43' Saga 43

43' Saga 43

New to Market

  • Year: 1998
  • Current Price: US$ 159,900
  • Located in Portsmouth, RI
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 80211-3211398



Looking for a high quality, fast, fun coast cruiser that is equally suited to life as blue water cruiser? Look no further. The Bob Perry designed Saga 43 is described by Perry as designed to be a legitimate fast cruiser that would combine elements from racing trends with a long waterline that increases speed and interior volume," says Perry. "Most cruisers are designed inside out, but not here. We wanted to appeal to an owner who knows performance. We started with a big cockpit that would be comfortable and ease the task of managing the boat. We wanted a better balance between spaces on deck and below." He hit his mark with this beauty. So easy to handle and experienced sailor can solo or a couple can easily cruise to all their dream destinations. The cabin boasts a huge galley, to large heads, to private cabins along with two additional berths in the salon, a nav station and plenty of room to stretch out and relax. The Northern Lights Generator will keep you powered up and the A/C will keep you cool while on the hook or mooring. Don't want to run the genset all the time no worries let the Heart Interface Freedom 10 inverter/charger do its job. Out on deck you will find a hand new Garmin GPS to get you where your going, Hood Dacron Mainsail, Genoa, and self-tacking jib.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

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Builder: Alan Poole
Designer: Robert Perry
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Bulb
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 43 ft 3 in
Beam: 12 ft 0 in
LWL: 38 ft 11 in
Length on Deck: 43 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 19842 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 7800 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 19842 lbs

Total Power: 51 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1998
Engine Model: 4JH-2E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 51 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Aluminum (70 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Aluminum (35 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 2 Aluminum (20 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 6
Number of twin berths: 2
Number of double berths: 4
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass

  • Original Hood Dacron Mainsail with full-length battens
  • Two reefs led to cockpit and Lazy Jacks 
  • Hood Dacron furling genoa on Schaefer furling unit forward of the Hood Dacron
  • Furling jib self tacking, on Schaefer furling unit.

  • Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass
  • Navy blue Dodger and Bimini
  • White Vinyl cockpit cushions
  • Aqua Air 16000 BTU air conditioning
  • Heart Interface Freedom 10 inverter/charger
  • Northern Lights diesel generator
  • Seafrost cold plate refrigeration system
  • PYI 3-Blade Max Feathering Prop. 

Manufacturer Provided Description
Taking the lead from the shorthanded offshore racing fleets like Whitbread and BOC around the world races, Saga has opted to maximize waterline length to gain the desired interior space, and to pare weight judiciously while retaining a relatively narrow beam. The hull has an ultra-fine entry angle with low drag, and is therefore very easily driven through the water and chop with far less sail area required. That makes for less strain on the rig, lower sheet and winch loads, and - most importantly - less sweat on the crew. Coupled with its 19,500 lb. displacement, the Saga 43 will require no more effort to sail than the average 38 footer. The Saga 43's longer waterline length translates to higher speeds under both power and sail. The Saga 43 performs more like a 50 footer with a dynamic waterline length of over 41 ft. when underway. The Saga 43 rig is also heavily BOC influenced and optimized for shorthanded crews. Neither a cutter nor a sloop in the usual sense, the Saga 43 rig has tandem roller furling units for the headsails. The rig is proportioned so that it does not require overlapping headsails for power when sailing close-hauled. The inner furler handles the self-tacking jib for windward work. A custom Harken traveler on the forelock reduces tacking up a narrow channel to a mere turn of the wheel. After bearing away to a reach, the crew simply rolls out the special high reaching genoa on the outer furler to increase the horsepower downwind. The jib is then furled out of the way. The resulting forward shift in the center of pressure maintains a light balanced helm pressure and superior control. In light air and at deeper downwind angles, the asymmetrical spinnaker may be flown from the stainless steel bowsprit without the complications of either a conventional spinnaker pole or the associated leaks and problems of a retracting type pole. Mainsail hoisting and reefing chores are taken care of from inside the safety of the cockpit with a push of a button on the two speed, self-tailing electric winch. Mainsail handling is further simplified by a Harken TM "Batt-Car" system. The Saga 43 has several on-deck innovations. The stainless steel bowsprit supports the dual anchor rollers and gets the anchors clear of her near-plumb bow. A combination of dorade vents, opening ports, and lots of hatches provide ventilation even in tropical heat waves. Storage wells at the mast base hide away halyard tails and winch handles. Further aft another set of coaming wells store the mainsheet, reefing lines, and halyards that are led aft, clearing the inevitable clutter in the cockpit. A self-draining storage locker for a six-man valise liferaft and even a proper CG approved vented locker to store the gasoline for the dinghy's motor are important features. The cockpit features 7'6" sculpted seats suitable for sleeping under the stars. The boat features the Saga walkout transom which is not only an offshore safety feature, but is also practical when boarding or swimming. Molded-in foot braces make the crew comfortable even when heeled. The "stealth" bridge deck has been designed so that while it will keeps water out of the cabin, it does not hinder entry below to the cabin. The main saloon is 14 feet across and the galley contains a large freezer - refrigerator with 12V refrigeration, a microwave, Force 10 stove, drawers and cabinets. Forward of the galley is a working navigation area and inviting main saloon with a drop leaf table. All joinery is hand crafted, hand rubbed, and satin varnished in cherry wood. There is minimal exposed woodwork in the head - shower area for easy cleaning. The shower and head areas have molded-in non-skid floor surfaces for safety. Padeyes for crew safety harnesses are provided standard, as are two removable jacklines so the crew can work the length of the deck without unclipping. Lifelines and rails are 30" high, not the usual 24". Mast rails are provided for crew support while working at the mast. The mast comes equipped with a storm trysail track and a spare main halyard is standard. A captive retention pin is provided to positively lock hatchboards in place. An additional high volume manual bilge pump mounted below the main saloon sole is included, in addition to the pump mounted in the cockpit. The main saloon berths are equipped with lee cloths for off-watch sleeping. The galley stove has a stainless steel guard bar to prevent the cook from failing into a hot stove and the galley belt is provided for cooking underway. All cabinets and drawers are positive locking in a seaway.





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.

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Parker Marine Sales Inc
281 Franklin St Bristol, RI 02809

Telephone: (401) 254-0733
Email: info@parkermarinesales.com
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