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The history of straight-inboard fishing boats built by Shamrock goes back over three decades, before this brand was purchased by Palmer Marine in 2003. Palmer went out of business in 2009, and production ceased. These were some of the last of the large-scale production-built direct-drive inboard saltwater fishing boats, and they had a great reputation for handling heavy seas. However, the advent of newer, more reliable, more economical four-stroke outboards presented a significant challenge to Shamrock. Although there are plenty of used Shamrocks currently on the market in excellent shape, buyers should be aware that there were significant structural issues (which should be picked up in a survey) with some later models. Used boat buyers who want inboard boats of this style often still search out Shamrocks today.

Shamrock 290 Walkaround

290 Walkaround
Bait Prep Station
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Boat Description

The Shamrock 290 Walkaround features a high-tech helm with full instrumentation, dual binnacle controls, and plenty of room to accommodate optional electronics. The transom features a 38-gallon baitwell with light, a large insulated fish box with macerator pump-out, a large swing-out transom door with a flip-up lid to accommodate larger catches, and full cockpit bolsters. A power actuated engine hatch makes engine inspections easy. The large walkaround area allows for easy access to the bow area featuring an anchor locker, dunnage box, and forward seating. Other fishing amenities include a bait prep station with freshwater sink, five tackle drawers, cutting board, and storage area under the seat. The interior cabin features cherry wood cabinetry, a hanging locker, a dinette, and sleeping for four. The galley comes complete with microwave, sink, electric stove, refrigerator, storage cabinet and drawers. The back of the lounge seat flips up to become a sleeping bunk and additional storage can be found behind and below the lower bunk. An enclosed, standup head comes with a sink, vanity, shower, opening port, and screen.

Boat Details
Beam 11 ft 3 inMax Draft 2 ft 10 in
Dry Weight 11700 lbHull Material Fiberglass
Hull Shape Deep VeeFuel Capacity 250 gal
Length Overall 30 ft 10 inDeadrise at Transom 19°
Number of Heads 1Holding Tank Size 20 gal
Water Capacity 30 gal   

Detailed Specs
Max Bridge Clearance 7 ft 10 inNumber of Berths 4