The Shoalsailer is available with either the Shannon exclusive scutter rig or the high performance, fractional sloop rig. Both are simple to operate. The main halyard as well as main reef lines and sheet lines are all handled from the cockpit. Lazyjacks on the mainsail make it simple to raise and lower. When a genoa with roller furling is installed, all the sails on the Shoalsailer are handled safely from the cockpit. The Shoalsailer is equipped with self tailing winches near the aft helm stations for single-handed sailing. In keeping with Shannon’s 30+ year reputation for bullet proof construction and safety standards, the main mast is stepped on the keel not the cabin trunk top.
There currently are Shoalsailers in locations as distant as the Virgin Islands and upper Lake Michigan, and places as shallow as the Chesapeake and the Florida Panhandle. These Shoalsailer owners are enjoying unparalleled boating satisfaction plus the opportunity to boldly go where no sailboat of comparable size has ever gone before
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The hull on the Shoalsailer is designed, engineered and constructed to be beached and withstand the rigors of shoal water sailing. The dual rudders swing up and the propeller is protected by the shallow keel/skeg. The bolt on lead ballast in the keel was designed to absorb impact from groundings. The composite foam core construction is built to the highest standards in the industry by Shannon Yachts, an industry leading with a 30+ year history of fiberglass excellence. In addition to a rugged hull laminate, the Shoalsailer has a special custom reinforcement in the forward sections that prevent serious damage as the result of grounding. The Shannon Shoalsailer is ready for shoal water sailing and fun.
ABOUT THE DESIGN
The Shoalsailer concept and design was put together over a seven year period by Shannon’s founder/designer, Walt Schulz in collaboration with George Carter. Shannon has earned an international reputation for building high quality offshore sail and motor yachts over 30 years. Having succeeded in building the finest bluewater yachts, Shannon has set out to create the ultimate coastal cruising yacht unlike any monohull that has been built before. It was obvious to achieve this goal that the issues of both draft and sailing performance would have to be addressed. After years of work, the Shoalsailer prototype was launched and the design exceeded all expectations. We hope that a close examination and seatrial will demonstrate to you that the Shoalsailer is the ultimate coastal cruising yacht and totally unique among all other sail boats currently available.
Shown here is a sailing excerpt from our Shannon Shoalsailer 35 video. For a copy of the DVD, which includes sailing shots, interiors, and a tour of Shannon, please contact Bill Ramos