Nighthawk is a stunning example of the ever popular Shannon 43. Well known as one of the world's best bluewater cruising yachts, Shannon has built an enthusiastic following, due to her timeless design, quality construction and attention to detail.
Nighthawk is nicely equipped with an easily handled but effective cutter rig and centerboard system all devised by Shannon.
Safety while at sea was a major concern with the designers and thus the cockpit is deep with good backrests and the helm is with the reach of the sheet winches. The interior has numerous handholds for safe maneuvering in a seaway.
Nighthawk comes with these features:
75 hp Yanmar diesel engine with 2400 hours ( new in 2008)
Garmin touchscreen chart plotters at the helm and nav station
Nighthawk is located in Portsmouth NH and it would be my pleasure to show you this impressive yacht.
Nighthawk features a two stateroom, 2 head interior with teak 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 an insert that makes it a double berth. The cabin is done in a "Herreshoff" style.
There are shelves to port and starboard with an opening locker at the aft end of the shelves. There are two pull out drawers beneath the bed. There are another two lockers for storage along with a set of three drawers. There is an opening hatch above and two opening port for light and ventilation.
The head en-suite and has a marine toilet with holding tank, sink, vanity, cabinet, lockers, telephone shower and teak shower grate.
The salon is amidships and features an "L" shaped settee to starboard with a teak dining table and a long settee to port. Both pull out to make single berths. Above are bookshelves on each side and louvered cabinets for storage. With the teak bulkheads, teak and holly sole plus high gloss headliner, a wonderful ambiance is created. There are opening ports and hatches for ventilation and four chrome reading lights as well as ceiling lighting.
The main salon is very comfortable with leather upholstery and a large folding teak table that seats five. It is beautifully varnished and detailed and would please the most discriminating eye.
The navigation station is to starboard and features an opening chart table, electrical panels, along with a large Garmin touchscreen chart plotter.
Across to port is the aft head with a private access door from the aft cabin. There is a marine toilet, vanity, mirror, and sink. There is plenty of storage in numerous lockers. There is also an ensuite shower.
The aft cabin has a double berth with a sliding door for privacy, drawers underneath, a bureau with four drawers, a hanging locker and shelves to port.
The entire boat is serviced by an Espar heating system.
Ideal 12v windlass
45 lbs CQR anchor with chain and rode
30 lb Danforth spare anchor with chain and rode
4 opening hatches with screens and covers, 12 opening ports
4 polished chrome dorades
Saltwater washdown pump
Shannon diamond patterned non skid
Dodger and Bimini
SS dinghy davits
SS swimming ladder
SS Magma BBQ
Doyle Stack Pack with battened main
Doyle furling staysail
Doyle furling Genoa
Storm jib, storm, trysail
Asymmetrical spinnaker with black Nighthawk design
Single spreader alloy mast and boom
All standing rigging was inspected in 2016 and replaced as needed
All the chainplates were inspected in 2016 and 2 were replaced
Running rigging upgraded when needed
Bimini and dodger (2016)
Foot switches for bow thruster
Teak cockpit table and drink holder
Harken ST 48 winch
2 X ST 55 Harken sheet winches
Rope clutch to port of companionway
Manual bilge pump
Large sail lockers, port and starboard
Propane locker under helm seat
Liferaft compartment under cockpit sole
Four cubby holes for storage (winch handles, sunscreen etc)
Winslow 6 person Offshore liferaft
GPS EPRIB 406
LED running and anchoring lights
Flares and flare gun
Life jackets and safety harnesses
Storm sea anchor
Shannon has long been known to build solid one piece hulls with no keelbolts. 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.
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.