Welcome to Scruffie Marine

Here you will find details of our unique kit boats, custom built timber boats, ready to sail super light super strong fibreglass boats plus our elegant electric boats.


Timber kits range from the 12-foot open Shimmy for 4  to the 24-foot Scintilla sleeping 6.

* Shimmy 12 * Scruffie 16 * Stornaway 18 * Secret 20 * Scintilla 24 *

* Stornaway 18 Weekender *


Our new super light, super strong fibreglass boats  Sienna 19 EX (the sailing expedition version) and Secret 33 are available  as sailing versions or as electric boats -  Sienna 19 Solar/Electric and Secret 33 Solar/Electric. They can comply with all international survey requirements and are suitable for commercial or private use.


Our craft are beautiful, stable, seakindly and surprisingly fast – see our reviews! Schools, outdoor education operators and naval cadets own and sail Scruffie Marine boats.


The innovative timber kit boats, designed, manufactured and fine-tuned in Australia since 1992, have been exported around the world, built and sailed by amateurs and professionals alike.


In addition to the standard range we offer a full consultation and custom design service from 60-foot houseboats and schooners, to electric passenger launches to 10-foot dinghies. If you have any questions or need any help in choosing your boat please email, phone or write to us and we will personally attend to your enquiry.



A Passage to England

3 May 2016

A Practical Project on its way!

The journey begins for the Secret 20 kit – she’s packed and perfect and ready for the team at Practical Boat Owner – she’s down at the docks, awaiting her passage to England.

Here she is leaving the yard – Derek’s offsider Lee was in charge of straps and knots!


Kit for Practical Boat Owner

New Secret 33 Yawl

It’s not often we get to introduce a brand new boat, so we are going to savour this moment.

The new Secret 33 yawl shares the same GRP hull as the Secret solar-electric launch and the new gaffer has also been developed with a view to commercial operations as well as for private use.

With a deeper keel than the launch, a snug little cabin with standing headroom, galley and head, this boat is great for private parties and weekenders. The huge cockpit can accommodate 12 passengers, and can be supplied with a big folding dining table under a generous awning. The cockpit seats also double as berths to add to the 3 berths down below. We also have a few special features under wraps too.

The Secret hulls certainly need very little encouragement to power on as evidenced by the electric hull’s proven ability to exceed 7 knots, even when fully laden. The yawl rig offers unparalleled sail setting options with a choice of no less than 4 working sails and 3 options for the go-faster sailors. Yes, the mizzen staysail is shown behind the main in the drawing – call it artistic licence, and the keen-eyed will also note that the mast can be reduced down to the jib peak for those pesky low bridges on the Swan River and other restricted waterways, so no topsails on that version.

As a trailerable gaff rigged commercial boat, the Secret 33 yawl introduces a completely new way to sail – you go where the sailing is best – say summer in Sydney and winter in the Whitsundays. The discerning owner can enjoy all the virtues of a racy gaffer and the boat can be put to work to pay for her keep – free sailing anyone?

The brochure will be available here shortly.


secret33 1000 lg

A Practical Project

We have exciting news, an upcoming project we had promised to keep under wraps for a month . . . . . but now the official announcement has been made and we are delighted. The UK’s best selling boat magazine, Practical Boat Owner, has ordered one of our Secret 20 sailing boat kits to build as their next project.

Every month you can follow the progress as the Editor and Assistant Editor built our racy little gaff cutter, arguably one of Derek’s best designs and indeed one of his personal favourites. To say that we are honoured is only part of the story – we are absolutely thrilled to bits!

The kit is already nearing completion and we should be ready to ship shortly. We’ll be keeping you posted on a regular basis, meanwhile here is a link to their announcement.


secret 20 gaff cutter