50' (15.24m)

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50' Shannon Aft Cockpit Ketch - 1983 50' SHANNON
Daytona Florida
$174,000 USD

The 1983 50' SHANNON 50' Shannon Aft Cockpit Ketch is a yacht for sale located in Daytona, Florida, USA.

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LENGTH 50' (15.24m)
LOCATION Daytona Florida United States
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This is a NEW Listing for a Shannon 50, Aft-cockpit, double entry, double headsail Ketch.

Boat is in excellent condition; Not a project boat in any way. Owner is knowledgeable and proud. Feels anyone could take this boat, as is, and go away on a vacation cruise. There is
always an on-going schedule of maintenance and this boat has that happening. Boat should survey well and there should not be any hidden surprises.
The Shannon 50 is the Flagship of the Shannon breed of sailing yachts. This yacht came with different configurations. This boat is the aft-cockpit, dual entrance, double headsail
rigged, ketch.

This boat is a serious offshore vessel capable of crossing oceans and doing long voyages, taking whatever the sea offers. Stoutly built by Walter Schultz and David Walters fame, these
boats were built to a semi-custom style to reflect the new owner's requirements. All models did reflect the common theme of quality and attention to detail. These boats exude a feeling of
nautical history, a traditional comfortable design and a common sense approach to practicality offering good accessibility to systems and a favorable ergonomic, easy living design style.

Sail Area: 1227 sq. ft. Beam: 14' 3" Draft - Centerboard: Up: 5' 8" Down: 9' 9"
Ratios: Sail Area/ Disp: 31.8 Disp./ Length: 222.85 Ballast/ Disp: 39%

Owner's Comment: " Very comfortable in a seaway. Boat has sailed a steady 11 -12
kts. for hours in 15 to 20 kt breezes."

Coming from an earlier generation of sailing yachts, do not be fooled as to the boat's performance. This Owner has decades of experience, both cruising and racing. He feels this
boat is a powerhouse of performance that easily reaches hull speed. He would be willing to share his opinions. Yet, in a heavier sea condition, this boat will offer a smooth, comfortable
motion and enable its crew to enjoy the various conditions that the sea offers. Ideal design for family cruising, serious sailing and entertaining your friends. We hope that you will take
advantage and come and inspect this fine, pedigree sailing yacht.

Accommodations - Layout

The Shannon 50 is a dual companionway, three stateroom boat. For sailors that want the feel of a sailing yacht, the aft cockpit is most desirable, yet because of the dual companionways, there is an easy flow for owners and guests to use without sacrificing nay privacy.

From the aft cockpit, one enters the Master Stateroom. Full double berth on starboard. On port is the navigation station. Head & shower stall are forward on port. Aft of the nav station is a storage area. Folding door separates the Master Stateroom from the forward section. Two opening ports and an overhead hatch. Cabinets, hanging locker, lighting and reading lamps.

Moving forward through a hallway with second companionway from center cockpit, is the Guest cabin on port, with over & under berths. Hanging locker is included.

Across, in the middle of the boat, is the galley on starboard. Placed here for minimum amount of motion while at sea.

Moving forward is the Salon with bench settee on port and U-shaped settee on starboard. Two overhead hatches are in place. Area, can be used as a coffee table, dining table and can be converted into an occasional double berth.

Forward is the second guest stateroom or VIP cabin. Large vee berth with filler. This cabin has its own head, sink and shower stall. This head can be entered from the salon area to be used as the day head. Also includes hatch, opening ports and handing lockers.

Interior is teak paneling with white tongue & groove overheads and bulkheads. The feeling in the interior is that of a traditional sailing vessel with lots of light and ventilation. All primary bulkheads are 1' thickness. Solid teak and inlaid cabin sole. Interior overhead railings are thru-bolted. Hanging lockers are all wood-lined. Wet locker has a fiberglass pan with drain.

Teak shower grates in shower stalls. Tilt-out hamper in head.

Three TV's on board. Handsome Built-in Liquor Storage & Drop-Down bar in Salon. Book shelves outboard of settee. Multiple fans installed for circulation. Ultra-Suede Cushions in Salon. Hand Holds throughout the vessel. Brass accessories in good condition throughout the boat.


Grunert Refrigerator with an AC Compressor
Samsung Convection Microwave - New
Force 10 gimballed 4 burner stove / oven; Solenoid control propane shutoff in galley.
Double sink with designer Hi-Tower faucet with sprayer; manual backup for fresh water
Formica countertops
Porthole above galley
Ample storage with cabinets, pantry lockers and drawers
Courtesy lighting on floor

Electrical & Other Systems

Master AC - DC control panel with circuit breakers.110V AC Shore power with receptacles and power cord. Color coded wiring to ABYC specs. with diagrams. Lightning ground and bonding system.  Internal copper radio grounding system. External zinc anodes. Full access to all mechanical and electrical systems. Panel full gauged.

House and starting batteries replaced in 2016
Primary electrical winches serviced in 2017
New wiring on starting batteries in 2017
New Xantrex 3000w Inverter / Charger 2016 or '17
Newer Lynx 2000R Monitor
Rebuilt 30 / 50 Amp splitter - May 2019
Northern Lights Generator 12Kw with PTO, hours: 1403 - July 2019
2 AC Units New 16,000 BTU unit installed with new pump - Feb 2019

Engine & Mechanicals

In 2005 a new Yanmar 100Hp diesel was installed. Hours approx. 990 - July, 2019 Oil & filters all changed in June 2019. Both main & generator engines flushed and new coolant added in June 2019.

Northern Lights Generator 12Kw Hours approx. 1403 - July 2019 Serviced June 2019.
SidePower Bow thruster, PTO off genset, installed 2008. Hydraulic lines renewed in 2014.
Heat exchangers serviced on Main & Genset 2016. New exhaust elbow on Main in 2017.
New exhaust elbow on genset in 2016.
Refrigeration & Freezer, upgraded with new pump hoses - May 2019 Compressor new in 2017.
New 16,000 BTU Air Conditioning Unit installed. Feb. 2019
Cruise R Water Maker - 30gphr. Filters replaced - March 2019. Good supply of filters on board.
Other Inventory of misc. spare parts. All manuals on board.
SidePower Bow Thruster Installed in 2008. Hydraulic lines replaced in 2014.
Hydraulic Windlass Installed in 2000
Max Prop - 3 Blade


Furuno 72m Radar 
Garmin AIS -Send & Receive
ICOM 810 Single Side Band 
Robertson AAP20, ram hydraulic drive
2 ICOM 424 VHF Radios 
2 Garmin 547XS Units

KVH 3 Sat TV 3 TV's on board. Wi-Fi Booster, Sony Stereo, BOSE Speakers. EPRIB. Wind Instruments. Howard Miller Clock & Barometer. Some units installed at the helm and at the nav station.

Hull and Deck, Safety

Shannon's were made with one-piece fiberglass hull with Airex core. Decks with constructed as one-piece fbg with closed-cell foam core for rigidity and to avoid moisture intrusion. Internal deck to hull joint, polyurethane bonded and bolted on 8" centers.

Keel is internal and made of lead, encapsulated; no keel bolts needed. Extensive fiberglass lay-ups in all critical areas, such as bow, keel, transom and chain plate areas.

Deep bilge sump. Internal rudder packing gland/ bearing. Fiberglass rudder with stainless steel post & internal reinforcing skeleton frame. Fire retardant coating on interior hull surface.  Custom cast bronze rudder shoe, thru-bolted. Propeller mounted in a protected aperture between the skeg and rudder.

Bruce 65lb. Anchor with 150' Chain
Danforth Fortress Anchor with 50' chain and 300' rode. 
Twin rollers on the Bow pulpit. Hydraulic Windlass.
6 Man Liferaft - Ocean Type Needs Re-certification - July 2019
Liberty dinghy 10' hard bottom with 15 Hp Evinrude Outboard. Stows on fore deck.
Safety equipment, horseshoe float, life jackets, Life Sling, & misc. other gear.


This yacht has had consistent upgrades over its lifetime. Throughout the Listing we have attempted to demonstrate the maintenance and care this boat has received. In addition, the
following work has also been performed.

At Atlantic Yacht in 2016:
New Fuel Tanks installed; Painted topsides and decks; New House & Starting batteries; Both Heat Exchangers removed & serviced; Both Exhaust Elbows replaced; Main Mast cleaned,
serviced and waxed; many smaller items addressed to the total of $130,000.

In 2017: Refrigerator Compressor replaced; Primary Winches broken down & serviced.

In 2018 & 2019: New Water Pump for Refrigeration, along with new hoses. Some running rigging, Lazy Jacks and reefing lines replaced. Feb2019 -Both Engines serviced, oil changed &
New filters; Both Cooling Systems flushed and refilled. March 2019 Filters on Water Maker replaced. Feb 2019 New 16,000 BTU Air Conditioning Unit installed with new Cooling pump.
All questionable hydraulic & plumbing hoses and lines replaced. May 2019 Repainted Cabin Top with Awlgrip: Primed with Awlgrip 545 Epoxy & finished with Awlgrip Urethane. May
2019 Refinish & Paint in Galley. Sanded, prepped and Refinished some interior cabin soles.


The Yacht will convey with all equipment, inventory as read, manuals for the equipment.
Owner's personal belongings, personal tools and few misc. items will be removed before the sale.

Listing Marketed by

Alan Bernard
KYS Luke Brown Yachts
1500 Cordova Rd.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,

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KYS Luke Brown Yachts