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 a keel centerboard. "Wild Goose" is an easily-handled double headsail cutter. She has the preferred cutter rig, solid rod rigging, comfortable cockpit, and the perfect layout below for underway accommodations, or while at anchor behind your favorite tropical island.
This particular yacht is fully equipped for world travel. This vessel has been professionally maintained, upgraded, and equipped. Wild Goose is ready to go anywhere...now. She can be provisioned and on her way with her new owner in short order.
Please review the detailed listing to understand why this is a special yacht. Shannon 43's are certainly World Class, and "Wild Goose" actually takes that to a new level. She needs to seen if you are interested in a Shannon 43.
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An offshore hull must be designed for both speed and a comfortable motion.
The forward sections of the hull beneath the waterline must be "vee'd" with a fine entry to avoid pounding in a seaway. Flat forward sections, influenced by inshore rating rules, punish and fatigue the crew during extended passages. The mid sections must be full enough to allow the placement of tanks near the centerline and below the waterline. Tanks placed in the ends of a boat affect the trim as fluids are consumed and weights change. The aft sections must have enough buoyancy to overcome the constantly changing weights of crew in the cockpit and gear in the lockers. The hull design must be able to accommodate the necessary weight that is required for tankage, gear, equipment, machinery, etc. In the 21st century it is not difficult to design a light racing boat that will go fast, but an offshore cruising yacht must be able to carry the necessary tonnage and still provide fast passages on all points of sail and in all wind speeds. The keel must be strong enough to go aground without undue concern about unseen, collateral damage from keel bolt sheering.
The ability to get around the side decks easily on a moving boat in the dark is absolutely critical. Genoa tracks, blocks and shrouds placed in the middle of the side decks have no place on an offshore cruising boat.
The cockpit design is the most critical aspect of a sailboat.
Without a doubt the safety and comfort of the crew is a key element in the ability of a sailing yacht to go long distances. Fatigue is the major factor in accidents and navigational errors aboard boats. Experienced cruisers know that 90% of daylight hours in the tropics are spent in the cockpit. Therefore, the ability to sit, lean, lay and stand comfortably must be designed into a cockpit. The seats must have seatbacks high enough to support a person's back in a normal sitting position. The distance between the cockpit seats must be less than 30" so a person can brace themselves easily with their legs when the boat heels. The "Tee" shaped cockpit on the Shannon 43 has raised wings on the aft side of the fore and aft seats that provides another transverse seat back to sit and lounge while facing forward. The cockpit sole at the helm is angled to create a level place when the boat is heeling. The helm seat is curved to prevent slipping when heeled. The entire cockpit on Shannon's is surrounded by strong, high coamings to protect the crew from boarding seas.
The most important issue for long distance sailing is that one person must be able to sail the boat without assistance in all wind and sea conditions.
A husband/wife sailing team on a long passage means one person is below resting or cooking while the other person is above deck sailing. An offshore boat's rig must accommodate sail changing, reefing and tacking by one person without jeopardizing safety. Dependence on an autopilot for sail management can be dangerous if the unit fails, especially when the person on watch is out of the cockpit on deck. At
Shannon, Walt Schulz has been dealing with the real issues of short handed sailing in boats over 38 feet since 1975 . No company in the marine industry has more experience than Shannon in setting boats up for husband/wife sailing teams to go long distances confidently without additional crew.
Shannon's construction techniques and building materials have set the benchmark for quality offshore yachts. Shannon has been building composite linear PVC foam cored one piece hulls since 1981. In the test tank of the oceans of the world, Shannons have been up on reefs, rocks, breakwaters, coral heads and even picked up and dropped off a pier by Hurricane Andrew without holing the hull to prove the strength and integrity of our construction methods. There is no balsa wood used in any Shannon hull and deck.
The hull to deck joint on Shannons is comprised of an internal hull flange which receives the deck that is both bolted on 8" centers as well as being bedded in adhesive bonding compound. All structural bulkheads are attached to the hull with continuous fiberglass filaments that are threaded through the bulkheads and tabbed using vinylester resin. The ballast lead is internal and encapsulated creating a second hull skin above the lead. Water tanks are 316L stainless steel, and fuel tanks are 5052 marine alloy. All tanks are designed and placed to be removable without having to cut the boat apart using a chainsaw.
Keel design and construction issues are often overlooked until there is a major problem.
Unlike Shannon, 90% of the sailboats being built today have lead keels bolted to the bottom of the hull. There can be significant problems for boat owners with bolt-on keels. When a boat goes aground the sheer loads on the keel bolts is tremendous and there is no way to ascertain any damage to the bolts without removing the entire keel. The upward force on the aft top edge of a bolt on keel can create structural damage to the hull. And if the boat with a bolt on keel has a centerboard with a slot in the lead, the soft lead can close around the board when running aground. While bolting the keel on a sailboat is a cost effective construction method, Shannon does not use this technique because of the stated problems for owners going aground. When a Shannon runs aground, and many have in the past 25 years, the damage (if any) can be quickly observed and field repaired easily.
The centerboard and its pin on a Shannon can be removed without hauling the boat. The lifting mechanism is a simple-to-use and easy-to-maintain cable lead to winch in the cockpit. There are no complicated hydraulic arms holding the board down on a Shannon, so the board is free to swing up if the bottom is encountered. Once again, the keel/centerboard design on a Shannon has been real world tested and proven since 1981.
This Shannon 43 provides the opportunity to own a world class offshore cutter. She is a true live aboard vessel as depicted in her custom interior.
Wild goose has enjoyed major investments by the current owners in two recent refits, that enhance her comfort, safety, and value.
The custom enlarged master stateroom is forward with a private head and shower. The quest stateroom is aft. It has a double berth and custom mattress, as well. The quest stateroom has private access to the second head and shower.
The main cabin has an L-shaped settee to starboard and a straight settee to port. They are both covered a green teal fabric. Above each settee are louvered cabinets and bookshelves. The finish is a classic satin. The cabin sole is solid teak and holly.
The galley is U-shaped and provides a safe secure place to prepare meals. Located on the starboard side, it provides easy access to the cockpit. The navigation station is aft of the galley, and is impressively equipped.
Details of the the Yacht follow:
There is a full v-berth with a custom mattress and 2 drawers below, and louvered teak cabinets and bookshelves outboard. There are two reading lights, Hella fan, 2 opening ports, and a large hatch overhead providing plenty of light and ventilation. One hanging locker, a 3-drawer stack plus a shoe bin. This provides excellent storage for long passages.
The sink and vanity are separate from the head and shower. There is private access from the forward cabin to the master head and shower.
The aft cabin has a double berth with custom mattress and 2 drawers below. There are reading lights, 1 opening port , a large hatch overhead, and a Hella fan for plenty of light and ventilation. One hanging locker and a 3-drawer stack provide ample storage for long passages. Private access from the aft cabin to the aft sink, head and shower.
The main cabin has an L-Shaped settee to starboard and a straight settee to port - both covered in a green teal fabric. Above each settee are louvered cabinets and bookshelves. The teak bulkheads have a satin finish. The cabin sole is solid teak and holly.
A/C - Heat
Barometers and Clocks
The galley features a Force 10 three burner range with oven and broiler stove, GE microwave, deep double SS sinks with pullout faucet, seawater/refrigerator drain foot pump, manual water pump, and Seagull drinking water filter & faucet. SeaFrost top loading freezer and refrigeration accessible from the top and the front for ease of use. Three storage lockers, draining pot locker, and custom spice rack.
Refrigerator and Freezer
At Edson Pedestal
Hella Series 2984 masthead light - 2012
Hella Series 6176: LED Module 70 Deck Floodlights(3) - 2012
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS+ GX2150 at nav desk - 2016
iCom IC-M72 Handheld VHF Radio
IslandTime Standard Wifi System w/ wireless router - 2012
Kyocera 80w Solar Panels - 2
Marinetics Mod 650 Master Control panel - 2002
Marinetics EP 9330 Expansion panel - 2002
AC Master Control Panel
DC Master Control Panel
Blue Sea Systems Analog DC Voltmeter
Magnum Energy ME Series Power Inverter / Charger - 2016
Xantrex Battery Monitor LinkLITE - 2011
Xantrex Digital Echo Charger - 2014
ProMariner proSafe FailSafe 30 Amp Galvanic Isolator - 2016
Duracell AGM Group 31 Batteries
30 Amp Shore Power
Winches - Lewmar