The Yachts




Hartbreaker finished the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart 67th overall after suffering engine problems. The RP46 placed 41st overall in 2015, 66th in 2014 and 49th in 2013 – the year cardiologist Tony Walton and Alan Breidahl purchased and renamed the boat previously known as Hardys Secret Mens Business 2 and Shamrock. Built by Hart Marine, and under original owner Geoff Boettcher, the boat was badly damaged at the start of Hamilton Island Race Week in 2007 and subsequently fell off a truck on the way to be repaired. Past Laser Olympic campaigner, James Dagge, joins the crew this year.

Walton and Breidahl’s best results include first PHS Div 1 at the 2016 Port Lincoln Regatta and in March this year, took line honours in the King Island Race ahead of finishing 11th overall in the Cabbage Tree Island Race. As Shamrock, she won line honours, IRC and PHS in the 2008 Melbourne Hobart race and two years later, retired from the 2010 Sydney Hobart with rudder damage. As HSMB finished 20th overall in the 2004 Hobart, eighth overall in 2005 and 18th overall in 2006.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name Hartbreaker
Sail Number B330
Owner Tony and Gaye Walton
Skipper Antony Walton(3)
Sailing Master Charles Stott (4)
Navigator James Dagge
Crew M Morris (1), J Macdonald (1), P King (2), R Pollock, L Irving (3), S De Poi, J Gooley, G Buchan (4)
State VIC
Type Reichel Pugh 46
Designer Reichel Pugh
Builder Hart Marine
Construction Carbon
LOA 14.2
Beam 3.6
Draft 3.3