Enjoyed a 14-year production run.
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.”
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.