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Stacer's New Evo-lution

With, the release of their 2002 range catalogue, the Stacer team has announced a new deep vee hull. Called the 'EVO' series hulls, the design includes complex bottom shapes that have been developed through advanced alloy press forming technology.

The new hull has been designed for stability and performance with a deadrise bottom shape that allows a radical deep vee to be carried from stem to stern. Stacer has created a bottom shape that has different characteristics on the water at different speeds. At rest a wider beam and down-turned chines give the hull stability. As the boat moves the enhanced planing surface allows it to lift quickly until, on full plane, the fine central deep vee section is doing all the work to deliver a soft ride.

The EVO hulls are available in bass/ barra, and 5.75m runabout, bowrider, centre console and offshore cuddy cabin layouts.

Stacer Boats. Tel: (07) 5585 9805 for a copy of Stacer's 2002 model catalogue. Website:



Outsider 625

With the single objective of creating a more affordable sistership to the Outsider 685, Brisbane-based Cruise Craft has launched the Outsider 625. The new model is the result of slightly slimming the Outsider 685 by 25mm on each side from the outsides in, rather than compromising existing interior space and comfort.

Rated to take 200hp extra-long shaft outboards, but clearly targeting the 150hp to 175hp market, the Cruise Craft Outsider 625 will be completely packaged to go from showrooms priced in the early $50,000s - some $10,000 to $15,000 less than its larger stablemate's entry price. Nichols Bros. Boat Builders. Tel: (07) 3390 4877. Fax: (07) 3390 5756. Website:


New Avon RIBS

Neil Solomons, managing director of Sydney Inflatables, has been busy lately demonstrating both the jet and outboard powered versions of Avon's Seasport Deluxe Se 320dl. The Se 320dl features a medium V fibreglass hull, integral fuel tank and a number of clever design features such as pop up cleats, a telescopic navigation light and recessed cup holders.

There is plenty of onboard storage including a clever watertight locker under the control binnacle. Powered by a 25hp outboard the craft will carry three people with a top speed of 45km/h. The jet version, powered by an 83hp Yamaha power unit is a rocket ship, says Neil Solomons, that is capable of more than 70km/h, it seats four people and has a maximum load of 350kg.

Both models are ideal as tenders and for water skiing or just some serious fun. Sydney Inflatables: Tel: (02) 9544 7899. Fax: (02) 9544 7009. E-mail: sales@sydney


Streaker 5.45 Bluewater series

Leon and Paul Savage have released the Series 11 version of their Streaker 5.45 Bluewater. While the new model retains all the popular features of the previous one with the same hull that is a scaled-down version of the 5.85 Streaker, it has a completely new deck and interior layout.

The cabin hatch is larger, which gives improved access and anchoring access, the side decks are walk-around with improved anti-slip finish and there is a revised engine well.

Streaker Boats. Tel: (03) 9729 8288. Fax: (03) 9720 4213. Website: