BESA IS A NICELY UPGRADED SHANNON 50
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Shannon’s are highly regarded for their exceptional strength, classic styling, comfortable interiors and functional deck layouts. Many Shannon’s have circumnavigated, and their owners praise the sea kindly motion, excellent direction control, stability, and the numerous sail combinations offered with the ketch sail plan.
Quality Yachts, the premier Shannon service yard, has been involved in her maintenance and a large refit. The current owners have added many valuable improvements, upgrades, and new equipment since 2016. Examples include: New 6K Northern Lights Generator, 2x New A/C and Heating units, New Canvas, New Jabsco electric head aft, macerater pump, sanitation lines and Y valve. New 14 gallon holding tank forward with new lines installed. Replaced new stainless shroud bolts and chain plates. New propane tanks regulator and lines. Six new batteries and New Salon and cockpit cushions. Many more recent upgrades listed below.
The Shannon50 series was designed and built by the Shannon Boat Company, Bristol, RI. They were introduced at the1982 Annapolis Boat Show as the ultimate cruising yacht in the luxury class for “Bluewater Cruising” and extended passages for a couple or family. Uncompromising construction and design quality, exceptional strength, and many special features resulted in Shannon being featured in renowned marine author/surveyor Ferenc Mate's book 'The World 's Best Sailboats". Shannon’s attention to detail is evident throughout. The interior is light oak woodwork with teak trim, and solid teak cabinsole. 12 cast bronze opening ports, two companionways and multiple deck hatches provide excellent natural light and ventilation.
BESA is one of the finest pre-owned Shannon50 ketches to come on the market in recent years. Her next owner will benefit from hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless hours invested by her past owners in upgrades and improvements.
|Draft:||5' 8", 9' 9"|
|Water Tank Capacity:||200 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||300 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||25 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||2000 Hours|
BESA offers a three-stateroom, two-head layout that is finished in light oak trimmed with teak. The owner's quarters include a double berth to starboard, with chart storage under and ensuite head with separate stall shower. In addition, there is a navigation station to port. This large, comfortable cabin offers direct access to the aft cockpit and has multiple drawers and hanging lockers.
There are two companionway entrances, one aft directly from the cockpit and one amidships. The owner's cabin passageway leads forward by the first of the two guest cabins and U-shaped galley at the base of the forward companionway. The midships guest cabin has upper and lower berths, a hanging locker and drawers,
Amidships is the main salon with a settee to port and a generous L-shaped settee to starboard. Lockers and shelves are built-in outboard to starboard with additional storage compartments under and behind the settee backrests. The double leaf dining table is mounted on centerline providing dining from both the port and starboard settees. Forward is a private guest stateroom, head and separate stall shower which has been converted to a large locker with multiple shelves
BESA’S galley features generous counter space (with granite surface) and many storage lockers and drawer banks. The U-shaped layout minimizes the cook's movements while preparing food at sea. The galley is adjacent to the forward companionway for extra light and ventilation. A custom pantry locker is built in behind the adjoining companionway steps. The pressure water system has a ten gallon hot water tank that operates both under power and at dockside.
The large salon has a settee to port and a generous L-shaped settee to starboard. Lockers and shelves are built in outboard to starboard with additional storage compartments under and behind the settee backrests. The double leaf dining table is mounted on centerline providing dining from both the port and starboard.
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Hull construction features the preferred Airex coring providing extra strength and thermal and sound insulation. The deck is also fiberglass and is cored with balsa for strength and insulation. All the underdecks, headliners and hull interior wood coverings are fastened to ribs or battens to provide an air space. This space keeps the Shannon cooler in warm weather and retains heat when cruising in cooler climates.
The Shannon 50's innovative deck design provides a double trunk arrangement with roomy aft cockpit and double companionways. Unlike most double entry sailboats, the Shannon 50's forward companionway entrance is accessed from deck level, not the higher top of the trunk cabin. This reduces the number of steps. Opposite this entrance is an area between the forward and aft trunk cabins, that is ideal for the liferaft mounting. By keeping the liferaft off the top of the cabin at deck level, it does not restrict visibility, is protected from heavy seas, and is easy to access.
Experienced owners and surveyors have often complimented the Shannon 50's spacious aft cockpit design and features . The cockpit's extra length angled floor at the separate steering station, high backrest, wide winch
bases, and conveniently located switches are just a few of the benefits of the cockpit design. There is also plenty of room forward of the helm station for outdoor dining on a large removable table and lounging offshore under the full width companionway dodger. Forward is a custom bowsprit with double bobstays, twin headstays and 2 bow rollers.