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1979 Shannon 38

Charleston, South Carolina, United States


Designed with offshore passage-making in mind, the Shannon 38 is a classic cruiser with a wonderful reputation for quality. 

Interior refits make this boat unique with the elimination of a navigation station in favor of additional storage, counter-top work space, and upgraded drawer refrigeration. 

NELLE is a blue water boat with a great pedigree, and she is ready for a new owner to take her cruising.

* New Standing Rigging 2016


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: US$69,500
Boat Name: NELLE
Make: Shannon
Model: 38
Year: 1979
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 38 ft
Waterline Length: 30'10 ft
Beam: 11'6 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 18,500 lb
Ballast: 6,400 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Model: 4-107
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 65
Fuel Tank Capacity: |
Water Tanks: 120
Water Tank Capacity: |


Boat Class: Cruisers

Deck and Hull

New Standing Rigging

Avon 6-man Liferaft

MAXWELL 1500 Electric Anchor Windlass with Controls at Bow & Cockpit

Teak Cockpit Table 

Edson Pedestal 

Ritchie Globemaster Compass

(1) CQR Anchor

(1) Danforth Anchor

Stainless Bow Pulpit  & Stern Pulpit

Stainless Dodger, Bimini, and Full Cockpit Enclosure Frames


Reverse-Cycle Heat & Air Conditioning

Weems & Plath Clock & Barometer

Force 10 Cabin Heater

Custom Dining Table

(12) Bronze, Opening Portlights

(2) Large Hatches

Entering "NELLE"'s companionway, the L-shaped galley is to starboard, with additional workspace and the refrigerator to port. The Shannon 38 was built with a navigation station to the port side at the companionway, but this boat has been reconfigured to convert the navigation station space to additional counter space, new refrigeration, and storage. 

Forward of the galley, settees sit to port and starboard with a custom dining table mounted to the galley bulkhead. This allows for an open feel in the salon, with more space to move about when the table is stowed away. 

Plentiful storage is found in cabinetry and bookshelves above both settees, with additional storage underneath the seating.

Moving forward of the salon, the large wet head is to starboard prior to reaching the v-berth. 

The v-berth is spacious, with storage cabinetry, drawers, and a hanging locker. 


Datamarine Corinthian Wind Instrument

Datamarine Corinthian Knotmeter

Garmin GHC 10 Autopilot


Vitrifrigo Drawer Refrigeration


Vitrifrigo Ice Maker

Dickinson Marine Mediterranean 3-Burner Propane Stove & Oven

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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