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Developed from the Ripple range, named the 5.5m Rapid, this twin engine center console design is the next level for the keen fisher or day tripper. It could also be used as a tender to a larger mothership fitted with a crane hoist or heavy duty davits. Built from Duflex panel and epoxy, this design will be light weight comparatively with a strong tensile structure and requiring less horsepower to propel. It is designed with a flat level self-draining deck for safe operation and access to all sides of the boat. The standard configuration includes a stylish composite Targa hardtop covering the helm. Powered with 25 to 30hp twin outboards this deign will be easily driven with it's excellent power to weight ratio. There is storage aplenty either below the helm seat, console or front locker below the foredeck. There is further storage below the wet-deck with fuel tanks here too. These areas are accessed through self-draining flush mounted deck hatches in the floor. 

The build process is the same as the Ripple range, starting with an interlocking MDF build frame to form the hull over. If building from the DIY plans, all dimensions are supplied for you to cut yourself or to fast-track the project, the kit packages are pre-cut for quick assembly times requiring less technical ability. As with the Ripple range, there are various choice in material including plywood, plain foam and Duflex panel in either foam or balsa core. 

Please make contact if you would like further information about the above design.



Posted by: AT 08:00 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, October 29 2018

Jason Elwes has now returned from his regatta in Japan with a 10th place overall! We would like to congratulate Jason on a great effort and are proud to be one of his sponsors. He reported on the events as follows:

"One hundred and ninety one sailors from around the world came to compete at Kanon Marina, Hiroshima, Japan for the Hansa World Championships.

The regatta park was open from 11th – 12th October for boat and sail measuring, and registration.  By the 13th all boats and sailors were ready for action, and after lunch, boats were launched to enjoy a practice race and familiarise themselves with the conditions.  A brilliant cultural official ceremony was held that evening to welcome all sailors, carers and supporters.

I started the event as a competitor in both Liberty singles and 303 doubles which, after three days, proved too tiring.   Taking the side of valour I dropped the doubles to concentrate on the singles. It was a week of light and shifting breeze, amid some very beautiful scenery. 

Through the week I accumulated enough points to end up tenth, overall, in the world placings out of a fleet of 33 very strong competitors.

Being my first international championships in the Liberty class I am extremely proud of my achievement and look forward to competing at Newport in 2020 and bettering that result."


Posted by: Spirited Designs AT 08:21 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, October 10 2018


Good luck Jason!

We are proud to be sponsoring Sailability disabled sailor Jason Elwes based at the Grahamstown Sailing Club. Jason is competing at the Hansa World Championships in Hiroshima Japan between the 12th and 18th of October. Jason will be participating in the singles and doubles for a place on the podium.
This event can be viewed by following this link


After this event Jason has a full schedule planned with a Para Sailing International Regatta coming up in Melbourne at the end of the year. If all goes well he may get a spot in the Australian Paralympic Sailing team.


We will keep everyone up to date with this event and Jason's progress.

Posted by: Spirited Designs AT 08:09 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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