The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Tanton 43 Ketch

£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  314756
  • Length  ·  13.16m
  • Year  ·  1985
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 43hp, Beta 43 (2007)
  • Lying  ·  Torbay Area
Boatshed Torbay
Boatshed Torbay
Jason Currie-Smith

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Yves-Marie Tanton
Builder Tanton
Lying Torbay Area
Fuel capacity 350.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 325.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 29/04/2015


Engine 1 x diesel 43hp
Engine make and model Beta 43 (2007)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 13.16m
LWL 11.45m
Beam 3.99m
Draft Min 1.47m
Draft Max 1.47m
Displacement 9,170kg
Headroom 1.93m
Storage Dry storage


Ketch rigged Carbon Fibre spars (1985)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Other sails Main (unknown year)
Running Stay Sail (Yellow) (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish 2 pack finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 3
Shower 2
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units rated at 16000 BTU/h
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

3 burner propane Stove


Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Bar Sink

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
1 sheet winches
Electric Simpson Lawrence 1000 windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Bruce)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Fitted with AIS Class B Transceiver.

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This Tanton 43 is quite a rare find here in the UK. She has a round canoe styled stern and a slightly unusual but exciting looking design. The sail area is divided almost equally between the mainsail and mizzen; both of these are set on freestanding carbon-fibre masts with wishbone Aluminium booms. Handling the sails, therefore, should never be overwhelming, even when sailing shorthanded. Tacking Should require little more than a turn of the wheel.

The absence of standing rigging allows the boat to sail wing to wing and of course from a maintenance point of view should help to keep maintenance costs to a minimum.

High lifelines and 4-inch bulwarks surround the deck. With its long, wide seats and built-in table, the large cockpit provides additional living space.

Down below what strikes you is the depth and quality of the woodwork. She has a very large roomy feel to her and I would be at home spending time sailing around the coastline or just as much at home on long blue water passages. She has a real feeling of depth and quality about her.

She was also re-engined in 2007 with a Beta Marine engine and the owner informs me that the engine has done very low hours since being installed.

This vessel has two large cabins, a very large saloon galley area and with her clever design gives her a total of seven berths. She has all the comforts of home fitted out with two large heads, complete with showers. She has a large galley complete with oven, 3 ring burner hob, microwave and a deep chest style refrigerator and freezer. She even built in air conditioning!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me to arrange a viewing!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Tanton 43 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Jason Currie-Smith of Boatshed Torbay. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since 2006.

Why are you selling her?

Personal family reasons.

Where have you sailed her?

Coastal region of Devon, UK.

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