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1996 Shannon Ketch

Virgin Gorda

$179,700

"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, owner of "Afrodesia", a Shannon 43. 

The Shannon 43, hull number 39 was designed by Walter Schultz and built by the Shannon Boat Company in 1996.The Shannon Boat Company, based in Bristol, Rhode Island has earned an international reputation of quality yacht construction and design since 1975. "Afrodesia" is a semi-custom boat built for actor Morgan Freeman. This classic blue water passage maker is seaworthy and capable of being sailed safely single handed or with a couple. The 43 is a comfortable and spacious boat designed for both long distance passages or coastal cruising. The boat has been continually maintained on the Island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. "Afrodesia" anxiously awaits a new owner with a passion for sailing to take her among the high seas and beyond. ALL OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS WELL KNOWN SHANNON 43.

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Afrodesia
Make: Shannon
Model: Ketch
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Shannon
Designer: Walter Schulz and Associates
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: NHN430391596
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 47'6 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: Ketch, 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

-  2 cabin, 2 head layout with abundant storage

-  Master cabin features a V-berth with a filler section

- There are drawers, cabinets and lockers for ample storage

- Just aft of the forward cabin is a head with access from the forward cabin 

-  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  

-  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 

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

-  Engine access is behind the companionway ladder

-  Spacious layout for living aboard and long distant cruising

- The stove and fridge were serviced and in working order, July 2021

-  Hatches were resealed, July 2021

-  Interior detail, July 2021

 

Electronics and Navigation

-  Simrad Chart Plotter

-  Simrad 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 

-  Electronics are in working order, July 2021

Sails and Rigging

-  Fully Battened Mainsail

-  Roller Furling Genoa

-  Mizzen  Sail

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

 -  Both masts and rigging were replaced in 2017

-  Chain plates were replaced eight years ago

- The sails were hoisted in July 2021 and in appeared to be in good condition

 

 

 

Winches

-  1 xLewmar electric Main Winch

-   2x Lewmar primary Winches

-   2 xLewmar winches on Main Mast

-  2 Lewmar winches on mizzen mast

-  The winches are serviced once a year

Steering

-   Wheel steering

-   Monitor brand wind-vane

Engine and bilge

-  Westerbeke 71-C Four Diesel with 1198 hours

-  The engine mounts have been replaced

-  The engine is serviced once a year or as needed

-  The engine was serviced , July 2021

-  Seacocks, hoses and clamps were replaced July 2021 

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

- The heads were serviced in 2021 

 

 

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

- The windless was rebuilt in July 2021

 

 

 

Cockpit and exterior

-  Wheel steering

-  Cockpit table

-  Cockpit cushions

-  New dodger is currently being replaced by Doyle 

-  Swim ladder

-  The exterior was buffed and detailed, July 2021 

-  Brightwork was varnished, July 2021

 

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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