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Sea Shanty Series

“SEA SHANTY”, THE NAME CONJURES UP VISIONS OF THATCH, SAND, AND CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER. SIMPLICITY, PRACTICALITY, AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT SHE’S ABOUT. ​

The Sea Shanty is the real home away from home​

Sea Shanty 1600 Power Catamaran - SDI - Schionning Designs International
SDI Sea Shanty 1600 Power Catamaran Schionning Designs International

Sea Shanty 1600

As a designer you’ve got to love those few clients who want something different and way out there. This design concept is for one of our loyal repeat owners, this being his fourth Schionning and happily loved them all, why wouldn’t you, most of them new cutting edge sailing cats but now looking at the growing power cat market he’s again thinking way outside the square.

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The Sea Shanty evolved as an idea of Jeff’s to create a large stable
cruising platform, able to carry enough of the cruising toys to make it a real home away from home.

The Sea Shanty is based on the hull form of our very successful 16m Ferry built in Australia and used in Vanuatu to carry passengers around the islands. While she was being built, Lorraine and Jeff spent some time cruising on their Trimaran and they kept coming back to the idea that the Ferry would make the ideal platform for a comfortable world cruising home.
real home away from home.

The huge cockpit and multiple cabins make the Shanty into a real palace on the water. Motorbikes or a small car could be loaded via the aft ramp, if desired. Some of the key features of this design range are:real home away from home.

  • A world cruiser, she has a generous payload to afford luxury.
  • Not all of the internal furniture is built in, household items may be used.
  • Moderate cruising speeds from 9-12 knots up to 24 knots.
  • Combination of strip planking and flat panel construction.
  • Fantastic for those that wish to escape it all and explore the globe