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1996 Shannon 43 Ketch

Virgin Gorda

$219,900

The Shannon 43, hull number 39, was designed and built in 1996 by the Shannon Boat Company for the Academy Award Winning Actor, Morgan Freeman;  the current and sole owner.  The Shannon Boat Company, based in Bristol RI , enjoys an international reputation of quality construction and design to handle variable offshore conditions.  "Afrodesia" can be sailed safely single handed or with a couple along blue water voyages.  Mr. Freeman sailed a passage from New England to Bermuda and then south to the beautiful Island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Over the years, he continued his passion of sailing on "Afrodesia" as he sailed throughout the Islands of the Caribbean. The boat is currently maintained by a professional yacht management service at her port on the Island of Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean. "Afrodesia" awaits a new owner with a passion for sailing to take her among the high seas and beyond. 

" If you live a life of make believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality.  And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death. There is no quarter".             

                                                        Morgan Freeman-Actor

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

Basic Boat Info

Price: $219,900
Boat Name: Afrodesia
Make: Shannon
Model: 43 Ketch
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Shannon
Designer: Walter Schulz and Associates
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: NHN430391596
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43'10 ft
Waterline Length: 36'9 ft
Beam: 13'5 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 27,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft
Ballast: 10,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Model: 71-C
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1198

Other

Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Motorsailers, Other

Contact

Karen Ross
Marine Group - Emerald Coast

Office

Marine Group - Emerald Coast
4851 Wharf Parkway, Suite D-224 P.O. Box 650
Orange Beach, Alabama, US, 36561
Tel:850-293-8948
Disclaimer
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.


Interior Layout and Accommodations

-Master cabin features a V-berth with a filler section. Locker storage and an en-suite head

- The salon has port and starboard settees which extend out for additional sleeping 

- A center line drop leaf table is between the settees and seats six comfortably for dining 

-TV is located above the port settee       

- Bookshelves and cabinets are above the starboard settee

- A day head is located aft of the saloon to port

-The U-shaped galley is to starboard

-The aft cabin has a quarter style double berth with a filler piece, locker and storage space

-Aft of the galley to starboard is the Navigation station with a work station and chair 

-Accommodations for seven comfortably

-Engine access is behind the companionway ladder

-Spacious layout for living aboard and long distant cruising. 

 

Electronics and Navigation

- Simrad Chart Plotter

-Simra NSS8

-GPS Simrad Repeater NSS7

-AIS Depth sounder

-AIS Radar

-Icom IC-M50 VHF

-SSB Radio

-Simrad Autopilot

-19" Flat Screen TV

-Insignia VCR/DVD Player

-Sony AM/FM radio

-6 cabin and 2 cockpit speakers

-Battery charger 

Sails

- Fully Battened Mainsail

-Roller Furling Genoa

-Mizzen Stay Sail

-The sails are designed by HILD and are approximately 15 years old

 

Winches

- 1 xLewmar electric Main Winch

- 2x Lewmar primary Winches

-2 xLewmar winches on Main Mast

-2 Lewmar winches on mizzen mast

Steering

- Wheel steering

-Monitor brand wind-vane

Engine

-Westerbeke 71-C Four Diesel with 1198 hours

 

Galley and Interior

- Gimbaled Force 10, 3 burner stove/ oven

-Hot and cold water

- 12 V refrigerator and freezer

-Stainless double sink in galley

-Overhead dish rack in galley 

-Plenty of storage cabinets and lockers

- 2 Raritan manual heads

-Electric and manual bilge pump

-Drop Leaf table

- Sewing machine

 

 

 

Safety Gear and Anchor

- Life ring

-4 Fire extinguishers

- Lifelines

- Electric Windlass 

-45 pound  CQR anchor with 200' rode

- 20 pound secondary anchor

-Anchor locker access forward of the master cabin

 

 

Cockpit

- Wheel steering

-Cockpit table

- Cockpit cushions

- Bimini  splash cover 

-Swim ladder

Tankage

- Fuel 105 gallons

-Water 200 gallons

- 35 gallons waste

Disclaimer
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.
Additional Contact Information

For additional information please contact Karen Ross at 850-293-8948 or Karen@marinegroupec.com


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