Shalom – A Peek Down Below B4 She Is Sold

photo ex Dean Wright
photo ex Dean Wright

Shalom – A Peek Down Below B4 She Is Sold

If you blinked and looked again you would think that Shalom the 48’ Atkinson designed and 1973 built classic sport cruiser was a Ray Hunt designed craft. Hunt was one of world’s leading marine designers – from motor boats to Americas Cup yachts. So we can safely assume Atkinson was a good reader of USA boating magazines 🙂

Shalom has been very lucky in terms of owners, built by T K Atkinson as his own personal boat, her next owner kept her for approx. 30 years and these days she is owned by a renowned NZ boat building family.

Yes she is for sale – and as you can see above – superbly presented and professionally maintained. In recent years her owner has refitted Shalom for extended family cruising, she comfortably sleeps five. The work includes – new deck (2016), master cabin refit (2017), new saloon and galley (2018), new paint job (2019), new rudder tubes + drip-less seals (2021), new steering cylinder (2021), new batteries (2021). As presented the vessel is ready for immediate enjoyment. And the X factor – twin Yanmar 370hp engines – giving a top speed of 25 knots and cruising speed of 17 knots. With a beam of 14’6″ she has an abundance of living space across five zones – cabins, saloon, cockpit, fore deck and flying bridge. Construction is kauri double skin and finished (glassed) to require minimal ongoing upkeep. 
To view – call David Cooke – 027 478 1877 – For a spec sheet email –


4 thoughts on “Shalom – A Peek Down Below B4 She Is Sold

  1. I would be very doubtful about the suggestion Shalom is a Hunt design. Her warped bottom/shallow vee stern is nothing like Hunt’s deep vee monohedron shape, and Hunt’s boats always have 2 or 3 strakes below the spray rail. Also the sheer line is quite different to Hunt’s conservative “New England” style, looks to have been more influenced by the “Carolina Game Fish” style


  2. To nit pick, the boats with that sheer started in a 1958 23 footer, expanding to the 31ft Bertram ‘Moppie’


  3. Nath, I believe she was designed by Ray Hunt in 1975. I owned her “little sister” Mahanui also built by Keith Atkinson. Speaking with Mahanui’s first owner he told me he visited Keith’s yard and was so impressed by the design that he asked Keith if he could scale down Ray Hunt’s design, which he did and Mahanui was the result. So Shalom was to the original Ray Hunt design and Mahanui was Keith’s scaled down version. the Banana sheerline low freeboard boats you are describing are later Bertram fibreglass boats. incidentally both boats were launched under another name. Shalom started as Shango and Mahanui as Jacinta2.


  4. The ‘Ray Hunt’ line is a bit like the ‘Lanes’ line here. In the 60s 70s Hunt design was better known for the low-freeboard with banana-sheerline Bertram hulls right down to what we got here as Haines Hunter v17 and v19. Deep vee requiring lots of power. NZ’s Vistacraft 17 also shared that hull. Shalom is very nice and looks to me like anything out of Florida with two big poles and 454 petrols or 8V71s.


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