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Black Watch Flagship

Black Watch Boats plans to launch its new flagship – the BW50 – in time for the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in May. The BW50 Sportsfisher features the Black Watch deep V hull design – perfect for offshore coastal cruising.

According to Black Watch director Graham McCloy, the luxury BW50 will be highly competitive and will take the company into an exciting new direction.

“The BW50 was designed for the export market, so to compete with some of the boats on the world market today, we knew that it had to include all the fine trimmings,” he said. “This is our flagship as well our key to the international arena; it will be very luxurious inside.”

With a three-cabin and two-bathroom layout, the BW50 is equipped with air-conditioning, a washer/dryer, a state-of-the-art entertainment system, leather furnishings and more.

Powered by twin, fully electronic Caterpillar C12s at 700hp each the BW50 should produce speeds up to 30 knots.

Black Watch Boats.

Tel: (02) 6676 6512.

E-mail: info@blackwatch.com.au

Website: www.blackwatch.com.au




Mustang 3800 Royale

The Mustang 3800 Royale is the direct result of feedback from customers wanting more emphasis on entertaining areas. As a result the Royale has an electric barbeque and icebox integrated with the wet bar entertainment area. The cockpit seating can also be removed to provide a full open cockpit.

Below deck, the Royale is finished with a subtle combination of cherry wood timber, mood lighting, designer fabrics, leather couches and a fully functional European galley. There is a full 2.1-metre headroom and berths to sleep six.

Mustang Cruisers.

Tel: (07) 5571 7255.

Website: www.mustangcruisers.com




Sea Ray 525 Sundancer

The distinctive bow and the graceful lines that blend with the integrated windshield and hardtop create a seamless profile on Sea Ray’s 525 Sundancer – new for 2003.

Powered by twin Cummins QSM 11 diesel V-drives that push out 459kW a piece, the 525 features a spacious and ergonomic helm with a Euro-style captain’s chair with flip-up thigh rise. In the cockpit the designers have maximised the space to provide an entertainment and lounging centre with a unique companion lounger that rotates through 90 degrees.

The forward deck has a recessed sunpad with built-in drink holders. The attention to detail makes this signature Sea Ray with the contemporary-styled interior finished with elegant wood cabinetry and plush Ultraleather sofas.

The master stateroom has a queen-size bed and the hanging lockers are cedar lined with mirrored doors. Guests will also find luxury accommodation in the port stateroom that includes upper and lower bunks and its own separate head.

Sea Ray International, Australia

Tel: (07) 5532 9122.

E-mail: barry.bailey@searay.com






No Mistaking a Maxum

From Sports Boats to Sport Deck boats the Maxum series for 2003 offers a range of sports boats with an unmistakable distinctive look that is enhanced with a new graphics package.

The onboard styling is equally impressive with a custom-moulded silver metalic console with a padded steering wheel. The seating is designed to maximise the space. The standard back-to-back seats convert to a sunlounge and some of the models make the most of the engine access door by covering it with a sunlounge pad and a foldaway table.

The sport seating option includes a helm bucket seat or dual swivel bucket seats and an aft bench or U-lounge.

The Maxum 1800 SR is powered by a 4.3-litre, MPI, 220hp, MerCruiser with an Alpha 1 sterndrive and comes with a port sleeper seat, a helm seat with flip up bolster. Tilt steering wheel, steering wheel upgrade and snap in Berber cockpit carpets and safety gear. On a single-axle registered trailer it can be driven away for $51,990.

The Maxum 1900 SR has all the options of the 1800 as well as a depthfinder in the dash, a tinted windscreen and a 5.0-litre MPI MerCruiser 260hp inboard. Driveaway price is $59,000.

All Maxum boats can be personalised with a range of options to suit individual owners.

Berowra Waters Marina.

Tel: (02) 9456 3200.

Website. www.maxumboats.com




A Serious Fishing Machine

Trophy sportsfishing boats are celebrating their 20th anniversary in the United States and over that time these serious fishing machines have become one of America’s favourite saltwater fishing craft.

Designed by anglers, they incorporate the features serious anglers want in a boat. Every Trophy is designed with two goals in mind; to help you catch more fish and to make sure you have fun doing it.

The rod holders, tackle bins, fish boxes and storage lockers are all within easy reach. The gunwales are high and feature thick coaming pads to provide support when leaning out to haul in a big one. Even the cleats, railings and deck gear are positioned to prevent snagging lines. The baitwells provide top-to-bottom circulation to keep the bait active all day.

Berowra Waters Marina, the Australian distributors, have in stock two versions of the 2052 Trophy – one version is powered by a 1.7-litre, 116hp, Mercury diesel engine with an Alpha 1 leg and the other is powered by a 4.3-litre, 220hp, MPI MerCruiser and Alpha 1 leg.

Both versions are true walkaround and come with the Trophy Pro Package, which includes a heap of extras like VHF radio, safety equipment, raw water washdown, electric trim tabs, 48-quart cooler and cushion. Windscreen wiper and a portable head with pump out.

The diesel-engine version is priced at $75,990 and the petrol engine is $71,990 – and that’s on a tandem trailer with all the regos.

Berowra Waters Marina.

Tel: (02) 9456 3200.

Website: www.trophyfishing.com