We are a Design, Kit and Material Supply company that has been serving the Marine Industry with innovative products for 20 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.
SCHIONNING DESIGNS & McCONAGHYS PRESENT THE NEW S49 PERFORMANCE CRUISER IN PRODUCTION
The Schionning Designs team is very excited to announce a brand new partnership between Schionning Designs and McConaghy Boats based in Mona-Vale, Sydney and with shipyard facilities around the world. The S49 is a joint-effort with the aim being the World's most stylish and practical performance cruising catamaran at an affordable price. With McConaghy Boats handling construction in their state-of-the-art facilities in countries such as China, strict quality control standards and high-quality build methods will make certain that the S49 will have a race-winning reputation. If you're in the market for a head-turning design built by the world's leading shipyard at a realistic price, then look no further.
GROWLER VTR950 MAKES FAST PROGRESS IN NZ
The new Growler VTR950 power design that is currently under construction in New Zealand is making amazingly fast progress due to the pre-cut DuFlex kit system. M4 Marine are the exclusive builders of this design and produce high quality vessels from their factory in Auckland. Murray De Lacy reports that progress is moving quickly and you can see from the photos that the lines of the design are really taking shape and look great.
G-FORCE DOUBLE TAKE AT AUDI HAMILTON ISLAND RACE WEEK
A big congratulations to the skippers and crew of both G-Force designs that competed in the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week that came to a close recently. "CHILL PILL", a G-Force 1500 skippered by Wayne Bloomer and "BULLETPROOF", a G-Force 1400 design skippered by Scott Gralow won first and second place respectively in the multihull divison of the prestigious racing event held on the beautiful Hamilton Island.
Congratulations to the crews of both vessels on an outstanding Schionning presence and demonstrating first hand the performance capabilities of the G-Force designs. For results or more information on the event, see the official website here.
ARROW 1200 BUILD UNDERWAY IN MALAYSIA
We are pleased to announce another Arrow 1200 build that has just started in Malaysia! As you can see work is progressing quickly as partners Danny Moore and Nigel Cross put their boatbuilding skills to good use. The photo shown is after only 15 days of construction! Regular progress reports will be posted on the Arrow 1200 Design Portfolio page so keep checking back for updates.
The Schionning team wishes Danny and Nigel all the best with their project and can't wait to see more Arrow designs on the water around the World.
G-FORCE 1800 GRACES THE COVER OF MULTIHULL WORLD MAGAZINE
The brand new G-Force 1800 launched recently by Noosa Marine has been making a splash in Australia and around the world in the marine media. We are very pleased to announce that the G-Force 1800 "KATO" is gracing Issue 127 of Multihull World Magazine and she looks stunning! The shot really highlights the features and style of this design, and we hope you'll pick up a copy to read a detailed story about the design and construction, and an in-depth look inside.
To whet your appetite, and for more photos of the launching and boat, including sea trials and the interior - click here for the G-Force 1800 design page.
LEGEND 60 "TULLY" SHOWS SAILING PERFORMANCE
G-FORCE 1800 LAUNCHED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST!
The first G-Force 1800 design has been launched recently on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The design has been under construction for the past 14 months and has been a tremendous achievement for Noosa Marine, and Julian Griffiths and his team. The boat floats beautifully and is reported to be impressingly quick in the sea trials done so far, more details will follow.
The launch was heavily covered in the local and national media, and stories can be found on our Facebook page if you'd like to see some additional media coverage. The owner has reported that he could not be happier with the boat, and after an inital cruise to Lizard Island in the Whitsundays they are planning a world sailing adventure. Schionning Designs is very excited for them and wish them the very best in their travels. The Schionning team will be keeping a close eye on them and reporting any stories of interest here, so stay tuned!
For more photos of the launching and boat, including sea trials and the interior - click here for the G-Force 1800 design page.
Congratulations to all involved, she looks stunning!
LEGEND 60 STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE!
The Legend 60 has been getting a lot of interest lately, due to the launching of a customised version of this design on the Sunshine Coast. Straight from the drawing board are the new preliminary study plans, now available for download on the Legend 60 design page.
The first Legend 60 recently completed sea trials and performed very well, even with light airs. The team reports they are very happy with the performance and we're sure the new owner will be just as impressed. If you'd like more information on the design, take a look at the new Study Plans, and if you've got more questions contact the office.
SEC BOATS ATTENDS EXPONAUTICA 2014
Sec Boats, the Schionning agent in Brazil has recently attended the Exponautica 2014, an annual boatshow event held in Brazil. Antonio Soto, manager and owner of Sec Boats, reported that interest in the customized production Growler VTR950 design was high, with 14 interested parties already registered for a test drive when the first boat is launched. Sec Boats are producing a custom version of the 950VTR to suit Brazil's tropical climate and conditions.
Well done on a successful show and we can't wait to see the first boat out on the water!
LEGEND 60 CUSTOM LAUNCHED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST!
A big congratulations to the team at Cure Composites on the completion and launching of this beautiful customised Legend 60 design. Launched last week on the Sunshine Coast by David Biggar and the Cure Composites team the boat looks great and floats beautifully. We can't wait to see how she performs on the water. The owner is planning to take this boat extended cruising throughout the Pacific and around the world, and we wish them the very best of luck in their adventures.
If you'd like to see more photos or find out more about this desgn, see the Legend 60 design page.
Well done to all involved!
RADICAL BAY 8000 RE-LAUNCHED AND LOOKING SHARP!
The Radical Bay 8000 has been relaunched after having been shipped back to Australia from Cape Town, South Africa. The acquisition of the Radical Bay was a long process but after a few months of hard work by Jeff, Lorraine and Rahman Schionning she is looking better than ever. With a new colour scheme, some antifouling and new sail covers the "Puddy Tat" is ready to go sailing! Jeff removed the trampolines between the hulls, installing a solid Duflex deck that provides a much larger space for relaxing under the large awning that spans hull to hull.
If you're about the Port Stephens waterways you might just see the 'Puddy Tat' prowling around, she is currently kept on a mooring in the Tea Gardens river. A job well done and some hard-earned relaxation is on the cards, when time permits.
If you'd like to see more pictures of the re-launching, or to see more detailed design information, please see the Radical Bay 8000 page.
WATCH THE G-FORCE 1200 BUILT IN 3 MINUTES!
NEW GROWLER VTR950 CAD IMAGES!
Click the image to see all of the new CAD Images on the VTR950 Design Page!
GROWLER VTR950 TAKING SHAPE IN NEW ZEALAND!
MOJO WINS 24TH RAJA MUDA REGATTA 2013!
Congratulations to owner of MOJO 3 Peter Wilcox and crew on their victory late last year in the Raja Muda International Regatta! The official race website reports:
"The Multihull class started their series today with mixed results and performance. Despite carting the mark away in Race 1 and light wind hindering their progress in Race 2, Peter Wilcox Schionning G-Force 1500 Mojo opened their account with two wins."
Well done Peter and crew, you're certainly the boat to beat!
COSMOS 1100 "KILIKINA" LAUNCHED!
Congratulations to Graeme and Christina Hedges on the launching of their new Cosmos 1100 "Kilikina". The boat looks fantastic, a great finish and floating right on her lines. "Kilikina" was launched in late October 2013, at Kurnell and motor sailed to Port Hacking where Graeme and Christina waited for sails to be made. Graeme reports that they sailed her back from Pittwater on the 8th of November and "Kilikina" performed beautifully. Graeme writes: "We were down to the 2nd reef on the mainsail in a 17-20 knot South-Easterly (didn't want to push too hard on the first sail) and she still averaged 8-10 knots boat speed comfortably." Well done to all involved, the boat looks great - hopefully many miles of cruising to come!
WILDERNESS 1320 LAUNCHED IN SOUTH AFRICA!
Congratulations to Francois Nel on the launching of his new Wilderness 1320 in Richardson's Bay, South Africa. After 9 years and 4 months of hard work, Francois is ready to enjoy some quality time cruising. Francois' cat helped with the project also, giving birth to a few litters of kittens during the build! The boat floats beautifully, and is turning many heads at the local yacht club, Francois reports. Well done to everyone involved, and live the dream!
For more information or to see more photos of Francois' boat, see the design portfolio.
NEW 100% FLAT PANEL DESIGN - THE ARROW 1200
The Schionning Designs team is excited to announce a new performance cruising design, the modern and stylish Arrow 1200. This design concept takes us “back to the future”. We are going back to earlier values of need and not greed, this keeps the cost down and then bring in the latest cutting-edge technologies used in the light kit panel building systems to make it quick and easy to build.
The Arrow 1200 is completely flat panel construction, offered in a fully pre-cut kit or if you're on a budget, there is a shell-only kit to keep costs down and let you fit out the interior as you go. With a mean & modern "Stealth" look, the Arrow will turn heads in any anchorage. Take a closer look at the design portfolio here, or contact us if you'd like some pricing.
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"PUDDY TAT" - RADICAL BAY 8000 FOR SALE!
"Puddy Tat" is a near-perfect condition Radical Bay 8000, lovingly restored by Jeff Schionning over the past six months. This fast little cruiser/racer is perfect for coastal island hopping or short ocean passages and is very capable. She won't last long at this low price, and all equipment is new or as new and in perfect working order. Take a closer look!
WILDERNESS 1500X PROJECT FOR SALE!
This Wilderness 1500X is currently under construction by Freotech Multihulls and they are looking for any expressions of interest in either the sale of the project, or the sale of the boat fully completed and to the new owner's specifications. If you're in the market for a boat and want to skip the hard part and straight to the relaxation - this is a fantastic opportunity for a great ocean cruising catamaran at a competitive price.