Walter Schulz

Walt Schulz is President of Shannon Boat Company, Inc., which he founded in 1975 in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA to design and build the Shannon brand of blue-water sail and power yachts. Shannons are known for their rugged, offshore performance and outstanding quality of construction.After more than four decades in the marine industry, Schulz is a recognized leader, and he has been granted four marine-related patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for his designs. Author Ferenc Mate, in his book The World’s Best Sailboats said “Schulz is one of the last of a wonderful breed – the complete boatbuilder. He designs boats, invents rigs, invents hull shapes…And then he builds the real boat – always interesting – and invariably one of the world’s best yachts.”