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Sea Ray 250 Select EX

The sleek and sporty 250 Select EX is the latest luxury boat from Sea Ray.

In the cockpit are bucket seats with flip-up, thigh-rise bolsters and passengers can relax on the bow-rider lounges or on the L-shaped padded cockpit bench.

The wet bar has a stainless steel sink and a 12V refrigerator as an option. A lockable head compartment houses a fibreglass porta-potty, and the standard swim platform has a concealed stainless steel ladder with grab handles.

At the helm is a control station, complete with SmartCraft instruments, aircraft-style illuminated toggle switches and an optional Navman GPS and chartplotter. Entertainment comes via the standard 12V Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo, with MP3 port, amplifier, subwoofer and six speakers.

The 250 Select EX is powered by a 300hp 350 Magnum MPI Bravo I sterndrive.

Enquiries: Michael Ross, Sea Ray Australia, tel: (03) 9791 5822.


Mainship 43 Trawler

Mainship’s new 43 Trawler was developed with input from both customers and dealers. Utilising the same hull as the 43 Aft Cabin Trawler, the 43 has a bigger saloon framed in cherry wood, an Ultraleather sofa with under-cushion storage and a solid cherry dining table with leaf extension.

A 22-inch flat panel TV and Bose 3-2-1 stereo system, with CD and DVD player, are standard entertainment features. To starboard is a lower station with full engine instrumentation, pilot’s wheel and a deluxe captain’s chair.

The galley is situated forward in the saloon and is fully-equipped with a microwave, Corian countertops, electric three-burner range oven, oversized double sink, two freezer pull-out drawers and two refrigerator pull-out drawers.

The master stateroom has a queen-size island berth with under-berth storage drawers, an Ultraleather cushioned seating area and a cedar-lined double closet with drawers.

Entry to the head is via the stateroom or companionway and it has a linen locker, shower and bath. Opposite the head is a guest stateroom with sofa that can double as an office or study with built-in desk.

The 43 Trawler has a 3145-litre fuel capacity and power options ranging from 370 up to 540hp twin diesels.

The flybridge has a fully instrumented helm with an L-shaped settee for six adults. The 43 is the first Mainship to offer a non-flybridge version as an option for those who want to run the boat from below.

Enquiries: Mainship Australia, tel: 1800 062 433.


Jeanneau 755

The Jeanneau 755 made its Australian debut at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show. Borrowing design elements from traditional runabouts, the Jeanneau 755 is an open sport boat with a burgundy hull offset by cream coloured decks and cushions.

At the helm, the passenger pedestal seats swivel around to face the bench seat, while a removable mahogany cocktail table mounts in the centre of the cockpit. The helm is reminiscent of a classic sports car dashboard, with chrome-rimmed gauges.

The Jeanneau 755 features a bimini top that can fold away behind the bench seat. Powered by either petrol or diesel engines, the Jeanneau is designed for cruising, lounging and water sports.

Enquiries: Euroyachts, tel: 1800 989 888.


Kevlacat 7.2

Kevlacat Power Boats Australia has re-introduced its 7.2m model with twin Suzuki 175hp four-stroke outboards.

The new 7.2m model features the same hull design, but is now available with several cruising options, including a removable rear lounge, double berth and an electric marine toilet treatment system.

There has also been an upgrade of the bowrail and rocket launcher, while floor material is made from modern composite materials.

Enquiries: Kevlacat, tel: (07) 5493 3799.


Cranchi Atlantique 40

The classically Italian-styled Cranchi Atlantique 40 is powered by a pair of Volvo Penta D6 diesels, each producing 370hp. One of the main features of the new flybridge cruiser, according to the manufacturers, is its relatively quiet cockpit, with a claimed noise level of just 72db when underway.

Capable of 30-knots, the Atlantique 40 has a cruising range of 12 hours at 22 knots. Inside, the Italian styling is evident throughout, with high-gloss timber and soft blonde leather furnishings.

While new to Australia, the Cranchi range is well known in Europe and the US and has a reputation for style and performance.

Enquiries: Fabio Grassia, Luxury Boat Sales, tel: 0418 279 558.