55′ Bespoke Wide Beam ‘Shard’ SALE AGREED


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‘Shard’, as you might imagine, is named after the iconic London building, and inspired by the bright, airy and light-filled structure; the owner commissioned the vessel as a reflection of the architectural masterpiece. The bespoke build was undertaken and project managed by IBTC (International Boat Building College) in Lowestoft using their most experienced and qualified shipwrights and the result is a simply stunning, modern, luxury, floating penthouse. Designed as a boat for life, the attention to detail is striking with design features that catch the eye at every turn, from the cityscape engraved glass screen to the huge spring radiator in the bathroom and the one and a half metre port side sliding hatch to mention just a few. The asking price does not fully reflect the costs involved in building ‘Shard’, but seeing is believing, so the only way to fully appreciate the unique style and quality of this vessel is to make an appointment to view!  We are available 7 days a week for viewings by prior appointment only. Significant price reduction as the owner is due to relocate abroad.
Finance options may exist for the purchase of this vessel through Promarine Finance, subject to conditions and status (Please click on the link to make an enquiry-: Boat Finance Calculator – Promarine Finance (marine-finance.org)).




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Welded steel plate construction – 12mm bottom plate, 6mm hull sides/decks, 5mm superstructure and roof by Sealake Marine of Lowestoft. Insulation is spray foam. On completion of the build, the boat was transported to Debdale Wharf where the hull was grit blasted, hot zinc metal sprayed and coated with two-pack epoxy resin to finish. The hull was re-blacked with bitumen paint in September 2023.
Forward cratch and aft pram hoods in black acrylic fabric designed and fitted by Titan Canopies provide additional covered living spaces and weather protection. All the windows, doors, side and deckhead hatches are bespoke designs with double-glazed smoked glass and aluminium powder coated frames, all manufactured by Seaglaze Marine, specialists in marine glazing for many of the luxury yacht brands. Every window, door and hatch has a hand turned solid American Walnut frame on the inside.
Internally, the floor is constructed of 15mm marine ply overlayed with Natura 22mm iron bark Mississippi engineered Eucalyptus multiply throughout with specific finishes in each part of the vessel. The side linings up to deck level are white painted marine ply with Eucalyptus boxing for the services on both sides. From deck level up to and including the outer head linings, white painted tongue and groove panelling has been used, with the central section of head lining in decorative veneered panelling.  Double glazed doors inset with smoked glass provide access to the bow and stern areas with a sliding acrylic hatch above the stern steps. The bespoke staircases at either end of Shard are hand-crafted in oak, walnut and safety glass.

From the stern-:
A beautiful, hand-made five step staircase with glass covered treads, a safety glass bulkhead panel embossed with a City of London scene and Shard emblem, leads down to the open plan saloon and galley.
Saloon 12’6″ x 9’6″ (3.81m x 2.90m) – a 2m wide sliding window on the port side that opens up to 1m and a 1m x 1m deckhead hatch that also opens fully let natural light flood in to the living space comprising built-in cupboards on the aft bulkhead port side, a hidden 32″ TV behind the walnut facade of the staircase that rises up to the level of the safety glass panel at the touch of a button, a panel radiator, further windows on both sides, LED spot lights.
Galley 8’5″ x 9 6″ (2.57m x 2.90m)  – solid walnut joinery with storage and appliance cupboards and drawers, a large Corian breakfast bar and work top, a stainless steel SMEG sink with a single mixer tap with a shower head attachment, under-sink water purifying system, integrated appliances, double oven and microwave, integrated LPG hob, discreetly positioned bespoke wine and glass racks, extractor fan and adjustable LED lights, panel radiator.
Corridor 2’10” (0.86m) wide on the port side with walnut flooring, a feature tongue and groove bulkhead and head lining with walnut beading and two windows leads to-:
Bathroom 7’5″ x 6’5″ (2.26 x 1.96m) – bulkheads fully tiled in white with chrome and stone mid-height 3cm borders, coordinated brown tiled floor to match the theme of walnut and oak, a 800mm x 1000mm glass encased Hansgrohe shower with adjustable shower head, ceiling light with built in extractor fan, aqua board cladding, fully automatic toilet connected to a waste tank located beneath the double wardrobes in the main cabin, large rectangular porcelain sink with a Hansgrohe mixer tap sitting on a decorative stainless stand with a chromed steel mirror cabinet above, glass storage cupboards, large vanity mirror, dressing table area, and a distinctive designer Bisque black-chromed coiled spring radiator.
Main Cabin 10’6″ x 9’6″ (narrowing to 7’7″ at the bow) (3.20m x 2.90m narrowing to 2.31m) – a concealed sliding oak and walnut door leads into the bedroom with a solid oak double bed with leather inset headboard, drawer storage beneath and a brand new mattress, two oak and walnut double wardrobes built in to the aft bulkhead with the toilet waste tank neatly concealed beneath, a curved bedside cabinet that abuts the curved steps to the bow area. Double doors, a pair of bulkhead windows, two side windows and a 1m x 1m deck head hatch that opens from 1cm to the full 1m allow plenty of natural light in. LED lighting, panel radiator, walnut flooring. The stainless steel water tank is located behind the staircase and there is a second access panel in the forward bulkhead.

The internal headroom throughout is 6’5″ (1.96m) in the middle and 6’2″ (1.88m) at the sides.

Barrus Shire 50hp diesel engine coupled to a conventional shaft drive via a PRM 2:1 reduction gearbox. Single lever control. Temperature, voltage, oil pressure and RPM gauges. Recorded engine hours 58.5. Engine and gearbox serviced 30/10/2023.

6kg LPG bottle, life ring, Hurricane diesel boiler (heating and hot water), three panel radiators and stainless steel ‘spring’ radiator, MASE 6.5kW diesel generator, General Ecology Sea Gull water purifying system, Philips black glass integrated LPG hob, forward cratch canopy and aft pram hood (both Titan), stainless steel fresh water tank, toilet waste tank, stainless steel SMEG kitchen sink, bespoke Blue Sea on board monitoring and warning alarms system, water and waste tank level gauges.

12v – Victron AGM batteries (4 x domestic and 2 x engine cranking), battery condition and charging monitor, twin alternators, Victron Energy MultiPlus inverter/charger, LED cabin lighting (individually switched and dimmable), 3 x solar panels (designed and manufactured specifically for the British weather!) and controller, galley and bathroom extractor fans, electric macerator toilet, navigation lights.
240v – Shore power connection, mains RCD panel, plug sockets, Victron charger/inverter, 2 x smart TVs, full size integrated fridge & freezer, Candy washer/dryer, Candy dishwasher (unused), Candy double oven and microwave.

Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  They are intended only as a guide, and they do not constitute a term of any contract. The Vendor does not make or give, and neither the Broker nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty in relation to this vessel, in respect of which any Purchaser must rely on his own inspection.  A demonstration of the vessel will be conducted once a Sale and Purchase Agreement has been signed by both the seller and buyer and a 10% deposit has been paid into the broker’s client account.





Lazy Otter Marina


Fish and Duck Leisure Ltd as broker on behalf of the seller

Boat Safety Certificate

Expires August 2024.

Vessel Name


HIN or CIN Number

EA reg no. G210347

Vessel Condition

Used (Excellent)

Vessel Type

Wide Beam Cruiser Stern


Seaglaze Engineering & IBTC, Lowestoft


Seaglaze / IBTC


55 Wide Beam Cruiser Stern

Year Constructed






Number of Engines


Engine Model

Barrus Shire 50

Fuel Type


Drive Type

Shaft drive

Cruising Speed

4 mph

Maximum Speed

7 mph

Length Overall

55' (16.76m)


10'6" (3.20m)

Maximum Draft

2'3" (0.70m)

Bridge Clearance

6'6" (1.98m) canopy lowered

Cabin Headroom

6'5" (1.96m)

Hull Material

Welded mild steel plate – base plate 12mm, hull sides 6mm, cabin sides and roof 5mm.

Hull Type

Flat (displacement)

Hull Colour

Black (epoxy coated)

Keel Type


Dry Weight

20 tons (approx.)

Fuel Capacity

300 litres (66 gallons) – estimated

Water Capacity

450 litres (100 gallons) – estimated

Toilet Holding Tank

200 litres (44 litres) – estimated