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 28 are available  as sailing versions or as electric boats -  Sienna 19 Solar/Electric and Secret 28 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.


United Kingdom agents, Whisper Boats, share our commitment to first class service – check out the “Whisper Club” on their web site for details of various build projects.


Our commercial range also includes the new Secret 28, sail or electric and on the drawing board, the Seychelle 37 solar/electric launch.


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.



Midnight Pearl

The new Secret 33 gaff yawl is being built to exacting standards and will be used as a plug for a GRP mould. Once completed, the Pearl’s hull will be put into storage while two new solar-electric launches are built for service on the Swan River.

The new solar-electric Secret 33 will carry 12 passengers in whisper quiet comfort and be based in in Perth’s CBD. An exciting project to mark our 25th Anniversary!

Details Midnight Pearl


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Friday While!

Friday 3 October

Blue Peter shoved off their newest Sienna on a Gold Coast summer day blessed with perfect sailing conditions . . . . 1 blue sky, 1 Stornaway, 2 Siennas, 15 knots and 15 students from around the world – a perfect day out.


See the Facebook page for more photos


*”Friday While” is an old navy term for a long weekend and the name of designer Derek Ellard’s father’s first boat, launched 60 years ago.


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Shimmy Number 78

May 2014 – we delivered a beautiful new Shimmy to her new owners at Bellingen in northern New South Wales. To see the new owners enjoying their boat, have a look at our Scruffie Marine Facebook page and details of the build in the blog.


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Also in the news, the very first Shimmy, now nearly twenty years old and still going strong – her owner has sent us some recent photos – visit the owners’ Facebook page Scruffie Marine SCRUFFS.

Special Secret 20 Racer

December 20, ready for Christmas – David set off home to Victoria with his new Secret 20 racer – here she is, leaving our yard.


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She has the same beautiful hull common to all of the Secrets but she has a few important additional features - retractable bowsprit and custom retractable electric drive pod.


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Sienna Ex Number 3

August 24 – off she went, across the Nullabor to her new home in Fremantle. Here she is being loaded by Chris of CRA Freight in front of our Tamborine Mountain workshop.


Like most discerning sailors, her new owner spent considerable time researching the many small boats out there and we are pleased that we came top of the class.


Sienna Ex 03 will manly be sailing in and around the Swan Estuary but eventually she’ll be exploring further afield. The lucky owners will also be acting for us in promoting the range – more on that soon but for now farewell and fair winds!


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Sienna EX Number 2

April 29 - Our second Sienna EX has now gone to her new home just north of Sydney – you can see photos on Facebook and more info on the Captain’s Blog. Here she is on her new custom built trailer. We’ll be posting photos in the Gallery shortly too.

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Smooth Sienna Sailing

The Sienna EX was launched Sunday 23 December for the first time. She sailed beautifully in winds from 3 to 15 knots, tacking, reaching and running with fingertip control and a near neutral helm.


With no engine onboard she was able to show off her manoeuvrability, sailing elegantly from the jetty and returning effortlessly several times.


All at Scruffie Marine are overjoyed and more importantly, the new owners are too!


See more photos in the Gallery

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