Sea Strike 16

Sea Strike 16



- LOA ……16ft (4.87m)
- BEAM ………7ft - 2in (2.18) overall
- DRAFT/ hull only ………10-1/4″ (261mm) @ DWL
- Deadrise at transom ...… 20 degrees
- FREEBOARD from designed waterline ..... 2ft - 4in (710 mm)
- FUEL CAPACITY ....... 19 USG (70 - 100 Litres)
- DISPLACEMENT .... 2573 lbs (1167 kg) @ DWL
* This includes hull/ outboard/ 60% fuel/ persons/ cargo
(fishing gear/ safety equipment/ misc items and more)
and the boat is floating on her DESIGNED WATERLINE
as per the plans

- Pounds/kg Per 1” immersion 386 lbs (175 Kg)
- Max 5 Persons
Horsepower… 90 Hp (max)
Outboard leg length.... 20"
- LEVEL flotation (built as per the plans)

APPROX DRY TRAILER WEIGHT including a 40 hp motor….. 1350 lbs
(612 kg ) depending on materials and outboard options* ( This includes a full tank of fuel)

Bare hull weight .... 609 lbs (276 kg)
*weight @ designer’s suggested materials; different
plywood's plus different fiberglass weight and optional
gear will change boat weight.

- Construction …. Epoxy Fibreglass Plywood Composite Construction
- Safety standards in compliance with the ABYC standard
- Structure is engineered in accordance with ABS class rules

Whatever you have in mind for the weekend, whether it be fishing outside the heads chasing kingies, or fishing the reef for snapper, the Sea Strike 16 can handle it. With her aggressive lines that tout an elevated level of confidence, if fishing is a passion you live for, then the Sea Strike 16 comes with more standard equipment and unique, pro-level fishing features than any boat in its class.
The Sea Strike 16 includes a large two person center console for extensive electronics and load of storage within. She includes kill tanks, bait tank, ice box facilites, under floor storage, walk through transom and up to a 100 litre optional fuel capacity for those long offshore runs. Also the Sea Strike 16's boat arrangement means that when it comes to fishing out back, the cockpit area allows for all round fishability, even around your motor with no snags !
Typically with normal fishing boat arrangements, the outboard gets in the way as you fight your way from side to side, but not so with the Sea Strike 16. It's all within rods length. And we haven't even looked at the casting deck up front. !
So if your passion is fishing, whether your trolling the shallows for squid or, racing to your favorite offshore fishing grounds, experience the ultimate in sport fishing performance.
It all comes down to your imagination!!

Sea Strike 16 Plans.

Below you will find information and pricing for the Sea Strike 16 Plans.

 Sea Strike 16 Plans Price.
AU $450 ...US $327  ...$276 EU

The construction plans supplied by Bowdidge Marine Designs are CAD-drawn sheets taken from our full 3D model for accuracy.
We use a multitude of design programs to create our plans and we stand behind them 100%, providing back-up support should you encounter any troubles during your build.
Please be aware that plans we do not provide CNC cut files or kit boats.
Plans are now delivered in PDF format ONLY via direct download onto your computer.
Electronic copies are far more durable and reliable than the paper equivalents.


We require a signed order form with every plan order.
This form explains the terms and conditions and plans will not be mailed until we receive a signed order form accepting our terms. 
You can download it below:

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Sea Strike 16


Anyone can Build a Boat. Its that Easy

Just about anybody can build a boat using the Bowdidge Marine Design Plywood Composite system. This method eliminates many members that ordinarily require fitting, fairing, and beveling. Thus, it's ideal for beginners. A jigsaw and drill are about the only power tools required. The resulting boat is incredibly light weight, strong, and durable.
This quick and easy boatbuilding method consists of plywood planking panels cut to shape from patterns in the plans which are "stitched and glued" together at the seams. Such a boat can be assembled in a matter of hours after cutting out the parts. The stitching is done with plastic electrical ties passed through small holes along seam edges. These are zipped tight to hold the panels together. The glue is then applied between the stitching and also on the inside in a cove-shaped fillet along the seams, along the outside and inside. After curing, the "stitching" is removed and the gaps filled. Then the hull is covered in glassed.
Plans for all our designs include instructions, material layouts, and material listings. In addition, the patterns provided are precise, since they're taken from the actual 3D modeling and CAD systems.


 The following list of materials is approximate and intended for calculation of approximate costs. We offer no guarantees of accuracy.
The list is for all plywood in the construction of the hull, deck and interior. Allowance has been made in the quantities for about 10% wastage.
Resin and glass quantities are only approximate.
6mm (1/4") - 9 Sheets
9mm (3/8") - 12 Sheet
12mm (1/2”) – 3 sheets
RESIN AND GLASS (For coatings and reinforced areas)
Epoxy Resin & Hardener - 72 kg (19 US gal)
400-450gm (12oz) Double Bias - 70 m (  76 yards) - (Cheaper to buy a 100 metre roll)
4 kg (8.8 lbs) glue powder (Cabosil)
6 kg (13.22 lbs) Q-cells (fairing Powder)
The materials list above covers all the supplies for the boat as designed.
Usage of materials may vary due to several factors. For example, a experienced builder will use less resin.
Our resin calculations are based on a 50% glass content.
Options, customization and variations within your build will also effect the bill of materials and outcome.

This boat CANNOT be built from foam core materials or aluminium.





Adam from Sydney and his Sea Strike 16 

This is what the Sea Strike 16 was designed for...Hardcore offshore fishing

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, from dead flat glassy to 1.5 to 2m swells with a bit of chop. It just feels like I could take it anywhere, its so solid and safe.
I have had so may questions from people at the ramp and at the petrol station about it.
They love it!!
I have even had the local Eco tours charter operator come over and chat about it, which was nice.
We have enjoyed many days of fishing, cray potting, sight seeing and wild life watching.
There have been heaps of dolphins around the coast over the last three weeks, and I’ve had pods play with the boat every two or three days. I beginning to think that they like the grey and white paint job and think the SS16 is some kind of ‘mother dolphin’ as they find it irresistible not to come play with it.
We even found a hump back whale the other day, which was a first for me!!
Well I guess my boat status can officially be classed as splashed.

Myself and my mate Steve headed out from my local beach as soon as I picked the boat up from shop. After a couple of pics on sand she was straight into the drink. 
Slid off the trailer perfectly. Drew very little water. Knee deep was easily enough. The big Suzuki was fired up and we idled out to the 200 mtr mark. ( wake free zone) I pushed the throttle half way down, the boat simply lifted up and bolted forward. 30 mph @ 4500 rpm (26 kts or 48 kph) and it was running just superbly, quiet, cleaving through the chop like it wasn't even there.

The full bow section combined with fine entry and deep v make for a stunning ride. Steve was blown away at just how well it went. He took the wheel..... You should have seen the grin on his face. Nothing flustered it at all, it wasn't exactly calm. 15 -20 knot southerly wind, in coming tide made for sloppy confused sea conditions. The boat just ate it up. Calm and composed. Any spray that come over was simply overcome by going faster.....the strakes just blew everything way out wide and you outrun it.

Stability was awesome. At rest with 2 of us on one side she barely heeled. It just didn't make sense...Steve's 20 ft boat with a 180 litre water ballast system would be flopping everywhere in the same conditions.
Everything worked. Livey tank, wash down hose, scuppers, the lot. Talk about happy camper.

A high speed run back to the beach was topped off with a cold beer and a dog walker asking me what make of fibreglass boat it was. Classic.
Having ya best mate offer to by the boat right there and then was a fairly good indication that it went pretty bloody well. Today made every second of all the hard graft worthwhile.

Regards Lance (NZ)
A few shots from our yearly trip to north west island, 50 nautical miles offshore.
It was our goal when we started the boat to have it ready by christmas and though we were still working on it christmas eve and late christmas day, Mrs clause was not to upset. Left briso boxing day at 7am, arrived on island 6am 27th. We have been coming here for 15 years now and its a fantastic holiday. The boat was excellent and handled all conditions perfectly. A few days 25kts wind, 2m swell and 1/2m wind chop, bow down heading into it was no worries. Then going with it, fell into some big holes [no broken legs or back], landed like on cushion! Great hull, great design.
Better ride than my last 6m plate boat.
Here's a fews pics to show off boat and holiday ...,fish, crays, beautiful water and more.
Regards Paul

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Bowdidge Marine Designs
Far North Queensland
Australia. Qld