Neff Yacht Sales / Used 43 foot SAGA 43 Performance Sailboat - Galway Girl


Galway Girl

1997 • 43' (13.18 m) • Performance Sailboat
United States

$159,000 USD

The Saga 43, designed by Bob Perry is an incredible Bluewater sailing yacht with lively performance.

Galway Girl offers great performance while being very convenient to sail.
The particular vessel has been meticulously maintained by the past & current owner.

She's been to the Caribbean and back a number of times & if you weren't told, you would never notice it.

Comments from the designer, Bob Perry: From the outset, the Saga 43 was designed to be a legitimate fast cruiser that would combine elements from racing trends with a long waterline that increases speed and interior volume, says Perry. Most cruisers are designed inside out, but not here. We wanted to appeal to an owner who knows performance. Allan and I started with a big cockpit that would be comfortable and ease the task of managing the boat. We wanted a better balance between spaces on deck and below.

Whether you are considering a coastal cruiser or planning to go offshore, this Saga 43 will exceed your expectations!

Make an appointment to see "Galway Girl" today!


Vessel Information

Builder: SAGA
Model: 43
Model Year: 1997
Type: Sailboat
Category: Performance Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 43' (13.18 m)
Beam Feet: 12' (3.66 m)
Draft Feet: 6' (1.91 m)
Engine Info: Single, Inboard, Diesel, Yanmar
Staterooms: 3

Location: Keyport, New Jersey United States
City: Keyport
Country: United States



Nova Cool LT200 12v refrigeration w/dual evaporator plates

Technautics Cool Blue 12v freezer w/ stainless steel cold plate

Acurite refrigerator/freezer wireless digital temperature sensors and display

Corian countertops

Double stainless steel sinks

Single lever hot & cold pressure water faucet with pull-out sprayer wand

Whale manual fresh water foot pump - New 2014

Force 10 - 3 burner stove with broiler and thermostatically controlled oven - New 2012

Two 20# LPG tanks in vented propane locker

Propane solenoid switch and leak sensor in galley

Stainless steel safety bar

Galley belt for safety working underway

Tip-out trash bin

Forward Head

Molded fiberglass space for easy wipe down

Molded fiberglass sole for safe footing

Cabinets are laminate with cherry trim

Molded scallop shell sink with soap dish

Moen two handle hot & cold Faucet

Adjustable shower wand on bar with dedicated hot & cold mixer

Whale automatic shower sump pump

Marine toilet

Aft Head

Molded fiberglass space for easy wipe down

Molded fiberglass sole for safe footing

Cabinets are laminate with cherry trim

Molded scallop shell sink with soap dish

Moen two handle hot & cold faucet

Separate shower stall with radiused acrylic shower door

Molded fiberglass shower seat

Adjustable shower wand on bar with dedicated hot & cold mixer

Electric shower sump pump with float switch

Groco Model K-H Deluxe Marine Toilet with house sized bowl and seat

32 gallon holding tank

Jabsco electric macerator pump for direct overboard discharge when appropriate

Y- valve for overboard/holding tank discharge

Cherry framed mirror

Water Systems

120 gallons of water capacity in two tanks

Aqua Jet fresh water pump – New 2014

Water tank selector manifold

H/C pressure water

Groco PST-1 accumulator tank – New 2014

U.S. Marine Gauge with Flexi-Sensors for both water tanks

Attwood 11 gallon hot water heater – New 2009

Hot water heater can be run off the battery bank through the inverter, by heat exchanger from engine or 120 volt shore power

Cockpit shower, hot and cold water

Jabsco quick-disconnect anchor wash down pump

Rule 2000 Electric bilge pump

Whale Gusher manual bilge pump in cockpit

Whale Gusher manual bilge pump in main saloon below cabin sole for operation from below (new 2019) with all hatches and ports closed

Hull and Deck

Construction of the hull is of hand-laid fiberglass, using premium grade polyester resin, with two layers of Vinylester resin for added osmotic protection. There is aircraft grade Baltek balsa coring in the hull and deck; the core is voided or replaced with high density backing plates in areas of thru- hulls or deck hardware attachment. Along the keel is additional heavy duty keel solid laminate layup for additional keel and mast support strength. The aluminum slotted toe rail has a PVC rub rail , New in 2009,for full length hullside protection. The keel is externally hung lead with a double

row of 10 1" keel bolts. All bulkheads and furniture components are fully bonded to the hull and deck. The hull to deck joint is thru-bolted on 4" centers and bonded with polyurethane adhesive sealant. There is a massive sub floor framing structure utilizing bi-directional E-Glass reinforcements for hull stiffness and added strength. The exterior is tropics friendly, with no exterior teak to maintain. NO exterior bright work to maintain! Fiberglass and stainless only.

Double stainless steel bow rollers extend well forward of the bow

65 # Mantus primary anchor with 150' of 5/16" high tensile chain and 200' 8-Plait rode spliced to chain

44# Bruce anchor at bow with 50' of 5/16" high tensile chain with 125' of 1⁄2" three strand nylon rode spliced to chain

Spare Fortress FX-23 anchor with assembly tools and Stoaway Bag

Fisherman style storm anchor - 36" shaft

Mantis anchor line snubber

Lewmar V2 anchor windlass with 5/16" gypsy for chain and rodemanual kit (new 2016)

Up and down foot switches for windlass

Cockpit windlass remote

Dual hawse pipes

Jabsco quick-disconnect anchor wash down pump with New Found Metals deck outlet

Coil hose and spray nozzle for wash down system

Divided chain locker

Seven mooring cleats- 2 bow, 2 amidships, 2 stern and 1 on the transomSlotted aluminum toe rail

30" stainless steel double bow rail

30" high non-coated lifelines

Port and starboard lifeline gates

30" high stern rail goes gate to gate for added safety

4" diameter stainless steel rudder stock

Low friction rudder stock bearings and a balanced rudder design provide a very light,

responsive feel to the helm

All below waterline thru-hulls are 1⁄4 turn Marelon ball valves, requiring no grounding and non-corrosive

All thru-hulls are labeled

Heavy gauge copper wire bonding system

Stainless steel arch with integral dinghy davit system

Swim platform with swim ladder

Fiberglass transom door

Walk thru transom for ease of boarding and safety- MOB retrieval is simple with the electric winch

Three transom handles for aid in boarding

Safety bars at mast

Dodger with side and aft grab rails – New 2019

Bimini with connector to dodger, both have 40 gauge double polished vinyl windows and added grab rail above helm with leather cover (new 2019)

Locking acrylic hatch boards

Custom companionway teak screen doors with acrylic panels for cooler weather

Custom Sunbrella/vinyl window companionway cover

7'6" long, deep sculpted cockpit seats provide great back support and good sleeping under the stars

Self-draining line organizer/storage boxes molded into the cockpit coamings

Dedicated self-draining life raft locker

Dedicated, USCG approved, vented locker for dinghy gasoline storage

Gas-assist cockpit locker lids

Four cockpit pad eyes for jack lines

Deck pad eyes for jack lines

Jack lines

Four stainless steel dorades with stainless steel guards

Centerline folding custom teak cockpit table with large stainless steel grab bar and foot brace

Sunbrella table cover with fleece lining to protect varnished teak table

Sunbrella pedestal/wheel cover

Four fixed lights

Nine opening ports with screens

Seven opening hatches with screens

Custom helm seat with provision for attaching a Sport-a-Seat

Sails and Rigging

Offshore Spars double spreader aluminum keel stepped mast

Mast, Boom & Spreaders stripped to bare metal and primed and then painted with

ALEXSEAL premium Topcoat 501 two part polyurethane finish specifically developed for the yacht industry. Portion below deck painted with Brightsides Bristol Beige to better match interior décor. Painted in 2012

Saga Variable Geometry rig

Harken Mark II roller furlers on the jib and headsail

Self-tacking Harken traveler and blocks, with sheet led aft to the cockpit

Forespar rigid boom vang

Forespar 13-24 whisker pole mounted on front of mast

Navtec solid stainless steel rod standing rigging

Harken backstay adjuster on a split backstay

Harken Battcar track and slides provide low-friction raising and lowering of the main

Spinnaker halyard

Lazy jacks for deck and cockpit

Harken "Big Boat" 4:1 mainsheet traveler system

All Torlon and Delrin bearings in BattCars and both travelers replaced - 2012

Mid-boom sheeting

Main halyard, two sets of reefing points, main traveler control lines, main and self-tending jib sheets and boom vang lines are led aft to the safety of the cockpit beneath a carapace, keeping them from underfoot to reduce trip hazards while on deck and protecting them from the elements

Quantum full batten main w/2 reefing points – New 2010

Quantum 130% crosscut genoa – New 2010

Doyle Sails 95% self-tacking jib (new 2015)

North NorLam self-tacking 95% jib (original)

Neil Pryde Asymmetrical spinnaker with sock and all lines

Three Ronstan-Nicro RF6730 snatch blocks for spinnaker

MackPack mainsail cover – New 2019

2 Harken 53.2 self-tailing two-speed primary winches

1 Harken 40.2 self-tailing two-speed electric halyard winch on house top

1 Harken 40.2 self-tailing two-speed winch on house top

2 Harken 32.2 self-tailing two-speed winches on mast

3 Spinlock line clutches on mast

9 Spinlock line clutches on house top

1 Spinlock line clutch at starboard aft deck for boom preventer

Three winch handles- two regular, one speed-grip

Storage wells at mast base for winch handle storage/halyard tails

Winch handle holder by companionway

All rigging was inspected in 2012, all rigging was found to be in great shape but as a preventitive measure all was re-headed.


Yanmar 4JH2E engine with 2,835 hours

New engine starter installed 2014

Groco ARG raw water filter w/ Groco SNV safety seacock adaptor for easy engine flush

Edson steering pedestal with Teleflex/Morse single lever engine control

Edson stainless steel leather wrapped five spoke helm wheel

Wheel brake

Ritchie Navigator FN 201 compass mounted on binnacle

Dual Racor 500MA fuel filters

Primary engine fuel filter mounted forward for easy access

Vetus non-corrosive plastic exhaust system

1 1⁄4" solid stainless steel shaft with bronze strut

Strong dripless, self-aligning shaft seal (new 2015)

Autostream 3-blade stainless steel feathering propeller

Two fuel tanks totaling 88 gallons provide over 600 NM range under power- New 2019

Both fuel tanks have sumps with sample tubes for removal of contaminates/water

Electrical & Electronics
30A shore power connection

50' 30A shore power cords

50A to 30A AC adaptor

Double pole main circuit breakers at AC shore power connections

120V and 12v electrical distribution panel with hinged panel access

AC and DC voltage meters and ammeters

Wiring grommets protect wires from chafe where they pass through lockers or bulkheads

GFCI protected 120V receptacles throughout

Battery test system

Reverse polarity indicator

Solar panels 2 x 156 W (new 2017) total 312 Watts

Carmanah GoPower GPR-25 Solar Regulator panel in aft cabin

Six Lifeline GPL-4CT house bank batteries for 660 amps – New 2014

Lifeline GPL-31T engine start battery

Blue Seas house battery switch

Blue Seas starting battery switch

Blue Seas battery combiner switch

Balmar #70-110, 110 Amp high output alternator

Balmar Digital Duo Charge for engine start battery

Balmar Max Charge MC-612 house bank battery charger

Xantrex battery monitor

Xantrex Battery temperature sensor – New 2012

Xantrex Freedom SW2012 inverter/100A charger- New 2012

Xantrex Xanbus SPC System Control Panel – New 2012

Cockpit floor courtesy lighting

Cabin floor courtesy lighting

Lighted lazarette and engine room

12v receptacles at nav station as well as both cabins

Four Hella Turbo fans, one in forward cabin, two in saloon, one in galley

Electronics and Navigation

Insulated backstay antenna

ICOM M-604 VHF radio w/DSC, loudhailer and fog signal

ICOM RAM mike in cockpit

ICOM IC-M34 waterproof/floating handheld VHF radio

Icom M802 Marine SSB radio, tuner and Pactor III modem (new 2016)

Raymarine E125 Hybrid Touch chart plotter with C-Map and Lighthouse charts in Navpod at helm (new 2016)

Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver (new 2016)

Raymarine AIS Splitter 100 antenna splitter (new 2016)

Raymarine ITC-5 and Seatalk NG data bus (new 2016)

Raymarine ST70 multifunction display in Navpod at helm (new 2016)

Raymarine Quantum broadband radar mounted on radar arch (new 2016)

Standard Horizon CP390i chartplotter with C-Map chip for US East Coast with detailed Explorer Charts Bahamas data – New 2014

Navionics Platinum & Gold charts

Raymarine SR-6 Sirius Weather at chartplotter with Sirius radio channels

Shakespeare SRA 40 Sirius antenna

Raymarine ST8001 autopilot

Raymarine ST8000R hand held autopilot remote

Lewmar Direct Drive auto pilot drive

Raymarine i70 Multifunction display at bulkhead – New 2012

Raymarine ST60+ wind speed and direction – New 2010

Raymarine ST50 speed

Raymarine ST60 depth

Rogue Wave 800mW (+29dBm) output power, Wi-Fi amplifier mounted at mast top

Toshiba 18" HD flat screen TV with DVD player

Kenwood Excelon KDC X496 Radio - AM/FM/CD/iPod/USB – New 2012

Poly Planar saloon speakers

Poly Planar cockpit speakers

Additional Items

Edson outboard motor pad mounted at aft rail

MOM rescue module mounted on aft rail (new 2015)

Lifesling 2 and Plastimo overboard rescue systems

USCG required equipment is included

Sport-a-Seats (2)

Magma Newport LPG barbecue grill on side rail with cover - New 2012

Storage sleeves for six 1 lb. propane canisters in vented lockers

Propane hose to connect Magma grill to 20 lb tanks

Five cup holders at pedestal

Dock lines and fenders

Fender boards


Harken Premium Bosuns' chair

Stainless steel emergency tiller

Equipment manuals – Printed and PDF files

Seth Thomas clock & barometer

Para Tech 72" drogue with deployment line

Chrome plated bronze ships bell with bracket at pedestal

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