1985 Shannon 38 Ketch located in Massachusetts for sale

37'9"' Shannon 38 Ketch


Description: SooLoo is a good example of this esteemed offshore cruiser with a sea-kindly hull form, and a versatile staysail ketch rig for all conditions. She is easy to sail short handed, won't snag any lobster pots, and ideal for a cruising couple that prefers classic elegance over contemporary veneers.
Great Value For This Model.
Hand laid-up one piece solid fiberglass hull
Original white gelcoat, brown boot-top, blue bottom.
Fiberglass with cored deck and cabin trunk.
All bulkheads and lockers tabbed to the hull
Shannon-designed raised diamond pattern non-skid beige and white deck.
Full keel with encapsulated lead ballast of 6,500 lbs.
Cutaway forefoot, attached fiberglass rudder, propeller protected in aperture.
Edson cable to quadrant pedestal wheel steering with brake, guard and controls.
Self-bailing cockpit.

NOTE: In 2007-2008, SOOLOO was returned to the Shannon Boat Company for a refit and restoration of all her systems. This work included removal and rebedding of all toerails, rubrails, new undersole plywood beneath the cabin soles, new batteries, and much more. When completed, Shannon Boat Company signed a Remanufactured to New Certificate.

Equipment: GALLEY
large, secure U-shaped galley
double S/S sinks,
three burner gimballed propane Hillerange stove with oven,
Seafrost engine-driven and 110V refrigeration,
hot and cold pressure water,
6 gallon H/W heater, 2008
hand pump w/ y-valves for pumping sea water, fresh water, and draining icebox
wine rack, dishes, and numerous lockers and bins.
Counters are laminated butcher block.
Perkins 4-108 diesel, 50 hp, 4 cyl., FWC, with 776 hours as reported on hour meter. Rebuilt in 2008.
Hurth transmission.
1 S/S shaft.
3 bladed 14x19 RH Bronze prop.
Perko sea strainer.
Partially sound-insulated engine compartment.
12V/110V electrical systems.
4-12V gelcell batteries; 1-12V wet start battery.
Marinetics AC-DC circuit breaker panels.
Link 2000R Heart inverter with Xantrex regulator.
2009 100 amp Powermax high output alternator.
2008 6 gallon hot water heater (also off engine).
Shore power cord.
40 amp True Charger.
Loud-Hailer and fog horn.
ICOM M506 VFH and M802 SSB radio (SSB antenna not connected).
ICOM Commander Remote mic for cockpit.
KVH 103 digital compass.
Datamarine depthsounder, wind direction, and knotlog (wind speed is erratic).
Sailor RDF (old, not used).
Furuno network hub, Furuno UHD radar dome, Navnet Radar-GPS (MD8) at helm and below (MD12) on swivel.
Raymarine ST70 below-decks autopilot, SPX 30 Smartpilot corepack, type 2 linear drive, new tiller arm 2011.
Fusion stereo with Bose speakers.
Ritchie binnacle compass.
SooLoo features a staysail ketch rig. Main mast is keel stepped. Standing rigging replaced in 2014.
1985 Thurston fully-battened mainsail.
1985 Thurston mizzen, main, 150 genoa, staysail, yankee
Harken roller furler on genoa and yankee.
Two Barient #27 S.T. sheet winches.
Barient #19 self-tailing main halyard winch and sheet winch; one Barient #21 sheet winch.
Two Barient #18 halyard winches.
Barient #10 halyard winch.
Quick release lever on staysail
new standing rigging 2014. Original rod rigging replaced with SS wire. Twin headstays converted to single stay
Main mast has steps (spars need repainting).
Mainsheet traveller, forward of companionway.
Dacron running rigging.
Ground Tackle:
44 lb Rocna anchor with 30chain and approximately 200nylon rode.
20 HT Danforth secondary anchor
2008 Lewmar dual action windlass
Two Hawse pipes and dual chambers in chain locker.
Bow sprit with twin rollers

Deck General:
Varnished teak exterior trim in cockpit; natural teak toerails, handrails and bowsprit.
12 Bronze opening ports with screens.
4 cowl vents on teak dorade boxes
2 large opening deck hatches
S/S stern davits
Double S/S bow and stern pulpits.
Double lifelines using S/S wire, with port and starboard gates.

Tan Dodger, 2004, by Bear Paws.
Tan sail covers, approximately 2004.
Cockpit awning
Helm cover
Winch covers

Edson wheel steering, with emergency tiller
Teak cockpit table and drink holder mounted on pedestal guard
White cockpit cushions
Manual bilge pump (needs repair)
Teak outboard bracket
White lifering
Teak screens for companionway
4 cockpit storage compartments in combing
Propane locker under helm seat with twin 10lb. LPG tanks

Location: Salem, Massachusetts


Click on any thumbnail below for a larger photograph, or View All Photographs Inline

The URL for this page is

This Shannon 38 Ketch Added 17-Jul-2019

Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image Shannon 38 Ketch Click to launch Larger Image


Alden | Allied | Allmand | Alubat | Amel | Baltic Yachts | Bavaria | Bayfield | Beneteau | Bristol | Bruce Roberts | Cabo Rico | Cal | Camper & Nicholson | Canadian Sailcraft | Cape Dory | Capital Yachts | Catalina | CE Ryder | C&C | Cheoy Lee | Columbia | Com-pac | Corbin | Coronado | Corsair | CSY | Downeaster | Dufour | Elan | Endeavour | Ericson | Flying Scot | Formosa | Fountaine Pajot | Freedom | Gemini | General Boats | Gozzard | Gulfstar | Hake / Seaward | Hallberg Rassy | Hans Christian | Hanse | Hardin | Hobie | Hinckley | Hinterhoeller | Hunter | Hutchins | Hylas | Irwin | Island Packet | Islander | Jeanneau | Jensen | J Boats | Kelly Peterson | Lagoon | Lancer | Macgregor | Melges | Merit | Moody | Morgan | Nacra | Nauticat | Nautitech | Nor'Sea | O'Day | Pacific Seacraft | Passport | PDQ | Pearson | Performance Cruising | Precision | Privilege | Prout | Ranger | Robertson and Caine | S2 | Sabre | San Juan | Seafarer | Seidelmann | Shannon | Skookum | Slocum | Southern Cross | Soverel | Sparkman & Stephens | Tanzer | Tartan | Ta shing | Tayana | Valiant | Vanguard | Voyage | Watkins | Wauquiez | Wellington | Westerly | West Wight Potter | Westsail | WD Schock | Wharram | Whitby | X-Yachts
Show all sailboats for sale under: 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 70 80 (feet LOA) | Multihulls: Catamarans Trimarans