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  • It's great to see the Moore Boys (Rhys, Jack and their father Reg) and their Pro Tournament 26 smashing the fishing out in the Great barrier Reef, chasing Marlin and the big GT's. After a quick trip up to Weipa for the Billfish competition where they launched from Karrumba and headed north - click "HERE" to see more), it was then time to head out from Cairns for a bit of fishing. Well done fellasSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another Mushulu 14 being launched, this time from Luc in Tasmania. Luc previously built an EdgeTracker 426 and is now building a Pro Tournament 21 as well He writes: Mushulu was officially launched last night. Floated in river and had a few beers with mate. Very pleased with performance. I've just come off a hot streak in life the last few months and I'm in a flat spot. On secondSee Full Post >

  • Great to see yet another launching this week.. Dave and his Tropic 12 So with my 4 days at the Grand Prix canceled and a little extra help and motivation from my mate Michael I gave the top of the boat a quick paint and fit out. Then late yesterday afternoon we chucked it in at Avalon beach It was very choppy and I learned that I don’t know how to drive a boat verySee Full Post >

  • G'day Mark, We launched our Sportzmaster yesterday off Carrum. It was mid afternoon with an easterly wind picking up and the associated fetch driven swell from across Port Phillip Bay. The boat felt composed and cut through the waves easily. The boat / hull tracked nicely and was predictable on any point into and off the weather. With a following sea acceleration up onto the plane is phenomenal, the boat jumps onto the plane (THERESee Full Post >

  • Ian writes: I was motoring across Western Port Bay yesterday when I saw another boat heading towards me waving like crazy. I came to a stop thinking it was Fisheries but it was Glenn in his BMD. He thought my boat looked familiar. Great to see Glenn and two home builds out in the middle of the bay enjoying the water. Glenn writes: Saw an open boat coming towards me with an antifouled hull andSee Full Post >

  • Been a great summer of boating/fishing adventures with the M14 and family. Yesterday out from Mordialloc Creek did some tubing with the kids. Esky strapped to front bulkhead with kmart $5 rod holder works well when in fishing mode. The Mushulu 14 rows as good as can be expected for a 14ft planing hull. I have been enjoying rowing out across shallows and happy with the distance I can go without breaking a sweat. ISee Full Post >

  • Had the folks over from NZ for the past week. Headed out fishing on Western Port a couple of times with Dad for not much return, although counting around 80 boats on the water (that we could see) on Sunday was interesting. Western Port was glassed out for most of the day. Went out Wednesday afternoon hunting for snapper, nothing at the first mark, moved to the second one I had lined up and itSee Full Post >

  • G’day everyone, Finally we got some favourable wind conditions to go out for a fish, north of Perth Western Australia. My good mate JD and I made plans to meet at Ocean Reef boat ramp 4:00 am on Saturday morning and after setting up the boat, we were on our way offshore to a couple of new lumps we liked the look of. With the course set on the Simrad and after logging on toSee Full Post >

  • Hi Mark, Hope you have enjoyed a fantastic xmas and new years break. We have been down at Binalong Bay on Tassies east coast. I have had the seastrike out  at least 2 times a day on most days, racked up 45 hours in the last three weeks. I bloody love this boat !!!! Every time I take it out I am just amazed at how it goes, had it in all kids of conditions,See Full Post >

  • G’day Everyone, Welcome back to the first post for 2020! We would like to wish you a Happy New Year and nothing but the best for 2020. Well.... we managed a break over Christmas, packing up our camper and heading out west. Crikey, it was so hot and dry. Even in the shade, the metal on the trailer was hot to touch. Not only that, but there were bushfires everywhere where station owners were backSee Full Post >

  • G'day all, Well... its official. As from last week, I finally decided to resign from teaching at Westlawn, where I taught Naval Architecture as a "Professor" for 6 years. It was a great teaching there, but we figured it was time to move on to a new chapter in our lives, whereby we could concentrate more on BMD, bringing out New Designs and also to take BMD to a whole new level and direction, (FishingSee Full Post >

  • It was great to hear from the Moore Boys and their Pro Tournament 26 ( a custom design). After a quick launch and sea trial in Cairns, it was hooked up behind their truck and off to Karumba where she was launched and driven straight up to Weipa (485 nautical miles or 898 km) northwards for the Bill fishing Tournament. On the way, they had a few stop overs for the night and also aSee Full Post >

  • Got a couple of photo's the other day from Adam and his Sea Strike 16 out Tuna fishing off Sydney. Well... we all remember his last tuna fishing adventure when he made that video (Top Vid). Well....he's at it again, topwater fishing and also trolling with his new 90Hp Yamaha Here's a couple of photo's he sent me He'll get his Marlin Yet !!! He Writes: A few months ago I upgraded to the newSee Full Post >

  • Finally back from holiday and my school holiday duties have come to an end and time to get back to some boat building this week. Here are a few pics from our holiday. Note the first 2 pics, my boat holding all of us on my 6 kg Bruce anchor. Looking aft you can see we have the smallest engine, but the fastest boat of the lot. It was a fantastic holiday, travelling to variousSee Full Post >

  • Well... its official.... She's is well and truly splashed!!! And she goes absolutely fantastic!!! Marine dealer was very impressed with test run, threw it into some high speed tight turns. Did it super easy and did not even think about cavitating... just powered through the turns so easily. I couldn't believe it. A bit of wind chop today but you don't even notice it cruising along. We'd be drenched with sore backs in the rubberSee Full Post >

  • This time from William in Western Australia and his beautiful Cruise Control 5.2. He writes: Hi all, With the demersal ban on in WA, I decided to go out with a mate on Sunday morning and target some whiting. Leaving the ramp at sunrise, we headed out to find some sandy bottom. First location wasn’t really productive, so we made a move and hit the honey pot. For an hour we were on, the baitsSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another Tropic 14 launched.  This time from from Steve from Bundaberg (Qld). He writes: SPLASHED at last. Launched at the ramp only 5 mins from home. It was a bit windy but not too bad and as the motor is running in I couldn't open the throttle anyway. All went well, everything worked as they should( bait tank, sounder ,bilge pump). Got up on the plane in no time, but wasSee Full Post >

  • WOW, The last few months have been very hectic busy finishing the boat, prepping for the big trip to the Cape, working, studying... the list goes on, but I have returned alive (ha ha). I named the tropic HOLDFAST, .as a tribute to my old army engineer Corp, holdfast is their radio codeword. I also read that this term was used in old maritime days to warn people to take a firm grip if a rogueSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another launching, this time from Laurent from the New Caledonia and his Broadwater 5.1 . "Congratulations Laurent" !!!!! He writes: Launched yesterday! Need some finishing, but she floats and planes at 18Kn / 4000rpm with the brand-new yamaha 70Ch Does-she look all right? Thanks for your design, I founded the boat easy and pleasant to build (exept sanding!!) - 2 years during my spare time. Laurent, Lifou island, New CaledoniaSee Full Post >

  • G'day Mark, Long time no chats! I've just returned from holidays this week and thought I would share a few photos with you. We went to North West Island which is located 75 km east of Gladstone, where we set off from. The trip took nearly 2 hours, we were blessed with 10 knots of wind and not much swell happy about that, the weather allowed us to get out every day though we wereSee Full Post >

  • Its now started ! Scottie who owns a game fishing resort in Vanuatu ( Sakara Game Fishing Charters) which he's building up is also in the process of building his QuickStrike 35 for game fishing that he commissioned us to design.  He writes:  I am Capt. Scott Martinsen, owner/operator of Sakara Game Fishing Charters, based at Black Wharf, Aore Island, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. About 3 years ago, fed up with the bullshit surrounding the commercialSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another launching, this time from Ronald from the Canada and his Sea Strike 18 getting a quick splash. He writes: Thanks guys! Just got the boat in the water this evening at 7 . What a sprint to the end . I haven't stopped , 7 days a week for 6 weeks ,evenings after work and weekends trying to get to this stage . But it was AWESOME !!!!!  Got aSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another launching, this time from Michael from the Gold Coast (QLD) and his Tropic 14 getting a quick splash. He's got a few more small things to go on (all the toys etc), but .. went for a quick blat and he reckons it flies.  Anyway, here's his boat. Very nice He writes: I wont go as far as saying she is officially splashed, but I did take the tropic downSee Full Post >

  • Its great to hear from Glenn and Kim from Melbourne (Vic)  as they took their Broadwater 5.1 down to Tasmania on holidays. They wrote: I recently spent a week down in Tasmania, Kim was doing the “Three Capes Walk” with the local Scout group, and as much as I would have loved to go as well, my knees couldn’t take the 50 or so kms that the trip does in the four days. It wasSee Full Post >

  • Build your own 5.50 m open shell for € 7,000: a story of a successful construction site Alexandre took 3.5 years to build entirely of his hands his hull open. A construction site on the island of Reunion. Proud of his amateur construction, he tells us how it unfolds and the steps to carry out such a project. Alexandre comes from Reunion Island, and after 10 years in Canada. (2004 to 2014), he returned toSee Full Post >

  • We just received a few photo's from Joe and his girlfriend (from WA) on their 4x4 fishing / camping adventures around Northern Australia, as they work they're way from Western Australia around the top to Darwin .... ....with their EdgeTracker 426 towed behind. ! Look's like pair are having an absolute blast Awesome photo's as well Joe. !!!!! We look forward to seeing more  of your adventures mate ! If you want to see moreSee Full Post >

  • Just got a text message this morning from Leigh from the Gold Coast (QLD) and his RipTide CX-457 getting a quick splash. He's got a few more small things to go on (wrap etc), but .. went for a fish (4 up) and he reckons it flies. He made his casting deck a little longer and with 2 up on here.. wow.. nice and stable and a top spot for fishing. Anyway, here's his boat.See Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another Sea Strike 16 being launched, this time from Jan down in South Australia!! He writes: Launch day has arrived!  The boat was handling like a dream! What a pleasure to cruise with! Great credit to Mark for designing such a nice boat! I could not stop smiling all day! Unfortunately I had to go back to work. I'll will be installing some more toys on my next time offSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another EdgeTracker 487 launched. This time from Bretto from the Gold Coast - Queensland- Australia What an awesome job he did building her !! Top one Bretto !! He writes: *******SPLASH ALERT********** Finally launched my Edgetracker today. Very bloody happy!!!! Thanks Mark for a great design with amazing performance and stability. I love this thing. Just went for a bit of a cruise with wifey today to run the outboardSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another Broadwater 5.1 hit the water, this time from Tim in Victoria. He writes: SPLASHED! We did a few trials in the harbour at Coffs two weeks ago to check out the position of the motor etc and were very happy with the results. Today we headed outside for a run in a bumpy sea with a north easterly swell. I guess it is no surprise that a boat designedSee Full Post >

  • Great to see yet another BMD boat being launched today. This time its from William in Western Australia and his beautiful Cruise Control 5.2. Top Job !! He writes: Hi fellow builders, Got to take the boat out on Saturday arvo as an official launch of the boat. Some family and friends were able to join the occasion. All my friends and family were so surprised with the boat, the way it looked the waySee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another Tropic 14 launched today, this time from Brian in NSW. He writes: Hi all. SPLASHED the Tropic today.  Thank you for a great little boat Mark and a BIG thank you for all the support given to me throughout the entire build, without that support I think I might have built the Titanic not that i've hit an iceberg yet. Lol. I cant be any happier with the supportSee Full Post >

  • Well... Ian is at it again. !!! Having a blast of a time fishing and camping Its great to see he's out having a blast with his passion for fishing, not only fishing inshore in the rivers and lakes chasing trout and more, but also offshore mixing it up with Snapper and even squid in his EdgeTracker 426. Looking forward to hearing from him again and his next fishing/ camping adventures Click HERE to seeSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another Sea Strike 16 launched.  This time from from Kosta in Greece. He writes: Mark, Congratulations. Your design is perfect, I don't have words to explain you how excited I am. Everything went fantastic, the boat is unbelievable... !!!! That so good to hear I reckon. What a top job he did building his Sea Strike 16. As for getting it registered in Europe with all their bureaucratic rubbish. When Kostas finishedSee Full Post >

  • It was great to hear from Dave and Rita and the launching of their Sea Strike 16. He writes: Hi Mark Our sincere apologies for taking so long to get these photographs to you. Dave really appreciates the information and assistance that you gave in regards to our build. When these pictures were taken Dave recorded the performance figures and fuel economy but unfortunately someone took his note pad or it was blown away becauseSee Full Post >

  • G'day Mark, Thought I'd send you a couple of pics . Finally the weather God's played nicely. Another milestone achieved, first day offshore  the sea was almost flat as a tack.  Managed to get out to my old #1 fishing spot and located the old trawler wreck in 100 odd meters of water, set up my drift, baited the hook dropped em in and bang on the money first drop, we finished up with 1See Full Post >

  • It great to see yet another Broadwater 5.1 now launched. This from Glenn down in Melbourne Vic (Australia) With his outboard all booked in, during the last few days he was running around wiring in the batteries and battery switch, bilge pumps, nav lights, sounder and sorting out the Hydrive steering system, wiring the cabin and cockpit lights, radios and speakers, washdown and fresh water pumps. Two days later and with a beautiful day inSee Full Post >

  • Great to see another launching this week, this time from Darren in North Qld and his Tropic 14 !! What a TOP JOB !! He writes: G'day Mark, A few photos of a trip to "xxxx" creek last week in the awesome tropic. (I can't say where it was..secret) It’s the first chance I’ve had to actually fish for a solid week with it. We got a shit load of flathead and a heap ofSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see the latest launching of yet another Sea Strike 18, this time from the Visser brothers in the Netherlands. What a top job !!.  They write: Yesterday we splashed the ss, what a boat!!   We made 4 hours on the Suzuki really great combination like this. This week we are planning to launch the Sea Strike 18 official, so this week we will do some small stuff like the antifouling, wrap and someSee Full Post >

  • It was great to see Cameron from North Qld (Australia) launching his new Gulf Explorer 16. What an awesome job he did building her ! He writes: Soft launch completed. One up 50 Litres of fuel and no gear she goes 30 knot flat out and on the plane almost instantly. I was impressed given the size of the boat and small 50 hp motor. Two up same fuel and normal gear running weight andSee Full Post >

  • A few minutes ago I just received a few photo's from Joe and his girlfriend (from WA) on they're 4x4 fishing and camping adventures, with their EdgeTracker 426 towed behind.  He writes: "Hi Mark, hope you are well. Just thought I'd send you a few photo's of the boat. We are up in the Kimberley at the moment having a great time. We've had a few local fellas in the boat with us, they've allSee Full Post >

  • I just received these photo's from Chakkaphong (Thailand) who just launched his Sea Strike 18    If you look at his console, you see can that he cut out a portion and added a shelf for all his gear. His own personal touch for his boat.   Great idea If you want to see more of this design and something that you too can build, Please click the button below. Its that easy Click here for moreSee Full Post >

  • We just recieved these photo's from Haydn from 1770 up in Central Qld and his EdgeTracker 426. He sent in a short video as well !! Looks great Haydn He writes: Very funny thing happened as I was going to get the boat and return to the ramp. A bloke was there with his kids and made the comment that the kids were really enjoying the boat and then said, do you mind telling meSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another Sea Strike 18 hit the water, this time from Pete from Albany (WA) where he fishes the Great Southern Ocean. He writes: My boat building journey began a little over 2 ½ years ago. I started off by researching aluminium boat kits. I quickly came to the conclusion that my welding skills would need to be improved, and both my welding and metalwork equipment would need a serious upgradeSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see another Sea Strike 16 hit the water. This time its from Colt (Hugh) from Sydney. He writes: Hi all We are finally afloat. Still lots of bits n pieces to do. But I just couldn’t wait any longer. I’d call it a sea trial rather than a launching. Before I’d even set foot on the boat. A couple of old blokes wanted me to settle an argument and confirm whether theSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see another Mushulu 14 launched this week by Andrew down in Melbourne (Vic) He writes: Hi all, Just had a successful splashing over the weekend!   Properly launched my recently completed Mushulu 14 over the weekend, and I have to say, this thing is awesome! As posted in the build thread, I worked flat stick through the Easter/ANZAC break to complete and splash the boat, but only narrowly managed to get it wetSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another EdgeTracker 487 being launched this week. This time from Lachie down in Melbourne (Vic). He writes: Well the day has finally come! My dad and I took her out from St Kilda this morning. Very stable at rest as I let the new engine idle for 5 mins.  We spent nearly 2hrs at under 3000rpm to break the motor in which didn't get up on the plane. Then anotherSee Full Post >

  • Lance just sent me in these awesome photo's out and about with his family in their Sea Strike 16 - "Gulf War". Great to see they're having a blast enjoying the boat as a family boat and also some serious fishing - "Sea Strike Slaying" as he calls it. Love it  Went out again for an early morning dive mission. Once again the wind came up to over 20 knots. Farkin spring wether driving me nuts. ISee Full Post >

  • Its great to see yet another Sea Strike 16 being launched this week. This time its from Adam down at Sydney ! He writes: The Sea Strike has been salted! I can now say its officially splashed and named 😀 After a crazy late Sunday afternoon of getting the boat ready and rigging up the fishing gear we headed off Monday morning at 4:30 ( I only got 2hrs of sleep)...Never again..Im still feeling itSee Full Post >

  • Its great to see another Tropic 14 being launched, this time Geoff from Victoria. What a top job ! He writes: Here she is in the water and the video I did up explaining a few things about the build and with the boat up and running. Let me tell you, the saying never work with kids or animals when film making is true! Here's a great video he made showing how the boat compliesSee Full Post >

  • Great to see we have yet another launching, this time from Pat in Tasmania and his Magnum 10 Pat writes: The big day finally, arrived, after all the rain and high winds we have had here in Tassie there was a break in the weather in the Sunday morning. Loaded the boat on the trailer and off we went. Since we have had a lot of flood waters we had to clear dead wood andSee Full Post >

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