Price AU $25,900 SOLD

AU $25,900
"Shamrock" is a fine example of the L Francis Herreshoff design classic timber ketch. Built in 1952 in Hobart by two cabinet makers under the watchful guidance of renowned Tasmanian boat builder Jock Muir, "Shamrock" was completed and fitted out at Max Crease boatyard at Battery Point.
Just one look at her and it will be evident how she stands out proud and beautiful among the plastic racers and cruisers. She is planked in Huon Pine and has been fastened with copper nails and roves. Her masts are in Oregon.
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. The 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. She 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. "
Inventory as follows:

Sails: Challenge Marblehead Dacron,
Doyle:-Main, Mizzen & Headsail No. 2.5,2005
Doyle:- Headsails, No. 1,2007, No. 3,2014
Doyle: - Headsail, No. 2,2016
Ryan: Headsail, No. 3,2003
Storm jib (year of manufacture unknown)
Doyle: Sail and tiller covers

Auxillary Power: Volvo Penta MD2020,3 cylinder diesel (installed 2003)
Batteries: 2 x 12V fully sealed lead acid, (New Feb. 2016)
Propellor: 3 Blade bronze, in line
Anchors: Bow CQR, 60 m of chain plus spare warp and chain
Stern anchor:- CQR plus 10m chain and warp
Water: 12 gallon ss tank
Diesel: 12 gallon tank
Navigation: Raymarine Series "7" Chartplotter (new 2015), Garmin 12 GPS
Galley: Stainless Steel sink + Maxi two burner metho stove
Head: TMC marine toilet
Berths: 2 main saloon berths and 'V' berth up forward
Safety: 406MHz EPIRB, Lifebuoy, Dan Buoy, 4 x PFD1s, 2 x Fire extinguishers
Registration: H140, Hobsons Bay Yacht Club, Williamstown, Victoria

Sailed in Tasmanian waters until she was sold to Michael and Marjory Sullivan, who relocated her to Sandringham on Port Phillip Bay. After several years she was sold to Lex Bell, a member at Sandringham Yacht Club. He sailed the boat in club events and undertook cruises to Stanley and Refuge Cove, Wilsons Promontory.
In February 1976 she was purchased by Dean Langford. This began a long period of her life in the care of the Langford family at Williamstown. Sailing extensively on Port Phillip Bay, Dean taught his two sons Neil and Peter the joy of H28 sailing. Many summer family holidays were spent at Sorrento accompanied by Shamrock moored close by. She became a familiar site all over the Bay as father, sons and friends enjoyed numerous days sailing and weekends away on the Bay.
In 2001 Rod Fuller became part owner in Shamrock and gradually took over full ownership and responsibility for Shamrock. Moored at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club, Williamstown, Victoria, she has been on the club register since 1976.

H28 Association Sailmaster series Winner 2003,2004,2005.
Regular competitor in the CYAA Summer & Winter series
HBYC races: Winner Bob Pilgrim Memorial Trophy 2012-2013,2015-2016
3rd RM Smith Hot Pursuit Series 2014-2015
Cruise to Westernport Bay 2008
Cruise to Tasmania and Wooden Boat Festival Hobart participant 2009
Geelong Wooden Boat Festival participant 2010,2012,2018
Participated in numerous H28 Association events on Port Phillip Bay.
Hobsons Bay VIC
Family, Leisure, Cruising
28' 0" - 8.54m
Hull Material
Timber Huon Pine

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