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2016 Shipman 63



Presenting the Boat of the Year at the largest European Boat Show in Duesseldorf, Germany. The SHIPMAN 63. A World Class Racing/Cruising Yacht.


Fast and strong, seaworthy, easy to sail and handle, simple and good looking, she is the racer's ocean cruiser. Pilothouse, singlehanded sailing and easy handling connected to light displacement. Offering strength and performance thrill of a full prepreg carbon-epoxy construction. Allowing optional access to shallow anchorages, ports or sailing areas (Bahamas,…) with a shallow draft of not more than 1,8 m (6 feet).Including an easy to use RIB dinghy garage. Having a sail locker big enough to serve as the skipper’s cabin.

Being of sufficient strength, range and equipment to allow the following programs in full comfort, effortlessly and problem-free:
- summer in the Med, Winter in the Carribean, 2 Transatlantics per year or
- circumnavigating or Ocean-hopping
- offshore racing in IRC or similar rating environments
CE category A and optionally MCA class 0

Allow about 9 months for delivery. Priced in standard specifications. Many options available.

Models Available: Shipman 59, 63. 72, 80 and 100.

Please contact us today for more information along with a link to the Shipman 80 video.



In recent years, advances in technology have led to dramatic improvements in performance. Offshore multihulls, Open 60s and Volvo racers have smashed all records and set the standards of ocean-going speed to new and incredible levels.

The secret of these racers' speed potential lies in a new technology developed around two materials: CARBON fibres and EPOXY resin. When resin systems are combined with reinforcing fibres such as carbon, exceptional properties can be obtained. The resin matrix spreads the load applied to the composite between each of the individual fibres and also protects the fibres from damage caused by abrasion and impact.

These modern materials give a stronger and stiffer boat and are the key factor in the dramatic increase in performance of today’s racing boats. The use of these exotic materials is the main price-influencing factor (together with the carbon rig) but the only way to lower displacement, bringing easy handling and high performance.

For this reason, these materials have, until now, only been available to those with a one-off budget. But now, Shipman has made a series of important developments in the design and building process to enable the production of a high-tech, high-performance yacht at moderate cost. All Shipman carbon yachts incorporate these new techniques to redefine cruising performance without compromising safety or durability.



Carbon fibre is produced by the controlled oxidation, carbonisation and graphitisation of carbon-rich organic precursors which are already in fibre form. The most common precursor is polyacrylonitrile (PAN), because it gives the best carbon fibre properties, but fibres can also be made from pitch or cellulose.

Variation of the graphitisation process produces either high strength fibres (@ ~2,600°C) or high modulus fibres (@ ~3,000°C) with other types in between. Once formed, the carbon fibre has a surface treatment applied to improve matrix bonding and chemical sizing, which serves to protect it during handling. Carbon fibres are usually grouped according to the modulus band in which their properties fall. These bands are commonly referred to as: high strength (HS), intermediate modulus (IM), high modulus (HM) and ultra-high modulus (UHM). The filament diameter of most types is about 5–7µm. Carbon fibre has the highest specific stiffness of any commercially available fibre, very high strength in both tension and compression and a high resistance to corrosion, creep and fatigue.


The large family of epoxy resins represent some of the highest performance resins of those available at this time. Epoxies generally outperform most other resin types in terms of mechanical properties and resistance to environmental degradation, which leads to their almost exclusive use in aircraft components.

As a laminating resin, their increased adhesive properties and resistance to water degradation make these resins ideal for use in applications such as boat building. Here, epoxies are widely used as a primary construction material for high-performance boats or as a secondary application to sheath a hull or replace water-degraded polyester resins and gel coats. The term ‘epoxy’ refers to a chemical group consisting of an oxygen atom bonded to two carbon atoms that are already bonded in some way.


New design concepts, new materials and cutting-edge engineering have been applied to achieve performance, strength and quality. Industrial techniques borrowed from aerospace and automotive areas lead to better engineering, better functionalities and controllable, repetitive and reliable quality of structural parts and systems. At the same time, the owner gets an attractive package and a high degree of customisation. The key concepts behind the design and engineering choices are simplicity, reliability and easy/low maintenance of the yacht. In this area, we have feedback from thousands of yachts built to our designs over the past 20 years.

Finite element (FE) calculation methods were used to study stress areas and optimise fibre orientation, laminate weights and structures using high security factors, much larger than those used for Open 60 or Volvo boats.

Computational Fluid Hydrodynamics (CFD) allowed the optimisation of the flow along the hull and around appendices, to find the best configuration of drag, lift, stability and control. The hulls are not designed to any rule but more to be clean and balanced, fast, seakindly and forgiving under all conditions.

All 3D-design, to automotive or aerospace standard, enables perfect geometry definition and control and a parallel development process using the expertise and experience of numerous design/engineering groups worldwide at the same time.


Shipman carbon yachts are built with revolutionary production boatbuilding methods.

The new award-winning SPRINT technology from SP Systems enables a one-shot construction. The epoxy resin is in gel form and enclosed between two layers of fibers which permit evacuation of air trapped between the layers by means of vacuum. The void content achieved is under 1% and the fiber content close to 60%. Typically, with a common hand lay-up process as widely used in the boat-building industry, a limit for fiber content is approximately 30–40%.

A high temperature oven is used to produce a controlled 24 hour, 90 degrees C curing cycle. The curing process is computer controlled and seven temperature gauges in the laminate and molds permit perfect control of the prescribed temperature curve. During the process, the epoxy resin melts, infuses the surrounding fibers and cures to final hardness.

The hull and deck of every Shipman boat are chemically bonded, and the hull and the upper flanges of the bulkheads are chemically bonded to the deck using Spabond 345, an epoxy-based adhesive. Once this operation is cured, the final stiffness of the boat is achieved.

All main bulkheads are structural and built in female molds using the same technology as the hull and deck: carbon fibers, epoxy resin and a high-density core, vacuum bagged and oven-cured. The structure is made in female molds, laminated using Sprint and, after oven-cure, bonded to the hull with Spabond 345 material.

A keel structure with longitudinal girders forms a strong and stiff backbone of the boat. A stiff boat is not only safer, easier to handle but also much faster and more forgiving, enabling more power transfer and control from the rig, which is best noted in higher overall and VMG speeds.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $1,891,840
Make: Shipman
Model: 63
Year: 2016
Condition: New
Category: Sail
Builder: Shipman
Construction: Other
Boat Hull ID: 200963
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 63 ft
Length Overall: 63 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Single Inboard
  • Model: Volvo D2-75
  • Fuel: Diesel


Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers


Global One Yacht Sales


Global One Yacht Sales
At the Brielle Yacht Club 201 Union Ln.
Brielle, New Jersey, US, 08730

Hull, deck and all structural bulkheads in epoxy-carbon and epoxy-glass prepreg with foam cores cured
at 85 degrees C.
Internal structure and gussets in solid epoxy-carbon and epoxy-glass prepreg cured at 85 degrees C
and bonded to both hull and deck with special high-performance epoxy glues.
• 2 forepeak bulkheads and the aft bulkhead are watertight. The space in front of the forward
bulkhead below the anchor well is filled with closed-cell PU foam.
• Mast support in solid epoxy-carbon prepreg laminate bonded and attached to the main
bulkhead, hull and deck
• A hydrodynamically optimised low drag high lift lead bulb and cast iron keel fin is provided. A
high-surface upper flange allows distribution of grounding forces to the structure of the boat.
• 2 Spade rudders are a high ratio airfoil section in carbon / epoxy laminate over massive carbon
stock., built in high-pressure, high temperature autoclave
• 2 hull portlights, fixed, in front cabin area, glued and mechanically bonded, in polycarbonate.
• Hull and deck are sanded, primed with epoxy primer and sprayed with PU paint for best UV
protection and gloss retention. Standard colour is white.
• Cove stripe and boot stripe are in opposite colour then the hull; standard is flag blue colour
• Hull cove and decorative stripes are painted with PU paint.

• Carbon retractable bowsprit with a Spectra bobstay operated from the front deck
• A 1500 W electric anchor windlass recessed in anchor well, vertical chain drum.
• Hydraulically operated swinging anchor arm in carbon on starboard of the forestay. Permits
operation with a 25 kg anchor
• Under deck jib furling drum
• Mooring cleats in aluminium, folding, 2 in front, 2 aft and 2 in the middle
• A low-profile hatch 80x80 cm over sail locker
• A low profile hatch 70x70 cm over sail front bathroom
• 2 low-profile hatches 60x60 cm over front cabin
• Jib and staysail tracks, with control line-operated and sheet lead under the deck roof cover
• Roller bearing genoa car, 1 per side
• Main chainplates in carbon composite and stainless steel
• Coachroof side and front windows in toughened safety glass, glued (bonded) to carbon
laminate of the deck
• 2 fixed windows in toughened safety glass, on the horizontal part of the coachroof to allow
visual control of the sails from inside, glued to carbon laminate of the deck
• Recessed storage space for spraydodger with a canvas cover
• Sliding companionway hatch in composite sandwich with water drainage
• 2 cockpit lockers
• 6 stoppers each side for lines coming aft
• 4 selftailing winches, electric powered, aluminium black anodized, 2 speed, for mast lines and
sheets, size 980
• Cockpit table with leg support, 2 folding flaps and grabrail above. Drink holders. Integrated
electric refrigerator. Space for chart plotter and engine panel on the aft face of the table.
• 2 Steering console pedestals with stainless steel tube protection grabrail and carbon steering
wheels. Space for instrumentation on the consoles. 1 steering compass on each of the
• 2 cockpit lockers aft of the 2 steering wheels for life raft (portside) and giving access to the
general stowage aft.
• Access to emergency steering on both sides.

• Stern cockpit seat in epoxy-carbon sandwich laminate swings out to serve as a gangway
• Fold-out stern platform (operated hydraulically) with stops in both positions
• Folding bathing ladder in stainless steel tube with stowage in the aft lockers
• Stowage for a RiB dinghy below the cockpit floor with provision for fast launch and retrieval
• Teak cover on platform, cockpit floor and seating areas.

• 9/10 2 spreader Carbon mast, deck stepped
• Spreaders are swept back at 20 degrees
• Hydraulically operated mast step with mast jack and pump
• Carbon boom for loosefoot mainsail.
• Rigid vang hydraulically operated
• Running rigging
• Standing rigging Rod-Discontinious with rigging screws
• Backstay Hydraulic
• Jib furling gear, black anodised profiles

No sails are delivered with the boat as standard
• Mainsheet with blocks
• Outhaul on boom
• Jib sheets
• Spinnaker sheets

• All joinery in Teak veneered marine plywood.
• Massive wood is Teak. Joinery and panels are varnished with satin-gloss PU varnish.
• All joinery is non structural.
• All doors have laminated or massive frames and locks for the open position.
• All portholes, hatches and windows are provided with curtains or shades.
• Structural main bulkheads are built in epoxy laminate sandwich and finished in light-cream
coloured PU paint to match the Teak joinery and to lighten the interior of the boat.
• Staircase in Teak wood features elevated sides to provide better foot grip during sailing.
• 2 vertical grabrails on each side (teak)
• Lower 3 steps are attached to the engine room cover, when lifted (gas struts) it allows full
access to the engine compartment.
• Small items locker and a 12 V socket for a searchlight
• Door from entry area in front of the companionway with lock
• Manual marine head
• Washbasin with pressurized water (hot and cold).
• Shower faucet
• Mirror and toilet compartment set.

• 2 lockers above the head and washbasin
• A locker below the washbasin with access to seacocks.
• Halogen lighting
• The toilet compartment is a GRP moulded piece including the floor basin with an outlet for the
shower water and an electric pump.
• GRP Floor pan with teak grating for easy cleaning
• Deck hatch providing ventilation
• Black water tank with overboard and deck discharge

• Comfortable sitting arrangement for 6 to 8
• 10-15 cm double density foam mattresses and backrests, high quality removable fabric
• Grabrail integrated in the aft midline part of the settee accessible from the companionway
• Stereo speakers behind the aft and fwd part of the settee to Port
• Reading spotlights in the aft and fwd part of the settee to Port
• Shelf and bird-nest locker behind backrest.
• Large table fitted on two stainless-steel columns, fixed to the bottom girder structure.
• Lockers with doors and separation shelf under the aft part of the settee.
• Side windows to cabin roof with sun-shades
• Courtesy lights in red under companionway stairs, lit steps down to front cabin
• 2 opening hatches with shades in the roof above the saloon
• Navigator’s chair allows good visibility forward – chart table can serve as inner steering position
with an optional joystick
• Chart table with chart drawer under. Table can be locked in lifted position.
• Chart reading light is recessed in the bottom of the navigation panel.
• A 220 V pickup is built in the separation bulkhead between the navigation and pantry.
• In front of the table there is an integrated instrument console.
• The space under the navigation area forms a large technical zone for AC and DC distribution
panels. It is easily accessible and lies high and dry above bilges. Even at high degree of heel
the bilge water has no access to this space or to wiring and navigation panel.
• A stowage space for books etc. is provided to the side of the navigator’s seat.
• In the front upper part of the chart table there is a large instrumentation panel with electrical
control panel.
• To midline of the chart table a shelf leading forward to the pantry area with a grab handle in
the aft part (accessible from the companionway)
• Stereo radio with a CD player

• From saloon there is a shelf to the pantry area used for serving food and other items to the
dinette table
• Pantry is one step down from central area going forward
• Workspace is made in Kerrock.
• Double sink is recessed in the workspace without a separation rim to provide easy cleaning of
the pantry surface. Located on the side of the front bulkhead.
• A pressure fresh water system (cold and hot water) with a tap is installed.
• A sea water tap with a foot pump and a Y valve seacock is provided to allow either seawater or
fresh water intake in case of pressure system or low voltage problem.
• Seacocks located under the sink for the pantry sink outlet.
• Numerous lockers are placed over the sink area.

• 4 – flame gas burner with stove, semi-gimballed with automatic gas shut – off switches. Gas
shut off valve above the stove. A lock in horizontal position is provided. Located to the aft of
the sink laterally
• Flame protection around the stove is mounted.
• There is an electric exhaust fan over the stove leading to the cockpit
• The floorboards in the pantry are covered with Teak
• Under the stove there is a locker.
• Front-opening refrigerator located to the aft of the pantry. Volume aprox. 130L.
• Top-loading freezer with 120L volume.
• There are lockers above the refrigeration units
• A full-size double berth to Port. The berth is also accessible from the front (and laterally).
• Shelf and lockers above the berth.
• Mattress 12 to 15cm foam, fabric covered
• Stowage under the berth.
• A locker fwd of the berth, mid-height, with a shelf on top
• A large hanging locker to starboard against the main bulkhead, shelf on top
• A comfortable settee to the starboard
• Lockers overhead to starboard
• 2 opening hatches with roller blinds on the cabin ceiling.
• 2 fixed ports with shades on the cabin sides

• Access through an asymmetric door opening inwards
• Separate enclosed shower with sliding door
• Shower water is pumped overboard by an electric pump. The switch is in the locker.
• Manual marine head with a black water tank to Port behind the shower cabin
• Cabinets behind, above and fwd of the marine head
• GRP Floor pan with teak grating for easy cleaning
• Washbasin with pressurised water (hot and cold) to starboard with a worktop in Kerrock
• Lockers below the washbasin with seacock access
• Cabinets above and below the wash basin
• A large opening hatch with a shade on the cabin ceiling
• Central front area on the bulkhead with a watertight door to the sail locker / skippers cabin

• The front section of the yacht forms a sail locker and is separated from the rest of the yacht by
a strong collision bulkhead
• Watertight door from the bow washroom, lockable from both sides
• An automatic bilge pump is installed in the bottom of the locker aft
• An electric dome light, watertight, is installed on the bulkhead from the washroom above in the
• Shelves for storage of sailing gear are provided
• A large opening hatch on the locker ceiling
• 2 pipe cots, folding to the starboard side of the boat

• Access from the saloon, one step down
• Door lock in open position, opening into the cabin
• A full size hanging locker to the boat side
• A full-size double berth
• Mattresses 12-15 cm foam, fabric covered (removable).
• Stowage under.
• Hull side liners in foam-backed fabric
• A hanging locker with a shelf above.
• Floor is in Teak
• A dome light and 2 reading spot lights.
• Inspection hatch with fireport allowing access to the engine compartment.
• An opening hatch with a shade on the cabin ceiling.
• An opening portlight to the cockpit side with a shade
• Shelves for small items on the sides.
• Access to the technical area in the midline • A full-size owner’s manual is provided, covering: - Full technical description of the yacht with technical data and explanatory comments on the function of all items. - Complete description of the proper use of the yacht and its equipment and gear. - Hints on sailing, motoring and maneuvering of the yacht. - Optional or additional equipment: hints on installation etc. - Maintenance of the yacht. - Servicing of the yacht. - Safety features. All specifications and measures are believed to be correct at the time of printing. In the aim of continuous improvement, however, the builder reserves the right to amend specifications, materials or equipment without prior notice. Pricelist Shipman 63 A 10 Standard Price & Options Item Details Shipman 63 Boat to Standard Specification With Volvo Saildrive D2-75 Diesel engine € 1.850.000 Engine 110hp Yanmar Gori folding prop € 11.300 Teak deck complete area € 34.270 Recessed deck hatches € 19.780 Exterior Canvas Spraydodger, Mainsail and jib cover, cockpit cushions € 10.810 Alcantara upholstery Interior seating € 3.680 Spectra halyards and sheets Racing Americas Cup style, Gottifredi & Mafioli Std. Transport to Portoroz Including commissioning, antifouling, rigging.... € 17.250 Hydraulic lifting keel 3 m down, 1,8 m up € 137.310 115A alternator and 10A 220v Only available with Volvo engines € 4.900 Air Conditioning Throughout the boat € 27.050 Webasto Diesel Heating Salon and/or owner’s cabin € 8.700 Anchor and 80m, 10mm chain Delta or CQR, 35 kg, with turning shackles, stainless steel high tensile chain € 3.450 Mooring lines and Inflatable fenders Avon fenders € 1.980 2x watertight speakers in cockpit € 320 Desalinator Spectra Newport 1000 155 l/h € 16.550 Deck wash pump Sea water or fresh water supply € 850 2x Tecma 12 V electric toilets Instead of Jabsco/ITT € 2.600 Liferaft ZODIAC 8 man canister Mounted on deck with bracket € 3.300 Liferaft ZODIAC 8 man soft valise Stowed in cockpit locker € 3.170 Hull in Awlgrip To owners choice of colour € 25.300 Carbon V-boom € 69.725 Generator 8 kW € 14.740 Generator 12 kW € 20.010 Bowthruster 24 V Including 2 dedicated Batteries € 13.310 Epoxy-Carbon Custom RiB inflatable With 4 HP Outboard € 15.290 Mooring windlass € 5.800 Central cockpit hatch Over dinghy garage area € 7.480 Full bimini € 6.000 TV, LCD, 32 inch, fixed € 2.655 TV , LCD, 32 inch With lifting mechanism € 4.600 Washer-dryer € 5.000 Bose system Lifestyle 38 € 7.500 PBO package Mast in High Modulus, PBO rigging, carbon foils € 77.415 The prices are stated in Euros, exclusive tax and free yard. The builder reserves the right to change the prices or specifications at any time. This pricelist supersedes all previous.
• Volvo D2-75 Diesel engine, turbocharged with intercooler.
• Saildrive mount.
• Engine is mounted on resilient mounts with special hard rubber to prevent excessive vibration.
• Water intake seacock is built in the saildrive leg
• Folding 3-blade propeller, Volvo
• Additional 24V Alternator for house battery charging
• Engine compartment sound insulated
• Access to engine from 3 sides
• A fuel filter with water separator is built in the fuel supply system.
• A plastic waterlock is mounted below the cockpit floor in the technical area between the aft
• The exhaust hose is taken straight to the stern through a stainless steel exit.
• A single lever engine control, removable, is mounted on the starboard side of the steering
• The starting key (main switch) is mounted on engine panel outside the boat
• Two rigid fuel tanks are mounted under the saloon floor with total capacity of 750l
• Day tank is located in the aft port cabin under the berth with 150l capacity
• Gauge meter at the chart table
• Fuel intake on deck to starboard
• Fuel vent
• Day tank refill pump in front of the day tank with automatic shut off

• All through-hull fittings are with half-turn lever seacocks
• Rigid fresh water tanks with a 550 l total capacity.
• Electronic gauge meters with indicator above chart table.
• Pressurized fresh water system on all taps
• Tanks can be isolated by valves.
• All tanks have inspection covers and overboard vents to hull side.
• Pantry sink discharge is directly under the sinks.
• A hand operated bilge pump (high capacity) at the helmsman’s position on Port, taking water
from the main bilge
• There are five bilges in the yacht, each having a separate automatic bilge pump:
o Main bilge in the keel stud,
o Owner cabin
o Aft lockers space,
o Shower water bilges (2X)
o Sail locker

• 24 V, 800A battery bank is installed for consumers.
• 12V, 90A battery bank for the engine
• 5 main switches are used for 4 separate circuits
• An automatic 220 V charger is mounted.
• Engine, rigging, keel are connected via a copper wire strap and grounded
• Distribution panel is placed over the chart table
• Stereo speakers in the saloon.
• Cockpit illumination
• Lights inside:
o 25 halogen spotlights, recessed
o 12 dome lights
o 8 reading lights
o 9 courtesy lights

• Propane GRP locker for three 3 kg gas tanks, vented to the stern platform recess
• A gas tank is fitted with the reduction valve.
• Special rubber hose connects the reduction valve to copper tubing leading to pantry.
• Behind the stove there is a shut-off valve and rubber hose to the gas cooker
• The burners have automatic shut-off switches.

• Emergency tiller in stainless steel.
• 5 fire extinguishers are mounted
.. Under the chart table.
.. On the companionway
.. In the pantry area
.. In cockpit locker
.. In sail locker
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.
Additional Contact Information

Listing agent: Bill Neumann, International Yacht Broker. Worldwide Delivery. Direct Email:


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