Saga 43 Sold


We have been cruising in the Caribbean this winter following a voyage from the US with the Caribbean 1500 Rally, if you are new to this blog free to have a look at what we have been doing.  Kinship is currently in Solomons Maryland and available for inspection and sea trials.

Kinship is a well loved, well maintained cruiser, designed by Robert Perry. With a long waterline and a fairly narrow beam, she is fast and easy to single-hand.  Hull number 19 of just over 50 boats, Kinship is a 1998 Saga 43 built in St Catharines, Ontario. She is currently registered in Canada, she was previously registered in the US. 

Kinship is fully equipped for blue water cruising with full safety equipment and a great energy system for full autonomy.  As we said in a blog post, a Ticket to Anywhere

Kinship has had the benefit of a partial refit in 2015-16:

Holding and water tanks replaced
Radar arch added
Canvas included a full cockpit enclosure with bug screens
Rocna anchor and full chain rode
Keel joint redone and plates added to aft bolts

The original manufactures detailed specifications are linked here.  There are reviews of the Saga 43 here, here and here.


Length on Deck 43’ 3”
Length overall 46’0”
Beam 12’ 0”
Draft 7’ 0”
Keel is “Standard” (notionally 6’3” draft) with the addition of a 750lb shoe



The bow head has been converted for storage and workshop with a small bench and vice.
The forward berth is a Pullman and approximately queen size. There are 2 sets of custom sheets for this berth. The berth has 2 lee cloths.

The main cabin has 2 good sea berths with lee cloths. The table seats 4 comfortably, 6 is possible and we have managed 8 for drinks.


There is ample storage in the main cabin, 3 bookshelves, 5 lockers at eyelevel. 4 lockers behind the seats and 2 large lockers under the seats.

The head is midship, a large separate shower with rotating door and a seat. Storage is in 4 lockers including a wet locker in the shower.  There are hangers for wet gear in the head and shower.

The galley is L shaped with a double sink with a mixing faucet and a manual fresh water foot pump.

3 burner Force 10 stove

Large Fridge and freezer each with a dedicated 12v refrigeration system

The aft cabin has a large berth – approximately king size that is partly under the cockpit.. If you are not too tall you can choose to sleep athwart ships. There is a lee cloth to allow the under cockpit space to be used for storage, leaving a comfortable single berth.



The Cockpit is roomy with space for 4 to dine at the cockpit table. The table serves as a foot brace at sea. The benches are long and are a comfortable place to sleep. Cockpit cushions were replaced in the fall of 2016.

There is a full enclosure with bug screens. The cockpit canvas was all new in 2016. There is a canvas companion way cover and 2 shade panels that can be zipped in anywhere in the cockpit. The hard-top dodger has 2 90 watt solar panels, with 2 more on the arch.

The Arch was added in 2016. Built by Doug at Klacko the arch combines towers for the wind gen on one side and the radar and other equipment on the other. The arch includes an excellent dinghy lift.

The wheel was refinished and the leather grip replaced in 2016.

Cockpit shower – new in 2016


Lifelines replaced 2016-17 – Dynema throughout.
Liferaft mounted midships.
Lockers either side of the mast for halyards and other equipment.


Variable geometry Solent rig with closely stacked forestays
Carbon downwind pole
Genoa, Jib and fully battened main all in good condition last serviced in 2016.
ATN Galesail and Storm trysail – as new
Riding sail as new
Schaefer furlers for genoa and jib.
Harken Batt-car system on main
Quantum lazy bag
3 reef points, 1 and 2 have clew and tack lines brought back to the cockpit. 3 reef clew also brought back to the cockpit.
Hydraulic backstay adjuster – new in 2015
Dutchman Boom Brake
Preventer lines
Extra sheets for downwind sailing
6 Cockpit winches – Lewmar primary and secondary. Harken electric winch for main halyard and mainsheet


Kinship meets all the requirement for the ARC and is fully equipped for blue water sailing
Series Drogue with dedicated chainplates – Jordan drogue built from a Sailrite kit.
Life raft – Viking RescYou Pro 6 person – Deck mounted with hydrostatic release (New in 2015)
EPIRB – ACR Globalfix Pro
Grab bag – food, flares, VHF radio etc
MOM-8 Crew overboard module
Flares and other equipment per Transport Canada and ARC
4 cockpit tether point padeyes (the table bar serves as an extra tether point)
Jacklines with dedicated padeyes

Ground Tackle:

Primary anchor – Rocna 25kg – with custom bow roller. 260ft chain + 40ft rope (2016)
Maxwell Liberty windlass with capstan.
Secondary anchor – CQR 50lb – mounted on second bow roller 100ft chain 200ft rope
Backup/stern anchor – Fortress with 300 ft rope rode. 



Solar: 4x 90watt Solbian flexible panels each with separate Gensun GV-10 MPPT controllers.
Wind: D400 – Very quiet and good source of power in the trades
Hydro: Watt and Sea hydro generator – removable
Batteries: 740AH House bank – 4x Northstar SMS-AGM-400 185AH (New 2016)
Starting battery (New 2015)
120V charger / inverter: Xantrex Freedom 10 with Link 2000 panel
90-265V Victron Centor Charger wired to 240 50Hz shore power connector
2x 120v 30A Shore power cords 
1x 240v 50Hz Shore power cord
Several shore power adapters


Spectra water maker – 6 Gallons per hour 12 Volt
3 water tanks, 2 primary tanks – new in 2016 and a separate day tank for the water maker. The water maker can either feed the day tank or the 2 main tanks.
10 gal Water heater – heated by 120V element and engine cooling water.
Holding tank – new in 2015, macerator – new in 2015 head- new in 2015
Main water tanks and holding tank connected to the tank monitor system.
Pressurized water pump replaced in 2017 
Deckwash pump with hose at the foredeck
Cockpit shower – new in 2016
2x10lb aluminum propane tanks
Propane control and detection with 2 sensors
Force 10 3 burner stove
2x Seafrost Refrigeration units for the fridge and freezer
Fusion MS-RA205 Stereo with Bluetooth. – New 2016, cockpit speakers also replaced
4x dual USB charging ports 2 at nav station, 2 in forward cabin
3x 12v ports 2 at nav station, 1 in the cockpit
2x dedicated 12v ports for dinghy pump. One in the cockpit and on at the foredeck.


Yanmar 4JH2E 50HP approx 3500 hours expected on return to US
MaxProp Feathering propeller
Twin Racor filters – filter can be selected independently of the tank in use.
Electric fuel prime pump
Electric oil change pump
Engine bay LED lighting
Engine bay automatic fire extinguisher
Fuel tanks – replaced in 2005 – expanded capacity
Tank monitoring for 2 main water tanks, holding and fuel tanks


The navigation system is fully integrated. With instrument data, digital radar, and AIS on both displays. The Autopilot will steer to the next waypoint automatically and will ensure there is no significant drift due to current or leeway.

Furuno MFD-8 at helm and nav station with US and Caribbean charts
The MFD-8 displays are highly customisable and any available data can be displayed.
Furuno DRS 4D Radar with autolevel mount
Furuno GPS 330B primary, GPS 32 backup with display at nav station
Autopilot Autohelm with Gyroplus II SHS gyro pack. The auto pilot has a remote. Spares for Computer, heading sensor, control head and an extra remote.
Instruments Raymarine ST-60 depth, speed, wind and 2x graphic displays
AIS – Nauticast B300 AIS Class B Tx/Rx


VHF Icom IC-M504 (GPS feed from nav system)
SSB Icom IC-M710 – connected to insulated backstay
Sat Iridium Go with antenna mounted on the arch. (New 2016)
iSatphone with antenna on the arch
Wi-Fi Bullet M2 Tiitanium 802.11n long range receiver mounted on the mast top. (New 2017)  Connects to small Wi-Fi router at the nav station. This system allow Kinship to connect to the internet over Wi-Fi from long distances – upwards of 2km in some cases.


Avon Rover 2.81 inflatable with inflatable floor. Dinghy chaps with pockets. Carried on dinghy lift on transom or stowed in the sail locker.
Dinghy lights
Nissan 5hp Outboard with 3gal tank. Outboard mounts on stern rail or is stowed in the locker when the dinghy is not in use.
Engine lock, dinghy lock.



Kinship is in the Chesapeake and available for inspection.

More photos and details will be added over time, if there is something you would like to see, please contact us below.  

We are willing to pay a small finders fee to anyone that provides an introduction that leads to a sale.  

Brokers please contact us for our terms.


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