1983 Shannon 50 located in Florida for sale

56' Shannon 50


Description: Every once and a while a boat comes along that’s truly a “Sail Away” boat. CELEBRATION is just that boat. The owner spent years refitting mega yachts as a profession. He began an extensive refit to CELEBRATION the day he bought her.

The current owner is the third owner and in 1994 he bought CELEBRATION and immediately took her to Quality Yachts in Tiverton RI to begin the refit. The boat was completely disassembled; every piece of metal came off the boat and was cleaned or replaced and re-bedded. The entire boat was rewired, tanks were repaired and/or replaced, spars removed cleaned and painted, hull peeled, all thru hulls replaced with new roller furling, an electric bow thruster added, the hull painted, sails replaced, electric distribution panels were replaced and they went sailing.

In 2003/04 all teak was replaced, cap rail, cockpit coamings, sail tracks, teak strips on hatches, hatches all cleaned and re-bedded, capstan rebuilt. In 2007 the entire boat was re-plumbed, all new instruments added, 2 VHF radios were replaced, air horn added, along with davits, RIB and outboard. The beautiful hand laid porcelain tile was added in both heads. Along the way the refrigeration system was converted to 110v, a new compressor installed in 2012, and an 8Kw generator was added. The entire boat is air conditioned with two 16,000 BTU units installed in 2010/11 and, for the cold nights, an Espar heater with plenty of power to take the chill off was installed. All batteries are just two years old. When I walked through the boat for the first time I was very impressed, right down to the storage on board that has all been modified and relined with cedar for the over the top custom treatment.

You owe it to yourself to inspect this vessel if you are a serious cruiser, this one won’t disappoint!

Equipment: Nav Station and Electronics

Custom removable seat with locker for better access to engine
New electric distribution panels
Garmin 4210 chart plotter
Two VHF radios (1994 and 2007) - one in cockpit, one at navigation station

Garmin 4210 chart plotter (nav station)
Garmin 4212 chart plotter (cockpit)
Garmin TDX depth, speed, temperature
Garmin weather
Garmin radar, 18 mile (2010)
Simrad AP 24 autopilot with remote (2010)
Simrad sailing instruments, speed, depth, wind (2010)
NMEA 2000 back bone
Datamarine depthsounder
Northstar GPS


Northern Lights 8 kw generator, 18 hp, 2000, 1014 hours
3000 W inverter/charger Magnum
200 ah house alternator
Dedicated AC and DC panels
House battery 800 ah (two years old)
Engine start battery with charger (two years old)
Generator start battery with charger (two years old)
Bow thruster battery with charger (two years old)
2 – 30 amp shore connections
110v and 12v outlets throughout

Engine and Mechanical

Perkins 4-236 80 hp diesel
Luke feathering propeller
Tides shaft seal
Vetus 7.5 kw bow thruster
Hydraulic centerboard
Water jacketed exhaust riser
Shaft brake
Twin Racor 900
Independent feed from 4 fuel tanks
Crossover manifold
Fuel recirculating pump
Water, Parflex semi rigid tube x manifold
Two Shurflow supply pumps
2 16,000 BTU air conditioning units
Two zone pressure hot and cold water
Espar 30,000 BTU heater
Spectra watermaker, Catalina 300, 12.5 gph, unit pickled
2 manual bilge pumps
Electric bilge pumps
Spare equipment and parts
Manuals (6 volumes), schematics

Hull and Deck

Midship and aft companionways, split cockpit
Nilsson 3000 windlass with hand EMG 3/8 BBB.
Spare gypsy
Edson helm
Avon dinghy 10’4” RIB, 2007 (HIN: AVB966CRA909)
Yamaha 15 hp MSHD, 2005
9’ Dyer Dhow sailing dinghy, 1980
Large organized storage under cockpit seating
2 propane canisters in hatch in cockpit
Boarding ladder

Rigging and Sails

Ketch rig with staysail
Spinnaker pole
Rod rigging
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjusters
New running rigging 2012
Rigid boom vang
Stainless steel 1¼” track
Staysail and mizzen sheet systems upgraded


All sails show very little wear
Furlex roller furling genoa, 130%
Roller furling staysail
Cruising spinnaker
Mizzen staysail

Revere liferaft in canister
Kallenberg air horns, dual trumpet
(4) Fire extinguishers


Refit and new paint (hull and spars) 2011
Refit and new tankage 1994
New engine 1994
Boat completely disassembled (1994)
New centerboard lift structure
Deck wood replaced (2003)
Hatches rebuilt (2003)

Location: Saint Augustine, Florida
843 814 9924


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