1981 Shannon 50


Satellite Beach, FL

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Class Sails
Category Ketch, Cruisers
Year 1981
Make Shannon
Length 50'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Satellite Beach, FL

"La Meghan" sleeps 6 owners and guests in 3 staterooms, plus 2 dinette and 1 settee berth for a total of 9 berths. The master stateroom is aft with head, stall shower and Pullman double berth and Nav station. There are 2 guest staterooms including 1 guest head. The forward stateroom consists of a full width double V-berth. Immediately aft on the port side is the head. Next aft is the salon with L shaped settee to port and straight settee to starboard and a drop leaf mahogany table with storage compartments. Aft of the salon to starboard is a U-shaped galley with excellent storage. Opposite the galley to port is the second guest stateroom with upper and lower berths. There is a mid-ship companionway and second aft companionway entry from the cockpit to the master cabin and navigation center. Access to the owners cabin is through a passageway or from 2nd access steps from the cockpit

There are numerous lockers, drawers and shelves for storage. Outboard of the main salon backrests are multiple deep storage compartments. Above and behind the salon settees are pairs of lockers with shelves between. The navigation area, with hinged tabletop, has storage drawers under, and the radios and instruments are flush mounted above.


U-shaped galley with plenty of counter space and excellent natural light and ventilation from two large opening ports and midship companionway.

  • 3 burner Force 10 stove/oven, propane
  • Sanyo microwave
  • Gas detector and alarm (new 2010)
  • (2) stainless steel oval head sinks
  • Double stainless steel galley sink
  • 12 Volt Mexicolder refrigerator/freezer 2007, (two independent units); only need one running when box cooled down

  • Next Gen Generator , approx 115 hrs (installed sometime after 2010 with previous owner)
  • Xantrex Freedom 3000W inverter/charger with remote panel
  • Twin 30 AMP shore power with cords
  • 9 Batteries (4 New 2018, for thruster and windless)
  • 12 volt DC and 110 volt AC electric system with breaker panel
  • Link Pro 2000 Battery Monitor
  • Newmar PT-20/CE charger for engine bank
  • Mast wiring (most replaced 2010)
  • 2 Solar Panels and Blue Sky Solar Boost 2000E regulator (not installed)
  • Raymarine X-30 Autopilot with ST6002 Head and wireless remote (New 2010)
  • ICOM ICM 700 Pro 
  • Richie 5" Binacle Compass
  • Insulated backstay for SSB antenna
  • Icom IC-M700PRO  SSB (Inop)
  • Engine instruments, tach, oil pressure, water temp, hour meter, oil & temp. audio alarm
  • (2) Raytheon E80 chart plotters/radars at navigation station and helm, with fish finder transducer (New 2010)
  • Raytheon SeaTalk high speed interface 
  • Horizon Quest VHF 
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind, Speed and Depth (New 2010)

Fiberglass sandwich deck with bulwarks and teak cap rail and two companionway entrances, one to owner's aft cabin and navigation center and second midship entry to salon, galley and guest cabins. Direct deck level entry to midship companionway with liferaft storage on opposite side of passage connector. All exterior teak cuttently being stipped and finished

  • Ideal 3VC bi-directional electric windlass w/remote control installed at helm 
  • 60 lb CQR anchor on bow roller
  • 300 ft of new 3/8" high tensile chain
  • 200 ft of rode (50 ft 5/16" nylon 3 strand rope) (new 1998)
  • 35kg Bruce on bow roller
  • 35 lb Danforth anchor spare
  • Wesmar 24 volt twin propeller bow thruster 
  • Raw water washdown
  • New in 2010 stainless steel water tanks (80 gallons in 2 tanks)
  • Fuel tanks pulled, serviced and epoxied 2014
  • ABI centerboard winch
  • Edson steering system
  • Custom teak cockpit table
  • Cockpit shower
  • Full set of dock lines with many spares
  • Custom polished stainless port lights in all cabins, salon and galley
  • Aluminum main and mizzen mast 
  • All standing rigging, 319 SS turn buckles and Sta Lock terminals  and chain plates (new 2010)
  • Antal sail track
  • Chrome spreader lights
  • Mobri radar reflector
  • (2) Lewmar 44 self-tailing chrome winches
  • Lewmar spinnaker track and car on forward part of mast
  • (8) Antal stoppers
  • Gaurhauer boom 
  • Storm trysail track
  • Custom staysail controls (sheet, outhaul, furling) led to Antal stoppers
  • Custom system for adjustable Genoa cars
  • Coated wire running backs on mizzen mast 
  • 2:1 purchase on main halyard 
  • Turning blocks are 4" Schaefer chrome 
  • Harken furling system on headstay
  • Folding mast steps to boom 
  • Harken staysail traveler
  • Harken mainsheet traveler
  • Harken mizzen traveler
  • Harken furling system on staysail
  • Spinnaker sheets & guys 
  • (3) spinnaker snatch blocks
Sails & Winches
  • UK main sail, fully battened, 2 reef points
  • UK full battened mizzen
  • Dutchman sail handling on main & mizzen
  • 130 UK roller reefing Genoa
  • UK roller furling stay sail
  • Yankee
  • UK mizzen staysail
  • UK asymmetrical spinnaker
  • Storm jib
  • Storm trysail
  • (2) Lewmar 16 self-tailing chrome winches on mizzen mast 
    Cockpit winches: 
    (2) 65 Lewmar, self tailing primary winches 
    (2) 48 Lewmar, self tailing secondary winches 
    (1) 44 Lewmar, self-tailing main sheet winch 
    (3) winch handles
  • Full cockpit dodger with leather covered stainless steel grab rail and isinglass zipper window (currently not installed)
  • Cockpit Bimini (New 2016, currently not installed)
  • Forward companionway dodger
  • Hatch covers
  • Handrail covers
  • Dorade cover
  • Sheet bags port & starboard
  • Cockpit awning
  • Cushions for cockpit 
  • Cockpit converts to queen size outdoor berth with cushions for complete bed
Upgrades and Services 2010
  • La Meghan  was refited in Ft. Lauderdale by Global Marine in 2010 due to a lightning strike.
    • Xantrex 3000 watt inverter charger with remote control panel
    • Ray Marine X-30 smart autopilot
    • ST8000 autopilot control head
    • Fish finder depth transducer B744L
    • Autopilot wireless remote
    • Ray Marine GPS antenna
    • Rudder reference transducer
    • LinkPro battery monitor
    • Engine start battery charger
    • International running light, tri color/masthead light
    • Ray Marine ST60 wind information, speed and depth instruments
    • New mast wiring for wind instrument, mast light, spreader lights for main and mizzen (2010)
    • Rebuilt 24 volt alternator
    • ATV 130 ICOM antenna tuner
  •  Also in 2010
  • New standing rigging.  Nance Underwood, 3 x 19 stainless with new turnbuckles and Sta-Lok terminals
  • New chain plates
  • New stainless steel water tanks (80 gallons in 2 tanks)
  • New bilge float switches
  • Many new electronics including (2) E80 plotters and X-30 Raytheon autopilot
  • New charger for thruster batteries
  • Wesmar factory rebuild of bow thruster
  • Most wiring in mast new
  • Sails serviced by Doyle

Dual Racor fuel filter on main
Twin alternators, 12v and 24v
MarineAir 12,000BTU reverse cycle A/C system in aft cabin
Village Marine Watermaker (Inop)
Water Heater

  • MOM8 module (man overboard kit) (not currently inspected)
  • Life sling
  • Drogue
  • Emergency tiller
Brokers Remarks

Full disclosure, In 1992 she was had a minor grounding in the Pacific Northwest.  When she was improperly pulled off, her skeg was damaged and she took on water..  While there was no damage to the hull, deck, mast or rigging, her wireing, machinery and electrical panels had to be replaced and the bulkheads refurbished.   In 2009 she suffered a lightning strike and was refitted by Global Marine in Ft. Lauderdale.  

She is a sturdy, well equipped bluewater cruising Ketch.  She will carry her new owners far and wide, safely.  

Shannon Boat Company is acknowledged as one of the finest semi-custom yards in the world. Their yachts are exceptionally strong, offer very good performance and are quality finished. The Shannon 50 has the ideal cruising design with long shoal keel with separated skeg protective rudder. The propeller is fully protected in an aperture between the skeg and rudder. She offers a very easy motion and superior tracking characteristics. The Airex cored hull provides thermal and sound insulation and superior strength

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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Length at Waterline
Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model 4.236
Total Power 85hp
Engine Hours 2885
Engine Type Other
Fuel Type Diesel
1981 Shannon 50

The Shannon 50 is a world class cruising/sail boat. Designed by Walter Schulz, and built in the U.S. The Shannon's have an excellent reputation as a deep blue water cruising boat. A very roomy and spacious interior. Ideal for the full time live aboard.


  • Newer Next Gen Generator
  • Xantrex Freedom 3000W inverter/charger with remote panel
  • 2 Solar Panels and Blue Sky Solar Boost 2000E regulator
  • Raymarine X-30 Autopilot with ST6002 Head and wireless remote (New 2010
  • 2 Raytheon E80 chart plotters/radars at navigation station and helm, with fish finder transducer (New 2010)
  • All standing rigging, 319 SS turn buckles and Sta Lock terminals  and chain plates (new 2010)
  • Wesmar 24 volt twin propeller bow thruster , 4 new batteries 2018
  • MarineAir 12,000BTU reverse cycle A/C system in aft cabin
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