48' BLACKKFISH POWERCAT SEDAN
48' BLACKFISH SEDAN is currently under design for production manufacturing. The design features a large useable top deck to carry all the water toys, a large aft deck with a multifunction rigging station, a modern interior, and a spacious forward master cabin. Powered with twin V12 600 HP Mercury outboards, the vessel will impress with speed and manoeuvrability. The construction is a composite foam core structure with solid laminate hull bottoms manufactured in Vietnam by a highly skilled team of boat builders. New vessels will start construction in mid-2023. Contact me for bookings and delivery dates.
The following information is to help you start that journey.
The process of a new vessel design is considerable and very time-consuming. There are many decisions and compromises to be made along the way. 80% of the design decision will be made by the designer based around 20% of the customer’s initial decisions for specifications for the vessel. So let’s look at some decisions that make up that 20%.
Once a concept design is established, further refinements are made by the customer and designer. Finally, when everyone is happy with the concept, the designer will start the laborious process of turning the concept into a fully working 3D model with a 2D planset ready for construction.
Give me a call or drop your details in the contact form for a no obligation discussion.
Aluka 823 WA
Today we put the Aluka 823 WA through its paces in the first water test with excellent results. The Suzuki 350 outboard pushes the hull comfortably to 38.9 knots in the initial tests. The deep V hull cuts through the chop nicely while keeping the boat dry. The forward-facing windscreen increases the cabin's comfort and gives a clear, unobstructed view. Docking is made easy with the forward bow thruster. Layout features include sleeping for two adults and one child when the dining table folds down. The galley contains a cooktop, oven, sink, and fridge. Accessed from the aft deck is a full head-height shower and toilet compartment. The aft deck is comfortable for four people fishing and relaxing. A full spec of the Aluka 823 WA will be available soon.
New Production Boats 2022
Some of my latest work on alloy monohull boats.
Lee Shore Boats Busy With NTD Cats
Lee Shore Boats in Port Angeles Washington USA are busy with numerous designs from NTD. Currently under construction is a 36' Bowlander, a 36' Cabin Cruiser, and a 43' Dive Power Cat.
This is a big day.. the first 960 BLACKFISH power catamaran rolling out of the fabrication shop and over to the paint bay.
BLACKFISH boats are a new signature brand of Noah Thompson designs manufactured in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Each vessel is tailored to meet my clients' expectations in budget, performance, and fitout. The range of aluminium BLACKFISH boats start at 7.5m and work up to 18m in size.
New models are now under designs and the workshop is gearing up for another hull on the jig. More to follow.....
BLACKFISH 1090 IB - Adventure Cat
BLACKFISH 10.9M Alloy Power Catamaran designed for adventure. Base model is fitted with Yanmar 4LV -250 inboards with ZT350 Sterndrives. Designed as a family explorer and fishing adventure boat. Layouts to suit your request. The BLACKFISH range of boats are manufactured in New Zealand only.
Options: Larger engines or swap the sterndrives for shaft drives. Outboard powered versions available soon.
BLACKFISH 1090 Inboard Aluminium Power Catamaran:
The new brand of BLACKFISH Boats are designed & manufactured only in New Zealand.
One of the new models released for 2021 is the BLACKFISH 860 WA.
BLACKFISH 860 Walkaround: