HYDRA CRAFT.. -- GS Marine. Darwin -- Info

Chasing any and all info i can for the boat builders that once were "HYDRA CRAFT" outta the Territory.


From what i can work out they have since closed doors, as i think they traded via GS marine??


im trying to get a bit of info for a hull before spending my $$$$. 



Feel free to comment here, or send me a private msg if wanna keep it secret :) 

Cheers in advance crew.....

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Good rig.Gs built solid rigs

Wed, 2019-01-30 17:09

Good rig.

Gs built solid rigs in the early days. They stopped building the plate hydracrafts in favour of the semi pressed extremes. Pretty much owned the Darwin barra boat market for a few years before they went under. 

That particular one was Exmouth based for a few years. Was used for billfishing quite successfully. 



Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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Check out Fishing Territory Forum

Thu, 2019-01-31 12:28

hey T-bone

post your query on this forum to see if anyone knows

When GS Marine went to the smaller (<5m Xtreme) models they were cut and pressed in China, I believe and then welded up in Darwin.....but I may be mistaken.

But - These hydracraft were more open water boats and built, from my research, in the NT and were solid boats, and very well regarded
The Xtreme & super punt models were more focused on flatwater river/billabong barra fishing, with some inshore capability....unless you wanted to be 6" shorter after getting smashed in the chop

I was looking at them for a while until I sourced my current plate C/C (built in Qld, funnily enough); their availability over here in WA is slim.

That one looks great and it has been for sale for a while now

The engine hours are high, but if it's been well serviced, and the Suzuki corrosion issues confirmed as not present, then possibly a great boat for WA

Hoping this helps you out in your search

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That boat fished out of Bunno for awhile

Thu, 2019-01-31 17:07

 And was then for sale at Millards if I'm not mistaken.

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She has a new home

Sun, 2019-03-31 12:27

To those of ya that gave me some advice and help.. Thanks!! the bright orange hydra craft known as "FULLY SIC" is now parked at home in Broome ready to chase the sails when they arrive.

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Back in Broome you mean? It's

Sun, 2019-03-31 12:42

Back in Broome you mean? It's spent time here quite a while ago.

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Sun, 2019-03-31 16:26

Yeah mate, ended up selling the bar crusher when moved up there last year.. This one is a lot better suited.
Seen you mention broome in another post actually and wondered if ya lived here also.

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Yep 20 years here now. Fully

Sun, 2019-03-31 16:39

Yep 20 years here now. Fully Sic was based here for a short while, a lot of years ago, before he went to Exmouth.

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nice work

Sun, 2019-03-31 16:54

Just sent ya a PM