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This is a classic double-ender design by Bob Perry that is similar in appearance to a Hans Christian. The Union was actually previously marketed as the Hans Christian 36, until a dispute with John Edwards, allowed the Union yard to take control of the tooling and molds. From there on out the name Union stuck. The hull shape is common in deadrise to the Hans Christian 34.
The "Shannon" is an offshore cruiser ready to take you the rest of the way around the world. In 2010, after extensive upgrades, the boat was cruised from Hawaii to New Zealand via French Polynesia, Cook Islands and Tonga.
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Please contact John Dukesherer at (808) 391-0433
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Type: Bluewater cruiser
Builder: Union Yacht Co.
Designer: Robert Perry
Ballast: Encapsulated iron
Hull Mat: Fiberglass
Deck Mat: Teak overlay over fiberglass
Rig/Spars: Cutter, Aluminum
Keel: Full with cutaway fore foot
Rudder: Keel hung
Propeller: 3 blade bronze non-folding type. Balanced 2010. Great condition
Last haulout: April 2012
Engine / Mechanical Equipment
Isuzu 3AB1 (same as PISCES 40hp) 3 cylinder, 40hp diesel. This is a fantastic, clean-running, extremely reliable engine. Never had any problems in 6 years of ownership. No smoke, starts up first crank every time. A real champ. Probably needs a new paint job, but don't be fooled by its ugly outward appearance, this is a workhorse. Always maintained, oil/filters changed regularly, and bare metal kept sprayed with corrosion block. Engine tends to creep slightly out of alignment, perhaps needs a few new mounts? (but completely operational as-is).
New mixing elbow, 2012.
Transmission: Hurth HBW250. A great transmission that is way overbuilt for this application. Never had any problems in 6 years of ownership.
Shaft-saver (due to alignment creep) NEW 2012
Fuel tankage: 32 US Gallons. Sub-floor aluminum tank, new 2006, refurbed 2012.
Jerry Cans: (4) 6 gal diesel , and (2) 2 gal gasoline
Oil pressure, voltage, and engine temperature gauges
Steering: worm-gear (bronze, very robust
Air Breeze wind generator, NEW 2010. Will produce 10amp in good wind. Great piece of equipment
Kyocera 135 watt solar panel and associated solar controller. Between the wind-gen and solar panel, 100% of our energy needs were met while cruising. Never had to run the engine for power.
Battery banks (All AGM, ALL NEW 2010): House bank: (1) 8D(big) and (1)Group 27, yielding a total of about 350 AH. Starting bank: (1) Group 27, yielding 100AH. Dedicated SSB radio battery: (1) Group 27, yielding 100AH. Smart combiner.
Guest 10amp shorepower charger
50ft shorepower cable
GFCI 110v AC outlets wired throughout the boat
Entire boat rewired, AC and DC, 2005
Inverter: a modified Fenton Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). This was our temporary solution when our main marine inverter died on us while we were sailing in Niue. Only intended to be a temporary solution, this became a fantastic and reliable power source, so we kept it. It pumps out a minimum of 300w (probably more like 500-600- I don't have the specs).. at 220v. It was more than enough to run all our plug-in AC appliances like the nav computer, camera chargers, etc while cruising. Has served us reliably since 2010. Could be replaced with a marine inverter, but I recommend keeping it as a backup, because it is fantastic!
LED nav lights/port/starboard
Incandescent stern light
Portable LED anchor light (masthead anchor light wiring not functioning for some reason)
(2) 55W Halogen deck floodlights (our best addition to the boat) mounted on solar arch. Lights up the whole boat like mid-day.
Incandescent cabin lighting (purposefully did not replace with LED due to the wonderful warm light it produces. It draws a bit more power, but the "coziness factor" it provided was worth it.
LED reading lights in V-berth and pilot berth, NEW 2009
Cabin fans (3) for ventilation
Navionics card reader and SD chip with charts for the whole South Pacific.
Toshiba Satellite laptop, NEW 2011 and in excellent condition with Tiki Navigation program, Airmail, and tons of other cruising programs and resources, including cruising guides, pilot charts, Open CPN and Open CPN charts for the whole world, Xtide, and more (including 5000 kindle books). This computer is currently at home with me in Hawaii, but if you would like it to be included in the purchase of the boat, that can be negotiated.
(2) USB GPS antennae
Furuno 1562 commercial grade SSB Radio, and tuner (1999). Brand new high quality copper ground plane tape installed, 2012.
GAM backstay mounted SSB antennae, New 2010
Pactor Modem (pactor III) NEW 2010, great working order
Standard Horizon basemount VHF, great working order
AIS Watchmate display. Great replacement for radar and draws very little power, NEW 2010
AIS receiver, 2010
Raytheon depth sounder/fishfinder
Sony stereo- CD player,radio, with iPod jack. Cabin speakers, all new 2009.
Numerous celestial navigation books and cruising guides
South pacific courtesy flags
Switlik MKII 6-man life raft, hard case-type. Last serviced 2008, and found to be in excellent condition at that time. Includes hydrostatic release.
EPIRB (406 MHz, GPS Rapid fix type). New 2005, Just re-certified in 2012 and the battery replaced 2012. Good-to-go until 2017.
Satellite Phone: Iridium 9555 model with data package. New 2010. Like-new condition.
Full boat-length webbing jacklines
Several inflatable work-vest lifejackets, one with built in harness
Safety harnesses and tethers (lots), good heavy webbing type.
Wearable strobes for watch stander
6 Type II lifejackets
Strobe beacon (big floating kind for marking a man-overboard)
Full compliment of flares, most still current (rocket, smoke, and handheld)
Passive radar reflector (rigging mounted)
Several dry-bags and miscellaneous foul-weather gear
Excellent Ditch-bag, which includes: Katadyn manual watermaker, Inflatable solar still, handheld VHF, first aid, fishing supplies, flares, signaling equipment, MRE's, as well as many many more items. Extremely well thought-through. The best ditch bag you will find on any boat.
Sails & Winches
Mainsail, good condition, 2006, heavy duty triple stitched, triple reef
Storm trysail, great condition, never used, 2006\
Storm jib, super heavy duty, great condition, never used, 2006
Working staysail, good/fair condition
Yankee jib, (our workhorse), good/fair condition, new UV cloth and new clew 2010
Genoa, 110 (ish)%, Good condition
Cruising spinnaker, Good condition, in need of one minor repair
Winches: two original 316 jib sheet winches, 2-speed, in excellent working condition. Three 316 halyard winches on mast, One Harken mainsheet winch, new 2010. Two self-tailing Lewmar/Anderson staysail sheet winches, new 2005, two small Barlow winches on boom for reefing lines
Whisker pole, telescoping to 22ft. Needs one new end fitting, but works ok as-is.
Climbing harness for going up the mast
Lots of spare line
All new mast tangs, 2008
All new chain plates (2008) (except for bob-stay chain plate)
All new wire rigging 2008. New lower shrouds, April 2012. One cap shroud currently needs replacement due to one broken strand, even though the wire is only 4 years old. (I'm currently talking with the rigging manufacturer regarding replacement at no charge due to manufacturing defect).
Harken MkII roller furling, 2008 Staysail is hank on. The antiquated staysail boom has been removed and the setup modernized:
Harken staysail tracks (mounted on cabin top) and Garhauer low-lead blocks, both new 2009.
Garhauer cabin top traveler for main, as well as new mainsheet blocks, NEW 2009
StrongTrack low friction mainsail track system (like butter)
Separate storm trysail track
Garhauer jib sheet low-lead blocks, new 2009
Rigid boom vang, Garhauer, aluminum/stainless, NEW 2009,
Amsteel (spectra) running backstays w/ t-toggle mast fittings, new 2009
Garhauer snatch blocks for runningbacks, new 2009
Running rigging, new 2010 (majority of it) Main,jib, staysail and spinnaker halyards, mainsheet, staysail sheets, furling line, reefing lines, etc.
Brightwork: All topside brightwork was just beautifully renewed, 8/2012, with Cetol.
55 lb Delta plow anchor, NEW 2010, with 220' of 3/8 high test galv chain (the good stuff, also NEW 2010), and 100' of Â¾" nylon 3 strand (for extra deep anchorages) NEW 2010. Chain is piped back under the V-berth.
44 lb Claw (Bruce) anchor with 60' of 5/16 galv chain, fair condition, and 200' of nylon 8-strand.
22lb Danforth (stern anchor) with 60' of 5/16 galv chain, fair to poor condition, and 200' of nylon 8-strand, ok condition.
Windlass: power windlass, brand unknown. Currently needs new lugs crimped onto the power cables in order to be functional. Has deck-mounted foot-switch. This windlass always worked great, we just stopped using it in favor of the hand-over hand anchor-retrieval method in order to get our exercise, and it has since corroded a bit on the terminals. Quick fix.
Interior: lots of beautiful teak trim- varnish just touched up 2012. Teak and holly cabin sole.
Berthing: Sleeps 7 comfortably. V-berth forward, main settee table drops down to make a great double berth to port. Pilot berth to starboard and slide-out berth underneath doubles as a single berth and settee seat. Quarter berth comfortably sleeps one.
Galley: Origo 3000 two burner non-pressurized alcohol stove (no oven). (original CNG stove/oven was stolen). Runs on Meths (denatured alcohol, which is available everywhere in the S. Pacific) Good peace of mind. Easy to replace with a full stove/oven if desired
Pressure cooker, frying pans, utensils, and Tupperware
Domestic self-contained fridge/freezer unit, approx 20qt. DC powered, digital display, draws very little power, and kept all our lamb chops nice and frozen. Recently began blinking the error light and would not cool down. Currently not functional and needs to be looked at.
ALL NEW below-water thru-hulls fittings and seacocks, bronze, 2009. (only 1 was not replaced and that one continues to be in great working order)
Two electric bilge pumps, one ~800gph, the other ~3000gph. Also have a spare pump, uninstalled.
"Nature's Head" composting toilet, new 2009. Holding tank for conventional head and associated thru-hull were removed at that time. Composting head works great and is equipped with a solar ventilator.
New freshwater plumbing 2009, and electric pump.
Power Survivor 35 watermaker, plumbed in.
Pressure fresh water in galley sink, head sink, and head shower. Water heater removed.
Foot pump seawater spigot on galley sink
Fresh water tankage: 100 gallons. Subfloor stainless steel tank. No leaks.
2) 6 gal freshwater jerry cans for transfer/emergency
Avon Rover 2.81 hypalon inflatable dinghy (inflatable high-pressure floor type) 2.81m/~9ft. Great boat, main sponsons never leak (will hold air for weeks). Floor leaks air slightly from one spot (old patch). Rubrail removed. Has carried 8 full-sized adults (in glassy flat water!). Comes with associated pumps, anchor, paddles, etc.
Dinghy engine: 2005 Yamaha 2.5hp four-stroke outboard. Excellent condition. Purrs like a kitten and uses almost no fuel. This is a great motor for exploring remote places due to the fact that you wont have to bring much gasoline with you (stinky, flammable, a hassle). Integral fuel tank. New prop 2012.
Inflatable kayak, Seyvlor "Diveyak" sit-on-top type. Airtight with nice paddle. Good for exploration, small rip in nylon cover.
2 Dahon folding bikes. Older, but well-built and in great working order. Might need some lube on the chain after sitting in Fiji, but an INDESPENSIBLE and reliable part of our cruising gear.
3-prong Hawaiian sling
Penn Senator deep sea fishing pole w/reel
2 nice trolling hand-line setups
Lots of fishing tackle- plenty of lures, skirts, hooks, line, tools, leader, swivels, even some marlin rigs (if you're that brave), filet knife, etc..
Stainless solar panel arch and stainless rails surrounding cockpit. Arch provides a good place to strap surfboards while cruising.
Custom stainless rail-mounted seats (integrated into the cockpit rail and solar arch) These greatly expand the live-able space of the cockpit, and double as excellent outdoor heads while offshore.
Dodger (made by owner from a kit in 2010) Probably could use new teak strips mounted on cabintop for the attachment of the dodger. Current mounting strips were installed as a temporary mounting solution while constructing the dodger, and while they work just fine, they look unprofessional. This would be an easy project.
Cockpit cushions: dual density closed cell foam with Sunbrella Phifertex vinyl mesh covers (also made by the owner Sunbrella tarps (2)small, currently shading boat while on the hard
Tools: lots of miscellaneous hand tools (the basics), everything we've needed while cruising (minus cordless drill which just died), portable shop vac,etc
Spare parts and hardware: stainless hardware, deck hardware, blocks, shackles, random odd fabrication materials, hosing, electrical repair equipment and tools, everything that kept the boat functioning while cruising.
Lots of great books
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT (currently onboard. Can be negotiated to be included with the boat if desired)
Omer carbon fiber spear gun and very nice dive float w/ tagline and kui.
Full scuba gear setup: like-new OMS working diver backplate style BCD w/ Mares regulator and 60cf scuba -tank in great condition
6'4" Evolution surfboard. 6'4"x20"x2-1/2"(ish) Nice floaty, wider board. Very versatile. Future fins. Great board which I enjoyed surfing out at Namotu and Tavarua (Fiji)
This is a classic double-ender design by Bob Perry that is similar in appearance to a Hans Christian. The "Shannon" is an offshore cruiser ready to take you the rest of the way around the world. In 2010, after extensive upgrades, the boat was cruised from Hawaii to New Zealand via French Polynesia, Cook Islands and Tonga. Most recently we made the trip back up to the tropics from New Zealand to Fiji in April 2012. Boat currently lies in Vuda Point, Fiji marina. She's a great sea boat and you couldn't ask for a more well-constructed blue-water cruiser.
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.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 866-413-3267Tel: (808) 943-2628