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2000 Shamrock 260 Express

** SOLD **

  • $59,900 USD
  • Bill Martz
  • Sold
  • Used
  • Express Cruisers
  • 2000
  • Shamrock
  • 260 Express
  • Manalapan, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 26ft / 7.92 m
  • 8ft 8in / 2.64 m
  • Yanmar
  • 6slp
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2012-12-21
  • 2013-05-04
  • 1549678

The 26’ Shamrock was introduced in 1980 and has been built in many configurations; the 260 Express perhaps the most versatile.  This boat the PATITO has got to be one of the very nicest available.  The PATITO is very nicely equipped, for cruising, diving and fishing.  The original engine had an “Oil Issue” when owned by the original owner and was replaced with the new model of the same motor with a total of 315HP, 15 HP more than the original.  The owner of the PATITO has endeavored to give the boat a “Down East” appearance with the Flag Blue hull, white stripes and green bottom, which combined with the “Navy” style top makes the identification of the builder somewhat difficult.  The boat is kept so clean even the interior fiberglass liner is waxed!  This is a very nice, out of the ordinary example; you will not be disappointed upon inspection.

 Also included is a Magic Tilt triple axel trailer


Vessel Walkthrough

From the well laid out cockpit; for fishing, diving or just lounging and cruising, entering the bridge deck with a dinette and seating to the left and the helm forward to the right you enter the cabin via a center line companion way.  The galley is to your right, the head/shower to your left and the convertible dinette, double V-berth straight ahead.  The cushions have been reupholstered in a navy blue fabric and the galley unit is well placed next to the companionway.  The cabin is air conditioned for dockside use and underway with power supplied by an inverter that also provides electricity to the refrigerator.


  • Pressure fresh water system
  • Sink
  • Storage
  • Black & Decker 120vac refrigerator/operates from inverter underway

Deck & Hull

  • Hull painted Flag Blue Awlgrip with white boot
  • NRG Marine Sonihull Ultrasonic Antifouling System
  • Bow rail
  • Molded bow pulpit w/anchor roller
  • Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass; automatic helm control
  • 2-Anchor; Delta & Fortress
  • Magic Rail spray rails
  • Helm chair & guest seating
  • 4-Lewmar port lights
  • Foredeck hatch
  • Swim platform w/boarding ladder
  • “Navy” style top w/helmsman’s “vent”
  • Side curtains & aft drop curtain (4-sided enclosure)
  • Windshield w/opening center pane & wipers
  • Fresh water & Raw water wash downs
  • 4-rod holders
  • Skiff style outrigger mounts; no poles
  • 2-fish box w/pump out
  • Live bait well
  • Bait prep sink & cutting board
  • Tackle storage

Electronics & Helm

  • Ritchie compass
  • Icom M304 VHF w/DSC
  • Garmin GPSmap 441s/Sonar/Chart Plotter 
  • Simrad Robertson AP22 autopilot
  • Uniden digital depth sounder


  • 12dc & 120vac systems
  • 30amp Shore power inlet & 50’ cord
  • 2-12v batteries
  • 1000w inverter
  • 20amp Guest battery charger

Engine Details & Mechanical Equipment

  • Yanmar 6SLP 315 hp engine replaced the original 300 Hp engine approx 400 hrs ago
  • There are 3-hatches that allow access to the engine; additionally the bridge deck sole lifts for full access.
  • Hurth transmission
  • Dripless shaft log
  • Spare propeller
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Some spare parts
  • Marine air conditioning unit, 5000 btu; operates underway via inverter & dockside
  • Hydraulic steering w/17” SS wheel
  • 2- Rule 1500 gph bilge pumps
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Jabsco electric marine toilet w/holding tank & overboard discharge
  • Oil change system


“Kind of a signature feature of all Shamrock boats is that they are powered by direct-drive inboard engines rather than the outboard and inboard/outdrive power options offered by other manufacturers of boats in this size range. The weight to horsepower ratio of an inboard engine can’t compare to that of a modern outboard. However, inboard engines do offer some distinct advantages. They can be mounted near the center of the boat for better weight distribution and they are mounted lower in the hull for a lower center of gravity. This leads to greater stability and better handling characteristics for the Shamrock 260 which is known for her predictable motion, good lateral and tracking stability and full-length keel that helps dampen roll whether trolling or at rest.”  

“Diesel powered models offer significantly improved fuel economy and range over gasoline power models. For example, the 170 hp. Yanmar-equipped 260 consumes approximately six gallons of fuel per hour at a cruising speed of 27 mph while the 250 hp. gasoline engine consumes about nine gallons of fuel per hour at a cruising speed of about 24 mph. At an average cost of $1.40 per-gallon for fuel that works out to and operational savings of $4.20 per-hour for the diesel engine. Even more impressive is the fact that, for every 100 gallons of fuel, range increases by 184 miles with the diesel-powered boat.”

From the fuel prices mentioned this review is from a time gone by, but the economy data is even more relevant today; broker’s opinion.

Boat US, Boat Review by Jack Hornor N.A. 


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994