Want a yacht with cutting-edge design & ground-breaking technology?
Meet the Shogun 43. Developed with a focus on performance and user-experience, this yacht goes beyond conventional and traditional design and takes sailing to another level. It is a yacht for you who love speed, who want to go faster and have fun on the water. Who want to maximise your sailing experience.
Whether its weekend hops, long distance cruising or offshore racing, the Shogun 43 is here to leave the rest of the crowd behind thanks to a sleek design that has been customised specifically for you and your style of sailing.
The layout of the Shogun 43 deck has been considered for all sailors of all levels to enjoy. Whether a keen racer or relaxed cruising yachtsman, our unique addition of double winches on the cabintop sides allows for just one person to manage all of them, thus removing the need for a football team-sized crew that is normally required to set a kite. And if you are wondering how to use both winch handles at the same time – you don’t. The pit winches are electric.
The main jib rails are also placed on top of the cabintop for an optimal trim angle and to maintain a good profile, even for when you would rather not bother with the inhaulers. The second pair are where you would expect to find them, down on the deck. All winches can be run off the power or with an old-school winch handle that can easily switch sides of the halyards with the use of the organisers.
Chili red, midnight blue, lime green or coffee? Another way the Shogun 43 is different is the wide range of colour coatings available for the boat. Which colour you want on your yacht is only limited by your own imagination. Why stick with white when there are a variety of unique and exclusive finishes that will make you stand out even further from the crowd? Shogun Yachts offer colour schemes from Axalta, previously only available for cars, which means you can get the Shogun 43 with any shiny, colourful coating of your liking.
While speed and performance are at the heart of the Shogun 43, style and comfort are also our priority. Built from carbon and oak veneer in order to be exceptionally light and yet give a cosy and welcoming feel, our well-designed interiors are available in different layouts that can be further personalised.
Our standard layout has three double berth cabins (one in the bow and two aft) and has the salon table placed centre forward with the mast situated quite uniquely aft of the table. Two couches then stretch along the table on each inside of the hull, with an L-shaped kitchen on the port side facing a spacious bathroom on the starboard.
The Shogun 43 is designed to be fun and a thrill to sail, which is why we have torn up the traditional method of sail plans and made this yacht customisable with two rig and keel options depending on the style of sailor and what they want to achieve on the water.
If you are looking for real thrill and exhilaration, the rig with runners and a square top mainsail with a 2.7m deep keel is the setup that will give you the ultimate performance. And if you are a more short-handed sailor or the one who prefer relaxed cruising, then the regular backstay with pinhead mainsail and a shallower 2.4m keel is the one for you. Either or, both setups are guaranteed to help you leave the world in your wake.
With both options, the Shogun sail plans are designed to be flexible, easily manageable and suited to the occasion depending on the number of crew, weather conditions, type of sailing, preferred power and your overall experience.
And in another break from conventional Scandinavian design, Shogun Yachts have also introduced full-size self-tacking jibs to the Shogun 43. Previously, self-tackers have been a compromise on performance cruisers due to their reduced jib size. However, by moving the mast further back to allow a larger pre-triangle base, we have been able to include a self-tacker that can handle a full-size jib. No compromise.
So now with more than enough room for multiple headsail options, staysails and inner jibs (which are all customizable) and a mainsail that is large enough to meet today’s racing requirements, the Shogun 43 is ready to take the lead.
Specifically designed to be light in the water, the Shogun 43’s hull, deck, rig, rudders and even most parts of the interiors have been made entirely from carbon to ensure a low overall weight. Even the keel fin has been moulded from carbon, with the weight added to the keel bulb to allow for more stability and speed when sailing in higher winds and larger sails. The merge of the hull and deck is also done differently. Instead of placing the entire deck onto the hull and merge it a the shearline, the Shogun’s hull has the bottom structure, the hull and sidedeck laminated as one unit to ensure a stronger and stiffer structure. This also give a smooth and rounded shearline. With a stronger structure, the structure in the bulkheads is no longer as important, allowing the interiors to open up and feel more spacious. The entire hull is moulded as one, with a seamless centreline. The cabintop and cockpit gets moulded as one unit and laminated onto the sidedeck. All carbon composites are built through our partnership with composite experts Vaxholm Komposite, Marstrom Composite and Linjett Yachts.
And the attention to detail and new technology does not end with the Shogun 43’s structure – the interior design and teak decking finishes have also been re-imagined with performance and comfort in mind.