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1979 38 (ft.) SHANNON 38 Ketch

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 115471

Bahamas, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
38 Ketch
38 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

Shannon quality and seakindliness is legendary, and this boat will make the smart buyer a stout bluewater cruiser.  Dovolina was repowered in 2007 with a Yanmar 54hp engine and is well equipped for cruising.



Dovolina is currently located in Man O War Cay, Bahamas. She developed a leak when the supply tube fitting on the dripless stuffing box failed and took on water above the floorboard, but below any point of water intrusion in the engine.  An insurance claim was made, damage survey prepared, and all repairs competed except for refinishing the interior joinerwork near the cabin sole.

See photos showing the water damage on the full specs.

Seller has health issues and is not up to the task of refinishing the woodwork.  Consequently He has priced the boat to sell very quickly.    


Builder/Designer Builder: Shannon Designer: W. Schultz Dimensions LOA: 38' LWL: 30' 10" Beam: 11' 6" Displacement: 18,500 Draft: 5' Ballast: 6,400 Engines Engine(s): Yanmar Engine(s) HP: 54 HP Engine Model: 4JHE4E  New in 2007 with instrument panel, new trans, dripless shaftlog, and exhaust Tankage Fuel: 65 Gal Water: 120 Gal Holding: Yes
Additional Information
Accommodations "DOVOLENA" has a custom treak interior with added storage lockers and shelves, modified drop leaf table, etc. Beginning forward is a large V-berth with drawers and storage lockers thoughout. Aft and to starboard is the head/shower compartment with vanity and sink. Opposite to port is hanging locker and drawer stowage. Next is the salon with bench settee to port and starboard. Stowage under and outboard of the cushions. The U-shaped galley is to starboard, opposite is the forward facing chart table, followed by a quaterberth. Teak and holly sole throughout, (12)opening bronze portlights, (2)large Bomar deck hatches and (4)dorades provide excellent ventilation and air flow. Clock and barometer, (4)12 volt fans, (6)oil lamps throughout the boat. Force 10 cabin heater w/quartz igniter. Galley The U-shaped galley has twin s/s sinks, very ample storage for extended passagemaking, 9cu/ft refrigeration box with Adler Barbour Cold Machine, manual and pressure water systems. A very sea kindly galley for meal preparation while underway or at anchor. Hillarange 3-burner stove w/oven Adler Barbour Cold Machine refrigeration Sea Gull II water filtration system Marinetics LPG solenoid shut-off Double s/s sinks Manual galley pump Ice box pump (2) #13lb LPG bottles Electronics The Datamarine instruments are mounted on the starboard side bulkhead in the cockpit, radar scanner is gimble mounted on the mizzen mast. Furuno 1620 MKII radar Kenwood KDC AM/FM/CD player Icom M-710 SSB w/M-120 autotuner Icom IC M45 VHF radio, remote cockpit speaker Apelco DXL6300 loran Autohelm 3000 autopilot Electrical & Mechanical (4)batteries supply the house and a dedicated engine start battery. AirX wind generator is mounted on the mizzen mast below the radar and was new in 2007, need new bladesd. Marine Air 16k Btu a/c system, reverse cycle. Dual 110 volt 30 amp shore service, (2)50' shore cords. (2)GP 27 batteries (2)GP 27 batteries (1)GP 27 engine start battery Racor fuel/water separator Marinetics AC/DC distribution panel (2) 110 VAC 30 amp inlets International running and navigation lights AirX wind generator w/regulator and meter (needs new blades) Newmar 50 amp battery charger 12 volt outlet in cockpit TV/telephone inlet Rotary battery selector switch Sails and Sail Handling Twin headsail rigged ketch, dual headstays, single spreader aluminum spars, dual downwind poles. Staylocks installed on standing rigging as needed. Harken furling headsail system, mainsheet traveler. P&S flag halyards, spreader lights, foredeck light,lightning dissapator on main mast. Mainsail, 2 sets of reef points #1 genoa #2 genoa Club footed staysail Mizzen sail, two sets of reef ponts Drifter headsail Dacron braided running rigging Running backstays on mizzen mast Insulated backstay for SSB Barient #28ST primary winches Barient #21 secondary winches Barient #23 ST mainsheet winch Barient #10 mizzen halyd/sheet winch Barient #21 main halyard winch (2)Barient #21 genoa halyard winch Barient #10 staysail halyard winch Barient #10 reefing winch Barient #10 mizzen reefing winch Hull and Deck Solid fiberglass hull with modified full keel, cutaway forefoot, and skeg hung rudder. The fiberglass deck is thoughbolted to the internal flange of the hull, affording the strongest hull to deck marriage in the industry. Teak toerail, handrails and cockpit coamings maintain the traditional look that Shannons are known for. Full canvas included dodger, bimini and connecting panel, side curtains, hatch and dorade box covers.  Edson steering pedestal Ritchie Globemaster compass Simpson Tiger 555 2-speed manual windlass #45 CQR anchor, chain & rode 35# Delta anchor, chain and rode Fortress anchor, chain & rode Lifesling Flat nylon webbing jackline Avon 6-man liferaft AB RIB dinghy 3.5 hp Tohatsu outboard Dual lifelines with s/s stanchions Welded s/s bow pulpit, stern rain Folding teak cockpit table, drink caddy USCG safety equipment
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.
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