In a way, all sailboats that have an engine are hybrid-power sailers, but the Shannon 53 HPS is touted as the first motorsailer to maximize all three of these desirable elements: sailing, powering, and accommodation.
There may be motorsailer builders who disagree with that claim to be the first, but it doesn't take away from the fact that the boat is capable of motorsailing at over 12 knots. It has a range under power alone of over 1,500 miles. And it burns less fuel than a similar-sized trawler.
The Shannon 53 HPS is designed to be handled easily by a cruising couple and can be built with as many as four sleeping cabins. Hull #1 is under construction now and due to launch early next year.
Learn more at Shannon Yachts.