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Sea Ray 275 Sundancer

 

The newly designed 275 Sundancer from Sea Ray offers all the creature comforts and performance normally found on a much larger cruiser.

Inside the cockpit is a portside lounger and a large electric engine hatch providing easy access to the bilge. The translucent deck hatch, with lock and sky cover allows air and light into the cabin.

The new black coral and burl control station features a bucket seat with slider and flip-up thigh bolster along with Sea Ray’s SmartCraft instruments, which includes low-glare blue night lighting, weatherproof lighted chrome toggle switches, power-assisted tilt-wheel steering, Raymarine VHF radio and 8-foot fibreglass antenna.

For on-deck entertaining there is a wet bar complete with Corian countertop, stainless steel faucet and beverage holders, curved handrail and extra storage below.

The galley comes equipped with cherry wood Formica cabinets, stainless steel handrail, moulded sink, dual voltage refrigerator, microwave and stove. Upgraded features include an AM/FM satellite-ready stereo with cockpit remote, deep-pile carpeting and mirrored bulkhead rope locker.

Overnight guests can relax in the double bunk mid-stateroom with sliding window and privacy curtain. There’s also a fully enclosed head and shower compartment with vanity, sink and VacuFlush head.

Boarding and foredeck access is easy with the topside moulded steps and there’s a stainless steel ladder on the swim platform.

The 275 Sundancer comes standard with a full complement of canvas accessories, including aft, front and side curtains, bimini top with boot and a storage bag.

Enquiries: To find your nearest Sea Ray dealer go to: www.searay.com and click on ‘International.’

 


Quintrex 355 Dart

For those looking for a boat that is easy to set up and maintain, Quintrex’s 355 Dart makes an ideal car topper, tender or ultra-light boat.

Rated to a maximum 15hp, the 355 has a simple layout with wide level floatation-filled bench seats and is built with 1.6mm bottom sheets and topsides.

Plug-in seats are optional for those spending long days fishing. The Quintrex 355 Dart comes in an ‘Instant Boating’ package complete with an 8hp Johnson two-stroke outboard, Quintrex trailer, three-year boat/motor/trailer warranty, safety gear and registrations. It is priced from $4995.

Enquiries: Quintrex.
Tel: (07) 5585 9898.
Website: www.quintrex.com.au

 


Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45

The new model Sun Odyssey 45 from Jeanneau is set to replace the Sun Odyssey 43.

The Sun Odyssey 45 features a Kevlar-reinforced hull, a modern deck design with seven opening hatches and a wide twin-wheel cockpit with fixed pedestal table – ideal for cruising and entertaining.

Inside the teak interior is a large galley, with chart table, spacious cabins and ample storage space. The Sun Odyssey 45 is available in three or four cabin layout.

Enquiries: Euroyachts.
Tel: (07) 3369 8888.
Website: www.euroyachts.com.au


Stacer 460 Sun Master

Stacer has released its ‘budget-friendly’ 460 Sun Master runabout.

Suited to first-time boaties, young families or retirees, the 460 Sun Master is 4.85 metres in length and has a beam of 2.20m with 3mm pressed-formed bottom sheets and 1.6mm topsides.

Featuring Stacer’s EVO hull and Mod Pod transom for a smoother ride and greater stability, the runabout comes standard with wide, deep pockets along the side, a canopy, high windscreens with an opening centre screen for easy anchoring and access, rod holders, roto-moulded anchor well, bow rails and swing back seats.

Optional extras include an Eagle Sounder and GX294 marine radio, burley bucket, auxiliary bracket, ski hooks and transom door.

The 460 Sun Master is packaged ‘Ready 2 Go’ with a 40hp two-stroke Mariner outboard, Stacer trailer, a three-year warranty as well as safety equipment and registrations. It is priced from $19,395.

Enquiries: Stacer.
Tel: (07) 5585 9898.
Website: www.stacer.com.au

 


Quintrex 455 Freedom Sport

Quintrex unveiled its entry-level bow rider, the 455 Freedom Sport at the recent Brisbane Boat Show.

Measuring 4.78 metres in length, the 455 Freedom Sport is able to carry a maximum of five people and can be used for cruising, fishing or skiing.

Standard features include Quintrex’s Millennium Hull, alloy core hatches to prevent warping, underfloor flotation, roto-moulded anchor well, grab rails, folding rear lounge, two rod holders, fold-down drink holders, lockable glove box, and a rear telescopic ladder.

Recommended horsepower for this model is 40hp, with a maximum of 60hp for those wanting extra power. The 70-litre underfloor fuel tank is US Coast Guard approved and features an expansion chamber for safer refuelling.

The 455 Freedom Sport comes ready for ‘Instant Boating’ with a 40hp Johnson two-stroke outboard, Quintrex trailer, three-year factory-backed boat/motor/trailer warranty, boat and trailer registrations and safety gear from $19,995.

Enquiries: Quintrex.
Tel: (07) 5585 9898.
Website: www.quintrex.com.au

 


Clipper Cruiser

Clipper Cruisers first graced Australia’s shores 20 years ago. Many of the originals can still be found cruising the Whitsunday Islands or Hawkesbury River.

Now the Clipper name lives on with the launch of a new range of models, including the Clipper 50 Sedan.

Suited to extended cruising holidays, the Clipper 50 has a walk-around side deck and cockpit, flybridge with hard top, a spacious saloon and three air-conditioned cabins with two bathrooms.

The Clipper 50 semi-displacement hull design incorporates a full-length keel with twin diesel engines to give a cruising speed of 12 knots. With optional engine applications fitted, speeds of up to 20 knots can be reached.

Standard features include a bow thruster, generator, autopilot, GPS/chartplotter, air-conditioning and eutectic refrigeration.

Enquiries: Clipper Cruiser Sales.
Tel: (07) 3821 4579.
Website: www.clippercruisers.com.au


205 Eastport

Boston Whaler has a new addition to its 2005 model line-up, the 205 Eastport.
The 20-foot cuddy is small enough to trailer and comes with an aluminium-framed, single piece curved glass windshield for better visibility and ample storage space.

Features include a bucket helm seat, companion seat, two aft quarter seats with backrest bolsters and grab rails.
To complement the standard Mercury SmartCraft gauge package, large flat panels to the port and starboard of the helm offer room for any additional electronics.

For overnight stays there is a ‘v’-berth with a concealed porta potti. The 205 East port is powered by the standard 150XL Mercury OptiMax engine with options available up to 200 horsepower.

Enquiries: Michael Ross.
Tel: (03) 9791 5822.
Website: www.whaler.com


Sunrunner 2800

Like its award-winning sister, the Sunrunner 3700, the new Sunrunner 2800 Sport Cruiser is a combination of quality, craftsmanship and performance.

With an overall length of 28 feet, including the boarding platform, the 2800 comes complete with a host of features such as a CD/stereo, tuner and speakers, optional flat screen TV and DVD player; full galley, including twin burner cook top, refrigerator, optional microwave and inverter; permanent forward double ‘v’ berth and aft cabin double berth, and convertible dinette, just to name a few.

Entertaining on board the 2800 is easy with sun protection provided by the bimini cover and clears, icebox, hot and cold deck shower and cockpit bench seating, and optional seating and fold-down table being made available as well.

It is powered by a five-litre V8 engine with options ranging up to 320hp in petrol engines, single configuration.

Electronic packages will be available and may include sounder only or fully-optioned GPS sounder units with engine monitoring interface. As another option, Sunrunner will offer a mix of traditional analogue gauges with new digital technologies.

Enquiries: Sunrunner Cruisers.
Tel: (07) 5510 2900.
Website: www.sunrunner.com.au