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Ocean Alexander 64

The first Ocean Alexander 64 Pilothouse has hit Australian waters. Imported by Ocean Alexander Motor Yacht Sales Australia, it is designed by Ed Monk Jr and features a raised pilothouse as well as flybridge controls.

There is also a spacious saloon, fully-equipped galley and wide walkaround decks. Accommodation includes a midships master stateroom with ensuite, double guest cabin, and a third cabin for crew or kids.

Ocean Alexander Motor Yacht Sales Australia recently purchased a new office at the Rivergate Marina complex on the Brisbane River, where it will carry out all its after sales service for new boat purchasers.

Enquiries: Ocean Alexander Motor Yacht Sales Australia. Contact: Darren Berry, tel: 0417 006 009. Website:


Whittley Clearwater 1900

Whittley Cruisers has added the 1900 model to its rapidly expanding Clearwater range. Designed as a purpose-built sports fishing boat, it offers enough room for up to six people.

Built in Australia, the 1900 has a large cockpit area, with a removable rear lounge and a live bait tank and large under-floor kill tank. “Although the boat is set up for serious fishing, it also has a roomy cuddy cabin, with a comfortable V-berth for a snooze when the fish go off the bite,” said Whittley co-owner and managing director, Neville Whittley.

Standard power is a 150hp Mercury outboard and there is a Euro-style dashboard, with plenty of room for GPS, depth sounders, fish finders and more. Measuring 5.5m overall, the 1900 also features a walk-through deck and windscreen access, a large bowsprit and lazy anchor system.

Enquiries: Whittley Cruisers, tel: (03) 9358 9600.


Sea Ray 38 Sundancer

The latest addition to Sea Ray’s Sport Yacht line-up offers all the luxuries you would expect from Sea Ray. The 38 Sundancer measures 11.89 metres overall, with a beam of 3.81m and features a central transom walk-through.

At the helm is a European-style swivel bucket seat, with a flip-up thigh-rise bolster, cushioned armrest and a heavy-duty pedestal with slide, swivel and pneumatic vertical adjustments. The captain also has digital remote control of the 12V AM/FM single CD player with six-disc CD changer and eight speakers.

The aft cockpit comes equipped with a wrap-around lounge, wet bar with Corian benchtops, sink and cooler storage. A large extended swim platform, with stainless steel swim ladder, provides easy access to the water. Other entertainment comes via a standard LCD drop-down, 20-inch flatscreen TV, with DVD in the saloon.

The 38 sleeps up to six people and the forward master stateroom comes with a full-size island-style berth, complete with innerspring mattress and a 17-inch flatscreen TV, with DVD.

Both the mid-stateroom and saloon feature seating areas that convert to comfortable sleeping berths. The toilet and sink are located on one side of the entry to the master stateroom, while the shower room is on the other.

Standard power is a pair of 370hp MerCruiser 8.1S Horizon petrol inboards with V-drives, with an electrically-actuated engine hatch that lifts the entire aft cockpit to provide easy service access.

The 38 comes complete with standard SmartCraft instrumentation, with optional navigational equipment from Northstar, Raymarine, and Sea Ray Navigator II also available.

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


First 50

Beneteau’s new First 50 sports cruiser is set to hit Australian shores in March, 2007. With the First 50, Beneteau has set out to design a craft in the tradition of a mega yacht, incorporating a sleek hull shape with modern appendices, such as a torpedo keel bulb and a carbon mast.

The cockpit has a double helm position and genoa winches within easy reach and all control lines lead to the coachroof winches.

Numerous flush deck hatches and openings ensure the interior is bright and the owner’s cabin has a private shower and head compartment as well as two generously-sized aft cabins.

Enquiries: Beneteau Vicsail, tel: (02) 9327 2088.
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Quintrex inflatable aluminium

Quintrex has released its first inflatable boat range – Quintrex RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats). Created in partnership with Zodiac, the Quintrex range of RIBs is available in three sizes; 2.6m (260), 3.1m (310) and 3.46m (340).

The smallest of the range, the 260, can carry up to three people and can handle up to 8hp. The 310 can carry up to four people and is rated for a maximum of 20hp, while the 340 can hold up to five and is rated for a maximum of 25hp.

All models can be transported on top of a car or caravan and come standard with a bench seat, one set of oars, non-slip flooring, a foot pump and repair kit.

Prices start at $3209 (excluding dealer delivery charges) and include a 5-year warranty on tube seams and hull weld and a 1-year warranty on all ancillary parts.

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


Powercat 46

The Powercat 46, Lightwave Yachts’ new flag­ship, builds on the Powercat 40 released in 2004. Roger Overell, Managing Director of Lightwave Yachts, said the company is planning to increase the range to four models.

The new generation Powercat makes use of the space benefits associated with a multihull, such as a large master stateroom with island-style bed and walk-in robe, guest cabin with ensuite and a third double cabin.

The spacious galley allows the chef to interact with guests in the saloon and cockpit areas whilst preparing food. The Lightwave Powercat 46 has a stepped flybridge design and is fitted with a pair of 160hp Volvo diesel engines with shaft drives.

A range of options is available, including a full flybridge design if desired, plus various internal layouts.

Enquiries: Lightwave Yachts, tel: (07) 5556 0030.



Formula 370 Super Sport

The 370 Super Sport sits between Formula’s 330 Sun Sport and 400 Super Sport in the model range. The 370SS, a previous winner of the Powerboat Award for Product Excellence, measures 11.73 metres overall, with a beam of 3.28m and a fuel capacity of 901 litres.

Onboard features include an integrated swim platform with concealed swim ladder, transom shower, individual reading lights throughout, an aft cabin stateroom with a queen-size bed, reverse cycle air-conditioning, a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo system with 10-disc change station and a fully-equipped galley, with a 120V/12V refrigerator/freezer and microwave.

Inside the cockpit is a Raymarine ST-60 digital depth display, illuminated waterproof accessory rocker switches, dash locker, an iPod/MP3 port, 12 stainless steel drink holders and much more.

Australasian importer and distributor, Macarthur Marine, is located in Camden, NSW.

Enquiries: Macarthur Marine, tel: (02) 4655 7793.


MasterCraft MariStar 215

MasterCraft’s MariStar 215 is designed to cater for a wide range of on-water activities. Measuring 6.54 metres, it offers 3.86 cubic metres of under-seat and sun deck storage.

There is also wraparound seating for up to 14 people and an oversized boarding platform. Other creature comforts include snap-in carpet, 10 cup holders, a walk-through wind enclosure, JL audio speakers driven by a Clarion head unit and a removable Igloo cooler.

At the helm are MasterCraft’s X-Pod-inspired modular dash display and billet cockpit appointments, a standard MasterView bolster seat, aircraft-style top lit switches, CAN-driven (Control Area Network) white-faced gauges and digital throttle control (DTC), with enhanced MasterCraft Cruise.

Power is provided by a multi-port RTP-1 310hp GM Vortec engine.
Enquiries: MasterCraft Boats, tel; (07) 3375 9966.


Jeanneau Prestige 36

The Jeanneau Prestige made its debut at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Featuring two helm stations, it offers panoramic interior and exterior visibility.

The 2006 version features a large extended swim platform, while wide moulded teak steps provide easy access to the upper deck. On the technical side, the big cockpit locker hatch covers are mounted on double gas shocks for easy and safe access.

Enquiries: Euroyachts, tel: 1800 989 888.