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 Post subject: Kevin Shepherd Designs
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:28 pm 
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OK, I confess. For some time I have been lusting after a bigger boat. The criteria include an integral keel, and a size somewhere between 24 and 30 ft. And maybe a long keel, and standing headroom. Enclosed toilet for the ladies.

I have looked at lots of boats, and every time come back to how well designed the Investigator 563 is.

As well as designing the Investigator 563, Kevin Shepherd was well known for the Marauder 24. There are quite a few of those. His final design was the Marauder 27, also known as the Marauder 823, and lately even "Investigator 27"!
The Marauder 27 was launched at the tail end of an economy cycle, and hit a tough market. Opinions differ, but it is said that only about a dozen were made. They have a traditional internal layout, with only a nominal forecabin, rather like the famous Herreshof H28.

There is no Marauder forum, so I thought I would tack this sub- forum onto our site. The Marauder 27 certainly looks like the big sister of the Investigator 563.

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Ian B
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 Post subject: Re: Kevin Shepherd Designs
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:08 pm 

Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:41 am
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Location: Brisbane
i was thinking of getting one before getting my steel boat.
but the two i looked at were well on there last legs. :cry:

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