Welcome to Scruffie Marine

Here you will find details of our unique kit boats, custom built timber boats, ready to sail super light super strong fibreglass boats plus our elegant electric boats.


Timber kits range from the 12-foot open Shimmy for 4  to the 24-foot Scintilla sleeping 6.

* Shimmy 12 * Scruffie 16 * Stornaway 18 * Secret 20 * Scintilla 24 *

* Stornaway 18 Weekender *


Our new super light, super strong fibreglass boats  Sienna 19 EX (the sailing expedition version) and Secret 33 are available  as sailing versions or as electric boats -  Sienna 19 Solar/Electric and Secret 33 Solar/Electric. They can comply with all international survey requirements and are suitable for commercial or private use.


Our craft are beautiful, stable, seakindly and surprisingly fast – see our reviews! Schools, outdoor education operators and naval cadets own and sail Scruffie Marine boats.


The innovative timber kit boats, designed, manufactured and fine-tuned in Australia since 1992, have been exported around the world, built and sailed by amateurs and professionals alike.


In addition to the standard range we offer a full consultation and custom design service from 60-foot houseboats and schooners, to electric passenger launches to 10-foot dinghies. If you have any questions or need any help in choosing your boat please email, phone or write to us and we will personally attend to your enquiry.



Secret project underway in the UK

9 September 2016


The Practical Boat Owner project has begun and Secret 20 is a cover-girl on the October issue. Editor David Pugh announces the first article in his Welcome to the October issue so head to the first instalment of the story on pages 26 to 29.


Congratulations to Derek – not only has he designed and built the boat, that’s his photo on the cover!



Secret 33 SE for 18 passengers

Here is our re-configured layout for 18 passengers. Take out the bar and fridge and you've got 20 on board.

The beautiful Secret 33 solar-electric is:

  • 2-metre headroom
  • bar and fridge
  • enclosed head with wash basin
  • easy wheelchair-friendly access
  • zero pollution, fast and efficient
  • trailerable
  • lavishly trimmed in solid timber


Go the the Secret 33 SE page to see more


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New Secret 33 Yawl

It’s not often we get to introduce a brand new boat, so we are going to savour this moment.

The new Secret 33 yawl shares the same GRP hull as the Secret solar-electric launch and the new gaffer has also been developed with a view to commercial operations as well as for private use.

With a deeper keel than the launch, a snug little cabin with standing headroom, galley and head, this boat is great for private parties and weekenders. The huge cockpit can accommodate 12 passengers, and can be supplied with a big folding dining table under a generous awning. The cockpit seats also double as berths to add to the 3 berths down below. We also have a few special features under wraps too.

The Secret hulls certainly need very little encouragement to power on as evidenced by the electric hull’s proven ability to exceed 7 knots, even when fully laden. The yawl rig offers unparalleled sail setting options with a choice of no less than 4 working sails and 3 options for the go-faster sailors. Yes, the mizzen staysail is shown behind the main in the drawing – call it artistic licence, and the keen-eyed will also note that the mast can be reduced down to the jib peak for those pesky low bridges on the Swan River and other restricted waterways, so no topsails on that version.

As a trailerable gaff rigged commercial boat, the Secret 33 yawl introduces a completely new way to sail – you go where the sailing is best – say summer in Sydney and winter in the Whitsundays. The discerning owner can enjoy all the virtues of a racy gaffer and the boat can be put to work to pay for her keep – free sailing anyone?

The brochure will be available here.


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