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Haines Hunter 650

Haines Hunter says the release of its new 650 Horizon was driven by market research.
According to Haines Hunter, customers wanted a roomy cruiser that has everything needed for a weekend away.

Standard features include carpeted floors, adjustable driver’s seat, a removable table, and an L-shaped lounge that converts to a day bed. The 650 Horizon has a hull measuring 6.75 metres, twin 90-litre storage areas, a rear 60-litre cold storage or bait tank and 220-litres of storage under the rear lounge.

Creature comforts include a toilet, wash basin, vanity, sink, stove and enough room to sleep up to five adults. Available in single- or twin-engine configuration, it is rated up to 230hp for both two- and four-stroke engines. Stern drive is also available as an option.

Packages start from $72,000.
Enquiries: Haines Hunter, tel: 1300 424 637.


Mustang 2250 Bluewater

Following the release of its 2000 Bluewater model, Mustang has announced the launch of the 2250 Bluewater.

It has a deep freeboard, self-draining, non-skid cockpit and standard features, such as a split bow rail, sliding, lockable cabin door, walkaround deck, 190-litre kill tank, 300-litre fuel tank, folding three-quarter rear lounge, transom boot, boarding platform and recessed telescopic ladder.

The 2250 Bluewater can sleep up to three adults.

Enquiries: Mustang Pleasure Boats, tel: (07) 5510 8888.


Quicksilver Inflatables

The Quicksilver Inflatable boat range continues to expand, with the addition of two new Ocean Runner RIB models.

According to Quicksilver Inflatable Boats national sales manager, Noula Evagelesis, Quicksilver RIBs are designed to take the weight of a four-stroke outboard, specifically the 15hp Mercury or Mariner units.

All Quicksilver models come with the patented Quick Lift feature, designed to give additional lift and buoyancy in the transom area.

Features include a new design with reflective tape for better visibility, three eye-bolts and two v-bolts on the outside of the transom, double-action hand pump with air-pressure gauge, repair kit, convenient paddle securing clamps and non-skid decks.

They are available in a choice of two different long-life fabrics: Hypalon XD, which has a five-year limited warranty, or Duratex HD, with a three-year limited fabric warranty.

Enquiries: Quicksilver Boats, tel: 1800 114 900.

585 Streaker

Streaker has released its new 585 SportsCruiser. Based on the 585 series hull design, the new 585 SportsCruiser has a 145-litre fuel tank and is rated to carry a maximum of 175hp.

Streaker has implemented a new design approach to the SportsCruiser cabin layout, with larger, tinted windows and an extended stainless steel bow rail.

There is also more cockpit space than the previous 585 model, a forward hatch to provide cabin access to the bow sprit, a Porta Potti and V-berth cushions that convert to a bed.

At the helm, a plotter/sounder combo unit is fitted in a raised dash module and there is a CD stereo system, compass and switch panel.

Other features include a folding rear lounge with cup holders and cockpit table, stove, recessed storage pockets, sink, rear swimming platform, boarding ladder and a transom-mounted hand shower.

Enquiries: Streaker Boats, tel: (03) 9729 8288.


Stacer SVS Package

Stacer has introduced three new SVS (Stacer, Value, Sports) Ready 2 Go runabout packages comprising the 460 Sun Master SVS, 480 Bay Master SVS and 525 Sea Master SVS.

The packages include a Mariner outboard, canopy, safety equipment, Stacer Centreline Braked Trailer and boat and trailer registrations. Customers are also given the option of adding extras such as a sounder, marine radio, rear ladder and compass.

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


Azimut 62S

Azimut’s 68S, seen at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show, now has a smaller stablemate, the 62S. With a similar profile to the 68S and 86S, Azimut’s 62S measures 62ft in length and has a beam of 16ft.

The distinctive burgundy hull has six square windows on both sides that allow natural light to pass through the master suite. The 62S features an ample lounge on the main deck and a dinette on the lower deck. The port side of the deck saloon has a dining room and two L-shaped seating areas, which can accommodate 6-8 adults. A retractable plasma TV is optional.

The helm station is to port and has room for two, including an electronically adjustable leather helmsman’s seat. On the lower deck, sliding panels may be used to separate the galley from the dinette to port. The galley is equipped with a large steel worktop, wall cabinets, a built-in fridge, microwave and four-element electric hob. The floor is paved in wengé.

From here, both staterooms can be accessed. The VIP stateroom is located forward, with the master suite at a slightly lower level abaft. The VIP cabin has a queen-sized bed that can be separated to create two single beds. The master cabin, located two steps down from the dinette, has a small seating area to starboard, two armchairs, a coffee table and a bed located to port. The bathroom is also aft and isolates the master suite from the engine room.

Both bathrooms have wooden floors, Venetian blinds and suspended crystal wash basins. The master bathroom features internal seating in the shower that can also be fitted with a hydromassage sprinkler.

The 62S is powered by two 1015hp CAT C18 engines that, according to Azimut, deliver more than 36 knots.

Enquiries: Atlantic Motor Yachts, tel: (02) 8569 0700. Website:

Quintrex 540 Freedom Sport

The AMIF 2005 Australian Dayboat of the Year, the Quintrex 540 Freedom Sport, is an ideal choice for first-time boating families, according to Quintrex.

It has 60 litres of underfloor storage in the rear and enough storage in the bow for everything from towels to fishing gear. Options such as convertible bow section (converts to a front casting platform), berley bucket, ski hook and a choice of a two-tone coloured hull allows owners to customise the boat to suit their needs.

Quintrex’s multi-function moulded side panels are standard fitment in the 540 Freedom Sport and include side storage mouldings for boating essentials, two built-in drink holders, horizontal rod brackets and an allocated area for stereo speakers.

Other standard features include Quintrex’s Millennium Hull, Flared Bow and Maxi 2 Transom.

The 5.62m 540 Freedom Sport has 3mm topsides, 4mm bottomsides, a beam of 2.4m and can accommodate up to 6 adults plus gear and tackle.

It is available as an instant boating package, with a 90hp Mercury/Mariner two-stroke engine for $33,550.

Enquiries: Quintrex, tel: (07) 5585 9898. Website:

Warwick 150 Motoryacht

Warwick Yacht Design has released its new 46-metre motor yacht.

Powered by a pair of MTU 16V 4000 engines producing a total of 3647hp, the Warwick 150 features four guest cabins with ensuites and three crew cabins forward, complete with crew galley and saloon, laundry and access to the foredeck.

The flybridge has partial suncover with an outdoor jacuzzi, bars and deck chairs aft. The upper deck has a sky lounge opening aft onto an outdoor deck and forward helm station, with adjacent captain’s suite. Dual staircases provide internal access for crew and guests.

Enquiries: Warwick Yacht Design, New Zealand,
tel: (64 9) 4109620. Website:

Princess V48

The Princess V48 is set to make its Australian debut in November. With two seating areas, a wet bar, optional electric barbecue and sun bed, Princess Yachts claim the V48 delivers total indulgence to the boating enthusiast.

It also has timber floors, a saloon sofa that converts to a double bed and a galley with stainless steel appointments.

Opening portholes and a circular deck hatch, complete with fly screen, allow fresh air to flow through the interior and for the hotter days there is an optional cockpit hard top.

The V48 has a maximum speed of 31-35 knots and is priced at $1,142,000.

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