Shackleton is constructed and finished to a very high standard; she combines a traditional looking exterior with a stylish modern interior, and incorporates the latest technology and many innovative features to make life on board a real pleasure.
Shackleton was voted "Favourite Boat" at the 2014 Crick Boat Show.
Shackleton is built on a Tyler Wilson shell with a Josher-style bow. Grey panels with black borders and cream coachlines give her a traditional theme; brass mushroom vents and fairleads continue this. The portholes also look traditional, however they are anything but – made by Channelglaze they are double-glazed and open fully; Shackleton is the first boat to use them. There are external storage lockers both sides of the deck and the stern, and a locker across the well deck gives access to the bow thruster and the gas locker in the nose.
External lighting is provided by under-gunwhale LED lights and brass lighting on both decks; these are double switched internally and externally. There are two self switching shoreline points, one at the bow and one at the stern.
Internally Shackleton has tongue and groove below the gunwhales and painted sides above; all fixed furniture is solid oak and internal lighting is touch controlled.
Shackleton has a reverse layout; starting at the stern there is a breakfast bar followed by the galley. The three steps leading to the galley are a cupboard, a drawer, and a wine rack. The galley features granite worktops with a stainless steel sink and smart tap. There is a fridge, four burner hob, and a an extractor hood that rises from the worktop when needed. All drawers and cupboards are soft-closing.
The saloon features a large white leather sofa and a Wenlock stove with a hidden flue; it also has plenty of storage.
The walk-through shower room has a shower with black laminate walls and an infinity shower tray. Between the shower and the cabin sides are half-depth shelves. There is also a basin housed in a corner unit and a toilet.
At the front of the boat, the cabin has a 4′ wide bed that can be extended to the whole width of the cabin. The bed lifts on gas struts to give easy access to the under bed storage.
Shackleton has Beta Marine 43 engine, a PRM gearbox, and a Vetus 75kgf bow thruster. Electrics on Shackleton are based on a 24 volt system that provides better stability than 12 volt systems; there are six 169Ah batteries. There are two 12 volt sockets and 240 volts from the Victron 3Kw inverter.
Heating is provided by an Eberspächer 8Kw diesel boiler; this can be controlled remotely via a smartphone app.
|Date Completed||Apr 2014|