Shamrock's 220 Stalker highlights how important it is to look beyond the fishing rods and baitwells, and examine our boating needs from first principles.

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Shamrock 220 Stalker

Shamrock’s 220 Stalker highlights how important it is to look beyond the fishing rods and baitwells, and examine our boating needs from first principles. We are not suggesting that we abandon our natural cravings for style and glamour ­ quite laudable pursuits in their own right ­ but the ubiquitous sleek sportsboat may not always fulfil our true needs. The fact is that the outwardly ‘fishing’ inclined 220 is ideal for carrying out so many normal weekend boating pursuits. A major part of its success is its combination of high stability, spacious and secure deck space, and abundant stowage ­ features often in short supply in small boats.

There’s an obvious price-premium connected with the diesel, but this option considerably reduces running costs, and increases reliability and safety. Security also comes in the form of strong construction: excluding the engine, this 22ft (6.7m) boat weighs a hefty 3,000lb, and most of that is fibreglass.

If there is a chink in the armour of the 220’s handling characteristics, we couldn’t find it. After no more than the single test day with the Stalker, we would have happily taken this smallish open boat across the Channel in rougher conditions than those we encountered.

DIMENSIONS

Length overall (LOA) 25ft 2in 7.67m

Hull length 22ft 3in 6.78m

Beam 8ft 6in 2.59m

Draught 2ft 0in 0.61mm

Air draught 5ft 10in 1.78m

Displacement 1.81 tonnes (light) 2.15 tonnes (loaded)

Fuel capacity 78 imp gal 356 litres

Engines Single Yanmar 4LH-DTE

170hp @ 3,600rpm 4-cylinder 3.5lt turbo diesel Four-bladed propeller 15in diameter by 17in pitch (380mm by 430mm)

RPM Speed Trim GPH MPG Range

1,500 7.2 3.0° 0.5 14.06 877

2,000 10.0 5.0° 1.2 8.01 500

2,500 14.2 6.5° 2.4 5.83 364

3,000 20.0 5.0° 4.2 4.74 296

3,300 22.8 4.0° 5.7 3.97 248

3,300 22.8 4.0° 5.7 3.97 248

3,600 26.5 4.0° 3.33 2.44 207

Range figures allow for 20% reserve, 70% fuel, no water, 2 crew.

Sea state: 2-3ft swell

Wind strength: Force 3 steady

Performance

Maximum Speed 26.5 knots

Maximum Range 207 miles at 3,600 rpm

Cruising Speed 20 knots

Cruising Range 296 miles at 3,000 rpm

Price from £35,950 ex tax

Price as tested £36,935 ex tax

Sound levels dB (A) Cabin Cockpit Helm

Cruising @ 20 knots 82 83 85

Maximum @ 26.5 knots 84 85 87

BUILDER/SUPPLIER:

Shamrock, 906 SE Terrace, Cape Coral, Florida 33990, US.

Tel: +1 941 574 2800. Fax: +1 941 574 7489.

SUPPLIER AND SOLE UK AGENT:

Wessex Marine, Salterns Marina, Salterns Way, Lilliput, Poole, Dorset BH14 8JR, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1202 700702. Fax: +44 (0)1202 706677.

We are not suggesting that we abandon our natural cravings for style and glamour ­ quite laudable pursuits in their own right ­ but the ubiquitous sleek sportsboat may not always fulfil our true needs. The fact is that the outwardly ‘fishing’ inclined 220 is ideal for carrying out so many normal weekend boating pursuits. A major part of its success is its combination of high stability, spacious and secure deck space, and abundant stowage ­ features often in short supply in small boats.

There’s an obvious price-premium connected with the diesel, but this option considerably reduces running costs, and increases reliability and safety. Security also comes in the form of strong construction: excluding the engine, this 22ft (6.7m) boat weighs a hefty 3,000lb, and most of that is fibreglass.

If there is a chink in the armour of the 220’s handling characteristics, we couldn’t find it. After no more than the single test day with the Stalker, we would have happily taken this smallish open boat across the Channel in rougher conditions than those we encountered.

DIMENSIONS

Length overall (LOA) 25ft 2in 7.67m

Hull length 22ft 3in 6.78m

Beam 8ft 6in 2.59m

Draught 2ft 0in 0.61mm

Air draught 5ft 10in 1.78m

Displacement 1.81 tonnes (light) 2.15 tonnes (loaded)

Fuel capacity 78 imp gal 356 litres

Engines Single Yanmar 4LH-DTE

170hp @ 3,600rpm 4-cylinder 3.5lt turbo diesel Four-bladed propeller 15in diameter by 17in pitch (380mm by 430mm)

RPM Speed Trim GPH MPG Range

1,500 7.2 3.0° 0.5 14.06 877

2,000 10.0 5.0° 1.2 8.01 500

2,500 14.2 6.5° 2.4 5.83 364

3,000 20.0 5.0° 4.2 4.74 296

3,300 22.8 4.0° 5.7 3.97 248

3,300 22.8 4.0° 5.7 3.97 248

3,600 26.5 4.0° 3.33 2.44 207

Range figures allow for 20% reserve, 70% fuel, no water, 2 crew.

Sea state: 2-3ft swell

Wind strength: Force 3 steady

Performance

Maximum Speed 26.5 knots

Maximum Range 207 miles at 3,600 rpm

Cruising Speed 20 knots

Cruising Range 296 miles at 3,000 rpm

Price from £35,950 ex tax

Price as tested £36,935 ex tax

Sound levels dB (A) Cabin Cockpit Helm

Cruising @ 20 knots 82 83 85

Maximum @ 26.5 knots 84 85 87

BUILDER/SUPPLIER:

Shamrock, 906 SE Terrace, Cape Coral, Florida 33990, US.

Tel: +1 941 574 2800. Fax: +1 941 574 7489.

SUPPLIER AND SOLE UK AGENT:

Wessex Marine, Salterns Marina, Salterns Way, Lilliput, Poole, Dorset BH14 8JR, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1202 700702. Fax: +44 (0)1202 706677.