After graduating from Westlawn (Hons - Cum Laude), three years saw me working in the design of office of TOM FEXAS YACHT DESIGNS, (till the GFC and they closed their doors) working alongside Dave Glasco and Nicholas Di Matteo, specializing in the design of very large luxurious motor yachts for companies such as
Mikelson yachts, Kadey Krogen, Morgan Yachts, Choey Lee and more, designs with a typical length 55 ft (17 metres) to 200 ft (60m).
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Mallee Punt 5.5
The Coastal Flyer, a 41-foot, 26 kt, jet-drive express cruiser is a design that BMD was asked to engineer & draw plans for Gerr Marine (USA), converting from composite construction to alloy construction is now complete. We look forward to seeing this boat under construction in the near future from a client in South America.
Bowdidge Marine Designs was approached to design a commercial 5.5metre (18ft) aluminium Punt for the councils & park rangers (particulary the gulf region) to service the coastal national parks in Northern Australia. The requirements for the design was it had to be built from aluminium, CNC cut files, powered by a 60Hp Honda outboard, to have the capacity to carry 5 workers with their required gear for their jobs (chainsaws etc ) or, for 2 people/ a quad bike and required gear, which is used to carry out pesticide jobs within the National parks. Naturally, since these waters are where the big salt water crocs also reside, freeboard also had to be taken into consideration for SAFETY.
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We have boat plans (both yacht designs, catamaran designs and power designs) for all sizes for the amateur boat builder and Professional boatbuilder. From the 12ft Mushulu plywood stitch & glue power boat design to the Oceansky 57 strip plank composite multihull design. We design and build, plywood boats, strip plank boats and fibreglass composite boats to very modern styling for both yacht designs, multihull designs and power boat in round bilge, multi-chine or radius chine hull forms, including aluminum drift boats, aluminum landing craft, aluminum monohull boats, aluminum catamarans, aluminum special purpose boats, and aluminum RIBs
Mr. Bowdidge worked for Tom Fexas Yacht Design, specializing in the design of luxurious motor yachts for Mikelson Yachts, Kadey Krogen, Morgan Yachts, Choey Lee and more. He has been a naval architect at Aluminum Boat Australia (ABA), where vessels were built from 24 to 38 meters (78 – 124 feet). Bowdidge formed his own design office, Bowdidge Marine Designs, specializing in sportfishing and family cruising boats, with worldwide customers building BMD designs from 10 to 50 feet (3.0m to 15.0m).
Holding a commercial master's license, Mr. Bowdidge is also a CORPORATE MEMBER of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). While studying at Westlawn, he was awarded the Owens Scholarship Award, based on academic achievement, creative ability and design presentation excellence. He graduated with the highest grade ever awarded by Westlawn for his final design thesis. In 2014 Mark was offered the position as "Professor" at WESTLAWN , teaching small craft Naval Architecture for vessels up 200 ft, where he continues to work today.
During 2012/ 2013, Mark was offered the position as Naval Architect at Aluminium Boats Australia. (http://www.aba-global.com/)
Tom Fexas Yacht Designs - USA
Aluminium Boats Australia
Gerr Marine - USA
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