Shaw yacht design has come to wider notice with micro boats. Rob Shaw's own boat "Karma Police" (Shaw 9) and its sister ship "Deep Throttle" and the Shaw 10 "Orbit" have been making waves in New Zealand racing circles by out performing boats far larger than them, including taking the first three places on handicap in the HSBC Coastal Classic 2010. "Karma Police", sailed by Shaw and Ben Costello, finished second overall on line and PHRF in the 2011 Round the North Island two-handed race.
According to the RaceTrack online yacht performance database, Shaw 10 "Orbit" is ranked 10th, Shaw 9 "Karma Police" 14th, and Shaw 7.5 "Animal Biscuits" 19th fastest keelboat in New Zealand.
The Shaw 650 sportsboat is now available as a production boat.