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1996 Saga 43

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Now with a $20,000 price reduction. Seller wants this boat sold.


Built well. Built strong. Built tough. If you know the Saga name you know the boat is synonymous with rock solid construction and design. Canadian built and Canadian proud. This particular Saga made one trip down south for one season and since then has been here on Lake Ontario. Custom built and custom designed she has a lot of upgrades and nice touches. And she is a CENTRE BOARD version - 7' 6" down and 5'6" up. Nice!  The owner spent a lot of time getting her just right.  A hard dodger and a great sail inventory including a self tacking inner forestay jib. If you are looking for a well-cared for and well-built offshore capable vessel then this boat is worth taking a look at. Call Now!

Basic Boat Info

Price: $135,600
Boat Name: Helvetia I
Make: Saga
Model: 43
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Saga Yachts
Designer: Bob Perry
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 43 ft / 13.11 m
Length Overall: 43'3 ft / 13.18 m
Waterline Length: 38'9 ft / 11.81 m
Beam: 12 ft / 3.66 m
Max Draft: 7 ft / 2.13 m
Min Draft: 5'6 ft / 1.68 m
Displacement: 18,500 lb
Ballast: 7,800 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 1998
  • Engine Hours: 1400


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 75 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 135 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Holding Tank Material: Aluminum


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Sloop, Racers and Cruisers


Shawn Bannon
Navy Point Marine


Navy Point Yacht Sales-Toronto
1 Port Street East
Mississauga, Ontario, CA, L5G 4N1
Tel:905 271 2222

Deck equipment

Windlass: Simpson Lawrence Anchorman 900 with remote in cockpit

Harken deck gear and Harken winches

Sea water wash down - Flojet Quad II Premium Plus

All lines led aft to cockpit

Factory built hard dodger - great protection from the elements

Midship cleats upgraded to 12 " for a total of 6 cleats

Lazarette doors sealed with rubber gaskets for extra water protection

Cockpit Cushions custom made

 CENTRE BOARD VERSION 5' 6" foot draft up and 7'6" foot draft down - NICE!

Interior and accomodations

Exquisite hand laid (rarely seen anymore) wood joinery and first class workmanship throughout.

Galley features separate top loading fridge and freezer with built in lighting

Stainless steel FORCE 10 3 burner gimballed stove and oven

Built in microwave

Lots of storage and hand holds for the cook makes for a well thought out sea going galley

Ample opening ports framed in stainless steel for strength and protection from leaks, provide lots of light and ventilation. GREAT CROSS VENTILATION as all true sea boats have

Three Hela fans

Aqua Marine 200 / 8 watermaker

Shipmate VHF radio telephone with second station

Aqua Air air conditioning

Original interior in great shape

Unique bulkhead fold down table custom designed with built in entertainment centre

A truly great classic sea going layout al rendered in timeless, beautiful nautical teak

Sails, rigging and mast

A great set of offshore NORTH sails. Used once on the trip south and then used very lightly ever since.

NORTH Offshore Main 7.2 oz Spectra Norlam - IN MAST FURLING

NORTH 130% Genoa 5 oz. soft Norlam with UV cover

NORTH 105%  Self Tacking Jib 7.85 oz. Spectra Norlam with UV cover on separate forestay

Gennaker sail hardly used


Hood Mast - 60 feet, in mast furling, whisker pole,

2 HARKEN head stay furling units

Big powerful Harken 56 Primary ST winches

Harken 40 Electric halyard winch (great for getting the sail up)







Electrical and engineering

Remote electrical oil change pump for main engine and generator

P200 amp alternator

Northern Lights Genset 5kw

Freedom 25 inverter with link 2000R emergency start

ESPAR D5LC w 2 ducts complete with thermostat

Battery charger

Separate starter battery

Upgraded house battery system


Anchoring and groud tackle

60 lb stainless steel plow anchor with 3/8s x 200 feet chain

Second smaller plow with 30 feet of chain and 200 feet of rode

Simpson Lawrence Windlass with remote in the cockpit

Fenders and dock lines

Navigation and electronics


Autohelm ST50 instruments,

Autohelm ST 50 Depth

Autohelm ST 50 Boat speed,

Autohelm ST 50 wind and wind direction,

Autohelm ST 6000 Autopilot Type 2, with core pack,

Autohelm ST50 Radar

Autohelm Multi repeater at chart table

Lowrance Chart Plotter

Shipmate VHF radio

Panasonic TV and Stereo unit

Pioneer cockpit speakers

Single Side Band Kenwood TKM 707 w autotune antenna

Cockpit speakers


She is a Centre board - 5 feet up and 7 feet down - Very cool

Line cutter on shaft

4 blade feathering prop

54 HP Yanmar Diesel

Dual Racor fuel filters

1,400 hours - mostly in her first year


Other Gear

Cockpit cushions

Winter cradle

Winter cover

Rigid Dodger with hinged centre glass, wipers and lights

Bimini and full enclosure in vinyl, screened with stainless steel tubing

Self  Steering vane - never used not installed

2 x 20 lb propane tanks

Davits on stern

Safety gear

Dock lines and fenders

Epoxy bottom

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.
Additional Contact Information

To view this beautiful and well kept Saga 43 please call or email Shawn @ 416 871 5812 or email:

And as always. Thank you for your time.

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