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Friday, 06 May 2016

'Siva' is a Spirited 380 launched in 2011 near Cairns Qld. The proud new owner, Michael Griffiths is on his way to the Whitsundays with his family and thought he would call in to say hello to us in Port Stephens. Michael has done some upgrades to Siva to streamline systems. Michael has owned several sailing cats prior but chose the Spirited 380 for its excellent sailing performance, and he hasn't been dissapointed. On the delivery trip from Mooloolabah to Sydney Siva never dropped under 10 knots average speed the entire trip. Home for Siva is Botany Bay south of Sydney.

We wish Michael and his family all the best on their trip North! See you on the way back!

 

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Rick and Carol Thomas from South Australia launched their Spirited 380 named 'Zeus' on the 22nd of April. This boat was featured earlier in our news when Rick had just finished the painting.

Rick and Carol have done a beautiful job of finishing this boat with many compliments. 'Zeus' was built in 'the old fire shed' in the little sleepy beach town of Beachport SA. The project was started in July 2007 and was hull#14 to be produced. The rig and sails are next on the list to organize so we can all see this one sailing!

A big congratulations to Rick and Carol!

 

 

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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Just released! Check out this footage of the brand new 'Viper Cat 5'

While you are there check out another couple of videos of this boat released.

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

The Viper Cat has done initial sea trials with excellent results. The builder is very happy with the performance and handling with rigorous testing. The ride is very comfortable with good stability as expected from a catamaran design. The single 115hp outboard drives the design well with good top speeds.

We will bring you more news as it comes to hand from the builder...

 

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

We were delighted to get a call from Chris inviting us to go out on Tasha for the day. Chris has been doing the last jobs on the boat since the launch. He has been living on Tasha in Port Stephens where he started his new job shortly after the launch. The boat looks good and we were reminded of the very professional and tasteful job Chris did building Tasha, and it is kept in tip top condition. 

We set off mid morning with very little wind, in fact we ended up having lunch in the middle of the bay absolutely glassed out with the sails up but doing nothing! After lunch we decided to motor across to Dutchies beach for a swim and a cold beer, while we waited for some wind. As it turned out the breeze picked up gradually as we headed back down the bay towards Soldiers Point where it eventually filled in to a steady 10 knots give or take. We had a nice work back from North Arm Cove with Tasha finding her groove and loving the conditions confirming her pedigree performance.

A big thank you to Chris for a wonderful day out on the water!

 

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Saturday, 09 April 2016

We have been following this boat's progress for a few weeks now and D-day is approaching. This is the first model in the "Viper Cat" range. We are waiting for the news of this boat's launch which should be any day now! These builders are gearing up for full production with at least two more larger models in the range. The boats will be available with various options and styles of finish.

This 5m centre console is powered by a 115hp four stroke outboard and is fully engineered to meet ISO standards. 

For further information about this range please contact us.

 

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Bush Spirit is now sailing and the owners are ecstatic. Unfortunately these are only on-board photos but you get the idea!! They had some comments for the day:

"We got out last weekend, with winds between 10 and 15 knots. At the end of the day when it was probably 15knots with about 0.75m of sea in Moreton Bay, the GPS said 11knots boat speed with a main and the jib up on a broad reach. We seemed to be passing every boat we encountered all day, even downwind!"

We'll keep working on the owners for some on-water shots of the boat! 

 

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

This Spirited 230 is the very first boat sold, in fact the original owner/builder of this boat pitched the concept for the design to us and we designed it to suit his brief. In other words this design may have not existed without his input, and what a shame that would have been! The build was started in early 2008 and launched in May 2013. Shortly after this the boat was listed for sale with a local broker due to personal reasons, and the current owner bought the boat in May 2015 almost exactly 2 years after the launch. The new owners are delighted with the boat and sent this photo of the boat while on a trip to the Keppel Islands off Rockhampton where they live. They had this to say about their experience so far:

"All going really well with the boat, even though not been out since before Christmas.  Before that we did have several magnificent short trips (three days at a time is enough) around the Keppels. The weather is fairly predictable here in the summer!"

 

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The lines are bold and powerful, and now can be fully appreciated wearing the final paint finish. The engine will be installed next week along with decals to set it off. This prototype is the first of the new range of plate alloy production boats from this company marketed to recreational or professional fisherman, and also commercial applications such as water taxis. This no-nonsense power-cat is set to make an impression.

We will keep everyone up to speed with the imminent launch...

 

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

This builder has been steadily progressing in a little beach town called Beachport in South Australia. He is hoping to have the boat launched towards the end of the month. The painting is now done and looks amazing with equipment now being fitted - permanently! This will be number 26 to hit the water for this design and the excitement is building! The owner has promised some high quality photos of the big day as his son is a photographer with all the gear. 

Stay tuned for the big day...

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