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2004 Saga 43 CLS

Stonington, Connecticut


NO SE' is number 53 of 55 Saga 43's built, and as such incorporates all the updates to the design and build by the Factory.  In addition NO SE' has received exceptional care and numerous upgrades over the years, resulting in a boat which may be the best example afloat. 

Highlights include, double furling headsails, in boom mainsail furling, excellent awl grip hull finish, new generator, AC, Dyneema standing rigging, new tanks, new ports, new rudder bearings, recent canvas, 30" tall lifelines, excellent anchoring system, Etc. Etc. Etc. She also has a custom stainless steel arch aft, with an integrated multi-purchase davit system.  

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, and your personal inspection is encouraged.  NO SE' represents a unique opportunity in this market to obtain a high quality performance cruiser with real offshore chops - this boat is built to go and she is ready.

Read on for further details. NOTE:  This is preliminary listing and will be supplemented with additional details.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: No SE'
Make: Saga
Model: 43 CLS
Year: 2004
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: QYG43053M04C
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43'3 ft
Waterline Length: 38'11 ft
Beam: 12 ft
Max Draft: 6'3 ft
Displacement: 19,842 lb
Ballast: 7,800 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: 4LE2
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 54hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 2980


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers


John Farmelo
Stonington Yacht Sales


Stonington Yacht Sales
194 Water Street
Stonington, Connecticut, US, 06378
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.


NO SE' is a very nice example of the highly regarded Robert Perry designed Saga 43 CLS.  This ia a true off-shore performance cruiser, rigged and ready to sail away.  She has been maintained by Dodson Boatyard and can boast many updates which improve the boat over standard.  


Hand crafted, satin-varnished cherry wood throughout interior.

Owner's Stateroom:  CLS (Center Line Suite) layout 6'8" x 6'9" Island-style berth on center-line with 6 drawers, chart storage, and large drop-in storage areas beneath.  Overhead lockers, port and starboard, cedar-lined hanging lockers, 2 overhead ventilation hatches with Skyshades and screens, 2 opening ports, vanity sink and a large closet.

Main Salon:  2 settee berths.  5" cushions with blue Ultraleather upholstery, lee cloths provided for secure sleeping while passage-making.  Dropleaf table with searails and storage in center section, and 2 drawers at end.  Storage behind settees.  Water tanks and storage under settees.  Lockers and bookshelves outboard.  Overhead grabrails throughout.

Navigation Area:  Chart table with storage tray, aft facing. Chart light, electronics cabinet and shelf, electrical distribution panel, cabinet space dedicated to electronics.

Galley:  Large wrap-around design with Corian countertops, 2 Isotherm Refrigerator/freezer drawers (new, date TBD),  gimbaled 3-burner Force 10 LPG stove with oven and broiler, microwave oven built-in, stove safety bar and galley belt, deep double SS sinks, designer faucet hardware, waste basket locker, 2 opening ports and overhead ventilation hatch.  6 utensil drawers.

Head:  Seamless molded head/shower unit.  Separate shower stall with acrylic door, vanity and sink, mirror, storage cabinets, toothbrush and cup holder, toilet paper holder, soap dish.  

Guest Stateroom:  6'7" x 6'2" berth may be used fore & aft or athwartship.  Cedar-lined hanging locker, bureau and drawers, 4" foam berth cushion, white ash hull battens, 2 opening ports, 1 vent hatch. 


  • Furuno chart plotter at helm, 2014
  • Furuno radar. mounted aft on the arch, 2014
  • AIS, 2014
  • Raymarine ST6000 Autopilot at helm, plus remote
  • Furuno boat speed, wind and depth instruments in cockpit forward, 2014
  • Icom SSB 706
  • Icom IC-M402 VHF at nav station with remote microphone at helm
  • Iridium Go Satellite phone, New 2015
  • Satellite weather interface
  • Fusion MS-UD750 stereo with speakers in saloon and cockpit, New 
  • 17" LG flat panel TV 


  • Marine Air 16,000 BTU Air conditioner with reverse cycle heat 
  • NexGen Diesel generator, New 2016
  • Hella cabin fans (3)
  • Deluxe electrical distribution panel with AC & DC magnetic breakers, AC & DC voltage meters and ammeters, battery test system, hinged panel access
  • Electronic monitoring system for all water and holding tank levels
  • Double pole AC main circuit breaker at power inlet
  • 6 LifeLine AGM  6v Batteries, 220 AH each, new 2021
  • LifelIne AGM Group 24 start batteries, (2), one for generator, one for main Engine. New 2021
  • Two Optima Group 31 batteries for bow thruster, in series for 24v, 2021
  • Sterling 12v to 24v DC charger for Optima batteries, New 2021
  • Balmar High Output alternator with dual belts New 2017
  • Balmar external voltage regulator , New 2017
  • Blueseas main switch and start battery combiner panel with LED indicators
  • 120v 30 amp AC shore power system; polarity test; GFCI
  • Xantrex Freedom 2500 watt 120v AC inverter/130 amp charger, with Xantrex control panel/Monitor 
  • 12v interior lighting fixtures located throughout cabins, many updated to LED
  • Entrance lighting with remote switches at companionway and owner's stateroom, wired direct to battery and in-line fused
  • New main electric bilge pump, 2018
  • Navigation lights to COLREG specs;  Masthead anchor light;  Emergency strobe, masthead tri-color running light;  Halogen foredeck floodlight;  Cockpit light
  • PVC conduits and messenger lines for easy after market wiring
  • Chainplates and rig grounded to keel for lightning protection


  • Self-bleeding fuel system with engine mounted electric fuel pump
  • Remote oil filter and electric oil change system, bronze winter strainer
  • Tides Marine shaft seal, 1-1/4" SS shaft with bronze strut and zincs
  • New shaft strut, 2018
  • Flex-o-fold feathering 3-blade prop with rope cutting disc on shaft
  • Non-corrosive muffler and exhaust system
  • New fuel tanks 2017. 25 gallon ”day tank” with a 37 gallon reserve tank, and a fuel transfer pump between the two tanks.  
  • New water tanks, 2 x 50 gallons each. 2017
  • Racor secondary fuel filter and water separator
  • Engine room work light, heavy-duty sound insulation
  • All through-hulls labeled and equipped with double hose clamps
  • Hot and cold pressure water system;  Charcoal taste filter at galley faucet
  • Shower with automatic sump pump in self-contained sump
  • Shower and sink sump pumps (2) replaced 2018
  • New toilet 2018
  • Hot and cold fresh water shower in cockpit at stern
  • 11 gallon hot water heater, UL approved, engine heat exchanger and shore power
  • Manual fresh water pump at galley sink
  • Approx. 140 gallon water capacity in 2 aluminum tanks, crossover manifold
  • Toilet has 20 gal. holding tank, "Y" valve, seacock, electric macerator pump
  • Manual emergency bilge pump mounted in cockpit
  • Second manual emergency bilge pump below cabin sole in galley
  • Electric Bilge and grey water pumps replaced, (Date TBD)


  • Innovative “Variable Geometry Rig“ for short-handed off-shore sailing
  • Selden aluminum mast, fitting refurbished, recently upgraded gooseneck and vang fittings
  • Double spreader rig, continuous shrouds, all turnbuckles at deck level
  • Dyneema standing rigging (saved 400 pounds), new 2016
  • Schaefer furling boom system for mainsail with mast track
  • Tandem harken MarkIII roller furling systems for genoa and working jib
  • Harken Mainsheet traveler
  • Harken self tacking jib track
  • Halyards in low stretch T-900 (Spectra/Technora with Dacron cover).  Main halyard led aft to cabin top winch (electric)
  • Power winch on cabin top - 
  • Harken 53 2 speed self tailing primary winches
  • Harken 32 2-speed self tailing winch on mast.
  • Solid Boom vang
  • Downwind preventer system
  • One mast-mounted self-tailing winch with rope clutches for reacher and jib halyards, storage boxes at mast partners for halyards and jib halyards
  • Quantum full-batten mainsail
  • Quantum 135% genoa
  • Quantum 110% self-tacking jib


  • Stars & Stripes blue Awlgrip hull with double white waterline stripes, 2009, appears much newer.
  • Deck is white with molded in light gray non-skid surfaces
  • Lloyd's approved Martinply custom woven Kevlar through 100% of the hull and deck using post-cured premium grade vinylester resin and vacuum cored throughout the laminate.  Kevlar provides additional strength and less weight
  • Baltek aircraft grade balsa coring in hull and deck
  • Core is voided or replaced with high density backing plates in areas of through-hulls or deck hardware attachment
  • Structural bulkheads and furniture components fully bonded to hull and deck thru-bolted hull/deck joint (4" centers), with polyurethane adhesive sealant
  • Aluminum slotted toerail with PVC rubrail for full strength hullside protection
  • Sub-flooring framing structure, utilizing bi-directional E-Glass reinforcements
  • External, cast lead-antimony keel attached with double row of 1" keel bolts
  • Deep keel sump to lower center of gravity and contain bildge water
  • Stainless-steel, 4" diameter rudder shaft, welded substructure
  • Large stainless steel anchor roller/bow sprit
  • Bobstay connection to hull completely re-engineered and improved, 2015
  • New Side Power EX-95 external electric Bow thruster, 24v, 2021
  • Most (if not all) thru-hulls replaced over the last three years
  • New rudder, 2015 (replaced due to corrosion on the original rudder post)
  • New rudder bearings, 2015
  • steering quadrant rebuilt and realigned, 2018
  • Single Side Band radio counterpoise molded in hull (copper strap & screen)
  • Deck carapace/storm hood organizes, conceals, and protects halyards
  • Low maintenance deck layout, i.e. no exterior teak or wood
  • Four integral fiberglass dorade boxes with 4" SS cowls and guards
  • Storage lockers port and starboard of mast for lines and winch handles
  • 8 heavy-duty cast SS framed opening ports
  • 4 fixed-light ports, New 2017
  • Opening port in cockpit foot-well for aft berth, bug screens for all ports
  • 7 Lewmar "Ocean Series" hatches with bug screens
  • Captive safety pin secures acrylic hatch boards in heavy weather
  • Recessed engine control panel; molded recesses for cockpit instrumentation
  • Self-draining life-raft locker;  USCG-approved propane tank storage locker (separately ventilated)
  • Special safety locker for dinghy gasoline tank (holds most make 6 gal. tanks, separartely ventilated)
  • Walk-out swim/boarding platform at cockpit floor level with hinged door 


  • Custom stainless steel radar arch aft.  
  • Custom stainless steel dinghy davit system integrated into arch.
  • Revere Six person life raft, new 2015
  • MOM 8S man over board system
  • Toast colored Sunbrella Dodger with grab rails aft and port and starboard 
  • Toast colored Sunbrella bimini with connector
  • Fitted Fairclough canvas winter cover, 2015, refurbished 2021
  • USCG safety gear
  • Fenders and docklines
  • Miscellaneous spare parts, pumps, lights, etc.
  • Numerous tools.
  • Muir electric vertical windlass, New 2015
  • Plow anchor (45 lb.), with 70 ft chain and 250 ft rode
  • Spare chain and rode
  • Spare prop (fixed blades)
  • 3 extra floor board lift outs
  • Retrofit on standard fuel tanks, which improved access and capacity
  • Bow and stern wash-down valves
  • Upgrade to 44" wheel
  • Folding stern rail seats
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Bow pulpit seat
  • Emergency tiller
  • Dinghy - AB 10, 2014
  • Outboard, Yamaha 9.9, 2014


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

Stonington Yacht Sales represents high quality, distinctive vessels, and buyers and sellers who appreciate finely tuned services to meet their unique needs. Please call John Farmelo to learn more about this vessel and our comprehensive, and somewhat exclusive, brokerage services.

John C. Farmelo

Stonington Yacht Sales, LLC

at Dodson Boatyard, Stonington CT.


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