The Saga 43 is a highly sought after world cruising vessel from the hand of renowned designer Bob Perry. Key design features make the Saga 43 ideal for coastal and blue water cruising. A narrower hull form with beam carried forward make her very sea kindly and easy to drive, also allowing for less wetted surface and smooth upwind and light air sailing. The rig is tall and powerful aiding in the performance sailing, yet easy to use with twin head sails on roller furlers and all sail controls led aft into the cockpit. Choose the high clewed genoa for light air upwind sailing or heavy air reaching, or use the self tacking and non overlapping jib when sailing to weather in heavy air. It has often been said that the Saga 43 is the sailors boat, one that provides great satisfaction putting miles under her keel quickly and easily!
The interior immediately impresses with a classic and rich feel to the American Cherry cabinetry and finishing. This particular Saga 43 features a forward master stateroom, large open salon with convertible table, a sea going galley, single spacious head with separated shower, and a large quarter birth with athwart ships bed that can be slept in or used as storage with custom canvas insert.
This boat has been prepared thoroughly and intelligently for cruising. All systems have been well thought out with a place for everything on the boat and spares to be "away" for some time.
The owners have made every effort to update this boat with many valuable features like:
New Custom Tankage, Cockpit Enclosure, Solar Arch, Custom Stern Seats and Hard Railing, Monitor Windvane Steering, New Mast and Standing Rigging, Custom Nesting Sailing Dinghy, Diesel DHW and Cabin heater, and More!
There are few times that a boat is truly turn key and pampered by her owners and this is one of them. Good Saga 43's don't last so do not hesitate to call today!
Please Contact Grady Byus at North Point Yacht Sales to make an inquiry or schedule a showing soon!
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. 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 foredeck 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.
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. 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.
As you enter the companionway, there is a large guest stateroom to port with a double berth, drawers, and hanging locker. The spacious galley is to starboard just at the companionway with loads of storage and great counter space. Adjacent to the galley is a well thought out head with easy to clean molded surfaces and stall shower that makes a great wet locker on a passage. The main salon has the traditional centerline drop-leaf table with settees to port and starboard. The table is beautiful cherry. There is plenty of storage outboard behind the custom settees. The navigation station is at the aft end of the starboard settee. Forward of the salon is a large owner's V-berth stateroom with a real inner spring mattress and plenty of room to move around. The berth is 6'6" long with eight drawers and storage under it.
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. Hanging lockers are cedar lined. 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.
Lifelines and rails are 30" high, not the usual 24". Mast rails are provided for crew support while working at the mast. 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.
100% hand-laid fiberglass construction in temperature and humidity controlled work environment.
Lamination is resin content controlled and hand-squeegeed for high glass - resin ratios resulting in high strength - weight ratios.
One piece hull lamination with integral molded hull - deck flange.
Premium ISO NPG gelcoat for maximum durability and osmotic blister resistance.
Vinylester resin back up to gelcoat - 2 layers for added osmosis resistance.
Premium grade polyester laminating resins in remainder of lamination.
Bidirectional E-glass non-woven fabrics throughout, locally reinforced as appropriate.
Baltek balsa coring in hull and deck for the highest obtainable strength - weight ratio available without resorting to exotic materials. Core material is voided in areas of through-hulls or deck hardware attachment. Heavy duty solid glass centerline line laminate additional keel and rig load support.
All hardware secured with aluminum or high-density composite backing plates.
Saga white hull with double waterline stripes.
Structural bulkheads and major furniture components bonded to hull and deck where appropriate for a rigid monocoque hull structure.
Hull and deck joined with polyurethane adhesive - sealant and through-bolted every 4" with custom aluminum slotted toe rail incorporating an extruded PVC rub rail providing excellent hull side protection (PVC rub rail can be easily owner renewed).
Fiberglass subfloor framing structure, utilizing bidirectional E-glass reinforcements for hull stiffness and added strength spreading keel and mast loads over wide area.
Mast is keel stepped on subfloor structure. This area has been reinforced and had new structural members added.
External cast lead - antimony keel attached with double row of 10 x 1" keel bolts to heavily reinforced solid laminate keel sump. Keel bolts backed by additional 5/16" SS plates. Deep bilge and keel sump to contain bilge water and increase righting moment of ballast. Keel shoe added increasing ballast by 1190 lbs.
Electrical wiring and plumbing filled with HD grommets for chafe protection where appropriate.
Low friction rudder bearings.
Stainless steel rudder shaft, 4" diameter, welded substructure. Balanced rudder design for extra light sensitive helm pressure, tight turning radius for easy docking and maneuvering under power or sail. Reverses under power in either direction.
Saga white deck, easy cleaning, diamond pattern molded-in non-skid areas in appropriate areas contrasting light-beige color in non-skid areas.
Deck carapace - storm hood organizes conceals and protects halyards, reef lines and other control lines led aft to cockpit and in increases crew safety by reducing possibility of tripping.
"Tropics-Friendly" low maintenance construction - no exterior teak or wood trim.
Four fiberglass, dorade boxes with S-S cowls, integral with deck molding and incorporating two storage lockers port and starboard of mast for rope tails and winch handles.
Foot braces molded in cockpit floor for helmsman and crew.
Eight deluxe stainless steel opening ports, four large fixed portlights. - One aluminum opening port in cockpit footwell to aft stateroom.
Easy one-step ingress - egress over bridgedeck to main companionway and ladder.
Companionway sliding hatch with self-draining storm hood, Plexi hatchboards, bridgedeck, captive hatchboard safety pin for use in heavy weather.
Recessed engine control panel and recessed autopilot control head.
Recessed provision for on-deck navigation instruments in cockpit bulkhead.
Extra-long 7'6" cockpit seats suitable for "al fresco" sleeping.
USCG approved propane tank storage locker vented overboard. Space for 2-20# gas bottles.
Special safety locker for dinghy motor gasoline tank (for standard OMC 6 gal.) in starboard cockpit seat, sealed, vented, and self-draining for gasoline vapor drainage, similar to LP locker.
Walkout swim - boarding platform at cockpit floor level with sliding door - no need to climb up and over seats or transom. Monitor swing gate easily hinges out of the way to maintain use of swim platform and access.
Ultra fast cockpit drainage at any heel angle provided by a combination of transom door ports and conventional floor drains with hoses and through-hulls.
Premium Harken winches, blocks, and deck hardware (where available).
Two Harken #53.2STC two-speed self-tailing primary cockpit winches.
One self-tailing Harken #40 2ST electric powered two-speed cabintop-mounted winch to main halyard and mainsail reefing operation to port.
Cabintop-mounted Harken #40.2ST two-speed, self-tailing, winch to starboard.
Storage boxes for halyard and reef line tails molded integral, with cockpit coamings, self-draining.
Self-tacking jib gear, including custom Harken traveler, blocks and sheet, led aft to port cockpit winch.
Cabintop-mounted mid boom Harken "Big Boat" mainsheet traveler system with 4:1 crosshaul lines (provides for easy dodger and Bimini installation and less cockpit clutter).
Fairlead blocks and tracks for reaching genoa.
Whitlock pedestal wheel steering system with friction brake, S-S wheel and pedestal guard.
Ritchie #DNW 200 compass, pedestal mounted.
Pedestal mounted single-lever engine controls.
30" high S-S bow pulpit, lifeline stanchions, stern rail with welded-on flagpole socket and flagstaff. - Double lifelines, double-wire lifeline gates w- pelican hooks, port and starboard. Lifelines replaced (2016)
Stern pulpit has custom seats on each side with hard rail lifeline extending forward to cabin house.
Fiberglass transom sliding door to swim scoop S-S swim ladder.
HD stainless steel bowsprit with dual anchor rollers.
Primary anchor is Mantus 65lb and secondary is Delta 45lb.
Single deck pipe to divided chain locker below.
Stainless steel welded grab rails on cabintop - no varnishing or messy cleaning.
Four high-volume stainless steel cowl ventilators mounted on dorade style boxes with guards.
Stainless steel crew support rails port and starboard of mast, incorporating dorade guards.
4 x 12" Mooring cleats, 2 x 12" amidships spring cleats, chocks.
Hot and cold fresh water shower recessed in cockpit.
Fresh or salt water deck wash pump.
Aluminum painted mast with SS wire rigging. Mast and standing rigging replaced 2016.
Deck tie rod reinforced.
Custom “Y” Backstay with hydraulic adjuster.
Electric anchor windlass.
New Bimini, Dodger, and Enclosure (2013)
Custom Arch for Solar (2014)
Monitor Steering System
Spindrift 10N nesting sailing and rowing dinghy
Winslow 6 person liferaft
Full batten mainsail with lazy bag (stack pack) and lazy jacks on Harken Battcar track
130% furling genoa
100% furling jib
ATN Gale Sail storm sail (Never used)
All water system plumbing of nylon reinforced soft-walled vinyl tubing, and conventional S-S screw type hose clamps to facilitate owner accomplished repairs in remote cruising grounds.
Through-hulls UL approved 1-4 turn ball valves, non-corrosive Marelon.
Hot and cold pressure water system with 12V multi-fixture Jabsco VSD pressure pump, charcoal filter.
Instant hot water available from Hurricane diesel heater.
Spectra Catalina 300 Water Maker
Shower with sump pump.
Cockpit shower, H & C.
Manual fresh water pump at galley sink.
HD manual emergency bilge pump mounted in cockpit near helm.
Second HD manual emergency bilge pump mounted in main saloon below cabin sole for operation from below with all hatches and ports closed.
VacuFlush fresh water flush Head
Custom holding tank with expanded capacity and second vent
Waste hose and plumbing all replaced (2015)
Macerator pump replaced (2015)
Custom solar array on custom arch with 5 105 Watt panels and 60 AMP regulator (2014)
30A shore power connection with cord with new Smartplug(2017)
110V electrical panel with amp and volt meters
Victron BMV-600S Battery Monitor
110V receptacles throughout with GFCI protection
12v electrical panel with amp and volt meters
Freedom 20 2000W inverter/ 100A charger
Six Crown 235 6v house batteries(705 AH tot) (2014)
Balmar DuoCharge starting battery regulator
Blue Seas system battery selector switches (2)
Emergency parallel battery switch
Heart interface charge control and convertor
Hehr Alternator(120A) with Balmar 614 Regulator
Wiring conduits throughout for ease of pulling wires
Drop-down electrical panel for quick and easy access
All wiring is numbered and very well organized
All cabin lights upgraded to LED
Raymarine RL70C chart plotter at helm
Raytheon radar on transom pole
Raytheon Pathfinder RL70 chart plotter and Radar Display
Furuno GPS Navigator at Chart Table
Vesper Marine Watchmate Vision AIS Display at helm
Raytheon ST6000+ autopilot
Raymarine ST60 Multi Display to Starboard of Companionway
Raymarine ST60 Analog Wind to Starboard of Companionway
Raymarine ST60 Depth to Port of Companionway
Raymarine ST60 Speed to Port of Companionway
Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000 VHF radio w/ RAM mic in cockpit
VHF has PA and fog horn
Bitstorm Bad Boy Wifi Antenna
Bose stereo speakers in saloon & cockpit
ICOM IC-M710 SSB
Yanmar 4JH3E 56HP
Kanzaki KM3A1 transmission with 2.64:1 ratio
Custom Diesel tanks increasing capacity to 85 gallons
Parker Racor Fuel Filter
Electric Parker fuel transfer and polishing system
RCI fuel purifier
Reverso electric oil change system
Remote oil filter
Vetus exhaust system
Autostream feathering 3-blade stainless propeller
Prop Protector propeller protection device
3.5kW Phasor diesel generator
Marine Air 16,000 BTU reverse cycle A/C with hot and cold air
Two 20lb aluminum(!) propane tanks with hose hookup for BBQ
7330 Edgewood Road Suite 1
Annapolis, MD 21403