Spirited Designs’ Ripple Tender

designed by Craig Schionning

Ripple 3.2m

(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:


Thanks, Carl

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