The Shannon 39 Hull #3 “Gemini” is the epitome of flawless classic cruising sailboat design and best-in-the-world construction. With a proven Walt Schulz-design keel/centerboard hull drawing only 4’4” board up, the Shannon 39 is perfect for blue water passage-making and shallow water gunkholing. “Gemini” is the ideal boat for a single-hander or couple to sail and live aboard anywhere in the world. The Shannon 39 is equally well suited for long-distance ocean voyaging or weekend cruising. "Gemini” has been lovingly maintained and upgraded by one owner since Shannon built "Gemini" for his family in 1997, with only seasonal use in the Northeast. Exemplifying Shannon's no compromise world renowned construction techniques, the Shannon 39 has composite core (no balsa to rot) hull and deck. Three winters ago the same Shannon craftsmen who built “Gemini” had the opportunity to go over and refurbish every system on Gemini” from stem to stern, including a new electronics suite. At 20 years young “Gemini” is an almost perfect 10.
Specifications, Equipment and Information
Builder/Designer: Shannon Boat Company, Bristol, RI / Walter Schulz
Dimensions LOA: 41'7 LWL: 32'10 Beam: 12' Displacement: 18,700lbs. Draft: Centerboard up 4’4”/centerboard down 7’11” Mast Height: 60' Ballast: 6,900 # internal solid lead
Engine Single Yanmar 4JH2 51HP Diesel (Fuel injector pump renewed 2017) Hours: 1281 hours
Tankage Fuel: 60 gallons 5052 alloy.Water: 120 gallons 316L stainless steel Holding: 20 gallons roto-cast PVC
Accommodations: The Shannon 39 interior is bright and well ventilated with Spartan polished bronze opening ports, four dorade vents and two teak plexiglass overhead hatches, all with screens. The impeccable handcrafted hardwood satin varnished cherry interior boasts a solid plank teak and holly cabin sole. The forward cabin has a large V-berth with filler. Great storage with drawers, shelfs and two hanging lockers to port. The main salon has a single settee berth to port with lockers and shelf storage outboard. There is a flat screen TV/DVD on the main bulkhead and cherry drop-leaf table with a shamrock inlay mounted on the centerline. To starboard is an L-shaped settee that converts to a double berth. Outboard are two lockers and shelf with liquor bottle storage. Six ports and an overhead hatch provide natural lighting and ventilation. Marineair 16000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioner (new 2017) and Force 10 propane cabin heater for total comfort in all temperatures. The forward facing nav station has a proper chart table and seat with large quarter berth aft. The sea-going galley is U-shaped with Corian countertops and white sink with incredible storage outboard and aft. Three burner stove/broiler and microwave. The Seafrost refrigeration has both engine drive and shore assist compressor (new 2016) units. Owners are non-smokers.
Electronics The electronics were all new replaced in 2014 – B&G Zeus GPS/plotter, 4G radar, AIS transmit and receive, and autopilot. Depth finder, wind direction and speed. VHF with ram mike in cockpit.
Electrical 110V AC and 12V DC electrical system with Bass circuit breaker panels ammeters, voltmeter panels and outlets; inverter/battery charger; dockside electrical shore cord; LED DC lightings; four 12VDC (new 2015) Group 27 batteries. Oversized 150 amp alternator with external voltage regulator Two automatic 12 VDC bilge pumps
Sail/Mast/Rigging The Shannon 39 Scutter rig double headsail arrangement provides outstanding sailing performance on all points of sail and in every wind condition with all sail-handling from the cockpit. The mainsail is optimized with the Doyle stackpack and lazy jack lines. The rigging was inspected by Bay Sailing Equipment in 2014 with all necessary repairs and replacements completed. Mainsail w/ 2 reefs (new 2011);150 % genoa (new 2012):80% yankee (original);2 Harken roller furling units;2 Lewmar 54 self-tailing primary winches;2 Lewmar 44 self-tailing secondary winches; Lewmar 44 self-tailing mainsheet winch; Lewmar 44 self-tailing halyard/reef winch; 2 Lewmar 24 halyard winches on mast; Navtec stainless steel rod rigging; Awlgrip white aluminum mast stepped on keel; Awlgrip white aluminum boom; Whisker pole on mast track (new 2014)
Deck/Equipment Impeccable varnished exterior teak trim with a beautiful toe rail that accentuates the exquisite sheer line of the Shannon 39. The spacious cockpit seats are long enough to sleep on. For offshore safety the cockpit has hefty scupper drains. Navpod GPS/chart plotter/radar at helm. Deep sail locker. Two 10lb. propane tanks are located under the helm seat. Edson pedestal steering. Emergency tiller. Cockpit awning and dodger (new 2014.) Teak cockpit table. Ideal 12VDC windlass. Waterproof cockpit speakers.6 Lifejackets. Whale gusher manual bilge pump. Dock line and fenders. Bow pulpit, stern rail, lifelines and stanchions. Anchors: CQR 45lb. chain leader with nylon rode and Danforth 1800 22 lb. chain leader with nylon rode. Fairclough winter cover.
Mechanical All inspected and repaired or replaced where necessary by Shannon in 2014. Groco raw water strainer. New prop shaft 2014. Max prop – 3 blade serviced by PYI. Engine hour meter.Racor water separator fuel filter. Raritan head with holding tank and macerator overboard discharge pump. Whale shower sump pump. Spartan marine bronze seacocks with double hose clamps.
Not included Owners personal gear and transom name/hail port boards