8.5m centre cabin, Aluminium Boat Kit



8.5m centre cabin, Aluminium Boat Kit

The 8500CB was designed with the need for a capable offshore vessel with the versatility of a spacious, comfortable cabin for extended trips or some shelter in bad weather. A massive walk around deck with a large double berth provides you with a great offshore fishing vessel with the added luxuries of a large below deck cabin boasting provisions for a shower and toilet.  With capacity for 8 people and 700 Litres of fuel you will have plenty of fun out on the water knowing that you have a tough vessel designed for offshore use while also being incredibly stable at rest. 

  • CNC length – 8.5 m
  • Overall Length – 8.63 m
  • Beam – 2.72 m
  • Aluminium Mass – 1800 KG
  • Lightship Displacement – 3000 Kg
  • Full Load Displacement –  4400 Kg
  • Load Capacity – 1343 Kg
  • Max Engine Size – 400 HP or twin 200 HP
  • Recommended engine size – Twin 200
  • Operational capacity – 8 Passengers
  • Fuel Tank – 700L
  • Plate Thickness – Sides – 5mm, Bottom – 6mm
  • All aluminium components required to complete the build.
  • Aggressive reverse chine design
  • High side gunwales (minimum 715mm)
  • Integrated aft seat box with hatch provisions
  • Under deck fuel tank
  • Raised cast deck
  • Hatches for dry storage
  • Large centre cabin suitable for double berth and toilet/shower


Boat Kit Price

Standard Kit

AUD $31,500 +GST

  • Price for your first 8500CB kit
  • Price does not include delivery
  • Includes access to reduced pricing for future 8500CB kits

Repeat buyers price

Any future purchase


  • Price for subsequent 8500CB kits
  • Price does not include delivery
  • Must have already purchased a 8500CB kit to access this reduced price

CAD cutting files

Does not include Kit

AUD $10,600 +GST

  • 2D CAD Cutting Files
  • PDF Construction Drawings
  • Rights to build as many 8500CB without further royalties