7.5 Oceanic Build

Hey all, recently I've just finished a build with oceanic fabrication in Henderson. After doing countless hours bashing around in a 6 m trailcraft for the last 5 years (great boat, just a hard ride) i decided i wanted something a bit more comfortable with a good fuel capacity that will get me and the family (or a few mates) to the islands for a few days. I had considered glass and if i had of been in Perth still i probably would have gone glass but being up in the northwest WA a plate boat suited me better. I was on a pretty strict budget so going to the likes of genesis, razerline or coraline for a drive away package of that size was always going to be out of my price range. I came across oceanic a few years ago, they're a small family run business they have been building bill plugg designed hulls for years mainly just to hot-works completion stage but can do a full fitout if you require. The hull i went with is a 7.5m (waterline length) x 2.5m beam hardtop. Its got 8mm keel plates and 5mm sides, 20 degree deadrise at the transom, 600L underfloor fuel capacity, 100L of fresh water and approx 150L kill tank. The base price for this hull with a list of standard features is around 39k, they will add, chop change things and put them where you want them. They are complete custom built to suit what you want. I found them really good when it came to adding things or changing layouts. The trailer i built is a full ali skid trailer made from 220mm x 10mm I beams, 6mm SHS and C channel. Its fully welded with v shaped torsion axles. I like the simplicity of the genesis trailers, I had a look at a few at the ramp and based it loosely around one of their trailers and built it to suit my hull dimensions & deadrise etc. For a home job its turned out well, its nice and low which i wanted it tows straight and is easy to drive on and off. I want to add a boatcatch to it soon but other than that its spot on. Jamelka coatings in Rockingham did the paint, they did a nice job with a pretty quick turnaround time. With help of a mate whos an auto sparkie to tackle some of the complex wiring i did all the fitout myself at home and in his workshop when required. I sourced most of the fitout parts through Whitworths and JPW in Perth and worked on it at home after work and on break. Its got a triple battery system with a 200AH house battery bank, 200W of solar and a DC to DC charger. 2 x 40l engels, 1 is an inbuilt chest type the other is a standard 40L on a slide under the passenger seat box. Simrad NSS16 with a TM260 transducer and zipwake trim tabs. Motor is a Suzuki 300AP, i bought it at the boat show last year through West Coast Suzuki, they had some good deals on with free rigging etc. It seems a good match so far, quiet, good on fuel averages about 1.2km/l i'll expect that will get better as it loosens up a bit. The hull build started in October last year and i've just finished the trial "commissioning test" fishing at exmouth for the week and clocking up 20hrs. Im wrapped with it, it rides good, has heaps of deck room and will serve me well for years to come. If anyone ones to know finer details feel free to PM. Cheers.

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very nice! bet u r stooked

Mon, 2020-06-15 08:57

very nice! bet u r stooked with that!

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Awesome boat and well done on

Mon, 2020-06-15 09:17

Awesome boat and well done on the fitout.

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Looks like a really nice rig

Mon, 2020-06-15 09:28

Looks like a really nice rig awesome. What’s the total tow weight fully loaded with fuel, water and all gear?

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 I havent weighed it full yet

Mon, 2020-06-15 10:03

 I havent weighed it full yet but with 250L fuel and a full water tank it was just over 3.2t 

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Looks fantastic,

Mon, 2020-06-15 09:52

Looks fantastic, congratulations. Thanks for sharing.

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Beats of a boat mate. Looks

Mon, 2020-06-15 10:23

Beats of a boat mate. Looks awesome! You can't go wrong with Oceanic built boats mate, seen a few around now and the are as tough as they look.

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 Sweet rig! Congratulations

Mon, 2020-06-15 12:15

 Sweet rig! Congratulations you've done well, and im guessing at the end you've saved a fair bit of coin over a drivaway package from others by just doing a fair bit yourself. Looks great


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 A mate of mine has the 8.5m

Mon, 2020-06-15 14:29

 A mate of mine has the 8.5m version of that boat. The 7.5m looks like a great fit asthetically. 

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 Looks bloody good, love the

Mon, 2020-06-15 14:53

 Looks bloody good, love the big plate boats

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 Congrats mate sick looking

Mon, 2020-06-15 20:04

 Congrats mate sick looking boat and car you got the total package,  enjoy !


 Happy dayz 

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Tue, 2020-06-16 05:48

ive been toying with the idea of something similar myself. Well done.  

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Tue, 2020-06-16 09:19

Damn good job on the trailer. The boat is pretty nice too. 


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