In 1995 Francis Whitley, owner and director of the British yard Shakespeare Marine, decided to start a radical renovation of the boats built by this charismatic brand name.

Founder of the yard was indeed Bill Shakespeare: less famous of the poet, Bill was one of the most beloved designers, builders and racing pilots of the sixties. Whitley entrusted Brunello Acampora and Victory Design with the renewal of the entire range and the stylish 830 was the first outcome of this co-operation.

The boat had a great success with the public and the press, redefining the technological and stylistic image of the British builder.


A smaller sister of the Shakespeare 830, the 600 has striking styling with wet-bike handling capabilities.Extraordinary performance and huge cockpit space gained the little 600 the 1998 UK ‘Sportboat of the year’ award.