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Shannon - 43

    Location: North Kingstown, RI, US


A great boat that is priced to move!  The seller has purchased another boat and doesn’t want to be a two boat owner.  Offers encouraged!

Recent Survey details the boat in "Very Good Condition".  Report Available Upon Request

"Flood Tide" is the ketch/cutter rig version of this popular model, which provides maximum flexibility for tracking and balance in different wind and sea conditions. All lines lead aft to the cockpit, primary winches are adjacent to the helmsman.  Additional design benefits include a shoal keel and centerboard with a 4'9 draft up and a fully protected skeg rudder and prop.

Her interior is exceptionally elegant with a “Herreshoff style” interior with hand-rubbed teak trim and cabinetry, teak and holly sole, high-quality bronze fixtures and opening ports. Two large double cabins and two heads provide comfortable overnight accommodations, and interior spaces are thoughtfully designed to maximize space, storage and comfort.

"Flood Tide" has been exceptionally well-maintained with regular upgrades since then to keep her in excellent condition. She would be a superb choice for those looking for a yacht of top quality in every way, capable of taking them anywhere they choose.

Available for inspection by appointment.  Please call or email to view!

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Flood Tide
Make: Shannon
Model: 43
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 13.11
Beam: 13 ft
Max Draft:
Displacement: 27,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH-HTE
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Engine Power: 66|horsepower


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 159|gallon
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200|gallon
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60|gallon


Boat Class: Cruisers, Ketch, Cutter


Ryan Miller

Manufacturer Provided Description

Exceptional sailing performance and the well thought out 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 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 and the rig is an easily-handled double headsail ketch.

Notable Features and Improvements
  • Bow Thruster (2007)
  • Raymarine Electronics (2018 display)
  • Raymarine Digital Radar, Autopilot, and AIS (2014)
  • Superwind Wind Generator (2017)
  • Solar panels (2016)
  • New raw water pump (2018)
  • Figoboat refrigeration (2017)
  • Flatscreen TV w/Surround Sound and DVD Player
  • Bluetooth Radio, CD Player
  • Cockpit and Main Salon Speakers
  • New Spinnaker and Mizzen Stays’l Halyards (2018)
  • Carbon Fiber Whisker Pole (2016)
  • New Rod Rigging (2016)
  • New AGM batteries (2017)
  • Ideal Windlass Rebuilt (2017)
  • New Domestic Hot/Cold Plumbing Throughout (2007)
  • In addition to working sails there is a large asymmetrical spinnaker and a mizzen stays’l
  • Heads are plumbed for holding tank, or overboard discharge.  Holding tanks can be emptied on deck for pump out, or discharge overboard.
  • Plumbed for a water maker
  • Manson and plow anchors
  • 200 ft chain and 75 ft of plait
  • Two oil lamps mounted bulkheads.
  • Seagull water filter

Guest stateroom is forward with over / under berths to starboard. Storage shelves and lockers are outboard to port.  Light and ventilation is enhanced via a large opening deck hatch, fans and ports. There's private access to the forward head and shower, and access to the forward chain locker through the forward bulkhead.

The Main Salon shows the traditional Shannon arrangement with port and starboard settees with a centerline drop-leaf table. The starboard settee converts to a reasonable double berth utilizing the starboard table leaf as a solid lee board. 

Owner’s cabin is aft to port with tapered double berth, abundant stowage, opening ports and ensuite access to the aft head compartment. 

Aft of the galley is the dedicated Nav. station.

  • Clock and Barometer
  • Brass Oil Lamp
  • Hatch Screens

Galley is well conceived and ideally located, with centerline double stainless sinks, large fridge and freezer, excellent counter space, and plenty of storage. 

  • Figoboat top and front loading refrigeration with temperature gauges
  • Figoboat Top loading freezer with temperature gauges
  • Force Ten 4-burner, LPG stove w/broiler 
  • Pressure H&C water system
Navigation Station And Systems

Nav station is located to starboard at base of the companionway, in a secure, out of the way corner, yet ideally convenient for communication through the companionway. Appropriate work surface, electrical control systems within easy reach.

  • Raymarine Axiom 12 Chartplotter at Helm
  • Raymarine Axiom 7 Chartplotter at Nav Station
  • Icom IC-M3240 VHF at Nav Station
  • Icom M802 SSB Radio
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind/Speed/Depth
  • Raymarine Smartpilot Autopilot
  • Raymarine AIS
Sails and Rigging
  • Full-Batten Main and Mizzen w/Lazy Jacks and Integral Sail Covers 
  • Anodized Spars
  • Harken Furling Units
  • Self-Tacking Furling Staysail on Inner Forestay
  • Single headstay with roller reefing Genoa
  • Mainsail, Mizzen, Staysail, Genoa, Spinnaker
  • Dodger & Bimini
  • Lewmar Traveller
Hull and Deck

Fiberglass hull with Airex cored topsides for added strength and thermal and sound insulation. Fiberglass cored deck construction.

Deck And Safety Equipment
  • DSB 8 Person Liftraft
  • Electric Primary Winches
  • Electric Halyard Winch
  • Dinghy Outboard Lift and bracket
  • Lifesling
  • Four Dorade Vents and Boxes
  • Propane BBQ Grill
  • Solar Panels on Bimini
  • Wind Generator
  • Heart Battery Charger
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.customContactInformation

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We are always in search of quality vessels to list, so if you are thinking about selling or upgrading, please email us to discover the difference that is Latitude Yacht Brokerage:

Ryan J. Miller

Yacht Broker / Owner / U.S.C.G. Master Capt.



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