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1985 Shannon yachts Cutter Cruising Sail Yacht

** SOLD **

  • $279,000 USD
  • Willy McCormickCPYB
  • Sold
  • Used
  • Cruiser Racer Sailboats
  • 1985
  • Shannon yachts
  • Cutter Cruising Sail Yacht
  • Fernandina Beach, Florida, US
  • Sail
  • 43ft / 13.11 m
  • 13ft 5in / 4.09 m
  • Yanmar
  • Diesel 4jh3
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2010-12-07
  • 2014-10-06
  • 1569149

Gorgeous, mirror like Flag Blue Hull paint, January, 2012 is only one of Many reasons that you MUST see this excellent Shannon 43 in Fernandina Beach.

A close look at the listing reveals that SHANNON GLYN is substantially better than others that are newer and /or over a $100,000 more ! Use your travel time wisely…. Come see SHANNON GLYN SOON !!!!


Ballast: 10500
Displacement: 27500


Total Power: 76


Fuel: 105
Fresh Water: 200


As one of the World’s Premier sailboat builders Shannon Yachts needs little introduction. It is a given that any Shannon was built to the highest standards on day one. Many have done circumnavigations and it is normal to find them in almost any foreign port that cruising sailors visit. SHANNON GLYN sailed to the Caribbean immediately after being launched beginning an interesting career with her owners. The current owner put her through a rigorous refit when he first acquired her in the mid 90’s and again in 2006 just before retiring and commencing a long awaited “Cruising life”. As you study the listing, you will see that SHANNON GLYN has received proper care and maintenance over the years and stands ready to continue the adventurous journey that she was built for back in 1985.

Vessel Walkthrough

This is the aft cockpit, Cutter rigged, two stateroom version of the Shannon 43. Going below from the aft cockpit, we find the aft stateroom to port with ensuite head, to starboard is the nav station with the galley next forward on the starboard side. To post there is a midships settee with a dinette immediately across on starboard. Continuing forward there is access to the forward stateroom with head to starboard and a v berth with storage under. Engine access can be found under the steps to the aft cockpit. Throughout the interior you will find lockers, drawers and storage areas that allow the cruising sailor to properly show the necessities of this cruising lifestyle.

Main Saloon

  • SHANNON GLYN has the traditional teak interior with teak and holly cabin sole. All surfaces have been refinished w/Cetol, using satin finish on the bulkheads & gloss on the trim, moldings & fiddles
  • New cushions in 2006
  • Teak drop leaf table seats 8
  • Custom wine cellar, portside
  • Sony stereo/CD/IPod docking station: 4- Acoustic Research speakers in main salon, 2-Speakers in the other 2 cabins, 2- Polyplanar speakers in the cockpit 2006
  • Bronze opening ports
  • Multiple drawers and shelves.
  • Starboard settee has filler to become berth


  • Great Offshore galley with Corian countertops and teak fiddles
  • Force 10 3 burner gimbaled stove w/oven (new in 2006)
  • 2 Aluminum propane tanks
  • New regulator and propane plumbing (2006)
  • Refrigeration: dual system: Engine driven w/ Seafrost compressor, 2 volt DC Seafrost system runs off batteries (new in 2006 )
  • Refrigerator boxes were re-insulated in 2007, for 2x the efficiency. Dual system allows for very little engine time needed as the solar & wind powered charging systems keep batteries charged most of the time.
  • Seafrost digital thermostat (new in 2007) for max efficiency
  • Double s/s sinks
  • Fresh water foot pumps at all sinks
  • Galley sink has filtered water system
  • 6 gallon hot water heater (new in 2006 )
  • High quality tableware and nesting s/s pots and pans

Master Stateroom

  • Double berth
  • Ensuite head and shower
  • Bronze opening port
  • Hanging locker
  • Reading lights


  • Molded in diamond pattern non-skid
  • Comfortable cockpit for sailing or dining
  • 12volt Ideal windlass rebuilt in 2008
  • Teak bowsprit set up for two anchors
  • 66lb Bulwagga anchor w/350’ of 5/16” chain
  • Fortress anchor w/ 350’ ¾” rode
  • Salt water washdown
  • Double lifelines and stainless stern and bow pulpits
  • 2 cockpit tables (one oversized)
  • Freshwater shower in cockpit
  • Swim ladder midship
  • Davit for lifting outboard
  • 4 Dorade vents
  • Oversized cleats
  • All new Sunbrella “Toast’ canvas in 2007 - Dodger, bimini, hatch covers, binnacle cover, open weave mesh sunshades around the cockpit, cockpit cushions
  • All SS Life lines replaced in 2009 ($1,200)
  • 11’ Apex Lite RBI 2006
  • 9.9 hp Yamaha 4 stroke 2006
  • Hull and topsides Awl gripped 2004
  • Deck and cabin house repainted 2008

Electronics And Helm

  • Garmin 2006C GPS/color chart Plotter at Nav station 2004
  • Garmin 2206C GPS/color chart plotter in cockpit 2007
  • Simrad 300X Autopilotnew controller in 2008
  • VHF radio at Nav station and in cockpit
  • AIS system installed 2008
  • AIS is interfaced with VHF and Garmin 2206C
  • Raytheon Depth sounder 2004
  • Raytheon Knot/log 2004
  • Raytheon Wind speed and AWI 2004
  • ICOM M810 SSB 2004


  • Custom 110volt and 12 volt electrical panels
  • 8- 110 amp AGM batteries, new in 2006 (4 for House, 2 for engine, and 2 for “backup”)
  • 90 amp alternator 2008
  • 2-Kyocera 130W solar panels with solar pro CC20 monitor/regulator 2006 - Approximately 14 amps per hour on sunny day
  • Prosine 2000W inverter/battery charger 2008
  • Airex Marine 400W wind generator 2006
  • 30 Amp shore power service
  • 2-50’ shore power cords
  • 6- 110volt AC outlets
  • Bonding system for rig and thru hulls

Engine Details & Mechanical Equipment

  • Yanmar 76hp turbo diesel installed new in 2004
  • Included new : shaft, prop ,engine beds, mounts, oversized exhaust system
  • New Max prop 2008 older 3 blade is now spare prop
  • 3 new aluminum fuel tanks and fuel lines new in 2006
  • 3 s/s water tanks
  • Isolator valves on all tanks
  • Tank tender system 2008
  • Halon Fire suppression system in engine room
  • Edson pedestal chain and cable steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • High capacity bilge pump with high wWhale gusher manual bilge pump
  • Copper tube plumbing for water lines
  • 2 heads with y-valves and holding tank
  • Reverse cycle Air conditioning by MarineAir 2004

Sails And Rigging

  • Cutter rigged with keel stepped mast
  • S/S Rod rigging with Navtec turnbuckles
  • All rod rigging inspected, reheaded or replaced where necessary, new turnbuckle and eyes, June 2009
  • Chain plates have been routinely inspected some have been replaced
  • Mast and boom repainted December 2009
  • Twin headstays and backstays
  • Lewmar 58 CEST 12 volt electric primary winches New in 2006
  • Spinnaker Halyard
  • 2-spare halyards
  • All running rigging is 3 years or less old


  • UK fully battened main with Harken battcars, lazy jacks and 2 reef points December 2006
  • UK 110% Genoa December 2006
  • Harken Mark IV roller furling unit 2009
  • Staysail on Harken roller furler
  • Storm trysail with separate track on mainmast

Safety Gear

  • Engine room fire suppression system
  • USCG approved life jackets: 6 adult, 2 children’s
  • Winslow 6 person, offshore life raft w/ emergency provisions. Complete Flares kit (all in date)
  • ARC 406 EPIRB
  • 4 SOS, suspenders-type safety harnesses
  • 2 heavy duty, strap-type jack lines for offshore work
  • Inspected and repacked April 2010


Spare parts - the hidden expense! Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to solve a small problem offshore due to a missing $5 part and watching it grow into a huge problem right in front of your eyes!
SHANNON GLYN, having the benefit of an experienced Owner, has a more than ample supply of necessary spares. From engine belts, oil filters, racor filters, head rebuild kits, a spare alternator, spare prop, and the list goes on. You’ll be able to remain self sufficient for a long time. Purchasing at your convenience, to replace the spares you use, instead of running around some island trying to find that one special piece. This will prove to be an enormous value in time saved as well as money.
SHANNON GLYN also comes with a full set of factory blueprints and manuals as well as manuals and receipts for all equipment installed by this owner.

Detailed Brokers Comments

Full Disclosure: This listing Broker has done over 50,000 offshore miles on Shannons. I cannot be objective. I’ve had some great passages and some that were a bit of “work”, but I’ve never been let down in a rough situation by a Shannon. SHANNON GLYN will give you great performance, security at sea, serenity in the anchorage and the best time of your life. As you cruise the world, you’ll run into other Shannon owners and find out what it means to be one of the Shannon family. This one passes the “Test” when you row away from it in the anchorage, you’ll look back and smile… because you know you love her Call me anytime to arrange your showing on this fine cruising sailboat.

September, 2011

  • Fresh, mirror like, Flag blue topsides
  • Platinum leaf used for name on transom
  • House and cockpit surround received fresh paint
  • Porthole trim rings ( 14) professionally polished and clear coated
  • New Bow pulpit
  • 4 new Vetus stainless cowl vents
  • Minimum 2 coats of Red Sea Hawk Island 44 bottom paint
  • All exterior teak refinished
  • All new starboard stanchions and lifelines
  • Starboard uppers, lowers and intermediate stays replaced with new
  • 4 new Vetus stainless cowl vents
  • Minimum 2 coats of Red Sea Hawk Island 44 bottom paint
  • All exterior teak refinished
  • All new starboard stanchions and lifelines
  • Starboard uppers, lowers and intermediate stays replaced with new

Mid-November departs for Abacos, returning to West Palm Beach around early January

New In 2012

  • Brand new Xantrex/Freedom 2000 SW (sine wave) Inverter/Charger with remote control panel. $3,000 installed
  • New Blue Sky Solar Controller.  $395 installed.


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.

For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994