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1986 Shannon 43

Sandwich, Massachusetts


Price Reduction!

Motivated Seller

 "TARA" is hull #11 of this popular series of offshore-capable, easily handled yachts.  Shannon has a reputation for building excellent sailing yachts with an attention to detail that will always set them apart from production line boats. Call today to schedule a viewing. 

Highlights include: Bow Thruster;  a large, comfortable cockpit; Xantrex Combination Charger/Inverter; Webasto Heater; and Marine Air A/C

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Tara
Make: Shannon
Model: 43
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Shannon Yachts (USA)
Designer: Walter Schultz
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: NHN430111185
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43'10 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Max Draft: 8'7 ft
Min Draft: 4'9 ft
Displacement: 27,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 52 ft
Ballast: 10,000 lb
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2-HTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 2820
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 7 kn


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Ketch, Cruisers


Sarah Strauch, CPYB
Contact Sarah Strauch for more information 207.332.2239
Eastern Yacht Sales, Inc.


Eastern Yacht Sales, Inc.
170 Shipyard Drive
Hingham, Massachusetts, US, 02043

Sail Inventory

Battened Main- Good Condition

Furling Genoa- Good Condition

Mizzen- New

Mizzen Staysail- Never Used

(No Fore Staysail included in inventory)


Below deck the nav table and galley are to starboard, while a private aft cabin with a large double berth and outboard hanging locker is to port. Forward of the aft cabin is a head with electric flush and a separate shower. 

The main saloon is spacious and comfortable with an L-shaped settee to Starboard, which converts to a double berth and a centerline double-leaf dining table.  To Port is a single settee.  Interior cushions have been updated and are in good condition

Forward of the main salon on the starboard side is the forward head and shower with separate vanity. The V-berth master cabin forward has a comfortable double berth with shelves outboard and drawers below. There is a hanging locker to Starboard with additional drawers to Port.



The U-shaped galley boasts lots of counter space and plenty of storage. The double stainless steel sinks are deep enough for use offshore and are conveniently located toward the centerline of the yacht. The 3-burner Broadwater propane stove with oven and broiler is fully gimbaled. The refrigeration and freezer system is operated by an engine driven compressor and is very spacious.


6 AGM 105Ah Batteries installed 2017


Fuel: 2 X 20 Gallon; 1 X 30 Gallon

Fresh Water: 2 X 20 Gallon; 1 X 40 Gallon

Holding: 2




SS Rod Rigging

Helm Steering

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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