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Island Gypsy 39

Yardaway Marine Ltd of Hong Kong and Halvorsen Boats of Sydney announce the introduction of their newest Island Gypsy model to be in built in China. This raised Pilot House model has a hard chine hull and is powered by a 220B Cummins diesel that gives an estimated top speed of 12 knots. It can also be powered by the twin 330B Cummins, which gives a top speed of 17 knots.

The interior will feature golden Burmese teak with teak and holly soles. Two accommodation options are available, either an island berth stateroom or with an additional guest cabin with upper and lower bunks. Other features include a Commissary for food storage with a wine rack and a hinged swim platform.

Enquiries: Halvorsen Boats Pty Ltd.

Tel: (02) 9457 9011.



Arvor 25

Following in the footsteps of the successful Arvor 20, is the release of the Arvor 25. Powered by a six-cylinder 210 shaft-drive MerCruiser diesel, the Arvor 25 produces a top speed of 28 to 29 knots at 3500rpm, with a comfortable cruising speed of 21 knots at 2800rpm.

The Arvor 25 features high topsides, a roomy pilothouse, a moulded keel, transom door, wrap around windscreen and walkaround access to the bow. A vee berth converts to a dinette and an enclosed head compartment is incorporated in the helm moulding. The galley features a single stove and sink. The Arvor 25 was launched at the Sydney International Boat Show.

Enquiries: Collins Marine. Tel: (02) 9319 5222.


Southwind SC640

The Southwind 640 was never meant to be a production boat. Based on the very successful SF640 the 6.68m boat was built by Southwind staffers as a factory team fishing boat.

The team put a lot of their own ideas into the boat, which as it turns out, are shared by a lot of other anglers, who have shown a lot of interest in it. This is essentially a maxi-console approach with the console large enough to house a sleeping area, or shelter for three or four people.

It also takes a Porta Potti. Cabin access is through a large lockable door or from the foredeck through a seat forward of the console with a cushion and base that doubles as a hatch. A deeply padded bolster on the forward and side coamings provides support all the way around the boat and the helm area is designed for flush-mounting of sounder/GPS, radio and gauges. The twin-transom layout of the stern is identical to the original SF640 and the performance with a single F200A four-stroke is similar to the twin F115A-powered SF640. The SC640 will be on the production line in late September.

Enquires: Southwind. Contact: Geoff Martin. Tel: (07) 3399 0888.



Quintrex 2003 Catalogue

Quintrex has come a long way since founder Terry Quantrill launched his first tinnie with a then revolutionary flared bow. Now some 57 years down the track and 67 models later the Quintrex range includes Open Boats, Travellers, Explorers, Hornets, Top Enders, Runabouts, Bowriders, Centre Consoles, Cuddy Cabins and the Blue Water Series.

The complete 2003 range is showcased in a new catalogue just released by Quintrex. The catalogue provides potential buyers with a practical layout and specification tables of each model as well as information on the innovative Quintrex hulls with the unique Millennium Hull, Flared Bow, Maxi Transom and Eclipse V-Flared Hull.

Copies are available at your local Quintrex dealer or telephone: (07) 5585 9898. Website:


Whittley Sea Legend 601

Whittley has expanded its range to include the new Sea Legend 601. With a 23-degree deadrise, the Sea Legend 601 features a cabin with vee bunks, a 27MHz radio, stereo system, stainless steel grab bars, deck hatch with access to the anchoring system and an anchor locker fitted under the deck line with entry via the moulded hatch cover. Across the transom is a live bait tank, bait board (which can be removed to access a short ski pole), rod rack and through transom boarding.

The Sea Legend 601 has a sub-floor tank that doubles as either an Esky or kill tank. Power options include both outboard and sterndrive with the outboard configuration ranging from 115hp to 175hp in either two-stroke or four-stroke. The sterndrive version is available in either petrol or diesel from 135hp to 210hp. The Sea Legend 601 is supplied with a bimini top, storm covers and has a five year structural hull warranty.

Enquiries: Whittley Marine Industries.

Tel: (03) 9465 1644. Website:


Streaker Sports Runabout

Leon and Paul Savage of Streaker Boats have released the Streaker 5.02-metre Sports Runabout. The Streaker 5.02-metre Sports Runabout has a beam of 2.14 metres and a hull deadrise of 17 degrees for a smooth ride through choppy water. Various seating combinations for up to six people are available with a choice of back-to-back seating modules, front pedestals or a combination of both.

Removable stern quarters are standard. Other features include a sub-floor fuel storage for 70 litres, underfloor ski locker, stainless steel rod holders, glove box, multi-functional instrumentation, stainless steel grab bars, targa canopy, cassette radio, navigation lights, stainless steel boarding ladder, ski pole and walk-through screen for easy access to the bowsprit and anchor locker.

The model is packaged with a two-stroke Yamaha outboard matched with a stainless steel propeller and fitted to a Dunbier drive on trailer. All Streaker Boats carry a five year structural warranty on the hull.

Enquiries: Streaker Boats. Tel: (03) 9729 8288.


Bermuda 445 Viper and 525 Salamander

For those looking for a heavy duty work boat, Bermuda has released the 445 Viper and 525 Salamander. Built from 3.0mm solid aluminium, both boats come standard with an internal keel, low carpeted floor, solid corners, transom strut, anchor shelf and fuel tank rack. Other features include a checkplate forward deck, double gunwales and extra ribs that are added during construction. The 445 Viper Heavy Duty weighs 18kg more than the standard model and is rated at 60hp. The 525 Salamander Heavy Duty weighs 24kg more than its standard counterpart and can accommodate an engine up to 75hp. All Bermuda boats carry a limited two-year manufacturerÕs warranty.

Enquiries: Mercury Marine. Tel: 1800 818 000.