Sense 43

$345,000 CAD

Vancouver, BC

"NonSense" is an extremely well optioned Beneteau Sense 43, specifically well adapted for the Pacific North West climate and short handed cruising. Top of the line "Iverson" dodger and bimini with full enclosure provides excellent protection from the elements with a large usable space in any weather. The Webasto hydronic heater provides super quiet radiant heat throughout the boat and also provides endless hot water using the "Everhot" water tank system.     The Sense design breaks the rules and reinvents the spirit of yachting. It takes a different view of the sea, no longer is it designed as a sailing space alone but also as a very thoughtful living space. Sailing and anchoring are complementary and express a new lifestyle on the water.  The Sense 43 brings all the advantages of a catamaran to a monohull. There are large ports for a nearly undisturbed line of sight below, to give you the feeling of not being “below." The cockpit and main cabin are perfectly married, with only three steps separating them, and great accommodations for daily living. They are very innovative, comfortable, and make great entertaining boats.  The cockpit has been dropped down to both protect your guests from the wind and also provide great visibility for the helms-person. To starboard there is a U-shaped seating with a table that drops down to turn the seats into a full-size daybed; lines are run hidden through the coach roof, directly to the winches and the ends can be tucked away in a discreet line compartment. No more lines everywhere in the cockpit. Finally, the transom opens fully with lift up helm seats, for completely open access to the water. Cruising on a monohull has never been more comfortable.

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact Brad Marchant, at +1 604-519-3430. Available seven days a week.

Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Sloop
Overall Length 43' 4"
Year 2012
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 14'
Engine Power 54 HP
Displacement 22,200 pounds


Fuel Tanks 53 gallon
Water Tanks 178 gallon
Holding Tanks 25 gallon

Engine 1

Make & Model Yanmar 4JH5CE
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 2012
Power 54 horsepower
Hours 620
Propeller Type 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding, Feathering
Transmission Sail

Stepping aboard is made easy with a custom step. The cockpit has a layout of a much larger boat and perfect for entertaining or lounging. The table also lowers to form a large daybed. The large swim platform allows easy access to and from the water or in and out of a tender. The teak floors and full cockpit cushions make the space feel warm and elegant.   


The concept of the Sense line is revolutionary in cruising sailboats. All of the living accommodations are forward with a clear delineation between "Living and Mechanical", the Sense gives you a feeling of open, single level modern living.

The essence of the Sense line is experienced when you first enter the main salon. Only 3 steps (all at a normal 45% angle) and you are standing in the main salon.  The galley sits to port with exceptional storage and a centre console which doubles as backrest and TV lift.  The U shaped dinette and settee sits to starboard. The dinette table lowers to convert  into a large berth. The Nav station facing aft just inside the companionway. The nav station has an adjustable seat to accommodate for any boat heel whilst under sail. This salon and galley space feels like that of a much larger boat. Large windows allow ample daylight and clear view of the ocean around you. 

One of the great features of the Sense is that while standing in the main salon you feel connected with the cockpit at the same level. Moving forward is the guest cabin to port featuring a double berth with full stand up height, hanging lockers and plenty of room to dress. Moving forward up to starboard is the large head with a separate glass enclosed shower.  The  master cabin is all the way forward with hanging lockers, drawers and large port windows that enhance the light and ocean view. The aft base of the fwd berth lifts to form a head rest. 

  • Custom Leather upholstery
  • Custom wall finishing
  • Radiant Hydronic heat
  • Folding and pivoting salon table
  • Electric  toilet - quiet flush
  • Slatted wood base for beds


  • Upgraded battery bank 4 X house 1 X engine 1 X Thruster
  • 2000 watt inverter
  • Microwave oven
  • DVD player
  • TV in master stateroom
  • 2 solar panels with regulator
  • Galvanic Isolator for AC
  • Additional 110 volt outlets
  • Led Tricolor at masthead
  • All LED lighting thought 
  • LED navigation lights


  • Raymarine ST70 speed and depth 
  • Raymarine ST70 wind
  • Raymarine ST70 LS40 hydraulic autopilot 
  • Raymarine E90W chartplotter 
  • Simrad NSS8 additional chart plotter with radar and AIS
  • Raymarine VHF 
  • Kenwood Stereo with Sirius Radio, Bluetooth, CD
  • Bose sound system with subwoofer
  • Satellite receiver with LCD TV on electric hoist
Sails and Rigging
  • Classic 2 spreader rig
  • Hoyt self taking boom with new North jib
  • 115% genoa for furler 
  • Staysail deck fitting with detachable inner forestay
  • Inner forestay traveller
  • Harken roller furling
  • 85% head sail
  • Additional Harken 40ST winch in cockpit
  • Electric Halyard winch 
  • Strong Track mainsail track
  • UK Lazy cradle dousing system for main sail.
  • Adjustable sheet leads
  • Adjustable backstay
  • Spinnaker Halyard
  • Spinnaker with UK top down furling system.
Hull and Deck
  • Custom grey hull
  • Cockpit teak floor seats and swim platform
  • Bow Thruster
  • 3 blade max prop
  • Custom Iverson Dodger
  • Iverson Bimini and full enclosure
  • Cockpit radiant heat
  •  Rocna anchor 
  • Electric windlass
  • 250' chain plus 200 'rode
  • Chain counter and cockpit windlass remote
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit table
  • Hot and Cold water cockpit shower
  • Fresh water dockside inlet
  • Propane BBQ
  • Kato dinghy davits
  • S/S sinks, Hot & Cold pressure water
  • Refrigerator
  • Top load freezer
  • Eno Propane Stove with oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Large dinette (seating for 8)

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.


All personal property is excluded unless specifically identified and included in the sale agreement and listing specifications. Personal property refers to all items not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, furnishings, and recreational or entertainment items. Advertisements, marketing materials, and/or other photography may depict the vessel with personal property, however, such personal property is excluded unless otherwise specifically included as provided herein.

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Disclaimer: 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 investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.

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