Herreshoff 28 SHAMROCK


Price
AU $29,500 Now reduced Finance
Currency
Length
28' 0" - 8.54m
Use
Family, Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
Williamstown, VIC Insurance
Year
1952
Hull Material
Timber
Presentation

'Shamrock', is a fine example of the L Francis Herreshoff design classic timber ketch. Just one look at her and it will be evident how she stands out proud and beautiful among the plastic racers and cruisers. Crafted in the carvel fashion under the supervision of renowned Tasmanian boat builder Jock Muir; Shamrock is planked in Huon Pine and has been fastened with copper nails and roves.
Her traditional bronze and glass portholes contribute to her classic style, where strength and durability speak first. From a classic yachts' point of view, this Herreshoff 28 ticks many boxes. She is incredibly pretty to behold, of course, but once on board quickly reveals herself to also be full of other important qualities. A gentleman's yacht she attracts attention at any wooden boat show and can challenge your local yacht club's twilight racing. Her deck gear is simply but efficiently organized and suitable for racing or cruising.
Shamrock is a very seaworthy yacht. The owner has confidently undertaken cruises to Westernport Bay, Tasmania and participated in Wooden Boat Festival, Hobart, Gippsland Lakes and participated in the inaugural Paynesville Classic Boat rally and Geelong for the Wooden Boat Festivals.

Her interior is fresh and clean. Shamrock's Vee berth, is ideal for children and two good size berths in the main saloon complete the accommodation. Perfect for a family or a short-handed weekend getaway. The galley is equipped with a stainless steel sink, fresh water pump, and a 2 burner Maxi metho stove. Dedicated cup and plate holders provide safe storage for the crockery, there is a drawer for the cutlery and cupboards for food storage. A fully plumbed marine toilet is housed in its own dedicated place complete with door for privacy. Shamrock was re engined in 2003 with a new Volvo Penta MD2020,3 cylinder diesel fitted on a new bed and mounts. At the same time a new propeller shaft, 3 bladed propeller and Volvo deep sea shaft seal was installed. The engine has been regularly serviced and maintained to manufacturer's specification.
Shamrock was fully surveyed in February 2016. The surveyor's report quotes "The hull, decks, cabin, coach house are all in excellent with the coach house being rebuilt in 2013 (Receipts available). The main mast was also built in 2010 using new Oregon. The stainless steel standing rigging on the main mast was replaced in 2010 and on the mizzen mast in 2008. Overall Shamrock is in excellent condition and has been regularly well maintained. "
In summary, Shamrock is in excellent condition and will appeal to a buyer who wants to spend time sailing and only doing annual maintenance. In other words she is not a a project awaiting a boat restorer.


Price
AU $29,500 Now reduced    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
SHAMROCK
Year
1952
Length
28' 0" - 8.54m
Beam
2.6 metres
Draft
1.4 metres
Displacement
6 tons
Vessel Location
Williamstown, Vic
Region
Victoria
Registration
H140
Hull Material
Timber
Engine
MD2020 3 Cylinder Diesel
Engine Make
Volvo
Horsepower
20
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel
12 gallons
Remarks
Full Inventory list available on request

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Rod Fuller
Telephone
City / Suburb
Balwyn North
State
VIC
Country
Australia


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