Saturday, 04 January 2014



The Wilson family have all jumped in with great enthusiasm to build their very own 4.2m Ripple Tender.

Being overseas the Wilson's opted to buy the plans only and source their material locally. They are building from Gaboon plywood and doing a very nice job of it. It is so nice to see the kids getting involved and from what we hear they are the main driving force. What a great family bonding experience to all be involved in a project such as this.

For anyone interested in following their progress the link to their blog is www.facebook.com/OurFamilyBoatProject

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Saturday, 04 January 2014

An owner from Hervey Bay recently reported on his 4.2m Ripple tender after some thorough sea trials. He has promised some photos of the boat underway soon which we will post as soon as received. You can see his comments below:

"The 4.2m Ripple got up to 38KPH (24knots) and was very Smooth, took her out in a bit of rough stuff and she handled like a dream, was very impressed with her performance, my centre console design works well, even with 3 people she planed easy.  On Xmas day I put 9 people on board to go to shore and she handled it like a dream could have fitted more as it did not seem crowded and she held the weight well buoyancy-wise.  Does not seem to use much fuel either which is a blessing.  Overall very happy and even my wife loves it."

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Friday, 03 January 2014



We were sent these photos from a Spirited 380 owner in Norway. A Spirited 380 covered in snow is indeed a rare sight and more commonly associated with white beaches and palm trees in tropical climates. The owner lives aboard this boat in Oslo and does most of his sailing in the summer period for obvious reasons. Although... what a great way to spend Christmas!

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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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