1990 Shetland Signature 1900SS (Haines 1900S) fitted with same
year Yamaha 175 V6 2 Stroke outboard and new 21 pitch prop, sitting on single
axle braked trailer.
There were only a handful of these boats in the UK, I have
owned both the 1700SS and this 1900SS and rarely do they appear for sale – never
in this condition. The 1900 is a 19ft hull, or 21ft including the rear
sponsons, which are unique to these boats. They were made by Shetland UK under
license, Google Haines 1900S for more info – widely considered one of the best
power boats ever made, by Australian boat builder John Haines.
I was told by a previous owner that the first owner of this
boat was legendary British motorbike racer Barry Sheene; I have no proof for
this other than his apparent interest in power boats online (I was told this a
few weeks after I had already purchased the boat so saw no reason to doubt). The
boat was in storage in a large warehouse for many many years, as is reflected
in its amazing condition – the outboard still looks like a few years old and I was told it
had under 100 hours, though there is no hour clock to verify this, it is
unbelievably fresh. There is no evidence of salt-water use at all.
Since purchasing the boat in 2020, I have spent well over £4,000
on it, not including time. It is being regretfully offered for sale as I was
offered an immaculate Sea Ray, which is currently more suited to family needs. I am fussy and the boat is ready to be towed safely, used and enjoyed.
All original gel coat, machine compounded and polished, in
superb condition. New pinstripe and graphics. All new black dock lines, new
black fenders on snap hooks (cleats to either side of bow). Front seat bases
and backs remade with new marine ply, foam and identical copy trim, new rear
bench seat same. Flexi-teak up the middle of the floor and to the rear for
safer boarding. 120 litre stainless steel fuel tank in hull, trap door remade
in marine ply and covered in flexi-teak. Bow hatch with lock. Drivers seat
slides back and forth and passenger seat easily rotated to watch a skier. Original
cover present and still useable but new custom-made overall cover in grey pvc
to cover entire boat including outboard and sponsons, and new custom tonneau
cover in matching grey pvc, which is supported by front head rests (fits with
poppers) and prop bag in matching grey pvc. I have also fitted a Sony marine
Bluetooth head unit with remote control and 4x quality ‘Fusion’ marine speakers
to fit existing apertures. Bilge pump operated by push/pull switch. New Yamaha
Steering wheel fitted (original present). A large Ski mirror is fitted.
1990 Yamaha 175 V6 2 Stroke with digital instrumentation,
starts and runs superbly and is in amazing condition – paint and decals
original but look like new. New 3 blade 21p genuine Yamaha stainless prop fitted. Performance wise this offers a superb hole shot and a GPS top speed of 60 mph at about 5900 rpm – this is a seriously fast
boat and absolutely not for a novice operator. It will run a 23 pitch prop and do over 60 mph, but I preferred the 21 for skiing. The engine had a service
including gear oil, plugs and additional Yamaha fuel filter in Jan ’21 by a
Yamaha technician, it has minimal hours use since. It was winterised end of
last season and stored on axle stands in a dry garage, where it remains. A new
battery was fitted May ’21 and has been on a battery maintainer when not in
use. A battery isolator is also fitted.
Single axle, brakes overhauled, carpet bunks re-carpeted,
new mudguards and boards all 2020, new guide bars for easier recovery, new
trailer spec tyres and wheels painted all 2021, new bearings, high quality
winch, locking hitch, wheel bearings and jockey wheel 2022!I have more photos of the boat, which I can send via Watsapp. Boat is located in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. We are about 15 minutes from ferry terminals and Belfast city airport. Happy to run the outboard for any potential viewer, but no water tests.
This boat is not suitable for someone new to boating, please no more dreamers or time wasters….ask your wife, check your bank balance and whatever else you need to do first.
Current Price: £9250.00
This 1990 Shetland Signature 1900ss (haines 1900s) With Yamaha 175 V6 Outboard may be available on ebay