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2013 Shannon Defiance

  • 46 ft
  • Trawler
  • Clearwater, FL, US

Yacht price





The Shannon 46 Defiance has proven to be a excellent economical downeast style/trawler cruising at 10 MPH and burning less than 4.5 GPH yet offering a top speed of 15 KTS at full throttle. 

Sugar has had great ownership with excellent maintenance and up grading. She is an innovative yacht with an advanced drive system. The primary propulsion is a single/shaft drive 600 hp Cummins QSC 8.3L common-rail diesel and a secondary "Get Home" system with a single 200 hp Cummins QSD 2.2 driving two hydraulic saildrives.

Sugar is built to a very high standard by Shannon Yachts which is best known for their long line of high quality, serious blue water sailboats.  Her interior joinery is high gloss cherry throughout with a solid varnished teak and holly cabin sole. The low maintenance exterior has easy access to wide side decks through the pilothouse door or the large cockpit, excellent swim platform and spacious foredeck. Below there is a two stateroom layout, large head compartment w/separate shower stall, galley down, excellent visibility from the helm and a comfortable salon. Salon access to the cockpit via a beautiful SS sliding glass door.

Sugar offers great cruising comfort underway, dockside or at anchor.  With her fuel economy at trawler speeds, shoal draft with protected running gear, low air draft, and virtually new Walker Bay RIB on the cabin top w/electric davit, she is an excellent choice for someone looking for an extended coastal cruiser or cruising America's great loop.


advanced co brokerage Florida power is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Yacht Registry.



Basic Information

Clearwater, FL, US
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Dimensions & Weight

46 ft - 14.02 meter
46 ft - 14.02 meter
14 ft 9 in - 4.5 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 2 in - 0.97 meter
Bridge Clearance:
13 ft - 3.96 meter
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600 (Individual), 1200 (combined)
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Fuel Tank:
556 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
230 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Sugar's interior accommodations are bright and airy with excellent visibility from the salon and helm station.  The glossy varnished cherry joinery and varnished teak and holly cabin sole give her the warm and comfortable feeling of a proper cruising vessel. Her two stateroom layout, u-shaped galley, and head compartment with separate shower stall offers comfortable cruising accommodation for owners and guest.

Entering from the cockpit through a stainless steel framed sliding glass door, you enter the main salon. There is a full length L shaped settee to port with a high low table, opposite to stbd there are two chairs that are fastened to the cabin sole with large thumb screws to keep them secure in a seaway. The helm is forward to starboard with excellent visibility and two beautiful dark blue leather Stidd captain helm chairs and a pilot house door to the wide weather decks.  The port side U-shaped galley is down two steps with excellent galley storage and large counter top.  Forward to starboard is the guest cabin with two single berths and opposite to port is the spacious head compartment with separate shower stall and privacy door from the passageway. The owner's stateroom is forward with a queen size centerline berth and private access to the head compartment.

  • Head Room: Salon-6' 8, Below-6' 8"
  • Ventilation: SS hatches & opening ports
    Owner's stateroom-one hatch & one opening port
    Guest cabin-one hatch and two opening ports
    Head compartment-one hatch and two opening port
    Galley-one opening port
    Large electrically operated sun roof over forward salon
    All deck hatches have sliding sun shades and screen
  • Air conditioning: two 16,000 BTU Reverse Cycle AC units
  • Espar diesel fired heating system-Never used by current owner 
  • Interior courtesy lights




U-shaped galley down with excellent galley storage and corian countertop

  • Two under counter SS Vitrifrigo drawer refrigerator
  • One SS Vitrifrigo B series freezer
  • Sharp convection microwave
  • Princess Kenyon two burner electric and single burner propane stove top
  • Large polished SS dual galley sink
  • Xintex S-2A propane sniffer
  • Two aluminum LPg tanks in dedicated locker


The Shannon Defiance has a excellent layout for cruising from the large cockpit, swim platform, easy access to wide side decks, large foredeck for anchoring and working dock lines, oversized SS bow pulpit/railings.

  • Air Draft: 13' to top of Tender and antennas lowered
  • Dark blue hull and white boot top-Awlgrip
  • Pilot house door to weather decks-stbd side
  • Ground tackle:
    Muir anchor windlass-new 2019
    Ultra 60# SS anchor w/200' chain
    Sea water anchor washdown
  • All stanchions and side rails over sized SS 
  • Tender:
    Walker Bay Boats Genesis Console 310 w/only two hrs of service-New 2019
    Suzuki 20hp 4-stroke outboard w/only two hrs service-New 2019
  • Nautical Structures 800#-MC-800 davit
  • Scrim window shades
  • Underwater lights-new 2016
  • Cockpit:
    FG hardtop over cockpit w/full screen enclosure
    Hot and cold cockpit shower
    Molded FG swim platform with swim ladder
    Two forward facing transom seats w/cushions p&s w/storage under and removable FG tables
    Cockpit sole w/three large storage compartments
    Two led spot lights off hardtop looking aft
    SS ladder to hardtop for access to tender/davit
    Water hose on electric Glendinning reel-port side


New helm instrument panel when new Garmin instruments installed.

  • Electronics installed:
    Garmin 7612-New 2016

    Garmin 7612- New 2016
    Garmin Doplar Radar-New 2016
    Garmin GHC-20 Autopilot-New 2016 

    Garmin 210 VHF-New 2020
    Ritchie Binacle compass-New 2018 
    Loud hailer
    AIS transmit and receive
  •  Entertainment:
    Satilite TV-New 2016
    Track Vision KVH TV3 satellite TV antenna-New 2016
    Sirius radio antenna
    Hide away 32" TV in salon
    Owner stateroom TV in cabinet w/swing out bracket

    TV guest cabin w/bracket & hook-up (no tv)
    HD TV antenna
    Panasonic DMP-BBTU DVD player
    Fusion sound system w/amplifier-cockpit-New 2016
    Fusion remote in owner's stateroom-New 2016



  • Shore Power/Generator:
    220v/50amp shore service w/50' shore power cable on Glendinning cord reel-stbd side
    12kw Panda/Kubota diesel generator w/750+ Hrs.
  • Batteries:
    Two GRP 31 AGM 12v Batteries-bow thruster & windlass-New 2019
    Six GRP 31 AGM 12v Batteries-engine room-New 2019
  • Charger/inverter/battery monitor:
    Xantrex Linkpro battery monitor
    MasterVolt Controller for invertor charger
    MasterVolt Mass Combi 12/2500-100 inverter/charger
    Mastervolt ChargeMaster 12/100-3 battery charger
  • Emergency start parallel switch
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • Fourteen Gibraltar LED overhead dome lights
  • Five Ocean led bulkhead mounted reading lights
  • Two Aqua Signal led red/white under cabinet lights in galley
  • Lightning ground and electrolysis bonding system w/zinc anodes
  • Go-Light remote controlled search light
  • 12 volt charging ports in each cabin, etc.

  • The Shannon Defiance 46 is powered with a single centerline 600 HP Cummins QSC 8.3L common rail diesel w/ZF-286 transmission direct drive,  the secondary engine is a 200 HP Cummins QSD 2.2 diesel with a Parker-Dennison Marine Hydraulic power take off driving two hydraulic ZF-SD-12 Saildrives with three blade folding propellers.

    Oil samples taken from primary engine and transmission, secondary engine and generator prior to changing the oil on each unit in February 2020.


    This combination offers excellent versatility and fuel efficiency whether cruising offshore, maneuvering in tight quarters or docking.

    • Single Nibral bronze 4 blade  26-R-22 fixed propeller
    • Two Flex-O-Fold folding props-Saildrives 
    • 2.25" Aquamet 22 SS shaft w/dripless shaft seal-new 2018
    • Main engine shaft lock while powering with Saildrives
    • Two Cummins Fly-by-Wire Vessel View Smart Craft Controls
    • Three Joysticks-Bow Thruster and two Saildrives
    • Sidepower SE-130 10 HP Bow Thruster w/dual 5-blade propellers
    • SoundDown fire retardant acoustical engine room insulation
    • Bennett single ram trim tabs
    • H&C cockpit shower
    • Sea water washdown
    • Three windshield wipers w/wash down
    • Two Whale Gulper bilge pumps and one rule 3700 GPH emergency bilge pump
    • FireBoy automatic fire extinguisher-engine room
    • Engine room blowers
    • Dual Racor fuel filters on each engine w/fuel manifold
    • Racor fuel filter-generator
    • Fuel polishing system 
    • Raritan 110v 12 gallon water heater w/engine heat exchanger
    • MSD USCG Type III 40 gallon holding tank w/electric and manual pump out
    • Two 5052 aluminum 273 gallon fuel tanks
    • Sea Star-Teleflex steering system-three rudders
    • Reverso oil change system- engines & main transmission 
    • Two 316 SS 100 gallon water tanks
    • Raritan Elegance Electric marine toilet-flush with fresh or sea water
    • Dometic holding tank monitor 

    • ACR led search light w/remote control
    • AIS transmit and receive
    • Four auto/manual bilge pumps
    • Kahlenberg dual trumpet air horns
    • Carbon monoxide/fire alarm
    • FireBoy auto fire suppression system-engine room
    • Windshield wipers w/fresh water wash
    • Deck courtesy lights
    • Wide side decks
    • Oversized SS rails & bow pulpit
    • Emergency tiller


Shannon is a well regarded boat builder known for building high quality constructed blue water capable cruising boats. The Defiance 46 is no exception.

  • Hull: 
  • Fiber Glass with closed cell PVC coring, isopthalic gelcoat and vinylester resin veil coat, bi-axial laminates and kevlar hybrids
  • Kevlar reinforced laminates in the bow and keel
  • Hull to deck joint bonded and thru-bolted every 8 inches w/ bi-axial laminates backing the internal hull flange
  • Epoxy barrier undercoat
  • Deck: 
  • PVC foam cored deck and wheel house
  • Nine wheel house windows of Garibaldi Armor Plate tempered glass
  • Full length PVC rub rail


In late February 2020 SUGAR was hauled at a local boat yard for a bottom job and the dark blue topsides buffed and wax. While in the yard SUGAR had the following maintenance done:


  • Fresh bottom w/Seahawk Bio-Cop Black
  • All new zinc anodes
  • Dark Blue Awlgrip topsides buffed and waxed
  • All hoses, clamps checked and all  seacocks exercised throughout
  • Oil samples taken on Cummins QSC 8.3 primary engine.and ZF Transmission, Cummins QSD 2.2 secondary engine and Panda 12 KW generator prior to having the oil, filters changed on both engines, transmission and generator 
  • New raw water impellers on primary engine and generator. Secondary engine had a new impeller recently installed.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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