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Princess V70

The new Princess V70 is the largest addition to the Princess V Class Sports Range.

Making its debut at the Sydney International Boat Show, the Princess V70 measures 71ft in length and has a cruising speed of between 37 to 40 knots.

It features twin sun beds on the aft deck and an open air cockpit and dining area with wet bar and electric barbeque.

Triple glass doors lead to a deck saloon and a carbon hard top covers the saloon and four-seat helm station.

Below deck there is enough room to accommodate eight people, including a crew cabin aft and both the galley and full width owner’s cabin come complete with the latest accessories.

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


Clearwater 2100 Walkaround

Just landed in Australia is the new Clearwater 2100 Walkaround family fisher from the Whittley USA range.

The Walkaround is packed to the gunwales with fishing-friendly features, including a plumbed live bait tank, below-deck kill tanks, self-draining cockpit, four rod holders, padded coamings, 220-litre fuel capacity and spacious cabin with lockable door.

Other features include stainless bow roller, split bow rail, spacious walkaround areas and heaps of storage room. The 2100 Walkaround is rated up to 220hp, can carry up to seven people and has an RRP of around $56,500.

Options include a bimini, clears, cutting board and an extra live bait tank.

Available from JV Marine in Victoria, tel: (03) 9798 8883, or other authorised Whittley dealers.


Pershing 50

Since its debut in 2003, the Pershing 50 has become the Ferretti Group’s best selling yacht.

Characterised by a double-glazed panel built into the structure of the windshield and electrically-operated sliding carbon top, the Pershing 50 is the smallest model in the Pershing fleet to boast Arneson surface drives which, combined with twin 900hp MAN diesel engines, are capable of reaching high levels of performance, says Ferretti.

The cockpit design incorporates a large C-shaped sofa that can seat eight people, retractable table and co-pilot seats, which can be turned to a forward-facing position. Behind the pilot’s seat is a bar unit, with a chest refrigerator and retractable washbasin with swivel tap. A grill can also be installed. Below the stern sundeck is a hangar, where a tender can be stored. There is a solarium in the fore area, with a cushioned sunbed that can be reached via a broad walkway.

Below deck is a dinette with a semi-circular sofa and table with an extendable top and adjustable support. Opposite is an entertainment centre comprising a TV with a 15” LCD screen and stereo system. The galley is fully-equipped with a 115-litre refrigerator, a 60-litre freezer, extraction fan and a tableware set for six people.

The fore master cabin is furnished with a central double berth and polished cherrywood wardrobe and is served by an en suite bathroom complete with separate shower cubicle and cherrywood and glass washbasin.

Guests are accommodated in the two aft double cabins, one with twin berths and the other with a queen-size berth and the option of a third rertractable berth. There is a second bathroom with washbasin, head and shower. An independent boatman’s cabin is optional.

Enquiries: Yachting Unlimited, tel: (02) 9566 2628.

Haines Hunter 600 Classic

Following the release of its 650 Classic, Haines Hunter has unveiled its latest offering, the 600 Classic, at the recent Melbourne Boat Show.

Both boats were the result of some 18 months of research and development by Haines Hunter and Managing Director, John Haber is confident the new and improved Classic will exceed the expectations of boat buyers across the country.

“We believe this is the best value for money all-round fishing boat the market has to offer,” he said.

Standard features include large storage bins, a lockable glove box, fully moulded side pockets with rod storage, live bait tank, single and twin engine options and an automatic bilge pump. The 600 boasts new bottom and top deck designs to maximise space as well as a fully retractable lounge and stainless steel rod holders.

The 600 Classic is priced from $62,000 and comes with Haines Hunter’s new 7-year warranty.

Enquiries: tel: 1300 424 637. Website:


Monterey Boats

Squadron Boats Sales chose the Sydney International Boat show as the venue for the Australian launch of Monterey Boats.

The Monterey range comprises 24 models, starting with the Montura bowriders and sports boats, the Explorer series deck boats and the performance Supersport collection, including the 298 SS. The sports cruiser line-up begins with the 250 CR Sport Cruiser and includes seven models ranging up to the 350 Sport Yacht.

Enquiries: Squadron Boat Sales, tel: (07) 5514 2000.


Sea Ray 515 Sundancer

This year’s Sanctuary Cove Boat show was the venue for Sea Ray’s latest release, the 515 Sundancer.

Powered by twin Cummins MerCruiser QSC 8.3-litre, 483hp diesel engines featuring the new Quantum Fuel System, this sports yacht boasts hardwood cabinetry with cherry-wood finishes in the saloon and an entertainment centre housing a 23” LCD flatscreen TV and DVD player. Extra features include a Clarion XMD3 Sirius satellite-ready stereo, CD changer and amplifier/speaker system.

Inside the well-appointed galley is a two-burner stove, microwave/convection oven and an upright refrigerator/freezer. The forward stateroom has a full-size bed with innerspring mattress, a 17” LCD flatscreen TV/DVD combo unit and access to a separate head to port and shower to starboard. The midship stateroom has twin beds and slide system to convert to a queen-size bed when required. Guests also enjoy their own private head and shower with seat.

The bridge cockpit is semi-enclosed via integrated windshield and fibreglass hardtop with two large opening sunroof hatches, a pivoting double helm seat, a to-port L-shaped bench and back rest and access to the control station for both the master and navigator.

Control functions include Sea Ray’s SmartCraft System View and diagnostics, Raymarine RayNav 300 GPS with interface for system maintenance records, VHF radio and a digital LCD all-systems monitor panel. The aft open cockpit areas have large U-shaped seating and wet bar with Corain counter-top to port.

A range of options, from engine upgrades to a new Raymarine radar/ chart plotting system, plus air conditioning enables the 515 Sundancer to be refined to suit any seafarer.

NSW – Andrew Short Marine, tel: (02) 9524 2699
QLD – Sea Ray, tel: (07) 5591 7032
WA – Challenge Marine, tel: (08) 9240 8060


White Cap 24

White Cap Marine has launched its new 24-footer.

Designed to cater for the fishing fraternity and the cruising family, it has many similarities to the company’s first release; the White Cap 40.

Featuring a 2.48m beam, the White Cap 24 is made from hand-laid tri-axial fibreglass and comes with a power choice of a MerCruiser sterndrive, or single or twin 4-stroke outboards.

Down below is a double V-berth and a well-equipped galley with a gas burner. Other features include a sink, live bait tank and ample storage compartments.

The White Cap 24 is priced from $76,000.
Enquiries: White Cap Marine, tel: (02) 9567 9065.

Chris-Craft’s Roamer

The US-built Chris-Craft range is now imported and distributed in Australia by the Chapman Marine Group.

According to Chapman Marine, one model sure to attract interest is the Roamer 40.

The Roamer 40 carries 1514-litres of fuel and offers a 355nm cruising range at 29 knots with dual Volvo Penta 480hp shaft-drive diesels running at 2500rpm.

Features include an entertainment centre with wet bar and stowage, oversized windows, integrated electronics, pressurised water system, 316 stainless steel through-hull fittings, a stainless steel windscreen frame and integrated swim platforms with concealed ladder.

Down below is a spacious saloon with the master stateroom forward and another cabin midships offering two single berths.

The Roamer 40 is priced from $750,000 to $790,000, depending on engine choice.
Enquiries: Chapman Marine Group, tel: (02) 9326 2867.

CruiseCraft Explorer 575

Following the launch of the Explorer 625, CruiseCraft has announced the release of its re-designed Explorer 575.

Boasting the same offshore credentials as its bigger brother, the Explorer 575 has a completely re-designed deck and new standard features, such as a new walk-through transom door and a stainless-steel boarding ladder that is recessed into the rear boarding platform.

The cabin has ample storage space to accommodate fishing and safety gear and there are full-length side storage bins set back into the coamings on both sides. An optional rear seat folds back into the transom when not in use.

Other features include a deep-V hull, 20 degree deadrise, reverse chines, waterproof switch panel, grab rail, curved windscreen and a stainless steel split bow rail.

The 575 measures 5.71m in length, has a beam of 2.37m and is rated to a maximum of 150hp. Fitted with the recommended 130hp on a tandem trailer, the Explorer 575 weights in at 1740kg and can be towed behind most large family passenger vehicles, says Cruisecraft.

Enquiries: CruiseCraft Boats, tel: (07) 3390 4877.

Carver 33 Super Sport

From a leading manufacturer in luxury motor yachts comes the new Carver 33 Super Sport.

The 33 Super Sport boasts generous interior and exterior space, including a comfortable lounge for four stationed just forward of the helm seats. An integrated staircase leads to the large cockpit and the full-beam saloon is finished in cherrywood.

There is a fully-equipped galley and the master stateroom also features a cherrywood interior and en suite bathroom.

The 33 Sports package includes rod holders, live bait well, rocket launchers and is game chair/out rigger-ready. It is priced at $385,000.

Enquiries: Pathfinder Marine
NSW, tel: (02) 9948 5911.
QLD (07) 5577 5750.