Beneteau 43

Price: $178,500


Type: Sailboat

Year: 2008

Length: 43 ft.

Name: Banshee

Location: Mentor Harbor, OH

Broker’s Comments
"Banshee" is an excellent example of the Oceanis range of Beneteau cruising sailboats. The boat is a Beneteau 43 with the two-cabin, two-head configuration. She has the sought after 5’ 5” shoal draft keel. The Beneteau 43 is no slouch in the sailing speed department. The Beneteau 43 carries a PHRF-Lake Erie handicap of 90 seconds per mile, which is the same as a J-105 racer. Under power one can expect up to 8.5 knots at full throttle (3,200 rpm). At 2,000 rpm, one can expect up to 6.5 knots. The owner upgraded the propeller to a three-bladed feathering propeller for higher speed under sail.

"Banshee" benefits from a beautiful exterior and interior design that is contemporary, comfortable, and practical. The Oceanis range has been the backbone of Beneteau’s rise to become the bestselling sailboat manufacturer in the world.

"Banshee" has been well maintained by a knowledgeable owner. The owner has had twelve boats. It is very clean and shows minimal signs of wear. The interior woodwork and the Ultraleather cushions are attractive and in excellent condition. The engine only has 540 hours.

Forward, the V-berth cabin has walk-about room, a dressing seat, ample storage, and a private head with shower. Aft, on the starboard side, there is a cabin with a large double berth. The cabin has standing room and ample storage space. The aft cabin has its own door to the second head, which contains a separate shower stall.

The salon has a large table with seating on three sides. "Banshee" comes with a kit to convert the table to a large double berth. Both settees are long enough to sleep on. There is generous space for two couples, however "Banshee" could provide sleeping accommodations for up to seven.

There is an aft-facing chart table. The galley has a practical L-shaped layout on the port side of the companionway. The galley has a refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven, microwave, two-basin sink, and plentiful storage.

The headsail is a 140-percent furling genoa. The mainsail has the popular in-mast furling option. There are two primary and two secondary self-tailing two-speed winches in the cockpit. One is electric. The spacious cockpit has twin steering stations and offers easy access to the swim platform. The dodger and bimini are very attractive with extra strong stainless-steel framing.

"Banshee" is a comfortable and elegant performance cruiser.

Brand: Beneteau
Type: Sailboat
Year: 2008
Length: 43 ft.
Name: "Banshee"
Location: Mentor Harbor, Ohio

Model: Beneteau 43
Year: 2008
Designer: Berret/Racoupeau
Boat: Cruising monohull sailboat
Rig Type: Furling headsail and main
LOA: 42 ft. 10 in
LWL: 38 ft 1 in
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
Draft: 5 ft 5 in (shoal draft version)
Air Draft: 60 ft 7 in (Intra-Coastal Waterway bridge compliant)
Displacement: 19,566 lbs
CE Design Category: A “Ocean”
Sail Area: 767

Engine and Drive Train
Yanmar diesel engine
537 engine hours
54 HP
Engine control panel on the starboard cockpit helm station
53-gallon fuel capacity
Dripless packing system
Seawater and fuel filters
Access to engine is under companionway with supporting gas struts
Engine bay has soundproofing
Three-blade Max-Prop automatic feathering propeller
Cruising speed under power: approximately 6.2 knots @ 2000 rpm
Maximum speed under power: approximately 8.5 knots @ 3300 rpm

2 cabin, 2 head version
Forward master cabin with double berth, storage and private head
Aft guest cabin to starboard with double berth and storage
Aft guest cabin has access door to head
Both heads have separate showers
Both heads have 12-volt Quiet Flush toilets
Hot and cold pressure water with filter
Showers have electric drain pumps
Dining table in salon can be converted to a double berth
Fold-out table in cockpit has storage bins and lamp with shade
Five Lewmar deck hatches, two with ventilator
Ultraleather interior cushions
Cockpit shower with hot and cold water
Teak slatted cockpit benches
Teak slatted swim platform
Insect screens
Two air conditioning/heating units

Electronics and Navigation
Raymarine ST70 wind, speed, depth systems
Raymarine ST70 autopilot
Raymarine E120 multi-function large screen chart plotter
ICOM IC-M422 fixed mount VHF transceiver
ICOM COMMMANDMIC remote microphone and controller at helm
Sony CD-GT520 AM/FM/CD receiver
Xantrex inverter
Twin helms with wheels, compasses, and instrumentation
Barometer in main salon

Sails, Rigging, and Canvas
Anodized aluminum 9/10 fractional deck stepped mast
Anodized aluminum boom with outhaul car
Stainless-steel chain plates with stainless-steel tie rods
Neal Pride Dacron furling mainsail with vertical battens
Neal Pride Dacron 140% furling headsail with U/V cover
Asymmetrical spinnaker with sock and tacker
Rigid boom vang
Twin aft swept spreaders
Split backstay
Two Lewmar 48 2-speed self-tailing primary winches
One Lewmar 40 2-speed electric self-tailing secondary winch
One Lewmar 40 2-speed self-tailing secondary winch
Two winch handles
Five cabin-top rope clutches on port and four on port
Sail control lines lead to cockpit
Rayco bimini and dodger with extra strength stainless-steel frame
Rayco dodger has stainless-steel side grab rails
Rayco covers for both helm stations
Two bow cleats, two stern cleats, two midship cleats with stainless-steel rub strakes

Gimbaled stainless-steel propane three-burner stove and oven with safety bar
Two rectangular stainless-steel sinks
110-volt stainless steel microwave
12-volt front opening refrigerator with 4.6 cubic feet of space
12-volt top-opening freezer with 2 cubic feet of space

Hull and Deck
Design and construction made following European Directive requirements and EC certification requirements
Hull constructed of solid GRP
Vinylester hull barrier coat to resist osmotic blistering
Deck of cored GRP for stiffness, thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, and lighter weight
Deck covered with diamond point non-skid surface
Deck edged with 1” teak toe rail
Main bulkheads bonded to hull and deck all around
Cast iron keel fixed with stainless-steel bolts and backing plates
Bottom painted with VC 17
Teak exterior trim
95-gallon fresh water capacity
34-gallon holding tank for waste water
Manual bilge pump in cockpit

Ground Tackle
Foredeck anchor locker
44 lb Lewmar Delta anchor
35’ of chain with 250’’ of ½” line
Lewmar electric anchor windlass
Polished stainless-steel bow roller
2 10 x 26” fenders
4 dock lines

Additional Equipment
Swim ladder mounted on swim platform
Boat hook
Type IV horseshoe buoy mounted on stern rail
Type IV Lifesling mounted on stern rail
3 fire extinguishers

Contact Mark Corson at RCR Yachts 713-907-4881,

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. 

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Mark Corson - Sales & Brokerage

Cleveland, Ohio


Phone: 713-907-4881

Mark Corson started boating at age eight when his parents bought a Lyman.  The family joined Grand River Yacht Club.  They spent summers on power and sail boats on Lake Erie.    Mark grew up in Cleveland.  After a BA from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from University of Cape Town, Mark embarked on a business career.  He rose to management positions with Accenture, Ernst & Young, and Shell.   Mark worked on six continents.   Besides Lake Erie, he has sailed in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and along the US Atlantic coast.  He has fished Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and other waters.  In 2001 he bought a Catalina sailboat and joined Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland.  2015 he bought a Beneteau sailboat.  He is a former Edgewater Jib & Main Fleet Captain.   Mark is currently on the Planning Committee.   He races and cruises with friends and family.   He and his wife Talana have two daughters and four grandsons.  Mark serves people who are interested in buying or selling yachts in eastern Ohio including residents of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, and Summit counties.