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1979 Shannon 38

  • 38 ft
  • Rockland, ME, US

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    "The Shannon 38 represents an extraordinary effort by boat-builder and owner to create the perfect personal offshore sailing yachts.  Tested over the years by the most demanding sailors in all wind and sea conditions, the Shannon 38 has become a benchmark of quality throughout the yachting world... a Shannon's value is measured on the most exacting scale of complete satisfaction and peace of mind, regardless of the intended passage." ~ Shannon Boat Company

     Cygnus is a true New England boat seeing +/- 4 months a year of in water time and the rest of her time in indoor storage. She is a proven boat, built by a renown manufacturer and continually maintained by her owner. 



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Rockland, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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38 ft - 11.58 meter
42 ft - 12.8 meter
11 ft 6 in - 3.51 meter
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5 ft 8 in - 1.73 meter
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Measurements- LOA: 42 ft LWL: 29 ft 2 in Length on Deck: 37 ft 8 in Beam: 11 ft 6 in Max Draft: 5 ft 8 in Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 3 in Ballast: 7300 lb Displacement: 18500 lb Number of Heads: 1

Propulsion- Engine #1, Engine Make: Nanni (Kubota) Primary Engines: Inboard Drive Type: Direct Drive Location: Center Engine Year: 2003 Hours: 200 Power: 50 hp Propeller Type: 3 Blade Propeller Material: Bronze Rope Cutter: Yes

"The Shannon 38 is a rugged, long offshore sailing yacht offering performance to provide exciting coastal cruising.  Every possible feature has been incorporated in the design and construction of the Shannon to create seaworthiness, comfort and speed in all the wind and sea conditions.

     Over the years, Shannon has established a reputation of building the finest yachts in the world.  Our New England craftsman build to the highest quality specifications creating a yacht with beautiful handcrafted teak joiner work below, a no-nonsense deck layout, and substantial rig designs." ~ Shannon Yachts

Hull and Deck The hull is constructed of solid fiberglass and the under body is a full keel with a cutaway forefoot and consequently tracks very well under power and sail. The propeller is protected within an aperture between the keel. The full-sized rudder makes steering easy and sure. The balsa deck core is reinforced with plywood near high stress areas and the deck is covered with a diamond patterned non-skid that provides outstanding grip in wet and rolly conditions. All bulkheads are tabbed to the hull with multiple layers of fiberglass to create a strong structure. All stanchions and pulpits are thru-bolted for strength and security. Life-lines are coated wire with high strength pelican hooks at all gates. Also featured:

Cockpit • Stainless steel dodger frame with dodger (see Soft Goods) • Lewmar 30 self-tailing two speed winch on coachroff • Suite of electronics (see Electronics) • Stainless steel pushpit • Life sling on pushpit • Throw ring on pushpit • Stern anchor roller • Stern cleats port and starboard • Chocks in toe rail port and starboard • Dorade vents with cowlings port and starboard • Lewmar 44 self-tailing primary winches • Lewmar 30 self-tailing secondary winch port and starboard • Winch cleat port and starboard • Stainless steel binnacle pulpit • (3) cup rack on binnacle pulpit • Fold up teak table on binnacle pulpit • Teak wheel on binnacle • Storage pockets (see Soft Goods)

Mizzen • Lewmar 8 single speed mizzen halyard winch • Lewmar 8 single speed mizzen furling winch

Weather Decks• Life rail with (4) belaying pins port and starboard • Jib track on teak toe rail port and starboard • Midship cleat port and starboard • Chock built in teak toe rail port and starboard • Lifeline gates port and starboard • Spinnaker pole with deck fittings

Coach Roof• Mainsail traveler on stainless steel arch over companionway turtle • (2) Hand-rails port and starboard • (2) Deck Fore Deck hatches • (4) Teak dorade boxes with cowlings • Staysail traveler on teak rail • Teak brow above port lights port and starboard

Fore Deck • Teak life raft cradle • Bow cleats port and starboard • Anchor chain hawsing pipe • Stainless steel pulpit • Manual anchor windlass • Teak bowsprit • Cleat on bowsprit • Double anchor rollers on bowsprit

Sails and Standing Rigging- Mizzen mast is stepped on cockpit sole, and supports antennas and radar dome. Main mast is keel stepped and is located in head compartment, forward of the door, very inconspicuous. Rod rigging throughout. The headsail has a double headstay that allows the a second headsail to be yanked on without having to remove the furled headsail. • Pope Sails 135 Yankee on furler ~ 2007 • Staysail on club foot boom ~ 20 years, • Mainsail ~ 20 years • Mizzen ~ 20 years • 100 Yankee hank on ~ 20 years • 140 Genoa on furler ~ 20 years • Mizzen Staysail • Cruising chute • Storm sails All sails have light use

Electronics- Helm/Cockpit  • Cetrek 727 autopilot • Navman Depth 3100 display • Navman Speed 3100 display • Northstar Explorer W315 wind display • Ritchie marine compass Navigation Station  • Standard Horizon GPS Chart 175 C • Standard marine VHF • Koden MD-3000 radar • Ritchie marine compass

Electrical System- 12-Volt DC System • Marinetics Corp DC control panel with volt meter • Lights • Shower sump• Fresh water pumps • Electronics • Fridge 120-Volt AC System • Marinetics Corp AC control panel • 30-Amp shore power outlet • 30-Amp shore power cord • 110-Volt outlets • Water heater • Battery charger • Inverter

Accomodations - Entering the main salon from the cockpit companionway, to port is the forward facing Navigation Station with solid teak furniture and opening port light above.

Also this area features:• Dome lighting overhead • Hand rail inboard next to companionway and outboard overhead • Opening bronze port light • Locker storage behind navigation station • Shelf storage behind and outboard of navigation station • Suite of electronics (see Electronics) • Guest battery switch • Upholster seat cushion (see Soft Goods) • Top loading chart table with upward opening hinged work surface • (4) Drawer storage below chart table Continuing forward on the port side just aft of the port side Salon settee there is a teak credenza with vented lockers above work/storage surface and below. Forward of the credenza is the Salon with bench settee to port and bench settee to starboard around a large teak double folding leaf table. This area also features: • Teak handrails overhead port and starboard • (1) Overhead opening deck hatch• (4) Overhead dome lights • (5) Opening port-lights • (1) Gimballed kerosene lamp with chimney • Pilot berth port side above settee • Dickinson Newport 1200 propane heater • (3) Storage drawers below port settee • (2) Reading lights • Brass clock • Brass barometer • 12-Volt fan • (2) Double door vented lockers above starboard settee • Over and under shelf storage above starboard settee

Forward to port of the Salon settee is storage unit is dual door vented locker above and vented locker below counter surface. Continuing forward you enter the Forward Cabin with a Pullman style bunk to starboard. This area is also highlighted by:  • Large hanging locker outboard to port • Overhead deck hatch • (2) Opening port lights • Vented locker forward and above foot of bunk • Shelf storage with netting port and starboard outboard • 12-Volt fan • Reading light • (4) Drawers to port under the bunk and (2) large drawers to starboard under the bunk

Moving aft and to starboard is the Head that has access from the Salon. The well placed head features: • White Formica paneling with teak trim • (1) Opening port light • Overhead dome lighting • Mirror above sink • Single basin stainless steel sink • Locker storage below sink• Hot/cold pressurized mixer tap • Hot/cold pressurized shower wand with adjustable holder • Large full length mirror of forward bulkhead • Locker storage outboard above sink and head • Manual marine head • Teak grate on floor • Manual pump for overboard discharge when legal

Traveling aft through the Salon you have the wrap around Galley out board and to starboard at the base of the companionway steps. The Galley is configured to optimize space while offering a space that allows safe cooking while at sea. Complementing the good use of space is: • (2) Opening port lights • Overhead dome lighting • Double basin stainless steel sink • Pressurized hot/cold mixer tap • Saltwater manual pump at sink • Hand pump for pumping out icebox • Gimballed (3) burner propane stove with oven and broiler • Stainless steel safety bar inboard of stove • Crosby 12 volt refrigeration • LPG Marinetics solenoid • 110 Volt outlet • (3) sliding door large locker outboard to port above stove/work surface • Storage below work surface, sink and stove

Soft Goods-On Deck • UV Strip on jib - Brown • Cover for stay sail - Tan • Mainsail cover - Tan • Dodger - Tan • Mizzen sail cover - Tan • Deck hatch covers - Tan • Organizer bags in cockpit - Tan • Fitted cockpit cushions - Tan

Interior • Navigation seat fitted cushions - Red • Settee bench fitted cushions - Red • Pilot berth fitted cushion - Red • Forward cabin fitted Pullman berth cushion - Red • Infill for forward cabin - Red

Tankage Fuel • (1) 50 gallon aluminium tank Propane • (2) Propane tanks in lazzarette Water • 120 gallon in (3) tanks: main tank under cabin sole and (2) saddle tanks Waste • (1) Holding tank

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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 investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



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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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.