Information about the boats we build


Contemporary Technology with Traditional Style

There are many power boats available on the market but at Van Munster Boats, we have taken a great deal of pleasure in developing a more traditional style boat that still takes advantage of the modern technologies we have available to us.  The Sanctuary 620 is such a boat. This pretty trailable motor launch is proudly Australian inspired, designed and built. At 6.2m (21ft) and with a displacement of just 1240kgs the Sanctuary 620 it is easy to handle. You can leisurely cruise all day at 6-7knots with the reliable 30hp Yanmar diesel. Using the boat won’t break the bank as it draws on just 3-5 litres per hour. The shaft drive diesel provides plenty of power for a top speed of 14knots.

The Sanctuary 620 delivers simplicity, versatility and practicality making the boat easy to use and a pleasure to own.


Custom Yacht Design & Construction

What makes a yacht built by Van Munster Boats different? Well, it starts with the owner's commission to build and design. We play an integral part in finalising the design so the yacht is optimised for performance for the owner as part of the design and build process. You could say that's our point of difference. The end result is the yachts we build are faster, last longer and win!

When working on a custom yacht project, we work with the best composite engineers and the industry's leading naval architect’s to turn the owner's original vision and concept into reality. Our processes and applied technologies are continually refined and developed to deliver “state of the art” race yachts. This is part of our culture in order to deliver an end product that meets the highest standards, anywhere.

Our team is highly trained and motivated to be fully focused to provide our clients with a world class product at the most competitive price. When you order a custom yacht to be built by Van Munster Boats, you can be assured it will be a high performance yacht, built with the very latest technologies & materials, knowing craftsmanship and quality are what we have built our reputation on.



At Van Munster Boats, we have a long history and track record of building race winning skiffs. Whether it's a 12', 16' or 18' skiff, we can build you a boat that will give you a competitive edge. Simple as that.

A Bit Of History

The 18-Footers Class was born in the 1890's to satisfy a need for a boat, which was within the means of the "average man" and would provide good competitive racing to attract public interest.
These rules have been framed to uphold this philosophy.
• To provide good, fair, close racing;
• To minimise the cost of competition;
• To produce an attractive vehicle for public entertainment;
• To provide enjoyment for all competitors and
• To encourage new recruits.
• To stabilise the class by restricting hull shape until the year 2008, but allowing all other rules to be reviewed year by year, so as to accommodate in particular carbon fibre masts, boom and wings as they become more cost effective.
In all cases of dispute, the intent and spirit of the Rules will take precedence.