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Catalina 350

The first Catalina 350 imported by Catalina Australia, has arrived in Sydney.

The all new design incorporates many features usually found only on larger vessels.

It features ball bearing blocks, a large navigation desk with space for marine electronics and audio/visual entertainment centre and is powered by a four-cylinder 35hp, diesel engine.

An owner's stateroom with centreline pedestal berth and inner spring mattress on both fore and aft berths is standard. The head incorporates a fully enclosed shower area with seat and bi-fold door. Freezer and refrigerator compartments with separate temperature controls come standard.

Electric halyard and main sheet winches, furling boom and mast are also available.

Enquiries: The Catalina Anchorage.

Tel: (02) 9960 5511.


Southwind Classic Dory

Following the successful release of the cuddy cab SF500, Southwind introduces the 5.0m SF500 Dory and SD500 Centre Console.

The Dory features a beam of 2.29m, wide reversed chines and optionals such as a carpeted forward casting platform with storage. The hull is rated to a maximum 60hp four-stroke and 70hp two-stroke.

The Centre Console version of the hull can also be purchased in basic form with refinements such as padded coamings, helm seat/ice box and targa top with rod holders. It is rated to carry a 90hp two-stroke and 100hp four-stroke.

Southwind has another surprise in store with the 500 hull.

Enquiries: Southwind dealers.

Tel: (02) 4389 1893.


Stacer Seasprite

Looking for something to entertain the family that won't leave a huge dent in your bank account?

Stacer suggest the 350 and 370 SeaSprite dinghies, which feature a deep vee hull with fine forward shapes that cut chop and perform well. The 350 SeaSprite is capable of carrying two or three people, weighs around 74kg and is suited to a 10-15hp engine. An open bimini and envelope is also available in a range of colours including beige, jade, royal blue and burgundy.

The 370 SeaSprite can seat three people with room for fishing and swimming gear and is rated to carry a maximum of 20hp. There are 11 optional extras which include a carpeted floor, rod holders and side rails.

Enquiries: Stacer.

Tel: (07) 5585 9805.



Stacer 455 SunFisher

Stacer has released an economical starters rig, the 455 SunFisher.

Featuring EVO hull technology that gives greater stability underway and at rest, sure footed turns and a softer ride due to a deeper vee and the ability to run a smaller engine. The SunFisher is built with 3.0mm bottom sheets and integrated internal rib structure and Stacer's experience within the alloy industry, means that the 455 centre console is strong and well-developed.

Also included is a 80-litre fuel tank, forward casting platform with storage space, a small folding console, side pockets for fishing rods and tackle, a full width battery and oil storage shelf, large insulated fish box seat, four rod holders and sports decals. Optionals such as hydraulic steering and a mod pod bracket are also available. Stacer recommends a 50-60hp engine.

Enquiries: Stacer.




Quintrex Coast Runners

For first-time boat buyers who just want the basics in a boat, Quintrex offers the Coast Runner range.

Quintrex manufacture eight Coast Runners (including the CV models) and each boat features the Millennium hull, flared bow and maxi transom.

The 455 Coast Runner is the smallest in the range and features a folding rear lounge, underfloor fuel tank, flotation and sports dashboard. For serious offshore boaties, Quintrex offers the 600 Coast Runners. The beamy boat has ample room for fishing adventures and weekend water sports and contains built-in flotation for extra safety. The 600 Coast Runner is one of Quintrex's largest pressed plate models, built with 5.0mm bottomsheets and 3.0mm topsides to provide strength and durability.

The 455 Coast Runner CV is an entry-level boat and includes a three-piece windscreen with lean-through deck and two side pockets. At the other end of the scale is the 500 Coast Runner CV, weighing no more than 375kg it features a wide deck, two folding swivel pedestals and is rated to carry a 90hp engine.

Enquiries: Quintrex Dealers.

Tel: (07) 5585 9898.



Gladiator Bowriders

Peter Halloran of Waves Overseas is a major importer, distributor and retailer of inflatable boats and has been importing boats from South African manufacturer Hardglass Marine for the past 10 years.

During a trip to the Durban factory this year, he decided to import three of their popular Diversion bowrider ski boats.

The boat has a semi-vee hull design and combines the features of a sports ski boat with the versatility of a family bowrider. Its unusually wide beam allows plenty of internal space and lets the boat plane easily at low speeds.

The Diversion is available in three models ranging from 4.8m to 5.35m.

Enquiries: Waves Overseas.

Tel: (02) 9716 8555.