The Shannon 52 Global uses the sea-tested Shannon 47/52
hull. The addition of a wheelhouse with an "almost conventional"
cockpit behind will enable people to get out of the
weather - sun, rain, cold, or heat. For the times with
good conditions, there is a second outside helm along
with a large sitting area.
One person is able to raise, reef, or lower both sails
just by pressing a button. A lot of people go for displacement
trawlers for long distance cruising to avoid the work
and the open cockpit effort found on most sailboats.
While the popularity of displacement trawlers is understandable
in the abstract, the reality of total reliance on mechanical
equipment just isn't right. And the ride is a lot more
comfortable on a sailboat than a trawler, with its gut-wrenching
rolling motion in any kind of a seaway.
The Bitchin 52 is being designed and built to be a comfortable
boat for a couple to cruise easily and in safety anywhere
in the world. The Shannon 52 has all the comforts of
home and a comfortable place from which to sail the
world in a safe environment using as little outside
energy as possible.
The 52 Shannon was popped out of the mold on 2009, but
it has not been registered. Therefore we can say that
the year is to be determined. Call us for more details.
Walter Schulz/Schulz Boat Co.
Builder: Shannon Yachts
Designed for the following:
Forespar Mast & Leisurefurl Boom
GlenRaven Mills Canvas
Handcraft Mattress Mattresses
Harken Winches, Furlers, Blocks
Mack Sails Sails: Main & Stay
PolyPlanner Stereo & Speakers
SolarStik Solar Panel Control
Ultimate Marine Cabin Sole Finish
Yale Cordage Running Rigging