The Shannon 53 HPS Motorsailer was designed for sailors who want more speed and comfort under sail and power, and who are not interested in making a transition to a trawler. The luxurious four cabin layout is ideal for entertaining or long range cruising. The interior helm provides shelter during inclement weather and the raised cockpit allows for 360 degree visibility. Other features include:
? Extremely fast: Comfortable 10 knots speeds under sail or power
? Upwind sailing performance: Sails at a fast 9 knots at a 35-40 degree angle in just 15 knots of wind.
? Shoal draft: Drawing only 4'9" under sail or power the 53 HPS expands cruising grounds.
? Twin 110 hp diesel engines with speed to 12 kts.
? Fuel efficient: 1500 mile range under power. Unlimited range under sail and power.
? Mid cockpit: Sailor protected cockpit with 360 degree visability and twin helms.
? Inside helm with excellent visibility from all seats. Large skylight for sail trimming. Twin side doors.
? High stability hull: 17?-6? beam means less rolling at anchor and comfortable 15 degree or less heel angles underway. Excellent stability curves.
? Easy sail handling: Innovative layout for easy one-person sail handling. All lines lead to cockpit mounted electric winches.
? Ketch rig with 64' bridge clearance. (Cutter rig also available with 75' bridge clearance).
? Large cockpit: Huge cockpit seats with twin helms, two tables, fridge, dodger and bimini.
? Blue water: Shannon has a 35 year reputation for building rugged ocean cruising boats.