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Traveler TC200

Following the release of the Traveler TC170 at last year's Brisbane Boat Show, Haines Marine has launched the TC200 model.

At seven metres, the TC200 features a beam of 2.5 metres and weighs approximately 1800-1900 kilograms, suitable for towing by most six-cylinder family cars. Also included is an underfloor storage compartment, pods aft of the rear quarter seats, large side pockets, bow rail, stainless steel boarding ladder, live bait tank, sliding driver seat, portable toilet and hydraulic steering.

The rear quarter seats are removable and the boat is rated to carry a maximum of 175hp.

Enquiries: Haines Marine Tel: (07) 3271 4400. Email:


Zodiac Medline Series

For those wanting something unique in a sport RIB, Zodiac Marine General Manager, Grahame Smith, recommends the Medline Series.

There are three models in the Medline series, the 4.8-metre Medline I, 6.0-metre Medline II and the new 7.3-metre Medline III. Standard equipment on the Medline series includes, a pilot seat backrest that folds down to a sundeck, swim ladder and boarding step on the rear deck, a high console, a folding 'roll bar', storage lockers and a non-skid deck. A shower kit, thermoelectric cooler and fold-out cook top is available in the Medline III only.

The recommended power for the Medline series ranges from 75hp for the Medline I to 300hp for the Medline III. The Medline series feature a deep-vee hull with integrated trim tabs and are priced from $19,738.

Enquiries: Zodiac Marine Australia. Tel: 1800 363 684.


Whittley Marlin Board Extension

Whittley Cruisers has designed and produced a marlin board extension that fits the Cruisemaster 700 model.

The extension, which fits over the transom section, can be fitted to existing Cruisemaster 700 models or ordered as an option on a new boat in production and comes complete with stainless steel railings.

According to Steve Whittley, around half of the Cruisemaster 700s currently being built have been ordered with the extension and the owners are making effective use of the additional space by fitting BBQ units, deck chairs, bait boards etc.

Enquiries: Whittley Marine Industries. Tel: (03) 9465 1644.




Savage Jabiru

Savage Boats are well known for their range of aluminium boats, particularly the Jabiru model. The Jabiru range begins with the 340 model and includes the 380, 400, 440 and 470.

The Jabiru 470 is available in both conventional and 'Pro' configuration. Measuring 4.7 metres the Jabiru 470 has a vee'd entry at the bow that flattens out along the hull to an almost flat deadrise at the transom. The standard Savage Jabiru 470 is ideal for fishing open estuaries, rivers and lakes and features two cross-thwart seats, room for a portable fuel tank with further storage under the front deck.

The Savage Jabiru 470 is capable of handling both two and four stroke outboards up to 60hp. For anglers who demand more, the Jabiru 470 Pro offers a carpeted floor with elevated casting platforms, pedestal seats and rolled side decks. Optional extras include a console unit, bimini top and tonneau cover. All Savage aluminium boats carry a two-year warranty.

Enquiries: Savage Boats. Tel: 1800 818 000. Web:


Tarpon 3.7

Tom Bretherum spends a lot of his time fishing the mangrove creeks in north Queensland, that's why he developed the Bushman brand of bug repellent.

When he decided that he needed a car topper that could fish two at a pinch, he built the Tarpon 3.7. The fibreglass, Kevlar and carbon hull is a semi-vee bottom with very flat aft sections, it measure 3.7 by 1.4 metres and the bare hull weighs 38 kilograms. It has two removable swivel casting chairs, a small casting platform and some rod storage on either side.

With a 9.8hp outboard on the back it will run at 33mph and with two up, 28mph. The Tarpon 3.7 sells for $3,995.

Enquiries: Tarpon Boats. Tel: (07) 4033 2446.