Australian builders?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Time, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Time
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    I have a new boat on the boad, and would like some opinions on who would be the best yard/company to build it.
    It is a 22ft powerboat.
    Any and all suggestions would be appreciated, east and west coast considered as well as tasmania.

    Time.
     
  2. waikikin
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    Hi Time, what material are you looking at, I may be interested, pm me with some extra info or you might talk to the guys at White Cap, last I spoke with them they where looking to focus on a smaller size range in future, All the best from Jeff.
     
  3. Time
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    pm sent
     
  4. CTMD
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    I know a lot of Aussie builders but need to know a bit more about your boat so that I can recommend someone. Primarily Material, however more about engine type (inboard/ outboard etc) would also help.

    Chris
     
  5. Time
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    PM sent.
    IF anyone else have any recomendations?
     
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  7. Time
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    Google is limited in it's usefulness. Buy asking here I had hoped to get opinions from people who have used builders in AUS
     
  8. joz
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    Your best search is via the net or Yellow and White Pages.
     
  9. CTMD
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    As I mentioned to him the other day in a PM, the problem Time is facing is that there are very few builders in Aus building small custom composite power boats. Most the custom builders I know either do sailing boats or aluminium boats. There will be some one out there, but you could cold call a lot of people first. I'm trying Time, I just need time.

    Would you consider NZ?
     
  10. joz
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    What about McConaghy's in Mona Vale NSW I know that they do composite racing yachts maybe you should try them if they can build it for you if not maybe they might know someone that can.
     
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    You could also try Blunts in Williamstown or the other wooden boat builder in Sorrento the name escapes now he also builds couta boats as well.
     
  14. Time
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    Yes I would consider NZ and have contacted CT marine there.
    The list is growing, thanks for the input guys.
     

  15. CTMD
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    I can't be stuffed looking up phone numbers. Try these guys:

    Allan Tongs (Auckland)
    Peter Parvin, Qualicraft (Matakana)
    Davie Norris, Christchurch (does mainly sailing boats)
    Dave Pachoud (Tauranga), does mainly power cats but there is no harm in asking.

    Note. ff there are any Aussie boat builders reading this who are looking for this type of work please contact me for my records.
     
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