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.
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.
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)
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
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: www.quintrex.com.au
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: www.whittley.com.au
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
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
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
Enquiries: Mercury Marine. Tel: 1800 818 000.