Shaw Fleets

There are Shaw 650 sailboat fleets in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, USA, Thailand and more places are coming soon around the world.

We have fleets supported by owner reps and distributors in each key market, enabling a new owner to enjoy the support and knowledge of like minded owners in your area.






List of Shaw 650s Worldwide in Build Order:

  Sailboat Name Location About
*Star Melbourne, Australia Restored to one design class spec, raced in NZ & Thailand; originally named Pornstar, SWMBO has ‘encouraged’ new owner Chris Bland to rename to *Star. One of the most used Shaws in Australia, Chris a great supporter of sportsboats and the Shaws based out of Melbourne.
Manic Newport, USA Originally built by Rob Shaw himself in NZ and heralded as a new type of sportsboat back in 2002, Manic is now one of the quickest sailboats of this size in Eastern USA, campaigned by Alex Watson in Narrangasett.
Shaw Thing Perth, Australia ​Originally built in NZ and campaigned by sailing legend Harry Dodson, now living in Perth, Australia.
Snatch Auckland, NZ Owned by Volvo racer, NZ sailing legend Stu Wilson and widely renowned as one of the quickest Shaw 650s EVER, the Snatch is modified with a triple spreader 4 wire turbo rig, the only Shaw 650 currently set up this way, which gives it amazing reaching performance.
Barely Legal NSW, Australia Raced and campaigned in NSW, Barely Legal is one of the quickest Australian Shaw 650s, campaigned by Scott Kennedy in Pittwater, and competing in major regattas up and down the east coast.
Whaka Brisbane, Australia Like most of the timber Shaws, originally launched in NZ prior to being exported to Australia, Whaka owned by Tim Vercoe is a well set up quick 650, racing out of Brisbane.
Badonkadonk Wellington, NZ Originally built and set up by Shaw 650 sails maestro Phil Auger of Lyttleton Sails, Badonkadonk now lives in Wellington where it keeps every boat under 40 feet honest, regularly racing in conditions typical for Wellington, in 30-35 knots effortlessly (sort of).
Monkey Business Melbourne, Australia Another woody that has headed over the Tasman in 2011, Monkey Business is a quick boat, with a great video here showing that even a bowman can lose his green glasses if you push it hard enough. Winners at Geelong 2013; 3rd in Geelong 2014. Owned by ASBA heavyweight and one of the major proponents creating the entire ASBA fleet sportsboat success in Australia, Cam Rae.
Money Shot Brisbane, Australia First fiber glass production boat, winners of Bay of Islands Regatta, New Zealand 2011, and now in Queensland, Australia, where she is still just as quick as ever.
Peow Peow Brisbane, Australia First homegrown Australian timber homebuild seriously well sailed and multiple winners/place getters in Brisbane/Queensland, Peow Peow’s name harks from the TV series Bro Town (reference which draws from NZ’s rich heritage. Sort of.
Situation Normal Gladstone, Australia Production Glass boat residing in Gladstone ust north of Brisbane; consistently now footing it with Peow Peow at the front of the fleet; SNAFU was best of the Shaws at Airlie Beach 2011 and is widely respected for having the most purple sails. ever. SNAFU and situation normal reflect owner David Mann’s desire to ensure compliance with his wife’s requirements for boat names, while still drawing deep from the well of bad boat names that tends to be the common element of the Shaw 650.
Name TBD Sydney, Australia Deposit paid, delivery delayed. One day, one day.
Indecent Haste Perth, Australia First of the glass Shaw 650s reaching the West Coast of Australia, since launching Indecent Haste has got quicker and quicker, racing often 2-3 days weekly out of Royal Freshwater Yacht Club on the Swan River. Owner Peter Chalmer is one of the most serious campaigners of the Shaw. Currently for sale (owner will be buying another)
Octopussy Perth, Australia 2nd of the glass Shaw 650s reaching Perth, Octopussy has consistently been a front runner on line in mixed fleet racing since launching in March 2011 against larger boats, widely considered one of the quickest 2 Shaw 650s in Australia (along with Stig) based on recent race results. Owner Rees Howell is a seriously good sailor, and the boat matches his sailing skills.
Hello Kitty Thailand Thailand’s first all girls sportsboat racing team, Hello Kitty, a prototype Shaw 650 built in fibreglass, since launching in late Sept 2011 has proven quick and sexy, with some good results along the way. Affectionately referred to as ‘pink bits’ by other sailors.
Crime Scene Thailand The 2nd glass Shaw 650 after Hello Kitty, the bright yellow Crime Scene is winner of the Top of the Gulf Regatta 2012. Painted in Aussie gold or pi$$ yellow depending on your viewpoint.
Tickety Boo NSW, Australia
LIckety Split Tasmania, Australia
Stig's Audi Cousin Melbourne, Australia
Rum Gone Annapolis, USA
Tasmania, Australia
Allianz Switzerland
Swiss Miss Switzerland