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Swan 53

Nautor Swan recently announced the latest addition to the SwanLine, the Swan 53.

The Swan 53 joins an improved range of models, including the recently launched Swan 46 and 75 and is offered in a choice of two keel and rudder alternatives. A standard traditional fin keel and rudder or the optional dagger-board keel and twin rudders, which gives this boat a draft of 1.4 metres, are available.

With three spacious cabins, the Swan 53 is able to accommodate up to eight people.

A non-overlapping jib and double sweptback spreaders increase comfort and safety, while the twin wheels allow greater movement in the cockpit.

According to designer, German Frers, who has designed Swans since 1979, the Swan 53 “offers her owners a boat that allows for maximum living space on board, but does not sacrifice the performance that makes for exciting sailing.”

Enquiries: Nautor Swan Australia.
Tel: (02) 9997 1225.


Escape 650

After two years of development, Savage Boats has launched a new 6.5-metre offshore fibreglass cuddy cabin, the Escape 650.

Capable of carrying seven people, the Escape 650 has a 2.48-metre beam and is the first in Savage’s range designed to handle the power of the new Verado supercharged outboard, which comes with SmartCraft Digital Throttle and Shift (DTS).

Alternatively, it can be powered by a 225hp OptiMax, a MerCruiser inboard, or for those venturing offshore, twin 115hp Mercury or Mariner outboards.

The Escape’s cuddy cabin offers protection from the elements and includes full-length 1.8-metre upholstered bunks and an optional cabin divider that can provide additional privacy for the built-in Porta-Potti.

Standard features include a self-draining cockpit floor, hydraulic steering and two live bait tanks.

The Escape 650 comes with a three-year after sales hull warranty. A three-year warranty also applies to Mercury and Mariner outboards when fitted.

Enquiries: Savage Boats.
Tel: 1800 114 800.



Innovation 60

Innovation Marine of Coomera in Queensland have chosen twin MTU Series 12V183 diesel engines as the main power units for its latest power catamaran.

The Innovation 60, has an overall length of 18.45 metres (60 feet) with a beam of 5.9 metres (19.2 feet) and a draught of 1.7 metres (5.5 feet).

It features accommodation space for nine (including two crew) and a cruising speed of up to 22 knots at 1700rpm. When running at a minimum idle speed of 700rpm, the cruise speed is 10 knots.

The twin MTU Series 12V183 engines produce 1135hp and a top speed of 32 knots. The fuel capacity is 7500 litres.

Enquiries: Innovation Power Catamarans.
Tel: (07) 5580 5111.


305 Conquest

For those who like to go fishing without foregoing the creature comforts of home, Boston Whaler presents the 305 Conquest.

With sleeping accommodation for up to four adults, 58 square feet of cockpit space and a recessed bow walkaround for secure bow access, the 305 Conquest has an overall length of 9.77metres (32’1”).

A low profiled windlass comes standard with anchor, rode, helm control and a handheld remote control for operating the system from the bow.

Standard cockpit fishing features include stainless steel port and starboard toe rails with down rigger weight holders, under-gunnel rod racks and three transom and four gunnel-mounted rod holders.

The prep station/wet bar has a large sink, a recessed rigging plateau and a cutting board. Tackle and gear can be stowed in multiple locking compartments on the face of the station or under the helm seat base.

The raised helm station is designed to provide optimum visibility and includes an adjustable helm seat that converts to a leaning post for operation while standing.

The console face can accommodate two large 10-inch displays or several smaller ones. Additional electronics can be mounted in the box above in the standard hardtop, which houses cockpit floodlights, a dome light and five rod holders.

The galley features cherrywood cabinetry, a granite coat countertop, a 12V/120V refrigerator, a single-burner stove, microwave, sink and ample storage with a recessed rubbish receptacle.

An enclosed head houses a pullout showerhead, mirror, vanity with storage, granite coat benchtop and VacuFlush toilet.

Powered by twin 225hp Mercury Optimax engines, the 305 Conquest also comes standard with hydraulic tilt steering, electric trim tabs, shore power with battery charger and isolation transformer, a satellite-ready Clarion AM/FM digital stereo, compass, nav lights and two bilge pumps.

Boston Whaler’s 305 Conquest is covered by a transferable 10-year limited hull warranty.

Enquiries: Michael Ross.
Tel: (03) 9791 5822.