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Bayliner 325

Bayliner launched its latest flagship 325 Cruiser at the recent Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

The 325 features an open design and comes standard with twin 5.7-litre MerCruiser engines, with the option to increase power with twin 496cu in big block engines.

Other optional extras include a gas or diesel generator and a 16,000 BTU air conditioning and reverse cycle heating system.

Enquiries: Berowra Waters Marina
T el: (02) 9456 2866.


Boston Whaler 235 Conquest

The 235 Conquest is the latest addition to Boston Whaler’s cabin boat series.

With a beam of 2.58 metres and an overall length of 7.47 metres, the 235 Conquest features a livewell in the port side of the transom, while the starboard area is open with access to the boarding platform and stern seats to accommodate up to two adults. When not in use, the seats can be folded flush to the motor well to create a 42-square foot cockpit area.

The 235 Conquest is powered by 225hp Mercury OptiMax outboards and has a 462-litre fuel capacity.

Other features include a wide, recessed bow walk-around flanked by a stainless steel rail, bow anchor locker, helm and companion pedestal seats, port and starboard side storage bins and drink holders and enough room on the dash to accommodate up to two displays and a VHF radio.

The Boston Whaler 235 Conquest is built using Unibond foam-filled construction and is covered by a transferable 10-year limited hull warranty.

Enquiries: Mercury Marine, tel: 1800 114 600

Haines Hunter ProStrike

Haines Hunter has released its new feature-packed 490 ProStrike.

The team at Haines Hunter worked in conjunction with Shimano to create a boat for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

The 490 ProStrike measures 4.9 metres in length and is rated to carry 150hp.

Standard features include, a side console with bow and stern casting platforms, water and airtight compartments and 15ft rod lockers. See our exclusive review of this ground-breaking release in this issue.

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


Meridian 341

Sanctuary Cove was also the venue of choice for Meridian to launch its all-new 341.

The new 341 comes complete with a host of features, including LED lighting surrounding the cockpit and recessed lighting in the overhang above. To the port side there is seating for up to six adults and a wrap-around lounge at the rear of the overhang.

The saloon has an open floor plan with CD and DVD players, leather seating and a 20-inch flat screen TV.

The master stateroom features a full-sized island berth and two cedar-lined hanging lockers. The guest stateroom can be configured as two twin beds or a double bed with the addition of a padded insert.

There are two power options to choose from (twin 6.2 MerCruiser petrol engines or twin 250 Cummins/MerCruiser diesels) and it comes with Meridian’s DOC (Docking on Command) system as well as a 10-year hull and deck warranty.

Enquiries: Berowra Waters Marina, tel: (02) 9456 2866.


Jeanneau Sun Fast 35

Although it shares the same hull, deck and interior as the Sun Odyssey, Jeanneau’s Sun Fast 35 has a taller rig, deeper keel and additional sail controls.

Available in either 2 or 3 cabin configurations, the Sun Fast 35 has a teak interior with large storage areas, Harken deck gear and a sliding nav table that opens up to create more room in the saloon.

The ‘racing sail’ Sun Fast 35 comes with a Kevlar mainsail, genoa, solent, intermediate jib, two spinnakers, sail cover, Raymarine electronics pack, GPS chartplotter and tri-data ST60.

The ‘racing’ pack has a double groove forestay, additional spinnaker halyard and carbon spinnaker pole.

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


565 Coral Runner

With the colder months now upon us, Stacer’s 565 Coral Runner offers protection from the elements.

The 565 Coral Runner has Stacer’s EVO hull and Mod Pod transom and is manufactured using 4mm bottom sheet and 3mm top sides.

Measuring 5.9 metres overall and 2.4 metres across the beam, there is enough room for six people, and it is rated to a maximum of 140hp. The 565 is packaged ‘Ready 2 Go’ with a 115hp Mariner two-stroke outboard, Stacer tandem loader braked trailer, and features such as a bimini and front clears, cabin cushions, compass, Eagle Fish 2 Sounder, GX294 marine radio, rear ladder, relax anchor bow roller, safety equipment and boat and trailer registrations.

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

Portofino 53

Visitors to the Sunseeker stand at this year’s Sanctuary Cove Boat Show were able to view the new Portofino 53.

The Portofino 53 combines wide cruising potential with top speeds of up to 34 knots and a range of up to 300 miles.

With a choice of either open or closed cockpits, it comes with a large bathing platform, ladder, foredeck sunlounger, a well-equipped galley with an electric hob and microwave, plus audio/visual equipment, including a large flatscreen TV and DVD.

The master stateroom has its own en suite and there is an aft port guest cabin with two single Pullman berths and an en suite shower room.

Enquiries: Sunseeker, tel: (07) 5538 3644.

Quicksilver additions

Quicksilver Inflatable Boats has introduced four new Hypalon XD and 2 new Duratex HD models to its range.

Hypalon XD is a premium quality fabric which, according to the manufacturer, is resistant to abrasions, hydrocarbons, fire, ultra-violet light and fading, whilst the Duratex HD is a special grade of tightly woven, heavy duty long-life fabric with resistance to cuts, abrasions, and regular wear and tear.

Quicksilver boats come standard with stainless steel towing eyes, lifting handles, a heavy duty PVC coated transom, elastic oar retaining straps, one-way drain valve with plug, high velocity air pump, a repair kit in a waterproof container and a carry bag.

The Duratex HD models come standard with a 3-year limited warranty and the Hypalon XD boats carry a 5-year warranty.

Enquiries: Mercury Marine,
tel: 1800 114 900. Website:

Cruise Craft Executive Range

Cruise Craft boats has announced the release of its new range of family cruisers, due to be unveiled progressively throughout 2005.

The 7m Executive is the first of the three-model line-up launched at this year’s Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.

It will be followed by the release of the Executive 620 at the Sydney Boat Show and the Executive 570 at the Brisbane Boat Show.

The 7m model will be available as a sterndrive, the 620 in sterndrive or outboard configurations and the 570 as an outboard only.

The top-of-the-line Executive 7m comes fully-equipped with shower, toilet, galley, hot and cold water system and on board sleeping accommodation.

Enquiries: Cruise Craft, tel: (07) 3390 4877.