Friday, 03 January 2014












The Spirited 480 project in Port Stephens is now taking shape. The owner has recently fitted the forebeam in readiness for the installation of the hull panels. You may have seen earlier that this boat was special ordered with 100kg foam hulls. This client has already assembled all his furniture modules which have been finished with high detail including doors hinged and catches fitted, fairing done and insides all painted. Even things like the fridge which is in-built have been done and all mounts for his water-maker etc have all be prepared. The main parts are ready for fitting so the assembly should be rapid from here. We will keep you informed in the coming weeks with more updates on this project.


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Thursday, 02 January 2014

We are happy to launch our new site with detail on all our designs and services.

Our designs page has been grouped into four categories to provide you with easy reference to your required design/kit choices: Sail, Power, Power-Sail, Tenders and Custom.

Our kits page is now taylored for each design for a more detailed overview on what is included. 

Following expressed interest in an online purchasing facility for our smaller designs, we have now made available the Spirited eShop. You can now order your plans and/or kits for the Ripple range of tenders. From our smaller designs, Seascape and Stow-Away range, the construction plans are available from our eshop also. Alternatively you can still continue to contact our office and make your purchases directly.

We hope you enjoy the new site and look forward to hearing for you. 

Happy Boating and Building in 2014!

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Friday, 20 December 2013


We received a couple of photos of the 3.2m Ripple design being built in Victoria and progress is good. At the time the boat was
primed and nearing painting stage, the owners are hoping to have it launched for Christmas. 

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Friday, 20 December 2013

The three 4.2m Ripple Tenders were launched recently and look great, early reports are good with good performance and handling.
We are waiting for more feedback and detailed performance figures which we will post when available. 

All three tenders were built from a DuFlex Balsa kit and are set up with an offset steering console to Starboard. The owners specifically chose DuFlex as the building material for its lightweight and strong characterisitics. One of these boats will be stored on the rood of the mothership. 

The owners have done a beautiful job of finishing with all three boats fitted and finished identically.

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Friday, 20 December 2013


Merry Christmas!!

We would like to wish everyone a safe, happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
We will be closed between the 23rd of December and the 3rd of January 2013.
We would like to thank everyone for their support throughout 2013!
Best Wishes 
Craig and Marina

Happy New Year 2014

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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Spirited 230 Central Coast NSWSteve Middendorf is making good progress on his Spirited 230 project and is hoping to launch in the next 6 weeks.  

Close to painting stage with all structural work completed and faired, this boat is set up for relative extended cruising with most amenities and cruising features such as good solar charging, large top loading built in fridge and long range fuel tanks.

Steve has even gone to the extent of building his own composite bow rails which look great!

Spirited 230

Powered by 2x 70hp 4 stroke outboard engines and we look forward to the performance report. Steve's workmanship is meticulous with good attention to detail. We expect the painted finish will present accordingly. 

We will keep you up to date close to launching.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

We recently dropped in to see Chris Downing who is building his Spirited 380. This project is progressing well and Chris is hoping to have her launched early in the new year of 2014.

We were commissioned to do a customised interior layout for Chris which comprised of a larger L-shaped seating area in the saloon and a separate vanity area forward of the aft saloon bulkhead. This area works well and provides good storage on the outboard side of the vanity.

The new layout also included a workshop area in the starboard aft cabin which has a fold down section to create a double bunk. This area is large enough for him to store his bicycle. Chris plans to live aboard permanently and is looking forward to his new lifestyle.

We will let you know of how Chris progresses closer to his launch date.

Spirited 380 in Nowra

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Thursday, 05 September 2013

3.2m DuFlex Foam Ripple3.2m Ripple Tender project underway in Victoria.
The photos below show the Duflex Airex Foam kit recently assembled. Brian and Denise Jones are doing a very neat job, well done!

They are extremely impressed with their kit and wrote a few words on their work experience todate, please click here to read further.

3.2m DuFlex Foam Ripple

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Thursday, 15 August 2013

4.2m Ripple Tenders

Pictured above are three 4.2m Ripple Tenders being built in Hervey Bay. These are all built from DuFlex Balsa kits and set up with a steering console on the starboard side. The standard configuration for this design has the console in the centre of the boat. These will be launched soon, we will let everyone know more on this design as it progresses.

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Monday, 20 May 2013

A recent Spirited 480 order has been produced with a special client request of 100kg density AIREX Foam hulls. His hull components utilise the foam below the waterline with the remainder of the structure in end-grain balsa. As per our process, the hull and deck components have been resin infused to maximum strength.
The client has been enthusiastically working on his furniture which was custom designed to the clients requirements along with some other areas. Some of these changes include an extended roof over the cockpit , a custom all weather raised steering station set to starboard and a custom daybed incorporated into the cockpit.
We can report that following our recent visit, there is a high level of attention to detail in the work done todate. In the coming weeks assembly will take effect, we'll keep you posted on it's progress.

Spirited 480

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