SHANNON 53 HPS HULL #4 CONSTRUCTION
LIFESTYLE COMPONENTS

All the comforts of home (is you happen to live ina really nice house)

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As we approach completion, we wanted to highlighted some of the “lifestyle” components that are going into Shannon 53 HPS #4. As you can see, the days of “roughing it” while onboard are long gone at Shannon. Shannon 53 HPS #4 will provide a luxurious lifestyle as comfortable as the finest homes but with constantly changing waterfront views. With our unparalleled custom capabilities, every Shannon is built to meet the requirements of each individual owner, even if you want a tiny ham radio or a seltzer machine.

#1 Here is one of the interesting requests of the owners and the first time ever on a Shannon – a filtered water carbonation/chiller system. This unit chills filtered water to 34 degrees, and then provides the choice of adding carbonation. In order for carbonation to work the water has to be chilled. There will be no need to bring bottled water on board, and with the addition of different flavored syrups, no need to buy Coca Cola or other sodas. This will dramatically decrease the amount of bulky beverage items that take up a lot of room when provisioning for a long passage.
#2 The filtered water carbonation/chiller system

#3 The combination washer/dryer is located in the aft head, which can be accessed from the amidships work room for doing the laundry. As an example of Shannon’s foresight during construction, the doors into the aft head are slightly larger than normal so that the washer/dryer can be removed. While this is the best washer/dryer available (stainless steel drum, etc.), the boat will long outlast the washer/dryer. If the boat builder dropped the washer/dryer into the hull before the deck was landed (it happens all the time) and did not widen the doors, then the boat owner 10 years or so in the future is going to have to take a chainsaw to the boat to get the broken washer/dryer out, turning a $500 job into a $10,000 job.

#4 The Sharpe combination microwave/convection oven is the perfect compliment to the Force 10 four burner propane stove with oven and broiler.

#5 Here is one of the three Marinair Vortec air conditioner units. By having three separate zones, every cabin is maintained at the proper temperature. The air conditioners have a reverse cycle heating capability, which provides heat from water temperature down to 40 degrees. For the real cold winter weather there is a Espar forced air diesel heater.

#6 The 1080 pixel 32” flat screen TV BluRay is located on top of the refrigerator in part of this nav desk receiving its last coats of varnish, and is hidden when not in use.

#7 The Clarion stereo system has an input for an IPOD and four sets of speakers.

#8 The Grohe shower heads have 5 different pulsating settings.

#9 The Stidd helm and nav chairs upholstered in beautiful light green Ultra-leather (waiting for final installation) have so many adjustments for comfort that they should come with an instructional DVD.

#10 The owner is a ham radio operator, and he selected the Yaesu ham/SSB, which amazingly is even smaller than the VHF. Shannon owners are our best source to keep us informed about for new innovative products like this Yaesu.

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