Shannon is a semi-custom builder, and owners can choose from several interior options; if there’s something else you have in mind, the builder will work with you to make it happen.
The first 38 HPS was designed for a cruising couple in their 80s who “didn’t want to die owning a powerboat,” and they plan to use it for cruising the U.S. Gulf Coast. The simple interior they specified has an island berth forward that’s open to the rest of the saloon, creating a spacious cabin that’s easy to move around in. The port and starboard settees have cleverly designed backrests that can lift to form double bunks, and the centerline table has fold-out leaves to comfortably seat two couples. The American cherry furniture and cab-inetry, white overheads and cushions, and Imtra LED lighting throughout also added to the bright, homelike feel. As on other Shannons, the interior joinery is top notch. Ventilation is adequate, with opening ports and three overhead hatches in the saloon and two in the pilothouse. The seagoing galley included a double sink, front-access refrigeration, a top-loading freezer and a two-burner stove. Across from the galley, there’s the head with separate shower stall. In the pilothouse you’ll find a settee and table, the interior helm station, and custom helm and navigator seats that I found to be ridiculously comfortable and a great place from which to watch the world go by.