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1984 Shannon Ketch

Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States


SVOBODA is fine example of a Shannon 38 Ketch and has proven offshore experience with her current owners. She was repowered in 2009 with a YANMAR 4JH4AE which has only 50 hrs as of July 2014.  Owner has lightly used the boat in the last 2 seasons.  New bottom paint 2016, sails are in good condition.  She is well found and ready for her next adventure.  The boat is currently on the hard in Newburyport and is easy to show.  Go to specs to view full listing or call today to inquire about this beautiful Shannon 38'.



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: $84,900
Boat Name: SVOBODA
Make: Shannon
Model: Ketch
Year: 1984
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: NHN380920384
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 45 ft
Length Of Deck: 37'10 ft
Waterline Length: 30 ft
Beam: 11'6 ft
Min Draft: 5.75 ft
Displacement: 18,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 51 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: YANMAR
  • Model: 4JH4AE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 56hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 50


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 35 gal
Holding Tank Material: Stainless Steel


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Ketch, Cruisers

  • V-Berth w/3 built in cabinets port & stbd and hanging locker
  • Head - accessible from salon & v-berth, Marine Head, S/S Sink, Handheld Shower, Full length S/S Mirror, Pressurized Hot & Cold Fresh Water
  • Salon w/Drop-leaf Table, Port & Stbd Settees with Storage behind - also pull out to berths, Built-in Cabinets w/louvered Doors, Bookshelf & Entertainment Center
  • Wet Locker


  • 3-Burner Propane stove w/Oven & Broiler
  • 12-volt Refrigeration
  • Built-in Spice Rack
  • S/S Sink w/Pressurized Hot & Cold Water
  • Pressurized Sea Water
  • Ample Storage
Engine & Mechanical
  • YANMAR 4JH4AE - 56 hp (50 hrs as of 7/14)
  • KM35P Transmission (2.3:1 reduction)
  • Dual RACOR Fuel Filter System
Electronics & Navigation

At the Helm:

  • GARMIN GPSMAP 546 Chartplotter
  • ICOM IC-M422 VHF w/DSC & Hailer
  • Autopilot control/display module
  • RITCHIE Compass

At the Nav Station: (* These two radios share an antenna tuner to load the backstay as an antenna. Radio in use is selected via an A/B antenna switch located behind the eletrical panel adjacent to the Nav station.)

  • ICOM IC-706 MKIIG HF VHF/UHF (Amatuer Transceiver)*
  • ICOM IC-M700 HF Marine SSB*
  • ICOM IC-M100 VHF
  • GARMIN GPS 152
  • FURUNO 1621 Radar
  • C.A.R.D. Collision Avoidance Radar Detector
  • ACR Satellite 406 MHz EPIRB
  • 2-channel VHF AIS Receiver

12V DC:

  • House Batteries - 4 Group 31 (new 2014)
  • Starting Battery - 1 Lead Acid 1050 MCA
  • FREEDOM 30 Amp Charger/Inverter (Installed & original)
  • 1500 watt NEAR-SINE Inverter (Free standing)
  • 100 amp alternator
  • XANTRAX Link 2000R Battery Monitor
  • Battery Switch

110V AC:

  • Thirty Amp Shore Power Inlet
  • Transfer Switch
  • Distribution Panel
  • Hot Water Heater
Sails & Rigging

Two suits:

  • Original to Boat: Main, Mizzen, 135% Genoa, 100% Working Jib, Staysail, Mizzen Staysail. Headsails and staysail fitted with foam luffs and bolt rope to fit roller furling/reefing.
  • New in 2003: Main, Mizzen, 120% Genoa, Staysail, Cruising Spinnaker. Genoa and staysail fitted with foam luffs and bolt rope to fit roller furling/reefing. Main and Mizzen are fully battened and fitted with sail covers to match boats canvas.
  • Both Masts fitted with ANTAL Sail Tracks
  • Both Mains & Mizzens fitted with ANTAL Slides
  • Main Mast fitted with 5 Halyards: 1 Main, 2 Headsails, 1 Staysail & 1 Gennaker
  • Mizzen Mast fitted with 2 halyards: 1 Mizzen & 1 Mizzen Staysail

Cockpit Winches:

  • 3 LEWMAR 30 Self-tailing
  • 1 LEWMAR 30
  • 2 LEWMAR 43 Self-tailing
  • 45# CQR Anchor (plow type) w/200' 5/16" HT Chain + 100'-5/8" three-strand rode
  • 27# Danforth Anchor w/50' 5/16" HT Chain + 200' 5/8 three strand rode
  • 23# Fortress (disassembled in port cockpit locker)
  • IDEAL Vertical Axis Windlass w/rope-chain gypsy
  • Pressurized Salt Water Washdown @ Bow
  • Pressurized Hot & Cold Water in Cockpit
  • Anchor Snubber
  • Anchor Ball
  • Steaming Cone
  • FAIRCLOUGH Winter Cover (Mast up or down)
Safety Equipment
  • 4-Person AVON Liferaft
  • "MOM 8" Man Overboard Recovery Module
  • 3-part Block Hoist for person overboard recovery
  • ACR Satellite 406 MHz EPIRB
  • Emergency Boarding Ladder
  • Throwing Line
  • 9' Parachute-style Sea Anchor/drogue
  • Ditch Bag (w/hand held watermaker)
  • Flare Kit
  • 2 Inflatable PFD's
  • 3 Offshore-type I PFD's
  • CO Detector/Alarm in Main Saloon
  • Smoke Detector/Alarm in Main Saloon/Galley area
Additional Information

Other Equipment (not mounted):

  • MONITOR Self-steering Wind Vane
  • FERRIS Wind Generator(also useable as a towed water generator)
  • 45-watt SIEMENS Rigid Solar Panel
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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