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We are a Design, Kit and Material Supply company that has been serving the Marine Industry with innovative products for over 25 years.

We aim to provide plans and materials of the highest possible standard with "service" being our priority both in supply and backup support to our builders. In design we aim to make your project simple, safe, and as much fun as possible! 






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Fantastic Turn Out at Mandurah Boat Show 2016

Schionning Designs and Freotech Multihulls teamed up and exhibited together at the Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show 2016! Ben Schionning joined Craig Wilson of Freotech Multihulls and displayed the beautiful Wilderness 1500X 'KNOT HALF' which is currently for sale (see the brokerage). While also enticing interested buyers, the boat attracted lots of interest in plans and kits and the show was a great success with WA showing their passion for the water. The show itself was well laid-out and reasonably priced with excellent facilities and you couldn't ask for a better venue or located than Mandurah. 

Thank you to everybody who came down and saw the boat, had a chat and enjoyed the sunshine while it lasted. Hopefully we can do it again next year! 

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Arrow 1200 'WILD THING' Launched in Germany

A big congratulations to Christian Loehr and his family on the launching of their brand new Arrow 1200, named 'WILD THING'! She looks absolutely fantastic, and is floating light on her lines although Christian raised her waterline 100mm to protect the white paintwork, however she is still floating 150mm above Design Water Line with mast and rigging! The white paint job looks superb and her distinctive graphics and name give her some real character. 'WILD THING' is the first Arrow 1200 design to be launched permanently, with 'SALT' touching the water temporarily a few months ago. 'WILD THING' has been fitted with electric propulsion and definitely showcases the next generation of performance multihulls. See more launching photos on our design page, or see Christian's blog for more details on the whole project!

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New Tracer 1500TRi Trimaran Released

Your eyes do not deceive you! Schionning Designs is very excited to announce a brand new performance cruising trimaran design from Jeff Schionning, mixing the practical advantages of a trimaran while overcoming the drawbacks to create something innovative and fresh. This 15 metre design features a spacious interior with dual access from the large cockpit areas, leading into a saloon and galley area. Moving aft through the saloon, you'll find a private Queen cabin with ensuite featuring large windows allowing light and views. Forward is a split galley with two large bench areas, moving through you step down into a head and shower before opening onto a forward Queen cabin. Two single bunks are situated behind the saloon seating, as well as the floats having access for single berths.

A preliminary design portfolio is available now, with detailed Study Plans coming very soon.

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New Arrow 1280-S Design Released

A new addition to the growing Arrow family is the Arrow 1280-S. Beginning as a custom design, this Arrow design features extra waterline length, slimmer hulls and a shallower draft giving her a more performance-oriented pedigree. This design is a perfect balance for those that liked the simplicity of the Arrow 1200 but wanted an alternate layout and more speed potential. Inside she might look similar at first glance however the internals are quite different. On the bridgedeck the galley is now shifted to starboard with a seperated U-Shaped saloon. The Queen cabins aft have been swapped for 2 forward double berths on the bridgedeck, and another double aft to starboard. A single head and shower is aft in the port hull with the nav station amidships.

You can view the Arrow 1280-S design portfolio here, with Study Plans available for download.

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Arrow 1500 Begins Construction in South Africa

The new Arrow 1500 design already has the first boat under construction by a well-known local South African boatbuilders Shelter Marine. The biggest Arrow to date, the 1500 has already attracted a wave of interest as it hits the mark for those wanting serious blue water cruising capabilities. The 100% flat panel construction is a big feature of the series, and only saves more time the bigger the build. With a number of Arrow designs being launched or hitting the water soon, the design concept is proving not only popular but practical and innovative. For more information on the new Arrow 1500 design click here, or learn more about Shelter Marine see their website or find them on Facebook to follow the project.


FORZA 2 - Waterline 1520

Forza 2 is a fast and comfortable performance cruising catamaran Schionning Waterline 1520 from the design desk of Jeff Schionning. This true ocean going vessel was professionally built in Australia. Forza 2 has undergone a full refit and repainting in 2010. Carefully maintained, she is now offered for sale. She is immediately available in perfect condition, fully equipped and ready for cruising.


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FREEDOM EXPRESS - Waterline 1480

One of only two version 1 Waterline 1480’s she was built by a well respected professional boatbuilding couple as their home. She would have to be one of the best built and maintained composite boats on the market, light but strong, just as Jeff designed her to be. FREEDOM EXPRESS is not to be missed, take a closer look in the Brokerage!


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MOJO - G-Force 1500

This G-Force 1500 is a beautiful looking, fast yet incredibly stable design, fully proven on the race course both in Australia and overseas. MOJO has won numerous international events over the last three years including the Darwin to Dili Race, Thailand's King's Cup and Langkawi Race Week as well as Australian regattas such as Airlie Race Week, Pittwater to Coffs Harbour race and the Surf to City. She is a proven frontrunner with state of the art gear, carbon mast, PBO rigging...


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PEPPER CORN - Prowler VT950

Introducing 'PEPPERCORN' - a beautiful example of the Prowler VT950 power cat design. No expense was spared during the construction and her fit-out is luxurious with many luxuries one may not expect on a boat of this size. Fuel efficiency and a soft ride are the hallmarks of the VT (Vapor Trail) hull shape, making coastal passages comfortable and fast...


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