Welcome to www.Shaw650.com, the home of one of the world's fastest production 6.5m sportsboats!

The Shaw 650 created by Designer Rob Shaw is a lightweight design that is easily driven, with lower sheet loads, easier planing and easier transportation. If you want to combine outstanding downwind performance with a boat that is rewarding and enjoyable sailing around any race course, we've got the answer to keeping up with the fleet (or leaving the fleet behind).  Our production Shaw 650 is fast, affordable and fun, to find out more about our design you've come to the right place!

The Shaw 650 already offers class racing in Australia, and has growing fleets in Thailand, USA, NZ and Switzerland.  We are the only sportsboat class that both offers production boats as well as actively supporting home builds, with plans available and one design rules developed to encourage home builds to race against glass boats.  Production Shaw 650s offer high quality with performance to match.

Happy New Year Everybody!

fair winds and all the best for 2017.

Shaw 650 Barely Legal Wins NSW State Title 2016

Congratulations to Peter Ray and his Shaw 650 crew on Barely Legal, for winning the prestigious NSW Title in a fleet of 9 boats, with some pretty hairy conditions.  With winds gusting up to 30+ knots, managing the boat proved important, and the Shaw 650 lads managed to get two bullets on the first day finishing on top. 


Shaw 650 Barely Legal Wins Vic State Titles 2016 + 3rd in Pornstar

The Victorian state titles over at Mornington last weekend saw a reversal of the conditions seen at the NSW states - Saturday saw light winds - Sunday saw survival conditions for the fleet with a 28 knot northerly in effect and a challenging harbour channel for the fleet to get off the beach the race committee wisely decided to cancel the days racing, meaning the results from the first day stand.

Well done to Peter Ray and his Barely Legal team: new Victorian SMS champions, as well as taking out PHS in Mornington. President of ASBA Chris Bland also is a podiumwinner, with 3rd SMS with Pornstar, the original Shaw 650 with the (arguably) still best name!