Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mahogany Runabouts, Chris Craft Replica Boats

Cold molded hull and deck using marine grade plywood and epoxy/e-glass, mahogany veneer vacuum bagged to the hull core, mahogany planking for the deck.

The boats are powered by a 320 HP Indmar V8, gasoline engine coupled to a Hurth gearbox. Propeller is 4-blade from Faster Propeller, a Taiwan company. Hand crafted Retro stainless steel hardware and a comfortable interior with upholstery of choice.

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Coastal 28

A 28′ motor boat with a multitude of uses, engine power up to 250HP, basic or upgrade interior finish. This boat handles all sea conditions well and has proved itself in and around Jervis Bay, Sydney, Australia.28 foot motor vessel

The best possible mix of traditional style and modern build; this style of vessel is often sought after and rarely found. This planing hull cruiser offers a low maintenance, economical approach to enjoying your favourite waterways.

Built with reliability and structural integrity in mind in a traditional style, while offering design advantages and ease of use of a new vessel.

Designed for practical use this vessel has a very user friendly layout, features include: full headroom toilet accessible from the cockpit, spacious accommodation, comfortable helm and huge open aft deck! Cabin doors open wide to give an atmosphere of truly open indoor outdoor living.

In the cabin is a small galley area, seating for four with table which converts to a bed and there is a full forward berth with storage shelves. The cockpit gives more size and dimension than thought possible in this size vessel. If you are looking for an economical coastal cruiser with traditional charm, then this vessel is a must!

For anyone interested in quantity we have high quality production tooling for this boat ready to start now.

Coastal 28 Coastal power boat
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Coastal Cat 36

This boat was manufactured using epoxy/foam sandwich for hull, decks, superstructure and main bulkheads. Internal partitions and furniture were manufactured using epoxy/pvc honeycomb.
36' power catamaran
This construction method gives a lightship displacement of 6.5 tons compared to a standard GRP laminate schedule which is estimated at around 9 tons. The 36′ power catamaran has been configured for weekend family use as required by the client.

Large open plan saloon with push-out forward centre window [gas struts] and sliding side windows. A full headroom toilet/vanity is accessible from the cockpit.

Master cabin with ensuite toilet/shower to starboard. Two guest or childrens cabins with shower/vanity to port.

The quality fairing of the hulls hull and superior epoxy paint finish can be clearly seen in this picture.

Coastal Cat 36

Clean lines and superb exterior finish

The Flybridge has full cover and seating or sun loungers for up to 10 people. The helm station is on the flybridge for this particular model. The boat was customized from a design by Bruce Roberts.

Coastal Cat 36 also features steps from the cockpit to the flybridge just one of the many changes made to the original design. The cabin length was also extended, bow shape altered and ‘box-like’ cabin lines softened and rounded.

The changes demanded by this client were many in number but from his comments below in a testimonial for our Managing Director it is obvious he was very happy with the final outcome.

I have had the pleasure to know and be associated with Geoff Reid during the past 3 years. Our relationship is borne out of Geoff being involved with me on weekends to provide technical direction, design, and construct a custom Power Catamaran boat.


Steps to the flybridge, just one of many design changes.

On the matter of Geoff Reid’s business/marine credentials, having owned several boats, and with my history of being involved with boating for over 30 years, as it pertains to Geoff Reid’s capabilities in boat-building, I consider him to be at World Class level. His technical skills, hands-on approach, tireless commitment to get things done, and his firm insistence on everything being of the best quality, has resulted in my vessel being much more than I had ever expected.

With respect to personal integrity, honesty, commitment, and “hard-work” ethic, the process of construction of a custom boat is a true test of a person’s character. There is a constant list of controversial decisions, and actions that can only be resolved through mutual compromise as there is no “right way” that is defined. Geoff has held firm to his high standards in dealing with me, and yet has been totally honest, open, and respectful as we worked through differences of opinion.

The best way to explain his character and approach to whatever he does, is to say that, at all times as he has been involved with my boat project, he has acted with the passion and care as though it was his own boat, yet with full respect for the fact that it is my boat.

Geoff has gone far beyond that which he had to, in order to ensure that the final result would not only be beyond my expectation, but also to ensure that anything he is associated with, is of the utmost quality!Coastal Cat 36