designed by Craig Schionning
(Photos and renderings courtesy of Spirited Designs)
Above is their 3.2 meter Ripple design. Here’s what they say on their website:
“The Ripple Tenders are now a popular choice as a tender or for day use, as shown in the photos. Many boat owners are choosing the Ripple Tenders as a good ‘croc proof ‘ tender for cruising the Northern parts of Australia.
Aptly named because they will only make a ripple as they pass through the water. These are all panel construction and are an ideal introductory project for amateur builders. The range consists of a 2m, 2.3m, 2.8m, 3.2m, 3.6m and 4.2m models. Other versions are available on request.”
Here’s a photo of the 3.6m:
Craig is better known for his multihull designs, which are available as custom plans or as kits. I find the kit approach pretty impressive. It is called the “Spirited Assembly System” (SAS) and is described in detail here:
It’s always good to find a croc-proof tender.
Please check out their website for more information: