1988 Shannon 28

1988 Shannon 28

Name: Samara
Fuel type
Hull material

Your Day on the Water just got better!

“Samara” is designed and equipped for coastal and blue water cruising.  She is built with the skill and quality materials that are hallmarks of Shannon Boat Company of Bristol, RI, as confirmed by owners worldwide including the legendary Monk Farnham who set two Guiness records on board his Shannon 28, and by Ferenc Mate’ in his book The World’s Best Sailboats.  “Samara” is for the sailor who values quality and safety at sea.

Contact Information

  • 520 S WATER ST MILWAUKEE, WI 53204
  • 262-498-2969
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday: By Appt
Ed Jirsa Cpyb
Ed Jirsa

Down below, her Herreshoff-style interior with beautifully varnished teak and white laminates makes “Samara” airy and bright.  The six bronze portholes with screens, Dorades & hatches ensure that the cabin is always well ventilated. Interior lighting includes overhead fixtures, LED reading lights above settees and the V-berth and under-counter galley lighting.  With the customizations to this Shannon “A” layout, she is so well equipped that she is ideal for both extended bluewater world cruising and living aboard, and pleasurable summer day sailing with an occasional overnight.

The forward stateroom affords comfortable accommodations for two.  There is storage under and shelving and lockers all along the length of the vee berth.  Two opening ports and a large foredeck hatch w/solar vent provide ventilation and light.

The main cabin is well laid out and extremely functional for both sleeping and eating as well as entertaining on board.  The settees slide out to form single berths with tankage under, storage behind and lockers and shelving above.  Aft of the port berth is a hanging locker with deep shelving and counter top.  Both settees have lee cloths for overnight passage making.  A custom teak, drop leaf table is ideal for dining below without obstructing movement in the cabin.  For ventilation there is a screened deck hatch, Dorade vents, opening ports w/screens and curtains, both solid teak and screened companionway drop boards. The multiple ports and hatches provide abundant light to show off the beautiful teak interior and teak and holly cabin sole.  The port and starboard overhead, teak handholds and cruising interior make movement below decks safe and secure in a seaway.

“Samara’s” “U” shaped galley to starboard is both efficient and convenient.  It affords ample working room, putting all storage areas, refrigerator, sink and stove within easy reach of the cook.  It also affords a sheltered, protected area when meals must be prepared while underway.  The galley includes a deep, stainless steel sink draining near center line, with hot and cold pressure water and an auxiliary foot pump, gimbaled, two-burner Hillerange CNG stove with oven, a well-insulated ice box with Sea Frost refrigeration/freezer and cockpit propane grill to cover all of the food preparation options.  There is more than ample stowage with numerous draws, lockers, dish racks and storage compartments.

The custom slide-out navigation station/chart table located to starboard and handy to the galley provides additional counter space.

The port side head is at the base of the companionway for convenience from the cockpit.  There is a vanity and sink with hot & cold pressure water, handheld shower (disconnected) with teak grate and several drawers and lockers make the area highly functional, orderly and livable.  There is an opening port for light and ventilation.

  • 5” Ritchie steering compass on pedestal
  • NMEA 2000 network (2011)
  • Garmin GPSMAP 740S Chart plotter – 7” WVGA color display at helm w/wind/speed/depth/radar (2011)
  • Garmin GM110 display on cockpit bulkhead (2011)
  • Garmin GMR18HD radar (2011)
  • ICOM IC-56 VHF Marine Radio in cabin
  • USB charger in cabin
  • JVC AM/FM/Stereo/CD Player w/cabin speakers (2013)
  • Windex
  • Reicher clinometer (2014)
  • Brass clock
  • Brass barometer
  • Fuel level indicator on tank and in cabin
  • Holding tank level indicator in cabin
  • 4 AGM Batteries -2 house & 2 start (2009)
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Automatic battery charger
  • 50’ 30 amp shore power cord
  • 110v AC panel & 12v DC panel
  • Rig and boat are lighting grounded
  • GFCI
  • Anchor platform with double anchor rollers and hawse pipes to split anchor locker
  • Ideal electric windlass w/foot switch
  • 25# Manson Supreme anchor w/40’ chain to 250’ 8 plait nylon rode (2012)
  • Bow pulpit and stern rails
  • Side stanchions with double lifelines, and port & starboard boarding gate
  • 4 Bronze bow and stern mooring cleats w/chocks
  • Dodger (2006)
  • Bimini w/connector (2015)
  • Flares, bell, manual & air horns, wooden plugs, 2 ABC fire extinguishers
  • Fireboy extinguisher system in engine spaces (2013)
  • Propane/CNG, fire, and CO monitors and alarms in cabin (2014)
  • Four 1 ½” cockpit scupper drains
  • 5 Covered fenders
  • 4 Dock lines
  • 4 Adult PFDs
  • 1 Type IV throwable life ring
  • Port & starboard jack lines
  • Nav lights include:  LED Anchor light (2015); LED tri color (2015): steaming/deck light; port and starboard running lights are up on the bow pulpit and stern light
  • Teak rub rails w/stainless steel cap
  • Teak fold down cockpit table
  • Fold down stainless steel boarding/swim ladder with teak treads on port side
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit helm cushion (2012)
  • Pressure wash down in cockpit (2012)
  • Teak flag pole
  • Boat hook
  • Varnished exterior teak
  • Cruise equipped and very easy to single hand
  • The standing rigging is 1X19 stainless steel wire
  • Harken jib and staysail roller furlers w/Schafer & Harken blocks


  • Thurston Dacron 120% roller furling Genoa with Sunbrella UV protection (2002)
  • Quantum Dacron yankee (2013)
  • Quantum Dacron staysail (2013)
  • Quantum drifter/reacher w/ATM sock (2013/2014)
  • Quantum Dacron full batten main with 3 reef points & sail cover (2013)
  • Anchor riding sail (2014)
  • Sail area:  470 sq. ft. using 100% fore triangle
  • Keel stepped, single spreader, aluminum mast
  • Self-tending staysail boom and FICO traveler mounted on coach roof
  • FICO Main sail traveler on bridge deck w/4 part Harken mainsheet system
  • Extra-long Schaffer 1 ¼” jib tracks on toe rails w/Schaffer blocks
  • 2 Lewmar #40 self-tailing, two-speed primary winches within reach of helm
  • 2 Lewmar #30 self-tailing, two-speed secondary winches
  • 1 Lewmar #16 winch on mast
  • 1 Lewmar #8 winch on the mast
  • Winch covers
  • 2 Bronze winch handles
  • 2 Floating winch handles
  • Manual Whale bilge pump
  • Automatic bilge pump (2017)
  • Blower
  • Engine throttle, shift lever and wheel brake are on the steering pedestal
  • Engine control panel in cockpit w/tachometer and light/alarms
  • Fresh water cooling
  • Raw water intake strainer
  • Racor primary and secondary fuel filters
  • 6 Gallon hot water heater w/110v heating element & engine heat (2009)
  • Espar diesel cabin heater
  • Diesel & CNG shut offs
  • Two CNG tanks in cockpit locker
  • Sea Frost refrigeration w/engine driven compressor
  • The manual head discharges to a holding tank. The overboard discharge has been rendered inoperable
  • Edson pedestal manual wheel steering
  • 24” Elk hide covered wheel
  • Wheel & binnacle cover (2012)
  • Emergency tiller
  • Scanmar Monitor wind vane steering system (2017)
  • Transom/skeg hung rudder w/prop in an aperture
  • Kanzaki transmission
  • 16” 3 Blade fixed prop on 1” stainless steel shaft
  • Proper bronze tapered barrel type seacocks
  • Epoxy moisture barrier coat
  • Bottom paint
  • Operating manuals
  • 2016 Survey available upon request


Replaced lifelines

Re-bedded stanchions


Thurston Dacron 120% roller furling Genoa with Sunbrella UV protection




Stripped, faired and prepped bottom.  Applied Interprotect 2000 moisture barrier coat


Replaced hot water heater

4 100 Amp Hour AGM Batteries -2 house & 2 start


Re-bedded chain plates


NMEA 2000 network

Garmin GPSMAP 740S Chart plotter – 7” WVGA color display at helm w/wind/speed/depth/radar

Garmin GM110 display on cockpit bulkhead

Garmin GMR18HD radar


Replaced fire extinguishers

Replaced head faucet

Added pressure wash-down in cockpit

Added holding tank and hoses

New Manson Supreme anchor, chain and rode

Helm seat cushion

Binnacle/wheel cover


Quantum Dacron yankee

Quantum Dacron staysail

Quantum drifter/reacher w/ATM sock

Quantum Dacron full batten main with double reef points & sail cover

All new running rigging and miscellaneous sail hardware

New dock lines

New AM/FM/Stereo

Head pump

Engine exhaust elbow

Tested & serviced engine injectors

Cleaned cooling system & heat exchanger

Updated Fireboy engine spaces extinguisher system

Replaced cabin and V-berth cushions



Anchor riding sail and hardware

Cockpit table cover

Propane/CNG detector

Smoke alarm

Solar vent for forward hatch

Reicher clinometer

Replaced engine mounts



Engine lift pump

Overhauled Espar cabin heater

LED tricolor and anchor lights

Added bimini



Added Scanmar Monitor wind vane steering system

Automatic bilge pump




Quantum Sails added 3rd reef point to main sail

Replaced automatic bilge pump


The Shannon 28 was designed for exceptional coastal cruising performance and offshore passage making.  If you are looking to enhance relationships in a relaxed manner with a touch of class, this may be your next boat.

Personal belongings and tools.

Special Yard Hours

Hours for the yard will be Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You may call us at 847 336-5456 or email us at Schedule@larsenmarine.com. 

Please be advised that like many other communities, Waukegan has a requirement for face coverings. Please do not enter any building where you boat is not stored, especially our workshops and Service Departments.