860 - Obsolete

The Shearwater 860 is our most tried and tested model, seeing its first production in 2004. We have now produced many boats not only around the British Isles but all over the world, exporting to many continents even as far as Australia. We are proud to say we are one of the first RIB manufactures to develop the concept to add a little comfort and protection without losing the advantage of owning a true RIB.

The 860 key features is a twin-berth with an opening ventilation hatch. The interior is carpet-lined with head linings and an interior cushion set in four sections. The middle cushions with boards can be removed, leaving a foot well with a teak and holly floor. The floor ends are left open to allow skis and rods to be pushed up under the foredeck. There is also room to fit a sea toilet, this sits below centre cushion boards.

The bow houses a large draining anchor locker with two compartments for anchor and fender storage. Set into the front of the console is a single seat with high safe sides to hold you firmly in place with the aid of two stainless grab handles. The companionway, hatch and dash panel are finished in teak. The windscreen is 8mm acrylic and angles the weather up and over the driving position. It is supported by a stainless grab rail. We have a spray hood option, which in foul weather can be clipped around the windscreen and erected very quickly. This allows you to continue your journey at reasonable speed in rain or heavy spray. The console has "wrap around" sides giving a very secure helm position. The twin-helm bolster seat is very comfortable and allows you to stand or sit. It has plenty of storage room inside, a handy accessories recess with teak cup holders in the rear and stainless grab handles. Behind the helm's seat is a large open area with the option of a table.

In the stern is a full wrap around seat for four, plus a moulded engine well with substantial 'A' frame. The towing eye in the top of the frame will pull an average adult skier. There is a teak bathing platform option for the stern, and room for an auxiliary outboard bracket. The hull is very deep with heavy chines to throw spray down and away and also to generate lift. A 300 litre fuel tank is fitted under the floor. There is large a choice of colours available for upgrade