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Motorsailers/High Power Sailboats built by Shannon Boat Company
Shannon 38HPS Shannon 53 HPS Shannon 58 HPS
Shannon 38 HPS

The 38 HPS is not a traditional motorsailer, but a bold departure from conventional sailboats. With an inside helm and high stability hull, the
38 HPS is extremely fast, ocean ready, and comfortable for long distance passages. read more>

Shannon 53/55 HPS

A new solution to the traditional motorsailer, the 53/55 HPS sails away from conventional cruising sailboats and powers past conventional displacement trawlers. It is the ultimate yacht for living aboard comfortably with the proper balance between sail and power for safe offshore passagemaking and unlimited coastal cruising. read more>

Shannon 57/595 HPS

The new Shannon 57/595 HPS is an extended version of the highly successful Shannon 53/55 HPS. In response to customer feedback for more on-deck space, Walt Schulz revisited his original design and the new Shannon 57/595 HPS has all the positive attributes of the Shannon 53/55 HPS in a slightly larger hull form. read more>