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Old 16-01-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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32' Shakespeare 960

Lovely looking Shakespeare. Never seen one of these before.

32' SHAKESPEARE 960

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/32-SHAKESPEARE...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 16-01-2007, 01:01 PM   #2
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andy edwards had one of these long time ago nothing special from what he told me
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Old 16-01-2007, 01:10 PM   #3
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Looks a lot like a stretched Shakespeare 650 which I suppose is just what you would expect..
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Old 16-01-2007, 10:37 PM   #4
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That one used to have small block petrols in it. Lived in the Southampton area.

They're really nicely built and finished.

Francis (the builder) recently sent me an original brochure for the 960, I'll scan it and post it when I get homw (friday)

It certainly looks similar to the 650, though of course the 650 isn't stepped. Tis way bigger, much beamier also.

The 960 is a Lorne Campbell design.
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Old 16-01-2007, 11:12 PM   #5
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"Florida" wouldn't have thought it was worth taking over with the US iron available locally but you can get attached to ya boat
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Old 17-01-2007, 04:20 AM   #6
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A Chap I no in Norway had one of these a long time ago, with if memory serves me, had mercruiser's. though all he used it for was for fishing.....To much money thoughs noggy's.
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Old 17-01-2007, 08:00 PM   #7
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nice interior! looks loved! Im sure someone once told me they did not run that great??? or am i imagining it
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Old 17-01-2007, 08:09 PM   #8
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jon you are almost right there was a 960 in red in merlins and then round on the hamble but i thinkthis one was also owned by cliff grant before or after the white one ime not sure but it was faster than my boat cliff always said it did 50 knots was kept in brixham i maybe wrong but i think its the only one with yamahas the only issues i ever had about it was it handled strange in a following sea fantastic build quality and the guy in the add is right it was good in the rough too be honest i dont no why i ever sold it
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There was only 1 red 960 it was the show boat and she did do 50knts every time I asked her.
I swapped out the ageing 350 mags for Yamaha 240 sti ,aqua drives Coastal Rides did a crap swap out and it took me months to get it sorted.
I took the boat to my place in WPB,FLA.
She went through two hurricannes no problem "big ole heavy ass Redcoat boat didn't move an inch on her lift" a local remarked. she then went to Hawaii as new owners bought her just to copy the hull. Some years later she went back to mainland USA as a guy named Burgess Chan bought her and she's in California.
She currently has merc or Volvo 200hp diesels fitted cant remember what Burgess said.
Wish I had kept her.
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Francis remarked "they were like the Hesketh motorcycle' buy the time he finished getting them right they was 100k in 1991 and then the recession came along!
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nice interior! looks loved! Im sure someone once told me they did not run that great??? or am i imagining it
The boat was so fast I use to have to wear motorcycle goggles.
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:33 PM   #11
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The boat was so fast I use to have to wear motorcycle goggles.
I have just purchased a Shakespeare 960 with Mercruiser 220hp diesels.
I think it is the one that once belonged to Cliff as mentioned in previous post.

Unfortunately the boat was delivered with no records or info on her not even a boat name so would really appreciate if anyone can help fill in the spaces.
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Old 08-11-2022, 08:16 PM   #12
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shakespeare 960

hi Ned,
what year is she?
is it a white one?
what extras she got?
where do you keep her?
it would be nice to have a look.
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hi Ned,
what year is she?
is it a white one?
what extras she got?
where do you keep her?
it would be nice to have a look.
Hi,

I am not selling her just trying to find out some history on her.

The boat is White and approx 1995 I think.
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