SHAMROCK 270 OPEN
Shamrock occupies a unique niche in the fishing-boat market by specializing in high-quality production inboard boats, a field that it dominates.
The company’s latest effort is the 270 Open, a 27-foot center console with a single inboard. The 270 features a simple yet thoughtful layout, and is built with Shamrock’s usual exemplary level of fit-and-finish and rugged construction techniques.
Fishing features abound, too. In the cockpit, for instance, we found a full-sized transom door to starboard that opens under a hinged covering board. This isn’t some thin plastic gate that was added for appearances; it’s a real transom door, designed to accommodate big fish.
Other niceties include standard cockpit coaming pads and an insulated, in-deck fishbox that runs down the centerline of the cockpit and drains through a macerator pump. The tackle/bait-prep center in the transom features a cutting board, a fresh water sink, and four slide-out tackle trays. There’s also a 32-gallon live well on the center of the transom.