Tony Walton and Alan Breidahl having purchased Shamrock in early March 2013, decided on a name change to Hartbreaker and to relaunch the boat to coincide with the first anniversary of the purchase. After much debate, the inspiration for the new name comes from Shamrock’s history as the former Secret Mens Business 2 – the HART marine built boat that was somewhat ‘broken’ in separate incidents at and on the way back from Hamilton Island in 2008, along with Tony’s professional interest in hearts. Rebuilt and rebranded as Shamrock, then Mornington-owned until early last year. The boat competed in the Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2010, but pulled out due to rudder problems. Tony and Al decided it’s time for the boat to again have a new identity with a suitable nod to it’s past.
As Shamrock, she won line honours, IRC and PHS in the 2008 Eastcoast Melbourne to Hobart Race. She has enjoyed many successes competing in the Dockland Invitational, Audi Geelong Race Week, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and in the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart finished 30th over the line.
|Owner||Antony Walton & Alan Breidahl|
|Crew||A Breidahl (1), A Delahunt, C Stott (1), G Carr (2), g Buchan (1), J MacDonald, J Whiteside (5), L Irving, M Morris, M Setton (2), P Stewart (7), P King|
|Type||Reichel Pugh 46|