En­joyed a 14-year pro­duc­tion run.

Soundings - - Used Boat -

Rams­den. Again, the Shan­non took it on with­out a prob­lem.

The Voy­ager has been the kind of “best buy” that makes the used-boat mar­ket so at­trac­tive, Rams­den says. “After hav­ing, in my opin­ion, middle-grade pro­duc­tion boats my en­tire boat­ing life, I would say to prospec­tive boat own­ers or those mov­ing up, buy the best-qual­ity boat you can af­ford, even if it is some­what older.”

Walk­through

The Shan­non Voy­ager be­lies its trawler ap­pear­ance with plan­ing per­for­mance, rid­ing a mod­i­fied-vee hull, cored for light weight and strength. The 17,500-pound boat is ca­pa­ble of a 16- to 18-knot cruis­ing speed and a top end of around 20 knots. A fine en­try and flared bow, com­bined with an am­ple beam, give the 36-footer a comfortable ride. Wide side decks and a bow pul­pit add to the boat’s over­all safety.

The Voy­ager is a semi­cus­tom boat that fea­tures a two-state­room lay­out, with a mas­ter suite for­ward that has an is­land berth, seat­ing and an ad­ja­cent head com­part­ment with van­ity, sink and shower. The en­closed guest cabin, amid­ships to starboard, has a bunk berth. The gal­ley-up is con­ve­nient to the sa­loon and can be equipped with a two-burner stove, oven, re­frig­er­a­tor and other equip­ment.

The lower helm is to starboard, with a sofa aft and ad­di­tional sa­loon seat­ing. The fly­bridge can seat as many as six and is laid out with a wet bar and cock­tail ta­ble. The in­te­rior fea­tures teak cab­i­netry and a par­quet sole. Stan­dard power is a pair of 250- to 300-hp diesels, ac­cessed through a deck hatch.

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