Wild Goose

  • 43'
  • 1988
  • Virginia, United States
  • $249,000



Timeless and proven, Wild Goose captures the essence of a hardy bluewater cruiser with a mix of class, extensive modern upgrades, performance, and a seakindly hull shape. Boasting classic looks and uncompromising construction, she has been exceptionally well outfitted for extended passagemaking and purposefully designed for short handed sailing. The Shannon 43 is hallmarked by her kindly sea motion, excellent offshore sailing characteristics, and unquestionable seaworthiness.

Wild Goose exemplifies the finest qualities that constitute the Shannon 43 including the preferred cutter rig, solid rod rigging, a cockpit unrivaled by any boat her in class, and a layout below deck tailored for life underway with accommodations for seven between two staterooms with ensuite facilities. Her design incorporates a soft forward hull section to avoid pounding in a seaway, an internal keel configuration with centerboard versatile enough to tuck into anchorages inaccessible to most, and a fully skegged rudder with protected propeller.

Having owned Wild Goose since 2006, her current owners have taken extraordinary pride in her care and upkeep. She has undergone two major refits in 2012 and again in 2016 with numerous updates in between.  After nearly 20,000 miles under the keel her owners were in the process of preparing to head back to sea when a change of circumstances dictated other plans.  She has been lovingly cared for and outfitted to sail the world.  The only thing missing is a new captain and crew willing to do so!

Yacht Highlights

  • NEW Yanmar 4JH57 engine and transmission with only 144 hours!
  • Highly desired cutter rig with Navtec Nitonic 50 rod rigging (2004, inspected 2014)
  • Extensive Raymarine offshore cruising electronics fully networked and integrated
  • Westerbeke 6kW generator
  • Solar panels
  • Upgraded electrical system with new batteries, charger, and inverter
  • Monitor WindVane for offshore self steering
  • Zoned climate control
  • Upgraded high capacity tankage
  • Extensive list of offshore cruising equipment

Review by Ferenc Mate "The World's Best Sailboats"

“I have always been a fan of honest boats, boats that do one thing remarkably well instead of boats that try to be all things to all people, only to end up as everybody’s nightmare. And my favorite boats are still long-distance cruisers that can sail the seven seas ably and with good speed, built without compromise in construction or design to serve her crew regardless of the weather. Walter Schulz’s Shannon's fit that description to perfection”

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: SHANNON
  • Category: Cutter
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1988
  • YearBuilt: 1988
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 43' 0" (13.11m)
  • LWL: 36' 7" (11.15m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 13' 0" (3.96m)
  • Min Draft: 4' 9" (1.45m)
  • Max Draft: 8' 7" (2.62m)
  • Clearance: 63' 11" (19.48m)
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 27,500 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 200 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 44 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 98 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH57
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Wild Goose is a unique opportunity to purchase a proven Shannon 43 offshore cutter. She's been optimized to live aboard and to sail shorthanded. Her interior has been improved with an enlarged saloon and owner's cabin. Having been meticulously maintained with the sort of pride and care that a buyer will appreciate, the current owners have made substantial investments both aesthetically and mechanically including two major refits in 2012 and 2016.

Forward Cabin & Head

The enlarged master stateroom is forward with a large queen-size v-berth with custom Handcraft Queen+ mattress and an enclosed head and shower. Storage is plentiful with two drawers beneath the berth, a bank of drawers to starboard, port side hanging locker, and louvered cabinetry and bookshelves outboard. A vanity with Courian countertop and sink is opposite the ensuite head.

  • CruiseAir 5,000 BTU air conditioning & heat
  • Custom Handcraft Queen+ mattress
  • Brass reading lights (2)
  • Hella fan
  • Opening bronze portlights with screens (3)
  • Overhead hatch with screen
  • Weems & Plath nightwatch clock & barometer
  • Plastimo ships time w/ alarm
  • Courtesy floor lights
  • Overhead dome lights
  • Alpenglow overhead lights with dual power & red night lighting
  • Raritan marine PHII toilet with Electrasan Type 1 MSD
  • Rule shower drain - eliminates water in bilge

Main Saloon

The main saloon feels spacious and airy with a substantial amount of natural light pouring through the numerous overhead hatches and timeless bronze portlights. Two settees with tasteful green teal leather fabric convert to extra double berths for additional guests. Storage includes double lockers and shelves outboard with additional storage behind the backrests. Wild Goose includes two options of saloon tables. The original Shannon drop-leaf teak table has been replaced by a custom cocktail table with drop leaf but could easily be swapped. Well placed handholds and fiddled edges facilitate easy movement in a seaway. Solid teak bulkheads have been exquisitely finished with satin varnish and compliment well with the solid teak and holly cabin sole.

  • CruiseAir 16,000 BTU air conditioning & heat
  • Upholstered leather settees - 2014
  • Settees convert to berths (starboard double, port single) w/ lee cloths
  • Shannon drop-leaf teak dining & custom teak cockpit tables
  • Alpenglow overhead lights with dual power & night vision
  • Brass dome and reading lights
  • Courtesy floor lights
  • Howard Miller tidal clock
  • Poly-Planar surround sound speakers
  • Clarion Audio CZ501 stereo head unit - 2012
  • Courtesy floor lights
  • Overhead dome lights
  • Alpenglow overhead lights with dual power & red night lighting
  • Hella fan


Every aspect of the Shannon 43 has been carefully designed to maximize space and usability at sea. The U-shaped galley on Wild Goose is exceptionally configured to provide a secure place to work with ample counter space and excellent storage. The Force 10 3-burner stove with oven, large SeaFrost refrigerator and freezer with top and front access, and deep double basin stainless steel sinks make food preparation underway both practical and enjoyable. Ventilation and lighting is excellent with a large overhead hatch, eye level opening bronze portlight, and sensible proximity to the companionway. Other features include a new GE microwave oven, seawater/refrigerator drain foot pump, dedicated faucet for the Seagull drinking water filtration system, custom spice rack and wine glass rack, and a pull out Moen faucet.

  • Force 10 3 burner range w/ oven
  • SeaFrost refrigerator & freezer
  • NEW GE Microwave oven - 2016
  • 10 Gallon Atlantic Marine water heater
  • Corian countertops
  • Moen extendable faucet
  • Seawater foot pump
  • SeaGull water filter system
  • Fresh water hand pump

Navigation Station

Aft of the galley is the navigation station where Wild Goose has been equipped with an impressive array of navigation and communication electronics which are integrated with the Raymarine SeaTalk system and accessible through a PC interface. The navigators station provides access and monitoring to all major systems, electronic equipment, and electrical distribution. A large work desk with storage inside and custom cabinetry outboard provide excellent organization and storage.

  • Raymarine Seatalkng NMEA 2000 backbone with PC interface
  • Raymarine instrumentation and multi-function displays
  • 110VAC & 12VDC master power control panel w/ monitoring
  • IslandTime Standard WiFi w/wireless router
  • Rule bilge pump management and cycle meter
  • Racor fuel monitoring system
  • Westerbeke generator control panel
  • Windlass control panel
  • Xantrex battery management
  • SSB & VHF Radios
  • Weems & Plath Endurance collection clock & barometer
  • 110VAC & 12VDC outlet
  • Courtesy floor lights
  • Overhead dome lights
  • Alpenglow overhead lights with dual power & red night lighting

Aft Stateroom & Head

The aft guest cabin is spacious and comfortable with a custom Handcraft Double+ mattress, three drawer bank and shelf, full hanging locker, two drawers under berth, an overhead chart locker, and a large outboard storage shelf and bookcase. An opening bronze portlight, large overhead hatch, two reading lights, and Hella fan provide plenty of light and ventilation. The aft head with vanity and shower is accessible from the guest cabin and the main saloon offering the option for privacy or the convenience of a day head situated close to the companionway stairs.

  • CruiseAir climate control shared with main saloon
  • Custom Handcraft Double+ mattress
  • Brass reading lights (2)
  • Hella fan
  • Opening bronze portlight with screen
  • Overhead hatch with screen
  • Courtesy floor lights
  • Overhead dome lights
  • Alpenglow overhead lights with dual power & red night lighting
  • Raritan marine PHII toilet with holding tank
  • Jabsco direct overboard shower drain - eliminates water in bilge


Wild Goose blends the fine lines and traditional aesthetics of a classic cruiser with the modern convenience and efficiency of a yacht equipped with very comprehensive offshore electronics. Modern sailors will appreciate the capabilities of her upgraded electronic systems.

Navigation Electronics

  • Raymarine ST6001+ Autopilot control
  • Raymarine Type 2 linear autopilot drive
  • Raymarine S3G course computer
  • Raymarine e7 Multi-function display and chartplotter - 2012
  • Navionics charts - US
  • Raymarine 4kW 18" high definition mast mounted raydome - 2012
  • Raymarine i70 multi-function display - 2012
  • Raymarine ST60+ wind control head
  • Raymarine wind transducer
  • Raymarine ST60+ speed control head
  • AirMar knot meter
  • AirMar depth & speed transducers

Communication Electronics

  • Icom IC-M802 SSB MF/HF marine transceiver
  • RC25 SSB control head
  • SP24 SSB speaker
  • Icom AT-140 SSB antenna tuner - 2012
  • Insulated backstay for SSB antenna
  • NEW Standard Horizon Matrix AIS+ GX2150 VHF - 2016
  • Raymarine AIS650 transmit & receive - 2012
  • Shakespeare 5215 dedicated AIS antenna - 2015
  • NEW Standard Horizon CMP30 RAM3 remote in cockpit - 2016
  • Standard Horizon 240SW PA horn - 2012
  • Dedicated AIS & VHF antennas - 2015
  • Icom IC-M72 handheld VHF radio

Network Electronics

  • IslandTime standard WiFi system w/ wireless router - 2012
  • Raymarine Seatalkng NMEA 2000 backbone - 2012
  • NEW Raymarine iTC-5 instrument transducer converter - 2016
  • Raymarine E22158 SeaTalk converters (2) - 2012
  • Raymarine E85001 SeaTalk/NMEA0183/PC interface (2) - 2012
  • Actisense NGT-1 USB NMEA 2000 to PC connection - 2012


  • 110VAC / 12VDC system
  • NEW Magnum energy ME series power inverter / charger - 2016
  • NEW Magnum remote battery charger / inverter control - 2016
  • NEW Magnum ME-RC remote control - 2016
  • NEW ProMariner ProSafe FailSafe 30 Amp galvanic isolator - 2016
  • Kyocera 80W Solar panels (2)
  • Ferris multi-source voltage regulator w/ divert function
  • AGM Group 31 house battery bank (4) - 2015
  • AGM Group 31 dedicated battery for ElectroScan - 2015
  • Xantrex battery monitor LinkLITE - 2011
  • Xantrex digital echo charger - 2014
  • Marinetics Mod 650 master control panel - 2002
  • Marinetics EP 9330 expansion panel - 2002
  • AC Master control panel
  • DC Master control panel
  • Blue Sea Systems analog DC voltmeter
  • 30 Amp shore power inlet with dedicated safety breaker
  • 30 Amp shore power cord
  • Aqua Signal Series 40 tri-color light
  • Perko running lights
  • Hella Series 2984 masthead light - 2012
  • Hella Series 6176 LED Module 70 deck floodlights (3) - 2012


Wild Goose is without exception, finest Shannon 43 available today. Her owners have invested heavily in preparing her for extended passagemaking. Recent updates include the installation of a brand new Yanmar 4JH57 engine and control panel, ZF30M transmission, new exhaust mixing elbow, upgraded sea water strainers, shaft coupling, and new cutlass bearing.

Fuel delivery with flow through back-up electric fuel pump through two parallel Racor filters switchable underway and equipped with differential pressure and water sensors with light and audible alarms for any water in filters.

Shannon's philosophy includes the belief that every system aboard must be easily accessed and serviced, this is especially true with the design of the Shannon 43. The engine compartment incorporates near complete access to the entire engine and outstanding organization of all systems.

  • NEW Yanmar 4JH57 Engine with only 144 hours! - 2016
  • NEW Upgraded shaft coupling - 2016
  • Westerbeke BCD 6.0 kW generator
  • Vetus bow thruster
  • CruiseAir air conditioning w/ reverse cycle heat (Total 21,000 BTU's)
  • NEW ZF30M Transmission - 2016
  • NEW Yanmar cockpit engine panel - 2016
  • NEW Cutlass bearing - 2016
  • NEW Osco exhaust mixing elbow - 2016
  • NEW Stuffing box - 2016
  • NEWLY Packed rudder stuffing box - 2016
  • NEW Groco ARG-1000 engine sea water intake strainer - 2016
  • Aqualift muffler
  • Double Racor fuel filters with switch over capability
  • Groco ARG-500-S bronze generator sea water intake strainer
  • Westerbeke generator panel
  • 3 Blade propeller with line cutter
  • Edson chain & wire steering
  • Custom emergency tiller
  • Very extensive assortment of new spare parts and repair supplies

Tankage & Plumbing


  • 98 Gallons total
  • 3 Aluminum tanks - 2003
  • Dual Racor 500FG fuel filters with dedicated fuel pump for easy maintenance
  • Racor fuel filter water detection system

Fresh Water

  • 200 Gallons total
  • 3 Stainless steel tanks - 2003
  • NEW ShurFlo Aqua King Premium 4.0 fresh water pump - 2016
  • Atlantic Marine 10 gallon water heater
  • Pressure accumulator tank
  • Seagull water filter

Black Water

  • 44 Gallons total
  • Custom 27 gallon tank with overboard discharge & deck pump out - 2014
  • Custom 17 gallon tank with deck pump out
  • ElectroScan Type 1 MSD - NEW electrode plates and mixer motor 2016
  • Jabsco self-priming macerator pump w/ run-dry protection - 2014
  • Acu-Gage monitor system & tank sensors


  • Self-contained exterior LPG locker w/ 2 tanks
  • LPG Regulator with breaker and solenoid switch


  • FloJet 4125 Quad II series diaphragm bilge pump - 2012
  • Water Witch bilge pump switch - 2012
  • Rule high water bilge alarm - 2012
  • Rule 3700 heavyduty bilge pump
  • USS Jr. pump switch
  • Jabsco Water Puppy model 12560-0001
  • Whale Gusher Titan manual pumps in cockpit & interior
  • Spartan bronze seacocks throughout

Hull & Deck

The Shannon 43 hull was designed to deliver a yacht that would perform well in the various wind and sea conditions experienced by sailors cruising offshore. Wild Goose was purposefully designed to be a medium displacement yacht with mid-range length to displacement and area to displacement ratios to achieve the perfect balance between light air performance, comfortable accommodations, large tank capacity, and solid construction. The result is a safe passagemaking yacht that is swift and secure even in extreme conditions.

The Shannon 43 has a soft forward section, this reduces pounding and helps minimize crew fatigue. The well balanced aft sections further contributes to the smooth motion by providing efficient buoyancy to prevent an exhausting "seesawing" motion.

Wild Goose was constructed with a one piece hand laid fiberglass hull with closed-cell foam core and Kevlar reinforcement in critical areas such as the stem, chainplates, rudder post, builkhead attachments, and internal hull flange. Well known for their superior hull to deck joints, the Shannon 43 utilizes a substantial inboard flange along the top of the hull mold at the shear. This joint is bonded and thru-bolted every 8 inches.

  • NEWLY Rebuilt centerboard system & cable - 2016
  • Monitor WindVane - 2010
  • NEW Inmar 290H-TS high pressure air floor dinghy - 2016
  • Honda BF2 2.3HP outboard dinghy engine - 2013
  • NEW Rocna 55lb anchor (2016) w/ 151' 3/8" HT chain & 287' 5/8" Samson braid
  • Fortress FX-23 secondary anchor w/ 60' 3/8" HT chain & 287' 5/8" Samson braid
  • Ideal Model ACWH (verticle) bronze electric windlass - Rebuilt by Ideal 2010
  • Custom waterline snubber with Wichard mooring grip
  • Spartan bronze portlights w/ screens (12)
  • Teak framed raised polycarbonate hatches (3)
  • Bomar C139SMA-STD-B hatches (2)
  • Mosquito screens for all hatches
  • Dorade vents
  • Cabin top teak handrails
  • 1" Stainless steel rails
  • 1/4" Wire Lifelines w/ 3 gates - 2012
  • Custom stainless steel side boarding ladder - 2014
  • Jabsco deck wash down system - 2010
  • Triax UFO III digital TV antenna
  • Firdell Blipper 210-7 RORC & ORC compliant radar reflector
  • Dock lines w/ Inmare mooring compensators
  • Fenders & fender board
  • 94' 1/2" Mega braid line
  • Teak Jerry can backing board - 2012
  • Windex 15 wind indicator
  • NEW Floating boat hook - telescopes 53" to 8' - 2016


The Shannon 43 has the most well designed cockpit of any boat in her class. Featuring cockpit seats long enough to stretch out and lay down on yet close enough to brace against when heeled over, and perfectly angled backrests that are much welcomed after significant time at sea. The helm offers unobstructed view and excellent protection from the rough seas while also providing accessibility to critical sailing instrumentation and autopilot controls. Two large sail lockers and a shallow storage pan under the cockpit seats to port and starboard provide a fantastic amount of storage for fenders, inflatables, lines, etc.

  • 1" Stainless steel rails
  • Aft boarding gate
  • Overhead solar panel mounting rails
  • Port & starboard dodger handrails
  • Custom folding teak cockpit table
  • Custom C-Cushion cockpit cushions
  • Leather wrapped wheel & rail covers
  • Pressurized hot/cold cockpit shower
  • Companionway washboards 3 sets - solid teak, lexan glass, & screened
  • Edson pedestal
  • NavPod instrument housing - 2012
  • Edson instrument arm - 2012
  • Edson steering system
  • Ritchie Model SP-5 6" compass
  • Poly-Planar cockpit speakers
  • Edson outboard engine bracket

Sails & Rigging

Wild Goose incorporates Navtec Nitonic 50 solid stainless steel rod rigging that was replaced in 2004 and has since been professionally inspected on a regular basis. With twin headstays, twin bobstays; one has Schaefer roller furling the other is hank on. She has twin backstays, staysail forestay with quick release, retractable lazy jacks, slab reefing, and folding mast steps.

  • Mast by Metal Mast Marine
  • Navtec Nitonic 50 standing rod rigging replaced in 2004
  • Twin headstays
  • Twin backstays
  • Twin bobstays
  • Tides Marine track system - 2014
  • Custom Lewmar stainless steel traveler system
  • Quantum fully battened mainsail HA 8.62 Dacron w/ 3 reef points - 2003
  • Quantum 120% No. 2 Yankee genoa - 2010
  • Manchester 60% high clew hank-on Yankee
  • Drifter / Reacher 150% tri-radial 1.5 oz nylon 980 sq ft Starburst
  • Quantum 9 oz. Dacron staysail w/ 1 reef point - 2003
  • Mainsail stack pack
  • Schaefer 3100 Jib furler
  • Clubfooted self-tending staysail
  • Forespar whisker pole system - 2011
  • Block & tackle preventer system
  • Folding mast steps


  • Regularly services winches
  • Lewmar #55 ST (2) winches
  • Lewmar #46 ST (2) winches
  • Lewmar #43 ST (2) winches
  • Lewmar #30, #24, #16, #8 (2) winches


  • Sunbrella dodger - 2011
  • Sunbrella bimini w/ connector - 2011
  • Text-O-Line zip-on sun side & stern screens
  • Sunbrella winch covers
  • Sunbrella sail covers
  • Complete deck awnings

Safety Equipment

  • Viking RescuPro 6 UKSL life raft
  • EPIRB ACR GlobalFix Pro 406 MHz GPS - 2011
  • NEW Forespar visual distress system - 2016
  • Abandon ship bag & supplies
  • Medical supplies
  • Brass ship's bell
  • Dorade vent covers (interior & exterior)
  • Full length jacklines
  • Florentino sea anchor with lines & floats
  • Smoke & carbon monoxide detectors
  • Fire extinguishers & fire blanket
  • Additional manual & electric bilge pumps
  • Forespar TruPlug & wood plugs at thru hulls
  • Plastimo boson's chair
  • Horsehoe buoy with Forespar MOB pole & strobe light
  • Lifesling 2 MOB retrieval system
  • Heaving line


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.