THE SEA STRIKE 18
COMPLETE BOAT PLANS & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS
The plans have all the information you need to build your own boat... Each plan contains all the construction drawings, everything you need to build your boat.
Plus.... you can also join our private subscription based BOAT BUILDING FORUM if you wish, to assist with your build
The plans are printed on 2ft by 3ft paper for normal construction drawings and and full size paper patterns.
By using the full size patterns and detailed plan sheets, the parts can be accurately marked and cut out.
The Sea Strike 18 is a true player and built big to handle any conditions Mother Nature throws its way.
With her deep-"V" 23 degree variable dead rise hull and utilizing the same high performance and fuel efficient hull design as its smaller sister the Sea Strike 16, the Sea Strike 18 is designed from the ground up, delivering everything the passionate offshore fisherman or family day boat demands... plus more.
Features include a live well, enormous total fish box capacity, walk through transom, a huge cockpit area aft and large casting platform forward for where all the action is on your offshore fishing rampages, wide side decks for all your rod holders, side pockets and more and a 200 litre fuel tank for those long offshore runs. And for those family day outings, it even has the option for a bow rider seating arrangement.
With our tournament-proven hull design, delivering top-end speeds, superb economical cruising speeds and great handling through a variety of conditions and a ride unlike any other, the Sea Strike 18 comes with more standard equipment and unique, pro-level fishing features than any boat in its class. Coupled with her deep v hull, the Sea Strike 18 will get you there faster, drier, and smoother than the rest.
Pete’s from Albany (Western Australia) Comments:
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 upgrade (which in essence meant a substantial financial injection) to get to the point where I would feel confidant to undertake that project.
Not to be discouraged, I began to look at alternative building materials and methods more suited to my skills and tools. I came across Bowdidge Marine Designs whilst Googling. The modern performance driven boats immediately caught my attention, and a subsequent not-so-quick telephone conversation with Mark soon had me convinced that one of his designs would be the boat I would build… the hard part was going to be choosing which design.
I had pretty much settled on the Sea Strike 16 but expressed to Mark that I thought a larger version would be more suitable to the conditions we experience here on the southern tip of WA. Much to my delight, Mark said that he was going to design a Sea Strike 18.
I received the Sea Strike 18 plans mid October 2012, and although I had never used epoxy and fibre glass before (let alone build a boat) I was given the confidence to tackle such a large project with the help and encouragement from the other members of the BMD Forum, and the wonderful support and assistance from both Mark and Debbie.