remodeled and mid-ship stringers were reinforced.  Custom fiberglass fuel tanks were added.  Life lines are 30"  off the deck.

Boat has been conscientiously maintained and upgraded as needed.   Boat shows well & is currenly in the water and ready for survey.   Fast, plum bow, handsome lines, voluminous interior and well cared for.  Owner moving.   We encourage your inspections. 



New Listing
Custom finished Saga 43. Excellent performance cruising sailboat in extremely good condition.  Excellent maintenance since new.  Ready for commissioning & launch. Purchase now and enjoy the entire 2013 sailing season.
 The Saga 43 was designed and built to accomodate all types of sailing owners.  Certainly ideal for local family sailing tours and capable of going offshore on long passages.   This is a serious cruising boat and its proven voyages help to establish its reputation.  Innovation of ideas and solid, good construction using high-tech materials & man-hours, is where the true value exists.  This boat is a custom Saga built by Saga and interior completion by Pacific Seacraft.  Hull topsides is white gelcoat. Handsome in appearance with near vertical stem profile and sleek beam, the boat slides through the water efficiently and tracks well.   Keel is a bulb and the  rudder is counter-balanced.   On deck, there is a massive bow pulpit and anchoring gear;  life lines are 30" high; four dorades and 7 hatches provide air circulation below; dual goal posts offer support to all crew while on deck, working the mast; all lines are led aft to the cockpit, under a shield to protect them from the sun and eliminate tripping by crew, in hours of darkness; deck lockers for lines; cleats and chocks are strong, well mounted and properly located.   The cockpit is designed to be comfortable and safe.  One can lay down on the seats.  Drainage is excellent with opening hatch board leading to the swimstep (for that unfortunate swamping by a breaking greenie), in addition to 2, two inch scuppers).  Large lazarette;   propane storage; shower head for the swimstep.  Jacklines are easily rigged.  Traveler is mounted on the deckhouse to give the cockpit crew easy manuverability. Incorporated in sailing features is the "Variable Geomety Rig", a twin headstay headsail system which was incorporated by the BOC/Whitbread singlehanders.  Inner forestay carries a high aspect, self-tacking jib and the outer forestay carries a high-clewed genoa, both on Furlex 300S roller-furlers.  Main has lazy jacks and Sail-Pack storage system.   Use the jib for going to weather and the genoa for reaching and downwind sailing. Mainsail is fully battened and easy to manage. The hull is solid along the centerline, for keel, mast and impact areas.  The hull and deck are cored with hi-tech balsa for strength and rigidity, while maintaining modest weight.  The core is removed and replaced with solid glass at all thru-hulls, and any area where through-bolting will be necessary, adding to strength of attachments and minimizing any chance of water intrusion. Interior is very handsome with a satin-varnished Cherry wood. Galley is adjacent to the companionway, fitted with dual sinks and Corian countertops.  Nav station is to starboard, forward of the galley.   Large guest cabin to port under the cockpit with queen sized sleeping berth.  Head is on the port side and has molded shower stall, between the aft cabin and the salon.  Master cabin is forward with large, queen sized vee berth with filler and separate basin and vanity.  Salon has opposing settees with centerline table with drop leafs to accomodate full meal dining.  Headroom is 6' 5".  The settees will allow sleeping and lee cloths are provided.  There are bookcases outboard and some lockers; overhead grab rails are installed.
 This Saga has two staterooms.  Master is forward with an oversized queen, centerline berth with 6" Premium foam mattress with 2" Tempurpedic top.  There is a separate vanity with basin in this area.   Plenty of storage provided, including 2 cedar closets.  Hatch and portholes allow for ventilation.  The Guest stateroom is aft on the port side. This cabin also has a large queen sized berth, with 6" Premium foam mattress, that will accomodate a couple. Another cedar closet.    The Salon settees will allow for crew sleeping on either side and Lee cloths can be rigged, for comfort. Cushions in the salon are Shetland Ultraleather, light/soft, rich green upholstery. The joinerwork is superb and made of rich, Cherry, satin finished wood.  Interior is in "like New" condition.  OceanAir hatch shades and screens.  7 Lewmar hatches throughout the boat.  8 opening ports throughout the boat.   23 LED overhead spotlights.  2 Hela fans. The head is a Dometic Series 5000 Vacu-FLush toilet.  Holding tank is installed and functional and there are 'Y' valves and electric macerator pump or pump out.  Holding tank has a 20 gallon capacity.    There are reading lamps and fans for convenience.  Lockers, drawers and hanging lockers and bookcases are also available.
 The main Salon in the 43 is designed for easy passage and usage.  Opposing settees  with a drop-leaf centerline teak table is the configuration.  Upholstery is a Ultra-leather Shetland, light/soft, rich green decor.  All cushions are in "like New" condition.   Headroom is 6' 5".  Large windows allow plenty of light to enter the cabin and hatches & dorade vents allow for ventilation.   Satin varnished Cherry wood interior with very handsome joinerwork complement the interior.   There are 23 overhead LED spot lights.   Cabin soles are teak & holly.  Engine compartment is well insulated for noise reduction.
 Galley is located to starboard as one goes below.  Corian countertops with sea rails all around; ample storage; dual S/S sink basins; propane Force Ten, gimbaled 3 burner cooktop  and oven; Microwave; SeaFrost BD - 12 air cooled, Refrigeration and Freezer with electronic controls; General Ecology SeaGull fresh water filtration system; Hot & Cold water pressurized system; Hidden pull-out trash bin;  and 10 lb. See-through LP tank with BEP 600-GDL electronic propane gas detector.. Plenty of storage - drawer and locker space.  2 full cupboards, 8 drawers, 2 bins and various racks. 11 gallon Hot water heater/ tank. Designer faucet.  Opening ports for ventilation.  Located for easy access to cockpit.
Navigation Station
 Navigation Station is down the companionway and to starboard, in front of the galley .  Day / night lighting is provided.        *  RayMarine E 80 Color Radar Display         *  RayMarine 4Kw Pathfinder Radome  RD 424        *   Raymarine Raychart ST60 AutoHelm w/ E80 Chartplotter with US              Navigable Waters Cartridge at helm Raymarine ST60 Digital Multifunction Display at chart table (includes depth, speed, wind, etc.) Raymarine Raystar 125 Raymarine SmartContoller Wireless Remote AutoHelm w/ Instrument Data ICOM M504 w/ Remote CommandMic at helm Accugage Ultra 8 Tank Monitor (fuel, water, holding) PolyPlanar Marine Stereo/5 CD Changer/iPod connect w/ two sets of 8” speakers (one pair in salon headliner and one pair in cockpit coming) with cockpit remote control UFO2 FM/TV DC Powered Antenna Toshiba 23” TV/DVD Player mounted on Salon forward bulkhead RItchie Compass at helm Phone outlet for dock service;  along with Shore power 30 amp outlet
Electrical System
 This yacht has both, AC and DC power.  DC  (12V) is provided by 6 V AGM batteries with 187 amp hrs. each.  In addition, there is a 24 AGM starting battery for the main engine with cross-over switch.    Heavy duty Hi- Output alternator on main engine. AC (110V - 30 amp) is provided by shore power, cable and outlet; 30 amp service with 2 50' shore cables.   While underway, a NextGen VCM1,  3.5 Kw generator provides the AC power.  *  90 hrs. Xantrex Freedom Marine 20 Inverter/ Charger with regulator and Heart Interface Link 2000-R. Generator is in a sound shield. Electrical distribution panel with AC / DC  magnetic breakers.  Voltage meters and ammeters with battery test system.  
 Engine - Yanmar 4JH4 -E Diesel, 54Hp, with conventional shaft driving a 3 blade, VariProp 19" propeller  DF1073.  350 hours logged.  Fresh water cooled heat exchanger.  Also, Stewart Warner Marine electric fuel pump for self-bleeding fuel system.  Jabsco remote oil change pump and Yanmar Remote oil filter system.  Non corrosive muffler and exhaust system.   Balmar 12 V alternator with MaxCharge MC -612 Regulator.  Engine compartment is sound insulated. NextGen VCM1 - Generator  3.5 Kw in sound shield; fresh water cooled. 90 hrs. MarineAir 16 BTU air conditioning system with reverse cycle option Bilge pumping; both manual and automatic.  2000 GPH Rule electric bilge with automatic switch.  HD Whale manual emergency bilge pump.  Another in cockpit. RACOR Fuel filters Edson Direct-Drive rudder controls Fuel tanks (125 g.) are custom designed fiberglass tanks.  Water tanks are poly and hold 100 g.  11 gallon Marine  AC Hot water heater / tank; UL approved.  Heat exchanger from engine. Below WL through-hulls are 1/4 turn ball valves of non-corresive Marlon.  Above WL  through-hulls are Chrome/bronze.  PYI Marine dripless shaft seal for the 11/4"  S/S shaft .  Bronz strut holding the shaft.
Sailing & Rig
 Sage 43 is sloop rigged with double headsail system, referred to as the Variable Geometry Rig.   Self tacking inner forestay for upwind sailing with minimum sail handing and larger outer forestay for larger, high clewed genoa for reaching and downwind sailing.  Mainsail stacks in a Quantum Sailpac and has lazy jacks.  One power winch is provided for ease of raising the mainsail. Sails are Quantum.   Sail area is:  952 sq. ft. - genoa;    882 sq, ft. - self tacking jib I  =  58.17'    J  =  15.66'     Jc  =  18.25'    E  =  16.50'      P  =  51' DISPL/Length ratio  =  160                   IMS Stability Index  =  133 degrees Sail Area / Displ. ratio (100%)  =  20.01 Sail Area / Displ. ratio (self tack jib)  = 18.54  Adjustments to rig are accomplished with a SailTec 12LI hydraulic backstay adjuster.   Hydraulic boom vang.  Standing rigging is S/S 1x19 wire.  Roller furlers are Furlex 300S.  Mainsail is fully battened and has Harken Battcar system installed.  Main has 3 single line reef points.   There are 3 sails all made by Quantum;  mainsail, self-tacking jib and the large genoa.  Selden anodized mast & boom are aluminum; mast stepped on a upgraded mast step mounted on reinforced stringers on top of the keel, per original RH Perry design.  Double spreader rig. Spinnaker pole could be mounted on mast.  Traveler is mid-boom & mounted forward of the companionway.  All lines from the mast are lead aft to the cockpit winches;  they are shielded by a cover to minimize sun deterioration and eliminate tripping when crew may be on-deck.   All 5 winches are Harken;  (1) on mast, 32ST 2 speed, electric powered for raising the main. (2) Harken 53.2 2speed primaries, and (2) in cockpit.  All hardware is Harken.    Rope or line clutches are mounted.  "Spaghetti boxes" are designed to hold halyards and reefing lines, in the cockpit coamings.
 The Decks on this Saga are fibreglass.  Minimum amount of exterior teak.            Edson pedestal wheel steering with friction brake.  Emergency tiller. Edson destroyer wheel and pedestal mounted engine controls; Edson folding cockpit table.  This COCKPIT is terrific:  comfortable seats with high backrests; easy to move around in; can walk past the wheel on either side; headroom below the bimini top is over 6' 3".  Ergonomically correct and satisfying.  Visibility is excellent.  Can control all sailing from cockpit.  Easy access to water on scooped stern;  easy access to dingy davits.   Hard to beat this design. Stainless steel bow rail and stern rail and radar arch. Full bimini frame and cover over the helm and cockpit area, with connector.  Full Dodger (Sunbrella Silver) is installed to protect the occupants of the cockpit.  S/S Arch aft, is set up to allow for line storage and securely mounted.  S/S dingy davits are manually operated.  Outboard engine mounting on stern S/S pulpit.  Bow seat. Integrated Swimstep, swim ladder and transom door; ease of getting on board.  Hot & Cold handheld shower on transom. Heavy duty bow pulpit & anchoring gear with dual anchor rollers.  Muir Atlantic 1250 electric/manual Windlass. 2 Lewmar 44# Claw anchors.  Chain & 200' of rode.  Chain & 170' nylon. Auto anchor AA560 Control at helm. LED running lights; Nav lights.  Masthead Tri-color.  Deck spot-light mounted on mast.  Cockpit lighting. Faircough. winter / mooring cover and frame work. Lifesling 3 MOB  (in hard case).  Life jackets.   Fenders & lines. Aluminum toe rail with variable slots for misc. tie-ups. Welded S/S hand rails on deck.  Goal posts at mast.   Dorade protectors. (4)  10" mooring cleats.   (2)  10" spring-line cleats. Padeyes for safety harnesses  & for jack-lines.  Saltwater deck washdown system installed.  
 This Saga 43 is available now.  Well designed and constructed and a one owner boat that has been well maintained.  Capable of comfortable and safe cruising and ready for heavy duty, offshore voyages.   The previous two sentences say it all;  we recommend your vist to inspect this fine sailing vessel.  
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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.