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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey and Sun Fast 40.3

The first of the new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3s has arrived from France.

The new 40-footer is a development of the previous 40 and incorporates some cockpit changes and a completely new coach roof design to allow more light into the saloon.

The Sun Odyssey is available in either twin-cabin, single-head or three-cabin, twin-head layouts and is finished in traditional teak. Jeanneau has also released the Sun Fast 40.3 to complement its cruiser-racer range.

The Sun Fast range has deeper keels and rudders, keel stepped masts, cockpit mainsheet travellers and adjustable genoa cars. Sporting the same luxurious interiors as their Sun Odyssey counterparts, they are available in a three-cabin, single-head version and have teak panelling.

Enquiries: Euroyachts Pty Ltd, tel: (07) 3369 8888.


Quicksilver Range

Mercury Marine has announced the launch of a new range of Quicksilver fibreglass cuddy cabin family boats. There are seven models in the range, including the 220hp 640 Warrior cuddy at the top of the fleet, which can accommodate up to seven people, through to the 90hp 510 Firecrest.

The 640 Warrior comes with both inboard and outboard power options and has a beam of 2.3m. It is also available in a hard top version. Other boats in the range include the 580 Lightning, which can accommodate up to six and is powered by a 150hp outboard. The 530 Firestar, 530 Senator cuddy/runabout and 510 Dominator are able to hold up to five people, with the 530 Firestar and 530 Senator powered by 130hp outboards and the 510 Dominator a 90hp outboard.

Manufactured by New Zealand company, Fi-Glass Boats, the Quicksilver fibreglass cuddies come with features such as a deep ‘v’ hull, positive buoyancy, anchor locker, underfloor storage, bilge pump and rod racks.

Mercury Boats national sales manager, Andrew McLean says, “We have selected the range because of its ability to meet and satisfy various boating markets. The boats are ideal for family fun on the water and are versatile enough to be used for cruising, water sports or heading offshore for serious fishing.”

Quicksilver boats are covered by a comprehensive six-year structural hull warranty and can be combined with a three-year Mercury or Mariner outboard warranty.

Enquiries: Quicksilver Boats, tel: 1800 114 800.


Quintrex 480 Freedom Sport

For those looking for a versatile boat, Quintrex offers the new 480 Freedom Sport. Designed to cater for family cruising, fishing or skiing, the 480 Freedom Sport measures 5.04m overall and can be towed behind a medium four-cylinder family car.

Rated to carry a maximum 80hp (recommended 60hp), it features Quintrex’s Millennium Hull, Flared Bow and Maxi 2 Transom for a smoother ride as well as level floatation. Other features include alloy core hatches, a roto-moulded anchor well, grab rails, two rod holders, bimini and envelope and rear telescopic ladder.

According to Damian Duncan, national sales and marketing manager for Quintrex, additional features such as the deep-cushioned upholstery and moulded side panels give the 480 Freedom Sport a more streamlined look. There are also moulded drink holders and side storage panels, which are useful for handy items like sunscreen, maps and fishing rods.

The 480 Freedom Sport is available with Quintrex’s ‘Instant Boating’ package. It includes a 70hp four-stroke Johnson outboard, Quintrex trailer and three-year, factory-backed BMT (Boat, Motor and Trailer) warranty, boat and trailer registrations and safety gear.

It is priced from $28,045.
Enquiries: Quintrex, tel: (07) 5585 9898.

DeepVee Marine

Effective from December 2004, DeepVee Marine will no longer manufacture the Black Watch range of 260, 280, 310 and 340 sports fishing vessels, previously built under licence for Black Watch Boats Pty Ltd.

DeepVee Marine has decided to re-brand its product range and will market its own range of products under the brand ‘Deep V’.

The Deep V range will consist of the Deep V 260, Deep V 280 Express Cruiser, Deep V 310 and Deep V 340. The company has already begun designing additional models to complement its range.

Enquiries: DeepVee Marine Pty Ltd,
tel: (07) 5526 3945. Website:


Stacer 640 All-Rounder

Stacer has released its latest offering for the serious fisho, the 640 All-Rounder.

Built with thick-pressed plate 5mm bottom sides and 3mm topsides, the 640 All-Rounder is designed for all-round access, while still having the benefit of a protected cabin.

The 640 All-Rounder comes with Stacer’s EVO hull and Mod Pod transom for added buoyancy and stability as well as a rocket launcher fitted across the bimini, Mod Pod bracket, rear ladder, anchor bowroller, bimini and 160-litre underfloor fuel tank, compass and marine radio.

Packaged ready to go with a 140hp Mariner outboard, a 6.5m Stacer tandem trailer and a three-year, factory-backed warranty on all components, the 640 All-Rounder is priced from $52,630.

Enquiries: Stacer, tel: (07) 5585 9898.


Perry 57

Perry Catamarans has announced the release of the Perry 57.

According to designer Bryan Perry, the 57 is a development of the Perry 43 and is designed for those “who wanted something bigger along the same lines.”

Onboard accommodation consists of two large suites featuring queen-size island beds and an aft cabin with a queen-size bed. There are two ensuites and a large main bathroom with separate shower.

The well-appointed galley is adjacent to the main entertainment area, and for those wishing to cruise for extended periods, there is a laundry complete with washing machine and dryer.

Outside the main saloon is a large, sheltered cockpit, ideal for outdoor entertaining and a landing platform with access to the dock or tender. Other features include a dual helm station and a crew cabin.

The Perry 57 offers luxury, spaciousness and the benefits that come with a multi-hull design. It is priced from $1.65 million (plus GST).

Enquiries: Perry Catamarans, tel: (07) 5561 7988.

Haines Hunter 520 Breeze

Haines Hunter has released the latest addition to its Breeze range, the 520 Breeze.

Modelled on the V17 Legend, the 520 Breeze is an ideal entry-level family boat, says Haines Hunter.

It features a curved windscreen with walk-through centre providing access to the anchor locker and bow, swivel bucket seats on pedestals, removable quarter seats and plenty of storage under the floor, in the cockpit, side pockets and bow.

The 520 Breeze has a deadrise of 21 degrees and is rated for 115hp. It comes with five-year warranty and is priced from $26,000.

Enquiries: Haines Hunter, tel: (07) 3287 4088.

Glastron Sport Cruiser

The first Glastron GS269 has arrived in Australia and is in stock at Webbe Marine.

Featuring contemporary lines, this latest offering from Glastron measures 8.2m in overall length and has a beam of 2.59m.

The open outdoor cockpit has a helm station, surrounded by a generous sunbaking or entertaining area. Down below, the GS269 Sport Cruiser houses a well-appointed galley with microwave, refrigerator, electric stove, sink and pressurised hot/cold water system.

The main cabin has vee bunks with infill cushions, dining table and courtesy lights. A marine toilet is also included in the standard fit-out.

Creature comforts such as a sound system, cockpit sun lounge, ice chest and bimini make for a relaxing day out on the water. The Glastron GS269 is powered by a single V-8 MerCruiser sterndrive engine and has a 273-litre fuel tank.

Enquiries: Webbe Marine, tel: (02) 9521 7944.