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Wednesday, June 23 2021

Developed from the Ripple range, named the 5.5m Rapid, this twin engine center console design is the next level for the keen fisher or day tripper. It could also be used as a tender to a larger mothership fitted with a crane hoist or heavy duty davits. Built from Duflex panel and epoxy, this design will be light weight comparatively with a strong tensile structure and requiring less horsepower to propel. It is designed with a flat level self-draining deck for safe operation and access to all sides of the boat. The standard configuration includes a stylish composite Targa hardtop covering the helm. Powered with 25 to 30hp twin outboards this deign will be easily driven with it's excellent power to weight ratio. There is storage aplenty either below the helm seat, console or front locker below the foredeck. There is further storage below the wet-deck with fuel tanks here too. These areas are accessed through self-draining flush mounted deck hatches in the floor. 

The build process is the same as the Ripple range, starting with an interlocking MDF build frame to form the hull over. If building from the DIY plans, all dimensions are supplied for you to cut yourself or to fast-track the project, the kit packages are pre-cut for quick assembly times requiring less technical ability. As with the Ripple range, there are various choice in material including plywood, plain foam and Duflex panel in either foam or balsa core. 

Please make contact if you would like further information about the above design.



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Tuesday, December 15 2020

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you to our customers who have supported us throughout the year! 

We will be closing for Christmas/New year break from Friday the 18th of December 2020 and re-open 11th January 2021. 

Stay safe and all the best for the New Year 2021!

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Wednesday, September 09 2020

Now availailable fully built, this promotional offer includes a generous list of inclusions starting with twin all new generation Tohatsu 50hp 4 stroke engines, coursemaster hydraulic steering, toughened glass windscreen, bait tank, handrail bar work, larger cruise range fuel tanks and comes on a lightweight Spitfire alloy trailer. The special build price for this package is AUD90,000 ex tax ex factory. For the specification sheet please contact us.


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Sunday, April 12 2020

The fishing trailer boat market is a popular segment. Introducing the 'BALLISTIC 5000' power cat trailer boat with a difference. In a market dominated by name brand production boats, this is a different concept. Offered in DIY kit form or custom built to your own spec, this flexible process allows a variety of options for the buyer. The structure originates from strong Divinycell foam panels which are taped together and also reinforced in key areas with high strength epoxy. The foam epoxy structure is something you won't find readily on the market and is the secret to putting out a unique light weight trailer boat like no other. The custom build continues with full control of fit-out options, personalized to your specific fishing or recreational needs. How do you want your boat set-up, what size and type of bait tank do you want, kill pen, side pockets and storage options, rod holder options and importantly, what type of finishes would you like? The myriad of choices may not suit everyone but for others who enjoy a good project, this opens up so many doors! When talking finishing, this can be up-market high level metallic paint panels through to basic functional 'work boat' type finishes. The twin engine installation suits the safety required with off-shore use as does the well designed catamaran hull. Another feature you will notice with this design is the fully enclosed windscreen keeping the half cabin space well-protected and dry. This feature is trending with most new trailer boats of this size and larger. Aft of the large open aft deck is a twin door set-up leading onto the duckboard between the engines. With the boat reversed into a marina berth, getting on and off the boat is a breeze, or for swimming and diving access to and from the water via a ladder is possible too. 

This design is recommended to be powered by twin 50hp outboards however other options are available. Due to the light weight foam epoxy structure the size of the engines could be reduced depending on type of usage. 

Study plans are available from our Eshop to gather more information about this design



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Friday, April 10 2020

Tony's project at Taylors Beach is coming along nicely with the outside painted and the interior all trimmed off with timber mouldings. The inside has been painted in a satin finish polyurethane with most of the fittings installed. The overall design can now be appreciated in its entirety with the helm pod and extended cockpit roof overhang working in well the original lines of the boat. The underwater surfaces have all been Copper Coated for extra long life. Although a launch date hasn't been confirmed it seems like it will definitely happen some time this year. We will keep everyone informed as it draws nearer.


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Wednesday, December 11 2019


Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you to our custmers who have supported us throughout the year! 

We will be closing for Christmas break from Friday the 20th of December 2019 and re-open 6th January 2020. 

All the best for the New Year 2020!


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Sunday, November 10 2019


Some of you may have seen this mentioned in the latest Multihull World Magazine where Roam took line honours in this regatta with some heavy weather days. Mick Hoult was super pleased with the boat's performance and the result. After thousands of miles of cruising this was a rare opportunity to see how Roam would compare in a round the buoys showdown. Below is a link to some of the exciting racing footage:


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Monday, May 20 2019

Ripple 3.2m Plain foam pre-cut kit.

Unfinished KIT project  for sale at a heavily discounted price of AUD2250 inc gst ex Newcastle.

The builder has already glassed all the parts ready for assembly.

The package includes the MDF build frame and all epoxy, glass tapes and modifiers for construction.


The plain foam kit has a lighter lay-up than the DuFlex so will produce a lighter boat.


Contact us for more information.

P 02 4981 8288


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Friday, December 21 2018

Merry Christmas to all and thanks to everyone who has shown us support this year, it is very much appreciated! We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 with new adventures. We are closing from Friday the 21st of December until January the 14th 2019. 

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Monday, October 29 2018

Jason Elwes has now returned from his regatta in Japan with a 10th place overall! We would like to congratulate Jason on a great effort and are proud to be one of his sponsors. He reported on the events as follows:

"One hundred and ninety one sailors from around the world came to compete at Kanon Marina, Hiroshima, Japan for the Hansa World Championships.

The regatta park was open from 11th – 12th October for boat and sail measuring, and registration.  By the 13th all boats and sailors were ready for action, and after lunch, boats were launched to enjoy a practice race and familiarise themselves with the conditions.  A brilliant cultural official ceremony was held that evening to welcome all sailors, carers and supporters.

I started the event as a competitor in both Liberty singles and 303 doubles which, after three days, proved too tiring.   Taking the side of valour I dropped the doubles to concentrate on the singles. It was a week of light and shifting breeze, amid some very beautiful scenery. 

Through the week I accumulated enough points to end up tenth, overall, in the world placings out of a fleet of 33 very strong competitors.

Being my first international championships in the Liberty class I am extremely proud of my achievement and look forward to competing at Newport in 2020 and bettering that result."


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