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Luhrs 36 Convertible

The Luhrs 36 Convertible is designed as a dual-purpose sportfishing and cruising power yacht.

It has a LOA of 11.86m and a beam of 4.22m, with standard power coming via twin Volva D6 370hp diesels and an option of 2 x 480hp Yanmar diesels.

The cockpit has tackle and storage drawers, a plumbed livewell, sink, rod holders and fresh and raw water wash-down outlets. A transom fishbox and gold anodised rocket launchers come standard, along with a composite hardtop with mounting pads for radar and antennas.

Inside the saloon is more storage space for rods and tools and the galley houses a two-burner cooktop, microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator/freezer. It also boasts Corian countertops and cherry wood cabinets.

The master stateroom has an innerspring mattress, with two cedar-lined hanging lockers and three drawers beneath the berth. The second stateroom features upper and lower berths that convert into a sofa and includes a hanging locker and rod storage. The head has a separate stall shower and storage.

Enquiries: BlueWater Power Yachts, tel: (02) 9986 0377.


Quicksilver 5350 Bowrider Deluxe

Quicksilver has released its multi-purpose family bowrider – the 5350 Bowrider Deluxe.

With enough space to accommodate six people, standard features include a sports console and steering wheel, fully carpeted floor, underfloor floatation, upholstered seats and four rod holders.

Made from lightweight aluminium for easy towing, the 5350 Bowrider Deluxe can be packaged with either a Mercury or Mariner 90hp outboard, but is rated up to 115hp.

For owners who like to customise their boat, there is also a range of upholstery colour combinations and exterior paint options.

And for those who like to drop a line, the bow lounge section can be easily removed to become a casting platform.

Quicksilver Aluminium Boats offers a 2-year limited warranty, with optional extras such as live bait tank, bimini, transom ladder, trailer and bow covers also available.

Enquiries: Quicksilver Aluminium Boats, tel: 1800 114 800.


Streaker 458 Tournament

Melbourne-based Streaker Boats has released a new side console fibreglass boat ­– the 458 Tournament. Based on the 458 Series hull, the 458 Tournament Console offers anglers “the added space benefits of a side console layout,” according to Streaker co-director, Leon Savage.

With a hull length of 4.58m, a beam of 2.11m and a 17-degree deadrise, it is rated to a maximum of 90hp. Up front is a raised casting platform with swivel seat and a Minn Kota electric trolling motor is standard.

Under the casting platform is a fully-plumbed live bait well and in-built tackle storage. The console houses a Lowrance sounder, GME 27MHz radio, Yamaha digital instruments, waterproof switches and glove box plus drink holders.

There is a 2.1-metre lockable rod storage compartment on the port side, a fibreglass removable bait board mounted on the transom, stainless steel rod holders and pop-up cleats.

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



Stacer’s new range

For the first time in six years, Stacer’s range of aluminium boats has undergone a complete overhaul.

All Stacer models from 4.5m and larger now feature the EVO Series II hull. According to Stacer’s National Sales and Marketing Manager, Damien Duncan, “these models now offer even greater stability, quicker planing, level flotation capabilities (excluding SVS models) and a spray deflector to push spray away from the boat at an early stage.”

The new Stacer Mod Pod models (4.5m and larger) also boast a new look, with greater boarding area on the duck board. Other advancements across the range include larger anchor wells, new ladders, deck lights as standard, splash decks, a new dash design, bigger fuel tanks, new interior upholstery and more storage space options.

All 619 and larger models have been redesigned as plate boats, with thicker 4mm side sheets and 5mm bottom sheets. At the smaller end of the scale, the open boat range now features glove boxes and drink holders.

The boats come packaged ‘Ready 2 Go’ with a Mariner outboard, Stacer trailer, bimini and envelope, registrations and a 3-year, factory-backed warranty.

Enquiries: Stacer.


Haines Hunter 600R

Haines Hunter unveiled its latest offering at the recent Melbourne Boat Show. Based on Haines Hunter’s V19R model, the new 600R is the result of 12 months of research and development and customer feedback.

While similar to its predecessor, the 600R offers a softer, drier ride, more cockpit space and sleek, modern lines, according to Haines Hunter. Onboard features include a curved glass windscreen, stainless steel fittings, heavy duty stainless steel bow rails, live bait tank, in-built rear lounge and a large dash area to accommodate a big choice of electronics.

Owners have the option of equipping it with either single or twin engines. A side door is another option. The 600R is covered by Haines Hunter’s seven-year structural warranty.

Enquiries: Haines Hunter, tel 1300 424 637.


Wellcraft 360 Coastal

Sydney’s Chapman Marine Group has announced the latest addition to its range – the Wellcraft 360 Coastal.

Powered by a pair of 370hp Volvo Penta engines, the Coastal features the classic Ray Hunt hull shape and, according to Chapman Marine Group’s CEO, Mark Chapman, it offers “safe and comfortable cruising for the family.”

It is priced at $569,000.

Enquiries: Chapman Marine Group, Rose Bay and Birkenhead Point Marinas, tel: (02) 9326 2867.


Cabo 52 Express

The Cabo 52 Express is designed to cater for the serious sportsfisherman, while offering all the comforts of home for family cruising and entertaining friends. With a LOA of 15.6m and a beam of 5.4m, the Cabo 52 Express is designed to take twin 1550hp C32 Caterpillar diesels and has a claimed top speed of 40 knots.

The roomy cockpit features a 200-litre livewell, insulated fish boxes, bait freezer, prep centre with tackle storage, padded coamings, outward-opening transom door and ample storage for rods and gaffs.

The helm deck features plenty of seating and the helm console is centrally located to provide clear views. The accommodation area below deck is finished teak with a well-equipped galley, large dinette, day head and ensuite, guest cabin with bunk beds and a master stateroom with queen-size island berth.

Enquiries: John Briggs, tel: 0411 190 111.