Wednesday, 09 December 2015


Check out this amazing photo of Roam anchored in the foreground of a beautiful surfing spot.

Great to see them fully utilizing the boat and 'living the dream'...                             

You can follow their adventures on sailsurfroam.com 


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Monday, 26 October 2015


Michael Hoult's 'Roam' is now rigged with an Allyacht Spars rig and now looks like a sailing boat! The boat was motored across Bass Strait to step the mast in Melbourne. The sails have been measured up and on their way but in the meantime Mick has borrowed a headsail to at least get a feel for Roam. Roam has settled in nicely on her lines while still floating high. 

For those who haven't seen the new 'RoamSailSurf' website its worth checking out with amazing photos of their adventures so far. 

We will keep you updated but if you would like to follow the Roam adventures you can join the mailing list to receive up to date news.

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Friday, 04 September 2015



This Spirited 480 kit order is nearing completion. Shown here is the first resin-infused hull just removed from the mould. The kit will be shipped to the clients in Melbourne where they have already been working on their furniture, bulkheads and other smaller parts. Progress should be rapid once they receive their components and will be a case of assembling all the pre-made parts. 


We will keep you informed as information comes to hand re this project.

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Thursday, 02 July 2015



The 4.2m Ripple custom project we recently built for a client in Brisbane has had its first real test while cruising North on the mothership, a 50ft powercat. This was a customized version of this design to suit wheelchair access and use. The owner has reported that he is pleased with the boat and its performance and had the following to say:

'All good, probably could have got away with a 20hp engine though, with the 30hp it gets up and sits on the plane at half throttle with ease!'

Some may remember that we weighed this boat before it left and it came in at 155kg's! This is an excellent example of how important using light weight materials is. Less horse-power required, using less fuel and in this case less weight stored on the roof of the mothership. 

For more information on this design click here 

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

The very first Spirited 380 kit was sold to its clients in Belmont NSW near Lake Macquarie in late 2005. The owners put in a valiant effort getting the boat to almost a structural shell. Following a move to WA the original owners decided to sell the project because nothing was getting done to the boat. The proud new owner is now pulling out all stops in an effort to get his new boat finished by the end of the year. Even though the boat has been out in the weather for the last few years the Duflex balsa structure is in good shape and is testament to this high quality product. 

We will keep everyone updated as to the progress of this project.

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Thursday, 11 June 2015


The interior photos have now been released and ROAM looks great. Some final touches are yet to be done but all in good time...

'ROAM' airs fresh and modern styling! 

The Hoult family and friends will certainly enjoy ROAM in both leisurely and social occasions. It's a very inviting space.   

For those of you who are on facebook, ROAM now has her on community page. Drop in at sailsurfroam say hello and you can keep up with her many great photos and news as she embarks on her many adventures. You can also see a touching speech from Michael with his family on launch day.

We will also keep everyone posted here at key times. 



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Tuesday, 09 June 2015


The first of this design will be built in Russia. This boat is designed specifically for aluminium construction and consists of folded sections aft with the other hull panels joined to these sections. This design is based on the Ripple hull shape but has been re-worked to suit this material. In most ways this design is very similar to the last Ripple project we built which also had a side steering console and full wet-deck. As with the Ripple design the recommended engine size is 30hp with similar performance expected. 

We will keep everyone up to date as this project progresses.

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

The 4.2m Ripple recently built and delivered to the client in Brisbane has been recieved. The engine and fit-out has been done and the new owner had a brief opportunity to take the boat for a quick run before the all important lift with his new crane onto the roof of his power cat. He was very impressed with the liveliness and speed of the boat even though he didn't want to over-rev the new engine. The boat will be well-tested this weekend when the owner plans to spend the this time out in Moreton Bay. 

We have requested some photos of the boat underway so will post these as soon as we have them.

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015



This carbon fiber boom will be fitted to a custom 18m racing carbon spreaderless rotating wing mast which is nearing completion. Both mast and boom are dressed in clear-finished carbon for maximum appeal. The boom was resin-infused using ATL Composites' Kinetix epoxy infusion system for superior strength. A split female mould was made for the external shape of the boom and then a secondary mould was required to produce the internal box-section spar. The boom is designed to catch and house the mainsail when dropped. The sails will be supplied by Doyle Sails from the Sunshine Coast Qld and will be state of the art racing sails.

The owner is hoping to have the rig stepped next month.

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015


This project is now complete and awaiting pick up. The boat will be delivered directly to the engine dealer who will be fitting a Tohatsu 30hp in Qld.

This boat was customised for wheelchair access and use with a lift-out door in the hull on the Port side. Another inclusion is folding lifting fittings that have been recessed into the floor allowing for the boat to be craned onto the roof of the mothership. Supplied with the boat are custom-made cradles for the boat to sit in, these will come in handy when loaded onto the truck for the trip North.

This boat was built from the Duflex foam kit for maximum weight-saving but also providing excellent structural properties. The completed weight of this boat is 155kg.

For more information on our Ripple Tenders, click here

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