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1981 Shannon Cutter

Westport, Connecticut, United States


A rare find on the brokerage market!

  • New England Cruised Only
  • Walter Shultz Designed
  • Shannon Built Shannon Cutter 38

Whether you plan to cruise around the world or coastal cruise your local waters, you will have peace of mind knowing that you are sailing one of the highest quality yachts built anywhere in the world.

The solid teak joinery, recent interior cushions and stunning good looks make her a head turner in any harbor.  It is easy to see why the Shannon 38 was featured in Mates "The Worlds Best Sailboats". 


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $84,000
Make: Shannon
Model: Cutter
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Beam: 12.5 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft
Ballast: 3,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Year: 1982
  • Engine Hours: 900
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 7.2 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 70 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Boat Class: Cutter

Main Salon
  • Comfortable dining for (6) at folding dining table
  • Storage below, behind and above port and starboard berths
  • Hanging locker and storage locker opposite head
  • Teak and holly cabin sole
  • Teak interior recently redone
  • Bronze opening ports
  • Cabin Heater
  • U-Shaped Galley
  • (2) Centerline deep stainless steel sinks
  • Seaward (3) burner propane gimbaled marine stove and oven
  • Marshall propane controller
  • Navigation and wet locker opposite
  • Ice box with refrigeration
  • Propane tank 2015
  • Offset V-berth with shelves, drawers and additional storage under
  • Vanity sink with (2) mirrors
  • Shower with electric sump under teak grate
  • Head discharge via standard Y-valve
  • Holding tank
  • (3) Stainless steel fresh water tanks
  • 10 Gallon Raritan Hot Water heater
  • Electric and Manual Bilge pump
Hull & Deck


  • Bronze thru hulls serviced 2014
  • Bottom sand blasted, epoxied and bottom paint 2014-2015


  • Stainless steel bow and stern rails
  • Double life lines
  • (2) Lifeline gates
  • Teak and stainless steel bow sprit
  • Stainless steel hawse pipe
  • (8) Bronze ports
  • (2) Opening deck hatches
  • (4) Dorade boxes with cowls vents
  • (2) Stern cowls
  • Teak toe rails
  • Teak deck handrails
  • (2) Cockpit lockers
  • Anchor locker
  • Lazarette locker
  • Cable to quadrant steering
  • Teak companionway hatch boards (perfect condition)
  • Swim ladder
  • Propane locker
  • Canvas dodger
  • (4) Batteries 280 amp hours - 2014
  • Battery Charger
  • 110 V Shore Power
  • Radar
  • Raytheon Autopilot
  • Stereo new 2014 AM/FM/CD Player & Cockpit Speaker
  • GPS Touchscreen 2014
Sails & Rigging
  • (3) Mast winches
  • (2) Lewmar 45 self tailing genoa winches
  • (2) Lewmar 30 self tailing spinnaker winches
  • (1) Barient self tailing cabin top winch
  • Winches Serviced 2014
  • Staysail track
  • Topping lift
  • Rod rigging
  • Whisker pole
  • New Staysail Quantum 2014
  • Running rigging replaced 2014
  • Full Batten Main, Hood
  • Genoa 150% roller furling
  • Hood Yankee (with some stains)


  • Winter Cover- Custom Fairclough Canvas
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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