Shearwater (Our Boat)

Shearwater (Our Boat)

We think Shearwater is the perfect tool for what we do. A big inboard diesel and a jet drive come together perfectly to give us a very safe, fun, manoeuvrable boat that’s a fabulous platform for what we do.

Shearwater (our boat) out at sea

The engine has plenty of power but the best part is the jet drive. No propellor in the water makes her extremely safe around wildlife such as seals and dolphins and when we’re manoeuvring around swimmers. There are few boats more manoeuvrable than a jet drive boat, she can stop in her own length from speed and turn on the spot.

We love talking about Shearwater so feel free to ask or email us about her.

Specifications of Shearwater

Engine & Gearbox
Our vessels engine

Engine: 440hp straight six, turbocharged Yanmar 6LY2A-STP

Gearbox: Twin Disc MG-5061

Jet Drive
Our vessels gearbox

Jet Drive: Hamilton HJ-274

Hull & Tubes
Shearwater looking at the coast of Hopton

Hull: 6mm Aluminium

Tubes: Hypalon

Seating & Licensing
Shearwater (our boat) cruising on the River Waveney in the broads

Seating: 12 inboard seats, 2 standing for skipper and crew (Shearwater is licensed to carry 2 crew and 12 passengers so there’s plenty of space)

Licensing: Shearwater is coded under MCA MGN280 as a passenger vessel (2 crew + 12 passengers) and as a workboat to Restricted Category 3. This allows us to be up to 20 nautical miles (23 statute miles, 37 kilometres) from a safe haven.

Shearwater (our boat) as viewed from the skippers position

Electronics: Raymarine Axiom Pro 12″ Chart Plotter / Sonar, Garmin GPSMAP451 Chart Plotter, Raymarine Ray 90 DSC / VHF Radio, Em-Trak B923 2W AIS

Lights: Full compliment of Navigation/Search Lights and spare torches

Powering at 25 Knots (Approx 29MPH)