A Stephen Jones designed IOR Two Tonner, and larger sister to the SJ41, supplied as either a masthead or ¾ rigged. Most were stripped out racers, and had interiors added later. The SJ43 Starlight Express, was chosen by a former publisher of the US magazine 'Yachting' as his personal yacht. Black Topic was top British yacht in the 1983 Admiral's Cup Team and Stormbird won the RORC Transatlantic and the SORC Miami to Nassau races. Ten SJ43s were launched between 1981 and 1985.