SYRAH offers the two stateroom / two head arrangement plan that has been so successful with the Shannon 43’s. She differs from the 43’s with the addition of a stern lazarette and a convenient boarding platform, which extends her LOD to 46’. Interior fit and finish includes varnished mahogany bulkheads and cabinetry, teak and holly soles, white staving headliners and custom composite countertops.
Gear and equipment is carefully chosen for reliability offshore. Cockpit layout is carefully considered to allow short-handed sailing. Basic structure of hull, deck and rig is built to Shannon’s legendary standards without excess weight. The keel/centerboard design allows both upwind performance and shoal-draft capability. In short, this is a robust, offshore-capable boat that does all things well.
Beginning forward is a fore peak cabin suitable for either owners or guests. At the foot of the Vee berth is access to the divided chain locker. Storage lockers occupy the hull-to-deck spaces with full length hanging lockers aft of the berth. Private access is available to the forward head compartment.
The forward head, finished in white laminate, is to starboard with additional locker space to port.
The main saloon is bright, elegant and inviting. A time-honored arrangement with straight settee to port and L shaped settee to starboard allows for both comfortable entertaining and two good, offshore berths.
Galley is to starboard aft of the seating area and encircles the cook, within service reach of the main saloon table. Galley conveniences include holdover refrigeration, separate deep-freeze, deep double stainless sinks, Seagull filtered H20, sea water tap, designer mixing valves, custom stemware and spice storage, about 12 sq.ft. of counter space and abundant stowage, suitable for months underway.
Aft of the galley is the navigation station within voice distance of the cockpit. Businesslike comforts include leather-covered swivel seat, day and night lighting, hinged tabletop, full access to the ships’s electrical panels, radar / plotter (see ELECTRONICS), and communication equipment. In keeping with the classic yacht interior theme, the chart table features an elegant inlay of contrasting hardwoods in a compass rose pattern.
Opposite the galley is the aft head compartment with separate shower stall, aft of which is the quarter cabin with double berth, comfortable headroom and light with storage suitable to long-term cruising.
The companionway is on centerline. Engine access is conveniently behind the hinged stairway.
The interior of SYRAH is reminiscent of the classic early days of yachting. Fit and finish is to Shannon’s high standards and includes varnished mahogany T&G, solid mahogany trim, white staving headliners, varnished basswood ceilings and teak and holly soles.
One-piece molded hull and deck components with composite core linear foam and biaxial laminate hull construction utilizing Kevlar in areas of high stress. Deck construction with closed-cell cross linked PVC foam (no balsa). Vinylester outer laminates are used below the waterline to eliminate osmotic blistering.
Bow Thruster: SidePower 12 VDC with helm and foredeck controls
Double 30” lifelines with port & starboard gates
Dedicated liferaft storage locker in cockpit.
Drop down boarding platform and ladder at stern
Edson cable steering with custom pedestal and 34” wheel
Edson cockpit table
Nova-Lift outboard motor hoist
Ideal stainless 12V horizontal windlass with chain-rope gypsy and capstan: helm and foredeck controls (same with bow thruster).
Harness / jackline pad-eyes at all strategic locations
Custom semi-rigid dodger with Strataglass
Stainless dorades with varnished teak dorade boxes
Shannon anchoring platform with fair windlass leads to both anchors
Three Shannon custom fabricated deck hatches with Lucite tops
55 lb. CQR with 150’ of 3/8” hi-tensile chain & 50’ three-strand rode
20 lb. Danforth 20H with 50’ 3/8” hi-tensile chain and 150’ three-strand rode
10 lb. Danforth 10H with 100’ thre-strand rode (stern anchor)
Liferaft: Winslow Six-Man Ocean, vacuum packed in waterproof Pelican case
MOM and LifeSling mounted on stern rail
Raymarine Lifetag MOB bracelet system
Hall Spars double-spreader extruded aluminum mainmast - white Awlgrip
Navtec rod standing rigging
Schaeffer yankee furler
Schaeffer genoa furler
Detachable inner-forestay for storm jib
Carbon fiber whisker pole. 18’ – vertical mast-mount
Aramid halyards / Spectra sheets
Mainsail: Doyle Stack-Pack w/ six full battens, lazy jacks and slab reefing
Genoa: Doyle 140% (589 sq.ft.)
Yankee: Doyle 85% (315 sq.ft.)
Storm jib: Doyle
Spinnaker: Doyle Supercote – 1.3 oz.
Primaries: Two Lewmar Ocean # 64 elec. CST’s
Secondaries: One Lewmar Ocean # 50 elec. CST (main halyard & reefing system)
One Lewmar Ocean # 50 manual CST (main sheet)
Mast: Two Lewmar ocean # 30 CST’s
One Lewmar Ocean 42 CST
Traveller: One Lewmar # 16 CST
Traveller: Schaeffer mid-boom on cabintop
The “Scutter” rig in which the inner (genoa) forestay attaches close to masthead, is a significant improvement over the traditional cutter and allows the genoa to provide more sail power while tacking easily through the foretriangle.
GPS Plotter: Raymarine Series E - 12” color display-nav station / 8” color display-helm
Back-up GPS plotter: Garmin 172 color at nav station
Radar: Raymarine Series E – 4 KW
AIS transmit / receive unit integral to Raymarine display, installed 2013
VHF: Uniden 625 w/ two wired mikes, hailer and signaler; back-up rail mount antenna
SSB: ICOM M802 at nav station
Cell phone antenna booster with rail-mount antenna
Sirius satellite weather - antenna obsolete
Raymarine ST 60 depth, speed & wind at companionway
Raymarine ST 60 Multi at nav station
Autopilot: Raymarine w/ S3G core-pack and Lewmar 12V linear drive
Jensen 27” flat-screen color TV – 12 VDC with optional plotter display
Aquatic stereo AM/FM//CD/DVD w/ IPOD jack
Bose speakers: (2)# 191’s in main saloon; (2) waterproof # 131’s in cockpit
Sirius satellite radio
Kohler 4KW diesel generator in sound enclosure (300hrs)
Bass 12V / 110V Master panel with ammeters, voltmeters & Link 20 battery monitor
Shore power: two 30 amp shore inlets with two 50’ cords: reverse polarity indicators
Galvanic isolators (2)
Batteries: (new 2013)
House bank: Four Group 31 gelcell
Engine / generator start: One Group 31 gelcell
Bow thruster: Two Group 31 gelcell
Battery charger: Dolphin 80 amp automatic
Inverter: Xantrex 1800 watt
Alternator: Promax 200 amp
SYRAH benefits from a thirty year accumulation of Shannon boatbuilding wisdom and from her owner’s interest in offshore safety, comfort and redundancy. She is a modern classic in impeccable condition. Her handsome profile attracts compliments in every port.
SYRAH would require only groceries to depart tomorrow to any cruising ground.