Still Inseperable | Shannon 43' 1985

Portland, ME

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John Osetek

David Walters Yachts is pleased to announce the opening of their Newport, RI, office with John Osetek at the helm. John's on the water experience is a varied as his marine business experience, from racing Thisles on Lake Ontario as a teenager to acting as operations officer aboard a fleet tanker during his service in the US Navy.

With over thirty years in the marine industry assisting clients in buying, selling, financing and building power and sailing yachts, John's experience and expertise run from runabouts and day sailers to custom world cruisers. His ten plus years with Alden Yachts make him a valuable resource for current Alden owners or those interested in purchasing an Alden.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Still Inseperable
Builder: Shannon
Model: 43
Year: 1985
Location: Portland, ME
Asking Price: $199,990
Hull Material: Fiberglass

"Still Inseparable" is one of Shannon’s best-designed blue water cruising boats. She is outfitted with long distance cruising in mind with power provided by a diesel generator, solar and wind generation, satellite phone, large fuel and water capacity and a water maker. Her galley features new countertops with molded stainless-steel sink, two Isotherm refrigerator drawers and Isotherm freezer that use minimal power for efficient operation, pantry, 24 bottle wine cellar, and generous storage. Two staterooms with en-suite heads provide privacy for guests. All new PEX plumbing lines installed in 2016 along with a fresh water hot and cold cockpit shower. This is a classic cruiser that makes offshore and coastal sailing like being at home on the sea.


Length: 43'
Beam: 13' 3
Draft: 4' 9
Water Tank Capacity: 200 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 80 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 35 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar (2006)
Engine Model: 4JH3-TE
Power: 75 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3697 Hours


Still Inseparable features a two-stateroom, two-head interior with cherry joinery and a teak and holly sole.

The forward cabin is separated from the main salon by a privacy door that leads to a comfortable "V" berth with custom Tempurpedic mattress, new 2013. There are four large cabinets under the berth, a 3-drawer bureau, two long shelves over the berth and one hanging locker.

The head with access from the cabin and salon, contains a marine toilet, sink, vanity, cabinet, lockers, telephone shower and teak shower grate. Waste leads to holding tank which can be emptied at sea via a macerator pump or at the dock pump-out.

Aft of the forward head to starboard is a food pantry and utility closet. To port are a hanging locker and four-drawer cabinet.

The salon is a midships and features a "L" shaped settee to starboard with a teak dining table and a long settee to port. Both settees pull out to make single berths with lee cloths.  Above are bookshelves and louvered cabinets for storage. Below the port settee is a 24-bottle wine cellar. With the cherry wood bulkheads, teak and holly sole plus high gloss headliner, a wonderful ambiance is created. There are opening ports for ventilation and four reading lights and two brass oil lamps, four reading lights, a Weem & Plath barometer, a Seth Thomas clock and two brass oil lamps.

The navigation station is to starboard and features an opening chart table, electrical panels and comfortable bench seat that doubles as a file cabinet.

Across to port is the aft head with a private access door from the aft cabin. There is a pressurized freshwater flush toilet, vanity, telephone shower, mirror and sink.  There is plenty of storage in numerous lockers.

The aft cabin has a double berth with custom mattress and four drawers under, a bureau with four drawers, a hanging locker and shelves to port.

  • Number of single berths: 2
  • Number of double berths: 2
  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 2


Galley & Inside Equipment

  • Hot water heater
  • Heater/Air Conditioner, Marine Air Systems
  • Oven/Stove with 3 Burners, Force 10
  • 2-Drawer Refrigerator, Isotherm, 12v/115v, new 2014
  • Drop-in Deep Freezer Cabinet, Isotherm, 12v/115v, new 2016
  • Watermaker, Cruise RO Water SM-20, new 2013
  • PEX freshwater plumbing lines, new 2016
  • Freshwater Flush Head in aft head, Raritan, new 2016
  • 2-Electric bilge pumps, High and Low
  • Macerator Pump, new 2016
  • All interior lighting is LED
  • Compass in each cabin


Nav Station

  • Iridium Extreme satellite phone, new 2013
  • Icom SSB Radio Telephone, Model MC-M700PRO
  • Standard Horizon VHF, Model Explorer GX 1600, new 2013
  • Garmin 2206 GPS multiscreen display
  • Tri Star battery monitor
  • Clock and barometer
  • WIFI extender, Bullet, new 2013
  • Electrical Panel, 12v and 115v circuits
  • Teak Desk with storage
  • Tank Tender for water and fuel tanks



  • Dodger
  • Bimini with sunshades
  • Cockpit cushions, new 2013
  • 2-Cockpit tables (1-large, 1-small, teak)
  • 1- Drink Holder, 4-spaces, Teak
  • Cockpit Shower, hot & cold water
  • Manual Bilge Pump, Whale Gusher
  • Sail Lockers, port and starboard
  • Two Cubbies for storage (winch handles, sunscreen, etc.)
  • Propane Locker under helm seat
  • Liferaft compartment under cockpit sole
  • Centerboard winch



  • Varnished Teak Steering Wheel
  • Edson Pedestal
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Multiscreen, Raymarine Model e125, mounted on bulkhead, new 2013
  • Radar, Raymarine, Model RD424D, new 2015
  • AIS Class B Transceiver, Raymarine AIS700, new 2019
  • Wind Display, Raymarine i60
  • Speed, Depth and Sea Temperature Display, Raymarine ST60
  • VHF Remote, Standard Horizon RAM3, new 2013
  • Auto Pilot, Simrad AP21



  • Turbo Diesel Engine, 75 hp, Yanmar Model 4JH3-TE, New 2006, 3,697 hours
  • Racor 500FG fuel filter with Lift Pump
  • 150-amp alternator with regulator
  • Max Prop 3-blade, 18” feathering propeller, factory rebuild 2018
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive



  • Electrical Circuits - 12v and 120v
  • Shore Power inlet
  • CATV Inlet
  • Generator, 8kW, Phaser, new 2013
  • 2-Solar Panels, 250W, Kyocera, Model KC-125TM,
  • Wind Generator, 400W, Air X Marine, factory rebuild 2015
  • 6-AGM Batteries, 12v, new 2018
  • Galvanic Isolator, Model GI-50, new 2014


Hull & Deck

Shannon has long been known to build solid one-piece hulls with no keel bolts. They have been using the best technology of the day to create a very strong and handsome classic yacht.

Over the years they have perfected the keel/centerboard design which allows for the ability to explore and anchor in shallower waters plus have a deep draft for offshore or windward work.

  • Bow Thruster, Vetus, new 2013
  • Electric Windlass, vertical mount, Ideal, 12v
  • 65 lb. Mantus anchor with chain and rode, Chain new 2013, Anchor new, 2017
  • 37 lb. Fortress anchor with chain and rode
  • Double lifelines
  • 3 large opening hatches with screens and covers
  • 2 smaller opening hatches w/ screens
  • 4 polished chrome dorades
  • Teak handrails
  • Jacklines
  • Saltwater washdown pump
  • Shannon diamond patterned non-skid on deck
  • Swim Ladder, SS
  • BBQ, SS, Rail mount
  • Outboard Engine Bracket, rail mounted
  • Deck Wash, sea water
  • 2-Rub Rails
  • Bronze Thru-Hulls



  • Fully battened Mainsail with Harken Batten System sail track
  • Furling 80% Yankee Jib, UK Sailmakers, new 2013
  • Furling Staysail
  • Storm Jib with separate sail track



  • All standing rod rigging
  • Running rigging upgraded when needed
  • Whisker Pole stored on mast fitting, Forespar LC-13-24-UTS-UTR, new 2015
  • Boom Vang, Yacht Rod
  • Sail Zip Pack with Lazyjacks, Hallett, new 2016



  • Electric Winch, house mounted for Mainsail halyard and sheet, Harken 900, new 2013
  • 2-Primary Sheet Winches, electric, coaming mounted, self-tailing, Lewmar 58
  • 2-Staysail Winches, coaming mounted, self-tailing, Lewmar 43
  • 1- Reefing Lines Winch, house mounted, self-tailing, Lewmar 43
  • 2- Traveler Winches, house mounted, self-tailing, Harken 16
  • 3- Halyard Winches, mast mounted, self-tailing, Lewmar 30



  • Covers for toe rails, hatches, dorade boxes, bow sprit, handrails, and full cockpit enclosure, new 2016/17



  • Winslow 6-person Offshore Liferaft, new 2014 (Needs recertification)
  • EPRIB 406
  • Fiorentino Offshore Para-Ring Para-Anchor with 300’ rode and trip line, new 2015
  • Mast mounted LED Running and Anchoring Lights
  • Radar Reflector
  • Flares and flare gun
  • 6-PFD’s, auto-inflating
  • 6-Safety Harnesses
  • 2-Personal GPS Locators
  • Storm Sea Anchor
  • Ditch Bag
  • 1-Lifesling
  • 1-Life Ring
  • 2-Jacklines


Dinghy & Outboard

  • 8’8” North Atlantic Inflatables PVC Tender, new 2018
  • Nissan 5-hp 4 stroke outboard engine, Model NSF-5AS
  • Dinghy anchor and rode


Manufacturer Provided Description

Exceptional sailing performance and a customized 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, seaworthy, 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 available in either a keel centerboard or fixed draft version and the choice of rig is an easily-handled double headsail cutter or double headsail ketch. Every Shannon is delivered fully commissioned with an extensive list of standard equipment ready for an extended voyage.The underwater hull design is a keel centerboard design and the rig is an easily handled double headsail cutter.