2008 Beneteau 43

  • 43
  • Beneteau
  • Galesville, MD, US

Yacht price: $179,000

For more information

contact Yacht Brokers of Annapolis
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Call us at 410-206-2755
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Sirius is a well cared for cruiser that will take you safely and comfortably to any destination you can dream of. The list of options, upgrades and improvements are incredible!  Never chartered and set up for long distance cruising.

Call the listing broker to see for yourself all of the endless possibilities this boat offers!


Basic Information

Galesville, MD, US
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Cruisers, Sloop
Hull Material:

Dimensions & Weight

43 ft - 13.11 meter
0 ft - 0 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 5 in - 1.65 meter
Bridge Clearance:
60 ft


Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
54 (Individual), 54 (combined)

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
53 Gallon(s) - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
50 Gallon(s) - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
20 Gallon(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Heads:



Notable Upgrades and Improvements

What makes this Beneteau 43 so special?  It's the incredible list of upgrades done in the past five years to ensure that she can be safely and comfortably sailed to whatever destination your heart desires.

Some highlights include:

  • New thru-hulls - bronze below the waterline stainless above (2018)
  • New Garmin electronics including radar
  • New canvas with full enclosure. Glass panels can be replaced with bug screens for warmer locations
  • Custom Arch that houses dinghy davits and mounting for solar panels
  • 400Watts of Solar Power
  • Fatty Knees 9' Dinghy with sailing rig (2018) and 2HP Honda outboard
  • Spectra Watermaker with added 25 gal designated tank that allows watermaker output to be sent to either forward or aft tank (2017)
  • Running Rigging (2017)
  • Sobstad Mainsail and Genoa (2017)
  • TWO additional sets of sails - Doyle Carbon Performance Mainsail and 140% Genoa (2012, used one season) and original 2008 Dacron sails 
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker w/ top down furling system (2018)
  • Carbon Fiber Whisker Pole AND Retractable Bowsprit for Spinnaker
  • New sanitation hoses for both heads (2017)
  • Viking 4 person liferaft (expired 2019, needs recertification)
  • Bottom sandblasted and Petit Protect Epoxy Barrier Coat applied (2018)
  • Yanmar 4JH4E 54hp Diesel with 1074 hours
  • Upgraded high output Balmar alternator with a serpentine belt kit and Balmar 614 Regulator (2019)
  • Max Power bow thruster with reinforced tube (fiberglassed outside of tube after sandblasting) with remote

The attention to detail below decks is what make Sirius a comfortable home away from the dock.  Generous headroom throughout, lots of light and ventilation and smart (and accessible!) storage makes the space beautiful and practical.

Forward is a roomy cabin with an oversized V-berth with a custom mattress.  The ensuite private head has an electric toilet with new sanitation hoses, a vanity, sink and faucet shower.  Good storage and natural light via the large overhead hatch and side windows. Headroom is 6'5".

The salon is also a bright and airy space due to the multiple overhead hatches, side windows and fantastic 6'7" headroom. To port is a straight settee that also serves as the seating area for the nav station. Opposite to starboard is a large dinette that converts to an additional berth if needed.

The galley is located to port of the companionway.  The day/guest head is to starboard of the companionway with the entrances from the salon and from the aft cabin, located directly behind.

  • Chart table integrated into settee area w/ Garmin chartplotter (2017) and watermaker controls
  • TV along forward bulkhead  
  • Lots of storage!  Cupboards, Lockers along the hull, Storage behind and under bench seats
  • Plenty of light and ventilation via several overhead hatches, fixed deck windows and 12V fans
  • LED lights throughout
  • Laminated floors give great access to bilge spaces
  • Custom mattresses in both staterooms
  • Reverse Cycle Heat and Air
  • Upholstery and Joinery are in beautiful condition
  • Electric Toilet in Owner's Head -  all sanitation hoses are new in both heads (2018)
  • New Macerator in forward head (2018). New Macerator in aft head (2020)

The well appointed aft galley has everything you need to prepare a gourmet dinner with friends or just a quick sandwich while underway.  Set up with plenty of storage and countertop space, this galley is exactly what you need to store all your provisions for an extended trip.

  • Vitrifrigo 12v DC Front Loading Refrigerator 
  • Vitrifrigo 12v DC Top Loading Freezer
  • Force 10 Gimballed 3 Burner Stainless Steel Stove with Oven
  • Tappan Stainless Steel 110v Microwave
  • Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Generous Storage
  • Trash Can
  • All Garmin Electronics NEW in 2017
  • Garmin GPSMAP 7616 16" Touchscreen Multi-Function Display in Cockpit
  • Garmin GPSMAP 7612 12" Touchscreen Multi-Function Display below
  • Garmin Fantom 24 Radar 24" Radome with MotionScope Technology
  • Garmin AIS 600 Transceiver
  • Garmin Wind, Depth and Speed 
  • Garmin GXM 53 Satellite Weather receiver
  • Garmin Autopilot with Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Fusion Stereo Heat  integrated with Garmin Electronics package + Sirius XM Radio
  • Samsung Smart TV 32" 
  • USB Charging receptacles
  • Wireless Router with 4G Integrated Modem
  • Wireless Remote for Autopilot, Windlass and Bow Thruster 
  • Hardwired windlass control at helm with chain counter
On Deck
  • Quick Electric Anchor Windlass with Wireless Remote
  • 55# Rocna Anchor with 100' of Chain and 200' of Rode marked every 25' 
  • Stainless Steel Double Anchor Roller
  • Custom Dodger with high quality Polycarbonate windows, Bimini, Connecting Panel. No more hitting your head when ducking into the companionway!
  • Full Enclosure w/ plastic panels.  Panels can be zipped off and replaced with bug screens in warmer climates
  • Cockpit Cushions 
  • Dual Helm Cable Steering with Leather Wrapped Wheels
  • Custom Arch that houses (4) 100w Solar Panels, dinghy davits and custom stern seats behind each helm
  • Fatty Knees 9' dinghy with Sailing Rig (2018).  Lots of options on the dinghy including: rowing oars, sailing package, teak floorboards, lifting eyes, drain plug, custom cover
  • 2HP Honda outboard for dinghy
  • Viking Liferaft (4 person, needs recertification)
  • Teak Toerails
  • Teak Louvered Companionway Doors
  • Drop-Leaf Cockpit Table
  • Walk-through Transom with Swim Platform
  • Stainless Steel Swim Ladder
  • Hot and Cold Cockpit Shower
  • LED running lights. LED anchor light (2021)
  • Solid fiberglass hull with internal fiberglass stringer system laminated and bonded to the hull
  • Deck is a balsa and fiberglass sandwich covered in non-skid surface
  • Deck hull joint chemically bonded and thru-bolted, with solid wood toerail
  • Cast iron keel. Shoal draft at 5'5"
  • All the thru-hulls, valves and fittings were removed from the entire boat.  The G-10 backing plates were bedded with K9 mixed with milled fibers for additional strength
  • All below water line thru-hulls were replaced with high quality bronze fittings. All above water line thru-hulls were replaced with high quality stainless fittings
  • Bottom sandblasted and Petit Protect Epoxy Barrier Coat applied (2018).  Bottom paint refreshed 2021
Sails and Rigging
  • Sobstad RF Main and Genoa (2017)
  • Running Rigging (2017)
  • Custom Garhauer Mainsheet Traveler
  • Garhauer EZ Glide Adjustable Genoa Car System
  • Doyle RF Carbon Performance Main (2012; used just one season)
  • Doyle 140% RF Carbon Performance Genoa with UV Suncover (2012; used just one season)
  • Neil Pryde RF Dacron Main (2008) 
  • Neil Pryde RF Dacron 140% Genoa with UV Suncover (2008)
  • US Spars Double Spreader Anodized Aluminum Deck Stepped Mast
  • US Spars In-Mast Roller Furling Mainsail System
  • Profurl Genoa Furler 
  • Sparcraft Rigid Boom Vang
  • Spinnaker Halyard
  • Lewmar 40ECST Electric Self-Tailing Cabin top Winch  to Port
  • Lewmar 40 CST Self-Tailing Cabin top Winch to Starboard
  • (2) Lewmar 48 CST Self Tailing Primary Winches
  • Boom Preventer
  • Carbon Fiber Whisker Pole
  • Retractable Bowsprit Pole for Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker with Top Down Furling System (2018)
  • Dual 30amp 110V AC Shore Power System with Dual Breaker Panels
  • (2) 3 0amp shore power cords + 30 amp splitter
  • 12v DC System with VDO Electrical Panel
  • VDO Water, Fuel and Voltage Monitors
  • All Interior and Running Lights replaced with LED
  • (2) 4D House Bank Batteries (2018)
  • (1) Group 27 AGM Starting Battery and Bow Thruster Battery (2018)
  • High Output Balmar Alternator with a Serpentine Belt Kit and Balmar 614 Regulator  (2019)
  • Custom arch houses (4) 100 watt Solar Panels 
  • Solar controller has Bluetooth 
  • Xantrex Prowatt 3000w Inverter with Extra Battery 
  • Xantrex 40amp Multi-Stage Battery Charger
  • Galvanic Isolater
Mechanical and Plumbing
  • Yanmar 4JH4E 54hp Diesel with 1074 Hours and upgraded to Balmar High Output Alternator and Serpentine Belt
  • Original engine hour meter failed at 500 hours, secondary hour meter was added
  • New Cutlass Bearing (2018)
  • Engine exhaust flange was rebedded
  • Feathering Propeller (Original fixed prop included as back up)
  • Max Power Bow Thruster with reinforced tube (Fiberglassed outside of tube after sandblasting)
  • Cruiseair 2-Zone Air Conditioning/ Heat System (Factory Installed)
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush Electric Toilet in Forward Owner's Head (Factory option)
  • Jabsco Manual Toilet in Aft Head
  • All head hoses new 2018
  • New Macerator forward in 2018 - New Macerator aft 2020
  • Spectra Watermaker - 2017
  • Additional 25 gallon tank plumbed from the watermaker - can pump to forward or aft water tank from there.  
  • (4) Caframo Bora Fans - 2017
  • Added CO Monitors -2017
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

Deanna Sansbury

[email protected]

410.629.9186 (call / text)

  • 43
  • Beneteau
  • Galesville, MD, US

Yacht price: $179,000

For more information

contact Yacht Brokers of Annapolis
[email protected]
Call us at 410-206-2755
Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7608522)