Sportfishing 1030 Aluminium
Very smooth construction.
The superstructure also in aluminium?
Thank you kindly Akeswins for your feedback.
Yes, the superstructure is aluminium too. People assume it is fibreglass.
I would have rounded the edges alot more if I could design it for a fibreglass top.
What an absolute beauty!! Is she designed specifically for fishing a certain area of NZ? I love it when a fishing boat takes my breath away....help I need O2!!!
Very nicely done...
It is actually quite a serious heavy weather boat. Designed for gamefishing in a following sea. It is located in Kaikoura the Whale Watch place of New Zealand.
Thanks for your rating Kevdog.
Sorry I mean Kevin. Kind regards from Win and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.
Can you upload more photos , like interior , transom, and more details?
It would be interesting.
And which is aluminium thickness that you used for the hull and renforcements?
And about the displacement?
I had never seen a boat in so round aluminium, still compliments.
Displacement 6 ton.---Thickness Hull 6mm. ---Thickness Cabin 4mm.--- Engine: Volvo penta D6 EVA 310 hp.---Top Speed 30 knots.--- Cruising Speed 20 knots. ---Deadrise 21 Deg.--- Loa 11m.--- Beam 3.1m.
Very nice design and construction. Congratulations.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
I think the entry is very poor on this boat, very spoonshaped and would make the boat ride really hard upwind The addition of the strake will make the charecteristic worse still.
I learnt the hard way myself, after building such great downwind boats, I then adopted deep vee forwards, one very short strake and sat the boat on top of the waves, in fact the faster they went the better the ride I can see this boat back to very slow speeds in the waters off NZ
The workmanship looks terrific
The painting job gives the hull an optical illusion as the hull would have a spoon shape, this is not the case. The foto is also foreshortened and the lines are more gentle in real life.
The hull performs very well in various sea conditions. Professional skippers own this boat and they have a very good report about it. I have developed coastguard hull shapes for many years. It is not only a good looker. Thanks for the compliment
Greetings from florida,USA As a comm. fisherman, your vessel would do nicely. Could your boat carry 2000# of fish? Are you selling kits or designs? Love the rounded wheelhouse. My wife is jealous, gotta go!
Hi rythminblue, I have designs and kitsets available. There is a DVD available taken from a helicopter when the boat goes along. The boat has recently been reviewed in Boating New Zealand magazine. Have a look at this website for additional information www.kingfisherboats.co.nz and sent them an email and I will get in contact with you. Buy your wife some flowers today so you have a good excuse to buy another boat. Regards from Win
And thanks for your rating. No wonder your wife is jealous !
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very high standard of design and workshop.
Thanks Ranchi, I like your designs too, simple practical and still having style.
Nice to have a compliment from you on my birthday.
Have a great day... and dont forget to stop and smell a flower along the way, or better... to pick a flower and give it to one of your friends.
With the price of compostie tooling and labor, you think it's time to move over to aluminium Hulls?
Is this 5086 al (6mm sheet stock).??
what does the "1030" stand for???
This is the proof that with aluminum one can make the same complex forms that would otherwise require the use of GRP.