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Cruise Craft Boats Now 100% Composite Construction

Cruise Craft boats has announced that every Cruise Craft model is now constructed utilising an advanced allcomposite construction method which ensures that all hulls are now 100% timber free. With zero timber in the construction, the opportunity for timber rot has been completely eliminated.

In a conventional fibreglass hull, timber was principally used in the transom and sub-floor system, and following a lengthy research and development program, Cruise Craft now has construction process which provides a 100% composite Cruise Craft boat.

The composite build process focusses upon two key areas of the hull, the transom and the sub floor system. All Cruise Craft models now have a full composite, rot free transom. This is manufactured by laying up panels to create a thick sheet of composite material to suit each specific Cruise Craft model.In the sub floor, the Cruise Craft developed Matrix Grid Construction process is employed. Formed from composite material to profile the cavity between the inside of the hull and underside of the fully moulded fibreglass floor liner, the sub-floor composite matrix provides rigidity and support for both the cockpit floor and the hull itself.

In addition to eliminating timber from the sub floor area, the Matrix Grid Construction also produces a stronger hull.

Once the sub floor Matrix Grid Construction is fitted, the void between the one piece full length fibreglass moulded floor liner and the hull is filled with foam. The foam flotation has been a feature of Cruise Craft boats since 2005.

“At Cruise Craft we continually strive to deliver a high quality, world class product for our customers,” said Nathan Nichols, Director of Cruise Craft.

“When we commenced this program, our primary objective was to completely eliminate timber from every Cruise Craft model. In addition, we needed to ensure that there was no compromise in strength and that the cost of manufacture needed to be comparable to the timber technique.”

“We have achieved everything that we set out to accomplish with this technology.”

Working with various suppliers and testing different materials, lamination techniques and thickness of mouldings, test hulls were built and evaluated to assess the performance and durability of the timber free hulls. Ultimately all the hard work paid dividends with timber now totally eliminated from all Cruise Craft hulls.

“Our all-new composite construction ensures enhanced hull integrity together with a more durable product. Together, this ensures that a family’s investment in a Cruise Craft boat is even better than before and provides even greater peace of mind.”

Peter collects his brand new Sailfish S8

Another happy customer has taken delivery of his brand new Sailfish S8 catamaran, fully customised to his specifications including a full Furuno sounder/GPS/radar/auto pilot package. Powered by 2 x 200hp 4 cylinder 4 stroke Yamaha outboards giving around 45 knots with ease. Another example of our award winning cats!

Cavenaugh handover updated

Ben collects his new Savage 455 Scorpion with 60hp Yamaha

Bens off on his way home to Albany with his brand new Savage Scorpion with 60hp Yamaha 4 stroke. Fitted out with a carpeted floor, front casting platform, comfortable seating, custom bimini, live bait tank, rod holders and more. He’s a second time Savage/Yamaha combination boat owner! Enjoy your new boat 🙂

Ben Young Savage

Sailfish S9 getting up and grooving at 45 knotts

Our customer Ian has shared a video of his Sailfish S9 Aluminium Catamaran cruising along at 45 knotts in Shark Bay.


Rob has just joined the Sea Jay owners club!

Brand new Sea Jay 3.5 Nomad powered by a Yamaha, trailed on a Dunbier trailer… a winning combination!

Rob Sea Jay

Another happy Sailfish owner

Sailfish S8 fully customised to the new owners desires. There’s sure to be a heap of good times had on this beauty! Enjoy 🙂


Brand new Savage Scorpion gets a new home

Craig with his brand new Savage he bought from us! He bought a tinny from us a couple of years ago and wanted something a bit bigger… enjoy your new boat!


Handover of Sailfish Canyonmaster Hardtop with twin 150hp Yamahas

This brand new Sailfish Canyonmaster Hardtop with twin 150hp Yamahas has just been handed over to it’s new owner. This rig has got too many features to list, it’s been fully customised to the owners desired specification. Well worth the wait for your ideal boat! Enjoy!



Awesome Quintrex 420 Dory with 30hp Yamaha heads to a new home!

Greg has just handed over this Quintrex 420 Dory with 30hp Yamaha to his new owner! Plenty of fun family boating times to come, enjoy your new boat!


This neat and tidy Stessco has just found a new home!

The happy new owners were heading home with excitement for the many family fun fishing days to come! Enjoy 🙂