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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

 

We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas and all the best for 2017! 

We wish you fair winds and sunny days if you are going boating.

We appreciate all the support we have received over 2016 and look forward to a busy and prosperous New Year!

We are closing on the 23rd December 2016 & will be re-opening on the 9th January 2017.                                              

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Sunday, 09 October 2016

This is our latest factory-built Ripple project for a customer from Queensland. Built from the Duflex foam kit it was kept as light as possible. The owner requested some personalised extras such as an in-built fuel tank under the Port forward seat with deck filler, fore and aft tow fittings, large beach wheels, davit lift fittings, gunnel fender strip and composite rod holders. For more information about this design check out the Ripple page

 

 

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Sunday, 09 October 2016

Michael Hoult has posted some detailed feedback of Roam's upwind performance for anyone interested in this design. To read more click here

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Thursday, 06 October 2016

The standard Spirited 380 design has proven itself as a fast performer however this owner wanted to go next level! You may remember this project that began with the design phase and then the engineering and building of the carbon mast and boom. This Spirited 380 was originally built by Stallion Marine and then bought by the existing owner. It all started with the owner wanting to replace the sails but it didn't stop there, he then approached us to design the larger rig. The boat is fitted with an 18.2m carbon wing mast, custom carbon boom and racing sails incorporating a sizable 'flat top' on the main. The owner gave us this feedback:

 "Been on the water for 12mths now and it is all working well. Makes a surprising amount of boat-speed and is really nicely balanced. Reefing is easy… for most conditions short of a gale, we just furl the headsail and sail on the main... easily controllable and it sails really well on main alone." 

 

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Check out the latest video from the Spirited 480 Roam crew in the Lau Island group, Fiji. This amazing paradise is worth a look, check it out here...

 

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Thursday, 29 September 2016

You may remember this Ripple which was sea-trialled in raw Duflex! Since then the owner has spent a lot of effort fitting this little boat out. There is storage below the helm seat, hydraulic steering, an anchor locker, bilge pump and even nav lights! The engine is a 15hp Mercury with electric start and tilt! All that's missing is the espresso machine! This would have to be the most elaborate fit-out of the smaller sized Ripple's so far.

Congrats go to the owner who has done a great job on the finish! 

There is a Youtube video clip of the boat underway for anyone interested: click here

 

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Monday, 26 September 2016

 

Chris Downing has been enjoying the last few months cruising the East Coast since his departure from
Port Stephens in July. His Spirited 380 Tasha was fitted with a brand new set of North sails for the trip.
Chris recounts some highlights from his trip below:
 


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"My brother Andrew, brother in-law Chris and myself sailed non-stop from Soldiers Point to the Gold Coast in 53 hrs. I don’t think this is any kind of record but it sounds good.

Then my mother Bev, step father Mike, Andrew and myself motored through the GC Seaway to Manly (zero wind).

Andrew and I sailed from Manly to Rosslyn Bay (Yeppon) where Andrew jumped ship. Then its was just me to the Whitsundays.

I’ve had friends visiting and have Andrew, his wife Elizabeth, son Lachlan and myself to sailing back from the Whitsundays to Rosslyn Bay.

Then its myself again (I’m hoping my father Frank will join me) back to Manly where she will have a marina berth at the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club (MBTBC) Marina.

Had mixture of very light to strong (0-25) SW - SE most of the way. Top speed was 16 kts.

A couple of times we averaged 12 kts over several hours.

Tasha has performed very well (overtook several yachts/cats sailing north) and easy as to sail single handed.." 

Tasha is now up for sale for anyone wanting a beautifully finished example of this design. Please contact us for further details.

 

 

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Check out the latest video of the stunning sailing grounds of New Caledonia and also how this design handles the long passages. Roam is now in Fiji so we can't wait to see some footage of this iconic cruising destination.

Click here to view the latest video...

 

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Sunday, 03 July 2016

Apart from a few 4.2m Ripple's this is the first of the smaller models to be built using Duflex balsa. The reason being is that the builder is planning to build his larger live-aboard catamaran from the same product so a perfect way to practice! 

We will bring you more about this project as it progresses...

 

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Check out the new video from the Roam crew with footage of the crossing to Middleton Reef!! With water so clear Roam appears to be floating! Click on the image below to view.

Can't wait to see the next installment to Noumea!

 

 

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