Hooker boats are the premier boat builders based in cairns, north queensland. hooker boats is renowned for designing high quality, robust, comfortable fishing and leisure vessels.. Please note! all the kits and plans have had to endure price rises. its only partly about local cpi and being very low to begin with, its also that beautiful lightweight bs1088 lloyds certified okoume plywood, with its nice thick surface veneers which we use in all our kits, is imported, as are our iain oughtred plans.. Float a boat plans modellers who “scratch build” are constantly on the lookout for accurate, detailed drawings for building both.