MISTRESS is Hull Number 42 of the popular Shannon 43 Series. This is being offered as a charter/purchase and is an opportunity to obtain one of these highly regarded sailboats at an attractive price.
MISTRESS has two private staterooms each with its own head. She has all new interior cushions in April 2016. The rig is the "Scutter" rig designed to optimize performance and sail handling for a small crew in all weather conditions.
Shannons are proven world cruisers with traditional lines, classic appeal and comfortable performance. MISTRESS is equipped with Rod rigging, Airex cored hull, integral ballast and 30" lifelines. A moderate draft permits cruising in shallower areas.
A survey done in 2015 discovered delamination in bottom laminates of the hull. The boat was shipped to Custom Coatings in Thomaston ME where the bottom was peeled and the outer skin was properly bonded to the inner laminates. The work was done with a surveyor examining it periodically. The boat is now back in Salem MA. This is a great opportunity to own a strong quality cruiser for an attractive price. Survey done spring 2016 of the repairs available upon request.
MISTRESS offers a unique custom arrangement plan with full privacy for 2 couples in 2 cabins, each with ensuite head and shower.
Beginning forward is the Owner's Cabin with tapered, centerline berth, accessible from either side. Aft to port is a sink and vanity. Abundant storage in drawers below the berth and in hanging lockers to each side. Next aft are head and shower compartments on opposite sides of the boat.
The Main Salon features an L-shaped settee to starboard and a straight settee with center armrest to port. A drop-leaf teak table is on the centerline. Cabinetry above and outboard includes bookshelves and entertainment components. The centerpiece of the saloon is a Luke soapstone fireplace with polished copper backsplash. There are no cushions below for the boat at this time. New cushions are currently being built for the staterooms and salon.
Galley is to port at the companionway and includes:
Galleyware storage is available outboard and in a custom overhead rack; food and provision storage is plentiful.
To starboard at the companionway is the aft head compartment, which opens into the Aft Cabin. Aft berth is arranged athwartship. This configuration allows for 2 cabin privacy, each with ensuite head and shower.
Aft to port is the Navigation Station with comfortable swivel chair and access to the ship's electrical panels. Components are nicely recessed and work space is adequate, communication with the helmsperson is easy.
Interior fit and finish is to Shannon's typically high standards with varnished teak/holly soles, satin varnished teak interior, ash hull ceilings, simulated white staving headliner and white panel finish around portlights. It is worth noting that the entire interior of a Shannon is "stick-built" and hand assembled, individually fastened, glued and bunged. The structure does not move, creak or groan as most production sailboats do.
New cushions for the interior are currently being built.
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MISTRESS offers an innovative arrangement plan and features the desirable Scutter rig. Engine time suggests light use of about 100 hours per year.
A survey done in 2015 discovered delamination in bottom laminates of the hull as a result of improper molding at the factory. The boat was shipped to Custom Coatings in Thomaston ME where the bottom was pealed and the outer skin was properly bonded to the inner laminates. The work was done with a surveyor examining it periodically. This survey is available to interested parties.
The boat is now back in Salem MA. New cushions are being built. This is a great opportunity to own a strong quality cruiser for an attractive price.