About the boat

About the boat

Shadowmere is a 41 foot Sailing ketch made in Sweden by Hallberg Rassy, known as a HR41 there were only 105 of these built, all between 1979 and 1981. Shadowmere has hull number 85 and was built in 1979. see http://www.hallberg-rassy.com/static_content/hr41/HR41Sailing2.shtml for more details.

The McCrum family bought her in November 2006 from Transworld Yachts in Southampton and had her delivered to Donaghadee Marina in February 2007 after having new rigging, seacocks and engine injectors fitted.

After several cruises in France and around Scotland she cruised the Baltic for 5 years, including visiting St Petersburg. We kept her in Stockholm (Saltsjobaden) ,Finland (Tammissari aka Ekanas) and for a couple of years on Fehmarn Island (Baltic Koelln). We spent 5or 6 weeksin her every summer and enjoyed the Baltic immensely. She came back to the UK and berthed in Belfast Marina for a year before starting her Caribbean and beyond adventure documented in this blog.

Shirley and Ian are members of the Cruising Association ( cruising.org.uk )
aswell as Donaghadee Sailing club and Cockle Island Boat Club