News & Updates
480 Custom series - rebirth
Since the very first hull emerged out of the NT Unique shed we have always strive to build a better hull. Whether that be changes to the hull design, bolt on items, to making certain additional add on's as standard.
Our 480 has come along way since it's first design, so we have decided to give it an entire rebirth, incorporating all the ideas that have made the hulls the success they are today. Pic's will slowly be added into the 480 page, some are there now, as well as some of the updated specifications.

New trailer suspension is a success!

The new Timbren suspension is proving to be a success for the harsh N.T environment, with initial testing of the Axle Less system over we are extremely happy with the results and are now fitting the Timbren range as a standard specification for our Smooth Rider trailers.

With more stock rolling in we are starting to branch out into their Tandam Silent ride, and single Silent ride versions. For those that are interested in having a look, go to: 

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Our 'Custom Series'  plate boat range starts from the 4.2m Plate Tinny and goes up to the 6.1m Island cab. Each model has been designed by drawing input from actual fisherman, and professional guides. Alot of work has gone into making our hull 'design layout' functual and uncluttered to maximise the most out of any usable space. So when you're fighting that fish of a lifetime you won't be tripping over all of your expensive gear in the process. And if you have ideas of your own then you can input them into your boat during the pre-planning process.


The design process at a glance


All our hulls have been professionaly designed by a Naval Architect so you can be assured that each hull will perform exactly as specified. Once the design has been drafted it is then run through a computer generated simulation to insure the stability and performance of the             


Our hulls feature a stepped "S" shape chine design, these are inserted between the bottom and side plates and fully welded inside and out, the same way that larger commercial boats are built. Our hulls feature a variable deadrise combined with an inverted forward chine, this combination gives a balance between stability at rest, smooth water planing and rough water comfort.  The inverted chine also allows for a finer entry to increase comfort levels when heading into choppy seas.



From there, once the final draft has been approved, plate parts for the boat are nested onto standard size plates and are cut using CNC controlled cutters.


Many boat builders reduce their overheads by using lower grade plate to minimise the costs of their boats. By using a CNC router cutter we can dramatically reduce the time that it takes to build a boat. By reducing build time, and reduction of wastage material, this allows us to buy the highest possible grade plate, all plate used in the hull construction is 5083. Thus increasing the strength and quality of our boats without increasing the end cost to the customer.


All our hulls are fully welded inside and out using state of the art digital pulse mig and TIG welding machines. With solid frame construction and CNC cut contured stiffners, make our hulls extreamly strong. All frames have stress relieving cutouts to further reduce the chances of cracking. After trials we are extreamly confident in our hull strength and are happy to offer a warrenty of 6 years on all hulls across our range.




The famous quote below by John Ruskin sums it up perfectly

"It is unwise to pay too much, but it is equally unwise to pay too little.

When you pay too much, you lose a little money. That is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run. And, if you do that, you'll have enough to pay for something better. "

John Ruskin (8 February 1819 - 20 January 1900) English  Author, Poet and Critic.