Why Shackleton?

This adventurous little boat needed a proper name.  It’s lines smack of utilitarian as opposed to elegant, smart as opposed to sophisticated, and simple as opposed to complex.  This all sounds like the kind of boat Ernest Shackleton would have enjoyed and cherished.   I was deeply impressed by Shackleton after reading the book, The Endurance.  He loved adventure, like Scamp.  He loved simplicity, function and utility like the Scamp…just made sense to name my boat Shackleton (#268).