The Shannon 43 is a perfect couples' cruising yacht of hand-built pedigree. She features a large saloon and galley, great accommodation for guests, a versatile sail plan, protected cockpit and centerboard shoal-draft accessibility.
SQUANDO features a two-cabin, two-head layout with abundant storage. She is beautifully finished below in a raised-panel cherry interior with teak sole boards. The joinery work, finish and hardware detail are first class.
Well cared for by her owner, SQUANDO has benefited from many recent upgrades including Axiom series Raymarine electronics, "Black" Awlgrip topsides, Westerbeke generator, recent sail inventory and interior upholstery.
Currently stored indoors, SQUANDO is easy to view in a heated building.
LAYOUT (from Forward)
Forward, with access via the forward master cabin.
Forward V-berth with filler piece. Overhead hatch with OceanAir blind. Plenty of storage can be found in cabinets, shelves, drawers and three hanging lockers. The forward cabin also has its own air-conditioning unit of 7,000 BTU. Additional ventilation from two fans and opening ports. Halogen reading lights. All hatches and opening ports have screens.
Large head to port with receiver-style shower and designated teak grate-covered shower area. Raritan manual head with Y-valve, Corian countertop, sink and locker storage. Both the forward and aft head share a holding tank that can be pumped out via vacuum deck fitting or macerator.
Settee seating port and starboard with upper pilot berth to port used as storage. Centerline drop-leaf table with storage. Settees slide out for wider sleeping berths. Louvered cabinets and bookshelf located outboard of the starboard settee.
U-shaped galley to starboard with Corian countertops, stainless steel double sink, hot and cold pressure water, manual fresh water pump and manual saltwater pump. Filter for drinking water. Dish cabinet storage above the sinks. Useful "counter leaf extension" for additional serving area. Locker storage outboard and below the sinks. Tasco three-burner propane stove with oven. Refrigerator with top-loading and side door access, separate freezer system with top-loading access.
12v DC Sea Frost refrigeration system
- Engine driven freezer compressor
- Additional 110v AC freezer compressor
- Propane shut-off valve
- Fireboy propane solenoid control and sniffer
Aft of saloon to port with Corian counter, manual Raritan head with Y-valve, opening port and teak shower grate over shower sump.
Pocket door access to double berth quarter-cabin with filler piece. Hanging locker with shelves and drawer. Opening hatch and two opening ports. Private entrance into the day head. Access panel to generator aft. Access panel to port side engine.
Behind the companionway ladder, the forward end of the engine is easily accessed for service. Racor filters, oil filter, fuel manifold and belts are readily available. Additional access under nav station and via cockpit locker.
Protected cockpit with sail locker and engine access under starboard side seating. On the port side there is a shallow locker forward for deck gear such a such as winch handles and sail ties, plus another locker aft with access to the generator.
Edson pedestal steering with destroyer stainless steel wheel. Single-lever Morse engine and transmission control. Westerbeke engine control panel located at helm to port. Navpod with Raymarine Axiom Hybridtouch display, Raymarine autopilot control head and ICOM CommandMIC VHF. A swinging varnished teak dining table is mounted on the forward end of the pedestal. A full bimini with stainless steel frame protects you from sun and weather. Outboard motor hoist and bracket on port aft rail. Centerboard control. Propane locker located behind helm with two tanks. Hot and cold cockpit deck shower.