We own a 12 year old Shannon 43 that was laid up on the hard
for 2 years untouched. As someone else mentioned, a 15 yr old Shannon is practically new. Bill, Walt, and the team at Shannon are amazing and if you take the time to visit them in Bristol (as we did), you won't hesitate a moment to buy a Shannon. There are lots of boats out there, but few built like a Shannon, with the attention to detail and construction. The striking thing for me is that your opinion of a boat often declines as you spend more and more time on it. You find that the hull
weeps with condensation
, that the cabin
bakes in the tropics, or that you can't access certain critical things because it was installed before another component went in to block it. On a Shannon, they don't design for the immediate, they design and build for the long haul.
If you buy the boat and put in the time necessary to bring her current
, you'll have a boat that you won't ever want to part with!
Take the trip to Bristol!!!