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2000 Saga 43

Bellingham, Washington


New Listing Updates. Major Upgrades now completed! See new photos.


New Yanmar 4JH47 (57 HP, normally aspirated). New prop shaft. New shaft seal, New Cutlass bearing. New shaft coupler, fully rebuilt Max-Prop. New Raymarine Axiom+ 9 Chart plotter (pedestal mounted) New Raymarine Quatum2 Doppler Radar,  Raymarine AIS receiver. New bottom paint, New Espar hot water heater. New raw water strainer.  New holding tank, waste monitor, and all waste hoses. New Macerator pump and hoses.  New 12-volt TV. Rebuilt Frigoboat Refrigerator and Freezer compressors. New main Saloon port light windows. 

Additional info: Below water void repaired Custom keel boot fairing repaired and re-glassed. Generator exhaust seacock replaced.




Basic Boat Info

Make: Saga
Model: 43
Year: 2000
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Robert Perry
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: QYG443026M00F
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 43'3 ft
Length Overall: 43'3 ft
Length Of Deck: 43'3 ft
Waterline Length: 38'11 ft
Beam: 12 ft
Max Draft: 6'3 ft
Displacement: 19,842 lb
Dry Weight: 19842 lb
Ballast: 7800 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110v
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH47
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 57hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze, Feathering
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 2024
  • Engine Hours: 1


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 gal
Fuel Tank Material: aluminium
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 70 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminium
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Holding Tank Material: Aluminium


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers


Michael Locatell CPYB
For more information on our listings contact Michael Locatell at 206.459.0880 cell and text or e-mail


NW Yachtnet Seattle
Lake Union Waterfront Office
Seattle, WA, US, 98109
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.

Legacy Specifications:


2024 Yanmar 4JH57 57hp normally aspirated (1 hours)

Engine Alternator:  125 amp alternator

Raw Water Filter:  Raycor New 2023

Prop:  3-bladed Max Prop feathering (PYI rebuild 2024 1 hour)

Running Gear:  New prop shaft, cutlass bearing (2024),

Shaft Seal:  Dripless (replaced 2024)

Generator:  Provisioned for generator installation with thru-hulls and water-separator exhaust (minimal noise - no splashing - gas comes out transom, cooling water below waterline.)

Oil Change Pump:  Reverso geared oil change pump plumbed to change oil from main engine with provision to change generator.

Watermaker:  Spectra Newport 400 w/MPC 3000; 13-15 gallons per hour; ~1300 hours); new vane pump 5/2010, new membranes 2013, spare pumps and other spares

Central Heat:  New (2023) Espar D10W hot-water boiler with heat exchangers in aft cabin, kitchen, head, main saloon, forward berth, and passive radiator in workshop. Thermostat in main saloon. (Can be set to heat hot water only in 'summer'.)

Engine Driven Heat:  Dual fan heat exchanger on engine cooling loop

Hull:  2024 Two coats bottom paint, underwater hull void repaired, keel fairing repaired 

Specifications - Electrical

Electrical Monitoring:  Xantrex Link 2000 (2 battery bank monitoring)

Battery Combiner:  Pathmaker combiner (combines batteries when charging current available)

Battery Charger/Inverter:  Heart 2000 multi-stage charger (120v)/inverter (2000 watts)

Solar Panels:  5 Unisolar amorphous cell panels (259 watts)

Solar Charge Controller:  Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost 2000E

Batteries:  2 - 8D gelcells (replaced 2013) and 1 - Group 27 gelcell starting battery

Lighting:  All below decks halogen bulbs replaced with LED lighting

Anchor Light:  LED anchor light with automatic dawn/dusk sensor

GFCI:  All 110v circuits protected with GFCI outlets.

12 volt outlets:  12 volts outlets in main cabin, galley, and workshop for fans and other 12v devices


Specifications - Electronics

Instrument Network:  Seatalk NG cabling throughout

Autopilot:  Raymarine EV-200 w/belowdecks Type I drive

Instruments:  Raymarine i60 wind instruments (2); Raymarine i70 Autopilot control head; Raymarine i70 multi displays (3); Raymarine a Series 5.7 inch multifunction display (chartplotter); ST6000R wired remote, Raystar GPS, Lifetag MOB alarm w/2 transmitters.

2024 Raymarine Axiom+ 9” MFD mounted on steering pedestal with external SIM card/USB access.

Radar:  2024 Raymarine Quantum Q24D doppler radar

1st Networked GPS:  Raymarine GPS internal to Axiom+

2nd Networked GPS:  Raymarine Raystar GPS connected to autopilot

SSB/ham Radio:  Icom M802 w/ matching antenna tuner, 23 foot whip antenna, serial connection to nav station for software control, Heil Sound 'Clear Speech' DSP speaker, WxFax DSP output to PC

VHF Radio:  Icom M422 VHF w/DSC, remote 'command mic' in cockpit

AIS:  Raymarine AIS350 dual channel receiver with dedicated antenna on radar arch (2024)

Stereo:  Alpine CDA9847 with IPOD interface and dual auxiliary inputs for Sirius and PC, Bose speakers in main cabin and cockpit (works well for DVDs in cockpit on remote monitor)

Video:  Supersonci 19inch flatscreen HDTV w/DVD (2024)


Specificatons - Galley

Stove:  Force 10 Marine 3 burner w/oven; propane; extra steel plate in oven for even heat and stability; gimbaled (New 2015, low hours)

Sink:  Stainless steel double sink

Refrigeration:  Separate freezer and refrigerator compressors and electronic controls; Frigoboat keel-cooled compressors with energy efficient controllers; freezer box rebuilt, and box lids rebuilt; LED refrigerator lighting and mini air circulation fan installed 2010, (Compressors rebuilt and system serviced 2023)

Countertops:  Corian, grey flecked

Microwave:  110-volt microwave oven (runs on inverter) permanently installed.


Specifications - Head

Head:  Jabsco manual, valved for overboard or holding tank. (All head hoses replaced 2024)

Shower:  Separate enclosed shower with seat and handheld/fixed shower head

Holding Tank:  19 gallon with macerator for overboard discharge. Custom poly tank with Scad tank guage installed 2024. All waste hoses replaced.


Specifications - Tankage

Fuel:  95 gallons diesel in two custom tanks (Tanks cleaned and fuel polished 10/2023.)

Water:  120 gallons in port and starboard tanks (starboard tank filled by watermaker with auto shutoff upon full)

Propane:  2-20lb aluminum tanks in drained cockpit locker, 1-5lb tank on stern rail for BBQ

Holding:  19-gallon custom poly tank with deck pumpout fitting and overboard macerator discharge (2024)


Specifications - Deck Gear

Mast and Boom:  Offshore Spars - white painted double spreader mast with Harken batcars (5); trysail track; whisker pole track and Forespar 13-23 foot adjustable half carbon fiber pole; port and starboard self-tailing mast winches; Lewmar stoppers for spin halyard, pole topping lift, genoa halyard, and jib halyard; inner and outer forestays (both masthead) with Shaeffer roller furling; boom with three reef lines - two internal single-line reefs and one external double line reef all run to cockpit; Forespar solid vang; Shaeffer lazy jacks; split boom preventers (allows connection/disconnection from deck) run to cockpit; Harken traveler; mast painted 2013

Sails:  The main is new in 2011 from Ballard Sails of Seattle. The jib, and genoa from Halsey Lidgard are well used but with some life remaining; Main - New 2011 full battened mylar laminated cruising Dacron, regularly maintained; Jib - Cruising Dacron with UV panels; Genoa - Cruising Dacron with UV panels and foam padding for good partial set; Light #1 Genoa - Pentex sailcloth, lightly used good condition; Trysail - unused, nearly new condition; Storm Jib - used twice, nearly new condition; Asymmetric Spinnaker - good condition, sock

Cockpit Sail Handling:  Harken self-tailing winches - 2-53 2-speed genoa winches; 1-40 2 speed winch (starboard cabin top); 1-40 electric 2-speed winch (port cabin top); Lewmar line clutches to starboard: boom vang, first reef, second reef, jib sheet, third reef (downhaul); Lewmar line clutches to port: main sheet, Cunningham, topping lift, main halyard, third reef (boom); turning blocks for spinnaker sheets; reefing lines for jib and genoa furlers

Steering:  Whitlock solid geared steering (no cables) w/engine controls, Ritchie compass, anchor windless remote and binnacle guard

Cockpit Amenities:  Cockpit shower w/hot and cold water; binnacle cup holder; folding cockpit table; floor lighting; Bose speakers; line boxes for cabin top running rigging; Artful Dodger Sunbrella dodger with removable cockpit shade (replaced 2012); 70% mesh underway sunshade with side panel; outboard lifting arm and tackle built into radar arch. Two custom Shadetree awnings for use at anchor or in marinas, one for the bow area (lightly used) and one for the area from the mast to the radar arch (well-used but regularly maintained). Force 10 barbecue grill (medium) with rail mounts.

Ground Tackle:  Lofranz horizontal Tigres windlass; 20kg Bruce anchor with 200 feet 5/16 high-test chain (re-galvanized 2006) and 200 feet nylon 'braid' rode (to starboard); second anchor roade - 100 feet 5/16 high-test chain and 250 feet nylon rode (to port); 33lb fortress anchor (belowdecks); Ankorollina 200 foot flat webbing rode (18,000 lb test) on reel on stern pulpit

Cabin Side Windows:  Replaced 2024


Specifications - Dinghy

Force 4 NZ Dinghy:  3.2-meter (10.5 feet) aluminum hulled RIB. Force 4's are unique in that the inflatable tubes are held to the hull by a bolt-rope system. This allows the tubes to be removed easily for stowage, repair, or replacement. The dinghy is equipped with a manual bilge pump and comes with a set of Danard wheels for easy beaching. Dinghy weight (without engine) is a manageable 85 lbs. Two sets of tubes are included, both sets are in usable to poor condition and require some glue repairs.

Outboard:  Tohatsu 9.8 four-stroke engine with 3-gallon tank. Equipped with Dol-fins. (2007)

Weaver Snap-Davits: The dinghy is equipped with Weaver snap davits that allow carriage across the stern in moderate conditions. This is the metal arch system that holds the dinghy further from the water allowing sailing to about 25-degree heel without problems.


Specifications - Safety Gear

Life raft:  Winslow offshore 6-man raft in valise (stowed in purpose designed cockpit locker) out of certification – may be certifiable, but possibly not.

EPIRB:  ACR Global Fix Pro 406 GPS EPIRB (battery overdue for replacement)

Drogue:  Jordan series-drogue; custom stainless attachment points on port and starboard aft hull corners

Lifesling:  Lifesling POB recovery system stowed in hard plastic case on stern rail

Bilge Pumps:  1 electric, 2 manual (one below galley floor and one in cockpit)

Crash Bulkhead:  Bulkhead between workshop (forepeak) and pullman berth has transom above waterline, tightly sealing door, and valve closable limber hole allowing sealing of forepeak in the event of holing forward

Motion Detector Alarm:  Wireless motion detector with the alarm located belowdecks. The detector can be moved about the deck to cover the hanging dinghy or to watch the stern entry

MOB Alarm System:  Integrated into the Raymarine Seatalk network is a Lifetag Man Overboard Alarm system. This consists of a receiver belowdecks with a very loud alarm buzzer. Included are two personal transmitters (additional transmitters available from Raymarine) which are worn by crewmembers. If the unit worn by a crewmember gets more than a few yards from the boat the alarm sounds alerting the off watch.

Drawer Safety Bars:  Every set of drawers is provided with a safety bar secured by threaded knobs that screw into sockets by the drawer stacks preventing drawers from bouncing open in rough conditions. Unscrewing the lower knob allows the bar to swing free and the drawers to be accessed. Bars are easily removed and stowed when not needed.


Specifications - Spares

Yanmar Starter:                     Rebuilt starter for main engine.

Three-bladed fixed prop:       Spare prop.

Dinghy Tube Set:                  Spare used set of dinghy tubes for Force 4 RIB.

Miscellaneous Parts:               Spare bulbs, filters, and small parts for boat systems.

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 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.

Manufacturer Provided Saga 43 Standard Specifications:

Saga 43 Specifications - Standard Equipment General Construction - 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). - Massive 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. - External cast lead - antimony keel attached with double row of 10 x 1" keel bolts to heavily reinforced solid laminate keel sump. - Shoal draft bulb keel optional. - Deep bilge and keel sump to contain bilge water and increase righting moment of ballast. - 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. Deck Features - Saga white deck, easy cleaning, diamond pattern molded-in non-skid areas in appropriate areas contrasting light-beige color in non-skid areas. - Seating areas on coaming and cockpit seats are a leather grained non-skid pattern for added comfort and less wear and tear on skin and clothing, logical seating areas are Saga white for sitting comfort in tropical heat. - 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 trained 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 pane, provision for 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 liferaft storage locker for 6-man valise liferaft in cockpit, self-draining. - 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 hinged door - no need to climb up and over seats or transom. - 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.

Deck Hardware - 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. - Cabintop-mounted Harken #40.2ST two-speed, self-tailing, winch for mainsheet and jib sheet. - Two winch handles, one speed-grip, one standard - 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. - Edson pedestal wheel steering system with friction brake, S-S wheel and pedestal guard. - Ritchie #DNW 200 compass, pedestal mounted. - Emergency tiller. - 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. - Fiberglass transom door to swim scoop S-S swim ladder. - HD stainless steel bowsprit with dual anchor rollers. - 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. - 4 Safety harness HD padeyes in cockpit. - Removable tubular webbing jacklines for crew safety harnesses port and starboard on 4 HD padeyes. Allowing run of full-length of deck without unhooking tether.

Plumbing - 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. - All through-hulls UL approved 1-4 turn ball valves, non-corrosive Marelon. - All through-hull hoses equipped with 2 hose clamps for redundancy. - All through-hulls labeled. - Hot and cold pressure water system with 12V multi-fixture pressure pump, accumulator tank, charcoal filter. - Showers in both heads with sump pumps. - Cockpit shower, H & C. - 11 gal. hot water heater with both engine heat exchanger and 120V AC operation, UL approved. - Manual fresh water pump at galley sink. - Approx. 140 gal. water capacity in two tanks, selector manifold for tanks. - Each marine head has approx. 20 gal. holding tank, Y-valve, seacock, electric macerator pump, for overboard discharge without dockside facilities, where legal. - 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. 


Exclusions include personal gear, artworks, tools and any items not specifically included.

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.
Additional Contact Information
For more information on this yacht please contact Central Listing Agent Michael Locatell CPYB at 206.459.0880 cell & text or email