Shannon 38 PH


US$ 99,900


38 ft.




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Shannon 38 PH

This 1980 Shannon 38 Pilothouse is a Walter Shultz, George Stadel III and George Stadel Jr. designed cutter, built by Shannon Yachts in Bristol, RI. A classic and unique world passagemaker, equally well-suited for coastal cruising and living aboard. The interior helm station with 360 degree visibility through bronze framed armor plate glass windows provides all-weather comfort, with the cockpit steering station for sunny days.

With only 9 Shannon Pilothouse cutters were built, “Brendon” is a rare find and well worth consideration. She has an extensive list of additional equipment including: watermaker, diesel generator, RIB, new outboard, 50 watts of new solar panels, Kiss Wind generator, 12V Hooka rig, fresh water dock side filtering system with UV light, custom fit refrigerator and freezer, Watch Commander alarm system, to name a few. Engine and generator are nearly new, having minimal hours.

Beautiful and reliable with all the comforts and safety you need to explore your dreams under sail, she is ready for blue water or local cruising. Come check her out!

This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, a short 250 mile drive on a safe 4-lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

Rare 1980 Shannon 38 Pilothouse: Classic design, world passagemaker. Unique features, well-equipped for cruising. Explore your sailing dreams in comfort.
  • length: 38 ft. (11.58 m.)
  • price: US$ 99,900
  • builder: Shannon
  • draft: 5 ft. (1.52 m.)
  • max speed: 7.24 kn
  • beam: 11.5 ft. (3.51 m.)
  • cruising speed: N/A
  • built: 1980
  • Sail
  • N/A hull
  • 1 cabin
  • 1 head
  • sleeps 5

Speed & Distance

Max Speed 7.24kn


Length Overall 37.75 ft
Max Draft 5 ft
Beam 11.5 ft
Length at Waterline 29.16 ft


Fresh Water Tank 1 X 91 Gal (Stainless Steel)
Fuel Tank 3 X 50 Gal
Holding Tank 1 X 40 Gal
Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model 4-108
Total Power 60hp
Engine Hours 385
Engine Type Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Propeller Type 3 Blade

Hull and deck

The hull construction is solid core molded FRP (Fiber reinforced plastic). The deck is balsa cored molded FRP with solid core at high load areas. Manufacturer reports lead ballast and displacement of 18,500 pounds. The vessel is powered by a Folley aftermarket modified Perkins 4-108 diesel motor reported to have 60 maximum output hp. The hull is heavy displacement with a long keel and keel attached rudder.

Deck layout beginning at the bow sprit: Chain locker with deck mounted horizonal shaft Maxwell 2200 electric windlass to port and Seawolf vertical electric windlass to starboard. Continuing aft, the Staysail stay is attached to a pad eye in the deck then a single hatch prior to the mast. A midship hatch is located between the mast and the companionway. A steel framed, fabric covered dodger covers the companionway. A fabric interconnecting cover connects the dodger to a steel framed Bimini with fabric covering the balance of the cockpit. The cockpit. has a folding center cockpit table, wheel pedestal with binnacle and a total of 3 lockers including a dedicated propane locker in the port aft corner of the cockpit. The propane locker is appropriately vented and sealed.

The masthead cutter has 1×19 rigging running over a single set of spreaders supporting a keel stepped mast. The forestay has a roller furler preventing inspection of the forestay. All shrouds and stays are clean, and free of any visible corrosion. Age of the rigging is reported to be approx. 10 years.

  • Cockpit: Cockpit is solid FRP. Cockpit has a folding teak table, pedestal with wheel and binnacle. Dodger and Bimini
  • Pulpits, Fastenings and Deck Fittings: Uses 1″ stainless steel for all stanchions, bow and stern pulpits. 1×19 stainless steel wire cables with plastic sheathing are used for the upper and lower lifelines running from the aft pulpit to each access gate then on to each side of the bow pulpit.
  • Ventilation: Vessel has a total of 2 dorades and a solar vent in the head. There are a 2 opening hatches, and 8 opening port lights as well as the center section of the pilothouse windshield opening. All hatch and portlight lenses are in good condition.
  • Mercury 15hp two stroke engine  on 10-foot Avon Rib inflatable dingy
  • Covers for all exterior teak including cap rails and bowsprit
  • Anchor: Primary anchor is a 44 lb. Bruce anchor. Secondary is 22 lb. Danforth with 100 feet of 5/16 chain. and 300 feet of 5/8″ rode. Vessel is equipped with two additional anchors chain and rode. Primary Chain: 3/8″ BBB chain, reported 300 feet.


Below deck starting at the bow is the anchor locker followed by the forward cabin with drawers and hanging locker. Continuing aft is the main salon with straight settees to port and starboard. A teak folding table is located centerline immediately aft of the mast. To port aft of the salon is the galley with double sink, top loading refrigerator/freezer, propane stove and microwave. To starboard is the head with sink, toilet and shower. Continuing aft the sole is raised as you enter the pilot house with an interior steering station to starboard followed by the navigation station. To port is a pilot berth. Aft of the berth and navigation station is the companionway to the cockpit.

Vessel has a total of 5 berths consisting of a queen berth forward, two single berths in the salon and a single sized pilot berth. All cushions are typical foam padding. All interior upholstery is in good condition.

The interior joinery is teak laminate bulkheads and a teak with holly inlay plank sole. The vessel has 8 opening port lights and 2 opening hatches. All hatches and port lights  seal correctly. All teak joinery varnish is excellent quality.

Sails and rigging

  • Type of Rig: The vessel is a masthead cutter rig with stainless steel 1×19 wire stays and shrouds supporting the mast via a single set of spreaders.
  • Mast(s)/Booms: Main mast is aluminum, keel stepped. Main boom is set up for a loose footed sail. A sail stack pack and lazy jacks are attached to the boom and mast for ease in raising and lowering the mainsail.
  • Running Rigging: The running rigging consists of all necessary halyards, furling lines, sheets and topping lifts appropriate for the vessel’s sail plan. All lines appear to be in very good to new condition. Jib and main halyards are adjusted at the mast. All control lines are run back to the cockpit for short-handed sailing.
  • Standing Rigging: Stays and shrouds are stainless steel 1×19 wire. The forestay and staysail stay have roller furlers.
  • Winches and blocks: 6 winches total. The cockpit has 2 Lewmar 44 two speed primaries and two Lemar 26 secondary winches. The mast has a Lewmar 26 winch on each side of the mast. All other blocks, shackles and equipment for sailing using the jib, staysail and main are present and serviceable.
  • Inventory of Sails and Condition: Main sail and asymmetrical spinnaker are 5 years old and the staysail and headsail are 10 years old. All sails are reported to be in good condition.

Navigation and electronics

  • Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF
  • Icom 802 SSB
  • ComNav 2001 Autopilot
  • Garmin 3210 Chartplotter
  • Garmin Radar
  • Autohelm Depth sounder
  • Autohelm Knot meter
  • Autohelm Wind Indicator
  • 2 Richie Compass
  • JVC Stereo
  • Samsung 14 inch Television


  • Engine: Engine is mounted under the pilot house sole on four engine mounts and aligned fore/aft on the centerline. Racor filters. The engine has a dedicated kill switch at both the interior and exterior helm.
  • Generator: “Next Gen” diesel, 3KW power, 142 hrs. Located in a custom designed compartment within the starboard cockpit locker.
  • Gauges lights and alarms: Engine instrument panel is located at the interior helm. Vessel is equipped with multiple bilge alarms.
  • Transmission Manufacturer/Model: Hurst.
  • Blowers, Heating/Cooling Air Conditioning/Heat: Interior temperature of the vessel is controlled via opening hatches, port lights and 16,000 btu air conditioning system (also a heat pump providing heating as well as cooling). Vessel is equipped with a Dickerson diesel cabin heater.
  • Exhaust Lines and Mufflers: Vessel uses a wet exhaust with lift muffler at the back of the engine.
  • Propellers, Blades, Bearings: Vessel is equipped with a stuffing box and 3 blade fixed propeller.
  • Bilge Pumps: Primary is 600 gph electric pump located under the companionway sole. Vessel is equipped with both a secondary bilge 21,000gph pump and “y” valves that allow the washdown pump to be used as an emergency bilge pump. Automatic float switch was not observed but reported to be present.
  • Steering: The vessel steering is via either interior helm or cockpit wheel.
  • Water heater: 10- gallon water heater on board.
  • Water maker: 17 liter/hr HRO systems watermaker. Owner reports the system
    is set up to automatically backflush every week eliminating the need to pickle the system.
  • Head Compartment: Equipped with a Marine Elegance Seawater/fresh water electric toilet. Has one shower in the head.


  • Auxiliary Batteries and Voltage: 2 4D AGM batteries for the house bank and 1 group 27 AGM battery for the starting bank. All batteries are secured in custom battery boxes inside the port cockpit locker.
  • Battery Protectors: Battery bank switch is located at the interior helm. Circuits are protected by individual breakers on the electrical panel also located at the interior helm. There is a diverter which directs any high voltage charging, above the set point, into the hot water tank protecting against any regulator failure.There is also a battery combiner which automatically separates starting and house batteries upon engine shut down.
  • AC Wiring Specifications and Locations (110):  AC system consists of a 30-amp shore power connection that goes to a single 30amp AC main breaker with polarity indicator. The AC feed goes to a house/Shore Power panel then to the AC main breaker with polarity indicator.
  • Circuit Protection: Individual circuits are protected by dedicated breakers for each lighting system or piece of equipment.
  • Inverter/battery charger:  Heart 3000 pure sine wave inverter/battery charger. Separate, back up 30 amp smart Battery Charger installed.
  • Power generation: 350 watts of solar power controlled by a 15-amp MPPT controller. Equipped with a KISS wind generator.
  • 50 watts of new solar panels
  • Kiss Wind generator
  • Other: equipped with a galvanic isolator and power diverter.


  • Refrigeration: top loading refrigerator/freezer, built with custom fit vacuum panels. The interior is space age plastic welded in place. Both refrigerator and freezer have their own Cold Blue compressor system.
  • Range/Stove: 3-burner stove/range.
  • Sink: Double SS
  • Fresh water dock side filtering system with UV light


  • 2 Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • 1 Fixed Fire Extinguisher
  • 6 PFD
  • 1 Throwable PFD
  • Flares
  • Navigational lights (Anchor, Steaming, Running)
  • Horn
  • Watch Commander alarm system
  • Trash Disposal Card
  • Oil Discharge Placard

Additional equipment

  • Various pumps, spare filters and zincs
  • Magna rail mounted BBQ
  • 12 volt Hooka rig
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