Bowdidge Marine Designs
Performance  Boat Designs with "Flare"

                       With the best technical support: we will help you succeed!
                               All our plans come with full technical support.


We will respond immediately. At the same please visit our forum site, to share ideas about our boats and thousands of pictures - see completed boats and many of the building steps done by builders like you.
Also, all the fiberglass supplies required to build our boats are available at Bowdidge marine Designs, delivered to your door.

Designed Boat Plans

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Marine Designs
 Boat Designs with "Reel Flare"

         We have boat plans (both yacht designs, catamaran designs and power designs) for all sizes for the amateur boat builder and Professional boatbuilder. From the 12ft Mushulu plywood stitch & glue power boat design to the Oceansky 57 strip plank composite multihull design. We design and build, plywood boats, strip plank boats and fibreglass composite boats to very modern styling for both yacht designs, multihull designs and power boat in round bilge, multi-chine or radius chine hull forms, including aluminum drift boats, aluminum landing craft, aluminum monohull boats, aluminum catamarans, aluminum special purpose boats, and aluminum RIBs

If you're thinking of building a boat, the ABP takes the guesswork out of whether a boat meets your safety requirements. The ABP contains:
1/ Name of the person approving information on the plate, normally the builder or importer, and either the Hull Identification Number (HIN) or the year built.
2/ Maximum outboard engine power rating for which the boat has been designed and tested, expressed in horsepower or kilowatts.
3/ Maximum outboard engine weight for which the boat has been tested and approved for either "Level" or "Basic" flotation requirements, expressed in kilograms, including the weight of any auxiliary outboard that might be mounted on the transom.
4/ Maximum number of persons on the boat expressed as a whole number and in kilograms.
5/ The maximum load that a boat has been designed and tested to carry when underway. This includes persons, maximum outboard engine weight allowed including auxiliary engines, and carry-on equipment such as personal equipment, personal safety equipment, spare parts, tools, dry provisions, fishing tackle, portable tanks and their contents, etc. It does not include the mass of the contents of fixed fuel and water tanks.
6/ For boats less than 6 metres in length there will be a buoyancy statement detailing either "Level" or "Basic" flotation.
7/ The standard used to determine the information provided on the plate.

Here at Bowdidge Marine Designs, we ensure that all our designs meet, if not exceed the requirements under the legislation. Simply purchase your plans of your choice, build the boat as per the plans, showing with photo's that your boat meets the requirements, (the simplest way is through our boat building forum) and at the end, we'll supply you with the information for the ABP.
Its that easy.