Scruffie Marine offers unique kit sailing boats, custom built timber boats, ready to sail fibreglass boats, and elegant solar-electric boats.
In production for over 25 years, designed in-house and built with care, the boats are a joy to sail, and beautifully styled in the spirit of tradition!
24 January 2017
A beautiful new Sienna 19 EX is currently underway in our workshop for a South Australian customer.
As usual we take the opportunity to reassess our build processes and our design features.
In this case we’ve made a number of improvements, to the interior fit-out, seats, decks and coaming.
The well proven hull and rig remain the same, however the fit-out re-design equates to a Mark II Model.
. . . . As used in our successful Secret 33 build systems, Siennas will now feature foam-core GRP decks plus
thermo-formed foam-core PVC coaming and cockpit seats, so maintenance is further reduced without sacrificing aesthetics
or structural integrity. Down “below” the seating is raised up to accommodate the portable toilet under the mast with space
for no less than five 105 amp hour AGM or lithium batteries. We’re offering inboard or outboard electric auxiliary with a
real world range of up to 16 hours on one charge – and that’s cruising at 5 knots . . . . . Also available for the first
time is a sealed pump-in, pump-out water ballast option with up to 200 litres for the short-handed or serious cruisers.
The main advantage of this system is that the water volume is infinitely variable and fresh water can be used for extended
cruising. We’ll be documenting many more features on the new model as the build progresses.
Visit the Sienna 19 EX page to see her under sail.
Secret 33 SE sea trials
12 November 2016
Our second solar-electric Secret 33 SE has completed her sea trials. She's fast and fabulous . . .
and quiet too! Her interior is stunning - for more details visit the Secret 33 SE page.
She'll be heading off to Perth to join her sister ship on the Swan River.
Photos - Ray Cash Photography
Kael sails his Shimmy 12
16 October 2016
There are times when all designers of boats, cars, bikes, even lawnmowers rejoice
when the physical products of their imagination are in the hands of those with confidence in their natural ability.
Such is the case with Kael Kloosterman for not only does he make it all look so easy as a sailor, but he built the
boat himself – as a school project. Take a look at the video of him sailing his Shimmy with all the assurance of an ancient mariner.
Secret Project underway in the UK
9 September 2016
The Practical Boat Owner project has begun and Secret 20 is a cover-girl on the October issue.
Editor David Pugh announces the first article in his Welcome to the October issue
so head to the first instalment of the story on pages 26 to 29. . . . Congratulations to Derek – not only has he designed and built the boat, that’s his photo on the cover!